What is the minimum required gear to be able to play paid gigs?

Everyone’s gear varies based on things like budget, personal preferences, and experience. You’ll want to own your own gear as soon as you can. Borrowing stuff from friends is cool, if they are kind enough to offer, but relying on other people for music gear can slow you down (and annoy your friends). Without going…

For my dear friend, Cheyne Halliday.

Friday May 5, 2017 It is with both the heaviest of broken hearts and the deepest of pride that I introduce this week’s Featured Artist: Cheyne Halliday (Musician, Performer, Recording Artist, Looper, dear friend, beloved son and brother, and so much more.) We lost Cheyne this week as the result of an accident he suffered in…

Opportunities teaching music lessons

Hello once again! I hope you’re all keeping busy and doing well with your music! So far I’ve been pretty focussed on how to succeed by playing gigs. I want to shift gears here and talk about another opportunity for us musicians to make a living with music. Teaching. By teaching lessons you can supplement…

The new “Featured Artists” opportunity

Share your original music, gain followers, impact the World! I’m really excited about the new “Featured Artists” feature here at TME. I’m dedicated to furthering opportunities for independent musicians such as yourself and this is just one of the services I am offering, totally for free! Every Friday morning I will be updating this page…

Find Paying Gigs Pt. 2 – Finding “non-bar” gigs!

I’ve been getting some great feedback on my “How to Find Paid Gigs” post. Thanks for reading it and for taking the time to comment. One suggestion I received via Facebook was to talk a bit about finding gigs other than bar/pub/restaurant gigs. There’s many ways to “gig for a living” so I’d like to include…

How to find paying gigs!

Heya there! People are often surprised when they find out I perform gigs to make my living. For many musicians gigs are the main source of income as the pay can be pretty decent and it’s fun. Generally speaking there’s a lot of work available if you work hard to find gigs. Once you have the gig…