Millicent is preparing everything for launching a comprehensive, effective and practical course on how to earn money from your music. This e-learning opportunity will cover all the different aspects you need to pay attention to in and out of your performance, and to ensure it is as helpful and informative as it can be, we need your help.
After a comprehensive review of all things EPK, this is the episode that wraps it up. Let's review the entire list of things your press kit should have, who should you look up for help to make the kit effective and unforgettable, and most importantly, what are those three key things that you just cannot omit, the three pillars that will get you the gigs you want.
This marks 20 episodes of Success Beyond The Score! Thank you all for your support, encouragement and engagement, that is what has taken this podcast from a nice little effort to help friends find their way in the professional music world to a major resource with five starts in iTunes. I could not be happier!
Quite a difficult thing choosing a song to send to a prospective client or promoter, so what should you send? Is a CD ok or is it better as a .WAV file? What if you can't afford Studio time is a recording on your phone ok? All these questions and more are answered in tonight's music business insights podcast 'Success Beyond The Score', episode 19 'What Should Be Your Killer Music Track For Your Press Kit?' by Millicent Stephenson for the gigging musician.
Performance videos are an important part of electronic press kits, and they are also very delicate. Do your video reflect your skill and charisma? Do it show how you engage with your audience, what kind of challenges you can tackle? And a key point, are you able to top your video in every live performance you do?
It might sound a bit unfair (it probably is, given that we are musicians, not models) but, if you are a performer, you cannot escape the visual aspect of it all. You need a good image on and off the stage, and for that, you need a photographer.
Have you ever heard about the elevator pitch? It is the notion of being able to sell an idea to a producer you stumbled upon in the elevator, using only the time it takes for you both to reach the floor you are going to: about 30 seconds, probably less. Well, the music bio wants to achieve the same level of effectiveness in written form. How to achieve that? Let's hear Millicent in today's episode of Success Beyond the Score.
A press kit might sound a bit daunting, as if it was something exclusive to huge artists, or something that requires a lot of time, money and effort. That's not the case at all! It doesn't have to be a massive document or a fancy animated presentation: you make sure your kit has the essentials that your promoters and clients need, and you will see how it boosts your career and gets you new contacts.
Are you interested in performing in the Commonwealth Games 2022 that will be held in Birmingham and the West Midlands, UK ? Yes? No? Maybe? Well, while you decide have a listen to episode 14 of Success Beyond The Score on iTunes or if you prefer Sound Cloud (below) to find out more about performing in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022.
How do you make sure you are going to forward with your music while taking care of everything else? Millicent has three tips to help you out.