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One of most difficult things for a start up band with little or no money to achieve is recording their demo CD or tape. This does not have to be an expensive venture. When your starting out try renting a 4 track tape recorder or maybe and 8 track recorder with a CD burner. Most music stores will rent this type of equipment at a reasonable cost. Record 3 or 4 of your best songs or cover tunes. This should give you sufficient quality for most local venues when your starting out. Once your act is more established you may want to purchase a portable multi track recorder or book some studio time. It may be just as cost effective to purchase a multi track digital recorder and learn ropes yourself rather than recording at a local studio. Most studios charge an hourly rate, so look around.
Once you have a quality demo CD and press kit its time to start promoting your band. See part II of our article Get your band out of garage and into a gig at http://www.mediawebsource.com/press.htm For more information on press kit and demo tips, band resources, and band promotion visit Media Web Source website at http://www.mediawebsource.com. This site is a valuable resource for start up and established bands everywhere.
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