Open mic events are a dying platform for emerging artists trying to create a buzz for their music. Think about it. You participate in an open mic at a local venue on the slowest night of the week and most of the attendees are other artists and two or three of their friends. No talent reps are present, no promoters, no managers from other venues. You pay for your drinks, do your one or two songs and sit down. What did you gain?
If you aren't being paid to perform, the real play is in videos and social marketing. It’s in viral presentation. New artists should concentrate their efforts on the Web and sites like OnStage and sites similar to Daytrotter that exclusively feature your music before a viral audience of thousands. Yes, do free shows. Put together some demo CDs, put up a few free downloads, but don't be enticed by open mics. That's yesterdays business model.
Still deciding what outfit to wear for the next Everyday Style photo contest? Usually when people think of Spring fashion, they think of floral prints, wedge heels and pastels. Well all of that is great if you’re trying to fit in with the norm. The fashion world is ever evolving and one of the biggest things is being bold and out there. Spring is the perfect time to express this. If you’re too afraid to go out of your comfort zone of normal Spring attire, there’s good news.
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We’re fast approaching spring and it’s time to pull out those threads you’ve been saving for the climate change, or pull out the wallet and get your seasonal outfits together! Here are a few things to think about as you contemplate your Everyday Style look for work, leisure, dining, or just plain old showing off.