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By Richard L'Hommedieu
In DIY PR
Mar 22nd, 2017
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Writing a Press Release Definition:  “ A written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something newsworthy. Typically, they are mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to Blogs and assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stat...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
In Touring
Mar 19th, 2017
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INTRODUCTION If you are serious about creating a career as a musician or a band, the one thing you will have to come to terms with is the fact that the job IS on the road and performing. It’s not about radio airplay or CD sales (Both of which are used to support a Tour) and there is no [&hellip...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
In DIY Booking
Mar 9th, 2017
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The Indie Bible Bundle Since 1999 the Indie Bible has been publishing the most recognized and encompassing guide for the independent musician available. In the past I have purchased the Indie Bible in printed form, but now with the 18th edition available as a digital only version, I decided to take t...
By Cameron Bashaw
In Building Your Studio
Feb 21st, 2017
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 To Subscribe Or Not To Subscribe Whether you’re an aspiring artist or seasoned industry vet, you undoubtedly have noticed the subscription trend getting picked up by more and more software developers.  On December 12th 2016,  Softube announced their new subscription model for their plugin collection...
By Cameron Bashaw
In Marketing
Feb 21st, 2017
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Where would you host your music if Soundcloud Closes? Recent news about Soundcloud started making rounds in quite a few social media group forums I lurk in frequently.  The most popular article shared was the article by Tim Ingham published on Music Business worldwide.  Another article by Andrew Lipt...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
In DIY Booking
Jan 26th, 2017
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Austin born indie blues guitarist-vocalist, Jackie Venson, announces her web series,How to Become a Musician. Venson just released her live album, and has been featured in such publications as Guitar Player Magazine, Austin Chronicle, Austin Monthly, Texas Monthly and Bitch Media among others. Jackie...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
In Acoustic Scene
Jan 26th, 2017
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Are you involved with your local music scene? Do you love indie artists and believe the music you listen to needs to have more attention? Do you want to be known as a music journalists? Well here is your chance to become part of the fastest growing music related magazine on the internet.  Making a [&...
By Mick Kolassa
In INDIE Blues Scene
Jan 16th, 2017
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A Brief History of the International Blues Challenge by: Mick Kolassa “You don’t have to win the IBC, all you have to do is be in the game, and there’s no telling what good things can happen to you, because they happened to me.”   Watermelon Slim What do Teeny Tucker , Jarekus Singleton, Shakura S...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
In INDIE Blues Scene
Jan 3rd, 2017
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IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU ENTER ANY NOMINATIONS The independent Blues Awards celebrate the diversity and power of the music that is created by those artists that acknowledge their inspiration and roots are in the blues. These awards will represent not only those “touring” artists...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
In Acoustic Scene
Dec 29th, 2016
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Where it all Began ASCAP On February 13, 1914 composer Victor Herbert was eating dinner at the Hotel Claridge in NY City when he heard the piano player in the restaurant playing one of his compositions. As he looked around the bustling restaurant, he realized that while the patrons were eating and sp...
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