Finding the right venue to play can be hard, even for the most seasoned touring band. How do you contact the venue? Should you call? Just email? They’ll be able to fit you in a prime slot in two weeks, right? Wrong.
In a digital age where everyone is extremely accessible it’s easier than ever to send your music to almost anyone with just a couple clicks of a button. Listen in for tips and pointers that will actually make the media want to read your email and up the chances of you getting a response.
Whether you like it or not, the music business is a business. This podcast series is meant to help the emerging musician navigate the music industry by talking to those in the local scene who are actually “doing it”.
FACTOR play a huge role in Canada’s music industry. Last fiscal alone FACTOR doled out $18,613,432 to 2886 different projects. So if the money is there, why is it so hard to get?
In this episode; writer, filmmaker and co-owner of Raynemaker Productions Tim Rayne provides some ideas and suggestions of how to make a great video for your music project. Having created some of the best music videos to come out of the local scene, Tim lets you know that you don’t need a lot of fancy gear and there’s some great resources in your city to help get you started.
In Episode 004, local musicians Jaclyn Reinhart and Colin Fowlie admit to being late bloomers in the music scene, but both are determined to make music their career! Reinhart and Fowlie both chat about getting into the scene late and figuring out exactly where they fit in.
The music business is hard enough to navigate, now you have to worry about protecting your butt? In Episode 003, Halifax entertainment lawyer Matt Gorman covers some on the things you might want in writing, even when just starting out your career. Also be aware of some potential red flags in contracts/agreements (which don’t have to long, arduous documents), and get a 101 on business structures and copyright.
Content is king now, amirite?
And no one is better at online videos than Stephen Lewis. His videos regularly are viewed tens of thousands of times and are shared by hundreds. So what’s the secret?
In Episode 002, fun funk master Stephen Lewis shares his tips on making videos, and how to successfully share them It’s simpler than you think.
You’ve written some great music, it’s now recorded and finally ready to be released into the world! So, now what? Pigeon Row’s Trevor Murphy gives tips on the additional pieces needed to go along with your music release.