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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Money Magnets – How To Attract The Income You Need To Be A Successful Indie Artist

© 2015 Vinny Ribas  A smart indie artist brings in income from many different sources.  The most common are live gigs, back of the room music sales, music downloads, songwriting royalties, licensing and merchandise sales. Many artists are using fan-funding sites like Rockethub, Kickstarter, IndieGogo and PledgeMusic. Some are doing pay-per-view or donation-based web concerts…

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How To Make The ‘1000 True Fans’ Concept Work For You

© 2012 Vinny Ribas There is a lot of discussion regarding the ‘1000 True Fans’ concept that was introduced by Kevn Kelly. Some people say it works, others say that it is pure fantasy. My belief is that this can work perfectly, but only if you purposely put things in place to make it work!…

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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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‘Interviewing And Hiring An Artist Manager’ with Gregory Seneff, Esq. and Vinny Ribas

Interviewing potential band managers and hiring the right one can be one of the most important and career changing moves that you ever make. The right manager can propel your career forward. The wrong manager can take control of your career and your finances and run them both into the ground. So how do you…

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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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Getting Your Song Cut – Part 1

© 2015 Vinny Ribas Every songwriter dreams of getting that ‘big cut.’ Many don’t realize what it really takes to make that happen. Getting a major cut often requires several key components: Great songs – Without this nothing happens. The songs need to be better than what is being pitched by established writers. Study the…

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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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