Hey there. How the hell have you been? I know it's been awhile since we last spoke -- a little too long, actually. I want to assure you that all is well on my end of the computer screen, and I hope that the same goes for you. Last time you were here with me, we discussed some of my ideas on "training the mind" to better prepare you for your ascension. I hope you took the time to really digest and absorb what was said in order to get the full effect and really feel the power of that particular column.
Nine Inch Nails orchestrator Trent Reznor has not only broken boundaries with his music, but with his tactics regarding the music industry, as well. Reznor was one of the first mainstream musicians to actively take on and attack what he saw as unfair practices within the music industry. In a newinterview with TuneCore , Reznor again goes in-depth with his music industry analysis. Reznor took the interview to the very beginning of Nine Inch Nails’ fling with the industry. “What I was hearing when we were first getting signed was, “By your third or fourth album if you get your audience, that’s what we’re aiming for, and we look at you as a Prince type character, with a career like the Cure, or Depeche Mode or bands that’ve been around for a long time and that will continue to be around.”
NOTE: We’re proud to publish this guest column from long-term ReverbNation artist Cheryl B. Engelhardt. Not only is she sharing valuable information and excerpts from her e-course, “In The Key Of Success: The Five Week Jump-Start Strategy,” she’s also offering the whole course to fellow ReverbNation musicians at deep discount. Keep reading to find out more. So you’ve made a record. Hopefully you’re starting to look at yourself like a business with a product to sell and money to make.
Swiss-based Soundslates.com (beta) is an online collaborative music-making community that’s one part social media platform and one part creative exchange platform. The service offers a simple collaboration tool for musicians, producers, songwriters, and sound professionals around the world to contribute to and complete each other’s tracks. "I was frustrated by not being able to find exactly the right person to share my musical vision with, who was passionate about their work and simply wanted to make music together," said Pierre Seylan, 22, founder of Soundslates.com . "Sometimes you're just missing vocals, a beat or a riff. I'd be quite happy to pay an unsigned but talented musician for just the right sound to complete my composition." Once one creates their personal profile on the site, artists can open projects called “collabs" and post job offers, or browse the community to build a composition as a group.
I was asked to tutor a musician in my area who never faced composing from scratch. Of course, there are several approaches to composition, but here’s what you will refer to as a composer: - Harmony - Melody
Are you wondering how to get people from YouTube to your website? Are you looking for ideas to move people from watchers to clickers? Keep reading to learn how. Why YouTube for Traffic? With an impressive three billion daily views, this video-sharing platform stakes its claim as the world’s second-largest search engine (behind Google) and is considered the third most-visited website in the world. Think YouTube is only for Justin Bieber fans?
This is my guide for 'Do's and Don'ts' relating mostly to facebook connections and marketing for independent musicians and bands. Hope you can get something from this. I'm not going to pretend I know every single in and out about networking and marketing, not for facebook, and definitely not on a large scale. What I do know, is that there don't seem to be any clear guidelines for how to succeed respectfully in a relatively new centre for bands and musicians. Just as myspace had infamous 'street teams' and 'friend for friend' issues clouding the 'scene' and annoying the masses, facebook, as well as any other prominent networks have their own pitfalls for bands to think of as an easy ploy to attract new fans.
Your relationship with your fans has never been more important. They hold the money and are the ones that want to buy directly from you. They love your music and are whom you need to develop an intimate relationship with if you want your band’s career to grow. If used right Email and Email management is a powerful tool to make that fan relationship grow. Email can be used in a range of ways such as a personalized message to give them an update on your band or a call for action to buy something from you.
If you’ve been on Facebook lately (and we know you have), no doubt you’ve noticed that what your friends are listening to shows up in your ticker. Obviously, it’s a great opportunity for artists to get their music heard on the world’s biggest social network. But how do you get on there, exactly? The short answer is that you need to have your music on one of the integrated, licensed, music services like Spotify, MOG, Rhapsody, Rdio or others. Everything else is automatic. ReverbNation is here to help.
November 7, 2011 – Music business association NARM and digitalmusic.org, the virtual home of NARM’s digital initiatives, are happy to announce that six digital music companies, representing everything from subscription-based streaming services to internet radio stations to online DJ communities, have signed on as the association’s newest members. The new members are: Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that provides on-demand access to more than 15 million* songs. Available in nine countries, Spotify has more than 10 million active registered users and over 2 million paid subscribers.