Ian Dooley playing the piano
Practice Makes Perfect: How to Easily Invest in Yourself as an Artist As an artist, you have your back against the wall — a wall that will take all of your resources to break through. Many artists don’t realize that to gain traction in the industry, attract fans and followers, and get noticed by industry insiders, their music and brand needs to be bold and equally important: authentic. Too many artists, especially indie artists, put
Seth Reese on stage performing
Reputation, Personality, and Your Audience   Reputation is easy to tear down, and difficult to rebuild. As you work to build your brand value, it’s important to understand that how you interact with the public, followers of your music, can have far-reaching effects. Reputation is built on fundamental principles: active listening, being considerate of differences, and in the age of digital media – being an active voice in the marketing machine is key. The online
Miami born singer songwriter Bryant del Toro started street performing for fun. At 19, he and his friends would take out their instruments and play, hoping to make enough money to buy a pizza. Quickly he went from staple Lincoln Road Act to recording artist and now has his second album coming out at the end of this year. As a young artist myself, I couldn’t help but wonder: how does one go from street
A common dilemma in a time where digital content is king is the “what the heck do I post?” process and overthinking.  Many young artists inquire whether the quality, song choices, length and type of content is appealing enough to attract new followers or sufficient engagement.  While all those factors are important to weigh out, they can hold you back from actually getting things done.  Sometimes, when it comes to online content creation, you just have to DO,
Most people think of Miami as a bustling electric city, bursting at the seams with culture. They imagine live music coming out of almost every restaurant and a world of endless opportunities. For the young artists that call this city home, this is not necessarily true. It can feel nearly impossible to find somewhere to play when even karaoke nights are strictly for those 21+. The struggle for underage musicians is very real. But after
I was recently asked to speak at a music networking panel discussion and showcase in the Boca area of South Florida and jumped at the chance to do it immediately.  I must admit, I get excited when I get invited to be a part of events like this.  It’s part the performer in me, part the chatterbox in me, and part the emerging mentor in me that gets me so eager to participate.  As an