JOIN US FOR OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY & HOLIDAY NETWORKING EVENT ON 12/11/13!
JOIN US FOR OUR 5TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY & HOLIDAY NETWORKING EVENT ON 12/11/13!
Date: Wednesday October 23, 2013
Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Location: Pranna Lounge (79 Madison Avenue at 28th Street)
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.
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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VOLUNTEER FOR ROCK THE BELLS 2013 – 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
It’s that time of year again….Rock The Bells are searching for volunteers for all four shows around the country for the 10 year anniversary of the tour. Please help spread the word.
These shows bring together some of the World’s best Hip Hop veterans for two days of liver performances at Rock the Bells. This year the line up is amazing including Wu Tang, Hopspin, Rakim, Immortal Technique, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Brothers Ali, Common, Dizzy Wright, E-40 & Too Short, Talib Kweli, Supernatural and a host of others.
Check out the website for more details http://www.rockthebells.net/ RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS CALIFORNIA: Where: San Bernardino, CA. San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407 Date: Saturday September 7th and Sunday September 8th Time: TBD Where: Mountain View, CA. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 Date: Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th. Time: TBD WASHINGTON, DC Where: Festival Grounds @ RFK. 2400 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC, 20003 Date: Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th. Time: TBD
NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK Where: Meadowlands Racetrack, NJ. 50 Rte 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Date: Saturday October 4th and Sunday October 5th. Time: TBD RESPONSIBILITIES
Volunteers will be helping the Guerilla Union team (organizers of Rock the Bells) with the VIP ticket holders area, artist meet and greet, general admission area, 1 or 2 professional volunteers will be asked to help with backstage area duties and runners to help with all kinds of stuff around the show. Its a great experience and opportunity to make contacts with the organizers and everyone will have breaks to watch some of the show.
All interested volunteers please e-mail me the following information: DEADLINES BELOW FOR APPLICATIONS TO EACH SHOW: CALIFORNIA: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AUGUST 16th 2013 WASHINGTON, DC: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6th 2013 NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY: DEADLINE IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13th 2013
INCLUDE IN YOUR E-MAIL: Which show you are applying for (include the state and date) Which day you can help (if both, please indicate you are available for both days in the state in which you are applying for) Full name Address Cell Phone Number Age (You will need photo ID – 18 and over only) 2 Work References (Title, Full Name, E-mail, Telephone Number)
Send info to email@example.com
ONLY SERIOUS AND PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEED APPLY! Please note that you are responsible for your own transport to and from the shows.
— Ms Elnaz Nesva Regional Coordinator, Rock The Bells www.RockTheBells.net
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**):
Sales Team Reps
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About The New Music Seminar
From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business. Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. The New Music Seminar’s mission is to create a music business in which talent can rise to its highest potential based solely on its merit, without regard to its financial resources or connections. To help artists and their representatives achieve success. To create a new economic model that better rewards both artists, their investors and those in artist services. This affordable event gives artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow’s music business today.
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).
Our Next MUSIC CONNECT Event in New York City will be on 2/20/13 from 7:00 – 10:00pm at White Rabbit
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)
**We Are Currently Planning our Spring (Quarterly – Paid) Networking Event – Keep Checking Back for More Information!**
Thank you to all who attended The Music Business Network’s 2012 Holiday Meet Up at Aspen Social Club on 12/5/12!
There is no denying that whether you are a band, singer or an individual musician, you need the help of other people to have a successful music career. It doesn’t matter if you can play every instrument, sing all of the vocal parts and make great recordings all by yourself in your own studio. You still need fans to buy your music, people to book you, people to show up at your gigs, and maybe people to help with the business and legal sides of your business.
There are countless ways to meet the people you need. However, there are three rules that can help you be most effective in this arena:
Where do you meet people? Everywhere! Here are some quick guidelines for effective networking, compiled by Indie Connect Magazine:
Read more great tips on networking in the original Vinny Ribas‘ article on the Dotted Music website!
If you’re preparing to record your first studio album, you’re probably dealing with a mix of emotions that range from excitement to pure fear. You’re wondering how the final product will turn out and whether people will actually like it.
To ensure the recording process goes smoothly, though, you need to put these feelings on the back burner and prepare yourself in the following ways.
1. Listen to some field recordings of your music.
Sometimes what sounds great live doesn’t work well in the studio. New bands often rehearse in cramped quarters and play in small venues, so chances are band members might have different opinions about how well their parts fit with others. Make some live demo recordings so you can work out the kinks before you get in the studio. You don’t want to waste time and money by changing your parts in the studio.
Recording yourselves will also help you get used to playing when the “record” button is pushed. People tend to tense up with they know they’re being recorded because they know there’s little room for error.
Finally, be sure to give these recordings to your engineer ahead of time. This will provide them with point of reference to follow when working on your album.
2. Answer the following questions.
3. Elect a project manager.
Although you should always make group decisions to avoid any conflict among band members, when it comes to recording you’ll probably find it beneficial to have a tie breaker vote when you face indecision and other lukewarm feelings. The point isn’t to have somebody be the boss of everyone else but to keep the band focused and on task. The levelheaded person you defer to in these situations should be able to understand how the details you’re working out now will fit into the big picture later on.
4. Make sure all equipment is in perfect working condition.
About a week before you’re set to record, change all strings and drum heads. This will give you enough time to break them in while still ensuring they don’t sound worn. Check amps and pedals for hums because they’ll be much more noticeable in a recording. Be prepared for minor bumps in the road; bring extra strings, batteries and other supplies as necessary to avoid wasting time.
5. Remember to keep an open mind throughout the process.
Not every band is the same, nor every recording studio, nor every project. What works for one band might not work for another. At times you might have to just go with the flow and make quick decisions. However, the better you prepare yourself now, the more confident you’ll feel when you’re in the studio recording your first studio album.
Danielle Rodabaugh is an online marketing specialist for SuretyBonds.com, a surety bond insurance company. She also manages online branding and PR for We Live In Public (an electrified folk/pop/rock band based out of Columbia, Missouri). Check out more articles on the Dotted Music website.