In the hustle and bustle of trying to build and grow in this industry the best form of advice has always been to stay relevant and push self promotion. In my journey of dance, working with new clients and creating musical visions for productions I realize there have been a handful of times that artists have approached me with their music. The times that I have been approached each time I have listened to it and passed it on to a friend in the industry that may be a good fit in networking with that artist. Artist you may be missing out if you are not using the following outlets for your work and if you are kudos to you! More is always more when marketing yourself.
1. Sound Cloud- This free app is self explanitory and will house a place for your music to be heard and shared between followers.
2. Choreographers-As a choreographer we have a full list of previous and current clients we work for that we could recommend your music to. Choreographers also require a huge database of music to do their job. We are always creating short pieces for reels, auditions, and personal pieces. Some of these pieces get lots of recognition, posted on youtube, or other social sites! This can lead to bookings for parties to concerts. This day in the industry if someone recommends your music it carries more weight than a cold call.
3. DJ Management-Need I explain more this person has access to his/her own set of DJ's they represent and the possiblitiy is endless if they think your records are worthy!
4. Dance Companies- DC's are full entertainment entities they employ dancers and put on productions. Having said that their need for music is high and for their productions. The fan base that will come to see the productions along with the reps from larger companies that are looking for talent may get a wiff of your music! It cant hurt!
Make sure you are using all your resources!
I accept music samples through our dance company firstname.lastname@example.org !! xoMB
Dealing with tons of leftovers after your holiday party? Here is a yummy recipe to put a spin on and revive your taste buds for turkey!
You'll need: 4 cups leftover prepared stuffing
4 cups chopped turkey
3/4 Cup of Mayonnaise
1/4 cup cranberry sauce
2 cups left over mash potatoes
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Set over to 375 F and spray a 8in baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Spoon in 2 cups stuffing then top with turkey. Combine 1/4 cup mayo with cranberry sauce then spread over turkey. Combine remaining mayo, potatoes, and cheese in a large bowl, Spread over turkey then top with remaining stuffing. Bake 30-40mins until heated thoroughly. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
1.5 Cups Soy milk
1 cup rolled oats
2 Chopped Bananas
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking powder
In a blender, puree soy milk and oats until smooth. Add Bananas, flour, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, and baking powder. Let batter rest for 10 minutes.
Heat a non stick saute pan over medium heat. Mist with nonstick then scoop batter into pan at 1/4 cup increments. Reduce heat to medium low and cook pancakes until air bubbles appear and the underside is golden brown. flip and cook for 5 minutes more.
Too with Bananas and your choice of desired syrup.
If you havent taken a trip to Total Wine yet or are a little intimidated about the proper wines to choose and serve for the holiday here are a few recommendations that have gotten great reviews! The best part? Each bottle is $20 and under!!
-Love a chardonnay but need a twist: Hautes Terres de Comberousses Roussanne "Roucaillat" 2004
-A Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Zinfandel fan? Have a mix of it all: Sokol Blosser "Meditrina" 2005
-Have a toss up between white wine and red wine lovers? Go for a Rose: R Wines "R Ose" of Cabernet Sauvignon, McLaren Vale 2007