Students Rush Artist’s Tour Booth

By Angelica Herrera. It was lunch time on Wednesday in Detroit and students at Renaissance High rushed Inconsistent Me’s (Brendan) booth.  “Sign my forehead!” a fan screamed. Only Brendan’s lavender hair could be seen from the masses of students huddled around trying to get something signed — a fan photo, their phone cases, their arms and other random body…

Does Working With A Multi-Platinum Producer Affect Your Music?

By Kerry Oliver. GKR artist Emric has been working with multi-platinum producer Loren Israel for six months and is ready to jump into the studio to record his new EP, which will release in the spring of 2020. The million dollar question for most any artist is “does working with a producer who has multiple Billboard hits…

The 10 Best Strategies For Releasing A Single

By Angelica Herrera. Your freshly recorded single is so impressive, you have already envisioned yourself selling out multiple shows at Madison Square Garden surrounded by thousands of screaming fans. Snap out of it . . . Back to reality – What do you do next?? Before launching that single on all the streaming platforms and…

Artist Mentorship For Everyone Is Here!

If you are an artist and need help navigating through the music industry, help is here. The biggest need that most struggling bands and artists have discovered is — it takes a TEAM! Rock The Dream charity has recently launched a Test Mentorship Program, which will allow 10 artists/bands one free month experience using its…

Industry Networking At Its Best

By Angelica Herrera. Picture this . . . you are baking in a 110-degree room, waiting patiently to get your music heard by a multiplatinum A&R Consultant to major labels. Twelve lucky bands, artists, producers and music enthusiasts recently sweated happily through the 2019 Meet n’ Greet at Fifty One West in Tempe, AZ, to…

Choosing A Band Name: A Rose By Any Other Name?

By Brittany Morrison. CD Baby Podcasters Kevin Breuner and Chris Robley gave great advice on how to choose a timeless band name. For instance, choose one that fits your genre, and make sure that it will stand out. According to the two podcasters, it’s best to choose a band or artist name that is short,…

99% Strategy – Releasing Your Music

By Megan Barnett. So, you have just finished the process of recording your song. It’s great and you want to share it with the world but are afraid of your sound getting lost in the void that is the music industry. Of course, there are the major streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, etc.) but…

How Important Is Artist Professionalism? Extremely!

By Brittany Morrison. What is one of the worst ways to taint your music career? A lack of artist professionalism. There are things serious artists should and should not do when pursuing a successful career in the music industry. It’s not just about the music.  The music world tends to house unnecessary amounts of drama….

San Diego…A Sweet Success

By Lani Owen. San Diego, known for its sunny beaches, was the recent location for GKR’s Meet n’ Greet with Sony Music A&R Consultant Loren Israel. On June 16th, five bands and artists took this intimate opportunity to go one-on-one with this platinum award winning producer to discuss how to be noticed by established record…