2016


#1 Introduction: My Top Ten Modern Day Crooners

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First of here is a couple of definitions of what a crooner is; 1..Crooner a singer, typically a male one, who sings sentimental songs in a soft, low voice. 2..Crooner is an American epithet given to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Song Book, either backed by a full orchestra a […]

#9 Getting Discovered: Social Media; Your Face Book Page

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Before I started to post on my new page on face I did a lot of home work by searching on google and other blogs on what is best, to post on Face Book. Two words kept on appearing and they are, content and engagement. I always thought engagement, is what happened before you got […]

#8 Getting Discovered: Social Media; Your Face Book Page

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As of the second quarter of 2016, Face book had 1.71 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Face book users had surpassed 1 billion. Active users are those which have logged in to Face book during the last 30 days. Furthermore, as of that quarter the social […]

#7 Getting Discovered: Social Media; Face Book

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If you are not already using face book, you need to start right now, it is such  a huge resource for any musician/artsit who want to find new fans. Imagine that someone had travelled in time from the 17th century to the 20th century, and he was talking to you, then  he asks,  where are […]

#6 Getting Discovered: Preparation First

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The internet without doubt is the resource you will need to use. I can remember when there was no mobile phones, no internet and no computers and the nearest thing to resemble a computer when it arrived was a typewriter. I did work out the direction we were going in and bought my first computer […]

#5 Getting Discovered: Finding Your Niche

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In the last blog I referred to music in the  mainstream, that is taste in music which is the most popular or pop for short. Lets use this metaphor again to understand what has happened. Taste in music is described as mainstream and small stream, which all eventually reaches the ocean, and lets consider the […]

#4 Getting Discovered: Practice for Your Niche

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Mainstream music by it’s very title will have a familiar feel to it and will not by nature move away from what the majority of buying public want to hear, until the next big wave stirs the stream over somewhat. Artists like Adele and Taylor Swift are leading the way in pop music. Lets go […]

#3 Getting Discovered: Practice Makes Perfect

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Practice Makes Perfect, I dislike this saying because it is often said to students to make them practice more, practice will improve your skills, perfection is another thing entirely. The idea of being discovered is an enduring legacy from the early days of the music business, but there are remnants of it left over eg […]

#2 Getting Discovered: Using You Tube

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There was a very popular advert on tv 1986 guess what? I found it on You Tube.  https://youtu.be/gcsXtiN8-UY It’s cheesy but that’s the point, what we remember is the great stuff, even if a song made loads of cash and found a high place in the charts, they are forgotten, because what a band or […]

#1 Getting Discovered: Introduction

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I think the idea of a musician being discovered is now completely out of date, lets face it if someone wanted to find you all they would need is your name and google it. What you really mean of course, is that you want your talent to be discovered. Now go to you tube and […]

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