Making Money With Band Merch featuring Billy Grisack

Billy shares his wisdom on band merchandise. An independent musician as well as music marketer, Billy knows how to sell merch.

As a self-sufficient musician, you NEED to know how to sell merch! Sometimes, that’s the only money you will make from a show.

Hidden gem in the show: Billy sold a shirt to Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell who, then, wore it on stage. How cool is that?

Making Money with Band Merch featuring Billy Grisack

WHRH 022 | Rock the Merch Booth!

Check us out on iTunes and leave a review. Register for the Rapid Band Development Webinar here! In this episode, Seth talks about how to get extra money at your merch booth. In addition, Seth talks about using your passion and your body for better recordings and shows. Show […]

How Bands Can Team Up With Local Businesses: The Takeaways 3

This is the final installment of posts by Wes Davenport. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Just Love Coffee Roasters, Tyrus Morgan, Dewveall, and everyone involved put in plenty of quality work to create a wonderful CD+Coffee package. Here are some takeaways to make your own business partnerships more seamless and successful. Share […]

How Bands Can Team Up with Local Businesses

How Bands Can Team Up With Local Businesses (INTERVIEW, Part 2) 2

This is a guest post from Wes Davenport. Part 2 of a short series about musicians partnering with local businesses. Here’s part 1.  Partnering with a business can be give a band fresh exposure, further causes both parties believe in, and sharpen your overall business skills. Though you may love […]

25 Things Your Band can Sell at Shows and Your Website 30

Welcome to my brainstorm! I decided to just do a brain-dump of different things a band can sell at their shows and on their website. This list is far from exhaustive, and I’m sure there’s a ton of other cool things. But, I wanted to have fun and write down […]

4 Easy Tips for Playing Out of Town Shows…and Not Wasting Your Time 10

I just played a few days of out of town shows with a band. This was their first time playing outside of their city, so I had an excellent opportunity to observe what bands do on their maiden venture. This band got some things right and some things wrong. #1: […]

3 Tips for a Kick Ass Merch Table 10

Last night, I went to see Kai’s band, Hidden Number. While there, I noticed the headlining band’s (Smooth Sailing) merch booth. They had a huge, wood sculpture of their band logo sitting on top of a stand. No matter where I was at in the club, I could see their […]

15 Tips to Get More Out of that Crappy Show 16

I went to a show the other night and saw what every band hates: a shitty turnout. It was the day after St. Patrick’s Day, so people had already spent their money the night before (and were still nursing their hangovers). Plus, the bands were from out of town. A […]