Sunday, November 10, 2013

Advice for Independent Artist

This blog is for independent artist and anyone interested in finding new talent or getting some exposure in the entertainment business.  In this world today, independent artist have to think fast and be determined to make good music; be patient, but wise about their decisions.  It is not easy to get all the exposure or attention you might think you deserve just because you can sing or because you recorded some music.  However, it is not impossible to be a great artist and represent yourself well and have fun doing what you love to do.  Be encouraged, I’m on your side.  Be open to new opportunities and keep your eyes open for those opportunities.  Rome was not built in a day so neither will your career.  Hard work and great effort can take lots of people further than they expected.

As an independent artist, you are going to have to deal with other people in the entertainment industry.  It might seem difficult to get your foot in the door or get the heavy hitters to pay attention to you.  Well here is a link to an article with nine pieces of advice about “Facing the Music Industry as an Independent Artist” Music think tank article The subjects of the nine words of advice are “1. Do not cold call, 2. See things their way, 3. Make them come to you, 4. Come on easy, 5. Be confident, 6. Learn how to truly network, 7. Be patient, 8. Proofread your email, 9. Never burn bridges.”   

There is so much music and videos to watch and listen to these days, but there are ways to stay relevant while you are working on new music.  This article might help with some advice on how to stay relevant as an independent artist.  “How Does An Independent Artist Stay Relevant While Creating New Music.”

I hope these articles encourage you to continue making music and I hope they give you some insight into the music industry as an independent artist.
Monique Lynelle

Sunday, November 3, 2013

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Hello everyone,
I am Monique Lynelle Gray and this blog is going to be about Independent Artist, Singer/Songwriter's and industry information about performances, online radio opportunities, new songs and artist that should get recognized in the entertainment industry.  To find out more information about me, please visit the about me page of this blog, which is, and you can visit my website for information on my music, books, etc. at  Thank you for your time and stay tuned for more info in the future.  Have a great week.