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 … Continue reading How To Suck At Social Media: Bad Advice For Bands
[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 … Continue reading 5 Different Ways To Release Your New Music
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 … Continue reading 50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business
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 … Continue reading Family Of Lee Thompson Young Opens Up About His Battles With Bipolar Disorder Nearly A Year After His Death
[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 … Continue reading Rihanna Voices Little Curely Haired Tip in “Home”
Wisdome Speeks Band & Show CHECK OUT VIDEO CLIP BELOW: Continue reading Wisdom Speeks Presents “Tattle Tellers” [Video]
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; … Continue reading The Official “Go Go Slide” Song/Video: Tribute to Chuck Brown
At the 2014 American Black Film Festival, standouts included Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, Spike Lee,… Continue reading The 2014 Full List: American Black Film Festival Awards Winners
Marc Cary came up playing in go-go bands in DC during the 1980s, when he was a founding member of the Hi Integrity Band. He played alongside leading lights of the city, people like Iceberg Slim and Meshell Ndegeocello. Meanwhile, he showed amazing amounts of natural talent early on, and a number of the city’s jazz musicians took him under their wing. When Dizzy Gillespie heard a teenage Cary play in the Blues Alley youth band one day, he told the kid he should move to New York. The youngster eventually took the trumpet legend’s advice, leaving UDC in 1990 … Continue reading Marc Cary: Bringing It Back To His Go-Go Roots