Queens Of The Stone Age: Gigs, Tickets and Dates

Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age – UK Gigs
The Hydro, Glasgow
Sat, 16 Nov 2013
at 6:30 PM
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Manchester Arena, Manchester
Wed, 20 Nov 2013
at 6:00 PM
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Queens Of The Stone Age

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
Thu, 21 Nov 2013
at 6:30 PM
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Wembley Arena, London
Sat, 23 Nov 2013
at 6:30 PM
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How To Build A Professional Music Team

Music Team

Music Team

So you’ve recorded a cd, played some pretty big shows, and are making some noise in your local scene…now what? Do you know how to take your career to the next level? After a certain point, bands need to start looking at putting together a team to help them get further in the industry. This is where the Artist Professional Team comes in. This is your elite team of industry insiders that are diligently working to get your music and your band out to the public…or at least that’s what they should be doing. It’s important to know the role of each member of your professional team so that you can hire the best person for the job.

Personal Manager

Probably the most important person working for your band, the personal manager is essentially the quarterback of your band. They’re responsible for coordinating all efforts between the band and your record label, radio promoter, publicist, publisher, booking agent, and business manager and all other music contacts. Your personal manager should be the first member of your team that you choose, and can then help you assemble the rest of your team. The manager will also usually make some business decisions for the band, assist in the creative process, as well as working with your record label. Personal Managers usually take about 15-20% of a band’s gross income.

Business Manager

You may not be able to afford a business manager at first, but the more money you start making, the more likely it is that you’re going to need a business manager. The business manager usually collects royalty checks for the artists, takes care of their bills, and makes sure to properly handle all taxes and investments on behalf of the artist. Business managers are usually CPAs and can either take 5% of the artist’s gross income, or work for an hourly rate or flat fee.


Probably the most powerful member of your music contacts will be your attorney. The attorney deals on your behalf with all the major power brokers you encounter during the course of your career. Your attorney should be heavily involved in negotiations whenever you sign contracts with publishers, labels, managers, and agent. Many of the most prominent entertainment attorneys are based in New York and Los Angeles, but others have been spreading to cities such as Nashville, Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Attorneys can either take 5% of any deals they negotiate, or can work for an hourly rate or flat fee.

Booking Agent

Having the right booking agent can make the difference between playing a good show and playing a great show. Agents are responsible for scheduling live performances for artists for either individual dates, or regional and national tours. You want to find a talented agent that has established relationships with many of the big name venues all throughout the country. Booking agents can sometimes be the most difficult member of your team to secure because you often need to convince them that you are worth their time and effort. Agents usually take 10% of the artist gross for live performances, not including merchandise.


The publicist’s job is to obtain media coverage for clients in print, tv, and electronic media. Their responsibilities usually include securing media coverage, mailing/emailing press kits to music writers, communicating with the manager/agent/record label, and hiring hair and makeup teams for tv and magazine shoots. Publicists can get paid anywhere from $1500-$5000 per month and usually begin work several months before major releases and announcements.

By Ryan J. Colburn

Hi there!

Hi there!

Music needed in several styles and genres for an up-coming indie feature comedy film [MC]


Major Independent Film Studio Seeking Songs for Upcoming Title. This opportunity is open to all artists worldwide

Jan 12, 2013

Category: Music Licensing
Type: Licensing
Genres: All Genres Accepted
Deadline January 31, 2013
Details: Music is needed in several styles and genres for an up-coming indie feature comedy film.

9312e11b3f314603a2dc92c6198d879f77252af8359e49adbd99c56da455cb9fThe film is about a girl moving out of her small hometown in Charleston, SC to New York City to pursue her dreams as a writer only to have her clingy ex- boyfriend secretly follow her across town, trying to ruin her every chance for success.

The following tracks that are needed are listed below;

• Pop / Hip-Hop/ Dance-Electronica songs that you would hear at a dance club or on the radio. Needs to have a current commercial sound with great hooks.

• Teen Pop – Over the top teen pop song that is super easy to sing a long to. Please think of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call me Maybe”, Miley Cyrus’s Party in the U.S.A., and Taylor Swift’s “Better than Revenge” type of songs for examples.

• Country / R&B – An authentic Country OR R&B genre love song. Can be either male/ female vocals. Songs should be mid to down tempo with lyrics about love, being in love, falling out of love, heartbreak, etc.

• Rock/ Heavy Rock – Rock songs that have a lot going on. Songs need to build that contain riffs and lots of instruments. Instrumental versions are preferred but music with vocals will be considered as well.

If your music is chosen, you will be paid $1,500 for each song, plus royalties. You must own the copyrights and masters and all music must be 100% original. Songs must also be mixed and mastered and be of high quality but professional home recordings will work as well.

This opportunity is open to all artists worldwide. All music must be in by 12:00 AM (PST ) January 31st 2013.

Deadline January 31, 2013


The New England Film and Music Festival Considering Artists For Performances


Category: Gigs – Festivals
Type: Festival
Genres: All Genres Accepted

Details: The New England Film and Music Festival is now accepting original music submissions to perform at the festival event of the weekend of April 19-21, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell, CT.

Gathering and promoting all the great local talent, The New England Film and Music Festival will feature the best of New England’s wealth of talent in films, movies, music and entertainment from all across New England during this 3 day non-stop event.

This is an awesome opportunity for New England based artists to play in front of large crowds and to get exposure to millions of people across the New England area.

The Festival is designed to promote local entertainment from the New England area, so this opportunity is only available to artists that live in the New England area. New England consists of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Deadline October 17, 2012


Marketing: Easy Tips For Getting Retweeted

From Music Clout

If you’re using Twitter a channel for promoting your music, then you know the importance of getting retweeted. A retweet can extend the reach of your post exponentially, and should be one of the main focuses when using Twitter to promote things going on within your music career.

Thankfully for your sanity, there have been hundreds of studies into just what kinds of post get retweeted the most. Here are 10 very easy tips and also some helpful information that will help you get your tweets retweeted as often as possible.

There are many things to consider when created a post to get potentially retweeted. You need to take into consideration the time of day your posting, what type of demographic you have as followers and many other little factors that are specific to your style of music. If your followers come alive at night, then make sure you’re posting tweets during that time to increase the chances of getting retweeted.

Click HERE to access Music Clout’s 10 very easy to implement tips to help you get retweeted.

JOBS: Largest American High School & Middle School Touring Agency Seeking New Artists – Music Clout

Please visit Music Clout for more information on this ad and other opportunities for your music.

The Nation’s largest High School & Middle School Touring Agency Seeking New Artists

Aug 09, 2012
Category: Gigs – Festivals
Type: Booking
Genres: All Genres Accepted

Details: The nation’s largest high school and middle school touring agency is currently seeking artists and bands for school performance openings around the US.

High School Nation has worked with over 5,000 public schools across the United States over the past 9 years by providing fun, free entertainment to the staff and their students. Their organization has worked with thousands of schools during this time, building close relationships with administrators and students along the way. Through their experience, they have constructed a strong and ever expanding network of schools that eagerly welcome a number of great lunchtime performances from them each year.

High School Nation will not respond to direct messages regarding this opportunity; submissions will be considered only through Music Clout.

Deadline September 11, 2012