All of us complain that we're not getting enough people to come out to our shows. We promote it on Instagram and virtually beg people to come to our gig.I use the word "gig" in a derogatory way. I was careful not to use the word "show" because that is a massive part of our problem, isn't it - we're not putting on much of a show.
The two most important things I schedule - the stuff I'm never supposed to move? ME TIME and SLEEP TIME.
I always laugh when I hear someone make a huge deal about copyrighting their song. I think it's kind of funny that someone would assume that someone is going to search for a song that has less than a thousand streams on Spotify and rip off this no-name band from Fredericksburg, VA.
I have a vivid memory of singing when I was nine and having the person next to me ask me to stop singing because it was hurting his ears. It hurt my feelings as much as it hurt his ears. Young Crazy Legs would sing the way I sing now, with reckless abandon to anyone in earshot. I had no understanding of range or pitch.
Now available for your eyes and your hearts!!
I have made A LOT of mistakes. Learn from ME - Your video can be funny, it can be sappy, it doesn't have to match up with the lyrical subject matter. An example would be... well, most music videos.
It's time to extend that olive branch with the most essential member of your band - The sound guy.