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Misadventures, Missed Turns And How Not To Be Famous On Tour: A Passage to India: Part II

Touring  Travel

I arrived exhausted at my Mumbai hotel and met my backing band, Mana3. Wonderful people. The next morning we caught a flight to Goa. »

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HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MUSIC INTO FILM AND TV?

Marketing  Music

I am an independent musician who has proudly played over 600 shows in 60 cities. I have done countless radio and tv interviews and built my own indie label, publishing and licensing company brick by brick. I have placed over 100 songs in films and television programs including The Matrix: Revisited and Animatrix, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, DVD’s of Nip/Tuck, The Closer, Ice Age 2, We Are Marshall »

Let the 2010 Indie Bible Work for You

Marketing  Resources

No more waiting for that record deal, manager or booking agent to get things done for you. You need to get your music heard in order to obtain all three of those goals alone. The 2010 Indie Bible gives you the tools and resources you need to get your music heard today. »

20 questions every band should answer

Music  Touring

Want to know if you’re cut out for a full-time music career? Would you like to know at what level you’re best suited to play? Well, hang tight because that’s exactly what you’re about to have the opportunity to explore. »

LESS IS MORE – Creating Your Web Presence

Marketing

He (Craig Buhler) told me it flows around the philosophy that “LESS is MORE!” and not complicating what should be simple. Something I have used from that day forward. It became a “Lotus Notes” catch phrase in my programming career, and soon was used in many Banking campaigns in Southern California, where banks were trying to win you over with all of the sorted crap they could muster and throw at you, to entice you to their ranks as a new customer. »

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND THANK YOU By Head Above Music

Marketing

Head Above Music would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. A special thanks to all the artists who contributed in the last two months, 82 articles in all. There is nothing like being able to turn to … »

2010 — The New Year / New You!!!

Music

Lists, lists, lists . . . and daily habits ” Being great at what you do is about taking action, doing your work and “creating” your career, not waiting for someone else to make things happen or just reacting to what comes towards you”. »

Be Committed!…You’ll Never Be Famous If You Don’t Show Up!

Health  Money

So, how does your average musical genius go from penniless Pop Tart-eater to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous? How do you move on up from mom’s garage to a deluxe apartment in the sky? What’s your first baby step on the Yellow Brick Road to fame and fortune? That’s simple…be committed! »

Money Saving Travel Tips for Touring Musicians

Touring

I use priceline.com and hotwire.com to save money on the road. There are some inside tricks which you can google to find out. Here’s an example of what’s out there if you search around: http://www.gadling.com/2009/02/16/budget-travel-becoming-a-master-of-priceline-hotel-deals/. I also like betterbidding.com, a website which lists successful bids on priceline, by area, so you can get an idea of what hotels are actually going for on priceline. On average I pay about 50 a night (after tax) for a 2.5/3 star, and have gotten some awesome extended stay hotels for 35 a night, with a kitchen and full suite. »

Let The Music Be Your Guide

Music  Touring

“Let The Music Be Your Guide” By the gang at Errorcraft Records So you’re wandering around your place, looking at all the instruments scattered here and there, checking your band’s sites and thinking to yourself, “This is getting silly, where … »

No Such Thing as a Face For Radio

Marketing  Music

No Such Thing as a Face For Radio by Jefferson Montoya There was a time when a musician could remain unseen and still promote their sound. The music spoke for, and sold, itself. That was the time of radio and … »