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"Real Life" knowledge approach to learning the biz
utilizes a "Real Time" environment.
February 14 & 15, Friday & Saturday
Fill in your day
sessions with what
interest you. Music
Critique, Recording, Publishing,
Sponsored in part by the
Independent Music Association.
Career Critique is based
upon your personal responses and input. An honest critique must start at the grass roots level.
Those being critiqued must start fresh, seriously evaluate themselves, their
products and their approach. The responsibility of the Career Critique is to
access your concepts and make them explainable for commercial analysis to the
Products Critique digs deep
into your physical products. Questions to ask are, "What industry level am I
currently at?" or "Where does my product need to be?" Critical investigation
brings together many elements to stimulate thinking. Critique interprets,
describes, evaluates, ask & answers questions while dissecting every element of
Recording, Sound & Video
turns intangible ideas into physical products
that can be uniformly mass produced, heard and seen.
Recordings help you distill your communications into a form that is as as
efficient as possible. From beginning to end, the
result needs to be confident in presenting
to the public and industry for
It is crucial to have a representation acting on your
24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the marketplace. These products speak for you
at a time and place that is convenient for others.
a physical product is created and ownership rights are
established on an industry wide recognized level, you may begin to publish.
Publishers concern themselves with developing, protecting and valuing your
music. The publishing business is diverse and demands a variety of skills.
Music publishers play a vital role in the progress of new music and in
taking care of the business side, allowing composers to
concentrate on their creative work.
Fest Songs (ASCAP), SongWriters Fest Music
(BMI) & Song Fest Music (SESAC) among other publishers will
be on hand to accept unsolicited material.
Plugging is about how to
develop and deploy a diverse network of relationships to get products
accepted and distributed in their marketplace. Plugging approaches can vary from pitch packets, finding prospective opportunities and
how to present your for consideration. Knowing who and when
others are needing the appropriate types of material being sought after are crucial keys to gaining acceptance.
|Music is a business, as
well as a creative process. The business aspects must be understood and managed
to achieve success. The deeper you get into the music industry, the more
intricate the business becomes and the more you need to know and comprehend.
Legal helps walk you gain understanding and appreciation of what to do and how
to do it.
Duplication & Packaging
|Once a product is
finalized in a recorded form, it must achieve a shelf ready design that can be
mass produced efficiently and uniformly for presentation to the
marketplace. Duplication & Packaging help create an industry standard product ready
for the marketplace.
Records, Shop & Distribution
|Understanding the structure, responsibilities and inner workings of
Record Labels helps one utilize that organization to their own benefit.
Shop is a place where products are displayed to promote
sales for online digital distribution, physical single sales & bulk warehousing
distribution. Distribution utilizes ways on presenting and
moving final shelf ready products into the public for display and sales by all
Radio, Video &
|A format where
products are presented to the general public and industry for listening
or viewing pleasure. Here "On the Air", you
solicit for peer and fan review. Broadcasting creates areas where others
are encouraged and promoted to visit, listen and/or view. Broadcasting helps get
products out and
establishes a place for listeners and viewers to express their satisfaction with
Management is a team working together to enhance image, appearances, behaviors,
marketability and stability in the public arena. Management encompasses long
term development aspects for business continuation and accountability.
Promotions demonstrates ways to get your message in the
public eye by using designed, planned methods. Promotions should be designed to raise visibility and create growth
opportunities thru awareness. Promotions should
generate new thinking, which is a "must have" to create sales
is about planning the execution of your events from beginning to end. From
setting realistic goals, event naming, time, place, equipment, man power,
security, insurance, liabilities, permitting, clean up and much more. Having a
successful event involves many moving parts that must be assimilated and
coordinated to go off all at one time, function and end in an approiate manner.