Monthly Archives: November 2012

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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Use Social Media To Your Advantage

Use social media for two primary purposes: to engage your current fan base and to reach a new audience. Social media is scary to some because it’s so impersonal, but if you treat it like a dialogue, it can be quite enjoyable for the fans. Engage them in your creative process. Ask their opinions. Be […]

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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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What Matters In Booking?

Let’s take a moment to touch on some of the best methods to go about booking the right venues: “Hello Mr. Venue Owner. I was calling to see if you’ve listened to our demo yet. We spent a lot of money at the best studio in town using the best producer in town. He really […]

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Five Common Myths In Recording

When making your first, second, or even third recording, there are some common myths I’d like to dispel. Myth #1: “People will care about my recording.” Unfortunately just because you record music, doesn’t mean people are going to automatically care. First, it has to be music that moves them. But how do you move them […]

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I Want To Be Rich and Famous

A notable actor once had a fan say to him, “I’d love to trade places with you. I’d love to be rich and famous.” The actor responded to that person by saying, “Try being rich first. See if that doesn’t solve most of your problems. The fame part really isn’t all it’s cracked up to […]

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