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Helpful Articles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...