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How Is A Gumball Like A Song? (Part 2)

In Best Practices, Internet, Money, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, publishing, Songwriting, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on April 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

By: Amanda Williams

This story (Read part 1) may sound far fetched, but it is an illustration of the epidemic facing the music business, the wide spread practice of illegal downloading. Just like the Smithfield family in the story, songwriters and independent musicians rely on the few cents they make from selling their recorded music as downloads online. With the internet, it is easier than ever to distribute music Read the rest of this entry »

KICKStart Your Next Creative Project

In Art, Best Practices, Internet, Money, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on March 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm

When the members of Herrick brainstormed ways to raise money for their next music project – they decided to go with Kickstarter.com.  Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.

Kickstarter believes that… Read the rest of this entry »

On The Road Again

In Industry News, Money, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Trends on February 20, 2011 at 7:48 am

“On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again…”  With radio plays and unit sales down, artists are earning their frequent flier miles on the ground with arduous touring schedules maintaining the pulse of the music business.

The top musical money makers of 2011 were recently announced by Billboard Music and Taylor Swift was the only Country Music Artist to make the top ten, congrats Taylor.  Read the rest of this entry »

Recording Artist = Marketing Machine

In Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Money, Music, Music Business, Music History, nashville on January 27, 2010 at 10:12 am

After a quick study of Country Music recording artist Tim McGraw, one may find that he has branched out into the stratosphere of media marketing and performance mediums.  From the country music charts, to men’s cologne, to well attended tours, and even the movie box office, Tim McGraw is everywhere.  Last year’s Christmas presents could have had a “McGraw” theme: Read the rest of this entry »

Networking In Nashville On A Budget

In Best Practices, Live Music Venue, Money, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Recommended Music Venue, Try this on September 14, 2009 at 7:00 am

When your bank account can’t be tapped and all you have left are the clothes on your back and the gas in your tank… where do you go when you want to network in Nashville?  I am one of the many musicians in this town that came here to make music and I am on a budget in a town where everything seems to require money.

Part of establishing yourself as a viable member of the Nashville community is networking.  You need to see and be seen.  Bar tenders need to know your name, house bands need to smile when you arrive, and you should be a facet at songwriter rounds.  However all of the food, drink, and gasoline that this requires can make you just want to stay home. Read the rest of this entry »

Let's Just Be Honest…

In Money, Music on September 12, 2009 at 9:00 am

Let’s just be honest… no one wants to deal with their bills right now!  This is especially true for the starving artists/songwriters/musicians in Music City!  I am sitting here working on my credit cards, checking my bank account balances, and planning out next month and I have no idea how I make it from here to there.

Why does money have to make the world go round!?  I wouldn’t lose heart so easily if the reality of my debt and poor choices didn’t weigh so heavily on my heart.  I hate that I have to walk around on a daily basis worrying about money and if I am going to have money for gas or food.

Let’s just talk about this month, Read the rest of this entry »

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