And with Halloween comes a good opportunity for you to look at what scares you. Probably not the kids (and adults) running around in costumes.
There is a lot of "scary" stuff in the music business. One of those is actually having your music heard. Not as easy as you'd think...especially when it's being heard by the president of a record label of another music business executive. And especially when those people give comments on the music and tens of thousands of people from around the world here those comments.
That's exactly what happens every week on Music Business Radio. The biggest of the big check out music from our listeners and let the world know what they think about it. Sometimes it's brutal. Other times, they like it so much that they'll take that music home with them.
In the last month, here is who reviewed demos with us:
Rusty Harmon - Rusty was manager of Hootie and the Blowfish for 12 years, during which time they sold over 25,000,000 records. He's been president the the Atlantic imprint, Breaking Records and currently runs a music management, marketing, and sponsorship company, MTM Management.
Allen Butler - Allen was president of Sony Records for 10 years and was one of the two men who started Arista Nashville. His is currently CEO of Montage Music Group, a multi-genre record label, artist management company, and music publisher.
Allen signed the Dixie Chicks to Sony and has helped develop the careers of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Alabama, and the Judds. He has been instrumental in jumpstarting the careers of superstars such as Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Pam Tillis, and Diamond Rio, all of whom were unknown before signing with him at Arista.
Beau Hill - Producer for Ratt, Winger, Chaka Kahn, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Kix, Warrant, and more, with over 50,000,000 units sold
Norm Winer - Program Director for WXRT and VP of Rock Programming for CBS Radio Networks
Lisa Hickey - Event Producer for Austin City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, and Big State Music Festival
So if you want to do something really scary and get some good feedback, and maybe a chance at getting the attention of somebody who can do a lot for you, send a CD and press kit to:
Tuned In Broadcasting
ATTN: MBR Demo Derby
1310 Clinton St. Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37203