In Best Practices, Music Business, nashville, Songwriting on April 29, 2012 at 10:51 am
Interesting title for what you are about to read… We are taught very basic skills from birth:
- Say please and thank you
- Mind your manners, be polite
- Always be on time
- Respect your elders
- Encourage your friends
These life skills and guiding principals, along with many others I am sure, are instilled in us as children. However somewhere between childhood and “know-it-all adulthood” people forget the simple graces of social interaction and begin to think that these rules don’t apply and that they can do it better. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
In Best Practices, Music Business, nashville, Uncategorized, You HAVE to on October 29, 2009 at 5:00 am
When musicians first come to Nashville they receive advice from all angles and ages. Since there is no exact formula for success, people become zealots for what has worked for them and what they are familiar with. They are eager to share tips and secrets with newcomers. But remember, Nashville is a personal journey – what opens a door for one person may close the same door for another.
The lead singer of a cover band might tell you, “You HAVE to sing in a bar on Lower Broad to be heard!” In contrast, a songwriter could say, “You MUST avoid the bars on Lower Broad if you want to be taken seriously.” This type of contradiction can be found all over town. People will lovingly disagree on what bars to play at, who to write with, what organizations to join, what zip codes to sing in, how much money projects should cost, etc… Read the rest of this entry »
In Best Practices, Music Business, nashville, Networking on October 5, 2009 at 11:26 am
The music industry is a people business. If you want to work with someone, they have to know you or know of you. It should be your job, along with actually making and showcasing your music, to become familiar with people and this town. That being said, what I have not made clear is how to protect yourself and keep your integrity intact. Since moving to town I have warded off unwanted advances, strip clubs, racial prejudice, and drugs – all coming from people I thought wanted to “write” with me, “help” me with my career, etc… Read the rest of this entry »