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ON DECK hosted by DJ SUSS ONE “CLAPPED ‘EM” by NINE

ON DECK hosted by DJ SUSS ONE

GO DOWN LOAD “CLAPPED’EM” by NINE
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Events: Recap On Vibes To Touch October 22nd Show.

What can i say talent was in the building last night.

From the beautiful artwork of to every single act. Rico’s pieces will be hung for a week so if your in the area and want to see good artwork from a great artist stop by TBD’s.
For the performances started off the night with a poem that really made you feel appreciative of what you have, as he went into detail of some of the hardships he faced as a kid growing up. Describing vividly the time in his life when he was homeless.
D.Realz would be followed by who had some touching words of her own about love, as did Who recited his poem in spanish and english.

The last two poets are hiphop artist as well and they both blessed us with great pieces.
took the crowd on a journey through a relationship with his verse and
Closed out the poetry segment with her poem addressing world issues bringing peace to one another and the haters that try to bring you down.

Our featured act for the evening put on a great performance. With her covers of Jazmin Sullivin’s “Bust Your Windows”, Adele’s “Someone Like you” and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It on” Aisling had the crowd tuned in. Performing and playing on her keyboard she would then get up and sing two original songs off of her album to close out a soulful and memorable performance.

Rocked the party afterwards, as always and the crowd continued to hang out and enjoy the “Vibes To Touch”.
Special thanks to for hosting, (SenZen) Photographer, and my partner in this show and his company and


Real Talk: DJ Premier Talks Turntables and Serato


Article: Who Is Your Target Audience? By Michael Allison

Over the years a lot of people have asked me – “What do I need to know all of this business stuff for? I’m a musician, not a Wallstreet Executive!” Then there are those that say things like – “Hey dude, just tell me how to sell my music and get signed without learning how to run a business first.” Well the truth is, music is a business too. If you don’t understand the simplest form of running a business, your likelihood of being eaten alive is way higher than someone who at least understands the basics. I also like to write these articles for those who are true Do It Yourself’ers. Some folks can’t rely on the dream of someone coming along and making them a star overnight. I believe that the more you know about what you do, the better off you’ll be in the long run. That’s what this article and those that will follow are going to try and help you with. Of course no amount of preparation will make you a big success, but it sure won’t keep you from it. That’s true with everything.

I wanted to start off with one of the most important aspects of marketing. Figuring out who your target audience is. Why is this important? Well, unless you want to waste all of your marketing money and time on people who could care less about you or your music, then it’s very important that you follow along. In my opinion, one of the biggest reasons for the huge amount of failure with internet businesses was that target advertising wasn’t implemented as it should be. People were spending tons of money placing their banners and ads anywhere that received a ton of hits. Though that may seem like the right thing to do, the biggest areas aren’t always the best place to advertise. Especially since you don’t know who is there and who isn’t. You know nothing about their demographic profile. This is the first step in planning any marketing campaign.

A demographic is a set of objective characteristics that describe a group of people. In your case, people who will be willing to listen to or buy you music. Those characteristics include things like age, sex, race, interests, location, and sometimes education and lifestyle. The most important characteristic is age. Most of today’s music is sold to teens. That is why record companies are so enthusiastic about bombarding the airwaves with teen acts. That doesn’t mean that older people don’t listen to music also. It also doesn’t mean that they don’t listen to the same music as their teenagers. So for the first characteristic chore, you need to decide what age group would prefer your style of music. That shouldn’t be too difficult.

Characteristics such as race, sex, interests, education and lifestyles should be fairly easy to understand. If you do have trouble, you can always email me and ask for help. One of the problems for many is understanding why location is so important. Well, if you were to attempt to promote your electronica rock band in an area that was mostly a country music location, you probably wouldn’t do to well. That’s why location is so important. It’s also why certain styles of music seem to get started in certain areas. Alternative/Grunge in Seattle, Glam Rock and Metal in LA – well you get the picture.

Now that you have your demographic, you need to figure out where these folks are and how to reach them. Let’s say that your demographic is for white 15 to 22 year old males, many college educated, with an interest in politics and social subjects. You’ve decided that these people can live pretty much anywhere, but are mostly found in larger cities. So how do you get their attention? That’s what you need to figure out. Are they in certain clubs, coffee shops, bars? Do they frequent campus parties, sporting events, charity drives, school functions, hang out in the local park, in certain chat rooms or website forums, what? Where do they get their music from? Is it mostly radio? What station? Is it mostly TV? What channel? Is it mostly internet? Magazines, clubs, newspaper articles? Where is it? Obviously you’ll need to do some research. That can be as simple as asking them what they do and where they hang out. This is also why certain characteristics are so important. Knowing many of these characteristics such as interest will answer many of these questions for you. Once you figure that out, that’s when you start building your marketing campaign around that information.

Hopefully now you understand why knowing your target audience is so important. In my next article, I’ll show you how to build your marketing campaign around this information. Right now, you need to peg down your demographic. Don’t be too broad either. Narrow it down as close as possible. That will make everything to come a lot easier for you.

SOURCE:

http://www.musesmuse.com/00000318.html


Music Video: A-Alikes Feat. Afayah “Bridges To Nowhere” Directed By Exile Ramirez

Check out the latest video directed by Get It Done Entertainment’s affiliate and good friend Exile Ramirez.


Industry Tips & Advice: Chris & Paul Weitz on their career choices and how they got started – 1 of 3

Writer-director brothers Paul (“About a Boy,” “The Vampire’s Assistant”) and Chris Weitz (“The Golden Compass,” “Twilight: New Moon”) talk about their eclectic career choices, their family’s backgound in the film industry and the new film “A Better Life.”

This interview is presented by the Writers Guild of America, West’s Latino Writers Committee. The LWC seeks to enhance the visibility of Latino writers in the industry — to elevate their status and increase their participation. It also attempts to fight pervasive stereotypes about Latinos — in front of and behind the cameras.


Glossary: Music

Mechanical Rights:

The permission to make a audio-only, sound recording of song or musical work. Mechanical rights applies to audio media only, and excludes film, TV or multimedia. A Compulsory Mechanical License allows you to make a sound recording without having to contact the copyright owner, provided you do not change the words or fundamental character of the music, and you pay the statutory mechanical rate. To learn more about obtaining mechanical licenses, contact EMG or The Harry Fox Agency.


Glossary: Film

Blacklisting (and blacklist):

Refers to late 40s and early 50s McCarthyism and the HUAC’s (House UnAmerican Activities Committee) formal and informal discrimination and ‘blacklisting’ (effectively banning from employment) of various actors, artists and film-makers based upon their personal, political, social, or religious beliefs (i.e., “Communist sympathizers”); the blacklist was a roster of illegal artists who were not to be hired during the years 1947-1951.


Industry Tips & Advice: How to Get Your Song Played on Radio by Bro. Steve

http://www.BroSteve.com

Music industry veteran, television producer and radio host Bro. Steve Harris will show you how to get your music played on the radio. There are several techniques in which you should use in contacting the radio station.


Music News: Lady Gaga Pops Up At Little Kids Rock Benefit At The Edison Ballroom.

At Thursday night’s Little Kids Rock benefit at New York’s Edison Ballroom, surprise guest Lady Gaga paid tribute to collaborator and friend Clarence Clemons and accepted the Big Man of the Year award for her contributions to music education.

The singer joined program co-chairs Steven and Maureen Van Zandt, and Evan Harrison, along with Billy Squier, Matt White and Jake Clemons, musician and nephew of the revered saxophonist, for a night dedicated to both the program’s recipients and the E Street Band member who died earlier this year. The nonprofit organization provides free musical instruments and training to more than 160,000 low-income students around the country and has been presenting the Big Man of the Year award since 2009.

The award is presented annually to “a musical luminary who is passionate about and dedicated to helping Little Kids Rock provide music education to schoolchildren who may otherwise not have access to it.”

“No Child Left Behind had an unfortunate effect,” Van Zandt told Billboard.com. “By causing teachers to be obsessed with testing, they ended up cutting all the arts classes and killing music in our schools. Every statistic says a kid who takes music class does better in math and science. We’re the only country in the world that thinks art is a luxury. It’s not a luxury; it’s a necessity of life.”

The night featured a commingling of performances, as artists sang both solo and with the program’s students. After performances by White and Squier, the latter delivering standout tracks “Lonely Is the Night” and “Everybody Wants You” with the youth band, Clemons and the group showcased a rousing rendition of Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory,” with Jake filling in for his uncle’s original guest spot.

Van Zandt gave a brief, seemingly extemporaneous, speech on Clarence’s generosity, saying, “We were late for everything. There could be three Playboy bunnies in a Jacuzzi and Clarence would be late,” said Van Zandt. “But a kid waiting for an autograph is the only thing Clarence would ever be on time for.”

Presenting the Big Man of the Year award to Gaga, Clemons’ wife Victoria said, “You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its depth. When Clarence was going through struggles, you told him, ‘I believe in you seven days a week.’ Those words meant the world to Clarence and helped him get through a lot.’”

While Gaga didn’t perform, the singer delivered a moving speech dedicated to both Clemons and her father, who joined the singer at the event. After noting that “The Edge of Glory” was written for her ailing grandfather, she told the 350-person crowd about the impact Clemons had on her life.

“My first experience with music was my father playing vinyl of the E Street Band,” Gaga said. “When I finished ‘Edge of Glory,’ I said, ‘There’s something missing.’ I’ve been through so many challenges and obstacles along the way, I didn’t remember what my youth sounds like. But the sound of Clarence’s saxophone was the sound of my youth. It was the only instrument to describe the way I felt when I was five. I knew every time the song played that my grandpa was looking down and thanking me, not for the gift that I had given to my fans, but the gift I had given to my father by having Clarence on that record. May the big man live on forever. There is no edge when it comes to Clarence’s glory.”

Asked about the value of programs like Little Kids Rock, Jake Clemons told Billboard, “You’d have to be in a hole to miss the fact that music education ultimately develops a kid’s understanding of the world. You can’t expect a plant to grow if you’re just going to shine it with sunlight all day long. You need to give it some water. Music programs give kids a place to activate another part of their brain that’s ultimately going to feed other parts of their brain.”

Clemons said his uncle remained steadfast in his involvement of the program as it flourished. “His voice would not quiet down,” he said. “He was never the kind of guy that saw something be successful and thought, ‘Well, now I can go on to something else.’ He was extremely proud of his involvement in the program.”
source: billboard.com


Quote Of The Day

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.
Jan Peter Balkenende


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