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10 Places to Pitch Your Songs, Music or Skills

Check out YouTube, ReverbNation, Soundcloud etc. for cover artists who don’t write their own songs. Go to open mics to find great singers who don’t write their own songs. Music libraries like Crucial Music.com or MusicSupervisor.com for sync. Sites with sync and other pitch opportunities like Taxi, Broadjam and MusicOpps. To businesses to use your…

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How To Approach An Entertainment Buyer

I am a former booking agent and the talent buyer for the NV State fair. I now manage and consult artists, which involves contacting venues, booking agents and promoters. As such I can attest to the hundreds of artist pitches many entertainment buyers receive on a weekly basis from both sides of the fence. I…

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10 Reasons Singles Are A Smart Move For Independent Artists

© Vinny Ribas In recent years the industry has seen a dramatic move from artists occasionally releasing albums or EPs to frequently releasing singles. There are pros and cons to this. Purists, for example, argue that the whole idea of developing a project around some form of concept will become a lost art. I am…

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Why No One Engages With You Online

There are 7 things that will always cut through on EVERY online medium, and they initially have nothing to do with your music.

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7 Tips fora Better Music Performance, a Mini Guide!

Performing in front of a crowd; however, small it may be, takes a toll on one’s nerves. One shouldn’t let anxiety win. Most of the time people feel anxious as they throw up or start getting cramps.

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Building A Strong Set List

The flow of your set is just as critical as your ability to hit the right notes.

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Best Practices for Marketing Your Music on Twitter

As a microblogging and social media platform, Twitter is a powerful tool to promote your music. It can help you find the right audience, gain new followers, grow your fanbase and give you a firm foothold in the music industry.

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Work Backwards

2019 Vinny Ribas If you’re wondering why you’re not making progress in your career, it might be because do your planning by looking forward. The best way to achieve anything great is to state your absolute end goal, and then define the steps that will need to be done just before you reach it. Then…

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When Business Relationships Aren’t Working

At some point or another you are bound to experience a disagreement with a band member, a riff with your booking agent or manager, or even a disagreement with a club owner. The true test of professionalism and leadership is how you handle these kinds of situations. This is where the rubber meets the road

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Building Your Artist Dream Team

Who should be on your dream team depends on the kind of music you play, what your goals are, where you live and tour and more. There are 6 traits you should look for and insist on in your team members.

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