Music 101 Blog: The Seriousness of Being An Artist’s Manager

In the last year I’ve received several inquiries about becoming an artist’s manager. With all that I currently do with artists, management seems to be the next title I would add to my bio. I enjoy helping artists gain exposure and put together successful promotional campaigns. I appreciate good talent and it brings me joy to help them get to the next level. More than anything, I’m happy to be able to provide an outlet for artists to be heard. Thus far, the artists and DJs that I have worked…

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101 Blog: 13 Do’s and Don’ts of Twitter for Indie Artist and Labels by @thatgotoguy

Ife Ekpenuma, CEO of Audacrease Entertainment Group, recently shared his Twitter dos and don’ts for indie artists and labels. They strike a nice balance of connecting with people via Twitter without overwhelming them with irrelevant tweets and content.Whether or not you agree with each one, I think you’ll find Ekpenuma presents a consistent, well thought out perspective on taking care of business in the land of 140 characters. Hit CONTINUE READING to see his list.

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Blog: What Is The Role Of A Publicist vs A PR?

A lot of artist, authors, sports figures, business owners, etc. turn to the art of Public Relations to garner more awareness for their brand. However a lot of times, they are requesting their publicist to do things that are not in their job description, or they do not truly understand the role of their publicist. OR…they think a publicist is just supposed to get you blog placements. Nah. Hit the jump and let me talk my shit for a minute.

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Blog: BDS vs. Mediabase

I get questions all the time from artists wanting to know what exactly the differences are between BDS and Mediabase. They know they should have one or the other, but don’t know why. No more excuses, here’s what you should know, and its quite simple. BDS: This system uses computers to listen to the large stations throughout the country, Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems is the world’s leading provider of airplay tracking for the entertainment industry. It’s free to submit your music to BDS for tracking. You do not need a…

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5 Ways to Appropriately Submit Music to A DJ or Blog

Artists sometimes don’t get the response they want or any at all, and most of the time it’s because of your approach.  How you present yourself when submitting material says a lot of you.  Here are some tips on how to appropriately submit your music to a DJ or blog for consideration. Introduce yourself first. It’s rude as hell to just send someone your material if you haven’t already built that relationship.  Don’t write a page long bio; a few sentences telling who you are where you’re from and your…

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