Tag Archives: Music Industry

5 Key Tips For Musicians Using Facebook Ads

21 Aug

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“The words ‘Facebook page’ and ‘music career’ tend to pop up in a lot of the same sentences these days, with the health of former typically being seen as vital to the success of the latter.

It’s easy to see why: many labels and promoters assume that a band with a lot of Facebook fans is genuinely popular (and thus worthy of attention), and many musicians assume that having a large Facebook following will ensure high turnout at gigs and lots of direct-to-fan album sales.

Whilst these assumptions are often misconceptions, Facebook can play a very important role in raising a band’s profile – so long as a few things are kept in mind.

We’re going to provide a few hacks to help ensure you get the most out of a music ad campaign on the platform.”

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“Negotiating A Music Producer Agreement: 7 Key Issues”

17 Aug

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“Whether you’re a music producer, or a performing artist working with a producer, it’s important to discuss the terms of your arrangement with each other.

While it’s better late than never to formalize the artist-producer relationship, it’s easier to start the conversation before heading into the studio, and much easier before the music generates interest and money.

What does a producer do? They generally oversee the production of the song, record the artist’s performance and produce artistically, commercially, and technically viable masters.

On one end of the spectrum of formalizing the relationship is not talking about the relationship. On the other side is a producer agreement negotiated by a music lawyer for both the producer and artist. Many people land somewhere in between. The reasons why relying on a music agreement you found online are problematic could fit an entire other blog!

One purpose of this blog is to touch on some of the relevant issues when negotiating a producer agreement.”

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“15 Ways Your Band Can Stand Out By Going The Extra Mile”

15 Aug

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“They say “The Extra Mile Isn’t Crowded”, but why is that? And what’s the “extra mile” mean for you? What are some extras you’re willing to provide that other bands or musicians may take for granted? Here are some ways you and your band might be able to stand out at club gigs and private gigs.”

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Need Help With Time Management? Look No Further!

14 Aug

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“Time is valuable, which means time management is a valuable skill – especially for indie musicians who have to manage all the facets of their music careers.

Time: it’s something we never feel like we have enough of. There just never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done.

And boy is there a lot to do as a musician… practicing, recording, writing, rehearsing, mixing, gigging, promoting on social media, emailing your list, managing your website, planning your gig schedule, ordering merch, organizing your album release, creating YouTube videos, trying to get your music licensed, networking… the list goes on.

It’s easy to go days or weeks feeling like you’re running around juggling everything – like you’re always busy all the time – and still find you’re not making any real progress.

You see, the solution isn’t doing more things. You need to organize your time to get more of the right things done – more of the things that will actually get you closer to finishing your projects and accomplishing your goals.

The thing is, time is valuable. Every hour you spend doing something that’s not getting you closer to finishing your projects is wasted time.

So today, let’s go through a few time management steps you can take to make your days more productive.”

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You Bay Area Music Lovers Won’t Want To Miss This Amazing Show Happening Tomorrow!!!

11 Aug

Ready for avant garde? Something neo fresh and tasty?

Starting this weekend at the San Jose Jazz Fest 2017, the Xman – Charles Xavier – is cooking up new sounds and explorations for Bay Area music fans who expect the unexpected! Together again, trumpeter Clifford Brown III, as CB3, and The Xman appear as The Neo Jazz Men at San Jose’s biggest jazz gathering of the year! The fest selected them for their compositions that represent the vanguard of jazz and electronica fusion. Four performances in two days, The Neo Jazz Men are performing at the free music stages, so neo jazz can be available to everyone! See the map and schedule below for Sat., Aug. 12 and Sun. Aug. 13 in downtown San Jose. For an indoor setting, mark your calendar for the Sunday, 4pm show at Cafe Frascati.

If the Northern Peninsula is better for you, join The Xman at Burlingame’s largest street festival of the summer – on Burlingame Avenue – on Saturday, Aug. 19 – 4pm.
SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 2017 THE NEO JAZZ MEN SCHEDULE:

Free Music for the Public

Sat., Aug 12

11am – 1pm: on S. First Street, adjacent to the Fairmont San Jose

4pm – 6pm: on Paseo de San Antonio, adjacent to the Fairmont San Jose

Sun. Aug. 13

11am – 1pm: on West San Fernando Street, adjacent to San Jose Museum of Art

4pm – 6pm: Caffe Frascati, 315 S. 1st Street

Here are some great money-making tips for your home studio!

10 Aug

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“If you have acquired some gear and skills there are some things that you can do to add to your income and not be fully dependent on your main act. Here are some ideas of what you can do…”

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Here are important things to keep in mind while negotiating a music producer agreement

9 Aug

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“Whether you’re a music producer, or a performing artist working with a producer, it’s important to discuss the terms of your arrangement with each other. While it’s better late than never to formalize the artist-producer relationship, it’s easier to start the conversation before heading into the studio, and much easier before the music generates interest and money.”

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