Category: The Business of Music

2 Simple Methods To Super Boost Traffic To Your Music Website!

by thomlaudcu

One thing is for certain: you need traffic (people) coming to your site in order to grow revenue or downloads. I would like to share two simple, successful methods to bring people to your internet site.

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What I’m writing to share is not a little magic wand that’s going to zap your site and people will suddenly emerge. No, these actions are straightforward and will assist you to get a quick start with your  site promotion.Continue reading 2 Simple Methods To Super Boost Traffic To Your Music Website!

3 Insanely True Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Record Deal

by Bryan Hufford

A major label record deal – The dream that millions of musicians chase every day, praying for the moment when a major label exec will come and sweep them from the bottom and launch them into stardom. The sad and harsh reality is that only a small percentage (and I mean VERY small) will get signed to a major label deal.

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Not only that, but out of that small percentage, an even SMALLER percentage go on to becoming a superstar. I hate to say it, but it’s reality – a reality that many musicians just don’t understand or grasp, unfortunately. BUT – This doesn’t mean you should give up your music career. In fact, that would be foolish of you. Why? Because you can make it on your own!Continue reading 3 Insanely True Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Record Deal

Aspiring Music Talent Needs the Right Music Promotion and the Correct A&R Contacts

By Gene Schwerman

There are new and very ambitious music promotion companies available now to aspiring music talent nationally. Music talent looking for A&R contacts and music industry connections can find companies in the business of scouting music talent for Record Labels, Music Publishers and TV & Movie Music Supervisors. Music promotion daily gravitates further away from tradition creating ever closer ties to the internet and especially internet marketing!

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Many times the groups with the most music talent are discovered in due course and get the recognition they deserve in a fairly straightforward manner, other groups do not. Many need some kind of representation, preferably fairly aggressive, to help with music promotion, with the right A&R connections, if they wish to be “discovered” for their music talent.

The most successful of these music promotion companies use the internet for much of their music promotion. Taking advantage of the internet allows these companies to rapidly disseminate information about the musicians, speed communications for getting them gigs, provide samples of their work, and so on.Continue reading Aspiring Music Talent Needs the Right Music Promotion and the Correct A&R Contacts

How to Get Started As a Session-Demo Singer

It’s not easy to get gigs singing on sessions or demos. You can’t just send out a resume and expect to get an interview and a job. You need to be methodical and treat the job hunt as a business, because that’s what it is.

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Tom Gauger in a post on Singeruniverse.com has more to say:

As a singer, trying to break into the music industry, even as a session singer with no real aspiration of signing an artist deal, it can be tough – But it is doable and with real talent and drive you can make it. One of the most appealing aspects to session singers is that it does in fact take talent if you’re in it for the long haul, making it feasible to break into the market.Continue reading How to Get Started As a Session-Demo Singer

Music Business – Cash in on the Big Show

by Greg Joes

Summer is prime time for large musical festivals. Every genre and crowd has their own music business in all major festivals. Between musicians, fans, and press the event can be a practical who is who of any given scene. Regardless of who is there the large volume of people make a music festival (or any show really) the perfect opportunity to spread the word about your own music business.

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I know that we all have been at a show or festival and been handed a flyer to another show. I typically find this action annoying, but that is because the presentation of the person handing out the flyer. They act as if they are handing out a sample of toothpaste on the street during lunch hour. If you are passing out flyers or demos you need to impress the people in the ten seconds you have their attention.Continue reading Music Business – Cash in on the Big Show