August 29th, 2013
If you love listening to music, you want to be able to listen to it at all times and by accessing it in convenient ways.
The radio has a lot of commercials, making it hard to truly embrace music. The internet has a lot of music, but you often have to pay for it. You may be able to get music on your TV without the commercials and without having to pay for it.
July 10th, 2013
Calling all serious musicians! We got this info and wanted to pass it along! Don’t miss out on some awesome opportunities!
Check out the details below:
DRIVEN Music Conference
Sheraton Hotel + Velvet Underground
Sept 26 – 29, 2013
- Mike Shea, Alternative Press / AP Tour CEO & Founder
The next Driven Music Conference is set for Atlanta this Sept 26-29!
Just added as a Featured Panelist: New Found Glory Manager Fred Croshal! Along with being New Found Glory’s Manager, Fred’s Croshal Entertainment Group has helped their artists and clients sell over 4 million records independently while creating new revenue streams along the way.
The Driven Music Conference connects artists and music fans with top music business executives. Artists have a chance to advance their careers at panel discussions led by Featured Panelists.
Sponsor / Vendor opportunities are available.
Among many others, past conference sponsors, vendors, partners and panelists have been represented by the following:
Atlantic Records (Steve Robertson, VP of A&R)
Warner Bros. Records
Warner / Chappell Music
Universal Music Group
Fueled By Ramen
The Recording Academy
NBC TV’s The Voice (Peter Cohen, Talent Producer)
Van’s Warped Tour (Kevin Lyman, Founder)
Alternative Press (Mike Shea, Founder)
This Sept 26-29 in Atlanta panel discussions will be at the Sheraton and the showcase performances will be at Velvet Underground.
Quotes From Featured Panelists and Showcase Performers
Program Guide From The Last Conference
Photos From The Last Conference
Is the Driven Music Conference for me?
Yes, if you’re interested in music. It’s for artists seeking the chance at advancement and to showcase for industry professionals, fans of live music, those studying music, anyone interested in the business side of music and those already active in the industry looking to make new contacts.
See you this Sept in Atlanta!
The Driven Music Conference Team
February 22nd, 2013
How to market yourself – You’re not Kanye
There is a big different when it comes down to how to market yourself if you are one of those established artists over being a new band. Too many of the new bands look to established artists as a benchmark and a template when it comes down to how to market yourself online. Unfortunately, many of these new bands don’t realize that those online posts from established artists that have millions of followers all too often are not going to be as productive or effective for the new band.
BUT WAIT… there’s more!
Read the full article and watch the video here! –> http://www.lorenweisman.com/2013/02/13/how-to-market-yourself/
February 4th, 2013
Hey Artists / Musicians – Are You Unsigned?
Check out Unsigned Only — a different kind of music competition, period.
2013 judges include Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Neon Trees, Iggy Pop, Of Monsters & Men, and many more.
Deadline: March 14, 2013!
To enter, visit www.unsignedonly.com
Unsigned Only is a unique international music competition geared toward solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label record company.
Unsigned Only is looking for an outstanding, talented performer… the “gem” of an artist waiting to be discovered. Unsigned Only has a highly esteemed judging panel, including recording artists such as Carly Simon, Iggy Pop, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), Neon Trees, Eve and many more.
In addition to $10,000 and other great prizes, the Grand Prize winner will also receive one-on-one mentoring from high-profile music industry executives from some of the world’s top record labels including Universal Republic, Capitol, Atlantic Records, Word Label Group, and many more.
For more information and to enter, go to http://www.unsignedonly.com
September 19th, 2012
Posted by Marcus Taylor
This guest blog post was written by Marcus Taylor, founder of The Musician’s Guide — a website that helps DIY musicians learn about the insides of the music industry, and download useful legal resources including publishing contracts & producer contracts.
We all know that “who you know” and “being in the right place at the right time” play an important role in attaining success as an artist. What we often forget, though, is that we’re the ones responsible for building those connections.
Whilst researching the intricacies of how successful people network for my book last year, my co-writer Rob and I noticed that for two people to meet, they must go through a 3-stage process.
First of all, they must be aligned in the same space at the same time, either geographically (e.g. in the same room) or virtually (e.g. on Twitter). Secondly, they must connect through some form of introduction, and finally they must engage in deeper conversation to create a long-term relationship.
In this post I want to focus on those first two points, and share with you seven tips to help you meet more music business contacts.
Read full article here: 7 Ways to Build Music Business Contacts
September 19th, 2012
Article by Talentz Bank
The most important factor in your music career: The Fan Factor
A committed fanbase is tantamount to a successful music career. The ‘Fan factor’ is key factor, it cannot be ignored. You need fans…
Focus on building a fanbase first and not an industry friend base.
If you’ve got no fans, which mean no acceptance and no recognition, then there’s no way you can be seen as relevant in the music industry. Who wants to be friends with Mr. nobody? If you command great followership, Mr. Top celeb will ‘see’ you…
Read full article here: The Most Important Factor…
September 19th, 2012
Article By Cliff Goldmacher
It takes a combination of factors including patience, perseverance and, most importantly an undeniable work ethic to rise above the masses of songwriters all hoping to get their songs out in the world.
I’d like to begin this article by saying that I’m not a cynic. On the contrary, I’m a big believer that if your dream is to have success with your music, then, in time, you will find that success. However, there are rarely shortcuts in our line of work and being a gifted songwriter, in my experience, simply isn’t enough to guarantee success. It takes a combination of factors including patience, perseverance and, most importantly an undeniable work ethic to rise above the masses of songwriters all hoping to get their songs out in the world.
Read full article here: Four Reasons Talent Isn’t Enough.