The L!ssen Reunion that took place at the historical Howard Theatre is scheduled to be released as a full combination DVD and2 CD set this month on Tuesday, July 15th. The track listing consists of: Instrumental Intro (Band Entrance), Kwick Intro, Pusher Lover Girl, Tom Ford, Drunk In Love, Southeast … Continue reading
When it comes to building your music career, Social Media is a zero-sum game. Your fans should only like one band: your band. There’s simply not enough social media to go around. As an artist, you must either conquer social media outright or leave nothing behind but scorched earth. Here’s how. Some important things to remember if … Continue reading
[This post was written by guest contributor Dave Kusek of New Artist Model.] In the past, there was only one way to release an album. You spend months – or even years – writing and recording an album, you build up to the release date with a tour announcement and lots … Continue reading
I’ve been hearing from a lot of bands who’ve had it with Facebook. These groups have spent years (and lots of money) using the platform to build a community of 1,000 or 10,000 or 50,000 Facebook followers. Now Facebook wants them to pay more money in order to reach the very same people that’ve already liked their band […]
“I’ve been teaching and researching marketing for a couple of decades,” says music marketing expert Bob Baker, “and there’s one thing I know with certainty: Most creative people are uncomfortable, confused or downright disdainful about marketing.“ In the video clip above, Bob shows you how to break that pattern, reframe the concept, and get on […]
By John Rampton If you’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming about starting your own business, this is the article for you. You already know that launching a company can be an intimidating process requiring tons of hard work. But the question has been lingering with you day and night. Maybe … Continue reading
As Spinal Tap reminds us, it’s a fine line between stupid and clever. This is particularly true in the world of popular music, where one bad move can kill an otherwise great tune. Here’s a list of ways to sabotage your next song during the writing or recording process 1. Long intros — Ever heard the saying, “Don’t bore […]
Source: WENN Last year, on August 19, many were stunned and saddened to hear about the news of Lee Thompson Young’s death. The actor, known for his work on the Disney show, The Famous Jett Jackson, and his recent work on the TNT show Rizzoli & Isles, was found dead … Continue reading
[This article was written by guest contributor Brandon Seymour.] I’ve played in bands on and off for nearly 15 years. In addition to being a musician, I’m also passionate about marketing. Over the past couple of years, I’ve written several articles aimed at helping local, independent musicians improve their online marketing strategy by boosting brand […]
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Time to look towards what’s next – away from Facebook. [This article was written by Greta Gothard of The Gothard Sisters. It originally appeared on the band’s website and is addressed to their fans. I thought it’d be valuable to repost here as Greta does a great job summarizing the frustrations many independent musicians feel regarding Facebook. She […]
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DreamWorks Animation has released the trailer for “Home,” which shows Rihanna and Jim Parsons voicing an unlikely pair. Rihanna provides the voice of a teenage girl named Tip, and Parsons is the alien Oh — a named taken from the annoyed groans of his peers whenever he shows up. The … Continue reading
The Go-G- Slide Song and video is a tribute to the Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, and features many of his friends, associates and bandmates, including: DJ Kool; Sugar Bear; Tony P; KK Brown; Kim Scott; Bryan Mills; Brad Clements; Greg Boyer; Sweet Cherie; Dave Dyson, Mighty Moe Hagans; and … Continue reading
At the 2014 American Black Film Festival, standouts included Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee,… Continue reading