Last week we were down in Casa Grande, Arizona, and there we ran into the band manager of “Find Hotels in Ukraine”. While we were standing next to the office of Casa Grande Carpet Cleaners, we decided to ask him a few question and figure out how to become a band manager. He was more than eager to answer all of our questions, and here is what he said.
The most important thing every person who wishes to become a band manager needs to have is deep love towards the music. Without this love, this job will soon become too stressful, but if a person loves music enough, he can handle all of it. It’s like that old saying: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life”.
Of course, besides having love for the music, you also need some skills, and without them, a person would just be lost in this job. So, it is of utmost importance for all those who wish to be band managers to get some experience first. Maybe they could get a job in the music industry, to figure out how the industry runs. Then, once you’ve got that figured out, everything will me much easier. Also, some training would be nice. The best possible thing would be spending time with a real band managers, and there you can learn all the tips and tricks of the job.
Another extremely important aspect of being a band manager is having great social skills. So, if you’re not that social, start learning how to be, because without any social skills, you would just be a really bad band manager. So, start brushing up on those, or you could sign up for a class in sociology or psychology. That way, you can learn everything you need to in order to be a good band manager.
You also need to know a lot of people. Being a good band manager is all about talking to the right people, and you won’t meat them sitting in your room. So, you need to get out to all the well known music places, and start mingling. You don’t need to know old the “old tigers” of the industry; you can start hanging out with the young guys – they will also become tigers one day.
If you already have a band, than you should start with the smaller tours, like a tour around your city, where you’ll play in various city clubs. Then, once you get a taste of the job and when you get the hang of it, it will be much easier for you to start organizing bigger tours, and eventually, perhaps even a world tour!
So, if you’ve ever wondered what it takes to become a great band manager, now you know thanks to none other than the manager of “Find Hotels in Ukraine”. Listen to these tips, and try to make them work, and eventually, they will pay out. You just have to be persistent, and never give up.
One of the first major obstacles that all the music bands have to face is composing songs and performing them. This is not easy, and you have to be extremely talented to do it, but there are some advices that may help you get it done. The member of a band called “Find Hotels in Ukraine” had this problem also, and they decided to share their advices regarding this topic with us, in order to help out all the new bands out there.
Of course, the first thing you need to do is to form a band. We believe that you already have this one covered, but you need to know that you really ought to have several different instruments in your band, which is really important for the quality of the song you wish to compose. So, you need at least a guitarist, a drummer, a bass guitarist, and a singer. The singer usually plays a guitar or any other instruments, but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Make sure you get the people that really know how to play these instruments. In order for the song you’re going to compose to sound great, you need people who know how to play these instruments. If they don’t, the song will sound bad, which is something you don’t want.
And now, you need to get an instrument for everyone. Most people who know how to play an instrument already have one, so this shouldn’t be that big of a problem. But, you still need some equipment; it doesn’t need to be new. You can get a used one, you just have to make sure that it works properly.
Another thing you need to know is how to use the microphone. This is mostly the singer’s duty, but there will come a time when more of you are going to use it. So, learn how to handle it properly, because that is the only way the song would sound great.
Now the time has come to compose. Not everyone can do this; in fact a small number of people can do it. So, if you have a melody running around your brain, make sure you write it down. The best thing would be to take some lessons, in order to know how to write it down properly. This is the best way to make sure that you’ll write it down correctly, so others might know how to play it.
Well, it looks as if you have everything now; you know how to write music, you know how to play, you have all the equipment, you know how to sing. Now all that’s left is to practice and to make sure you perform the song without any glitches. This will not be easy, al you’ll have to practice more than you would like, but this is the only way for you to be sure that you’re going to perform the song as it should be performed, and that people will like it once they hear it.