Thursday, February 24, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXIV (2-24-11)

Hey guys!!

So this week I had to take over because Frankie is in Canada recording an album for a new artist. I was happy to come in front of the camera and tell you about the music business from the artist's point of view. Next week we will be talking about copyrights, it will be at the same European time (4PM/ET - 22h Spanish time), so come ask your questions! I know a lot of you wanted me to explain how to copyright stuff!

Here you have what we talked about in this 2 hour show (I can't believe I did the whole thing!), you can also see the video below & on Frankie Biggz's youtube channel. You can go directly to minute 2:30, since I had some problems with the audio at the beginning!

- IreneB introduction (Website - Facebook - MySpace)
- Artists & how to make it
- Saving money for production
- Masters (Sound Recording): The most important thing
- Germany & Song Submissions (Email IreneB's management)
- Delays on album release dates
- How to keep being yourself & stay focused as an artist
- Lady Gaga
- Illuminati (lol!)
- Duets
- Branding
- Favorite song from "Metamorphosis" (iTunes - Amazon)
- Next IreneB album
- New R&B
- Social Networking
- Artist's Mentality
- Spain vs. US love for IreneB
- IreneB & Duets
- Podcast
- Stage presence vs. hitting the right notes
- Future Music Forum 2011 (Website)
- How much time does it take to record an album?
- Difference between IreneB & other artists
- Artist's involvement in production
- The different countries' licenses & how it affects the artist
- How to protect yourself as an artist
- How to take control of your career
- Artists & helping people
- Spanish artists singing in English
- Grammy Nomination
- "Metamorphosis" contest (only in Spain) (Contest Rules)
- Operacion Triunfo ("Spanish Idol") cancelation
- Fama
- Advertising Opportunities

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXIII (2-17-11)

This show was a short show, since I was recording all day and I was pretty tired, also, the time change didn't help the audience. Also, we didn't get to record the whole show :( However, here you have what we talked about, as well as part of the show below:

- ISRC Codes (Website)
- Difference between performance royalties & sales publishing
- Blanket license
- Statutory rate vs. full rate
- Do performance societies (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC...) find  you work?
- Getting your music known in different countries: Podcasting. ( - Podcast Alley)
- How to know if  a song is mastered
- Getting a non-music related job at a record label: Does it help?
- Soundclick (Website)
- Beat battles

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

There will be NO Music Business Secrets on Thurs. Feb. 10th - YouBloom Song Contest

Hey guys,

Just dropping you guys a line to tell you that I made it to Barcelona safe and sound, we had a good flight and I'm jet-lagged to the max. I tried to work it out to be able to make it to the show this Thursday but it doesn't seem like it's going to happen, since I am going to be attending the 2010 Song Contest Winners Concert and Awards Night in London. I don't know if you guys are familiar with this contest, since we've vaguely talked about it in the show. I got introduced to this contest about a month ago thanks to our lovely and talented viewer Suzie Rose. It is a great opportunity for new artists, specially the singer-songwriter type of artists. I recommend you guys to check it out and submit your music, there are prizes for up to 10,000 euros (that's roughly $14,000!!!). You can check them out on their Official Website or on Youtube.

Also, since I know we have some London viewers, just letting you know that the event is open to anybody that want to come in, here you have the flyer. We would love to see you there, I'll be joined by my lovely lady and producer of our show, Miss IreneB. It is a great opportunity for networking and enjoying some great music. And remember... there is no substitute for pressing palms! And there'll be some good hands to shake there, not to mention some great press photo ops!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXII (2-03-11)

Tonight we had a pretty interesting show, with the visit of always-behind-the-camera IreneB, our beautiful an talented producer. Here's what we talked about:

- IreneB's "Metamorphosis" 2 years anniversary (iTunes - Amazon)
- Sonicbids & the controversial post in LinkedIn (Sonicbids - Linkedin)
- Statutory Rate

In our review segment:

- Disconected - Sleep Walker
- Clonda - Floating In Heaven (prod. by Hiptronic Music)
- Gucci Mane Remix (prod. by MistaMatos)
- Drew English - Another Life (Website)
- Paradiso Girls - Patron Tequila (Prod. by Thomas Hooven)

We had a maximum of 16 people in the house!