Guest Blog: Headliner

Posted 2 May 2016 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

What’s every musicians’ dream? To headline Glastonbury or maybe sell out the O2? Sure, that would be nice. In fact it would be amazing. But for most musicians the most important dream is to be able to make a sustainable living from doing what we love.

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5 of the Best: Rehearsal Studios in London

Posted 17 November 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

It's quick and easy to book rehearsal studios through Meet & Jam - you can even search by location and price to find the perfect studio for you. We would never pretend to know the 5 best studios in any given city, but here are 5 excellent options in the capital for you to book online today.

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4 Characteristics to Look For on Meet & Jam

Posted 12 November 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

Last week we tried to give you a helping hand in finding musicians on Meet & Jam. But what should you be looking for when using one of the four methods we suggested? Here are four key characteristics you should be looking out for when searching for musicians on Meet & Jam. If you can put a tick next to all four, you may be on to a winner with your new band or project...

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4 Ways to Find Musicians on Meet & Jam

Posted 4 November 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

If you're new to Meet & Jam, or haven't used us to meet other musicians yet, there are a number of ways you can go about finding the right band members, producers, and engineers for you. Here are just four of the easy methods you can use to find exactly what you're looking for...

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Which electric guitar is right for you?

Posted 17 June 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

It's easy to fall into traps when you're looking to buy an electric guitar. Too often, we are drawn to a guitar that just looks beautiful rather than how it feels or sounds. While having a guitar that you love the look of is by no means a bad thing, the sound should take precedence over everything else.

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Top Tips on Getting Heard and Getting Signed

Posted 9 June 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

For unsigned artists, advice from those within the industry can sometimes be vague or unhelpful, making it difficult to gauge what you really need to do to get noticed. For those of you who are tired of empty words like "do something different", let us endeavour to give you some solid, helpful tips for turning heads and attracting the attention of fans and industry reps.

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Get YOUR band on a festival stage this summer

Posted 26 February 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

It's cold and very wet outside, so what could be more appropriate than for our thoughts to turn to the summer festival season? Excitingly, many of the UK's best known events are actively looking for applications from bands and artists. From Blissfields to Latitude, there's a chance that you could be chosen to appear on stage and play in front of a wildly enthusiastic festival crowd. Competition for the few places is bound to be intense, but there's no harm in applying.

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Five tips for DIY recording

Posted 14 January 2015 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

This not-so-new age of technology is giving the average joe access to more and better gadgetry every day. And thanks to the miracle of the internet and social media, it's becoming ever more feasible to set up your own recording facility and to let the world hear how great you are.

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Why Book a Studio on Meet & Jam?

Posted 10 December 2014 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

Meet & Jam make booking studio time so quick and easy. You book online, pay online, browse availability, kit, times and prices online. You don't need to find any loose change at the end of the night to pay, you don't have to try and get through on the phones, and your whole band OR the M&J musicians you have just met can let you know when they are free, all in one place!

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Musicians, Make Xmas Count!

Posted 8 December 2014 in Musician's Toolkit (comments)

The start of Advent marks the beginning of one of the the UK's most unifying phenomena: the Christmas pop song. No matter who you are, or where you're from, or even your (lack of) religious beliefs, there is simply no escape. The fact that the Christmas song is so pervasive also makes it highly divisive. Of course it's a powerful reminder of times spent with friends and family and the bliss of too much food and sleep. And yet, behind the rosy, cheerful exterior of the perennial Christmas album lurks massive financial incentive.

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