Seven Things to Keep in Mind for Playing an Outdoor Gig

Seven Things to Keep in Mind for Playing an Outdoor Gig

As the weather warms, more opportunities for gigs outside will arise! There are a number of variables that are necessary to consider for performing outside. We’ve put together a complete guide to preparing for your next outdoor gig, filled with things to bring and tips for a successful performance!   Watch the weather. You and […]

Why Smaller Musicians Should Advertise In-Person

Why Smaller Musicians Should Advertise In-Person

Small artists need to rethink the way they market themselves.  One of a band’s greatest assets is live performance.  Why?  Concert-goers flock to live shows to hear their favorite music performed in its organic state.  The live, in-person aspect is a chance for fans to sing along and build a deeper connection to an artist […]

How to Buy Concert Ticket Strategically

How to Buy Concert Ticket Strategically

Our wallets were hit hard during the pandemic, but many of us want to get back into the world of entertainment after being stuck in our houses for a whole year. While our streaming subscriptions and YouTube watch lists have served us well (and kept the spark alive), we need to get back in the […]

Musician’s Guide to Building Your Website

Musician’s Guide to Building Your Website

If you’re a musician taking your music career seriously, you probably have a website. Great! Having a website as an artist is a great way to showcase everything about you: your brand, your music, and what you offer to your audience. With all of the creative freedom you are given with the control of your […]

How Musicians Can Use Instagram Reels

How Musicians Can Use Instagram Reels

If you’re a musician on Instagram, you’ve most likely noticed that Instagram has introduced a new feature called Reels to compete with the popular TikTok app. Reels allows users to share brief videos that can be posted to your Stories and your Feed under a Reels section in your profile. Like TikTok, you can use […]

25 Songs that Every Cover Band Should Know

25 Songs that Every Cover Band Should Know

If you’re in a cover band, or looking to start one, you might be wondering what crowd-pleasing songs you should include on your setlist. You’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the most popular cover songs that every cover band should know how to play. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey Sweet Home […]

Musician Relief Funds in 2021

Musician Relief Funds in 2021

As we all know, the coronavirus pandemic has hit the music industry hard. Many artists are struggling to make ends meet—we’re sure some of our readers can relate to this struggle. Luckily, there are still a number of organizations who are providing covid relief funding for musicians. Read below for some examples and links to […]

Chicago Women in Music

Chicago Women in Music

Happy (belated) International Women’s Day from all of us at Chicago Entertainment Agency! Did you know? Our team is made up of a majority of powerful women. We also have a majority female executive team! We are celebrating International Women’s Day as well as Women’s History Month this lovely month of March by highlighting some […]