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Once your music hits the public domain, it no longer belongs to you It belongs to your fans. Even if you do label it as a DEMO and release a good studio version later, some fans will prefer the DEMO. If your putting something in the public domain for all to see, its needs to be completed to a quality you all satisfied with as a band. If you release ...


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Think about what you want with your band. Are you looking to go and tour the world? Are you looking to play local clubs while you're all working? Something in between? Next, consider how important this album is to your goal. If this is just a demo, it's probably alright to release, and if you're constantly writing and will have something new next year that ...


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I think the most important point when holding auditions is knowing what your own goals are for the band. It sounds as though you are looking for more than one player, which makes me think you are starting a new band from scratch, or maybe picking up the pieces from the last one. If this is the case, what is the band going to be doing? Do you have gigs ...


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It's quite a wide question. -Things to establish before even getting to an audition : -What kinds of music they play/listen to/won't play. -What gear they have/may need. -How often they are happy playing/rehearsing. -How much experience they have in similar bands, etc. -How much travelling they are happy to do getting to gigs/rehearsals. -Whether ...


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In general you need to figure out what you want in the musician you are hiring and a few other basics about them. I would consider asking yourself a few basic questions to figure out exactly how you should conduct the audition and what you should look for. What should they know about their instrument/music in general? If you are going to have a musician ...


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This is just my opinion, but I've hired and fired a number of musicians in my time. The way we have always conducted auditions is as a jam. We don't even invite people to an audition we just say, "It would be cool to jam with you." At the jam, we first start off with a couple of chestnuts, then we move on to solos, group improvisations and new material. We ...



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