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Licensing for Musicians with Victor Gann

7/21/2018
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Licensing can be a confusing and complicated world. Victor Gann has made his career playing music for television networks such as ESPN and ghost performing on major albums. On this episode, Victor shares some insights on what steps artists need to take to make money through licensing, as well as some best practices for bands.

Duration:01:32:55

Daily Rant #21 | The Service You Provide is Valuable

7/21/2018
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Music is powerful. Music pulls us out of our deepest valleys and accompanies us on top of our highest mountains. The experience you create for people, as a musician, is unbelievably valuable.

Duration:00:03:51

Daily Rant #20 | Make Time For Creativity

7/20/2018
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You cannot force inspiration, but sometimes our best work comes when we set aside time for creativity.

Duration:00:01:14

Daily Rant #19 | You Need to be on Facebook

7/19/2018
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If you are not already, you need to be on Facebook. Facebook is the number one place venues go to decide if they want to book an artist.

Duration:00:01:16

Daily Rant #18 | What We Do Offstage is Art as Well

7/18/2018
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The performance onstage is only a small part of music marketing. There is so much work that needs to be done offstage as well. However, just because it's not onstage doesn't mean that it's not also art.

Duration:00:01:47

Daily Rant #17 | Desperation Means Loss of Control

7/17/2018
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There is a belief out there that seems odd to me. A lot of people think that the only way to succeed in music is to quit your job. They believe that quitting your job will give you desperation, which will push you forward. I say that desperation will force you to make decisions that you don't want to make.

Duration:00:01:48

Daily Rant #16 | Expand Your Circle of Friends

7/16/2018
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It's amazing how powerful a few new friends can be for your career. I truly believe that adding a few new friends, for no reason other than friendship, will create huge opportunities for your music.

Duration:00:00:49

Daily Rant #15 | Professional Production

7/15/2018
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You need to make sure that the production behind your recordings and videos is world class. You want those tools working for you, and opening up doors, not working against you.

Duration:00:02:42

Daily Rant #14 | Consider Taking Lessons

7/14/2018
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As artists, we need to always be looking for new opportunities to grow. We often think that performing is the only way to get better, and while it's very important, having someone that can critique your skills and expand your range could be just as important. The next step in your growth as an artist might be to take lessons, to further polish the craft. This could payoff big in the long run!

Duration:00:02:31

Daily Rant #13 | Play Open Mics

7/13/2018
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Open Mics give you an amazing opportunity to practice and crowd test songs, but more importantly they give you a chance to get your foot in the door at new venues. A great Open Mic performance could make all of the difference, so play as many as you can!

Duration:00:00:43

Daily Rant #12 | Dress the Part

7/12/2018
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We often think that our appearance is just for the audience, but it's not. Yes, we want to look good for the audience, but giving care and attention to our look communicates to the talent buyer that we are serious and worth booking again.

Duration:00:01:02

Daily Rant #11 | Spend Time in the Venues You Want to Play

7/11/2018
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If you look at the crowd of a venue, often you will find that the people that play there also socialize there. They spent time in the venue, built relationships and established trust.

Duration:00:01:35

Daily Rant #10 | Marketing is a Slow Process

7/10/2018
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Too often, artists give up too soon. They work hard but even the best marketed artists need time for their audience to take shape. In the beginning you will not see the appropriate return on your marketing investments, but over time those efforts begin to compound. So, just because you're not seeing results right now, doesn't mean that your marketing won't pay off in the future. Keep pushing!

Duration:00:03:56

Daily Rant #9 | Bring Your Own Cables

7/9/2018
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As you graduate to bigger and bigger venues, they will expect you to bring your own cabling. This may seem like something small, but when it's 10-minutes to showtime this could be a HUGE problem. I see this all of the time, it's the number one thing I see catch musicians off guard when they play a new venue.

Duration:00:01:31

Daily Rant #8 | Always Arrive Super Early

7/8/2018
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Arriving early is always a good idea, but the earlier you arrive to a venue the more opportunities you will find to make impressions on the staff.

Duration:00:01:54

Daily Rant #7 | How Do You Treat The Sound Guy?

7/7/2018
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On today's Daily Rant, I talk about the importance of working WITH the sound guy, instead of battling them.

Duration:00:02:34

Daily Rant #6 | Fear of Piracy

7/6/2018
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On today's Daily Rant, I give a head nod to Tim O'Reilly. Piracy is not the enemy, obscurity is. Don't let fear stop you from building a presence online.

Duration:00:01:59

Daily Rant #5 | Facebook Page vs Profile

7/5/2018
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On today's Daily Rant, I talk about how artists really need to have a Facebook Page, not just a personal profile, and why.

Duration:00:01:44

Daily Rant #4 | Little Surprises For Venues

7/4/2018
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On today's Daily Rant, I talk about the power little suprises for venues can have on your career.

Duration:00:01:57

Daily Rant #3 | Facebook Advertising

7/3/2018
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On today's Daily Rant, I talk about Facebook advertising, and the power it can have for artists.

Duration:00:01:44