Highlighting New Bern Acts On The Festival Circuit This Weekend And More

This Music Business, Class Is In! Never underestimate the power of good goal setting plans. Be as methodical in your plans as you are in your practice. Setting small goals and meeting targets is critical to growth and development. Start simple after you have your band together. Commit to meeting twice a week. One sessionContinue reading Highlighting New Bern Acts On The Festival Circuit This Weekend And More

Looking Back at the Week of Fun Plus a Look Ahead

Behind The Scene With Tracey Stones Looking back at the week, there was a lot of music that I found and guess what? There is a lot ahead too! Rehearsal with the new Bryan Mayer Band   I started the week out with logging some rehearsal time with the new line-up for the Bryan Mayer [...]

Back In Class Plus More Festival Fun and Music Events for Friday

This Music Business! Class is In! Musicians spend a lot of time honing their skills, learning new techniques and mastering their instruments. Most times this investment of time yields the reward of performing your craft in front of an audience. Make good use of that time investment after you meet the team members, that you [...]

Recapping The Music Fun and A Look Ahead

On the Scene With Tracey Stones It was a busy and productive weekend for these two rocker chicks.  Mary Shine took the lead on Friday night as we roamed around New Bern and cruised to the coast before heading back and closing out the night in Havelock. I took the wheel for our Saturday adventures [...]

Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

This Music Business. Class is In! Establishing relationships in the music business is no different from any other life or business situation. Trust and loyalty are earned, as is respect. Let’s say you live in Oriental or Havelock, and take note that there is more going on in New Bern these days. Don’t make itContinue reading Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

Welcome to Another Weekend of Music and Fun

This Music Business ~ Class Is InI am not a lawyer and will not give legal advice. I would say to those starting in business, even a band business to make sure they have a line item under their expenses for legal counsel and a good accountant too. Having been in business for a number [...]

Weekends are Meant for Rocking Good Fun and Fundraising

On The Scene With Tracey Stones Friday Night Fun Sam Lewis Serves the Sounds at BrUtopia Let's start things out with the local singer Sam Lewis. I have been wanting to hear Sam share songs for nearly three years. On Friday night the moment finally arrived and I enjoyed quite a few fine selections that [...]

Singing and Dancing at Jams Throughout the Week

This Music Business... Class Is In Band Business Development Once you decide that you are going to approach your band like a business, the next step is to figure out what your needs are so that you know how much you need to earn to meet those needs. Many performers forget a few key expenses in this [...]