Should You DJ for Free? A Pragmatic Guide to Performing

When you're starting out as a musician, it is incredibly tough to figure out when to perform for free. Music is work, and takes time, money, and talent to put together a good set. While on one hand you feel like you should be paid for your art, there are dozens of other similarly talented musicians [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Booking/Events, Career Development|0 Comments

White Rabbit’s Brandon Owen on Success, Leadership, Marketing (+More)

Hello my little Pariahs! My apologies for the radio silence. Earlier this month, I spent a week in Los Angeles to celebrate my 21st birthday. I had a lot of fun, partied a bit, and got a chance to play at Space Yacht. I even witnessed the beginnings of the election riots outside of Donald [...]

By | November 26th, 2016|Booking/Events, Career Development, Interview, Marketing, Producer/DJ|0 Comments

Should Artists Sell Tickets?

Should artists sell tickets? There's been some heat recently on whether performers should help promote the shows they play at. The argument I've heard most often is, "Well, I'm an artist. Selling tickets is the promoter's job. My job is to perform." This is true. Your job is to perform. But, the most effective people [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Booking/Events, Career Development, Producer/DJ|0 Comments

Stop Taking Bad Bookings and Start Playing Smart

There's multiple ways to destroy your brand while playing shows. That said, there are also countless ways to strengthen your image with live performance. The key is much less on how you play (as long as you're not awful, you're usually good), but on what shows you do choose to play. Creating the correct criteria [...]

By | May 7th, 2016|Booking/Events, Career Development, Producer/DJ|0 Comments