New This Week On Music Think Tank
Rounding out this week on Music Think Tank, we have two new posts that are worthy of a click through. First off, Mike Venti, author of The Wayward Musician blog and 30 Tips For The Typical Musician, is back with a lesson on how to sell out your live shows every time. The problem, according to Venti, is that artists always try to play the nicest, most-established venue in town, hoping to selling it out, rather than playing the smaller venue that they could easily pack.
Next, Johnathan Ostrow, co-founder of MicControl and author of The Musicians Guide To Fan-Funding, comes back with a lucid and insightful post about how to turn your fanbase into a tribe. Whether you look to the Insane Clown Posse (the Juggalo), the Grateful Dead (the Deadhead), or Jimmy Buffet (the Parrothead), there are sub-cultures and communities that exist beyond the band, and John provides insight into how tribes work and why they matter in music circles.