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How to Work a Music Event Like a Pro

July 3, 2015 // by Jayne Thorpe

The following is a guest post by creative coach, writer and media presenter, Jayne Thorpe. The event’s been marked on your calendar for a while.  Your music video’s been viewed enough times for you to believe you’re actually okay and you’ve even got a few regulars at your gigs.  Yet despite all of this there’s something about networking at music events that makes you clam up.  Your verbosity might know no bounds when it comes to song lyrics, but it vanishes when faced with someone who has the potential power to help your dream happen.  So how do you network like a pro? Start by taking some deep breaths.  Trite, I know, but it helps.  Next remind yourself that most people actually get a kick out […]

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Hey Musicians, Read This Before Emailing Bloggers and Podcasters

June 15, 2015 // by Ross Barber

I launched a video podcast with my good friend Marcio in October of 2014, and since we launched we’ve received many emails from artists and music business professionals who want to be interviewed on our show. These emails range from good to bad – some really manage to hook us in and make us want to know more. Whereas others only make us want to delete the email and forget we ever received it. I know it’s tough to get press, so I wanted to put together a few tips for reaching out to podcasters, bloggers, music websites, or any other outlet that may potentially want to feature you. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Know Who You’re Emailing If you’re […]

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Nick Blake

Guest Post: Vishnu’s Trumpet – A New Way to Discover Music

June 8, 2015 // by Nick Blake

The following is a guest post from Nick Blake of Vishnu’s Trumpet. Nick and his team are putting together an innovative platform which gives people a more curated approach to music discovery. Introducing Vishnu’s Trumpet: My team and I run an indie music blog that we’re turning into a streaming service & indie zine — sort of a digital love-child of MTV and Rolling Stone magazine. We’re doing everything radically different, starting with a financial model that makes digital work for artists (instead of the other way around). We specialize in discovery: helping our viewers discover rad new bands who are making incredible music. We posted the most-loved jams that our viewing community voted on last year to SoundCloud. The music is […]

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Angela - Muddy Paw PR

What to Expect When Hiring a Publicist

March 30, 2015 // by Angela Mastrogiacomo (Muddy Paw PR)

As a someone who works with musicians on a daily basis, I am often asked about aspects of the industry that are not within my area of expertise. Publicity is one of them. Many artists ask me if I can refer them to a publicist who can help them gain more exposure. I find that many artists have an unrealistic idea of what publicity involves and what can be achieved with a single campaign. With that in mind, I asked my friend Angela Mastrogiacomo, owner of Muddy Paw PR to talk about what an artist’s expectations should be when working with a publicist.

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#GoIndie Quotes

February 23, 2015 // by Ross Barber

In early 2014, I interviewed 16 independent musicians to get their thoughts and experiences about making a living as an independent musician. The series proved to be pretty popular, and as a result, I created image quotes for each of the artists. You can use these if you need a little motivation, or if you want to share them with a fellow musician. Enjoy!

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Lauren Faith // BACKSTAGE:UK

Photography for Musicians – A chat with Backstage:UK’s CK Goldiing

November 13, 2014 // by Ross Barber

Having worked with Lucozade, Q-Magazine and Richer Sounds, we chat with CK Goldiing – founder and photographer of BACKSTAGE:UK, supplying official photography for emerging musicians across the UK. What should a musician be looking for when they’re thinking about hiring a photographer? What are the most important things to consider?

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