Lauren Fairweather

Lauren, I have started my own wrock band and I kinda need some advice. How did you get big? Do you need a lot of money or a recording contract or technical equipment? Any tips would be appreciated! xx

Lauren Fairweather responded on 11/25/2012

I "got big" by posting music on MySpace. I posted our link in an old wizard rock group and right away, a couple hundred people added us as friends and asked us to post more music. I wouldn't recommend this now that nobody really uses MySpace anymore.

You do need a good amount of money if you want to have recording equipment or make CDs or travel to play shows. The quality of your recordings depends on how much you're willing to spend on equipment/mixing or how many albums you're likely to sell. We recorded our first EP on a skype microphone and burned the CDs ourselves, but we sold a lot of them so that helped us to raise the money to buy a better microphone and have CDs made professionally. I don't think you need to spend anything on recording programs if you have a mac, as I still use GarageBand, but I'd recommend a condenser microphone and a way to plug it into your computer for better recordings.

As for a record deal, you don't need one. We made our first CDs on

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