Music Business Networking

Website Re-Development Update – 9/22/14

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Search Page 1 Logo   We have been re-developing our website this year in order to improve member experiences and further assist you all in furthering your careers. Due to site personnel changes, there have been a variety of delays with the relaunch. Per our new developers, the new site should fully launch in Q4 2014. Our new site will feature a plethora of new content, enable members to connect with one another in a simpler manner, and offer many many more services and opportunities! If there are any specific kinds of content that you’d like to see on the new site send us an email as we are open to suggestions (because we’re here to serve your needs). Once the new site launches our LinkedIn group will still exist but will no longer be the primary source of The Music Business Network or its members’ activity. A $99 annual membership fee will also be imposed for both students and musicians upon the relaunch. Industry professionals and companies will not be charged but will continue to be screened for membership. All current student and musician members will be grandfathered in and will not be charged the new membership fee for their first year. Thank You For Your Patience While We Undergo These Changes! ~ The Music Business Network Team

The Music Business Network’s Holiday Party & Networking Event

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JOIN US FOR OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY & HOLIDAY NETWORKING EVENT ON 12/11/13!

RSVP NOW!!!

The Music Business Network’s CMJ 2013 After Party

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CMJ Done? Not just yet!!! Join us for our CMJ 2013 Afterparty & Networking Event!

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Date:  Wednesday October 23, 2013

 Time:   7:00PM – 10:00PM

Location: Pranna Lounge (79 Madison Avenue at 28th Street)

RSVP: FREE with RSVP by 10/22/13  - $5 at the Door

Who:   This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry (including those recently laid off), musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries.
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Event Food & Drink Specials From 7:00 – 9:00

- Draft Beer $5

- Bottled Beer $6

- Signature Cocktails $8

- Wok Fired Bowls  $5

- 5 Types of Dim Sum $5

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For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:

http://www.prannarestaurant.com

The Music Business Network Presents… Hello Spring!!! – REGISTER TODAY

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Wednesday April 17, 2013, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s Spring Networking Event “HELLO SPRING!” (hosted at White Rabbit from 7:00 – 10:00pm). Come chill, drink, and connect with individuals who comprise the future of the music industry.

This is one of our quarterly PAID networking events. We will have appetizers, giftbags, and other goodies at this event! If you have promo materials that you’d like to us to include in our giftbags at this event please contact us.

The Cost to Attend This Event Is As Follows and does not include any fees EventBrite charges for registration  (**Special Promo: We’ve reduced the cost of attending for this event**):

  • Non-Members of The Music Business Network– $15 to attend (Reduced from $25)
  • Members of The Music Business Network – $15 to attend
  • Student – $15 to attend

RSVP HERE To Attend our Hello Spring! Networking Event

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The Music Business Network’s Recent & Upcoming Networking Events

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Event Overview & Recent & Upcoming Events

The Music Business Network hosts monthly (no fee) “Music Connect” meet-ups (in both New York City and Albany, NY) and quarterly networking events (in New York City) for Members and Potential members so that they may connect and interface with one another on a more personal level in an intimate setting. “Music Connect” monthly meet-ups are held at various locations throughout New York City and are held in Albany, NY at Lark Tavern (on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm – 9:00pm).

ALL EVENTS REQUIRE AN RSVP.

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Our Next MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York City will be on 2/20/13 from 7:00 – 10:00pm at White Rabbit

RSVP NOW!!!

 

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Our First MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York’s Capital District will be on 2/27/13 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at Lark Tavern (Albany, NY)

RSVP NOW!!!

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**We Are Currently Planning our Spring (Quarterly – Paid) Networking Event  – Keep Checking Back for More Information!**

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Thank you to all who attended The Music Business Network’s 2012 Holiday Meet Up at Aspen Social Club on 12/5/12!

The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-SXSW Networking Event

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Wednesday March 21, 2012, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-SXSW Networking Event

After the craziness of SXSW, come chill, drink, and meet the individuals who make up the future of the music industry.

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Additional Information:

Musicians – Bring Your Press kits and Demos for consideration to perform at the The Music Business Network’s “Music Takes Over Albany” Festival (in October) – this will be held October 9th – October 13th

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This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries. Come along to meet a host of excellent people working in the music industry.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND THIS EVENT **

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 Cover Charge To Attend This Event

If you would like more information about The Network or would like to RSVP for the event please RSVP on Facebook, LinkedIn, or email: TheMusicBusinessNetwork@gmail.com

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SPREAD THE WORD to your friends and colleagues in the music industry and Don’t forget to bring your business cards!!!!

For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:    www.madamex.com

Drink Specials:

  • Beer (Amstel, Corona, IPA, Yuengling, Original Sin Hard Cider) – $4
  • Well Drinks & House Champagne – $5
  • Specialty Cocktails (Born Yesterday, Cherry Pop, Indecent Proposal, MadameX, Paradise Found, P***y Galore) – $5
  • House Wine (Pino Grigio & Pino Noir) – $5

The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event

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Wednesday October 26 2011, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals were invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event. After the craziness of CMJ, individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment industries came out to chill, drink, and meet a host of excellent individuals who make up the future of the music industry.

 

**Check out our Event Information & Pics page to view more photos from the event.**

 

Here’s Some Feedback We’ve Received from Attendees:

 

“I wanted to email you and say thank you for having that wonderful event at the Blue Owl. Made some great connections and met some talented people. Who knew some many talented folks in one space. Keep doing your thing and looking forward to the next one.” – Brooklyn Ink Songs

 

“Thank you for hosting the networking event at The Blue Owl last Wednesday – I wish I could have stayed longer. The crowd was quite the interesting amalgamation of young entertainment professionals – I look forward to attending events in the future.” - An Attendee from The Harry Fox Agency

The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event

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Wednesday October 26 2011, Music and Entertainment Industry professionals are invited to attend The Music Business Network’s 3rd Annual Post-CMJ Networking Event

After the craziness of CMJ, come chill, drink, and meet the individuals who make up the future of the music industry.

This event is open to those individuals who are currently working in the music industry, musicians, and all students of the music and entertainment i…ndustries. Come along to meet a host of excellent people working in the music industry.

** YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND THIS EVENT **

PLEASE NOTE: There is a $5 Cover if you do not RSVP by 10/20/11

If you would like more information about The Network or would like to RSVP for the event please email: TheMusicBusinessNetwork@gmail.com

SPREAD THE WORD to your friends and colleagues in the music industry and Don’t forget to bring your business cards!!!!

For More Info About the Venue Please Visit:
www.blueowlnyc.com/

Drink Specials:

Bud Light & Corona – $5
Well Drinks, House Cocktails, House Red Wine, House White Wine – $6

Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR Feature Article: Learning How To Blog

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Ariel Publicity/Cyber PR Feature Article: Learning How To Blog

One of the main things we encourage our clients to start is their own blogs and to blog regularly. The more regularly you create content for your site the better the odds are of getting visitors, because you create more keywords that people can find you with and search engines reward sites with fresh content – more on blogging in a moment.

Websites are no longer billboards; they now function much more like news channels.  Of course your blog can consist of band related activity but it is also useful to throw in a few posts about the bands personality which includes more personal posts about maybe your hobbies, charities you support, etc.

Since the blogging is usually totally new to artists I’ve been on a hunt to nail down a thorough how-to on writing blogging posts and the main key points that should be in each post.

I came across Conversify’s article written by Karen Woodward and found myself nodding to every point she made! Passing along this great article on How To Write a Blog Post.

How do you write a good blog post? There is a skill in writing for the web – people tend to skim, so you want to present your facts and your writing in a skimmable-friendly fashion. I call this “Making a blog post bloggy.” Here are some tips to writing a bloggy blog post:

1. Keep it short (about 350-800 words). Anything more than that and your audience will flee in horror at the amount of reading they have to do. Or if they have to read it, they will skim it even faster and miss everything you’re saying.

2. Keep it simple. Write in simply-constructed sentences with very clear writing. No excess words. One way to do this is to keep language positive and action-oriented. Instead of writing, “Don’t hesitate to email us,” write, “Email us.”

3. Break it up. People tend to skim in chunks, so write in small paragraphs that are divided by subheads. Long paragraphs scare off readers. Short paragraphs and subheads makes the blog post easier to skim and less daunting (especially if it’s more than 1000 words).

4. Add pictures. There is no set rule here, but consider adding a picture for every three to five paragraphs. People need a place to rest their eyes, otherwise they get bogged down in words and bored of reading. You may also find that a picture can better describe what you’re writing anyway, and then you can lose a ton of text!

(Never start a blog post with a picture. There should always be enough lines of text  –and keywords!– above the picture to make search engines happy.)

5.  Include links. Links serve many purposes:

  • They break up a long paragraph by providing a resting place for the eye.
  • They draw the eye to a particular paragraph, since the link will stand out.
  • Links share the internet love. If you link to another site, they may link back to you. That’s sharing the love, and making Google notice. (Read: Search Engine Friendly.)

Two things to remember about links:

When using links “hide” them under relevant text, to avoid clutter. For example, write “Check out our events calendar for more information,” not “Check out our events calendar for more information: www.mywebsite.com/events.”).

Don’t be “link happy” (including links whenever, wherever) because that looks sloppy. Only use them when appropriate, i.e. to  guide the user to an action, for more information, or for attribution.

6.  Start with a hook and end with a call to action. You want to grab the reader immediately, supply information, and finish with a next step (even if that step is just asking the reader to think about something).

7. When writing about an event, go in this order: When. Where. How. Always write out the date (“June 17,” not  “6/17/11”), and include the day of the week if the event is coming up within a week. For example, “The band is playing on Friday, June 17 at The House of Blues. Buy tickets at Ticketmaster.” (The link to Ticketmaster is under the word “Ticketmaster.”)

8. People love lists and bullet points. They’re easy for people to skim and grab the take-aways of a blog post.

9. If you have a word, phrase, event name, etc that you want to highlight, then put it in bold, or a different color to set it apart from the other text. Do this sparingly, or it will lose its impact.

10. Tag and categorize your posts (if possible). This makes your blog post search engine friendly, so other people can find it. There is no set rule here, but consider three to eight tags and one to two categories.

11. When you’re finished writing, look back over your post and think, “Is this what they want? Have I provided all the information? What else might they want to know?”

The Boston Music Conference September 2010

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The Boston Music Conference (BMC) is a two-day conference that offers various educational forums, networking opportunities, and exclusive music industry events. The BMC will be held Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, 2009.

The mission of the Boston Music Conference is to educate and empower aspiring talent and entrepreneurs by providing them with the information and tools necessary to pursue a career in music and entertainment.

The Boston Music Conference will bring together 1500+ participants from around the country, including artists, entrepreneurs, entertainment personalities, students, major music industry label and corporate representatives as well as publicists and marketers.

The schedule of events for 2010 includes workshops, panel discussions and Q&A with top industry executives, showcase performances, an all-star concert bash as well as various social and networking events.

Check Out The Website For More Info: http://www.bostonmusicconference.com/