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tangy 21 Jan 2004 14:01

what do you think people?? How would you all advise someone who wants to gig and make records, has a band and a set happening, but no capital to make a record, and therefore can't get a demo. this was asked of me the other day, and the musician asking felt that there was an impasse between forming a band and getting that first gig.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Looie 21 Jan 2004 16:35

Try to win some recording time.As much as I dislike them,Battle of the bands always give away recording time as prizes.It may not be a great studio but at least you can demo some songs.Or do what me and the rest of the guys in my band do and get a job and save.We still manage to gig,rehearse,record and hold down jobs that will finance all of our band needs.I know it hurts but sometimes you've just gotta put yourself through such pain.Good luck!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


tangy 22 Jan 2004 10:55

cheers louie - know any comps?</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Looie 25 Jan 2004 14:22

Yeah,there's one in that's sponsored by Beat at the moment.Check it out.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


beachball 17 Feb 2004 11:24

Can I suggest the musician in question get a calculator and figure out how much money they're prepared to spend and lose on their intial foray into the music industry. It's never been cheaper to put product out there, however it is important to understand where your limitations musically and financially are. So if you've got no cash, lend someones mini disc...record live and put it on the net as an MP3, no one has to indulge the industry. Creativity is free, so is promotion really, so use any individuality you have and stop thinking about how much$$$...start thinking how much can I get away with for nix!!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


DisasterBoy 21 Feb 2004 14:39

Hey Guys,

I play in a 3-piece that has just started out. We figured it would be hard getting gigs starting out, especially not knowing many people in the industry that could point us in the right direction. We decided the best thing to do would be to have a crack at a Battle of the Bands. 1st gig up, pretty scary, but great experience.

I suggest to the musician to go for a Battle. Bit more pressure, but if your looking to get recording and shit, then it is a good way to start.

My band (Beautiful Disaster) have still only played 3 gigs, and are looking at having a big year (any venues looking for a band email beautifuldisasterband@hotmail.com) and get out foot in the door. I don't think it is easy for any band to start out.

But I say go for it, do what you can, get your head out there and don't hesitate.

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