Do yourself a favor and maintain your equipment whether that means upgrading or swapping out old parts for quality parts. There is nothing worse than putting in the time and energy to rock only to de-rock yourself in a blaze of shitty glory. If you can’t spend the dough to have someone maintain your gear then start to learn how to do it yourself. Start putting some money aside for gear you need to replace or fix. You can also gear up as a band. It is a good idea to implement some form of monthly dues system where all members put in an equal share and then the money is used when needed either for new gear, new merchandise or tour expenses. A dues system is also a great way to figure out which member(s) aren’t taking the band’s career seriously & they can exit sooner rather than later.
Amie Bishop is a singer/songwriter from Hot Springs, AR hell bent on pursuing a music career. Amie is a rock, metal and alternative chick drawing influences from Heart, Led Zeppelin, Portishead, Rob Zombie, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Pantera. Her latest single, Raven (May 2021), can be heard on Spotify now.
I initially was introduced to Amie when she began submitting to opportunities on ReverbNation. In an earlier podcast episode Carly Quinn and I listened to some random artists that submitted and Amie’s submission, Tune In, was one we talked about. Amie listened to the episode and we have been in contact ever since. We chose her to be our first artist phone call conversation because she has a killer voice, no bullshit hustle mentality and is experiencing all of the classic trials & tribulations artists go through.
Amie talks about all of the classic roadblocks an artist can have such as solidifying a band of like minds to figuring out how to market and promote. We had a really great conversation and look forward to having more in the future. Amie is open to collaborating with other musicians to keep pushing out her art so if you are looking for a female rock, metal, folk singer she can kind of do it all. Don’t be shy, she might even share her keto beer and eclectic cheeses with you.
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