Category Archives: Artist and Band Questions

Raleigh’s 15 most notable albums.

By: Dave Rose  www.DaveRose.info I was raised in North Carolina.  I graduated from NC State University in Raleigh, NC.  And 20 years ago I co-founded and am still president of Deep South Entertainment (DSE Music Group), a  company based in Raleigh.  Partially why I never made New York, LA, or Nashville my home – although […]

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Artists I have learned from….

In my book I share what I have learned from some of the artists I have worked with, or do work with.  They’ve all taught me some amazing lessons about the music business…. and about life. Bruce Hornsby:   Allison Moorer:   Parmalee:   Vienna Teng:   Michael Sweet (as a 2008 member of Boston): […]

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Patrick Johnson (WPTF) and I discuss Caleb Johnson, American Idol, The Voice, IBMA, Bluegrass, Tom Petty, and Atlanta Rhythm Section

Patrick Johnson (WPTF) and I…. CLICK to Listen to the clip: http://chirb.it/GHIrM8

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From Dypers to Stryper and all the crap in between.

That was the silly working title we had as Michael Sweet and I worked through his new autobiography more appropriately titled: Honestly – My Life and Stryper Revealed. In 1986 I attended my first concert, Stryper.  Years later I would have the  honor of managing the band, and most recently I co-wrote the singer, Michael […]

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A real email from a real artist…

There’s an entire chapter in my book on the importance of good communication. This guy has obviously not read it. If you’re not going to take the time to communicate well, I might just decide to have a little fun with our correspondence. I’m not talking about the occasional typo, or even outright spelling mistakes. […]

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

Q: Lauren from New York City, NY asks: How often should an artist tweet in order to expand a fan base? A: It’s more about what you tweet than how often. You can’t go six months without tweeting and expect it to work. My recommendation is at least daily, but on days that are more […]

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How can you score a meeting with a label rep?

Vincent from Miami, FL asks: How can you score a meeting with a label rep? Make undeniably brilliant music and you’ll get more meetings than you could ever imagine. And P.S. –  Don’t use the word “score.” It makes you sound like a tool. Don’t worry about getting a meeting. Worry about making music that […]

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