Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

"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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Sharing Is THE Concept

In Internet, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Try this, You HAVE to on November 3, 2009 at 5:00 am

Online Social Networking is a powerful tool most people are not sure how to harness. Here is a section from the article ‘Not a Site, but a Concept’: Tapping the Power of Social Networking:

The power of social computing [is the] force behind three major trends in the way people use the Internet.

First, “the process of information discovery is changing from a solitary activity to a communal activity,” said Kraus, citing as an example his own recent behavior in choosing an anniversary gift for his wife. He searched and found that candy is traditional for a sixth anniversary, then set up a message on his G-mail account, saying he needed ideas for a candy-based gift. Read the rest of this entry »

Attention = Trust = Fans = Career In Music

In Best Practices, Internet, Music Business, Musician, nashville, Networking, Ponder this, Songwriting, You HAVE to on October 14, 2009 at 11:04 am

Noise“Information overload” is not a new term.  The internet has brought the world to our finger tips.  We are bombarded with more facts than ever before.  Between e-mail, blogs, social networking, and online videos,  people are well informed.  You can imagine how “noisy” the internet is.  Compared to 500 or more cable channels on the television trying to produce content that is attractive, the internet offers a tsunami of options and opinions trying to engage the listener.

Therefore your biggest asset as a musician is to gain their attention.  Read the rest of this entry »


In Internet, Lyrics, Music Business, nashville, Networking, Songwriting, You HAVE to on October 1, 2009 at 6:00 am

thisThe advent of the Internet has turned the world upside down.  Now we know information more than ever and knowledge is literally at our fingertips.  Between desktop computers, netbooks, laptops, cell phones, and smart phones (are there dumb phones?) people are definitely connected.  In the business world companies are hiring social media experts and advertising has come to a crossroads, creating new models for product development with the revolution of social networking.  Oprah has embraced Skype as a way to connect with her audience.  Even Regis and Kelly have a weekly viral video segment (Regis doesn’t even know what the Internet is). Read the rest of this entry »

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