How to Start a Teen Band

by Johnny Kilhefner Google

So you are young, pretty, popular and up to date with all the current trends -- sure you're not in a teen band already? Regardless, if you're any of those things, anyone can get a teen band together. With a bit of perseverance and organization and an inclination toward music, you may very well be the next Justin Bieber. 

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Step 1

Put up flyers advertising your desire to start a band. Be descriptive in exactly what you are looking for, such as a drummer or bass player, and what qualities the ideal candidate should have, such as classically trained or a huge fan of punk. 

Step 2

Set up a location to write and rehearse your songs, such as your parent's garage or a friend's basement. 

Step 3

Collaborate on a song that targets your demographic, which is people your age. The best advice is to just write about what you know. 

Step 4

Set up a recording studio. You will need, at bare minimum, a computer with an editing program (such as Adobe Audition) and a microphone. As you expand and improve, begin filling your studio with more professional equipment such as multi-track recorders, mixers, condenser microphones, samplers, pre-amps and a sound-proof booth. 

Step 5

Record a demo. Put your best song first and make sure the songs you choose represent the image you want for your band. 

Step 6

Hire a graphic designer to create a logo for your band. You can find graphic designers online, or may even know someone willing to do it for free. 

Step 7

Book gigs at local teen hangouts and play at parties. Pass your demo out for free to spread the word of your new teen band. 

About the Author

Johnny Kilhefner is a writer with a focus on technology, design and marketing. Writing for more than five years, he has contributed to Writer's Weekly, PopMatters, Bridged Design and APMP, among many other outlets.

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