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6 Things You Need To Know About Tribute Bands

6 Things You Need To Know About Tribute Bands

A tribute band is a music group or band which specifically plays the music of a well-known musician or singer- someone who is either dead or abandoned the music tour.

A tribute band often mimics the original performer and often mimics the style too. They are usually good because they can recreate the same environment and performance which you can expect from the singers or musicians whose work they represent.

The first tribute band was created to honor the Beatles. However, over a period of time, such bands have created their own cult following also.

But before you join any of their tours or programs, here are few things which may be interesting for you to know:

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1. They can play songs from many genres

Though the tribute bands often follow just one celebrity, however, trends are emerging where tribute bands are now mimicking different genres and music personalities.

To keep their audiences intact and to entertain them, it is now becoming a new reality that tribute bands are expanding their arsenal. If you want to hear most of the famous songs sung by various singers at the same time then do not look otherwise. Tribute bands will surely play most of the music of your choice.

2. Most tribute bands work part time

Though the Global Tribute Band Phenomenon is on the rise, it is a fact that most of the tribute bands perform part time.

Most of the members of tribute bands do their day jobs and perform as part-time members of the group. It is because of this reason that most of the tribute bands do not perform around the clock and you can only find them occasionally performing at different venues.

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3. Tribute bands do not include original members

In most of the cases, tribute bands do not include the original members otherwise such a band is often considered as a spinoff band.

Though guest appearances do happen, however, they are not done on regular basis. If any original member is included in the band, then it is most likely not a tribute band.

4. They normally play at smaller places

Tribute Bands normally play at smaller places such as neighborhood pubs and music venues. Since they invest their own money in purchasing equipment, therefore, arranging large tours for them is often an expensive matter.

If you are a small pub owner, you can easily find local tribute bands to invite them playing at your place. This could serve as an additional entertainment for your customers also.

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5. They perform parodies too

Well, most of the tribute bands perform the original music however, few also perform the parodies.

Parodies are often made by making changes to the lyrics or adding any funny sentences in the middle of the songs or dialogues.

Plagiarizing songs and music, therefore, is often common with tribute bands. According to Evonews, they travel abroad also to perform at favorite tourist places

6. It is a booming business now

With the advent of new music-streaming services such as Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music etc, tribute bands have become a booming business.

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Many unknown tribute bands actually are cashing on this new opportunity and are producing contents which can actually replace the originals. If you are buying any music of your favorite band, make sure you are buying the originals and not from any tribute band.

Conclusion

Above is a simple list of few interesting facts you should about tribute bands. You can also form your own tribute band provided you have the right skills and money.

It could be a profitable business for you so make you prepare well and understand the dynamics of this business by some of the tips mentioned above.

Featured photo credit: CoverMe via covermesongs.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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