Author Archive For MG Staff

Featured Pro Member Andrea Desmond

on October 9th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Here’s the first installment of Music Gorilla’s featured Pro Artist Series. The first Pro Member to be featured is Andrea Desmond. Andrea, also known as Seattle’s “indie pop sweetheart” (, is a true musical free spirit! She is a singer-songwriter on piano who is nominated for a Shorty Award, a mini-version of the Grammys honoring […]

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How to Turn Fans into Superfans

on September 14th, 2014 Leave a Comment

As a musician, you have to walk a very fine line between constantly attracting new fans, and paying proper respect to your superfans. For some musicians, the number of fans is not nearly as important as the number of superfans that live and die by their art. If you want to take the Average Joe […]

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Charging for Tracks vs. Giving Music Away for Free

on August 20th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Compare and Contrast: Charging for Tracks vs. Giving Music Away Free The meteoric rise of digital music has completely altered the way that musicians attract attention, create fans, and profit from their art. The brutal reality for musicians in the modern world is that fewer and fewer people are buying albums. Most music fans use […]

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Music Gorilla Showcase for Columbia Records 7.31.14

on August 14th, 2014 Leave a Comment

On the last day in July, Music Gorilla had one of our Major Label Showcases at the epic and historic NYC venue The Bitter End ( There were 5 bands playing for an A&R rep from Columbia Records, and they networked and received feedback on their 45 minute performances. Here are some shots of the […]

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We The MG Features: Royal Teeth

on July 5th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Recently, We The MG caught up with Royal Teeth. If all music tells a story, then Royal Teeth’s joyous, inspired songs spin an exuberant tale of possibility, each note conveying the youthful excitement of venturing out into the great wide world. The songs on the band’s debut album, Glow, were penned around the idea of exploration […]

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Getting Placements as an Independent Artist

on June 19th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Many independent musicians think that landing a placement in the new WB teen drama or Hyundai commercial will rocket them to super-stardom and a life of riches.  They’re wrong.  What a commercial, television or movie placement will do, however, is pay the rent on your rehearsal space or manufacturing bill for your next EP. Placement […]

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How to Write a Booking E-mail for Your Band

on May 28th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Whether you’re an experienced pro that’s toured the nation or a new musician trying to set up your band’s first gig, composing booking e-mails can be a nerve-wracking experience. Are you writing too much? Too little? Have you left out any important details that the booker will need? And what are those important details, after […]

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Music Gorilla Live 2014 – Austin TX – March 12th – 15th, 2014

on May 9th, 2014 Leave a Comment

It’s May and believe it or not, we’re already getting ready to open up submissions for our Music Gorilla LIVE showcases which will take place in Austin TX in March 2015. It may seem crazy, in some ways we have just recovered from this year, but it takes a looooong time to plan and execute […]

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Getting to know: Artist Manager Bert Landry

on February 26th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Bert Landry is an artist manager out of Chicago. Recently, he was kind enough to take some time out and answer some questions for Music Gorilla about what he does and how he does it. MG: To start off, tell us a little about yourself, what you do, and how you got started. BL: The […]

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5 Big Mistakes To Avoid When Recording In-Home

on January 29th, 2014 Leave a Comment

Post courtesy of SongTrust It is becoming more common than ever before that songwriters are setting themselves up with their own in-home recording studios to forgo the process of booking and paying for studio time that they need to rush through in order to get everything done within the allotted time. However, even with the […]

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