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HugSpeak- A Great Resource for Musicians, Mangers, Label Owners

21st June 2014 1 comment

By now seemingly everyone has seen the photos of Avril Lavigne with fans vs other, slightly less uncomfortable artists with their fans. As stated in our article about good and bad fan interaction, we don’t know what exactly it is that makes Ms. Lavigne uncomfortable in her dealings with the public, but we do know […]

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The Glaringly Obvious Difference Between Good and Bad Artist/Fan Engagement

5th May 2014 3 comments

Just a few moments ago, cherished Facebook friend Trent Vanegas of Pink is the new Blog shared some rather contrasting photos. The first series were of Avril Lavigne, who Vanegas learned charges fans $400 for meet and greet privileges. One would think after paying such a fee a ‘fan’ would at least get a handshake, […]

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Common Sense Basics That Artists Still Get Wrong

21st April 2014 4 comments

It’s 2014 and it’s still somewhat shocking the amount of things that artists muck up. Given the amount of resources, consultants, and information available for little or absolutely no cost, it’s astonishing that artists make so many missteps when it comes to basic, everyday things they should be doing for their careers. Here are a […]

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The Fabulous Vassy; You Know Her Better Than You Realize!

27th February 2014 1 comment

Vassy is one of those artists you don’t realize you know until you start doing a bit of researching into her career. She has had music featured in ad campaigns for some of the biggest companies in the world! Target, Chevrolet, Google, Nike, Sketchers, ESPN, VIctoria’s Secret, Virgin Mobile, Kohl’s, and Yoplait have all used […]

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The Struggles of Self-managed Artists

23rd October 2013 No comments

*This article was originally written for Think Like a Label. I’ll be posting some of my favorite and most popular pieces for TLAL here on Thirty Roses with kind permission from Think Like a Label owner and editor Jeremy Belcher. It seems puzzling that, at a time when more artists are acting as their own […]

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Two truths

16th November 2012 4 comments
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The Artist and Manager Awards 2012

9th September 2012 1 comment

Last year saw the inauguration of a new event brought to the UK music industry by the Featured Artists Coalition and the Music Managers Forum. The Artist and Manager Awards celebrate the accomplishments of those whose hard work behind the scenes makes it possible for the artists we love to do what they do. No […]

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Treating Your Band Like the Business It Is

24th June 2012 2 comments

As romantic as it may be to have the notion that you can play in a band for a few months, get discovered by some A & R rep, make a record, and tour the world, that just isn’t how it happens. A band is a business. If you don’t treat is as such, you […]

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