Tuesday, March 31, 2015

5 Lessons Most Musicians have to Lean the Hard Way Show#102


5 Lessons Most Musicians Have To Learn The Hard Way

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  1. Being a big fish in a small pond doesn’t make you king of the sea. Big cities like Nashville, LA and NY are overflowing with singers, songwriters and musicians who move there thinking they will take the town by storm. They get this because they were one of the best in their small town, but now they are one of thousands of guppies in a town full of big fish!
  2. It will always take more time and more money than you planned. This rule applies to every business start-up, and being a musician is no exception. Being a musician is both expensive and time consuming. The goal is to make or attract enough money to lighten the load.
  3. Without a plan, there is no career.  Every serious artists needs to know exactly where they are headed, and then map out the exact steps they must take to get there in the most timely and effective manner.
  4. You can’t do it alone. It takes an army to make one musicians successful. This includes a business team, instrument and/or vocal instructors, industry mentors, engaged fans, venue managers and many more. Build relationships so you can mobilize any part of your army when it’s their turn for action.
  5. Not knowing the ins and outs of the business leads to costly and sometime crippling mistakes. Musicians who don’t study the industry often wind up signing bad contracts, trusting the wrong people, unnecessarily signing away their intellectual property or royalties, not collecting from all of the revenue streams they have money coming from, being charged far too much for the products and services they purchase and a whole lot more.

Vinny Ribas is the CEO of Indie Connect, a global business club for up-and-coming artists, songwriters, musicians and music professionals. Indie Connect is also the host of the IC Virtual Music Conference – the world’s only international music conferences to be held exclusively online in a virtual environment. He is also the author of the acclaimed video series, ‘Help! My Kid’s A Musician!’, which helps parents understand their child’s development as a musician, their role as a parent and ’manager’ as well as how the music industry works. During his 40+ year music career, Vinny has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He is the co-founder of Leaderbridge, a published author, a strategic business consultant and a popular speaker at both business and music industry conferences.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Best of Podcast.. Show #101


We Share the Best Podcast of 2014

I will be working the LibsynPro Booth at the NRB Convention in Nashville TN
Feb. 23-26
Opryland Hotel 
Booth #756

Vist with Rob Walch and Tom Sabella at The National Religious Broadcasters Convention.

 

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