This post is written by Sam Logan, frontman of Lilac Shadows and ReverbNation team member. In our Guide to Photography and Cover Art for Musicians series, Sam will provide helpful advice and ideas for artists who are ready to take their image to the next level. Not sure why this is important? Check out our post on why visual elements are important for musicians and read on below.
As a musician, the intersection of music and visual art seems like a no-brainer. However, it is also a relationship that is often neglected or taken for granted, resulting in less-than-flattering portrayals of both the band and their work. Between my years as both a performing musician and a ReverbNation team member, I think I have come to know the worlds of art and music intimately, and I hope here to share some of that knowledge. Over the next few posts I hope to offer some simple advice, along with insight from some veteran industry minds, designed to help you present yourself and your band as professionals with a clearly developed sound, image, and brand.