Starting a wedding band may be the perfect way to turn your music makers into money makers.
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Here is some advice about how to start a wedding band.
Interview band members. These members can consist of your friends or family. Just make sure they play the instruments they said they could.Also make sure they're committed to having plenty of practices.
Attain Professional Recording
The harsh reality is that while recording to garage band on your laptop may sound like a good idea, it won't sound to great if you don't have the right gear. The more money you spend on a recording, the more venues will accept your music. Regardless of your musical chops, a bad recording could kill any chance you have.
Market your Business
Advertise in your local paper or on a website. It helps to use the Internet as a way to proovide a sample of what your band sounds like. Get to know other wedding service providers like floristsor caterers. Those groups can often point you in the right direction. Create a Press Kit for the band which contains information such as pricing, songs, photos, and a cd.Try to work out a deal with a wedding venue such as the VFW.
Make Sure you are Profitable
When starting your wedding band, check on what other bands charge and keep your prices competitive. Use your price per wedding to work out the salaries of band members. Be sure not to split the take evenly. Hold some money back to cover advertising, equipment, profit, and recording.