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Books/Publishing

 

What's the 3-Step Process to Marketing Your Book? - BadRedhead Media

A book release strategy from the 'marketing' point of view.

                                                    

21 Ways to Launch a Successful Virtual Book Tour - The Future of Ink

Author D'vorah Lansky shares 21 articles that are the basis for her new book about virtual book tours.

 

Film

                                                        

How to Secure a Shooting Location -Filmmaker IQ

Watch as indie filmmakers set out to legally secure a location for their short film.

                                          

Are You Good In a Room? -Joke and Biagio                 

Just because you're an indie filmmaker doesn't mean you don't have to pitch your film.      

                                    

Music

 

Music Industry Networking Tips - Musicgoat

Sometimes success really does hinge on who you know.

 

Voices and Allergies...Practical Tips To Quell the Mucous Monsters - Judy Rodman

How to avoid letting that cold invade your music.

 

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Weekly News Roundup - June 7, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - May 31, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

The PERFECT Hook - Author Culture

What are you promising your readers with your hook?

                                                    

5 Reasons to Admire Self-Publishing - Huffington Post

An article examining the independent spirit of the self-publishing community.

 

Film

                                                        

10 Films That Gave the Game Away Too Early -What Culture!

Can you spoil a good story by uncovering the mystery too soon?

                                          

The Philosophy of Filmmaking: Storytelling DNA -San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking

Can making a film be both easy and impossible?

                                    

Music

 

The Essentials to Building a Successful Music Career - Musicgoat

Call them the five Ms of making it in music.

 

The Future of Direct-To-Fan Marketing - Hypebot.com

Experts in the music and tech industries discuss the coming advances in fan outreach tools.

 

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Weekly News Roundup - May 31, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - May 24, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How Winning a Literary Prize Can Change Your Life - The Book Deal

This discussion includes the winner of a self-published book award.

                                                    

7 Secrets to Writing Persuasive Back Cover Sales Copy - The Book Designer

Casey Demchak shares his expertise on writing great back cover book descriptions.

 

Film

                                                        

5 Things Every Filmmaker Should Know Before They Step on Set -backstage

Filmmaker Matthew Perkins believes knowing what you can't do is as important as knowing what you can do.

                                          

16 Big Marketing Ideas for Filmmakers on a Small Budget - Raindance Film Festival

Raindance Film Festival founder Elliot Grove shares his top marketing tips for independent filmmakers.

                                    

Music

 

Infographic: When Is the Best Time To Post On Social Media? - That Eric Alper

According to this infographic, if it's 2 p.m., you have an hour before prime tweeting time ends.

 

Could Flickr Become the Next Big Social Network for Musicians? - Hypebot.com

Is the landscape of social media shifting just a bit?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - May 24, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - May 17, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Gut Check: How Bad Do You Want It? (Publishing Success, That Is!) - DuoLit

Succeeding as an indie author takes a lot of work and sacrifice.

                                                    

10 Things I Learned from Kickstarting My Book - Huffington Post

Author A.J. Walkley reveals how she raised $5,200 through crowdsourcing to launch her next book.

 

Film

                                                        

Very Independent Filmmaking - Supporting Your Habit - NoHo Art District

No financing? No worries. Your drive and creativity are your most important resources when it comes to making a film.

                                          

Zach Braff, Kickstarter, and Financing Your Film For Free - Filmmaking.net

If nothing else, Zach Braff proved that brand recognition is still king of the hill when it comes to raising funds for an independent film.

                                    

Music

 

5 Steps to Becoming a Music Producer - Musicgoat

No shortcuts here. Just sound advice on how to earn your stripes as a music producer the right way.

 

The Difference Between Mixing and Mastering - Musician Coaching

Industry insider Mark Christensen examines the art and business of music production.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - May 17, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - May 10, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

7 Ways to Overcome Writer's Block - Writer's Digest

Author Brian Moreland reveals his tips for kicking writer's block to the curb.

                                                    

Lessons Learned From Bestselling Indie Authors on Writing and Book Marketing -The Creative Penn

Advice from the authors who have been there and done that.            

 

Film

                                                        

The Next Steven Spielberg Uses a Smartphone - ReadWrite

There may come a day when the production equipment for your feature film will fit in your pocket.

                                          

Incentives Map - ease

Some states offer production incentives. Check out this interactive map to find out what your state is offering to filmmakers.

                                    

Music

 

5 Best Podcasting Tutorials - Promote Your Music with Your Own Podcast -Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog

Need a little airtime? Make your own.

 

8 Ways Musicians Can Gain Media Coverage Indirectly - Hypebot.com

Making bold moves outside of your music career could get you some invaluable media coverage.                           

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - May 10, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - May 3, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Use Foreshadowing - Word Play

How to prepare readers for what's to come without telling them what's to come.

                                                    

Feeling Stuck? End Book Marketing Paralysis in Just 5 Minutes -Duolit

Sometimes marketing can be so overwhelming, it's scary. It doesn't have to be.                      

 

Film

                                                        

Don't Blame Veronica Mars: How You May Be Sabotaging Your Film Through (Lack of) Marketing - No Film School

Now that crowdsourcing is being used by the well-knowns, is there room for the rest of us?

                                          

Five Key Tips for Guerilla Filmmakers - Film Directing Tips

Filmmaker Paul Thompson discusses how to make a film on a shoestring budget.    

                                    

Music

 

Independent Musician Gets 200+ Gigs Per Year, Here's How -Promote Your Music

It's all about selling yourself over and over and over again.

 

Cornell Students Using Physics to Predict Human Behavior, Save Lives at Rock Concerts - Live Fix

Science really does rock!

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - May 3, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - April 26, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Ten Ways Self-publishing Has Changed the Books World - The Guardian

With revolution comes change.

                                                    

From Spark to Story: How Books Get Started -The Book Deal

Finding that magic place where stories come from.              

 

Film

                                                        

Warning: Do Not Try To Make a Movie without Pre-Production - Film Courage

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...as long as you learn from your mistakes.

                                          

Stay Indie: Develop a Unique Filmmaking Process - Fugitive

Indie isn't just a style, it's a philosophy.

                                    

Music

 

The Writing Voice: Punctuation Communicates! - Judy Rodman

The typo bug infects the music community.

 

The Times Are Changing for Artist Investors - Hypebot.com

Technology not only has changed how music is created and sold, it also has changed the way the industry tracks musicians.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - April 26, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - April 19, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

The Lessons Music Business Can Teach Authors - Beyond the Book

Can you become a successful author without finding fame?

                                                    

How Fiction Authors Can Steal Marketing Ideas from Their Non-Fiction Friends -Duolit

          Nonfiction authors have the benefit of a built-in audience. Turns out, fiction authors do, too.            

 

Film

                                                        

Your Movie Facebook Fan Page Is Not Big Enough - Filmmaking Stuff

Succeeding in filmmaking goes beyond making a great film. It requires rabid fans.

                                          

10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Director Ken Loach - Filmmaker Magazine

You can't bring your ego when making a documentary; it has to be about the subject matter.            

                                    

Music

 

Don't Make This Music Publicity Blunder - Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog

It's not about you; it's about who you're marketing to.       

 

For Music Discovery, Definition Often Varies - Hypebot.com

The way people find your music has changed drastically in the last few years.                 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - April 19, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - April 12, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

What Inspires Authors to Write Their Novels? - Huffington Post

Author Wendy Webb looks for the muses among us. 

                                                    

Ten Ways Self-publishing Has Changed the Books World - The Guardian

How indie authors took control and changed the publishing game.

 

Film

                                                        

What Did Barry Levinson Say Is the Worst Thing a Filmmaker Could Do? - Making the Movie

The legendary filmmaker doesn't wait for the audience to catch up before he serves up the next joke.

                                          

How (Why) to Make a Movie - Ezine Articles

A filmmaker argues that you will always regret not making that film you always wanted to make.

                                    

Music

 

DIY Electronic Music Production Basics: Part 5 - Marketing - Musicgoat

Musician/producer Rick Lloyd draws on his experience to give some sage marketing advice.

 

How Much Money Do Viral Music Videos Make? - The Musicians Guide

A viral music video can create multiple streams of income.

 

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Weekly News Roundup - April 12, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - April 5, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

When Visibility Doesn't Lead To Book Sales - Let's Get Digital

Mainstream media exposure may not be the best way to sell books.

                                                    

How NOT To Sell Your Book on Twitter! -BadRedhead Media

Drive-by marketing is a huge waste of time in today's interactive media world.                      

 

Film

                                                        

How Do You Sell a Movie with Split Reviews? - Making the Movie

A brilliant way to use bad reviews in a marketing campaign.

                                          

Very Independent Filmmaking - Trust Your Instincts - NOHO Arts District

Embrace your instincts. Even if you make a mistake, it will only make you a better filmmaker.            

Music

 

The State of Digital Music, 2013 [Video Infographic] - Audiolicious.tv

It's a digital world. Can you see the music matrix?

 

Music Marketing on Facebook & Twitter, What & When to Post - Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog

Your social media time is valuable. Make the most of it.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - April 5, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - March 29, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Nate Silverizing Book Recommendations - Stephanie Sun

Stephanie Sun uses math to decide which book she will read next.

                                                    

How to Develop Any Idea into a Great Story -Writer's Digest

Sometimes it takes the mind of an inventor to turn an idea into a story.                    

 

Film

                                                        

The Roles of a Producer - filmmaking.net

A film can have half a dozen producers or more. What do they all do?

                                          

The Biggest Filmmaking Mistake - Filmmaking Stuff

Are you letting obstacles impede you, or motivate you?

                                    

Music

 

The Musician Entrepreneur - Getting There

If you're a professional musician, you're an entrepreneur. Are you making the right business decisions?

 

Music Mastering Engineer: Do You Need One for Your Mix? - Musicgoat

An experienced engineer can be pricey. Are they worth the expense?        

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - March 29, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - March 22, 2013

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The 3 Biggest Video Marketing Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them) - The Future of Ink

In the next few years, 90% of all web traffic is projected to be video. Are you prepared for the future?

                                                    

4 Top Tips for Creating a Spectacular Author Platform -BadRedhead Media

Writing books takes discipline. Selling books takes a platform.        

 

Film

                                                        

How to Overcome Doubt and Make Your Movie - Filmmaking Stuff

To steal a line from Adam Sandler's Waterboy, "You can do it!"

                                          

6 Simple Mistakes Documentary Filmmakers Make - Photography and Film Making for Newbies

Pitfalls to avoid while trying to bring you passion project to life.   

                                    

Music

 

"I Would Die 4 U" - 9 Principles 4 Becoming a Musical Icon from Touré's New Book about Prince - Hypebot.com

Lessons in success from his royal purpleness.

 

It's All Who You Know? - Derek Sivers

Simple gestures can have lasting impressions.   

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - March 22, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - March 15, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How WOOL Got a Unique Publishing Deal - Huffington Post

A self-published author called the shots and created a phenomenon.

                                                    

The Biggest Danger to Anyone's Writing -Virginia Quarterly Review

Do you have to struggle to be an artist?             

 

Film

                                                        

Peter Fonda: Independent Filmmaking Takes 'All the Heart You've Got' - Daily Camera

The man who brought you Easy Rider says it's not easy being an independent filmmaker, but it is so very rewarding.

                                          

Conversations in Film: Making Your Feature Film - Austin Film Festival

Independent filmmakers discuss what makes a great story and the struggles of making an independent film.

                                    

Music

 

Equipment Required to Setup a Home Recording Studio - Noise Addicts

If studio time isn't in your budget, maybe a home recording studio is. 

 

9 Tips for Singing Better High Notes - Judy Rodman

Have you mastered the art of forming vowels vertically?       

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - March 15, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - March 8, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Gen Z Shows Brand Loyalty - Somersault

They are young and not so unpredictable.     

                                                    

Where Kristin Discusses the Importance of Metadata -Pub Rants

The indie author age is in full swing. A panel of literary agents looks at what traditional publishers could learn from self-published authors.                 

 

Film

                                                        

A Recipe for Documentary Filmmaking on the Cheap - The Voice

Bryan Hopkins discusses how to make a documentary on a budget that most films spend on hair and makeup alone.

                                          

The Present and Future of Visual Effects in Film and Media - Ezine Articles

Are we moving towards a future in film where even the actors themselves will be post-production visual effects?

                                    

Music

 

Singing Soft Powerfully - Make Light Phrases Zing! - Judy Rodman

Judy shares her secrets to convey power even when you're hitting those soft notes.

 

Music Marketing Case Study: Getting Exposure by Going Green - Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog

Ryan Spearman explains how he combined his passion for green issues with his music career in order to raise awareness for both.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - February 22, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - February 15, 2013

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Books/Publishing


Indie Authors Share 10 Golden Nuggets of Info: The ONE Thing That I've Done to Get More Readers - 30 Day Books

The readers are out there. Finding them is the trick.


Getting Lost in a Novel Means You're More Empathetic -NBC News

Maybe our marketing efforts should strike an empathetic chord in order to reach empathetic readers. 


Film


Screenwriting Tips for Low Budget Filmmaking - Filmmaking Stuff

Sometimes you have to be more creative by scaling down your imagination.


How to Get Emotion into a Scene - Projector Films

Can the Plutchik Wheel help you infuse your scenes with emotion?


Music


Promoting a Concert - Musician Coaching

In the world of music, a live performance is still your most valuable marketing tool.


How to Write an Incredible Hit Chorus: Songwriting Tips - Musicgoat

Memorable songs usually have a strong, stirring chorus.


-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - February 15, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - February 8, 2013

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