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andyriggle
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USA
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Posted - 02/06/2008 :  01:05:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote  [Reply to Topic]  | [Reply w/ Quote]
Any of you guys use "MySpace" to promote your music? I don't really have much time to mess around with it, unless it's worth it. Then I will, and dive in head first all confused like I always do.

Got far enough to get a dopey page that seems to do nothing much. I don't get it.

http://www.myspace.com/andyriggle

Andy


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garrigus
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Posted - 02/06/2008 :  08:53:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a few MySpace accounts that are waiting, but I haven't had a chance to really set them up yet. I'll be doing that sometime in the near future for myself as well as for DigiFreq and NewTechReview.

MySpace does get a lot of traffic, but I think you still need to do some of the promoting yourself.

If you want some guidance, you might want to check out a book called MySpace For Musicians. You can find an article excerpt from the book as well as a link to the book at:
http://www.digifreq.com/digifreq/article.asp?ID=79

Scott

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* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
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firefox
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USA
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Posted - 02/06/2008 :  09:35:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit firefox's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Myspace is a good way to keep in touch with everybody and promote your music.
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DenHollinden
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Posted - 02/06/2008 :  3:00:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit DenHollinden's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hey, Andy,

Yeah, I have a MySpace account, but that's not the reason I would recommend your taking the time to develop one. I've been involved in online music sites pretty much since the beginning (SoundClick, etc.) and I've never seen any of the sites--even sites developed especially for music--get the professional music attention that MySpace does. It had a write up in the official Grammy publication, gets a mention at virtually every music seminar I attend. As a matter of fact, someone on the panel at a recent seminar I attended with PROs (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) mentioned they thought it was probably more important to have a MySpace page than a personal music website.

Exactly what you do with the thing once you have it is another thing entirely, but I can guarantee that someone along the line will go to your MySpace page and will take what they find there as an accurate representation of who you are musically. No, it may not be the best invention since the six-string guitar, but it's a necessary evil you'll at least need to contend with in your music career.

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MrMark
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Posted - 02/06/2008 :  3:31:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit MrMark's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by andyriggle

Any of you guys use "MySpace" to promote your music? I don't really have much time to mess around with it, unless it's worth it. Then I will, and dive in head first all confused like I always do.

Got far enough to get a dopey page that seems to do nothing much. I don't get it.

http://www.myspace.com/andyriggle

Andy



However, Andy, the sound quality of myspace pretty much sucks.Maybe good for promotion, but I don't care for it. I use Soundclick, but I don't promote my music, at least not for career reasons.
M

www.soundclick.com/markcourter
guitar: '75 Les Paul Custom
bass: 2007 Ibanez GSR200
Sonar SHS6XL
Line 6 Toneport UX1
Unbridled Enthusiasm
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otto
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Posted - 02/06/2008 :  4:01:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
MrMark, nice work on your songs. Very nice guitar-work. A nice post-65 electric guitar sound. My favorite version of 7th Son is the live version by the Climax Blues Band. That whole double album is incredible. Your vocals are very good too. All around, the songs sound very high quality. Atlantic Rhythm Section has the great Spooky cover.

Edited by - otto on 02/06/2008 4:02:47 PM
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andyriggle
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Posted - 02/06/2008 :  6:07:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info, guys. Read the article, now I'll buy the book and dive in.
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MrMark
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Posted - 02/07/2008 :  2:20:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit MrMark's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by otto

MrMark, nice work on your songs. Very nice guitar-work. A nice post-65 electric guitar sound. My favorite version of 7th Son is the live version by the Climax Blues Band. That whole double album is incredible. Your vocals are very good too. All around, the songs sound very high quality. Atlantic Rhythm Section has the great Spooky cover.


Hey, thanks for the comments Otto. It's always good to get a little appreciation.
I haven't heard either of those covers, but I love the Climax Blues Band. ARS ain't bad either, I'd like to hear that cover too.
Thanks for listening.
M

www.soundclick.com/markcourter
guitar: '75 Les Paul Custom
bass: 2007 Ibanez GSR200
Sonar SHS6XL
Line 6 Toneport UX1
Unbridled Enthusiasm
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otto
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Posted - 02/07/2008 :  6:33:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The live version of 7th Son by Climax B. B. is just incredible. The guitar kind of explodes out of the song at points. There's lots of playing dynamics that they get just right. The dude that sings the song does it with a terrific bass vocal that is pure perfection. There studio work is good stuff too, but that live set is stellar. I think it's called FM Live. It was a FM brodcast concert that they put out as a double album. If you don't have FM Live, it's a must buy.
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MrMark
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Posted - 02/08/2008 :  11:31:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit MrMark's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks for the tip Otto. I'll have to check it out.
M

www.soundclick.com/markcourter
guitar: '75 Les Paul Custom
bass: 2007 Ibanez GSR200
Sonar SHS6XL
Line 6 Toneport UX1
Unbridled Enthusiasm
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andyriggle
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Posted - 02/19/2008 :  09:14:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm liking this MySpace thing. There's alot of filmmakers and musicians there, and not just crappy ones.
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garrigus
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Posted - 02/20/2008 :  09:29:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit garrigus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Andy,

Yeah, pretty much anyone trying to make it in the entertainment business has a MySpace page these days. Everyone in the civilized world knows about that site and it gets a lot of traffic... although, you still have to work to get traffic to your individual page.

Scott

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Scott R. Garrigus - http://www.garrigus.com
* Cakewalk SONAR Video Tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottGarrigus?sub_confirmation=1
* Author of the Cakewalk Sonar and Sony Sound Forge Power book series: http://garrigus.com/?PowerBooks
* Publisher of the DigiFreq music recording newsletter: http://www.digifreq.com/
* Publisher of the NewTechReview consumer tech newsletter: http://www.newtechreview.com/
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Gary
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USA
383 Posts

Posted - 02/20/2008 :  11:49:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gary's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Andy:
Your music is top drawer!
You gotta get it out.
1. Get Copyrighted.
2. BMI or ASCAP or whatever - Ask for a consultation.
Get Publishing rights too when applying.
3. http://www.musiclicensingstore.com/
http://www.pumpaudio.com/
http://www.music2deal.com/finder/finder.l2d.php
http://www.licensemusic.com/
Maybe one of you digifreq guys can help me out here. What's the name of that CD Baby type site that will produce your CD with a jacket one at a time as orders come in.
Andy, If you could get some finished/mastered hard copy's, get them to license agencies above. Follow their directions to THE LETTER! Maybe even TAXI. But at TAXI you gotta have your own Lawyer once a deal is struck. (If You get One).
The articles/interviews you read in mags about scoring and the people behind them. If you got a hard copy, call and ask to send one in. Tell them you read about them in whatever mag.
Keep up the great work.

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andyriggle
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USA
318 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  10:53:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks!

I've been trying to figure out what to do with my stuff. But I get confused when I start trying to figure it all out, so I end up back at the keyboard writing more music.
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Gary
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USA
383 Posts

Posted - 02/21/2008 :  11:05:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gary's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It'll take some time and effort to get it out Andy.
Once you do, It'll take even more time waiting, if not forever.
If you don't get it out; you will wait forever sitting at your keyboard wondering - what if ?
Good Luck man - Get it out in-between getting back to the Keyboard until you can afford a manager. That's the only road I know that successful people are traveling. Think about that manager idea!
Be careful there too!
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stratcat33511
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USA
171 Posts

Posted - 03/21/2008 :  10:23:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit stratcat33511's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Andy - great stuff, seriously
If slouches like me have MySpace pages,
YOU should DEFINITELY have one

Very Well Done music
Great sound and compositions!

Keep On

E

http://www.MySpace.com/EdMcLaughlin
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