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Entries in networking (29)

Thursday
Apr252019

Networking For Introverts

As a newsletter recipient of Dorie Clark (keynote speaker, author of “Stand Out Networking”) I became aware of a fantastic article in the Harvard Business Review that suits my company tamanguu very well, in which she discusses the challenges and solutions for introverts in business networking.

Many music artists, but also music managers, who I met in my music business career, were introverted people. It sounds as paradoxical as it is when Dorie Clark characterises herself as introverted, despite she is often on stage as a keynote speaker. However, performing on stage is something different than business networking off the stage. Also for extroverts, this article includes some useful hints and insights.

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Thursday
Feb212019

Tips For Writing A Music Resume Which Will Get You Results

Guest post by Chloe Bennet 

Music industry absolutely requires you to have a professional, engaging and well formatted resume to get the job hunt success that you are looking for. Music is a field in which there is a fluid collection of skills which you need to be able to demonstrate you have on paper, and not all of them are that simple to explain. It can be a daunting task trying to go about proving your suitability for a music firm through the resume, especially if having a good resume is a pre-requisite to earning yourself an interview.

So, with that all said, here are some methods for writing a great music resume.

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Thursday
Feb212019

New Website Launches Connecting Japanese Music Industry With Other Countries

Japan Music Industry Global Network (JAMING) has officially launched its new website, designed to help connect artists and music industry professionals from Japan, with those from other countries. By building a database of individuals and companies involved in the music industry, which includes label executives, artists, songwriters, sound engineers, booking agencies, music publishers and music attorneys, as well as entertainment professionals who are looking for music and artists for t.v., film and video game, members will have a growing resource of others in the industry, to interact with.

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Thursday
Jan312019

How To Develop A Context For Your Music

Guest post by Ayla Smith. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Online audiences are a powerful engine. When people listen online, they can easily share your music far and wide. Getting discovered is not dependent on someone walking into a record store, and it’s easy to find out who’s listening and where they’re from so you can maximize your impact. But too often, a song alone is not enough to tell your full story. 

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Friday
Dec212018

Why You Should Really Avoid Open Mics

Guest post by Jeremy Young. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

I don’t know how to ease into this article nicely and slowly, so I’ll just dive right into the shark tank: Open mics basically suck.

Sure, they have some value. And by some value, I just mean they have very little value, easily replaceable and replicable in many other live music contexts. But they do help amateur songwriters out in a few ways, namely by offering opportunities for networkingon-stage practice time, and a chance to hash out some parts you’ve still not settled on in front of an intimate audience that can give you honest feedback, before taking that song to the studio.

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Wednesday
Aug082018

Top 10 Online Resources For Female Musicians

Guest post by Bree Noble. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper.

Since 2007, I have been a champion for female musicians. It all started a bit by accident. Back in 2000, I had created a hobby online radio station on Live365 called Women of Substance, a personal playlist of female artists, mostly indies, that I used as a personal way to listen to the music I enjoyed at work.

In 2007, I was a touring indie artist myself and looking to get more exposure. I was so frustrated by the lack of coverage for female musicians on terrestrial and satellite radio that I decided to take matters into my own hands. I turned that hobby playlist into a fledgling online radio station, and started adding new artists and promoting it everywhere I could.

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Monday
Jun252018

How To Get An Endorsement As A Musician

This guest post by Monique Hernandez-Fuentes of GuitarTricks.com originally apeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

Recently one of our partners asked for the best way to get endorsed as a musician. We have come a long way in the last nearly forty years from when endorsements were easy to come by for musicians everywhere who simply had an awesome look and a cool sound.

Nowadays, the industry has changed dramatically, so I thought I would offer some pointers for the best way to get an endorsement from the company you love.

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Thursday
Apr192018

Support Your Scene: The Benefits Of Participating In Your Local Music Scene

“Support your local music scene!”  

Whether you’re in a band, work for or own a venue, are in the business of promoting, or are content with simply supporting your favorite artists and musicians, you’ve probably heard the above admonition at least once in your life 

And yes, supporting your local music scene is important. Even still, in 2018Actually, it’s not just important—it’s essential. For bands, fans, and the community as a whole. 

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Monday
Apr092018

Business Cards For Musicians

Business cards, we’ve all had them. Some of us swear by them, others say “neh” and do away with them. Whatever type you are, I’m sure someone’s handed you one at some point. And you probably thought, “what the hell am I supposed to do with this?” Or maybe you were like “sweet dude, I’m gonna call you right away.” Either way it probably got you thinking. You may have thought, “wow this person really comes prepared.” I seriously doubt you thought, “heh, look this guy, what a dinosaur, still uses business cards.”

In this article we’re going to take a look at a few things you can do with business cards to stand out amongst the sea of musicians out there, and why business cards for musicians still can be used today.

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Friday
Mar312017

Why You're Not Getting What You Want

Success is built on determination, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time. Many attribute the last part to luck; I attribute it to asking for what you want and being open (aka ready) to receiving it. Many musicians have mastered the determination and hard work parts, but they still haven’t built the following and/or garnered the consideration they desire from the industry.

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Thursday
Jun162016

The Benefits Of Having Good Networking Skills Can Lead To Lucrative Opportunities

Article By: Young Cory


Artists signed to major record labels and well seasoned independent record labels have the luxury of being surrounded by a team. This includes but not limited to, a Lawyer, A&R, Manager, Record Label Executive, etc. As a collective their job is to take care and handle the business affairs of any recording artist (songwriters/producers) under their tutelage, while also utilizing their unique connections and cachet. It’s much easier to execute and focus on creating music when you have an adept team whose tirelessly working for you. For newly independent artist (Labels) it’s not quite the same. In the beginning stages you’ll usually have to do all the hard work alone until you’re able to hire, or partner with individuals that will promote, develop, and help with the improvement of your career (brand). To reach new heights you must remain very passionate about your brand. No one should be more excited and willing to expand alongside make new connections than yourself.

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Friday
Jun032016

The Music Business Runs On Sushi - But Are You Doing It Right?

There are essentially three conversations going on in the music business today:

  • Will streaming ever replace record sales?
  • How can we get radio to make room for new artists?
  • Where’s the best sushi in town?

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Wednesday
Jan132016

8 People Who Can Help Your Music Career Right Now

This article originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog

You know the story: one fateful night at the local music hot spot, an up-and-coming local band is playing a show to a packed house. The place is going wild when suddenly, the crowd parts as a hot-shot record executive strolls in. The band plays their last song and starts packing when, out of nowhere, a sweaty, diamond-ring-encrusted hand is thrust into the face of the lead guitarist. It’s the hot-shot record executive, and he wants to offer the band a record deal. It could happen to you, right?

Don’t count on it!

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Tuesday
Oct272015

3 Mistakes Musicians Make To Sabotage Their Own Careers

Musicians make similar mistakes all the time. When they repeat these kinds of things, it not only hurts them in the long run, but they’re often bewildered as to why things don’t go as well for them as they should.

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