If you are in or near Nashville and are or will be performing live in your career, you would be nuts to miss next Monday night at Indie Connect. My friend, pro performance coach Diane Kimbrough will speak on live performing- for $5 fee you will get some very expensive information: Here's the Indie Connect Blurb on Diane:
On stage or on camera - making your act as commanding visually as it is musically is what sells.
Think about this. Why is it that people won't spend a dime on an album, download it for free so they can listen to it a thousand times, but be willing to spend $100 to see someone once and then it's over? It's because that live performance is an irreplaceable experience. In a world where instant gratification is at every corner, people are clamoring for something that stirs their feelings. Now, more than ever before, it's all about the live performance.
Live Performance Coach, Diane Kimbrough, currently working with Columbia Records new duo, Caitlin & Will, discusses the artist/audience relationship, how to make it work for you and why it's paramount to success.
When: Monday, April 13th (Next Monday night) 6:00pm
Where: The Closing Bell, 1524 Demonbreun St. Nashville, Tn
Also...If you missed Vinny Ribas' speech last month, he'll be giving two next week:
"Making Money Making Music" - How to insure your music career is profitable"-
If you want to have any measure of success in the music business, you need to know both the music and the business side of things. One of the primary reasons that artists fail is because they don't do the math regarding their performing and their recording income and expenses.
Vinny Ribas has been a sought-after business consultant and is the author of "CEO Secrets - What They Know About Business That Every Entrepreneur Should". He has written business plans and financial projections for artists, independent record labels as well as traditional businesses. He will describe in plain English how to plan and analyze the financial side of your career to insure that you really are making money. He'll give this speech at...
11:30 AM at Corky's Ribs and BBQ, 100 Franklin Rd. in Brentwood
And "Booking Yourself"- at the new Mt' Juliet Indie Connect location. Here's the info:
In order to get gigs, your act, regardless of its size or nature, must 1) find the appropriate venues, and; 2) be sold to the entertainment buyers. Until you are in demand and commanding enough money to make it worthwhile for a booking agent to represent you, you most likely are going to need to book yourself. This doesn't need to be an intimidating process if you know where to go, what to do, what to say, how to present yourself and have confidence in your ability to deliver. You will learn all of these things in Vinny Ribas' presentation on "Booking Yourself". Besides being the founder of Indie Connect. Vinny has 20 years experience as an artist, artist manager and booking agent!
He will be giving this speech at...
11:30 AM at Logan's Roadhouse in the Providence Mall, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Rd. in Mt. Juliet, Tn.
PS... I'll be doing that second post on production next week.
Oh, and may God bless you and yours with a very Happy Passover and Easter, dear readers... love, JR