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How Much Do You Charge for a Private Gig?

Tomy asked: Hi gang, Professional question: How do you calculate a fair price for private parties? I'm sure wedding singers/DJs have got this all figured out. Performance is only part of it: Members of the group, Load up, Travel, Set up, Performance, breakdown, Load...

Songwriting Contest Judging Criteria—Songwriting Tips from Ron Goad

Songwriting Contest Judging Criteria—Songwriting Tips from Ron Goad

In order to help SAW.org to improve its annual and revered Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, I researched judging criteria of many other songwriting contests. Many contests have criteria that seem most viable to me, not only for judges, but also for writers to consider...

Encouraging musicians to expand and explore…

Howdy Folks. I’m honored to share my thoughts on F.A.M.E. Goal #2. Education, specifically c. “Encourage musicians to expand and explore beyond their one genre or instrument.” I was fortunate to have parents who listened to all kinds of music and tolerated my...

Reflections on the Non-Profit Summit

I attended the Non-Profit Summit presented by the Ausherman Foundation. If any of you reading this are involved with non-profit organizations, I would highly recommend attending next year’s event. The day was packed with very worthwhile information presented by very...

“Importance of Good Live Sound”

For many acoustic performers, it can be difficult enough to afford a good quality instrument (a must), but equally important is the ability to perform your music (live) so that it sounds good. Thus it is imperative to have quality sound reinforcement. Many venues have...

It’s All About the Performance

rom Rick Hill, President It took me a long time to figure out that, no matter how good a singer, songwriter or guitarist I was, there was still something missing. When I saw groups like Robin and Linda Williams, Kim and Reggie Harris, Arlo Guthrie and others I began...