There are a ton of humans out there claiming to be music business experts, music publicity experts, and amusing media experts. Yep – Literally bags aloft thousands. If it comes to business and publicizing your music you accept a advanced array of acceptable choices. RIGHT? Wrong – bags of choices – yes but how abounding of them are absolutely account their salt? Not Many!
For some acumen arrant “music-want to-bees” casualty on musicians – I don’t apperceive why, maybe they anticipate they are an simple bendable touch. Maybe they don’t like musicians or worse yet – don’t like music. (WOW) A lot of these association are or were musicians themselves, or maybe an intern about in the music business, or in fact adulation music. They accept this gives them the appropriate to affirm themselves a music business expert, or worse yet, a music arranger which takes abounding years of music industry acquaintance and the accession of bags of music media contacts, and further, acquaint the best accessible artefact or account that will advance your music career.
Well actuality is what I accept to say about that: I’ve been a artist myself — admitting a continued time ago, aback then, there were still abounding music industry betray artists. I’ve accomplished the abysmal affliction of getting busted by arrant humans claiming to be my savior in the music business. The Internet and the leveling of the absolute music arena acreage has opened up a huge bulk of opportunities for these sharks and betray artists to plan their game. The alone way my bandage became acknowledged was arduous luck – we begin the appropriate honest people.
Here is a account to actively accede if allotment your ultimate arranger or business service:
Check their accreditation – And chase this checklist
Do they accept a creditable online presence?
Do they accept hundreds of testimonials? Or, as I like to alarm them TRUSTIMONIALS – Check their references!
How abounding “HONEST” years of acquaintance do they have? Ver!fy this
Have they accounting hundreds of online autograph about music marketing?
Do they accord to abounding high-profile music industry organizations?
Does the -to-be banker or arranger acknowledgment all of your questions
or do they cautiously balk them?
Will they acquaint you who and area they will be announcement your music with?
i.e. their music media affiliations – or do they acquaint you to delay and see?
Have you apparent accurate samples of their work?
Will they accord you what they are able in writing?
Before you accomplish a best accede -
INTEGRITY – HONESTY – TRANSPARENCY
Aside from accomplishing abundant plan that in fact helps you with your career, these are apparently the three a lot of important elements to consider
If any or all of the aloft credential checks are not in the absolute class —
BEWARE, YOU MIGHT BE BEING SCAMMED
Being advantageous abundant to bare the appropriate humans for our activity way aback then, I’m not adage that it’s absurd to do so. I’m just adage that it is so abundantly important, these canicule especially, to do your appointment and due activity afore you carapace out your hard-earned cash. A lot of indie musicians are on a cartel account and every penny agency something to them. Take the time to possibly advise with a admirable music industry consultant. A lot of will be able to admit a betray if they see it.
So, to all you arrant sharks out there cat-and-mouse to dive down on the next biting musician, apologetic about autograph this commodity – but you charge to be exposed. Therefore, I am not absolutely sorry. It’s humans like you that accord the music business, honest publicists and music marketers a bad name. Shame on you! I adulation my Indies and all musicians and artists and it hurts to see them taken advantage of. Try addition niche’ – maybe humans who charge business advice in affairs rockets or automated articles and services. BUT – Leave Our Music Niche’ Alone!!