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Context for Your Music

by fnoadmin, posted 09/18/19 15:19:47

How to Create a Context for your Music
By Ayla Smith for bandzoogle.com
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As you plan your digital promotion strategy, one thing to think about is whether contextual content can help connect audiences closer to your music. You can use your own social channels to create a content universe — articles, videos, social posts, and other interactive elements — to drive an emotional connection between your songwriting and your listeners.

image via Paulette Wooten

Here are a few tips for crafting compelling stories to accompany and provide context for your music, online or otherwise.

Be relatable.

You want people to understand and become emotionally invested in what you're saying. Art is such a personal expression, it can sometimes alienate those who haven't had the same experiences. But, you can help connect the dots for them. Using contextual content is a good way to do this.

Identify the essence of what it is you're trying to say — pinpointing the "shareable meaning," if you will — and then find ways to bring that narrative into everything you create: be they truths about love, grief, ambition, embarrassing moments… the list goes on. You want someone to read, listen or watch and say, "Oh, wow, yep… that's me."

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Easy Art Publicity

by fnoadmin, posted 09/16/19 16:08:18

How to Get Good Publicity for Your Art 
by Nicole Wensel for Empty Easel

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There are certainly the traditional routes (galleries, for example) but oftentimes those paths are strung with red tape—what if there was a more empowering way?

Here are a few suggestions for ways that you can begin to gain more exposure for your work through good press and publicity:

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1. Build a dream press list

Think about where your potential fan base might "hang out" and keep an open mind.

Perhaps there are a few niche online magazines that would love to feature your story and/or a few of your pieces. Maybe there are more mainstream outlets as well that you could reach out to. Also consider podcasts as a great way to connect with your current and future fan base. What podcasts would the type of people who might connect with your creative work listen to?

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Food Truck Queue Ideas

by fnoadmin, posted 09/16/19 16:00:58

How to Get Your Food Truck Queues to Move Faster
By Richard Myrick for Mobile Cuisine

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At some point we all find ourselves standing in line. Never fun, but it feels better if it moves at a nice clip. The thing is, you can get the same effect by making the line appear to move quickly. Managing appearances means managing your customer’s perceptions. Here’s how:

Queue Management

  • Be sure to have a line, not a crowd, standing in front of your service window. An orderly progression towards the service window gives customers a sense of calm.
  • Keep your queues narrow. Single file lines move more quickly.
  • Arrange the line so those waiting can see the person currently being served. Watching another customer being served makes your place in line appear closer. When the actual service is out of site, your turn can seem miles away.

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Weekly Calls for Artists and Event Updates & Additions

by fnoadmin, posted 09/17/19 11:00:03
Weekly Calls for Artists and Event Updates & Additions
Hello FestivalNet member,

This is your weekly update of Calls for Artists & recently added, updated or canceled events.

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Events that were recently canceled:
Arts & Crafts Fair at the Newman Fall Festival - Newman, CA - 08 31-09 01 2019
Greeley Tribune Family Fest & Bears Bash - Greeley, CO - 08 24-08 24 2019
Fall Harvest Festival - Granada Hills, CA - 11 01-11 03 2019
Craftober Gift & Craft Fair - Ewa Beach, HI - 10 19-10 19 2019
Fest-Zilla - Harvey, IL - 09 14-09 14 2019

Events that were recently put on hold for this year:
Big Z Garage Sale - Fall - Hoboken, GA - 11 09-11 09 2019
Captains' Cove Holidays Craft Fair - Murrells Inlet, SC - 10 11-10 12 2019

Best of success with your work!

The FestivalNet Staff


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