Selling tickets to your shows in today's music economy is paramount. As most of you reading this probably know, it's likely that local, independent musicians make more money from ticket sales than they do from selling music in any format.
iatv Archive: November, 2011
We welcomed IAtv's first hip hop artist into the studio recently. Tha Jist (born Muyinza Kasirye) and Dark Blue (Gabe Sarango) have been collaborating since high school, and shared a few of the tactics they've used to grow a fan base while getting their College degrees.
Erin Barra is one creative woman. After catching her play at CMJ in October, we invited her to come by the studio to play a few songs and talk with us about the importance of CMJ to budding artists, the DIY Religion panel she was on at the festival, and being an Ableton artist.
Self-sufficiency is the name of the game in the new music industry, a trait perfectly exemplified by California's Army Navy.
What's a musician to do when other musicians / potential bandmates are in short supply? Learn how to use a looping pedal, of course! Such was the course taken by Chicago's Kellen & Me. He and friends from AudioTree stopped by the studio on his first east coast tour to play a few tunes and walk us through the looping process.
This year's Audio Engineering Society conference put a ton of great companies and products on display, as usual.