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August 2015

Artist Development For Independent Musician

If you don’t know what artist development means I will break it down to you real quick.Artist Development is a process where a major label would sign an artist who that thought had potential to take their music career to the next level and become a star .

The label would sign an artist that they loved or whose future they believed in and pay for their studio time so they can get an ep recorded and pay for a music video for a single off of your Ep.. Typically the artist would be just starting out and haven’t reached their full potential but the labels knew if they get them in the right studio with the write song they can create a hit record and turn them into a star..

But nowadays shits changed in the music game since the internet took over the world and the music business.Back in the day major labels controlled everything and they pretty much played a middleman between artist and their fanbase and they had control over your image and your music.

Nowadays with the internet artist can brand themselves and have whatever image they feel like having.On top of that artist can connect with fans directly and  sell them their music and their merchandise to themselves.

There use to be a process that all the record labels followed ,but the internet destroyed it for example people don’t really care if you have an add in XXL they care more if you’re on one of the top music blog or Livemixtapes, etc.

But honestly to me that’s not a bad thing for independent artist because now you  have the same resources that the labels have (not maybe the money) and you can create your own tribe of followers who love your music.

What you need to do as an independent artist is do your own artist development.You know what kind of music your making and you know or should know he audience your going after.So you need to find you a recording studio with quality sound and record your own songs so they are professional and radio ready.

You need a professional music graphic designer who can create you a professional mixtape cover, album cover,logo design, or whatever graphics you need so your brand looks professional just like all the big labels do.

Also you need to google artist who are similar to your sound and look at all the information that pops off on at least the first 5 pages and every site that is doing a review on their music or an interview you need go to the site and get the contact information and contact the writer.

Its crazy how not that many indie artist don’t do this but what you fail to realize is a blogger gets excited when they get contacted with quality music presented to them the right way it makes their job easy.The blogger needs you as much as you need them and they have the power to get your music in front of thousands or millions of music fans and its free music promotion

Read This And Start Taking Your Music Career Seriously

How To Standout From The Bullshit Rappers

There are thousands if not millions of rappers online releasing music nowadays and the bad thing is that one bad apple can spoils a bunch and that’s the case with the music game right now.

The internet is flooded with so called rappers are garbage and they don’t take music serious they just rap to kill time.These are the type of people who are making it hard for the real artist that take their music career seriously to get heard and their giving indie artist a bad name.

With that being the case your whole goal needs to be to standout from these type of artist so music fans don’t put you in the same category as them.

Here Are 3 Things You Need To Do Show People Your A Serious Artist.

Have a professional logo design

I don’t know how many artist I come across that either don’t have a logo or have a cheap ass logo that looks like a 3rd grader made or they so called graphic designer homeboy made for free lol.If you want to be taken seriously you have to do this shit for real. I mean this should be common sense  your logo is what brands your company and it will on everything related to you and your brand so don’t settle for less.Hell if you have to Google some of the top record labels and check out their logo to give you an idea of what a professional logo looks likes.

Utilize Press Releases

Press releases are a way to get your brand in front of your target market fast and they give you  instant credibility.Every medium size and major label use high quality music press releases to get their artist coverage from music blogs,music websites, journalist, and more.When fans start seeing your brand and music pushed all over the web it build curiosity in their mind and make them want to check you.The crazy thing is I see thousands of indie artist drop music on a regular basis but none of them use a music press release to get coverage from music journalist and this is the best form of marketing you can do because they don’t charge you to push your press release on their site and it can get you in front of thousands if not millions fast.If your not using press releases as a part of your music marketing strategy you need to be I guarantee you will get results.

Your Music Cover Art

Whenever you release any music rather it be a single, mixtape, or album on Soundcloud or whatever music platform you use you should have a visual for every project you release.Visuals work and they always will that’s why sites like Pintrest, Flicker,and more or so big all because of images.Your cover art can paint a picture in peoples min to give them an idea of what your music is going to sound like. Your design can easily create a buzz about your project before it even comes out which is exactly what you want.There are tons of site out there they claim they will make you an affordable hi quality mixtape cover and then when you receive the products its shitty so before you actually purchase from a designer make sure he has a portfolio to make sure the quality is up to par.If you have been planning on dropping a project soon you can checkout our mixtape cover and album cover portfolio just click the link if your looking for high quality graphics Mixtape over portfolio click here

How To Write A Fire Ass Artist Bio

Any musician or band out there  has one thing in common. They are all constantly being asked the question, who you are, what does your music sound like? As an artist, if you don’t know how to answer these simple question in a understandable way, you are on a road to nowhere. For this reason and this reason alone, musicians and artist all around the world have a dedicated bio page written. This document is your professional sales and marketing tool. It is there to communicate with all the interested and involved parties when you simply can’t find the words, or the time to do it.

What Separates The Men From The Boys!

Most artists that already made a name for themselves hired a professional to write their musician  bio page for them. In a lot of cases hiring a professional is out of the question due to their high cost. But the fact still remains that you need a professionally written bio page. The next reasonable course of action is of course for you to sit down and write your own bio for further use in the field of self-promotion. Needless to say that if you want to be taken seriously, as a person and as an artist, you need to have your own promotional material. In this article we will give you pointers on how a musician should go about making his or hers own bio page.

Define Who You Are!

This is the perfect opening to any bio, make it clear what your purpose is and what exactly you are doing in the music industry. This paragraph of your bio page shouldn’t be longer than a 2 or three sentences, so make sure you stick to the point when writing it. Talk about how you would describe your band or your music. Tell the world what kind of impact you wish to have on the music world, as well as telling the world where you get your inspiration from. All of the above mentioned information will be clear insight in to your mind, and with just a couple of sentences, people who read your bio page will know what to expect from you in terms of dedication and music, as well as how serious you are about the whole “music” thing.

Skip The Early Days.

Unless you were a kid superstar lol at the age of 8 you should leave this part out. While there aren’t any specific reasons why this simply is, your first days as a musician rarely interest people who are looking for somebody of your caliber. Your bio needs to be about you, and not about who you were! One of many clear indicators of a poorly written bio page is a bio page that consists of many smaller bios. The story you tell needs to be consistent, flowing and engaging. So feel free to leave something out for the sake of the overall project.

Personal Stories!

This is where people actually come to know you as a person and as a musician! What you need to do at this point is simply not fall into the same category as everybody else. If you put some effort and research some of the online available bio pages, you will shortly see that they are dull, follow a formula and contains sentences like “he loved to perform since when he was little”. These kind of sentences are a strict indicator of unprofessionalism. Under no circumstances should you follow this formula, make your bio stand out, tell an interesting and a compelling story, make people like what they read, and make them want to know more about you as a person.

Use Your Bio Sparingly!

Once you actually have something that looks like a bio, don’t go around spamming the inboxes of every major music producer, promoter or local radio station. Like the title of the segment states, use your bio sparingly. Do the required research in order to find  music promoters,music websites , and  music blogger in you niche of music and submit your bio to them.This is exactly what music pr companies charge an arm and a leg for and you can actually do it yourself. and save lot of money.Another good way to use your bio is to  get it printed off and make sure it has all your contact info so they can find your music,videos etc and  connect with you online you so you can build fans which in return will increase your profits down the road.Below is an example of a bio created we created for a musician to give an idea of what I’m talking about.

Update Your Bio Accordingly!

Needless to say that your bio should stay the same until the end of time, your bio should stay in line with your career and it should change correspondingly. So whenever you get a big show,or doing a big event you should  add that to your bio, or for example you dropped a mixtape that’s doing good numbers post that and also add pics of the mixtape cover art design also to give readers more visuals to reel them in.

It’s a fact that you will grow as a person in that time, so the general tone of your bio needs to reflect on that. And with the right amount of effort and with the right words, you will have a professionally written bio in no time.

Stay positive!

It goes without saying that when your bio is read, its needs to connect  with readers on an emotional level once you do that you can turn them into a life long fan.. Like we stated in this article before, the bio needs to reflect on what kind of person you are and your story  and stay true to that, If you would like to have a professional music journalist write your bio for you click this link

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