David Barber, the host of The Music Biz Podcasts, has been an active force in the Denver music scene for over 20 years. As a fan he listened to hundreds of local acts and eventually began asking questions like "Why does this band bring in more people than that band?" and "Why aren't people dancing to this song?" Eventually he figured some things out and began Possibility Promotion to help those bands he liked. For the past 10 years he has been actively working in the clubs and absorbing all the information he can get about the business of music. He is a past President and founding member of the Colorado Music Association. He serves on the nominating committees of several festivals/showcases and runs the popular website RockOnColorado.com
David Barber also co-produces the weekly internet radio show: Band Talk, every Wednesday at Noon (mtn time) on Indie104.com
The Music Biz
Information and advice for new and upcoming bands and other musical acts on understanding and getting the most from the music biz.
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- So, you have a new band, you've been jamming a little, have some songs worked up, you're considering playing out or recording, but you're still struggling with what to name the band. We are continually amazed by the creative names that bands come up with. There never seems to be an end to them, however, sometimes a band comes up with something that just leaves us wondering,"What were those guys thinking?"
Here's a few things to consider when naming your band:
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- What makes a good or bad band name. Hints and tips to make it easier.
Duration: 8:45 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
- At some point every musician will ask him/herself: "Why didn't anybody come to my show?"
Every situation is different but we will attempt to describe some of the most common reasons nobody shows up and what, if anything, you can do about it.
Duration: 10:58 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ
- It's really important to get your gear on or off the stage quickly