Author Archives: Vinny Ribas

10 Tips For Up-And-Coming Artists

© 2013 Vinny Ribas The most common question I am asked by up-and-coming artists is “How do I get a good manager? Everyone I talk to just wants me to pay them money.” If that’s you, the reason you are having a challenge is because managers/management companies work off straight commission. They get a fixed…

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8 Possible Reasons You Are Stuck

© 2013 Vinny Ribas Lack of Planning – If you haven’t planned out your career path, then you are just winging it. Everything you do should have a defined purpose behind it and be well thought out. If you don’t know how to do this, find someone who does. “If you fail to plan, you…

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7 Common Mistakes That Can Derail Your Music Career

© 2013 Vinny Ribas Being apathetic when you have a small audience. It only takes one person with the right connections to move your career in to the stratosphere. He or she may be one of your audience members. Badmouthing, knocking or embarrassing someone, especially on the internet where it is often impossible to erase…

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The Immortal Marketing Channel: Leveraging Email Marketing In 2013 with Andrew Apanov

[private_freebie]Dotted Music founder,  Andrew Apaonov, gave this powerful presentation at the 2013 IC Virtual Music Conference.  In this 1 hour video, Andrew explains how to use email marketing to grow your fan base as well as keep them engaged. He reveals strategies that he has used to make Dotted Music one of the most popular…

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12 Steps To Growing Your Fan Base and Mailing List Quickly

© 2013 Vinny Ribas Having a large fan base is extremely important to selling more music and getting more gigs. It is also be the key to a successful CD release or fan-funding program. Growing your fan base requires 3 things: preparation, attraction and reciprocation. It is important to note that social network ‘friends’ and ‘likes’…

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12 Ways Musicians Can Help Their Communities

by Vinny Ribas If you are a musician, you have gifts that can help others. You also have some degree of influence, and with it the ability to use that influence for good. Here are some ways you can accomplish that: Volunteer to perform for nonprofit events Offer to perform for schools and include an…

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10 Causes Of Musician Burnout

It is very easy for a working musician to get burned out. As fun as it is to perform, write, record etc., it can also be gruelling. Here are some the the top causes of musician burnout: Lack of balance with family life, or no family life at all. Be sure to make sure that…

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Filling Dead Time In The Studio

© 2013 Vinny Ribas If you own a studio and record other artists in it, there will inevitably be down time, It doesn’t matter if you have a small home recording setup or a full blown, high-end studio. People cancel. The economy tightens so business slows down. More and more people have home studios and…

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101 Ways For A Musician To Make Money!

The age of artists just performing and selling CDs are passing us by quickly. The successful artist needs to create multiple streams of income. Here is a tremendous article from DIYMusician.CDBabycom on 101 ways that a musician can diversify his or her income sources. This e-book is from 2013. http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2013/06/101-ways-to-make-money-as-a-musician/

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Help! My Kid’s A Musician!

Thank you for watching ‘Help! My Kid’s A Musician!‘ Please click on the link below to download the accompanying workbook. It will walk you through everything that is covered in the videos so that you can determine what does and doesn’t apply to your family, and what, if any, your next steps should be. Help!…

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