Author Archives: Vinny Ribas

The Leader Of The Band

© 2009 Vinny Ribas Every business has a leader – someone who establishes the personality, attitude, work ethic, moral standards and code of conduct for the rest of the company. The person who founded the company automatically takes on that role from the very first day. Oftentimes he (or she) doesn’t even realize the impact…

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Branding: The ‘Cross Between’

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Stay Open-Minded To Options

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What Are Friends For? Your Street Team, Of Course!

© 2009 Vinny Ribas Being on stage with an appreciative audience is a very exhilarating experience. It is awesome feeling ‘popular’, even if it is just for a little while. However, in between shows, taking care of the business of getting gigs, marketing yourself, sending out contracts etc can be very frustrating. This is especially…

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How Much Do I Charge For My Gigs?

© 2015 Vinny Ribas These are the handout notes from a 3 hr. workshop that I conduct. I think you’ll get the gist of what I talk about and explain from these notes. Your Base Price = Your total expenses + the profit you NEED to make + the added profit would LIKE to make…

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What Does Success Look Like To You?

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Managing Time and Tasks As An Indie Artist

© 2009 Vinny Ribas The amount of things that an artist needs to do to be ‘successful’ can seem overwhelming at times. There’s songwriting, recording, rehearsing, taking instrument or voice lessons, performing, recording, marketing, booking gigs, making travel arrangements, generating publicity, buying equipment, bookkeeping and much more. So how do you handle all of these…

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A Formula For Making $100,000/yr. As An Indie Artist

Pro Members Only © 2009 Vinny Ribas Many artists believe that the more friends that they have on their social networks, the more popular they are. It certainly sounds impressive to say that you have 20,000 friends on your MySpace site. From a numbers standpoint alone, you have certainly increased your odds of finding real…

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Why Am I Stuck? – A checklist for indie artists.

© 2009 Vinny Ribas Let’s be honest. “I haven’t been discovered yet,” “I’m just not one of the lucky ones” and “I’ve just haven’t had that big break yet” are NOT reasons for stagnation or failure in the music business. They are excuses, and nothing else. There are only a handful of plausible reasons why…

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Engagement Budgeting Workbook (Excel)

In order to lnow that your business is profitable, you need to know every detail of each gig and every expense that you will incur. This detailed workbook (MS Excel) enables you to ask all the right questions to insure there are no suprise costs, that you’ve asked for enough to pay everythig and everyone,…

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