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Indie Connect’s ongoing blog with new training and news.

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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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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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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3 Major Challenges That Keep Most Music Careers from Flourishing

If you truly have talent but you’re not going as far and fast as you wish you would, there are usually just a few reasons why: 1. You’re good at what you do but you don’t stand out from the crowd. You need to be unique in at least one prominent way. That’s how you…

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10 Tips For Getting The Gigs You Really Want

by Vinny Ribas Every artist has their list of ‘dream gigs’ that they’d really like to play. Here are some tips for getting those gigs. Work your way up to the gig. Start playing smaller venues with similar crowds. Leverage your successes there to sell your act to your target venue.  Study everything about your…

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10 Ways To Land More Gigs

These days many artists are struggling to get as many gigs as they need, and especially to get them at the rate of pay they need. Here are a few suggestions for filling your calendar. These particular ideas may not fit you perfectly, If not, just be aware of the creative ways you can increase…

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11Radio.com Interviews Vinny Ribas

Vinny Ribas the CEO and founder of Indie Connect and the Virtual Music Conference, was interviewed recently by Joe Carroccio of 11Radio.com. The discussion revolved around valuable tips for indie artists. You can hear the interview here: http://11radio.com/archives/10177 11Radio plays a wide variety of independent music and is heard worldwide! For information on submitting your songs,…

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