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5 Artistic Personalities That Can Curse a Collaboration

5 Artistic Personalities That Can Curse a Collaboration

This was my fifth post for my dearly departed friend & colleague Praverb.
Collaboration is an awesome tool when executed effectively. The benefits to the parties involved can make a huge impact on their individual careers but occasionally, they can go wrong. Sometimes things just happen that can throw off planning, other times people just happen.
When “people” happen, it is not due to anomalies but rather reoccurring habitual actions that lead to expectations not being met. Some of these characteristics can leave a bad taste in the mouths of collaborating artists, producers and promoters, potentially causing social backlash.
If you recognize these traits in anyone you have worked with, are working with or desire to work with you can make adjustments accordingly to spare yourself some headache. If you recognize any of these traits in yourself, reflect on it and take the opportunity to become a person people love to collaborate with.

Making Music on a Budget [Infographic]

Making Music on a Budget [Infographic]

This was my forth post for my dearly departed friend & colleague Praverb. 
You've rocked the mic at shows, wowed the crowds and gained fans. Now the fans are hungry for more and can’t wait for you to release music they can get their hands on and/or into their iPods.

You want to give them what they want, but when you sit back and think about the costs that goes into recording and releasing an album, you feel a bit overwhelmed. There's a slew of bills and financial obligations coming at you from what feels like every angle. So you wonder…"how am I going to make this work?"

You are not alone and it is something you can accomplish with patience and the right planning. Don't stress, many of us are far from waking up in luxury cars and popping expensive bottles of commonly mispronounced beverages. We need to be thrifty in our approach to create quality music. Here are some simple tips to make the process of budgeting for your project a less daunting task and easily attainable.

7 Types of Social Media Music Promoters

7 Types of Social Media Music Promoters

This was my third post for my dearly departed friend & colleague Praverb. He was a HUGE assistance to this post and I will forever be grateful for his guidance, help and the ability to broadcast my ideas and thoughts on his platform.
Social media has become a megaphone for the masses. As music artists and producers we recognize the value that it holds for getting our talent to the ears of people who will enjoy it.
Chances are, you’re connected with others in the industry and have witnessed the various tactics employed to get people to listen.
Some strategies work well for some people, while others...not so much.
Every artist is unique and has a unique fan base, therefore a variety of strategies tailored to your personality and those you are trying to reach is important.
No matter what your style is, make it work for you. Here, I will point out 7 types of social media music promoters.
 

The Ultimate Music Distribution Directory

The Ultimate Music Distribution Directory

I worked on a list that I thought would be helpful for independent artists.  There's a lot of focus on only a few outlets but there are many to choose from.  This list was originally published on Praverb.net, many thanks to Praverb for the assistance and support.

3 Simple Ways to Turn Fans Into Supporters

3 Simple Ways to Turn Fans Into Supporters

This was my first post for Praverb.net, inspired some of the frustrations I've observed artists contend with.  There is a difference between a fan (someone who enjoys your music) and a supporter (someone who contributes their time and or money to enable you to continue in your craft).  Here are some simple tips to convert your fans into supporters.

Marketing Your Project (Links From Around the Web)

Marketing Your Project (Links From Around the Web)

Links from around the web for Independent Artists looking to market their music.
I've come across some websites and articles that have great content for independent artists looking to properly market their music.  If you know of any others that should be included, please feel free to share as I intend to update with more links as often as I come across new relevant information.