The Monday Edition
July 23, 2012
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The Art of Pitching Your Music
The Music Biz Weekly Podcast
Join Brian Thompson and Michael Brandvold for a 45 min. discussion on real life tips that artists can use when sending pitches to music industry professionals such as press, blogs, labels, agents, promoters and radio programmers.
You only have one chance to make a first impression, make it count. Click play below (or download it by clicking on the little down arrow) and listen to this week's latest episode of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast so you make all of your pitches to music biz insiders count.
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Zen and the Fine Art of Perpetual Inspiration
The demands on our creative energies is high. The need for our content and ideas has never been greater. We know we need to write more, practice more, paint more, produce more and create more... but for many of us, all we have is a deficit of inspiration.
Where do you come up with all of your ideas?
Where do you find your inspiration?
How the hell can you be consistently creative?
Embracing the Art of Zen can help.
Today's News, Links & Tips:
1.) 10 Rules for Giving Away Music for Free... (I don't always agree with #3 for a brand new band though)
2.) Sick of Free? Spotify Pays 3 Times More on Premium Streams...
3.) Fantastic Advice from @BrianTracy: The Most Powerful Success Factor: Personal Development and the Golden Hour
4.) Passion, Is it All it’s Cracked Up to Be?
5.) Despite all of the metrics and web analytics, many people are missing something online: Empathy (via Brian Solis)
6.) Homeless Street Musician Cleans Up Act & Launches Kickstarter Campaign
7.) The Fan Haystack: New Technologies Sift For Needles
8.) Moozar Creates A Virtual & Social ‘Tip Jar’ For Musicians
9.) Musician's Arsenal: Killer Apps, Tools & Sites - Introducing, Official.fm
10.) Don’t Compare Your Insides to Somebody Else’s Outsides
11.) 12 Most Hard Truths You Need to Know When Taking the Road Less Traveled.
12.) Documentary on Legendary NYC Record Store
13.) "Be of service because you want to be enthralled by the world, not because you want the world to be enthralled by you."
14.) 5 Tips For Effective Fan Polling
15.) Brain Shift Radio: Controls Your Mood with Music – Is It Awesome or Creepy?
16.) Music App Machine: Scaleable Apps for Major Label Artists
17.) 11 Things You Should Leave in the Past
18.) $5 Tips From Your Phone – Good Idea?
19.) The 3 Best Ways To Focus and Improve Productivity
20.) Music Marketing Essentials: Conquering Your Niche
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