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WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE RADIO: PLAYING THE BEST MUSIC BY FEMALE ARTISTS IN ALL GENRES
Women of Substance Radio is an Internet Radio Station (with our own Mobile App) that has been on the air for 7 years. Our review board hand-picks the BEST music by female artists in all genres from both label artists and Indies. New music is added weekly and promoted on Social Media. We also feature videos on our blog daily. WOSRadio is a unique platform for Female Indie Artists to showcase and promote their music to targeted listeners and music buyers.
Visit: www.WOSRadio.com / Listen: www.rdo.to/wosradio
SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS SONGWRITING PODCAST
Speaks Louder Than Words is a podcast that comes out every other week, with songwriters touching on their musical influences and upbringing, what's important to them in a song and often revealing the ideas behind their singles and albums. Since starting, Michael Kiwanuka, Nicky Graham, True Tiger and Ed Drewett have all appeared as have many more, sharing their thoughts on the craft. Click here to find previous episodes on iTunes... You can subscribe to get instant access to future releases.
THE INDIE BIBLE PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE INDIE BUNDLE!
This is incredible offer that allows artists to gain access to $340 worth of music directories for only $59.95.
The ULTIMATE Indie Bundle consists of this year's edition of The Indie Bible, The Indie Venue Bible and Indie Bible ONLINE as well as a copy of next year's Indie Bible ... all for only $59.95! Over 50,000 music listings in all including Radio Stations, Music Magazines, Venues, Labels, Distributors and much more!
Visit http://www.indiebible.com/muse for more details!
TUNII.COM: A REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAY TO SHARE AND PROMOTE MUSIC
Tunii.com pays Fans to Follow and Promote Songs and is 100% FREE to join for both recording artists and music fans. Join us in our mission of making Tunii the future of the music industry where together we can all share in the success for connecting artists and fans around the world. Sign up today through this special Muse's Muse link and please check out our short “How Tunii works video” It's Easy, it's FREE and it's Fun!
BOOKING & TOURING SUCCESS STRATEGIES & SECRETS ONLINE COURSE
Getting great gigs, building your audience and selling more merchandise is exactly what your career is all about. This online course is jam-packed with 12 hours of downloadable audio mp3s and PDF Action Guides. There are 5 modules: Module 1: Tour Goals & Planning Strategies, Module 2: Routing Your Tours, Module 3: Negotiation Techniques & Contracts, Module 4: Working with Presenters, Bookers, Promoters/Advancing the Date, Module 5: Targeting Your Markets for Maximum Audiences. Plus 2 hours of bonus classes, BONUS #1: Website Maximizer-Is you’re your Website Selling You? Learn how. BONUS #2: Copy Writing: How to write fan emails, press releases and other promo copy that get responses. Bonus # 3: Three free Industry Biz Booster Monthly Mentor Interviews. And finally, weekly call-in office hours to talk with former agent, manager, author, creator, Jeri Goldstein directly, about the course and your career. Booking & Touring Success Strategies & Secrets gives you artist-tested, step-by-step strategies to help you reach your career goals and make all of your tours profitable. http://performingbiz.com
StudioVox: CONNECTING THE CREATIVE/CONTEST FOR $200!
StudioVox is a fresh, vibrant social community for creatives. It's an exclusive networking community for people in ALL creative and artistic fields -- from filmmaking, fashion design, photography, fine arts, graphic design -- to music. As a member of Studiovox, you also have exclusive access to connect with both agents and industry professional such as The Source Magazine and Paramount Recording Group.
In order to win the $200 Gift Card
1. Visit www.studiovox.com and use access code: StudiovoxBetaCode025 to log in.
2. Create a profile, upload an avatar, explore the site.
3. Click here to comment on this post with a link to your new StudioVox profile. Feel free to add your thoughts, ideas and suggestions!
One reader will receive a $200 VISA gift card to help them accomplish their music goals!
NEW ONLINE COPYRIGHTING SYSTEM NOW AVAILABLE FREE FOR SONGWRITERS
Songwriters can now establish the exact second of copyright using their Computer, iPhone, Tablet, Blackberry, or any Internet device. Scots musician and inventor, Norm MacLeod, is making his patent-pending Copyright over Internet Protocol™ (CoIP™) available free to songwriters. “You just load in the title and lyrics of your song, click a button, your copyright is fixed and delivered to you in an email,” says MacLeod. “It’s for free to give songwriters legitimate, legal, worldwide, extra security at zero cost - especially with copyright theft running at $40,000 a second, 24/7.” (www.katjamm.com/songwriters/)
MUSIC CLOUT: CREATING NEW MUSIC INDUSTRY RELATED OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSICIANS EVERY DAY
We are music based promotion experts with the solutions, services and support to help you optimize the success of your promotion strategies. Our services capitalize on intelligent and proven forms of promotion to achieve maximum awareness building for your music. Within our first year of business, Music Clout has placed artists in over 1,000 different music industry opportunities including deals with record labels, publishing and licensing, radio stations, blogs, and many more.
SONGWRITERS NEEDED TO HELP KIDS IN HOSPITALS AND ORPHANAGES!!!!!
The Sing Me a Story Foundation™ is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that combines the imaginations of children with the talents of songwriters to create stories and songs that bring joy to all those involved. The premise behind the organization is that we give children in children's hospitals, orphanages and youth organizations around the world the chance to write and illustrate stories about anything they want. We then give those stories to songwriters who turn them into songs, record them and send them back to the kids via our program. It all takes place online on our website which is www.SingMeAStory.org and it's simply a matter of reading the stories, writing and recording a tune, and uploading it back to the story.
We would love to have you participate by going to www.SingMeAStory.org and clicking on the "Join Us" tab. We hope to hear from you soon!
HAVE YOU EVER STRUGGLED TO FIND THE RIGHT CHORD OR NOTE TO FIT SOMEWHERE IN YOUR SONG?
Hooktheory is a free resource that can show you how to integrate basic music theory into your songwriting process, making it easier to write catchy chord progressions and melody. Hooktheory currently consists of three main areas:
1. The Hookbook demonstrates basic principles of music theory and how they relate to popular music. It's filled with multimedia-rich content explaining musical concepts synchronized to real songs so you can hear what you are learning and make connections easier.
2. The Music Editor lets you write chord progressions in Roman Numeral notation and listen to them in any key. Add a melody, save your work, share it with friends, or export it to Garageband, sheet music, or guitar tab.
3. The Analysis Wiki is a user-generated collection of analyses of popular songs. Look up the chord progression and melody of a song, or use the music editor to create your own analyses.
Check it out now!
SELL YOUR MUSIC FOR FREE & KEEP 100% OF YOUR SALES
VibeDeck is a free direct-to-fan music sales solution that's easy to use and quick to set up. All you need is your digital tracks, some album artwork and a PayPal account. When a fan buys your music, the money goes directly into your PayPal account so you can access it immediately. VibeDeck does not take a cut or charge a service subscription fee. It's truly free, easy and invaluable for any artist with music to share with the world.
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AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER OFFERING SONGWRITING TIPS AND CRITIQUING SERVICES
Award winning songwriter Jane Eamon is offering songwriting one on one classes via Skype. These sessions are one hour in length and can cover any topic you'd like to address. From writing, to critique, to ideas and games. Or just to share your thoughts and get feedback. If you're interested in a session contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a class.
MUSIKPITCH: NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR SONGWRITING OPPORTUNITIES
MusikPitch is a brand new website where songwriters can find the latest opportunities from companies, studios, and individuals looking for custom songs. It's a straightforward marketplace, where you can get your music heard and win contracts, regardless of your experience and location. New projects are posted daily — from big name movie studios and company brands to non-profits and schools. Start browsing for great new opportunities today! www.musikpitch.com
GMIA.ORG ~ NON-PROFIT NETWORK CREATING WORLD CLASS MUSIC SCENE
Georgia Music Industry Association, GMIA.org, is a non-profit network of and for all music industry personnel, especially songwriters, helping each other reach our goals and creating a self-sustaining world-class music scene along with community and business development in Georgia. GMIA holds monthly workshops, showcases, and the first GMIA Compilation CD Release June 2010!
STACK THE ODDS IN YOUR FAVOR WITH THE ULTIMATE PROMOTION AND FREE CONSULTATIONS
Do you have a dream of having your music heard, being on the radio, or writing songs for other artists? You're not alone. And now, there's a faster and better way than ever before to get there. Song Warrior Music will promote your music professionally, to only publishers, producers, and record labels who specialize in your style of music and are actively seeking new songs. From the design and production of presentation materials to follow up calls/letters/mailings, and unlimited consultation before, during, and after the promotion, everything is custom designed to fit your music and your specific goals. Song Warrior Music is committed to putting the music first and giving you the absolute best possible chance for achieving your dream, because it's not just a career, it's your music. So, if you are ready to go for that dream, to schedule your free consultation, just go to www.songwarriormusic.com or call (573) 814-2169(573) 814-2169. You can talk with the owner, Jason Cannata, directly, ask him any questions you have, and find out more about The Song Warrior Music Promotion. If you believe in yourself and your dreams, and never give up, anything is possible, so contact Song Warrior Music today and
Go For It!
LEARN HOW TO LICENSE YOUR MUSIC FOR USE IN TV AND FILMS!
Would you like to learn how to license your music for use in TV and Films and generate money with your music? Visit aarondavison.com today to sign up for a free newsletter with information on the music licensing business. Aaron is a Berklee College Of Music Alumnus who has been working in the music licensing business for over five years. Learn how to place you songs in TV, Films, Video Games and more and create a passive income stream with your music.
THE DELI: A MUSIC WEBSITE FOCUSING ON LOCAL MUSIC SCENES
The Deli is the website that every A&R person and local promoter checks out on a weekly basis. Our publication and web sites focus on local music scenes and emerging artists (from rock to folk to experimental, with a little bit of hip hop as well). We currently publish a printed magazine about the NYC music scene and have daily updated , separate web pages tackling the new emerging music in NYC, LA, SF and Nashville. Check it out here www.thedelimagazine.com.
You can submit your music via the web through our open blog pages
(here's the one for Nashville: http://www.thedelimagazine.com/nashville/openblog/)
SONGU.COM OFFERS ONLINE COURSES AND PERSONAL ATTENTION
AtSongU.com, you can take over 30 instructor-led and self-paced songwriting courses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for one affordable yearly tuition. Learn from a faculty of successful award-winning industry professionals and active hit songwriters. In addition to personal feedback from the instructors, online guidance counselors and coaches will provide you with a customized learning path tailored specifically to your goals.
Special for Muse's Muse visitors:
Take a free songwriting course to familiarize yourself with SongU - before you buy a membership!
Click here to learn more!
TAKE YOUR MUSIC TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH BERKLEEMUSIC.COM
Berklee College of Music has launched its Berkleemusic.com web site after nearly two years in development. This ambitious offering provides songwriters opportunities to take online music writing courses and explore new music career directions. Users can create a personal or band web page containing bios, MP3s, images, reviews, news, and links that are useful resources to potential employers, collaborators, and students.
For more information visit: http://www.berkleemusic.com/school/courses?track_id=2847&affiliate_promotion_id=214
FREE SUBMISSIONS FOR FILM, TV AND VIDEO GAMES AT MUSICGORILLA.COM!
Music Gorilla works with Bands, Musicians, Artists and Songwriters to get their original material into the eyes and ears of industry members who have the ability to take their careers to the next level. We work with Reps from Major Labels, Indie Labels and Film Studios. Our artists get access to free submissions for film, tv and video games, they are eligible for free live label showcases, digital distribution with MSN and Loudeye and more. We don’t take any piece of any deals made on our site, and have had many successes including placement, songwriting and publishing deals.
Muse's Muse artists get 10% off of memberships!
Just enter the promotional code “muse” during registration.
Musicians Institute, in Hollywood, California, offers a comprehensive, hands-on education in contemporary music performance, recording, guitar making, music business and film. MI offers students access to real artists, labels, studios and managers with their "Hiring Hall" where artists and labels handpick MI students for their projects. Also there are interview opportunities with MI professors and streaming video guitar lessons! For more information check out their web site at http://www.mi.edu/.
POSITIVE MUSIC ASSOCIATION
The Positive Music Association (http://www.positivemusicassociation.com/) is for musicians who create music that promote positive feelings and messages. One of our main goals is to establish a new genre of music (i.e. "positive") that is recognized by the public and the music industry. Membership is free (at the moment).
LOOKING FOR A JOB IN THE INDUSTRY? LAMN CAN HELP!
The Los Angeles Music Network promotes career advancement, continued education and communication among music industry professionals. They sponsor industry gatherings, workshops, private dinners and seminars with top executives; publish The Network News which features interviews and business coverage of the music industry; and provide professional development opportunities and career services, such as job listings and a Mentor Program, to our members. Visit http://www.lamn.com/ for more details.
ATTENTION, GUITARISTS: NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR CHOPS?
The Guitar Study Newsletter shows you how to turn your practicing into playing, and where to find the best free guitar info. Subscribe at http://www.maximummusician.com/.
SONGSALIVE! http://www.songsalive.org/ - run by songwriters for songwriters, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide.
Songwriters Showcase - Last Tuesday of each month. Members are selected to perform at the Showcase, designed to promote songwriters and their music in an intimate, acoustic environment, surrounded by music industry professionals, fans and supportive audiences. Where: The Hot Wired Café 11651 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood (just East of Colfax); and Harbourside Brasserie, The Rocks, Sydney. To perform at a Songsalive! Showcase, go to http://www.songsalive.org/, go Programs, for application.
Songwriters Workshop - L.A: First Sunday of each month / Sydney: First Wednesday of each month. Songsalive! holds workshops where songwriters gather to share their songs, gain feedback and develop relationships within the songwriting communities we have created around the world. Where: The Hot Wired Café, Los Angeles and APRA Headquarters, 6-11 Atchison St, St Leonards, Sydney.
THE GUILD OF INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS
is an international organisation based in England, UK. Guild members are songwriters, composers, lyricists, poets, performing songwriters, musicians, publishers, studio owners, music industry personnel, etc, from various countries throughout the world. The Guild has published Songwriting and Composing magazine since 1986, issued free to Guild members. The Guild offers advice, guidance, protection, information, encouragement and services to Guild members with regard to helping members achieve their aims, ambitions, progression and advancement in respect to the many different aspects of the music industry. Members of the Guild have access to Panama Music Limited, an affiliated publishing company, a member of The Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) (London, England) and The Performing Right Society (PRS) (London, England), which is the umbrella parent company of various international publishing catalogues and recording trademarks. More info at our website http://www.songwriters-guild.co.uk/
THE GATE: ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE (http://www.thegate.ca/)
is continually on a quest for new music and we’re crossing any distance to offer a unique environment. Our latest project, Pause Off, is part of that plan.
With a finely tuned comb and magnifying glass The GATE has begun a hunt for artists, bands, DJs, and kazoo players (who have a website and MP3s or streaming audio) who want to show off their talents to the world. Everyone who plays music should send in their info, whether they’re signed or unsigned, solo or in an orchestra, playing bluegrass or ambient-techno… no medium will be left unturned.
Anyone looking for more information should contact us via email at email@example.com. Musicians should include any pertinent information (i.e. websites, contact info, type of music). Information and an application form is also available on The GATE @ http://www.thegate.ca/.
BECOME REMARKABLE WITH HARRIET SCHOCK:
Harriet Schock has been helping songwriters to become remarkable since 1986, by teaching at USC, teaching privately, teaching a correspondence course over the internet, and by conducting a series of classes for the Songwriters Guild of America. . She, herself, is a platinum and gold songwriter whose song, "Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady" was nominated for a Grammy. Her songs have been covered my numerous artists, used in television and films and she has five solo albums to her credit, as well as the recently released book, BECOMING REMARKABLE. Her step-by-step method will get the truest statement out of the writer, crafted in a way which will produce emotional impact on the listener. It’s an original technology for songwriting that works amazingly well, as her students and their fans will testify. For information on her correspondence courses and consultation, go to: http://www.harrietschock.com/school/school1.htm or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 323 934-5691323 934-5691.
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