Thursday, March 31, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXIX (03/31/11) (Guest: Mike McCready, CEO at MusicXray)

After last week's show with Sonicbids, we had another pay-to-submit website to talk to. MusicXray CEO answered all your questions as well as clear any doubts about their service. You can check it out at

From here we want to thank Mike McCready for his collaboration in our show. This is what we talked about:
- Diana Feria (MySpace - Facebook - Youtube)
- Open Mic w. Darren Darby
- Questions about copyright infringement
- Mixtapes
- Publishing Unfinished work
- Independent vs. Major
- Vocal Production
- Vocal Coaching
- Musixray (Website)
- Song matching

We had one of our biggest shows with 23 people inside the room!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXVIII (03-24-11) (Guest: Tess Cychosz, from Sonicbids)

After all the controversy with SonidBids we couldn't let this go by. Our guest this week was Sonicbids' Community Manager Tess Cychosz (Email), that joined us to talk about their site and answer your questions about this controversial website. Although there were some heated moments, Tess was nice enough to not loose her cool (so were our audience, for the most part, lol!) and answer any questions we threw at her. You can read a little bit about part of the controversy here (Thanks to Suzie Rose for the link).

So from here, we would like to thank Tess for her patience and for being part of our show. Thank you Tess!

From here we invite you to watch the show if you didn't have the chance to be there and make up your own opinion about Sonicbids. If you like what they do, join them, if not, don't! It's your prerogative!

In our Review Section:

- Suzie Rose: Gogo (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)
- Blackberry Jones: Hustle
- Mike Lebrant: Ride
- Suzie Rose: Exposed (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)

We had a maximum of 21 people in the room! Also, some very cool comments around the social stream. Thank you guys! You're awesome!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXVII (3-17-10) (Guest: Mike Prieto)

Tonight we had a very special guest, my friend Mike Prieto, part of Prolific Group, that recently joined forces with Atom Factory to help Lady Gaga in the licensing aspect (read article about it here). We also had some of our regulars and new people! We love new audience! Here you have what we talked about:

- Mariah Carey back to Sony Music in 2012 (read)
- Pray for Japan - Robbie Nevil (Website - Wikipedia)
- Spain Radio Offer
- Mike Prieto
- Melody & Lyrics
- Publishing Splits
- Lady Gaga (Website)
- Licensing Deals for artists in Europe
- Normal artists and how to get noticed
- Radio & advertising: Does payola still exist?
- How is a songwriter heard?
- How does someone go about getting a publishing deal?
- Management In our review section:
- Mister Jones: Court Day
- Suzie Rose: Falling (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)

We had up to 17 people in the chatroom!

Please, remember next weel we will have Sonicbids in the house! Don't miss your opportunity to ask them questions and express your opinions about their service!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXVI (3-10-11)

Back to the States guys, lots of things to work on and talk about. I was happy to see my co-host Darren Darby again, although he has to leave early tonight. However, we had a very special guest, Miss Italian Barbie herself, Missy Fiore. Check out what we talked about and learn more about this upcoming artist that I'm working with.

- Introduction
- YouBloom (Website)
- Future Music Forum (Website)
- How to get your music to labels
- Staying indie
- How to get into the tour management game
- Mike Prieto
- Sonicbids (Website)
- Internet Radio
- Jukebox
- Perform without having anything ready, is it a good idea?
- Spec Deals
- Alternative Music
- Producer or Artist: Who's the most important in a project?
- Missy Fiore
- Family members being the managers, does it work?
- Soundscan (Wikipedia)
- Bar Codes
- Radio seducing
- Showing demos or work in process, good idea?
- Booking

In our review segment, brought to you by MusicXray:

- Missy Fiore - Me & My Girls (MySpace)
- Letter10 - Copy (MySpace)
- Suzie Rose - Memories Die Hard (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)
- Usher - Papers (Remix by Block-Key) (Facebook)
- Jessie & The Toy Boys - Push It (Remix by Tom171)
- Aten Notation - Welcome To The Fort (Reverbnation - MySpace)
- Richy Blacktower - Animal (feat. BoiGenius) (Website)
- Suzie Rose - You Promised  (Reverbnation - Facebook - Twitter)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Music Business Secrets XXV (3-03-11) - Copyright Special

As Frankie's in Canada, I had to take over again, this time to do the long awaited "Copyright Special", where I explained:

- How to copyright a composition
- How to copyright sound recording
- Difference between a producer & a programmer
- Work for Hire

As there was not many questions due to the lack of audience, we decided we're probably going to be redoing this episode once we're on regular US ET time (8PM/ET), we'll keep you informed. In the mean time, don't hesitate to ask questions in any of our social networks.