"Die Stadt gehört den Besten" Tour 2013
1.10.2013 DE Ulm @ Club Schilli
01.11.2013 DE Nürnberg @ Rockfabrik
02.11.2013 DE Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
03.11.2013 DE Köln @ Underground
04.11.2013 DE Hannover @ Chez Heinz
05.11.2013 DE Dortmund @ FZW
06.11.2013 DE Bremen @ Tower
07.11.2013 DE Berlin @ Cassiopeia
08.11.2013 DE Leipzig @ Conne Island
09.11.2013 DE Hamburg @ Headcrash
10.11.2013 DE München @ Feierwerk
11.11.2013 AU Wien @ Chelsea
12.11.2013 AU Salzburg @ Rockhouse
13.11.2013 CH Winterthur @ Gaswerk
14.11.2013 DE Saarbrücken @ Garage
15.11.2013 DE Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
16.11.2013 DE München @ Netzer (Acoustic Set)
There’s hardly any other professional field that has to cope with such harsh and insistent prejudices. But the worst thing about it is, that it’s for a good reason. Some of the most incapable, sketchy and ignorant people in the whole music industry call themselves “artist managers”. So why would any band want to hire one?
Here’s a few reasons how a good (!) artist manager can help you accelarate your band career and act out your artistic freedom:
- Knowledge and network: The most obvious reason to start working with an artist management company is their experience and contacts in the music scene. Although these requirements seem to be most essential, they do not automatically lead to good management. It is the “how” that counts most and which is the fall of most managers.
- Guidance: A good manager will be able to set up a general plan of what could, will and must happen within the next weeks, months and years. Deriving from such a plan he will be able to wisely define neccessary work packages & to dos and split them between him and your band.
- Decision making: A good manager knows your internal decision making processes very well and can prevent you from making the wrong ones. He can show you up all aspects of a topic, give you an outside (point of) view on the things you discuss and - if neccesary - can do the straight talk to get you back on earth.
- Safety: A good manager will be able to provide you a legal, financial and organizational safety by always having an overview over all business aspects of your band.
- Learning: A good manager will always try to empower you as a band by teaching you how to handle certain aspects of your career. Only sketchy managers will try to lock away their knowledge from you.
- Focus: A good manager will help you putting your focus on writing and performing music by taking over time-comsuming and nerv-racking tasks you will not have to worry about anymore.
- Motivation: A good manager can be a great source of motivation. He’s capable to trigger your personal and artistic potential and get the most out of every band member, may it be creative or organizational things.
- Fun: Last but not least it can be great fun to work with a “6th band member” if you find the right one. The music business might be a tough one but there’s still so many cool things you can do to make your band career an enjoyable journey instead of a boring fulfillment of a predetermined schedule.
Keep these aspects in mind when approaching or being approached by an artist manager about a possible cooperation. It will help you to distinguish between good managers and iditots.
As most of you have already heard (or witnessed on their own account) Instagram has added a video feature to their popular app. Apart from photos you can from now on also show off short video clips (3-15 sec.) to your Instagram followers. The new feature is very fast and highly usable (infact its as easy as posting pictures) but most of all it’s great fun.
But what value do Instagram Videos hold for bands and musicians? A lot I guess, how about:
- sharing your live shows
- posting a preview of your upcoming music video
- letting your fans be part of your band practice
- announcing your next show “face to face”
- having your fans with you when buying a new instrument
- offering your fans a studio-walkthrough while recording
- revealing your “riff of the day” for playthrough
- teasing your album artwork
- presenting new merch items
There’s quite some crazy things you can now do with Instagram Video however the golden rules of "how to (not) use the social web" stay the same. If your content is bullshit you’ll be unfollowed. Easy as that.
We entered a great new partnership with Aljoscha Sieg & Pitchback Studios.
Marathonmann’s debut album “Holzschwert” (Century Media) just hit the streets.
Everyone better grab their instruments now! If you manage to write only one average hit song you can probably retire right away. This Celebrity Networth article helps you do the math.
The Haverbrook Disaster launched their first video of their upcoming Let it Burn Records album “Weather the World”. The song is called “The Chosen Few” and features Jesse of Stick To Your Guns.