Onemusic - Orwellian Country Music 2005 Prediction

Written by Robert Harper

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Thirty years later, we see rock artists like Kid Rock cross into country, and Tim McGraw ventures ontorepparttar hip-hop scene.

I believe, (and you may or may not agree),repparttar 124133 music industry as a whole is in turmoil. Companies, artists, and groups jockeying for position in a rapidly changing digital world.

This I can predict...repparttar 124134 music industry consolidate and attempt to widen their appeal and shockrepparttar 124135 public. Top artists will increasingly cross boundaries.

Will it all be one music... someday?

Robert Harper owns Harper's Distribution in El Paso, Texas. Robert writes, "I'm a country music fan, and I love talking and writing about country music." Sometimes I find really juicy news (especially if it involves money) and I'll blab it to the whole world. Website:

Band Promotion - Book Your Garage Band Some Shows or Gigs

Written by Dennis Damp Jr.

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Now that your have emailed or called your local newspapers with any show dates to be published in their entertainment section. Contact any music newspapers or magazines in your area to see if they would write an article on your band or visit one of your shows. If your successful in getting an article or review of your band, make sure to haverepparttar article writer include your website address and booking information inrepparttar 124132 piece. There are many opportunities to promote your band, so donít miss a chance to have your contact information added to a newspaper article or review of your band.

Send your demo CD and press kit to any local battle ofrepparttar 124133 bands competitions or song writing contests. Battle ofrepparttar 124134 bands locate up and coming talent for their shows. They need acts so this can be a great opportunity for your band. Battle ofrepparttar 124135 bands givesrepparttar 124136 opportunity to network with local promoters, other established bands, and to be heard by an audience searching for new talent. Many times these events are promoted through radio, newspaper ads, and internet marketing. The winner ofrepparttar 124137 battle ofrepparttar 124138 bands typically receives some nice perks like studio time, equipment, or free advertising. I know a band in my area who won a competition and actually got a chance to play live onrepparttar 124139 radio. Next thing you know they were playing some ofrepparttar 124140 best venues inrepparttar 124141 area. Check out these events whenever possible.

Approach town fairs, county festivals, or city concert venues to get gigs and exposure for your band. Most of these types of shows are performed for free by bands, but there is an opportunity to play for a built in audience. Do some research onrepparttar 124142 internet and see what local agencies or websites book bands for these types of events.

Now that your band promotion is off to a great start itís time to get your band onrepparttar 124143 internet, and possibly look for a band manager, booking agent, or sound technician. See part III of our article Get your band out ofrepparttar 124144 garage and into a gig at . For more information on press kit and demo tips, band resources, and band promotion visitrepparttar 124145 Media Web Source website at This site is a valuable resource for start up and established bands everywhere.

Dennis Damp Please Visit Media Web Source at - We provide band and songwriter resources, press kit and demo tips, music industry books, recording studio finder, CD Duplication listings, and much more.

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