Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween from Rave On!




Only 20 more days till my Birthday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ariel and Derek ~ The independent musician's bff.


If you have not yet hooked up with Derek and Ariel on twitter or their own websites and blogs, and you are an independent musician - do so immediately!

http://arielpublicity.com/

http://sivers.org/

These two are the movers and shakers and idea makers of the music 'biz' today. They give away useful advice by the bushel and will help get your own wheels turning.

I am raving about them again today because Ariel is giving away her latest concoction:

http://www.hypebot.com/IndieMaxExpFinal.pdf


And wow, it starts off with a good laugh...enjoy!


Also I wanted to make mention of the fact that I am seeing more and more services available for artists, which cover everything from grant writing to help with promotion, and while I don't knock these services (we here at Rave On also provide these services - so not to shoot self in foot), they can be great for those who don't want to do things themselves, but you don't NEED them, and you can still get on out on there on your own, without spending a lot of money.

It's a rare thing that you need a middleman, well, maybe if we're talking brain surgery, but we're do-it-your-selfers and we're proof that it works.

I just wanted to say that because of some of the creative marketing spin I am seeing..and you know marketing and advertising, it's about sales.

I'm just saying.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Are you Ready?



Everyone can do their part to combat climate change, every little bit helps. We here at Rave On have decided to become vegetarian (or very close to), to reduce 'farm to fork' pollution (supportmfm.org). We also no longer eat seafood, to help reduce the demand and illegal fishing...


Jess Sloss offers up: "David Suzuki has a list of things your business could do (http://www.dailyblogtips.com/blog-action-day-how-bloggers-can-combat-climate-change/) and TckTckTck.org with help from Giant Media has just finished a compelling video asking you to take action." in his I hate Global Warming. A Blog Action Day Post: (http://www.socialsquared.com/2009/10/15/i-hate-global-warming-a-blog-action-day-post/)

What can you do?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Do you have to think about breathing?



I hope not - but a lot of people do - and having asthma I can relate a small little bit. Please have a look at this great site, it's the project that one of our Christmas artists, Tess Dunn, was involved with this spring.

http://www.cfvoice.com/info/breathe/index.jsp

Nice job you guys!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Long weekend inspiration



When I watch videos like this one, I can't wait to get recording!

I can't remember who posted this or sent it to us a while back? But thank you!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ringo Harper?




A little night music from the flu-ridden studio.

Not the lazy blogger, even though it's been over a week: working away mixing Uncle Gerry's songs..just finished the 3rd mix and I think we have music!

One more good night's sleep and I'll be back to my list;-)

Stay tuned!