ARTISTES : COMMENT SE PROMOUVOIR SUR LE WEB ?

Cover songs #7

All of me (John Legend)
Brielle Von Hugel

Rather be (Clean Bandit)
Beat Box Duke

Mine (Beyonce feat Drake)
Chrissy

Happy (Pharrell Williams )
Laura White

Beyoncé medley
Drew Tabor

Royals (Lorde)
Alyssa Bernal

Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Josh Golden, Alyssa Bernal & Andy Lange

La La La (Naughty Boy feat Sam Smith)
Miss Sha

We found love (Rihanna)
Lindsey Stirling

Strawberry Bubblegum (Justin Timberlake)
David Simmons

Boyce Avenye & Fifth Harmony

Drew Tabor

Luis Figueroa-Roig

Cover songs #6

Evolution of music
Pentatonix

Can’t hold us (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis )
Madilyn Bailey

Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)
Ahmir & Ana Gamliel

Cover songs #5

Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)
Kevin Lien

When I was your man (Bruno Mars)
Boyce Avenue

Lucky (Pharell Williams)
Ahmir & DeLon

1- Assurez-vous de bien choisir votre plateforme. Kickstarter est la plus populaire, mais ses frais sont plus élevés. Indiegogo offre le même service ainsi qu’un modèle « All or Nothing ». ArtisteShare est le premier site de crowndfunding à avoir vu le jour en 2005. Vos chances de réussir votre objectif sont élevées, mais votre projet doit être approuvé. Pledgemusic s’associe de son côté à une oeuvre de charité. Il y a plusieurs autres sites à votre disposition. Prenez le temps de trouver les avantages de chacun et celui qui vous ressemble le plus.

2- Lorsque vous évaluez le montant à demander, laissez-vous quelques dollars d’extra pour les imprévus. Il y en aura.

3- Prenez en considération que vous éprouverez des problèmes lors de la production et lors des envois postaux.

4- Soyez créatifs avec vos offres, mais restez réalistes.

5- Imaginez-vous à la place de ceux qui investiront dans votre projet. Si c’était vous, qu’est-ce qui vous exciterait?

6- Les gens vous jugeront dès les premières secondes de votre présentation. Dans notre tête, une mauvaise vidéo égale un mauvais projet. Soyez préparés. Soyez beaux.

7- Soyez le plus clair et concis possible. Je souffre d’un déficit d’attention et si votre projet n’est pas clair à mes yeux, je ne prendrai pas le temps d’évaluer si j’ai le goût d’investir ou non. Je vais passer.

8- Vous êtes dans une position de vendeur. Ce n’est pas votre intérêt qui m’intéresse et qui me fera investir, c’est le mien. Dites-moi ce que je veux entendre et expliquez-moi pourquoi je devrais vous donner mon argent.

9- Ne soyez pas dépendant de la plateforme choisie pour vendre votre projet. L’Internet c’est aussi 10 000 options gratuites pour vous promouvoir.

10- Vos partisans veulent avoir de vos nouvelles. Faites un nouveau vidéo à chaque semaine ou faites simplement me dire où vous en êtes dans le projet. Si vous prenez mon argent et que vous disparaissez, je vais me sentir floué et je ne serai pas content.

11- Faites attention aux livraisons internationales. C’est complètement débile à quel point les frais peuvent être élevés.

12- Même s’il est déconseillé de dire s’il vous plaît au départ, n’oubliez pas de dire merci à la fin. Vos partisans font partie de l’équation qui vous permet de réaliser votre rêve.

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Andrew Garcia

Lukay

Katja Petri

Wayne Campbell

Michael Lotten

Le service TumblrCamp est une excellente nouvelle pour les musiciens qui préfèrent la guitare au HTML. Tumblr et Bandcamp ont fait leurs preuves en tant que site facile à utiliser. TumblrCamp est le mixe des deux. Tumblr dans Bandcamp ou vice versa.

Pour 49$, le service vous propose un gabarit offert par Tumblr où on vous expliquera, à l’aide de tutoriels vidéo, comment y intégrer Bandcamp. Il sera donc possible pour vous de vendre votre musique directement de votre site Web.

TumblrCamp propose plusieurs vidéos pour vous guider dans la mise en ligne de votre site Web personnel. On vous expliquera entre autres comment installer votre thème, comment le personnaliser et comment y intégrer Bandcamp.

Par contre, tel que mentionné par l’ami Clyde Smith, plusieurs autres vidéos sont à venir selon le site de Tumblrcamp. Ce qui pourrait inquiéter, c’est que la première vague de vidéos a été faite il y a six mois. Ceci est donc un long silence pour un projet si jeune et une si bonne idée.

À suivre!

Suivez ce lien pour regarder les vidéos qui vous guideront pour lancer votre site.

www.tumblrcamp.com

What Is TumblrCamp? from tumblr + bandcamp on Vimeo.

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Le «crowdfunding» ou financement participatif permet à des artistes et des créateurs de financer leur projet sans passer par les circuits traditionnels de production. Après la musique et l’audiovisuel, ce mode de financement s’intéresse maintenant à la BD, aux jeux vidéos ou au design. Et les plates-formes se multiplient.

Plus la peine de courir les maisons de production avec sa maquette sous le bras et de prendre le risque d’essuyer de nombreux refus avant de trouver le producteur qui voudra bien écouter ou regarder ! Aujourd’hui, le «crowdfunding», alias le financement participatif, offre à tous les artistes et les créateurs la possibilité de faire financer leur projet par les fans. Reste à les conquérir et à les convaincre.

Et grâce à Internet et à la multiplication des plates-formes dédiées à ce mode de financement, la tâche n’est plus aussi ardue qu’elle l’était.Il existe aujourd’hui 450 plates-formes de finance participative dans le monde, dont plus de 25 en France.Ces sites mettent en relation des artistes avec des investisseurs individuels. Lorsque le projet a trouvé son financement et abouti, les financeurs reçoivent une partie des bénéfices ou des services comme l’album ainsi produit ou un DVD dans le cas d’un film. Certains sites fonctionnent sur le principe du troc et proposent des contreparties comme l’invitation à une avant-première ou la participation à des évènements liés au projet. Surtout, une fois qu’ils ont convaincu les fans, les artistes arrivent plus facilement à intéresser les producteurs.Dans l’Hexagone, ces sites auraient financé quelque 15.000 projets pour plus de six millions d’euros depuis 2008.
Ainsi, sur mymajorcompany.com, site pionnier en la matière, la jeune chanteuse Kinnie Lane vient de récolter les 100.000 euros nécessaires à son album auprès de 655 contributeurs. La France se situerait au troisième rang mondial de cette pratique derrière les Etats-Unis et les Pays-Bas.Après la musique et l’audiovisuel, le financement participatif concerne aussi maintenant la BD, les jeux vidéos, le design ou les documentaires. Raphael Beaugrand a ainsi pu réaliser le documentaire sur la guerre, Paroles de conflit, grâce à 18.500 euros financés par 157 donateurs. Ce travail d’un an n’aurait peut-être jamais vu le jour sans ce mode d’investissement.

Reste que si le crowdfunding ouvre de nouveaux horizons à beaucoup d’artistes et sonne la fin de la galère, il ne dispense pas pour autant d’avoir du talent et ne garantit pas le succès à tous les candidats !Source : Le Figaro

Cover songs #4

Wide Awake (Katy Perry) / No Church in the Wild (Kanye West, Jay Z)
Faarrow

Creep (Radiohead)
SJen Knight

Diamonds (Rihanna)
Deontae Dominic

Heartbreaker (Karmin)
Missy Lynn

Mamma Knows Best (Jessie J)
Andra Day

Somebody that I used to know (Gotye) / Can’t get enoug (J. Cole)
Faarrow

A new report says that the majority of music listeners under the age of 18 prefer YouTube over any other music discovery destination (including iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, etc.) It’s more important than ever that your music be available on YouTube.

Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you make the most of your video presence.

1. Add links at the top of the description field for each video

Let your fans know where they can purchase your music. Simply enter the URL to your blog or website (or to your cdbaby.com artist page) at the very beginning of the video description field (to ensure that it’s visible to all viewers). YouTube will hyperlink it automatically.

2. Make the first 15 seconds count

As the saying goes, “Don’t bore us. Get to the chorus.” You’ve got to hook them upfront. YouTube videos are like pop songs; they’re best enjoyed and shared when short and catchy. YouTube is proving there’s some truth to Andy Warhol’s saying, “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Only now, 15 seconds may be all you get.

To help you capture your audience’s attention, the Official YouTube Blog has offered some good advice on how to make the first 15 seconds of your video irresistible:

Make compelling content first…

• Start off with something that will immediately grab attention, whether it’s what you say or a stunning visual.

Make it clear what your video is about early on, so viewers aren’t confused about what they’re watching.

• Tease the rest of the video so the audience is intrigued to see where you take them.

…share your channel branding later.

• A flashy intro may look cool, but it’s not the star of the video — let them see you, or your great content, first.

• Make your branding compelling by making it entertaining or unique to each video

3. Add tags to your channel and videos

Tags are important. Tags are keywords that help people find your video in YouTube’s search engine. What will your fans type into YouTube to find your video? Tag your videos with venue names, your band name (correct spelling and misspellings), song names, city, state, genre and other relevant keywords. Then when someone types in a search for your song or band, you have a much better chance of coming up first.

4. Choose great titles for your videos

Not many people on YouTube are going to be searching for “sadsong-ver.2 w/o vocals recorded at John’s.” Include your band name, song name, the venue or location (if relevant) and maybe even a few specific keywords that accurately describe your music.

For instance: Tommy Jug Band plays Silly Girl at Sunnyside Tavern, Portland, OR – Country Funk and Bluegrass

5. Respond to every comment

Responding to comments will not only make your fans feel appreciated, it will also inspire others to comment on your videos. Try sparking conversation by asking a question, or by pointing out something interesting in the video.

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Screen shot 2012 09 18 at 1.34.27 PM How to Create a YouTube Channel That Engages Your Audience

Your YouTube channel is a reflection of you — it’s your band’s home-base for broadcasting videos on YouTube. From your channel, you can feature your own uploaded content, highlight favorite videos by other folks, and create personalized playlists.

A YouTube channel allows you to customize the presentation of selected videos and engage your fans through social in- teraction features. Basically, your channel gives you the opportunity to brand your band the way you want, control the content, and share it with the world from one simple location.

Here are a few pointers to help you get the most of your YouTube channel’s customization options:

1. Give your YouTube channel a good name. This is the name that appears at the top of the channel. Choose something that makes sense (like your band or artist name!) — and / don’t be too clever unless EVERYBODY gets the reference.

2. Choose a great background image to customize your YouTube channel. When you are logged into your YouTube account, you can style your YouTube channel page by clicking “My Channel.” From the main channel page, click the “Settings” button. From there you can upload a background image.

3. Select a background color. Set your background color to something that blends well with your photo. The color customization options are on the same page as the background picture uploader.

4. Set the default tab display (in the “Settings” section). This will determine what people view when they first visit your YouTube channel. Choose between a “feed” setup that displays recent YouTube activity, a video page that shows your uploaded videos in reverse chronological order, or a featured tab which you can select in “Settings” to display specific playlists.

5. Fill out descriptions and tags for the channel. The “Info and Settings” tab inside the “Settings” section allows you to tag and describe your YouTube channel. Use good keywords related to your music (including musician names, band location, genre descriptions, etc.) that will help viewers locate your channel in a YouTube search. Note, however, that while YouTube uses tags to aid search, they no longer publicly displays tags to viewers.

6. Use posts to update your channel subscribers of new content. YouTube channel posts allow you to com- municate directly with your subscribers. Alert them of new videos and playlists, but don’t get carried away — no one likes SPAM.

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Do you consider yourself mobile-savvy?

I’m not just talking about texting (although that’s important!). I’m talking about using your smartphone to tap into and enhance your online presence while being up-to-date on all of the cool apps to make your life a little easier. If you could use a little help understanding the magic of mobile, then this blog post is for you!

Here are some interesting mobile statistics to keep in mind:

  • There are 165 million Twitter users, and 50% of them use Twitter Mobile.
  • Over 1/3 of Facebook’s 900 million+ users also use Facebook Mobile.
  • Mobile internet usage will overtake desktop internet usage by 2014.
  • Mobile coupons get 10x the redemption rate of regular coupons.
  • 3 out of 5 internet searches are done with a mobile device.
  • 91% of mobile internet access is to socialize.
  • In March 2012, Smartphones were in use by 50.4% of consumers in the US.


As you can see, the popularity of mobile devices is currently on the rise! And even with social connections aside, new apps are always finding ways to make just about anything possible from your phone. If you’re ready to simplify your life and amplify your fan interactions (mostly for free), then get your smartphone in hand and check out these 7 apps:

1. Square / Cost: FREE

Let’s say you just played a  show, and you’ve got a newly converted fan that absolutely can’t get enough of you. She loves your music so much that she wants to buy 5 CD’s – one for her, and the rest for some family and friends. Awesome, right? One problem, though – she only brought her credit card. Well, that’s a bummer. How are you going to scan her card without some sort of card reader? Oh, wait, do you have a smartphone? Then consider your problem solved!

Square is a fabulous app that allows you to swipe any credit card and deposit the money into your bank account. Once you sign up on the website, they’ll send you your free card reader. Then just download the app and set everything up, and you’ll never have to worry about the “cash-only” dilemma again!

2. Tweetbot  / Cost: $2.99

Twitter is one of the easiest ways to keep up with your network in real time while you’re out on the road. While Twitter does have its own app, many find it somewhat lacking. For a Twitter app with a little personality and some cool features, why don’t you try Tweetbot?

Tweetbot lets you read and create tweets, of course, but there’s more! You can create lists of different types of people, such as co-workers or fans by location, and view timelines of only their tweets. You can also read a whole conversation thread with a single swipe of your finger, and customize the app so you can use it however you’d like best.

3. Facebook / Cost: FREE

You DO have a Facebook fan page, right?! Good!

Make sure you’re staying on top of your page with the Facebook app. Let everyone know what you’re up to, scroll through your news feed, upload your cool photos easily, and check into your favorite coffee shop! You can pretty much do anything you could normally do with Facebook, right on your phone.

4. Instagram / Cost: FREE

Think you’re a good photographer? With Instagram’s effects, you could even wow yourself. And with photos acting as one of the most well-received and popular kinds of Facebook updates, there’s no reason not to post them more often!

Instagram provides a smooth, easy, and great-looking interface to snap pictures with your phone, add different filters to transform them, and share them easily with your social networks. Warning: it can be addictive!

5. Dragon Dictation / Cost: FREE

Okay, so you’re out getting some lunch with your buddies, and suddenly…inspiration hits. You saw or heard something, and you got a cool idea for some new song lyrics. But you’re in the middle of lunch, so what do you do? Quick – just record your voice!

To record your voice and turn it into text with surprising accuracy, give the Dragon Dictation app a shot. You can even use it to write emails, which could be especially helpful if you aren’t the world’s fastest texter.

6. Tonepad / Cost: FREE

If you’ve ever wanted to create musical compositions on the go, then you should start playing around with Tonepad! This nifty app lets you play different notes with a touch of your screen. There’s no limit to the number of songs you can create and save!

If you want to share your creations, you can hit the “Upload” button to get a special code and give it to your friends. If they also have the app, they can input the code and hear what you made. Now, start creating!

7. SendHub / Cost: FREE

Mobile marketing has actually been around for a while, but many still aren’t taking advantage of it because they’re not sure how. One of the reasons it’s so useful is because people tend to have their phones with them all the time. How do you reach out to your fans and let them know you have a surprise show that night? The same way you’d reach out to any of your friends: with a text!

SendHub is a service that allows you to send texts to groups of people, and they’ve just released a mobile app. Just sign up on the website with your mobile number and download the app to use the site easily from your phone. SendHub provides you with a unique number, so your real number can stay private. Anyone can subscribe to your group texts by texting the group’s keyword to your SendHub number, and can unsubscribe by texting “STOP.” The app lets you create your groups right out of your iPhone contact list and manage your account on the go! A free account gets you up to 1000 messages per month and up to three groups, with 50 numbers max per group.

BY: ARIEL HYATT

PinterestRemember the good old days when you would gather your favorite pictures, articles and photos and stick them in a scrapbook? Or pin postcards and notes on your kitchen pin board? Well, the art of the keepsake has just gone digital.

Pinterest is a digital scrapbook of your life. A way to tell the world who and what you are with visual snapshots. A way to follow and connect with a community of like-minded people without talking. Digital stalking has just gone artsy, and apparently 10.4 million users have jumped on the bandwagon. 140 characters is just too much. Pictures speak louder than words.

But is this new social media site relevant to the music industry? Can musicians harness the power of Pinterest to their advantage? In a word, “yes.” Below is my guide to Pinterest for musicians.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE PINTEREST

First and foremost, Pinterest is another powerful viral marketing tool for music videos. It allows you to share Youtube and Vimeo videos on your page.
Your Pinterest page is automatically public which instantly strengthens your online brand identity, increases your search engine optimization and boosts your viral power.
It compliments your existing social media sites by allowing you to share your “pins” on Facebook and Twitter. You can also link to other social media sites in your bio section.
It’s a cross-promotional tool that allows you to connect with people in other industries such as fashion, photography, film etc.
It gives your fans a visual snapshot of your personality and interests, revealing the person behind the music.
It allows you to filter and categorize your interests. Unlike Facebook, nothing gets lost in a timeline.
It can be used as a digital resume—you can “pin” tour posters, press photos, album covers, videos and articles to Pinterest. Check out ReverbNation’s page for ideas on pinning.
People can follow certain boards on your Pinterest page rather than following everything. This filter function allows you to be more specific about your information stream.
Other people can pin to your page, forming a creative, two-way sharing process with your fans.

TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED

For a step-by-step guide on setting up a Pinterest account, check out this great article by Sorta Crunchy. Also bear in mind the following:

Similar to other social media sites, the success of your Pinterest page is based on authenticity. Create a balance between your personal and professional identity, and don’t create a Pinterest account unless you enjoy it and want to use it regularly.
Ensure you create personalized boards specific to you, such as “Bands I love”, “music websites I follow”, “lyrical inspirations”. This personalization of your page enables you to categorize your interests more clearly, allowing fans more freedom to choose what they want to hear about. Check out music biz coach Madalyn Sklar’s page as an example.
Utilize the search box in the top left hand corner to search for other people with similar interests.
Utilize key words and descriptions in your bio. This may determine whether someone will follow you. Make sure it is consistent with your branding.
Add your website URL and links to your other social networking sites in your bio section.
Don’t forget to categorize your pins and use key words in your tags so they appear in key word searches.
Utilize the iPhone app for Pinterest to pin photos you’ve taken onto your Pinterest page.
For other ideas of what to pin check out these great articles by Gig Masters and Kimbee Jabber.
Check out the Indie Ambassador list of musicians and music industry professionals on Pinterest to help you get started building a Pinterest community, and enter your Pinterest contact info in the form at the bottom to be included in the list!

DRAWBACKS TO PINTEREST

When you first start using Pinterest be aware of the following:

Other than videos, there is no other way to directly share your music on Pinterest. Hopefully this will change and the Pinterest team will develop a way to share music via music players on Pinterest.
You can’t pin posts from Facebook or Twitter to Pinterest. It’s also difficult to post pins to Facebook without cutting and pasting a link, unless you use the Pinterest iPhone app. You can, however, “tweet” your pins very easily.
The Pinning function online only picks up HTML files and videos. This means that text files cannot be pinned to your page. This can make it difficult if you want to pin specific text (such as a press quote) from a WordPress blog.
If you want to pin something from another website, the wrong thumbnail picture is often picked up in the pinning process (like an advert). This can be frustrating if you feel that picture doesn’t represent what you want to pin.
Currently the social media site has a predominately female user base. You need to evaluate your target audience before deciding whether Pinterest is right for you.
Overall, Pinterest provides another creative direct-to-fan resource for musicians. It incorporates and highlights three fundamental elements of music marketing – the importance of video sharing, the importance of visual branding, and the rise of ADD culture.

So without further ado, get pinning!

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Today is the day. If you’ve been holding off from switching your Fan Page over to Timeline, you have officially run out of time (pun intended). But never fear, I have here all the essential info you we need to get your Timeline set up right.

1. Cover Photo – The most noticeable change is the giant cover photo bands can now implement. This was a cool feature for personal profiles and allowed users to show off their creativity (or that amazing photo you took of the sunset on vacation), but it is a really powerful branding tool for bands. Loading up an eye catching photo will help draw fans into your page and solidify your image. Branding has always been a little tricky on Facebook fan pages as you had to use certain apps to effectively do this, but this left the wall essentially “unbranded.” Cover photo solves this issue and brings a whole new life to the “wall.”

2. Pinning – Facebook now allows you to “pin” certain posts to the top of your Timeline. I’m particularly fond of this feature because it allows bands to keep promotional posts at the top of their page instead of endlessly posting the same promotion over and over again. Instead of continuing to post updates about an upcoming show, bands can focus on providing more interesting and engage-able content to pull fans towards their page. Keeping the show promotion pinned to the top of the page ensures all visitors will see that post and will be reminded of the show. It’s a beautiful thing.

3. Highlight – You can “highlight” certain posts to make them stretch across the entire width of the Timeline. As fans scroll through your Timeline these highlighted posts will jump out and will be sure to catch attention. Highlighting videos is a great way to get more fans to watch them, even as they fall down on the Timeline. This feature also helps to draw attention to significant events that have happened throughout the band’s history.

4. Milestones – The whole point of Timeline is to allow users to scroll through someone’s Facebook history. This is a very powerful tool for bands and is already being embraced widely by early adopters. Coldplay has documented the bands entire history on their Timeline. Going so far as to show a picture of the band’s first rehearsal, first show, first EP, first NYC show, etc. I’m not a huge Coldplay fan (I hope you’ll still read my blog posts!), and even I found this very interesting. Imagine how much actual Coldplay fans love this! For new, up and coming bands, this is a great opportunity to let fans grow with you and celebrate all your accomplishments as they happen.

5. Unique Fan Experience – Facebook has ensured that each fan’s experience on a band’s Timeline will be unique. What does this mean? It means that when I visit Coldplay’s Timeline I see what my friends are saying about Coldplay, whether or not they actually posted on Coldplay’s Timeline. For example, Cyber PR team member, Jon Ostrow, posted about Coldplay back in August, and because Jon and I are friends and interact frequently his post shows up high on Coldplay’s Timeline for me (for all you hardcore Coldplay fans reading this post, please don’t hate us (for those wondering what I’m talking about, read the post in the photo)). This intensifies the sense of community your fans experience on your fan page.

6. Messages – One of the most exciting features of Timeline is messaging. This has long been a desire or Fan Page admins, and Facebook has found a way to deliver without allowing Fan Pages to spam their fans. Fan Pages can now receive messages from personal profiles and then respond to them. Allowing a whole new level of interaction with your fans. The only limitation is Fan Pages can’t initiate the direct message process, they can only receive messages.

7. Admin Panel – But it’s not all about the fan’s experience, Facebook has all increased ease of use for admins with the new “Admin Panel.” In the admin panel you can easily see new notifications, new likes and a basic insight graph. The “Build Audience” tab makes it easy for admins to grow the number of likes. You can do the age old “Invite Friends” technique (obviously not a new feature, but now easier to find). And now you can send invites from your email contacts. This is a great feature that can be extremely helpful for bands with a large email list and for new bands who have a large personal email list.

8. Landing Page – This isn’t really a feature, instead it’s more of a lack of feature as Facebook has taken away the ability to assign different landing pages on Timeline. But there is a work around for this. The various band pages have unique URLs. You can now give fans this URL and send them directly to where you keep your music and email sign up form. While this isn’t as good as a default landing page, the added benefits of Timeline and the new layouts of most of the band pages more than make up for this (in my humble opinion).

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this release ever since Facebook first previewed Timeline. I believe this is a huge benefit to bands as they try to market themselves on Facebook. Since the initial launch of Timeline for Fan Pages, brands have seen a significant increase in engagement (as much as 46%!). This stat is huge and its vital for bands to take advantage of this increased engagement while it lasts. But the new Timeline won’t do the work for you. It’s now more important then ever that bands push out quality and engaging content. Know what you want your brand image to be, and post content accordingly. What do you think of Timeline for fan pages? Are you embracing this new change? What creative ways are you using Timeline for your band? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!

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Anhayla - EP U.G.L.YDepuis quelques jours, l’E.P « U.G.LY » d’Anhayla est en ligne sur sa page Bandcamp.
Vendu $3, il contient trois compos originales de l’artiste : If I Was, Doomsday & U.G.L.Y.
En outre, à acheter également, sa mixtape « My First » Mixtape » sorti en février 2012 !
Enjoy !

Cover song #3

Take Care (Drake feat Rihanna)- Simone Battle

Somebody that I used to know (Gotye)- Walk off earth

Work out (J.Cole) – VanJess24

Rumour Has It (Adele) – AHMIR

Turn Up The Music (Chris Brown) – JR Aquino

Born to die (Lana Del Rey) – A Thousand Miles

With social media growing at such a rapid pace, I decided it was a good idea to revisit my social media food pyramid and update it for 2012.

So…

Here’s Your Social Media Food Pyramid

It happens to me all of the time when I teach artists social media.The face goes blank, the frustration begins to settle in and then the artist says it:

“I just don’t have anything interesting to say.”

REALLY?

I’m shocked by this every time. You are an artist; you do things we mere mortals are totally enamored by: you PLAY MUSIC, you write songs, you perform them in public!

So PUHLEEASE, do not tell me you have nothing interesting to say. I ain’t buying it.

All you are missing is a System for Social Media Success.

Luckily, unlike sheer god-given musical talent, social media is a learnable skill.

The inspiration for this hit me while I was teaching my system to a client in my kitchen…

THE FOOD PYRAMID!

Now, I’ve been told they don’t actually teach this in school anymore… but for those of you old enough to remember, do you remember that chart they brought out when we were in 2nd grade to show us how to eat well-rounded meals? I have re-tooled it for you so you can now participate on Social Media healthily! And you won’t even have to think about it – just follow along…

You wouldn’t eat only bagels all of the time. They are a treat once in awhile, but they are not healthy to eat every day – and a diet of only bagels would be boring!

Most artists are only serving their audiences bagels all of the time. Plain bagels. Over an over again.

Uninteresting.

We want a burger, or a giant green healthy salad, we want some candy.

We want the protein but you keep serving bagels, bagels, bagels!

These are five things that when used in concert with one another can help you ratchet up your social media effectively and manage it easily.

Use these as a guide to mix and match them to suit your comfort level (just like your diet, eat what feels right for you)

GROUP 1. DIRECT ENGAGEMENT

Like: BREAD, CEREAL, RICE & PASTA

Servings (Recommended Frequency): 3 – 4 out of every 10 posts

Make sure you’re in a two-way conversation with people consistently

Facebook: See something interesting on a fan, friend or band’s Facebook pages? Don’t just “like” it, write a true comment about it and get more involved.

Twitter: Send messages to people or mention you are with them by using the @ sign and their username (For Example: I’m @CyberPR). Retweet (RT) comments you like by others.

Blog Reading: Create a Google Profile and join communities of blog readers. Leave comments on blogs you like. Google Profiles are now attached to your Google+ account so make sure you get set up with a Google+ account as well!

Tumblr: Tumblr is a simple to use blogging platform that will allow you to comment on and re-blog others’ links, quotes, videos and songs with a click of a button.

Youtube: Bonus! Make custom video comments or greetings with a smartphone; post them as comments or contributions. Subscribe to other people’s channels, and comment on their videos. A brand new service called Viddy which allows you to capture quick, 15 second videos that can be posted to Facebook or Twitter. Jason wrote a Musician’s Arsenal Guide to Viddy that will better explain how it works.

Foursquare: Create fun spots that relate to your band/ music and check in, interact with others when you are out and about. Of course, Facebook now has Facebook Places which functions quite similarly, though it doesn’t have nearly as much functionality in terms of making lists and engaging as it’s own stand alone platform.

GROUP 2: SHINE A LIGHT ON OTHERS

Like: FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Servings (Recommended Frequency): 3 out of every 10 posts

All the best social media users know this and use it well. This takes all of the attention off of you and puts it onto others, and people will appreciate your kindness because you are recognizing them in front of new potential fans and followers and therefore helping them get known.

Quote people you like by sharing their profiles and videos on Facebook and re-post on your blog. Link to articles and interesting things that catch your attention such as videos, photos etc.

#FF (Follow Friday), #MM (Music Monday) and RT’ing on Twitter –

Reprint pieces of things that they’ve written, or link to music players. Review albums – talk about why and how those albums influenced you

by using http://www.bit.ly to track the effectiveness and to shorten your tweets.

GROUP 3. CURATE CONTENT

Like: MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, BEANS, EGGS

Servings (Recommended Frequency): 2 – 3 out of every 10 posts

Content may be king but content curation is queen!

The best part is you can set up an RSS reader to pull interesting content for you so you don’t have to come up with anything brilliant – just select what you like and share it. And if it’s interesting to you it’s probably interesting to your community

Ask yourself: How do I spend time online? What do I read? Are there sites I visit daily? Add them to the RSS reader (here is a brilliant Commoncraft video that will teach you how to set one up. Then all you have to do is grab the content you like and share (remember to always give credit where credit is due).

Music: Use Spotify to share songs, albums and playlists on Facebook.

Recipes: Post links to foods you like from Epicurious or TheFoodNetwork

Media: Post book reviews, music reviews or film reviews

Blogs: News, politics, celebrity gossip, parenting, fashion, art, sports – all make good topics for people to connect around

GROUP 4. A PICTURE SAYS 1,000 WORDS

Like: MILK, CHEESE & YOGURT

Servings (Recommended Frequency): 2 out of every 10 posts

Visuals are extremely effective. And they mix up your strategy nicely.

Take photos using your mobile and post them to Facebook and Twitter. If you have an iPhone, the best way to do this is using the Instagram app.

I love Twitpic & YFrog because they are so easy to use and create instant Twitter integration.

Pinterst in a wonderful way to share photos of anything you are passionate about, and create some boards for your music and your merch too.

Post videos on your custom Youtube channel, embed them on your blog and link them to your Twitter. They don’t even have to be videos that you necessarily make on your own. They can be videos of artists you sound like or play with, videos that make you laugh, or subjects that are thematic to your music and important to you like a charity.

GROUP 5. SHINING A LIGHT ON YOURSELF (AKA SELF PROMOTION)

Like: FATS OILS & SWEETS (Use Sparingly!)

Servings (Recommended Frequency): 1 out of every 10 posts

Of course these are OK to do once in a while, not in an over-hypey, annoying way. Just like treating yourself to a great pastry or some fries: its OK – but not too often!

It is after all, vital to tell people if you have an album coming out, a new track, a show, or anything that’s newsworthy, noteworthy, and important for your fans and followers to know about.

Don’t forget about your specific calls to actions or these won’t be fruitful.

So – Choose from Groups 1-5 and mix it up and soon you will be fully engaging people easily and naturally, without thinking. Just like eating!

Source Music Think Tank

In today’s world your songs can generate money and royalties via the traditional “Physical/Analog” music industry or the new “Digital” music industry. There are in fact 13 different and specifics ways that you as a songwriter can make this money off of your songs.

Note – each income stream and type of royalty is generated off the original recording of a song (i.e. the Beatles version of Paul McCartney’s song “Yesterday”) or off of a cover of the song (i.e. if multiple artists cover the song, the song becomes an “x” factor multiplier for revenue). In the case of “Yesterday,” there are over 25,000 covers.

We’ve broken these income types into two categories:

-Physical/Analog Songwriter Royalties and Revenue
-Digital Songwriter Royalties and Revenue

Click here to download our newest TuneCore Survival Manual: 13 Different Ways To Make Money From Your Music

Source : Jeff Price & Jamie Purpora

Cover songs #2

Swim good (Frank Ocean) – Lydia Paek

Someone like you (Adele) – Victor Kim & Andy Lange

Fool for you (Cee-Lo) – Alice Smith

American Wedding (Frank Ocean) – Yasmin

Dare to believe – Boyce Avenue

2am prayer – Sid Sriram

The dreamer – Victor Kim

The only one – Andy Lange

Time On My Hands – Kirby Lauryen

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