Musician Casting Blog

Air Travel Tips For Musicians

by Derek Frank

March 25, 2017, 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

March 12, 2017, 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

March 5, 2017, 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

February 26, 2017, 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

February 19, 2017, 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, 2017, 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

February 6, 2017, 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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