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The Straight Facts About Your Music Career

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

“You can’t make it in the old system anymore.

This ain’t about theft, this ain’t about copyright infringement, this is about opportunity.
For a new golden era. Where the artist sits at the top of the pyramid.

Are you ready to climb up and take control?

Then make great music.
Respect your audience.
Give people the tools to spread the word, never rip them off.
Know that growth will be slow. But that the edifice you’re building is solid, that it will pay dividends like the old record company pension plan, but now the beneficiary will be YOU, not the fat cats.

Believe in yourself. But don’t be delusional.

Is your record… lightning in a bottle?

If not, keep your day job.

Forever. ”
Bob Lefsetz, 2008

Happy New Year! Our top blogs of 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Our first year has been great so far despite the economic times we live in, we’ve been working with a total of 9 fantastic artists!

Here are some of our top blog posts of 2009 in order posted:

Tips from a successful DIY indie musician…

Music and the Mobile Phone

Automatically posting your blog feeds to Facebook etc.

How many ‘active’ fans do you have?

The new music business model – Connect With Fans!

Is Music for free really a good idea?

The 10 Commandments of Music 2.0

A brave new era of music self release…

How to get people to come to shows

DIY takes more time than many think

Thank you to all the artists we work with, you have made this a great year, helping us take the music business into the future!
In return, we hope expanding your career to new heights has made this a great year for you as well.

We’ve got some fantastic new things planned for our artists in 2010, and were looking forward to a great year!
Happy new year to all of you, all the best for the year ahead.

Director Jarome Matthew, and the Pro Soul Alliance Team

So, how is your career going this year so far?

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

So, how is your music career going this year so far? Have you made some progress with your goals and promoting your music?

It’s nice to think of your music career as just putting out songs on the Internet and playing shows, hoping people appreciate them. But according to veteran music consultant Tim Sweeney, if you are serious about your music, then that’s not enough! This strategy did not get you the attention you wanted in the past and it certainly won’t get you what you want this year. You need to take action if you want different results than you had last year!

Tim says, “If you want to see real change in your fans and develop a new fan base that far outreaches your expectations this year than you must put yourself into the community of others based upon your political, social, environmental or community interests. You must share with people your interest and get them to see you as someone who is bringing about real change for the betterment of others. Once you start to do that, you will see the change in your fans and their support of you as well as the media’s interest in you and your music. Build a community of your fans and start to participate in the one that you live in and you will begin to see support beyond your expectations.”

Millions of other artists are just putting songs out on the internet… You really need to create a connection with your audience to stand out amongst the masses, and see lasting results.

The third “Dirty Little Secret of Music 2.0”

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Hypebot, the online authority on music, technology, and the new music business, recently posted their “4 Dirty Little Secrets of Music 2.0“.  

And wouldn’t you know it – number 3 on their list: “You Can’t Do It Yourself”. 

“There are not enough hours in the day to return emails from all of you Facebook friends, update your dates on Eventful, post new photos on Flickr, edit the expletives out of that backstage video before posting it on YouTube and still find the time to write songs, record them and then play them live. It takes a village to raise a child. It take a team to build a career. Start building one today.”

Not to toot our own horn (too much), but Pro Soul can do all this and so much more.  

Instead of waiting to magically find more hours in your day to devote to your music career, we can take care of it all for you – so you can concentrate on being an artist.  While you work on your music, let us keep your audience engaged and ready for your next masterpiece.

Find out why Pro Soul is “music business, done better” here.  Start building your team today.

Let’s get your career going – today!

Monday, December 8th, 2008

No matter what stage you’re at in your music career, it’s never too late to work with Pro Soul – or too early. 

One of the first steps to getting started in your music career is recording a high-quality demo, a musical snapshot that you’re proud to have bear your name and to share with others, but it’s also one of the most difficult steps to take – especially alone.  

At Pro Soul, we’re often approached by talented artists who have written and/or performed amazing material but haven’t yet made a proper recording only because they don’t know how to get started on their own.  They ask us to keep them in mind for the future.

But why not now?

There’s a common misconception that we need to hear a professionally-produced album before we’ll even consider an artist.  In truth, Pro Soul prefers to work with artists as early in their career as possible to make sure that time, money, and effort are best spent on what matters most: creating interesting, well-produced music and reaching out to the artist’s audience in innovative, proven, and attention-grabbing ways.  We’ve got top-notch producers on hand to bring your artistic vision to life.

Just prove to us that you’ve got the talent and drive to succeed, and we’ll help you get there.  We can start to promote you even while you’re creating your music.  Commit to engaging your fans early on, and reap the benefits in the future.  We know there’s always a market for good music, being music lovers ourselves, and we’ll help you find it.  

Do it right, from the start, with Pro Soul.