Monthly Archives: December 2012

5 viral videos of 2012

Videos are the number one way fans find new music. If you don’t believe you need a good video to promote your music, you probably also think Myspace is still the best way to get discovered. Your video does not need to be expensive.  There are a million different ways to make a great video. […]

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Everyone is smarter than you…

I have made many mistakes during my career in the music business.  And they are indeed numerous.  I often realize these mistakes in the least likely of places, at the most odd times. But something I learned early on is that everyone is smarter than me, at something.  No matter what business you are in, […]

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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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YouTube is the new MTV and Radio all in one…

If you take the time to record some great music, don’t ruin it by not having a great video.  You know as well as I do that people discover new music through YouTube.  Make a video and don’t spend a lot of money. Below are 3 low-budget (or free) videos.  Vote for your favorite at […]

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This book is dedicated to…

This book is dedicated to: My English teacher who said, “Dave, writing just isn’t your thing.” My music teacher who said, “Dave, music just isn’t your thing.” My ex-girlfriend who said, “Dave, you need to give up this music business dream and get a real job.” And to my parents, Joe and Ruth Rose, who […]

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Who is Allison Moorer?

Who is Allison Moorer? Please don’t ask me that question if you ever run in to me in person.  I’ll punch you in the neck. I don’t know why I just said that.  I’ve never punched anyone in my life. No, I will not punch you.  Instead I will likely smile and give you a […]

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Amazon…

This is the first book I’ve ever written, so I’m learning a lot about the publishing business along the way.  I have been fascinated with Amazon.  I’ve always known they were a great store, but really had no idea just how enormously popular they were until today. When I went to bed last night, 12/12/12, […]

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Behind the book…

Writing this book was hard.  Actually, the writing part was easy.  It was the rest of it that was hard, most notably the editing, layout, design, distribution, marketing and publicity.  The actual contents of the book only took me about five or six months to write.  The rest of it has taken almost a year. […]

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Dave Talks To Students About The Music Business

On Nov. 12, Author Dave Rose delivered a guest lecture to a group of students at the Living Arts College in Raleigh, N.C.  During this lecture, Rose discussed the topics and major take-away points from the book. Click play below for a video narrated by Dave with shots from the lecture!

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