Posts Tagged ‘survival’

MYSPACE INVITES SUCK

MYSPACE INVITES SUCK

photo and article by: Stefan – SF Intercom I received 11 new e-mails in 7 days and none of them were specifically addressed to me. STOP SENDING ME INVITES… IT MAKES ME WANT TO HATE YOU! There is a reason myspace has an option allowing fans to block bands from adding them. Yes! Your stupid show [...]


NO CD NEEDED

NO CD NEEDED

photo by: Boy in The Bubble
review by: Stefan – SF Intercom
Do CDs have a future? What is the record industry going to look like in the coming years? Can you still make money selling CDs? What is the next big trend?


ANXIETY

ANXIETY

Photo by: Stefan Aronsen Article by: Stefan Aronsen In life… there are a lot of things you can control. Anxiety is not one of them. I started this article feeling a little deflated and overwhelmed… Then realized there is a lesson in it. I’ve spent my life specializing in graphic design. I take a lot [...]


SHOULD YOUR BAND BECOME AN LLC?

SHOULD YOUR BAND BECOME AN LLC?

A brilliant, young, affordable media attorney offers his take on the costs and benefits of creating business entities.


A PIECE OF SF IN NY

A PIECE OF SF IN NY

Photo & Article by: Stefan Aronsen The drinks in NY are too expensive, the girls in NY don’t smile back, casual conversations don’t work and cave men seem to get all the play. Then just when I was starting to give up on NY… I found Williamsburg! I have never described myself as a hipster. I have plenty of friends [...]


STEP 1 & 2 OF PLANNING

STEP 1 & 2 OF PLANNING

article by: Stefan Aronsen The first step of being a more successful band is to create a plan. However within planning there are a lot of details you must consider. Listed are 2 of the 10 most important tips to consider. 1. CREATE A GAME PLAN: Do you know what it is you want to [...]


PLAN, PERSONIFY, PROMOTE, PLUG-IN, PLAY

PLAN, PERSONIFY, PROMOTE, PLUG-IN, PLAY

article by: Stefan Aronsen Specifically, Buzz targets emerging indie musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.  More broadly, however, Buzz will find an audience among musicians in every genre, as well as with players at every level of the industry. The core of a successful career in music is also the core of a successful [...]


HOTEL UTAH

HOTEL UTAH

500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 map
cross street: Bryant Street
district: SoMa

Bar: 415.546.6300


SHOEGAZE

SHOEGAZE

SHOEGAZE (SHOEGAZING) 1. A style of rock music that emerged in England in the late 80s that featured blisteringly loud and dreamily reverberated feedback. Recently revived by electronic bands like M83 and Ulrich Schnauss. Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive are good shoegazer bands. 2. To play an instrument (especially a guitar) with one’s head [...]


SF INTERCOM IS COMING

SF INTERCOM IS COMING

I just heard about one of the biggest things to hit San Francisco. You haven’t heard of it? It’s going to be amazing!!! Music is alive but the industry is dying. Current trends in the music industry are making it impossible for bands to survive and a less desirable market for designers to enter. This [...]


BUZZ – SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR BANDS

BUZZ - SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR BANDS

article by: Stefan Aronsen The title “Buzz” has been chosen for its numerous layers of connotation.  First: the slang meaning of buzz is an excited interest or attention surrounding a socially popular topic. This book will promote the Bay Area music scene, delivering what is socially popular directly to those most interested in it.  Second: [...]



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