Author Archives: Vinny Ribas

Costly Songwriter Mistakes

It’s Important To Understand The Business Side of Songwriting © 2019 Vinny Ribas You many be amazing at writing lyrics and/or music. You study the craft to ensure you know the all rules and when and how to break them. But have you taken the time to fully understand the business side of your songwriting…

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Fake Likes and Followers

There are some challenges with buying fake likes and followers that should cause you to think twice before employing the strategy.

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Controlling Your Brand

© 2019 Vinny Ribas Most artists are very aware that they need to establish their own brand. But many artists do not know exactly what that means and how to control it. In the simplest terms, your brand is what people picture when they see or hear your name, hear your music, see your logo,…

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7 Reasons You’re Not Getting The Gigs You Want

If you’ve been chasing gigs for a while but with limited success. it may be time to re-evaluate your entire approach and presentation. One or more of these could be the problem.

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In the Music Industry, What You Don’t Know Will Definitely Hurt You

Know what it takes to be taken seriously in the music industry. © 2019 Vinny Ribas Every industry has its own set of unwritten rules that every seasoned professional comes to know thoroughly. It could be a specific code of conduct that everyone in the business subscribes to. It might be a specific way something…

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The Hunt For Hashtags

© 2019 Vinny Ribas Hashtags are a tool. The reason you want to use them in your social media posts is so your posts will be discovered. This requires some serious thought and research. Here are some of the ways you can maximize the power of hashtags. Use hashtags that your potential fans use to…

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The Power of Discipline

© 2019 Vinny Ribas I used to write articles like this one 3-4 times every week to post on our website (www.indieconnect.com). I stopped a few years ago when I transitioned the company from a membership organization into a management and consulting company. Now, since we launched the Indie Connect App (www.indieconnectapp.com), I am forcing…

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5 Things Booking Agents Want From You

Some agents will require that you build a demand for your live show. However, you can pursue agents who represent soft-ticket gigs (venues that already have an audience and just need a great entertainer). A strong and appropriate promo video, pictures etc. If you’re going after theater gigs, your promo should be shot in a…

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10 Ways to ‘Shine’ in the Eyes of Your Fans

© 2019 Vinny Ribas The public is bombarded with new music and artists from every angle. The only way for you to attract a solid fan base is for your light to shine brighter than everyone else’s. Here is how you do that. Engagement – Involve your audience/fans in everything from your shows to your…

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The Fan Journey: From Listener To Super Fan

© 2019 Vinny Ribas In order to attract and retain new fans, it’s important to understand the fan journey. People don’t become your super fans in an instant, instead, you both go through a series of steps that eventually leads to some level of commitment to you. Your job is to masterfully guide them on…

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