Musician Casting Blog

Striking the Right Chord: Music Can Improve the Lives of Seniors

by Karen Weeks

January 1, 2021, 12:00 am

No matter our age, we never lose the joy and fascination that comes with listening to music. The power of music not only endures into the golden years of life, but it grows. The more we interact with music as we age, the more music can benefit our bodies and minds. Here are three ways that music can...

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All My Streams, Never Quite as They Seem...

by Carlos Silva

January 27, 2020, 12:00 am

If you’re an independent artist, the choice of the right streaming service for your music shouldn’t be taken lightly. You need to keep in mind what you’re trying to accomplish with your music before you sign up with any service. Depending on your genre, fanbase, licensing situation...

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Air Travel Tips For Musicians

by Derek Frank

October 3, 2019, 12:00 am

Ok, so you've read all the advice from the professionals here on this blog; you've honed your skills, dressed the part, nailed the audition, and (drum roll, please...) YOU GOT THE GIG! Congratulations! So, let's say that this particular gig is going to be all fly-dates on commercial airl...

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Importance of Being a Diverse Musician

by Jonathan Asperil

August 7, 2019, 12:00 am

Today I’m going to share with you why I think it’s important to be skilled in different styles of music and how you can get unexpected gigs by doing so. I’ll start with telling you a bit about myself: My name is Jonathan Asperil, I’m a Guitar Player, Piano Player, Music...

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Knowing Your Professional Value

by Cory Hunter

June 21, 2019, 12:00 am

Working as a professional musician can be amazing. Each of us uniquely shape our creative pursuits in hopes of witnessing our dreams materialize firsthand. But as you have realized by now, self employment is a big responsibility. It often gets daunting considering the ups and downs of taking new wor...

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How To Land An Endorsement Deal

by Ryan Streeter

May 30, 2019, 12:00 am

It’s cool to say you’re an artist endorsed by your favorite brands right? It makes you feel more “official” and gives you that little taste of “I made it” and credibility behind your name. I’m fortunate enough to be a part of some great smaller/major compani...

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Getting the Gig

by Nicholas Veinoglou

March 22, 2019, 12:00 am

Auditioning can sometimes be a stressful and intimidating process. You’ve put in the endless hours of work and effort into mastering your craft, and someone is about to hear a few minutes of your playing and tell you “yes” or “no”. But rest assured, there are many ways ...

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When The Crowd Sucks...

by Derek Frank

February 11, 2019, 12:00 am

For the past seven-or-so months, I've been touring with an iconic band that ruled the airwaves during the soft-rock heyday of the early 80s... I don't want to name drop, so let's just call this band "Schmair Schmupply". The love songs that these guys cranked out are still a maj...

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How to Keep the Gig

by Neara Russell

December 30, 2019, 12:00 am

Congratulations! You got the gig. You nailed the solo, made appropriate eye contact, and wore the right clothes. Time to tell your parents the good news and start shopping for the gear you can now afford. There is no greater happiness than a musician with a paycheck, and this joy is what keeps us go...

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