Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Before we get started, please understand that the information stated in this blog comes from personal experience. Please feel free to disagree with anything written here.
There are many guides and references out there which are all useful tools and keys to success for your endeavors into the genre of your choice.
The biggest obstacle I have found is to form a band willing to take on many of the required formalities along the journey to desired stardom. This means the proverbial "T" word TEAM.
Everyone in the band has to contribute something other than raw and, or technical talent.
Starting with the manager, which you have to have if you are going to get past the concept of "we just want to play for fun, on week-ends". There are a million bands out there doing that. I am talking about a band that wants to go all the way to getting signed by a label, and performances on large stages, radio play, & TV, etc.
The manager has to be the glue that holds the band together during the rough times. He/she has to share in the dream. And, not be in it for some sort of immediate monetary pay-off.  That's actually what a lot of "Promoters" do, and often hide behind the self-proclaimed  "Manager" title. He/she has to be knowledgeable in many aspects of the business. Uh-oh, there's the "B" word. Yes, your band is a business by the time you even think of forming a band with stardom in mind.
I have seen where one of the band members tries to be the manager. That is very honorable. But, experience shows that he is the leader of the band's performance, and not the manager.
You need a separate manager. This person will have alot to do which will require something more than moral support and cheerleading.
There are many valuable articles and tools out there for a manager, as well, as things that the band members should do to contribute to the band's ultimate success.
Depending on where you are with your endeavors, you don't neccesarily have to do things in a specific order.

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