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Sync Up 2012 Is Here!

Holy Cow!  Before I get into this, I must apologize to y’all for getting so behind with posting.  I started a regular job, and it took me a lot longer to get my schedule in order.  I hope to post at least once a week from now on, but if I don’t, please don’t hold it against me.

 

With that said…It’s SYNC UP time again!  It starts this Friday, April 27, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm @ New Orleans Museum of Art.

The Sync Up Conference is presented by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.  It runs every Friday and Saturday during Jazz Fest …and it’s FREE, but you do have to register.  There’s still time, just go to the Sync Up website and click on the “Register” button.  You can also download a pdf of this year’s program that has the conference schedule and bios/contact info for all the speakers.

Sadly, I won’t be able to attend this year, but I strongly urge y’all to go if you can swing it.  The info is always really relevant and useful to all musicians and music business people…indie or not.

Slither Slice- Favorite Song Of The Week

Ooops, this was supposed to go up on Wednesday…sorry ’bout that.
So, here it is…Slither Slice from the album of the same name by the New Orleans Nightcrawlers.  They’re a brass band, but this cut is like funky 70s soundtrack music.

Yes. Indeed…my very favorite of the week.

Essentials of Promotion- Email and Web

So, you’ve got the group together…it’s pretty tight…you’ve been playing some gigs and now…

…you want to really start promoting your band in a serious way!

Well, ok then…do it!  Here are some tips to make sure you’ve covered all your bases before you start sending out emails to press people and bloggers.  Ok, so, first things first…  Read the rest of this entry