Tips to make more money from your merch

Savvy singers can make good money from selling merchandise at gigs and online. Vanessa Ferrer, founder and CEO of Merch Cat, a platform that helps artists sell and manage merchandise at live shows, explains how to get started. What makes good music merch? Vanessa Ferrer: Good design and decent quality products. No one wants the […]

The myth of natural talent

We love to think stars are born not made but the truth, writes AMY BOX, is that “natural talent” alone won’t get you to the top. It takes hard work and dedication to succeed in the music business – and it’s time we recognised it. “You’re so lucky, being born with that voice!” Well-intentioned comments […]

Confessions of a cruise ship singer

Cruise ship singers were once considered “theatre rejects” who weren’t good enough for “real” performing jobs. But industry attitudes have changed and life on board is now a popular choice for many adept entertainers. Alexa Terry explains why being a singing sailor is an opportunity not to be missed.  “Dear Diary, I took the job..!” […]