Author Archives: Vinny Ribas

Leveraging Your Notoriety, Reputation and Influence

The more popular you become the more influence you will have over others. Use it wisely and for good and you will earn the respect and trust of people from all walks of life!

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The Benevolent Buzz

Utilizing Nonprofit Relationships To Enhance Your Reputation. © 2015 Vinny Ribas Getting and maintaining a positive reputation is the key to having a long and stable music career. There are countless ways to create what I call a ‘benevolent buzz’ around yourself, your music and your act. Here are a three: 1. Volunteer to perform at fundraisers…

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What Makes Artists and Musicians Successful?

© 2015 Vinny Ribas As with any business, those who ‘make it’ tend to have a number of things in common. These range from what they know and how they think to who they surround themselves with. Here are a few short things every successful artist and musicians has in their tool belt. A Professional…

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10 Possible Reasons You’re Not Getting The Gigs You Want

Every artist has that group of gigs that they have tried and tried to book but to no avail. Here are some of the reasons why you may be losing those gigs to others.

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7 Possible Reasons Why Your Career Isn’t Taking Off

You might have unbelievable talent. You may be investing a lot of money into recording, gear etc. You can be spending countless hours talking yourself up on social networks. But if you don’t seem to be making any progress in your career. there is still something amiss. Here is a brief checklist ofsome reasons you…

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7 Critical Mistakes Many Recording Artists Make

© 2015 Vinny Ribas One of the most rewarding experiences that artists have is recording their music. It’s exhilarating.  It’s a tremendous creative outlet. It’s the payoff for a lot of hard work. And it’s their legacy. Unfortunately, many artists don’t achieve all they hoped for out of their recordings, and often it is because…

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Using Your Story To Attract And Engage Fans

© 2015 Vinny Ribas There are countless numbers of reasons why people go into the music business. The same holds true for the choices they make in their music careers, including what they play, where they perform, how often they gig, who they perform with, what they write, who they write with etc. Some are…

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10 Tips For Getting The Gigs You Really Want

Hear this article discussed in depth on the Business Side of Music Podcast HERE! 2014 Vinny Ribas All too often artists end up settling for playing gigs that they don’t necessarily enjoy just because they need the money. But it is possible to get the gigs you really want. You just need to follow these…

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Questions Artists Must Know The Answers To Before Calling For A Gig

© 2014 Vinny Ribas Before you make a call for another gig, be sure you have all of these answers ready. It will show that you are a professional who takes care of business.[private_member] How much do you charge? You’ll look like an amateur if you fumble over this. Know your rates for one or…

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How to Get your Music in TV, Movies and More

Pete Rogers, TuneCore In 1997, a 15-year old album by a previously obscure (at least in the US) German techno band received a rush re-release in order to sate a sudden surge of demand. Why was the public suddenly clamoring for a recording that had been totally off the radar for a decade and a…

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