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Hi Everyone!

Hope you have had a fab week and that the weekend has been enjoyable. I’ve been taking the weekend to re-set and am enjoying it as it’s much needed.

Just keep in mind that this video is a call to action about supporting Independent artists rather than trying to be a complain-fest about major labels. A complain-fest is another topic for another vlog!

This video really only scratches the surface on the realities of the music business and is based on my personal experience in the business dealing on the Major and Indie levels. Stats are taken from reports from media transcripts from conference panel session press reports and from my own personal knowledge. I hope to delve a little deeper in some future vlogs. I think it’s very important to bring awareness and banish some myths that keep on being perpetuated. These myths cause confusion and unrealistic expectations which makes some artists’ creative journey that much more difficult.

For more info and stats see:
IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry): http://www.ifpi.org

Indie acts rely mainly on the consistent support of fans to continue to create their art, earn a living and get the word out, as opposed to Major label artists who have the financial and marketing backing of a corporation or corporations. Please support Indie artists and don’t wait for them to get at Major deal or become ‘famous’ to show your support. Buy their music now, spread the word now and attend shows if they do them. Some artists may have the chance to see if a Major label home is the right one for them, but many will not or will chose not to go down that path for various reasons. The Indie career path is a legitimate choice, just like the one of going the Major label route. A Major label deal does not validate talent.

Please take time out to check out the artists I mentioned in this video. There are many more that I’d like to introduce you to and will do so in other videos.

More links for the artists mentioned in the video:

Lisa Lavie
http://www.youtube.com/lisalavie1

David Choi
http://davidchoimusic.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/davidchoimusic

Laura Broad
http://www.myspace.com/laurabroad
http://www.youtube.com/user/blawah2000

Ahmir
http://www.youtube.com/user/ahmirTV
http://www.myspace.com/ahmirmusic

Meghan Tonjes
http://www.meghantonjes.com
http://www.youtube.com/tonjesml

Thanks for tuning in and c ya next week.

Much love,

Nat

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Hello loves!

Hope you are enjoying a really fun or relaxing (or both!) weekend.

Have you every passed out (fainted)? I am always slightly amused at how people never believe me when I say I am going to pass out. I always know when it is going to happen! Thankfully I didn’t break anything in my fall! Weird stuff like that happens to me. LOL

We’ll resume twice weekly nVlogs after the 90 Day Challenge is over. I hope that if you are doing the challenge things are going well for you. I am also looking forward to the chat this Monday. Speak to you all from 2pm Eastern till around 3pm. Join here for all the details: http://nataliebrown.ning.com

Enjoy and c-ya,

Muah,
Nat
xo

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Hello my friends!

Hope the week has been great. What a busy one it has been over here… it just FLEW by!

I’d love to hear your backstabber stories, so post them below and make sure to share this video with your friends.

I’d also really love to know why some people do the bus lean. Why do you do that when waiting for a late bus?

Enjoy and c-ya, hopefully on time this Saturday!

Muah,

Nat

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Hi Friends!

Hope you have had a wonderful week!

Wanted to share with you the title of the new album and also give you a look and listen at one of the sessions from a couple of weeks ago for the song “Drifting”. It’s amazing how songs can morph when you really get into the nitty gritty of writing them.

Would love to see your comments and video responses regarding your online and offline relationships.

Happy weekend!

Muah,
Nat

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