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"I Don’t Blog," Well Why Not?

In Best Practices, Internet, Music Business, nashville, Ponder this, You HAVE to on March 23, 2012 at 6:00 am

blogBeing new to blogs and blogging I am still learning about all the “ins and outs”. I regularly get into discussions with friends about blogs and you would be surprised at how many people say, “I don’t blog.” They go on to tell me they don’t understand it, don’t know how, and that it scares them.

Not really sure where the fear comes from.  But usually when something is new to a person, the lack of knowledge about the topic tends to leave their conclusions based on hearsay and incorrect information.  Blogs, in their most primitive forms have been around since 1979.  That might seem impossible since the internet was only at its beginnings and wasn’t widely accessible then, but I am getting ahead of myself.  Lets talk about what a blog is. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

How Is A Gum Ball Like A Song?

In Industry News, Internet, Know This, Music, Music Business, publishing, Trends, You HAVE to on April 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

Amanda Williams

By: Amanda Williams

Suppose your favorite restaurant has a bubble gum ball machine by the front door. Every time you leave, you pop a quarter into the machine & out pops a gum ball.

Now suppose there is a man named Herman Smithfield who owns that gum ball machine. Herman is a family man with a wife named Sarah, a son named Norm, a daughter named Kelly & a dog named Rip. He makes a modest living stocking the gum ball machines in town.

Each week, Herman buys a bunch of gum balls at wholesale & then visits all his machines, stocking them with treats. 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 »

Singing to the Bank: Increase Fan Base with SEO

In Best Practices, Internet, Know This, Music, Music Business, Networking, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on November 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

Today's blog is written by Jeffrey Gross from nPromote

There’s nothing Rock, Country, or Blue Grass about search engine optimization (SEO), and I can just see eyes glazing over as you read.  But with the slow agonizing death of the Radio Star (Buggles told us it was Video who did him in, turns out it was internet… and corporate greed naturally), you need a way for people to hear you.  Almost everyone finds their music online now, most steel it online, but regardless if you want to be heard by more people than can fit in your local bar, then putting yourself online is a must. Read the rest of this entry »

Let Go & Look Around You

In Best Practices, Industry News, Internet, Music, Music Business, nashville, publishing, Songwriting, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on October 27, 2010 at 10:07 am

Are you holding on to your music waiting for a major cut?

Last fall, Nashville Music Buzz featured a post suggesting that the lock and key publishers and writers put on their catalog may be on a little too tight. As the music climate changes, digital media is gaining steam and the independent artists are finding it easier to stand on their own two feet. The thing they might not be finding is the music. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Connecting Online

In Best Practices, Hear this, Internet, Music, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Trends, You HAVE to on April 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Everyone likes to share

Internet interaction on social media sites like facebook, twitter, and youtube have strong direct marketing roots.  True fans of artists or products become unofficial brand advocates for the people and companies they ascribe to.  The heartbeat of online social media is the need to share (market) an idea, belief, link, song, video, movie, hobby, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

The Future of the Music Business: Trent Reznor Case Study

In Best Practices, Industry News, Internet, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Trends, Try this, Uncategorized, You HAVE to on March 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

Do you know the future of the music business?

A little over a week ago, the leaders of the country music business joined together for the annual Country Radio Seminar.  CRS 2010 featured showcases, meetings, and panel discussions centered around country music and the radio industry.  No doubt, some of the discussions, formal or informal, touched upon the past, present, and future trends of the music business in reference to mp3s, revenue streams, record labels, and where to go from here? Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Forget to Lock the Medicine Cabinets (Part 2)

In Internet, Life Around Me, Networking, Try this, You HAVE to on February 15, 2010 at 6:00 am

Be sure to read Part 1 of Facebook Privacy 101 to get all the tips.  Here is a portion of part 1’s opening thoughts…

Facebook’s integrated way to exhibit links, poems, videos, music, and pictures is unprecedented. As this on-line community progresses and adds more features, the users need to have a better awareness of their account and how they can protect their on-line “party.” Here are a few basic tips that fall under Facebook Privacy 101: Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Forget to Lock the Medicine Cabinets: Facebook Privacy 101

In Internet, Life Around Me, Networking, Try this, You HAVE to on February 10, 2010 at 6:00 am

Whether you are a Facebook veteran or your six-year-old just signed you up for an account, this social network is an ever evolving entity, always offering new features to understand and control. Here are 10 basic tips for you to protect your on-line party and help you pass Facebook Privacy 101.

When throwing a party, the guest list is of major importance. Whether you are celebrating the start of a new year with 100 of your closest friends or inviting 20 toddlers to your back yard to climb on a dinosaur – the guest list matters. Read the rest of this entry »

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