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Practical Presentation Pointers

In Best Practices, D.I.Y., Music, Music Business, Musician, Networking, Singing, Social Media, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on May 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Image is everything …
Put your best foot forward …
You only have one chance to make a first impression …

Sayings like this have been swirling around the world for centuries. Do we pay attention to them? Do they apply to someone trying to make their mark in the music business? Are we ready at all times to leave a lasting impression? Good or bad, the way we carry and present ourselves will leave a mark. Read the rest of this entry »

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We Will FOLK You: 24th Annual International FOLK Alliance Conference 2012

In Ability, Best Practices, Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Music, Music Business, Musician, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on February 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

There is no shortage of music, talent or heart at the 24th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference.  Singer-Songwriters, artists, gypsies, an array of musical instruments and lyrical styles takes over the downtown Marriott of Memphis, TN. We will, we will folk you! Read the rest of this entry »

It’s That Time Again: CRS 2012

In Best Practices, Country Radio Seminar, Industry News, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Radio, See this, Try this, You HAVE to on February 21, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Hey there readers in and around Nashville… get out and experience CRS (Country Radio Seminar) 2012.

See and be seen. Go to showcases. Hand out business cards. Be yourself. Learn the business.

To learn more about CRS read these related posts… Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Summer NAMM Kicks Off… GO!

In Industry News, Marketing, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Performance, Record Label, Road Musician, Studio, Studio Musician, Trends, Try this, You HAVE to on July 20, 2011 at 10:04 am

Are you thinking about setting up a home studio and learning recording technology? Are you seeking to improve your guitar tone or vocal miking skills? Perhaps you’re interested in checking out some of the newest musical product innovations that the industry has to offer. If so, you better not be missing out on 2011 Summer NAMM in Nashville! Read the rest of this entry »

Singer-Songwriters Growing Younger By The Year

In Best Practices, Co-writing, creativity, Hear this, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, People that Rock, Songwriting, Trends, You HAVE to on July 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

Turn on the radio, tune into your favorite music video channel on TV, or watch the latest viral sensations on YouTube and you will find stars in the making getting younger and younger. Has it always been this way?  Are we now so saturated with media and the internet that we are simply more aware or is it a trend in the making? Read the rest of this entry »

Lucy Angel

In Best Practices, Country Radio Seminar, harmony/BGVs, Hear this, Industry News, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Radio, See this, Singing, You HAVE to on March 3, 2011 at 6:38 pm

The Ladies of Lucy Angel

Country Radio Seminar (CRS) is a gold mine for publicity and making connections.  Groups like Lucy Angel are making the rounds with the media at their tail clambering for interviews, radio and TV spots as well as the ever present fan photo.  This is a great jump start to a radio tour with so many communicators in one place. Read the rest of this entry »

Country Radio Seminar 2011: Where Connections are Made

In Best Practices, Country Radio Seminar, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Performance, Radio, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 28, 2011 at 5:01 am

Get ready to connect at the 2011 Country Radio Seminar.  Country Radio Broadcasters is presenting this year’s CRS events from March 2-4.  National & international music professionals from radio personalities to A-list artists to management companies and local singer/songwriters will be well represented in Music City at the Convention Center and the connecting Renaissance Hotel.

This event is appropriate for anyone serious about their career.  Artists, publicists, songwriters, stylists, and musicians are just some of the people represented in this bustling musical event.  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 »

Empathy Is The Secret To Networking (ENCORE posting)

In Best Practices, Mission Statement, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Try this, You HAVE to on July 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

What would life be like in these shoes?

An interviewer was once giving a lecture on the art of the the Q&A. He shared question strategies, tips and techniques he had carefully collected over the years. The overarching advice he offered to the intently listening crowd was empathy. That’s it – that’s all it takes to be a good interviewer. Interviewers are there to be the brush that asks the questions resulting in a beautiful self-portrait. The moment you take off your shoes and try theirs on for size, you will know what questions to ask that will take the discussion straight to the heart of the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Creative Improv Workshop: Beating the Fear of Failure

In Best Practices, Co-writing, expression, Music Advocate, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Stage Fright, Try this, You HAVE to on April 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Is this what stage fright does to you?

“A little bit of stage fright, then I’m ready,” Faith Hill.  The key word in this quote is little.  The excitement of getting on stage before a crowd causes the performer to focus, treat the entertaining position with respect and rise to the occasion.  Fear of being in front of a crowd is common; when it becomes debilitating is when it turns into a problem.  Most professional performers would agree that a small amount of stage fright never goes away. Read the rest of this entry »

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