Tag Archives: Vinny Ribas

3 Strategies For Getting Gigs

© 2013 Vinny Ribas The number of well-paying gigs seems to be getting smaller.  That is why every artist needs to realize that there are 3 different strategies that he or she can use to fill the calendar. The first and most obvious is to try to get gigs that already exist. An example of this…

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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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Why Can’t I Just Play My Music And Write My Songs?

© 2012 Vinny Ribas I meet hundreds of talented artists and songwriters every month, some of who have attained widespread success in the music industry. I am often shocked by the high percentage of them who do not really know how the music industry works. It’s one thing to have a hit song, or songs.…

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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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12 Strategies For Long Term Success As An Indie Artist

Steps every indie artist should take to lay a solid career foundation! © 2012 Vinny Ribas Never stop networking. Always seek to meet new people and develop and maintain relationships. This includes all people from all walks of life. You never know who they know or will meet. You can’t know who is going to…

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Making Extra Money While You Are On The Road

© 2012 Vinny Ribas It’s no secret that it is often challenging for artists on the road to make enough money to pay all of their tour expenses and still take home a decent salary. One solution is to find or create opportunities to generate additional income at the same time, such as those listed…

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Making Money As A Singer Or Musician Without Touring

© 2012 Vinny Ribas For many artists, touring is simply not an option. There are thousands of reasons for this, including other employment, not wanting to leave their families, health challenges etc. Whatever the reason, the good news is that it is still possible to make a decent income without going on the road. Here…

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Advantages In Hiring An Experienced Producer For Your Demos Or Master Recordings

© 2012 Vinny Ribas These days every other musician owns a home recording studio of one form or another. This makes it easy to seriously consider cutting costs by producing yourself and recording your demos at home or in a friend’s studio. There are certainly times when that is all you really need, such as…

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Indie Artist Online Starter Kit

by Vinny Ribas Here is a list of some of the first things that a new artist can to do to establish his or her presence online. Have Your Own Website If possible, purchase your name as your domain (MyName.com). You can buy it at GoDaddy.com, If possible, get the .net and .org extensions as well.…

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