If you’ve ever wondered what we’re up to at Blue Crane Music and who some of our artists are, check out this 2016 Playback video. We’ve highlighted good times and accomplishments from 2016 with some of the great partners and musicians we’ve worked with. We can’t thank everyone enough, and we wish all you musicians much success in 2017!
I recently attended my first music industry conference. It was such a valuable experience that I decided to share five reasons every musician needs to attend a music conference. It pulled together emerging to big name artists, talent buyers, agents, songwriters, radio show hosts, and more. I went home with not only good memories, but a stack of business cards and excitement for newfound opportunities. My experience was with IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), but there are conferences for a variety of genres. At the end of this article I’ve included several links.
Here are the top 5 benefits musicians can gain from attending a music business conference:
Blue Crane Music is celebrating its first anniversary! Watch this video to hear the true-story behind BCM. We are grateful to every artist who we’ve been able to support as a booking agent, manager, publicist and consultant, and I’ve thanked each one of you in this video. continue reading
If you saw my blog about 6 Connecticut Music Festivals I went to in 2015, you already know about Glastonbury Apple Harvest, Podunk Bluegrass, Middletown Music, CT Farm & Folk, Connecticut Folk Festival and Fuse Fest. Here are 10 more great music festivals in Connecticut that I hope to attend in 2016. Read More
I hit 6 music festivals in Connecticut in 2015, most of which support local and emerging talent. A couple include regional or national acts. Of course, there are more than 6 festivals to play in the area. These are just my observations from attending and assisting in stage management at several of them. If you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, I’ll send you a list of 10 more music festivals in Connecticut. So make sure you’ve signed up at www.bluecranemusic.com, keep an eye out for my newsletter, and then start booking your band at more festivals in 2016!
Having an interesting story about you and your band is no doubt an important part of selling yourself to booking managers and for connecting more deeply with fans. While I agree with most advice given on Sonicbids, this article by Lauren Gill on 5 Elements of a Unique, Attention-Getting Artist Story comes with a few caveats. Here is her article plus my pointers and examples for using your unique story in your artist bio. Read More
Festivals are fun to play and offer new listeners the opportunity to discover you. How do you get into music festivals? Breaking in could be easier than you think, if you follow these 8 tips. Read More