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Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Press Pass

The OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

It’s a great feeling for an artist when someone tells them that they like their music. It’s an even better feeling when someone tells the world that they like that artist’s music in a magazine, Web site, blog or other form of media. Continue Reading Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Press Pass

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Email Followups

The OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

An artist is booked to perform at a local venue. On the night of the gig, they show up on time, bring in some fans, play a great set and go home. But they’re not done yet. Savvy artists know the value of a followup email. After playing at a venue or working with a producer, photographer or any other industry professional, the artist should send an email indicating their gratitude for the opportunity, enjoyment of the experience and desire to work together again. This may seem like an insignificant detail, but an artist who is polite and easy to work with is much more likely to be asked back for a repeat performance than an artist with big talent and even bigger attitude. Remember, courtesy counts.

Be sure to tune in next week for more advice on how to get the most out of your OurStage experience.

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Picture Perfect

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

The focus of this week’s Marketplace Tips is how bands represent themselves through the pictures they use on their profiles and EPKs. Continue Reading Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Picture Perfect

Marketplace News: Live And Direct

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

A talent buyer can get a sense of an artist’s sound from the music featured in their profile and EPK and pretty much guess what kind of music they make from their bio. But how does a talent buyer get a sense of how an artist’s performance will actually go? Any artist can sound slick on a recording thanks to studio magic. Performance is another thing all together.  Is the artist entertaining to watch or do they stare at their feet? How do audiences react to the artist? These are things that talent buyers consider before they book an act, and why including a live performance video in profiles and EPKs is so important.

A good live performance video should showcase the bands energy and interaction with the audience as well as each other. Sound quality is essential as well. While it is a given that audio on a live video won’t sound nearly as clean as anything recorded in a studio, the video shouldn’t sound like it was recorded in a wind tunnel, either. The video below of the Adam Ezra Group is a good example of what a live performance video should look like. Be sure to take notes!

Be sure to tune in next week for more advice on how to get the most out of your OurStage experience.

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Recommended If You Like…

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

While no artist wants to be pigeon-holed into a certain genre or sound, including a “Recommended If You Like” (RIYL) section on artist profiles and EPKs can be a huge benefit. Continue Reading Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – Recommended If You Like…

Markeptlace News: Marketplace Tips – I’m With The Band

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

It’s easy to get caught up customizing your EPKs and online profiles — uploading new songs, adding pictures, writing a killer bio — but one important piece of information often overlooked is a clear list of who actually makes up your band and what they play. This is especially important in terms of live performance.

Talent buyers looking to book your band want to know whether they are getting a four piece rock band, a stripped down duo or a solo artist with a string quartet. If a talent buyer is under the impression that they have booked a four piece band because that’s the kind of music you had posted on your EPK or Web site and you show up solo, odds are you won’t get booked by that talent buyer again.

To avoid this situation, make sure there is a space on your EPK or Web site that lists all members of your band, permanent or temporary, as well as what they play. If you are a singer-songwriter who performs solo, as a duo and with a full electric backing band, include this information in your EPK. You may find that you can book more live performance opportunities of you are flexible with your musical arrangement.

Be sure to tune in next week for more advice on how to get the most out of your OurStage experience.

Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – What’s Your Story?

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

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Marketplace News: Marketplace Tips – 3..2..1..Contact!

OSBlog02_Marketplace_MASTERThe OurStage Marketplace is temporarily closed for a site overhaul. Marketplace will re-open when the new version is ready in early 2010. Watch this space for the latest news concerning the re-opening of the OurStage Marketplace. In the meantime, Marketplace News will be offering artists advice on how to use the tools available on OurStage to secure opportunities and grow their fanbase.

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