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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 »

You Are In The Business of Marketing (whether you like it or not)

In Best Practices, Marketing, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Try this, You HAVE to on April 20, 2011 at 6:01 am

Middle Brother as photographed by Amy Hobbs

In the instant age of Twitter and Facebook  checking you into events, celebrating your birthday and practically taking your pulse – Pandora’s box is as close to open as ever… With digital possibilities seemingly endless, the image of an artist/musician/band needs to be carefully crafted and protected now more than ever. Read the rest of this entry »

The Winners Are In (so far): Results from BMI & SESAC awards

In awards, BMI, Industry News, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock, Songwriting on November 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

Make your predictions for tonight's CMA Awards

It is a busy week for Country music’s finest!!  Knowing everyone will be off their tour buses and in town for the CMA Awards, BMI and SESAC honored away!  The BMI 2010 Country Music Awards (last night) and SESAC 2010 Nashville Music Awards (Monday night) made for a packed schedule and arms full of accolades.  Tonight’s CMA awards will the icing on the cake for many artists and writers in Music City. 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 »

CRS After Hours

In Best Practices, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Try this, You HAVE to on February 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

The 2010 Country Radio Seminar is off and running.  Last night, after a day of interviews, showcases, and industry discussions, the attendees of the seminar made their way to CRS After Hours at The Bridge.  After hours, The Bridge becomes more than a 4th floor glass structure connecting the hotel and public parking garage.  It is in this bar/lounge that industry veterans, hopefuls and wannabes stand on their musical clouds of wishful thinking and dream of what life would be life if we could all have a full time career in the music business that featured longevity, integrity, and some really good music; and yes – money! Read the rest of this entry »

Country Radio Seminar 2010, part 2

In Best Practices, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on February 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

View from inside the Bridge Bar

READ PART 1

At night, the attendees of the seminar meet up at the Bridge Bar in the Renaissance Hotel downtown. The room is packed with seminar attendees with the nightly addition of local hopefuls that drop in to network. A word of caution – do not sign any contracts or shake any hands with someone that promises you the moon. A common downfall of this event is when unsigned artists attend the nightly mixers in hopes of being discovered and they get “wined and dined” by middle aged men in suits that tell them what they want to hear. You can want something so badly that you will trust anyone you hear and believe their words. Put your “street smarts hat” on and go into the crowd confidently yet realistically. Read the rest of this entry »

Country Radio Seminar 2010

In Best Practices, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on February 22, 2010 at 11:30 am

Official CRS 2010 logo

Country Radio Seminar 2010 kicks off this Wednesday, February 24, 2010.

One of the largest media gatherings of any kind, each spring this Nashville convention and trade show brings together nearly 1,000 delegates from Country Radio with 1,000 music industry professionals for three days of “growth through sharing.”  Radio attendees include Program Directors, General Managers, Promotion Managers, Sales Executives and Air Talent. (description taken from crb.org)

Locally referred to as CRS, this musical meeting of the minds is a networking goldmine for aspiring artists, musicians, radio hopefuls, song pluggers, songwriters, etc… Read the rest of this entry »

Sara Evans: From Farms to Fans to Fiction

In Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock on January 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

Last week it was announced that Sara Evans is a new author.  The Sweet By and By was the highlight of her Nashville book signing!  Along with talking about the book and reading an excerpt, the crowd was eager to hear about Sara Evans – the singer and newlywed.  After the book reading there was a Q&A period where the guests of the book launch party were able to ask their questions.

On the horizon, Sara announced that her newest CD should be ready to go late winter, early Spring.  She has been busy writing all of the songs for the project… Read the rest of this entry »

Did Our Predictions Match?

In Best Practices, Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock on November 12, 2009 at 2:23 am

taylorThe night has come and gone and the 43rd Annual CMA Awards went off without a hitch.  This week the readers of the Nashville Music Buzz have been voting all week and making their opinions known.  How did our votes compare to the actual?  (the bullet percentages show what we here at the blog thought)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift

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