I really enjoy seeing people create crowdfunding projects. If you are unfamiliar with this form of social networking and collaboration, websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, RocketHub, and GoFundMe provide site members with the opportunity to solicit money from their users to fund all types of projects for artists, authors, movie producers, singers, community activists, and more. Wikipedia has a list of the highest funded crowdfunding projects. Most of these items are movies, tech gadgets and video games. Entrepreneurs, producers, and recording artists no longer have to depend on bank loans, record companies, and the mercy of family and friends to get their initiatives started.
Talent))Bender provides artist development for recording artists, songwriters, musicians, music producers, record labels, and artist management companies. We specialize in music business education which is key to the long term success in the music industry.
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We have all heard of the saying that talent will only get you so far. One of our main goals is to provide you with the information and resources that will help you make good decisions about your music career. Our website provides inspiring, educational, and entertaining content that will keep you engaged as you learn about various topics concerning the music business.
What if you and your friends were at your favorite restaurant and a man you didn’t know pulled up a chair, sat down and joined in on your conversation? You would probably ask him to leave and may have some choice words for him. Suppose another stranger comes by a little later during your dinner and starts trying to sell his new book, and then after he leaves another stranger comes by and asks you on a date. You would eventually grow tired of this and leave the restaurant or complain to the manager. This may seem like an unlikely circumstance, but we spend a significant amount of time dealing with these situations online. From chain e-mails and Facebook wall posts to friend requests and tweets from those we don’t know, it has become common to deal with unwanted contact from others – contact that would never be acceptable in the real world.
Whenever I come across people who have artistic talent and want to pursue careers as a music artist, dancer, actor or model, I ask them where I can find samples of their work.
Are you on Youtube? What about Twitter? Do you have a Facebook fan page?
Surprisingly, I learn that many aspiring entertainers don’t have a good, consistent online and social media presence. Many do not even have websites.
To me, this is very puzzling considering that entertainment companies find talent online nowadays. It’s how Justin Bieber, Souljah Boy and a host of others were discovered. Record companies have long since gotten out of artist development, and they do not want to spend a lot of time, money, and effort building an audience for artists. From a record company’s perspective, they want to sign someone to a record deal where they will get the most return on their investment. In other words, record companies would rather pour gasoline of a fire instead of creating the fire from scratch.