Sunday, January 31, 2010

Secret Answer To Music Biz Success? Start Indie

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?

Before "Lady GaGa" ( Born: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) took the world by storm in 2008, you could find her performing at Open Mic Nights at the age of 14. Check out the video (below) of the talented Teenager who would go on to become Lady GaGa.

Jump forward to 2009 and Lady GaGa topped a record breaking year for Digital Music Sales (according to Kings of A&R).

Lady GaGa, sold over 13 million Albums in 2009

Before Lady GaGa had armies of personnel to support her Music Biz Career, she rarely could afford the luxuries of publicists, make-up artists, or high paid lawyers. Say what you will about Lady GaGa, but she is living the dreams that she had as a child.

The Biggest Secrets To Selling More Music

The Secret to selling more music is simple. Just start somewhere. That somewhere can be determined by a where you live, like to hang out and  feel comfortable. Here are some ideas; your local Church (like Aretha Frankin and many others). How about the nearby Resturant? Or you can search for local Open Mic Nights. You never know who will be where, spotting great talent.

Are you a singer? Then go out and sing. Don't worry about what you don't have. Our Staff (at Today's Music Biz) get so frustrated when we hear someone sing masterfully, but have NOTHING recorded.

We hear people say, "I'm trying to get my album done - before start performing in public". Or, "I'm not going to put myself out there before I've got something to sell".  Our response, "that is a very lame excuse". You have to start somewhere. And your head is the starting point, but shouldn't be where your Music Biz Career ends up.

Inaction Has No Excuse 

Doing nothing is not acceptable. So, the easiest thing you can do is develop a plan. Lets call it "Your Indie Plan".

First, organize your strengths into manageable tasks. If you can sing make it your task, to go to places where you can showcase your talent. For example, the local Karoke Night is a good place to start.

Second, determine your objectives. What do you intend to accomplish? For example, if you're a Songwriter, a good objective is to meet all of the local Bands and network with them.

Third, adjust your plans as needed. This doesn't mean change your plan anytime things don't go as planned. Stick to the plan. for example, say you are in a Band. Your plan is to do an EP (Demo) and go on the road promote, sell and become rich and famous.

So, you get the Demo done and are now ready to hit the road and tour. All of a sudden, one of your Band Members can't go. What do you do? Stick to the plan, but adjust to compensate for the Band Member who can't go.

We've met so many people who are confused about what it takes to sell more music, to more fans, more often. Those who think that they need a Record Deal to succeed in Today's Music Biz, need to understand that everyone starts Indie. To sell more of your music find someplace to start and well, get started.

We encourage you to start anywhere. Success can only come when you forget that you don't have a lot of money or any high powered Star-Makers on your team.

Your dreams, are the start of what it takes to sell more music and succeed in Today's Music Biz. Action, is what it will take to go from Indie to rich and famous.

Want to learn more Secrets to success In Today's Music Biz?

Don't miss your opportunity to join Today's Music Biz Network. It's free to join, but you'll find your membership to be priceless.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Today's Music Biz Podcast tells you how to sell more music by helping your cause. 10 ways your music can change the world

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jay Z Rihanna Bono Edge perform on Hope for Haiti Now

In this video Jay-Z says , "when the sky falls and the earth quakes, we gone put this back together we won't break." Rhianna and Bono (of U2) sing, "not gonna leave you stranded".

The people of Haiti need your help. Right now, the people of Haiti need water, medicine, food, and most importantly your support.

Go to HopeForHaitiNow.Org, to donate $10 to the Haitian Relief effort. Thank you!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Watching Hope for Haiti. Its so sad. Its good to see people in entertainment work together for a cause. great show. Bless Haiti

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Awesome Voice Band App for the iPhone

A friend of ours at Phat Beat Productions shared this awesome new iPhone App called 'Voice Band'. This App cost only $2.99. What is impressive about Voice Band is that it takes your raw voice and converts it into music.

You can record Drums, guitars, bass, sax all in real-time and play them back instantly. Whatever is in your head can be converted into sound.

So even if you can't play a single note, you can with Voice Band! We are so excited about this new software, that we had to share it with you. We are not affiliated with Voice Band, we just think it ROCKS.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

American Idol tonight..yeh!! That makes my Tuesday almost as good as a Friday.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Looking forward to the Best of the World Music Awards Tonight!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

testing new app