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8 minutes | Apr 9, 2017
#026: THE DIFFERENCE – GREAT SONG VS. GREAT RECORD - Your Virtual Manager
CAN YOU HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER?… So here we are at Episode #26, of Your Virtual Manager podcast. In this week’s podcast we discuss today’s popular music and how the lines easily become blurred between the actual song and production of the record… In the singer-songwriter era, melody and lyrics were king, but with current music and more groove based tunes, the song can quickly take a back seat to a catchy phrase or great production. Listen in and learn how knowing the difference can make a big change in the end result.
25 minutes | Apr 2, 2017
#025 HOW DO YOUR SONGS MAKE MONEY? - Your Virtual Manager
SHOW ME THE MONEY! In this episode, Eliot and I discuss song revenues and tell you exactly where you need to be looking to maximize your income as a songwriter. It’s always more fun when you’re getting paid!
9 minutes | Mar 26, 2017
ENCORE: #004 HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE READY? - Your Virtual Manager
Today we have my regular cohost, Eliot Sloan, joining us. For those of you who don’t know, Eliot is the lead singer of Blessid Union of Souls. BUOS has had some major hits – 2 Top Tens, 5 Top 20’s, and the #1 Hit…”I BELIEVE”. In this episode we discuss tips on how to know when you are ready to start playing your music for the industry. I mean, REALLY ready! With the advent of the Net, today’s Music Fan is bombarded with content … but I’m sure we’d agree that if you are attempting to monetize your music, the quality of that content (meaning your songs) becomes of paramount importance. Now, more than ever, the modern artist needs to possess the ability to assess their own skills. Let’s listen in… FYI! At the end of this podcast, I offer a very, very cool Bonus. So, stay tuned.
22 minutes | May 18, 2016
#024 STEPS TO SECURING A RECORD DEAL PT.2 - Your Virtual Manager
TODAY’S DISCIPLINED PURSUIT OF THE DEAL… Last week in Podcast #23, Eliot walked us thru the exact process he took to secure his first recording contract with EMI RECORDS. In Part 2 of Steps To Securing A Record Deal, we discuss the similarities and differences in what takes place in today’s market to garner the same result. If a recording contract is your end game … You’ll want to have a listen.
21 minutes | May 12, 2016
#023 STEPS TO SECURING A RECORD DEAL – PT.1 - Your Virtual Manager
HOW YOU WRAP THE PACKAGE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE… Welcome to Season 1, Episode 23 of Your Virtual Manager Podcast. In Part One of this episode, Eliot Sloan, lead singer of Blessid Union of Souls (One #1, Three Top 10’s and Five Top 40 Hits) and I discuss what factors led to the band signing their first major recording contract. Listen in as Eliot takes you thru the step by step process of what actually happened behind the scenes.
14 minutes | May 4, 2016
#022 THE ART OF THE DEMO - Your Virtual Manager
THE ESSENTIALS OF MAKING A GREAT DEMO… Hi and welcome to Episode #22, of Your Virtual Manager podcast. Today Eliot Sloan of Blessid Union and I discuss the 3 Major Types of Demos that can further your career as a songwriter, band member, or recording artist. We all have different goals in mind when we’re making a demo, but ultimately how you present your music and your art will often decide your fate in moving closer to your career goals. If you are looking for a few tips that can make ALL the difference on how to focus and present your demos, you might want to take a listen.
12 minutes | Apr 28, 2016
#021 YOUR TEAM - Your Virtual Manager
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO GUIDE YOUR CAREER? Welcome to Season 1, Episode 21 of the Your Virtual Manger podcast series. In this episode, Eliot and I discuss the importance of the people that you put around you to guide your career. It’s really this basic – Do the people that you have chosen on your team have any credentials, any experience and really know what they are doing?
13 minutes | Apr 21, 2016
#020 SOCIAL MEDIA - Your Virtual Manager
SOCIAL MEDIA TRIGGERS THAT LABELS LOOK FOR WHEN INTERESTED IN SIGNING AN ARTIST… Welcome to Episode #20 of Your Virtual Manager podcast. This podcast is inspired by the “Five Things Every Manager or Record Company Looks for Before Signing an Artist” series. Every label on the planet will look at your socials as soon as they become interested in you as an artist. So you need to make sure your Social Media House is in order. In this Podcast Eliot and I discuss how your overall numbers and platform activity effect how you will be perceived by a Record Company.
12 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
#008 Encore: DEFININING YOUR MUSICAL DIRECTION - Your Virtual Manager
Connecting The Dots… Welcome to an encore of episode #8 of the Your Virtual Manager podcast. This week Eliot and I are discussing “THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A CLEARLY DEFINED MUSICAL DIRECTION” … Think about it … Can you have an image or a persona that clearly represents who you are as an artist, if you don’t have a defined musical direction? Isn’t your image and your live performance all part of the same story that reinforces you and your music! And doesn’t your music, your image and your stage show define who you are as an artist – and to the public? Simply put, doesn’t Prince look, sound and taste like the guy who wrote and produced Purple Rain? Is there any confusion? Having a clearly defined Musical Direction is the cornerstone of making every element of your art come together! Listen as we start the wheels turning with steps that will help you to define your musical direction …
18 minutes | Apr 6, 2016
#019 LIVE PERFORMANCE - Your Virtual Manager
THE A&R REP ALREADY LIKES YOUR MUSIC, NOW ITS TIME TO SEAL THE DEAL… So hello again, and Welcome. Here is Episode #19 of Your Virtual Manager podcast. In this week’s Podcast we deal with 4 elements in your Live Performance that you must nail down before you can expect help from a label or manager. Look, the manager or A&R rep already likes your music, that’s why they’re here… but do you know what it takes to turn these stogy Music Biz Pro’s in to Super Fans that want to assist you in your career? Let’s listen in on a few tips that will help you seal the deal.
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