Learn How To Start a Band and Manage Band Dynamics With Tips From Tom Morello and Carlos Santana

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 9, 2021 • 8 min read

How do bands come together, and how do they stay together? This question has run through the mind of countless bedroom guitarists and singer-songwriters with a handful of great tunes but no one to play them.

If having a successful band was as simple as writing some great songs and picking a good band name, every band could be the next big thing in the music industry. But in today’s world, a band needs more than that. And no, this doesn’t just refer to a press kit, business cards, a band manager, a booking agent, and t-shirts for sale. It starts with finding the right people to play with.