What Makes A Band Popular?
Personality, Charisma, Energy, Manners, Consideration, Thoughtfulness, Superior Musicianship, Professional Attitude, Appealing Presentation, Good Relations Between Musicians, Experience in Reading a Crowd and Responding Appropriately, Dedication to regular rehearsals and development of skills and repertoire.
Quality Management & Representation, Music and Performance Supervision and Strong Leadership. Stylish Continuous Music during rest time of the band. Ability to build a following through Management, Representation and Consistency in Quality Performances!
IGMC prides itself in cultivating and embracing all of these above qualities.
Break Time: What is Reasonable?
NY State Labor Law requires any type of hourly worker to be allowed to rest at least 10 minutes out of each hour worked. Any company or organization that encourages or promotes less "time off" is participating in UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES and will provide you with disgruntled, unhappy and tired performers.
IGMC requires a minimum of 10 minutes per hour of performance rest time per musician.
Stylish Continuous Music!
Rotating one or two musicians during breaks of the rest of the band is standard practice but it breaks up the unity of the band and the overall quality of the group dynamic is detracted from. It is better to splurge for an outside soloist or duo to take over during the breaks or to put on CD's or Tapes.
IGMC offers all above options for client's convenience and prefers recommending the more elegant form of continuous music.
Repertoire Selection: What Music do You Like? What music to play at your event?
Frequently there are many issues that arise when thinking about repertoire selection for your event. Many times people will chose songs that they like unawares of the effect this could have on the mood and party results. Other times people allow the band to "play" the crowd, reading what would work best to create the results that you have requested for your celebration.
These are complicated and very sophisticated music production decisions. An IGMC Music consultant works with you very closely on to find the most brilliant compromise in creating an event that matches your tastes, while simultaneously insuring the quality event that you desire.