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How to be a Live Sound Engineer – Matthew Acreman Interview

How to be a Live Sound Engineer – Matthew Acreman Interview

I managed to catch up with Matthew Acreman to discuss what life is like on the road and how to enter this industry. I’ve known Matthew since way back to 2004 when his band The Donde Stars used to come and play at a night I used to promote in Cardiff. Back then...
How much do bands make at festivals?

How much do bands make at festivals?

Ever wondered what some of the bands you see at festivals earn? Let’s take a look.. So how much do bands make at festivals? The simple answer is that it varies depending on the size of the band. Not what you want to hear? Me neither, so on this article I will...
What Guitar Is Right For Me?

What Guitar Is Right For Me?

We look at each of the main genre’s and decide what guitar would suit each one. This all boils down to what type of music you will want to play with your guitar. Do you want to play heavy rock, country, blues, folk? There are many styles of guitar fit for many...
My guitar is in tune but it sounds bad

My guitar is in tune but it sounds bad

A look at some of the common issues you can face when your guitar isn’t sounding as it should be. So, you have tuned your guitar perfectly but your guitar still sounds bad? There are a number of reasons for this. As a guitar player since the age of 9, I have had...
How to be a music promoter

How to be a music promoter

Are you keen to know how to be a music promoter but don’t know how to go about it? Fear not, this article should point you in the right direction. Maybe you are sick of getting paid peanuts for playing shows with your band and realise that this is the best way...
How much do gigs pay?

How much do gigs pay?

Here at This Sound we have many many years of experience of playing live gigs both locally and around the country, and although it’s very possible to make a living from playing music, this is usually (unless you are either very lucky, or very good) if you are...