Author Archives: Dave Tamkin

Olivia Fox Releases a New Video & Talks about The Importance of a Manager

Advertising  Marketing  Music

Kansas City, MO– OLIVIA FOX, a folk/pop female trio consisting of Kansas City natives Lauren Flynn, Tiffany Smith, and Aubrey Callahan, released their music video “Wood Panels & Wine” directed by Shawn Gormley.  After dropping their debut self-titled EP on … »

Up to 70% OFF Guitar Straps from Capturing Couture

Deals  Gear

  From Friday, August 18, thru Monday, August 21, take up to 70% OFF all Guitar Straps from Capturing Couture! Use code: GUITAR20 for an additional 20% OFF  Check out the roster of amazing talent that are using these unique, gorgeous and highly functional straps. Celebrity … »

Ghost of Paul Revere on Booking Their First National Tour

Touring

We were putting in the work and realized that you don’t become a rock star until you are too tired to enjoy it. Keeping our heads down and eye on the prize. That is how we did it. We always say that rule number is to have fun while you’re doing it. »

Arise 2017 Performer Spotlight : Satsang

Touring

Satsang spent the summer on tour supporting Trevor Hall and Michael Franti and this past March released their sophomore album Pyramid(s) which quickly climbed to #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #3 on the iTunes Reggae charts (the first Montana based band to accomplish either feat). … »

The Fremonts Leave Their Jobs and Hit the Road

Touring  Travel

The Fremonts took a long break from their day jobs this year and independently released a new album and booked a three month tour through the Midwest out to New York city and back. They shared with us who inspires them, how they inspire each other and what they’ve learned about taking their music careers into their own hands. »

21 Days Until ARISE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Music

With a focus on high-energy, socially-conscious performers, the ARISEMusic Festival will feature a selection of yoga and movement workshops each day, special guest presenters, interactive workshops, art installations, documentary films, Odell craft brews, a food truck village and vendors specializing in organic and natural products. »

How to Perform on The Santa Monica Pier

Lessons

  How to Perform on The Santa Monica Pier with Katie Ferrara The high foot-traffic of the Santa Monica Pier makes it one of the most sought-after locations to street artists and musicians in Los Angeles. Each day musicians, painters, dancers, … »

MasterWriter by Justin Roth

Lessons

As a songwriter myself, I’m well aware that inspiration doesn’t usually strike at the most convenient times. Finding my way back to many of my initial lyric and music ideas has destined some potential songs to be forever MIA. Enough is enough. There’s got to be a better way.
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Why I Chose Patreon – Passive Promotion

Marketing  Money

I haven’t bought a CD since 2011. If it isn’t on Spotify, to me, it doesn’t exist. Once you’ve experienced the convenience of having the entire history of recorded music in your pocket, why would you go back to… »

Taarka on Being Independent for Over 16 Years

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The way we’ve managed to be successful as an independent band is by delegating tasks. Our core band is a duo, so one of us communicates with the booking agent and advances the shows, and keeps track of the band finances on and off the road. »