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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

What I Wish Someone Had Taught Me about Marketing before I Published My First Book - Michael Hyatt

Don't leave the marketing to somebody else.

                           

How to Write Faster, Better and Love What You Do - The Publishing Profits Podcast Show

Bestselling author Rachel Aaron gives her secrets for increasing output without sacrificing quality.      

 

Film

                                                        

Seven Things to Consider before Launching Your Web Series - Indiewire

Critical key ingredients for your web series.    

                                          

The 7 Filmmaking Blogs You Should Be Reading & Bookmarking Today - Noam Kroll

Filmmaker Noam Kroll identifies his favorite blogs dedicated to the craft of filmmaking.  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Five Steps for Successfully Crowdfunding a Gig - Musicgoat.com

There are now crowdfunding sites for bands to raise money for gigs.

 

Ten Electronic Music Production Techniques and Strategies to Improve Your Sound - Renegade Producer

How to make your mixes sound more professional.  

 

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Weekly News Roundup- November 14, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- November 7, 2014

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Books/Publishing

                           

Why Authors Should Have a Newsletter - Marketing Tips for Authors

Having your own newsletter puts you in the driver?s seat.      

 

Film

                                                        

Learn How Joss Whedon Approaches Story, Writing & Directing in 10 Minutes - No Film School

Joss Whedon has proven he can craft a story for film.    

                                          

How Does a Director Know They Are Getting the Best Actor for the Role - Film Courage

How to avoid miscast actors playing the wrong role.  

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

The War of Art: Resistance and the Music Producer - Renegade Producer

Do you know your unlived life?

 

The Most Important Step to Vocal Improvement - Judy Rodman

Find your weakness and turn it into a strength.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- October 10, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- October 3, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

 

Reaching Readers: Lessons Learned from Blog Tours - Self-Publishing Advice

Are blog tours worth the time and money? One author shares her experience.  

                           

Why Books Make Us Laugh - Huffington Post

While our minds may distinguish between fact and fiction, our brains do not.      

 

Film

                                                        

Independent Filmmaking - Finding Your Style - NoHo

The only way to know what kind of filmmaker you are is to make a film.    

                                          

Stabilize It! - Raindance

How to shoot smooth moving shots on a budget. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Learn How to Sing Nature's Way - How to Sing Better

There's the wrong way to sing and then there's nature's way.

 

INFOGRAPHIC: Anatomy of Songs - Perfect Porridge

A fun little series of graphs that reveal the components of a song by genre.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- August 1, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- August 8, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

How Much Attention Should You Pay to Book Design? - The Book Designer

Designing your book inside and out is a crucial component in the indie author's journey.

                           

Becoming an Author - How Do You Spell Success? - The Future of Ink

In today's publishing world, the author doesn't just have control over their ability to succeed; they also have control over how to define success.     

 

Film

                                                        

The Long Take & the Tracking Shot - In Layman's Terms...

A look at how technology and evolving filmmaking techniques have changed the long take in movie making.    

                                          

Writing from Theme - Screenwriting from Iowa

Why summing your story up in one sentence can help you write more effectively.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

5 Mistakes Artists Make in Promoting Their Music - Intern Like a Rockstar

Do you know how to sell yourself and your music?

 

How to Create a Brand Identity Statement as an Artist - Bob Bakers TheBuzzFactor.com

Do you know how to tell fans and potential investors what kind of music you play? 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- June 27, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- June 20, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

10 Types of Blog Posts for Writers to Increase Traffic - Nostrovia! Poetry

How to boost your blog traffic with topics people want to read.          

                                                    

Brand Yourself and Make More Money as a Multi-Book Author - The Future of Ink

Nina Amir reveals how authors can grow a long tail.    

 

Film

                                                        

How to Achieve Your Filmmaking Goals Fast - Filmmaking Stuff

The first rule of the Filmmaking Club is to set a deadline for completion.    

                                          

Independent Filmmaking - No Limits for Filmmakers - NoHo Arts District

With no investors to set limits, taking risks is almost an imperative.    

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

How Engaged Are You with Your Audience? - Creative Edge Music

Engaging your fans on your own website or blog gives you control of your brand.

 

How to Get More Gigs as a Guitarist -Ashley J. Saunders

Give them what they want, and the gigs will follow.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- May 30, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Social Media Quiz ? Which Social Site Is Right for You? - Author Marketing Experts

An interesting exercise in choosing the social media path that suits your needs and matches your talents.        

                                                    

Dos and Don'ts for Choosing a Title -Tips, and a Free Tool, Too - Beyond Paper Editing

A great set of guidelines for works of fiction and nonfiction.      

 

Film

                                                        

Film Schooling: Insider Insights on Indie Filmmaking - Pre-production and Locations - Bleeding Cool

The location you choose for your film has a bearing on more than just your story's setting.   

                                          

Great Filmmakers and Their take on Filmmaking and Style - Filmmaker IQ

Style is the most essential element of filmmaking.      

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

5 Basic Recording Tips for the Hi-hat - The Audio-Technica Blog

Learning to properly record your hi-hat can make or break your mix.

 

Music Marketing Ideas: Where to Find the Best Ones - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

Do you know where to find those hidden marketing ideas?  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- May 9, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- May 2, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Create Characters So Real You'll Be Tempted to Add Them to Your Christmas List - The Seekers

Author Lisa Carter explains how she approaches character building.    

         

8 Reasons Every Book Needs a Business Plan to Achieve Success - Writer's Digest

Indie authors don't need to create a book proposal, but they still need a business plan.    

 

Film

 

5 Tips for Recording Better Location Audio When Shooting As a One Man Band - Norm Kroll

A bad audio capture can ruin a good film.   

 

'3 Days to Kill' Director McG Shares Six Golden Rules of Filmmaking - nofilmschool

Besides having the coolest name in film, McG knows how to make a blockbuster.     

         

Music

 

How Are You Listening to Music? - Musician Makers

An infographic that shows the listening behavior of today's typical music lover.

 

Clever Way to Make Your Song Lyrics More Tweetable - Musicgoat.com

Given the character limitations of Twitter, lyrics seem to be tailor made for tweets.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- March 7, 2014

Weekly News Roundup- February 28, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Use Breaking News to Buzz Your Book - Eight Strategies -The Future of Ink

Your opinion counts on matters you devoted your book to, so why doesn't the media know how to contact you?

 

3 Book Marketing Projects to Tackle in 2014 - Duolit

Make the year ahead a productive and fruitful one with these three marketing projects. 

 

Film

 

How to Turn That Passion for Writing and Filmmaking into a Reality - FAST - Raindance

Passion to action. Action to achievement. Achievement to reality.   

 

How Do You Define "Independent Film" in 2014? - Indie Wire

Technology has democratized the film industry and blurred the lines between studio, independent and no-budget filmmaking.     

                                    

Music

 

12 Ways to Make More Money with Your Music - Hypebot.com

Twelve music industry insiders share their best advice on how to bring in the cash with your music. 

 

How to Make It in the Music Business - Judy Rodman

Before you can know if you've made it, you have to define what "making it" is.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - January 17, 2014

Weekly News Roundup - January 10, 2014

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Books/Publishing

 

Brain Function 'Boosted for Days after Reading a Novel' -The Independent

How powerful is reading? It can change your brain.      

         

Doctors Prescribe Books to Treat Depression -GalleyCat

Read two books and call me in the morning. 

 

Film

                                                        

Five Days of 'Her': How to Shoot the Future - Los Angeles Times

Futuristic films don't always have to look futuristic. 

                                          

Super 8 Bounces Back with a New Professional Level Super8 Camera! Analogue Filmmaking is Back! - RedShark

Will 2014 be the year of Super 8 film?   

                                    

Music

 

Best of 2013: Top 10 Ways to Unclutter Your Band Website - Hypebot.com

You can make your website better, neater, and more efficient. 

 

Small Band is Big Business -Musicgoat

Indie is in. Do you know how to capitalize on obscurity? 

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - January 3, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - December 27, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Make Your Setting a Character -Writer's Digest

How to get your readers emotionally invested in your book's setting.  

                                                    

Self-Pub Personas: Which Type are You? -Electronic Bindery

Planning your career is much easier if you know who you are.

Film

                                                        

You Are the 30% - How to Set Your Crowdfunding Goal - Filmmaking Stuff

Can you anticipate where 30% of your funding will come from before you even start you crowdfunding campaign?

                                          

The Art of Editing in the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Cinemacuteo

How math figures into the art of editing.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

The Best Food and Drink for Your Voice - Music Makers

Fizzy drinks and spicy foods could hinder your vocal performance.

 

Should You Play a Benefit for Free? -Musicgoat

Is the exposure of playing a charity event worth it? Should it even matter?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - November 22, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - November 15, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

How to Grab, Delight or Shock Your Readers Right from the Start -The Book Deal

We're going to need a bigger hook.

                                       

Book Marketing 101: Sell the Benefits NOT the Product -Self Publishing Coach

A rather unusual take on how to sell a book.

 

Film

                                                        

How to Make Your Horror Screenplay More Effective - No Film School

'Tis the season to get your horror thinking cap on!

 

6 Filmmaking Tips from Ron Howard - Film School Rejects

You can learn a lot from a man with a catalog of blockbuster hits like Ron Howard.

                                    

Music

 

What Does a Music Producer Even Do? - Musicgoat.com

A great explanation of a music producer's role.

 

How to Warm Up Your Singing Voice -RouteNote Blog

A video tutorial featuring opera singer Danielle de Niese.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - October 18, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - October 11, 2013

 

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Books/Publishing

 

How a Great Twitter Bio Can Net You More Followers…and Sales! -BadRedhead Media

Your Twitter bio is important, so make it count.           

                                                    

Storyville: What is Literary Fiction? -Lit Reactor

The answer to that age-old question many authors have asked: "Did I just accidently write literary fiction?"

 

Film

                                                        

Social Media for #Filmmakers: Facebook 101 - Film Independent

To thrive in filmmaking today, you have to add one more job title to your list of many as an independent filmmaker: social media evangelist.

                                          

10 Pinterest Boards Filmmakers Should Be Following - Indiewire

Pinterest has become a social media favorite for a lot of filmmakers.

                                    

Music

 

11 Ways to Sabotage Studio Vocals - Judy Rodman

Judy lists some the habits and choices that influence your vocals.

 

The Accident That Changed Modern Guitar Sound - The Big Picture Music Production Blog

Who knew a little accidental guitar distortion would have such a huge impact on music?

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - August 9, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - August 2, 2013

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Books/Publishing

 

Reach New Readers with the Magic of Audiobooks - The Creative Penn

The audio version of your book can open up a whole new market for you.

                                                    

Ether for Authors: Could Beta Readers Ease the Impatience? -Publishing Perspectives

Could you workshop your manuscript with actual readers?

 

Film

                                                        

What Is Your Movie Competition - Filmmaking Stuff

When developing a business plan, a crucial step is identifying your competition. Do filmmakers have competition?

                                          

Why the One Second Film Was an Absolute Victory for Filmmakers -The Film Industry Network

A crowdsourcing case study that predates most social media sites.     

                                    

Music

 

Creating Great Melodies - Getting There

It all starts with finding the right melody.

 

How to Borrow A Little Songwriting Power from Bob Dylan -Promote Your Music

The answer you've been looking for is in the melody.

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup - June 21, 2013

Weekly News Roundup - June 14, 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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