Picking Your Band's Name
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Today in the segment from Get Your Band Out of the Basement, we hear about preparing to take phone calls so you can sound professional. You can pick up the book at Amazon for some sofa change.
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Here is a small sample from the book Get Your Band Out of the Basement which is now available as a Kindle Book.
We're going to break musicians down into different types.
For the Love of Money - Motivated
This person could care less what type of music they play, where they play, and when they play. They go to each gig singing, "The best things in life are free, now you can keep 'em for the birds and bees, NOW GIVE ME MONEY." We are not passing judgment here. Just realize that some people could care less - as long as they get paid.
I Got the Music In Me - Motivated
This person is the complete opposite of "money motivated" person. They could care less if they get paid. They don't care if the crowd is 10 people or 100. They don't care if it's 10 miles or 100 miles to the gig. They just get the rush from playing their instrument. Some might say this person is in it "for the fun."
Animal - Motivated
This musician will play any type of music as long as they can try to “hook up” with the audience. This can also expand to mean the person is looking for the party that may follow the scene.
Fame - I Want My 15 Minutes Now - Motivated
This musician wants to be heard by LOTS of people. They get a HUGE amount of fulfillment when that crowd cheers their name. While "Music Motivated" is enjoying playing, "Fame Motivated" is waiting for the applause at the end.
Band Virgin - Motivated
This person has never been in a band before. This person has graduated from Karaoke Thursdays and is ready to go. They are so excited because everything is new.
The Good and The Bad
As you can see some of these types are on different ends of the spectrum. It's nice if you're a mix of all of them, but you are predominantly one or two of the types.
"Money Motivated" is a good person to have watching the books. However, if they are REALLY into money, this may not be such a good idea. If they value money over your band, they may find themselves tempted to "skim from the band."
"Music Motivated" is great to have for "quality control." As they are typically into the music, they will want everyone to do their part to make sure it sounds good.
"Animal" is typically good to have around as entertainment for the rest of the members. If a person is more motivated by the party scene (than performing) that can be an issue.
"Fame" is a great person to have on your team, because they will be looking for bookings. They will be great ambassadors for the group. However, once your group becomes popular, "Fame" can have a hard time getting their head through the door.
"Band Virgin" is great to have around because they are a little like a child at Christmas. Veterans get to view everything through their eyes, which can be kind of fun. However, much like a relationship is great when a couple first begins to date, band virgins may get into a band and decide three months into the project that its too much work. There is nothing worse than getting out of the basement to find out that the band virgin thinks the band takes up too much of their schedule.
For the record (so you know where I am coming from), I am "Music/Fame" motivated. I love to play my guitar, and I love to make people feel good. When people come up and stroke my ego about how good the group sounds, I feel all the hard work has paid off, and it's a great feeling.
Today I share a great story about Facebook stats and why your page is not growing. We also look into keeping your stage setup simple to make giging less stressful. When things get tense let your love of your BAND be more than your hatred for any band memb
I found an inexpensive tool that helps you get more interaction on your Facebook page. You can get more likes, create sweepstakes, and encourage your current fans to find more fans for you. You can create custom wordpress tabs using built in templates tha
Today I talk about a new way to audition people that gives a 360 view, we interview Jim the quiltcaster.com and you get to hear a snippet of Get your band Out of the Basement and Keep them Out of the Asylum. Our website is marketingmusician.com