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!
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.
You must have a million questions after everything that has happened in the last week. Well, don't worry, Millicent will host a Facebook LIVE tomorrow to (hopefully) answer them all!
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.
Did you miss our Super Early Bird tickets offer? Don't worry, standard price is not here yet: until March 21st, you can get Early Bird tickets for just £42 regular, or £25 if you are a full-time student or if you are currently unemployed!
With the end of the month comes the end of our super special starting price for tickets to 'Pleasing Your Audience', a workshop by Cafemnee that will tell you all about catching people's attention and keep them engaged with your performance.
Reliable reeds, a struggle for every sax and clarinet player. Endurance, quality, smoothness, it is very difficult to find all in one! However, our director Millicent has made the homework for everybody and, after much trial and error, found the answer in the Harry Hartmann Fiberreeds.