Putting A Famous Artist On Your Song

December 7, 2014

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By, Wendy Day Imagine that you are an unknown struggling artist. Young Thug is in town performing and you have the ability to offer him a few thousand dollars to come by the studio and drop a quick 16 bars. Your cousin knows Akon and said for $80k he’ll sing the hook on your song, […]

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Do The Math: Indie vs Major – A Rap Breakdown

November 26, 2014

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By, Tony Guidry A question for rappers… Would you PERSONALLY give away 75,000 CD singles over a 100 day period in 75 cities in order to sell 7,500 iTunes album downloads, do 40 shows for $2,500??? This is the math for distributing the free single or sampler CD: Below is the math behind the sales […]

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Producers VS Beatmakers

November 23, 2014

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By, Wendy Day (www.WendyDay.com) Producers And BeatMakers By, Wendy Day (www.WendyDay.com) Over the past ten years, the price of equipment to make beats has come way down. In addition, the ability to upload production to the internet and circulate music quickly, easily, and cheaply has made the amount of producers and beatmakers soar in the […]

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Marketing Yourself As An Artist

November 22, 2014

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By, Wendy Day Marketing is the overall image and awareness that is put forth by your brand as you advertise, promote, do interviews and basically spread the word about your music (which is your product). One of the keys is to know exactly who will buy your music, and tailor your marketing campaign to them. […]

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Why Aren’t I More Successful As An Artist?

November 21, 2014

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By, Wendy Day The Question: I’m an indie/unsigned artist..I’ve been doin’ things for some years now but I have never really found any true success from it, and I need for that to change..I want to take my career to the next level. If you can help in any way, please feel more than free […]

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Today’s Rules. By, Bob Lefsetz

October 27, 2014

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SINGABILITY/CATCHABILITY You want to create an earworm, something that gets into someone’s head that they can’t get out. Doesn’t matter if it’s stupid, it’s just got to be addictive. DANCEABILITY If it can’t be played at the club, if it doesn’t induce booty-shaking, you’re on the wrong track. MAKE IT SHORT So people repeat it […]

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Execution. By, Bob Lefsetz

October 23, 2014

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1. Ideas are a dime a dozen, execution is everything. 2. We do not live in a pitch economy, almost no one is buying ideas, they’re buying companies, they’re buying something active that is generating capital. 3. We’re all Missourians today, that’s right, we all live in the SHOW ME state. We want to see […]

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