The bio is one of the essential parts of the press kit, so this episode is entirely dedicated to it: what it is for, how to write it, what to include in it, and so on.
A press kit might sound as a very grandiose thing, something that only famous people with managers and exclusive labels have. However, you’ll be surprised of how soon in your career someone will ask for yours! Press kits make life easier for promoters and event organizers, and they also help you maintain a solid, stylish and reliable image as a professional artiste.
The way your instrument is built and the quality of its parts and accesories play a more important role than we tend to keep in mind. In my case, I trust Harry Hartmann’s fiberreeds for my sax, and here I explain you why.
Motivational and general advice towards a positive attitude is great and always useful in the music (or any) industry, where so many obstacles can get in the way of your progress and stability. However, to trully achieve success, you need more practical information, you need a concrete insight of how things work and what strategies can propel your career forward
How do you actually survive and find success as a solo artiste in music? Let’s start with a phrase you shall keep in mind: being solo doesn’t mean working alone. But what does that actually mean? Listen the new episode of Success Beyond The Score to find out.
Recently, I noticed that, while the podcast was completely available on SoundCloud, there was an issue with episode 6 of Success Beyond the Score on iTunes. I have fixed that now, so you can have an uninterrupted listening experience!
In episode 7 of Success Beyond The Score, Millicent posed the question: Is it time to leave the band and go solo? Different things to consider in regards of this very important decision were discussed in that episode and the ones that followed. Now, with all that background, the question comes back, and this time, it comes with an insight on the particular challenges of being a solo artiste.
After looking at how to do song share splits right in episode 10, Millicent takes episode 11 further in the realm of copyright. What is the law backing copyright up in the UK? How does it work in a basic level? And most importantly, why is it important for solo musicians and bands alike?
I’m on air tomorrow! Sunday 9th Feb 12 – 2pm. Tune in if you can to Luton Urban Radio for the Fiona Empress Show. Comedian and Actor Rudi Lickwood of The Real McCoy will also be on.