I get messages all the time from bands that think if you have to pay for anything, it's a rip-off. Artists think if they have to pay for something, that it isn't necessary or is a "scam" somehow. Let me tell you here and now. A band is a business. You have to spend money … Continue reading You have to spend money to make money – Your band is a business
It's imperative that I remind you that the more people discover your band and your music or whatever project you have going - the more people have an opportunity to formulate an opinion. If negative comments and feedback are showing up, as hard as it is to see it this way, it's actually a good … Continue reading People are going to hate you – How to deal with negative feedback
Swimming With Sharks Entertainment presents Making Waves Magazine Volume 2 NAMM Edition with FREE music sampler! Swimming With Sharks Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Making Waves Magazine Volume 2! Thousands of copies of the mag will be passed out at this years NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California. The most recent issue features … Continue reading Making Waves Magazine Volume 2 is here!
Here's some advice for surviving the music business...
Hey there, Noah "Shark" Robertson here! I figured I'd put a face and voice with the emails, haha I'm pushing harder than ever and am looking to establish a lot of new connections this year! I'm networking like crazy and would love to establish some solid music industry relationships this year! I'm going to be … Continue reading Update: Your friendly neighborhood shark… Episode 1
“A young kid inboxed me asking, "Dude, how do I become successful in the music industry?" and I wrote back, "I have no idea, dude? Maybe you could help me with that!!!". He wrote back, "Haha seriously" and I responded with this… First, try to succeed in life. That shit is way harder than the … Continue reading Amazing Music Industry Advice from Erik Baker of Concrete Entertainment
Illinois rock outfit OUTDrejas have released a powerful and uplifting music video for the song "Promise" which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/TOVzNqvWUhY The song has received widespread support, radio play and garnered hundreds of thousands of plays on Facebook in a very short time. The band is proving that in a chaotic world, a positive message … Continue reading OUTDrejas is spreading a positive and uplifting message to the masses… with the power of ROCK! Video for “Promise” is OUT now!
Lambesis was arrested in 2013 after attempting to hire an undercover police officer to murder his wife. He pleaded guilty in 2014 and was sentenced to serve six years in prison. Lambesis was released on parole in December 2016. Tim Lambesis released a lengthy statement and apology via the As I Lay Dying Facebook Page … Continue reading Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) Releases Lengthy Statement and Apology
Reports are surfacing of another "cell phone" incident at a recent show at The Bamboo Room at King Wah's in Medford, Oregon. The altercation happened between a woman in the crowd and Tiaday Xavier Ball, lead singer of The World Over. A local man in attendance has taken to social media to call out the singer. … Continue reading Tiaday Ball grand-daughter of Ernie Ball attacks woman at show
Here's some great advice from industry veteran Tommy Gibbons, guitarist for bands such as Flaw and Tantric - "The best advice I can give for upcoming musicians is have a "game plan". It doesn't matter if you're a solo artist or in a band. You need to have a game plan and stick with it. Make … Continue reading Advice from Tommy Gibbons of Flaw, Ex-Tantric