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The Key To Financial Success As An Indie Artist: Build Machines

Most indie artists that I have met create first, and then wonder what to do with their creations.  It is vital to realize that an indie artist’s carer only becomes profitable when he (or she) puts processes in place to automatically turn his actions into income. Think about any other manufacturer. Would it be wise…

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Making Connections

Today’s Tip:  Build and maintain relationships with as many people as you can in and out of the music industry. You never know who they know, who they might meet, or who they might become (e’g head of a record label). You may not need them for another 5 years. But when you do, you…

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No Excuses For Not Having An Artist Or Musician Website

© 2012 Vinny Ribas More and more artists these days are using their Facebook page or ReverbNation page (and even their MySpace page) as their primary websites. When I ask them why they do not have a stand-alone website, they have a million reasons. I can quickly give you countless reasons why this is a mistake…

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Do Your Homework – Pre-Studio Production & Preparation

What to Know Before You Enter the Recording Studio © 2012 James Hearn http://www.jamesehearn.com This series explores things a band or artist needs to think about before spending time and money in a recording studio. As a producer and audio engineer for the past fifteen years or so, I’ve had the chance to work with…

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60 Days, 60 Backers….Kickstarter Confessions!

The following is a very candid blog by Indie Connect member, Alayna.  I have reprinted it with her permission because I believe it speaks to the heart of what we as artists really think and feel. If you are considering a fan-funding campaign with Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or any of the dozens of other similar sights,…

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Rules of Engagement – Building Strong Music Industry Relationships

The smartest thing any indie artist or songwriter can do is learn how to earn the support of  influential people. © 2012 Vinny Ribas With the growth of social networks has come the ability to connect with just about anyone. If you are adept at networking, either in person or online, you can contact people quite…

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15 Reasons Why Some Indie Artists Fail And Others Succeed

By knowing what separates indie artists that succeed from artists that fail, you can avoid the pitfalls that can keep your career from moving forward! © 2012 Vinny Ribas Work Ethic: Many artists are unwilling to do the behind the scenes work that successful artists do relentlessly. They may be waiting to be discovered. Successful…

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Giving The Gift Of Music

© 2011 Vinny Ribas In these tough economic times, everyone is cutting corners. One place we tend rto cut back is on gift-giving. Since you have musical talent, here are some ideas that can save you money and just might mean more to your family and friends than the anything you could buy from a…

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Don’t Wait To Make A Difference

© 2010 Vinny Ribas I am pleased at the number of artists that I meet who just want to be famous enough thatt they can ‘make a difference’ in the lives of others. However, I am concerned that they think they need to wait for celebrity status to have an impact. I believe that you…

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Guarding Your Brand And Reputation

© 2011 Vinny Ribas Let’s face it – we are all human. And as human nature would have it, sometimes we do or say something that we wish hadn’t. It might be a quick slip of the tongue, telling a joke that offends someone or sending an email that is construed wrong. And if we…

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