New York, NY (PRWEB) May 9, 2006
Thanks to the electronic revolution, the music industry is changing. No longer do musicians and singers need the backing of radio stations and big record companies to start building a fan base or having a successful music career.
“Forget about American Idol, don’t rely on record labels; an artist can make a name for himself / herself first. Then they’ll have the chips stacked in their favor to make a great deal,” is the advice of Jaci Rae, No.1 Best-selling author, syndicated DJ, writer and successful indie artist.
American Idol winners and runners-up are held to strict contracts and tightly controlled careers. Jaci says there’s been no better time to be an indie musician – making the music and money they want and deserve. Rae discusses such up-to-date marketing techniques as: Blogging, Podcasting, guerrilla marketing, college bookings, record pools -- even how the indie musician can start up their own successful indie label.
This controversial and outspoken guest also discusses:
- How American Idol makes stars – and also indentured musical servants -- of their winners.
- Why children should be kept out of the music business until the age of 18.
- How the Internet, satellite radio and Podcasting are changing the audience for music.
- Why indie artists are the future of the music business.
This guest will explain in detail how to go from starving artist to thriving musician in a business that eats its young.
CREDENTIALS: Jaci Rae hosts the popular Jaci Rae Show heard live around the world, where top music insiders share music industry information and career advice to up-and-coming artists. Jaci Rae is featured in the upcoming issue of CMJ New Music Weekly available May 15th and Unsigned Music Magazine available May 5th. She is a No. 1 best selling author and the author of the best-selling The Indie Guide to Music, Marketing and Money. Her latest CD, Can’t Push a River is a critical and commercial success.
AVAILABILITY: Nationwide by arrangement and via telephone. CONTACT: Bruce Biggio; http://www.jacirae.com