Music 101 Blog: 5 Ways Artists Go Wrong When Reaching Out to Bloggers

I see so many ways artists ruin what could potentially have been a great relationship with a blogger all the time; especially considering I’m one myself. I’ve gotten approached so many wrong ways it’s sickening. All of this free game out here, and some artists still don’t have any manners. I suggest you all go through my Music 101 Blogs and read up on the best approaches when reaching out to blogs, but in the meantime, also read this on what many of you are doing wrong. Stop tweeting links…

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Music 101: How To Register Your Music With BDS

OK yeah I know…we’ve officially gone digital, but BDS registration is still very much relevant when pursuing putting your music on the radio. Also, radio doesn’t necessarily mean FM radio; there are tons of online and satellite stations that are BDS registered and you can get paid from those plays. So here we go, for those who get confused, here’s how to register your music with BDS. Hit the jump.

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Blog: Artists Know Your Worth: When to Start Charging for Shows & Features

I’ve been in the game for over 7 years now, and during my tenure I’ve come across several artists that aren’t making money that they more than deserve, or artists that are charging ridiculous prices when they’re no where near worthy of doing so. So lemme break down the actualities of when its appropriate to start charging for features and shows, or anything that involves your time. First of all, please know that you’re absolutely not worthy of charging for anything if there’s not a demand for you. As an…

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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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