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5 worst types of band members to have
5 worst types of band members to have
For a band to survive, all members must work for the band’s greater good. If one member doesn’t contribute, they become an “anchor,” effectively causing a slow down on your band’s progress. Many bands often have one member carrying all the weight, which is not only  unfair, it’s counterproductive to your success. Here’s a list of the five worst band me ...
11 ways to completely destroy your music career
11 ways to completely destroy your music career
The music industry is a beautiful place, but it can also be a total nightmare. I’ve helped bands become huge success stories, but I’ve also seen bands make some serious mistakes (that destroyed their careers). Below are some cautionary tales to help you navigate the chaotic waters of  the music industry and prevent you from capsizing your career. Read more: 5... Read More ...
Lacey Sturm advises her younger self: “There’s a future for you even though it doesn’t feel like it”
Lacey Sturm advises her younger self: “There’s a future for you even though it doesn’t feel like it”
APTV caught up with former Flyleaf frontwoman, now solo artist, Lacey Sturm at Welcome To Rockville festival to find out what advice she would give her youngers self. Sturm encourages herself not to give up even when she feels afraid of the future, knowing now that her own darkness will turn into beautiful creations that will ultimately help more people ...
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert gives advice about developing a unique band sound
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert gives advice about developing a unique band sound
In this brief video from the Ernie Ball PLAY Youtube series, New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert gives his advice on how to develop a unique sound. "What worked for us is we truly wrote music that we liked," he says. "A lot of times you can get lost in what other people want to hear or what's popular." Gilb ...
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert explains what makes for a good live show
New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert explains what makes for a good live show
In this brief video, part of the Ernie Ball PLAY Warped Tour series, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert shares what he thinks makes for a good live show. "You put on an energetic live show," he says. "For New Found Glory, there's so many people I've met that have heard our albums, and were like, 'Man, I didn't like your band, and then I went to your show and saw you live, and it
Some not so sound love advice from your favorite bands including Blink 182, All Time Low
Some not so sound love advice from your favorite bands including Blink 182, All Time Low
Some people look to magazines for advice on love. Others ask friends. Me; I think the best advice can be found in songs. Musicians always are talking about love and heartbreak, so they must know a thing or two about it. If you listen to enough songs you can find tips on first dates, advice on flirting, how to handle fights and even what to do when you break up ...

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