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5 Best Live Music Venues of Chicago

Chicago is known as one of the best music cities in the country and across the world. The ‘Chicago Blues’ that developed in the early decades of the twentieth century built on traditions from the South, but created a unique sound that was distinct from the Mississippi or Delta blues. To do justice to this […]

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Best Songs to Celebrate the Coming of Fall!

We don’t know about you, but we’re super excited about fall. The flaming red trees, the brisk chill in the air, the best lattes everybody pretends to hate. We think this special time of year is best celebrated with a few songs to add that little extra bit of magic! Here are five of the […]

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How To Become A Booking Agent

Booking agents make the magic happen for musicians. From securing and scheduling gigs, to reviewing contracts and confirming appearances, it’s the booking agents job to ensure clients have a chance to share their work. And get properly compensated for it! After helping performers get paid, booking agents take a small commission for their pay. The […]

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How To Make a Low Budget Music Video With iPhone

Step one: An Idea The first step to creating a phenomenal music video is to come up with a killer idea. This can also be the most daunting step. Reminder: don’t put too much pressure on yourself. It’s ok to let the idea evolve with the process. However, in order to move forward, it’s important […]

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How To Start a Band

Starting a band is the best way to hone your musical abilities, connect with fellow musicians, and express yourself creatively. A new band energizes your musical practice. When you’re in a rut, the best solution is to spark your creative juices. Instead of playing the same dusty tunes and reworking old covers yet again, consider […]

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Reasons We Love Live Music

As the country opens back up, the demand for live music is skyrocketing. Here at MusicLift, we couldn’t be more excited. 2020 challenged musicians and audiences to reinvent live shows. For a year, Instagram livestreams and YouTube uploads replaced cafés and concert venues. Now, live performances are moving off our screens and back into local […]

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Help for artists in times of Covid-19

We’re all aware that these are extremely difficult times for everybody. Artists in particular have been hit hard due to the inherent nature of the business. Because of this, the organization Americans for the Arts has put together a fund, known as Artist Relief, to hand out $5000 grants for artists in dire need. The […]