Archive for the ‘Try this’ Category

Be A Charity Case

In Best Practices, Mission Statement, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Try this, You HAVE to on May 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

Who comes to mind when you think of celebrity giving?  U2’s Bono perhaps (one of the featured givers on celebrity giving site Looking To The Stars), maybe even people like Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys giving up Twitter for a good cause now and then.  Don’t forget the golf tournaments and baby holding done by groups like Rascal Flatts. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

What To Consider Before Going On Tour

In Best Practices, Best Practices, Live Music Venue, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Road Musician, Try this, You HAVE to on April 12, 2012 at 5:29 am

Coming down from Pittsburgh, the “City That Rocks” as ranked by Esquire Magazine in 2004 at the following popular Pittsburgh music venues and clubs, Chet Vincent & The Big Bend make Music City, USA a stop on their Spring tour schedule.  Appearing at The End, Chet brings his vulnerable vocals and throwback lyrics to the music lovers of Nashville. Read the rest of this entry »

Hope For Music: The DIY Generation

In Best Practices, D.I.Y., Facebook, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Performance, Singing, Social Media, Songwriting, Trends, Try this, Twitter, You HAVE to, YouTube on March 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

“If the milk industry can make their product seem sexy and increase consumer demand, there must be hope for music.” Gary Arnold, Merchandising Manager, Best Buy.  Using that logic, the hope that Spring evokes in all of us should be doubled in the hearts of those fighting the good fight in the ever changing landscape of the music business. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Well Dry?

In Best Practices, Music Business, Try this, You HAVE to on March 7, 2012 at 11:08 am

wellYou can’t draw water from a well that is dry. Creative burnout happens in a person when they have pushed themselves to the limit one too many times. The act of losing creative inspiration is not an old wives’ tale. This reality can hit anyone one of us at anytime. Whether you have a desk job you fall deeper and deeper out of love with or you are a painter that has lost his spark, creativity does not discriminate and can choose to escape us at whim. This exodus can happen at the most inopportune times. Just when we have agreed to four more projects and we need inspiration, you can hit the road block and the detour begins. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

The Cajon & You

In Best Practices, expression, Music, Musician, Performance, Studio, Try this, You HAVE to on January 31, 2012 at 9:53 am

No matter what your role in the music industry, from a manager to an artist, from a songwriter to someone who just enjoys pickin’ on the guitar on your porch, the cajon is at the very least an interesting instrument, and possibly an important part of your live show or recording. Read the rest of this entry »

YouTube Tips for Success from Olivia Mitchell

In Best Practices, D.I.Y., Facebook, Know This, Music, Social Media, Try this, Twitter, You HAVE to, YouTube on August 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

Guest Blogger: Olivia Mitchell

Hello! My name is Olivia Mitchell and I’m a country/pop singer-songwriter from North Carolina. As an independent artist in the midst of this new technological era of music, I’ve resorted to promoting my songs via numerous online social networking sites. Though Facebook and Twitter have definitely helped me solidify my fan base, YouTube is where it all started. 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 »

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