PUTTING IN WORK: Create your own opportunities
I’ve shared this story before about how I got started working in music. I can relate with the struggle that musicians face when they’re just starting out, and I thought I would share my humble beginnings with you, my NEPA Scene friends. In 2010, I made a decision to leave the career I’d been in […]
PUTTING IN WORK: Preparing your elevator pitch and bio
Just like with any other industry, musicians need to have their elevator pitch ready to go at a moment’s notice. An elevator pitch is a short (usually 30 seconds or less), straightforward description of who you are, what your music sounds like, and what project you’re currently working on. One of the best ways that […]
PUTTING IN WORK: The music business is over
In the 1890s, there were traveling vaudeville shows that went from city to city, performing and singing songs for the public to enjoy. Of course, it’s the 1890s, so the only way for them to hear their favorite songs again is if they play them themselves. A few days after seeing a show, they would […]
PUTTING IN WORK: The best social networks ranked for musicians
A few weeks ago, I was part of a panel at the Electric City Music Conference focusing on band promotion, and many of the audience questions were about the best social media websites for bands. Since I’m asked about which platforms artists should be using quite often, I thought I would rank the best social […]
PUTTING IN WORK: Y’all got any more of them likes?
Please, I beg you, don’t buy likes or followers from bots or sketchy websites that offer “10,000 likes for only $12.” To start, people in the music industry know that those likes aren’t real. We can see it from a mile away because we deal with it everyday, and the people that matter like booking […]
PUTTING IN WORK: Music marketing? What?
When I was 26, I decided that I would leave the career I had spent my entire life in to pursue my passion for working in the music business. I had done well in the restaurant industry, but ultimately, it wasn’t what I loved. Although I’m not a musician, I can relate with loving something […]