Do you Tweet? Know any Tweeters? If so, I need your help.
A little while ago I moved back to the town I was born in (Ottawa, Ontario). Crazy right? It’s all part of a cool adventure I will be sharing with you in a few months so watch for some news from me later on this year. As I have settled here, I am trying to get into the local scene and I have a great opportunity to have my music showcased by the local government. The City of Ottawa is replacing their ‘canned’ hold music with the music of local artists. Super awesome! Here’s where you come in…
They need me to get my fans to Tweet them to show that you want my music on their hold lines. You don’t have to be an Ottawa resident to Tweet, so everyone can help and you can tell your fellow Tweeting friends to Tweet also! Read on to find out how you can participate.
I have submitted my song “It’s A Beautiful Day” to the contest. To be selected I need you to Tweet on Twitter! Super easy!
If you could please tweet one of the following every day or every other day for the rest of the month of February I would really appreciate it! You can copy and paste one of the following tweets below or you can tweet anything you want as long as these 4 key items are in the Tweet:
#ottmusik #itsabeautifulday @ottawacity @Natalie_Brown
Copy and paste into your Twitter stream, one of the following:
@ottawacity @natalie_brown #ItsABeautifulDay for #ottmusik. http://youtu.be/NRZBWuEAJs8
#ottmusik I would love to listen to @Natalie_Brown #itsabeautifulday when I am on hold!
@ottawacity or @ottawacity #ottmusik my call would be happier if I could to listen to #itsabeautifulday by @Natalie_Brown
#itsabeautifulday listening to @Natalie_Brown on hold @ottawacity #ottmusik
Thanks for your help with this fun initiative and I will let you know how it all turns out.
PS. I am working on new music 🙂 YAY
We've got 10 days to go now to reach the funding goal of $20,000 or as much as we can to get this CD/DVD project off the ground.
Can I ask you to do me a favor? Please click the button below and send an email to IndieGoGo to ask them to feature me on the front page. I'm hoping that doing this will bring a bit more attention to the project and with it potential supporters.
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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: