The Musical Webb Blog

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How to Turn One Gig Into More Gigs

I’m sure a few of you have mastered this one, but there are others who are still trying to break into the “gigging” game, like myself. I’ve been teaching for a few years now (which is technically a continuous gig), but lately I’ve been picking up on performance gigs. Particularly, weddings....

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Is Music School Necessary?

This question has circulated throughout the industry since I started pursuing a career in music, and I’ve had couple of people ask me this question as someone who’s gone to school for music. If I were to give you a one-shot answer to this question, my response would be: “It depends on why you...

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Can You Sample Music Legally Without a License?

The following article was written by Eldonie S. Mason, Esq, who is an Entertainment & Business Attorney & Arbitrator, Mason Firm, LLC. Check out her website at www.masonfirmllc.com. "In June (2016), the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in a copyright infringement case...

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5 Ways to Overcome Stage Fright

Written by Ayana Webb I have a lot of musician friends who have absolutely no problem with this, since performing gigs is what they do on a regular basis, but if you’re anything like me, you could be exploring live performance as a totally new field, outside of another occupation that has...

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5 Useful Apps for Practicing Piano, Rhythm, and Theory

Written by Ayana Webb Everyone knows that I’m the piano app queen. Especially my private students. First, I regret to inform you that Piano Tiles does not count as a useful app to learn piano, but I promise you, by the end of this article, you’ll have a list of apps that will keep you busy and...

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Music Marketing That Really Builds Your Audience

As some of my students and followers are recording and performing artists, for your convenience I was able to compile some extremely valuable information from the 2019 NAMM Show on how to market your music and build your fan base. I sat in on a seminar called “Music Marketing That Really...

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The Musical Webb Covers the 2019 NAMM Show

(image by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM) The NAMM Show never ceases to amaze me, and this year was no different. I have experienced a plethora of performances, seminars, exhibitors, and more! I will do my best to condense all the happenings in this one article, while still giving you a...

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How To Turn One Gig into More Gigs

The Musical Webb is a blog that shares useful information on how to build your career as a musician as well as improve your musicianship skills, especially for those who are interested in learning piano. Sign up to my newsletter for more how-to articles by Clicking Here. Also be sure to follow...

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How To Get Radio Airplay (Inspired by the IMBC)

The Musical Webb is a blog that shares useful information on how to build your career as a musician as well as improve your musicianship skills, especially for those who are interested in learning piano. For more how-to articles on these topics, sign up to my weekly newsletter by Clicking...

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Can You Sample Music Legally Without a License?

The Musical Webb is a blog that shares useful information on how to build your career as a musician as well as improve your musicianship skills, especially for those who are interested in learning piano. For more how-to articles on these topics, sign up to my weekly newsletter by Clicking...

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