Thursday, December 20, 2007

Why are You Performing at Music Showcases?

Why are you performing at music showcases and open mics? Seems like a stupid question, but all to often I see a bunch of recording artists, rappers and bands performing at music showcases in front of a bunch of other recording artists, rappers and bands. Even worse is when these acts pay hundreds ($100s) even thousands ($1,000s) of dollars to perform for 3 to 5 minutes at a big record pool meeting or music conference, but will not invest a dime in effective marketing and promotions online or off.

Performing at a music showcase or open mic is great if you're doing it with a purpose and calculated intent. ONE -you should do it for the love, yes for the love of performing. TWO -you should do it to build your fan base. To build a fan base you must market and promote yourself. If you're not sure how to do this download either the Atlanta Music Industry Connection or Los Angeles Music Industry Connection Ebooks. THREE -you should perform at music showcases and open mics to network with your peers and other music business professionals.

Peforming at a music showcase in an effort to get signed to a major record label is a waste of time and a shot in the dark at best.

According to Tim Clark, music manager to Robbie Willams says ''I would be very wary about signing... to any major at the moment." "Mr Clark said the internet offered opportunities for artists to reach their fans direct without the need for major labels." "...we have a fantastic opportunity of getting to a fanbase direct. What we really don't want is the dead hand of multinationals throttling these brilliant opportunities, he said."

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Why are you performing at Atlanta Music Showcases & Open Mics?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Atlanta R&B Music Showcase

Most of the Atlanta Music Showcases are primarily attended by hip hop/rap and rock/alternative recording artists and garage bands. Music fans however are seeking something different. They want to hear singers who have music about love, passion, hurt, pain, gain and social issues.

Music fans have told me they would go to more Atlanta Music Showcases if there was more R&B being showcases. Ray Hamilton must have heard there cries as his new restaurant and event location -Over Da Edge sponsors a weekly R&B Music Showcase. Over Da Edge is located at 483 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30303. For live performance opportunity call 404-880-9902.

Ray Hamilton is the CEO of L.O.D. (Legion of Doom) DJs and can help ready preparedness recording artist (polished talent with budget) get additional exposure. Tell Ray, JaWar -author of the Music Industry Connection Book Series sent you.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Are Music Showcases Paying You to Retire?

This article has little to do with you performing or networking at an Atlanta Music Showcase or Open Mic. Because, many aspiring recording artist and garage bands read this blog I thought it equally important to share a article about real people retiring young and living a life of freedom, good health and prosperity. The questions to ask yourself is Can You Afford Extreme Early Retirement? Read the article Can You Afford Extreme Early Retirement.

Most recording artist and garage bands will never sell enough music to pay for a lavish lifestyle and comfortable retirement. Those that brand themselves and create other forms of revenue are in a great position to retire early and live the lifestyle they choose.

I encourage you to visit Make Money Online Goldmine, Get Music Money, Make Money Self-Publishing and Make Money on the Internet. You will also want to view the Music Business Videos Make Money Online and Fortune and Fame by JaWar. Through the links, websites and blogs you will find a wealth of information that may position you to live the life you choose while on stage and off.
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Atlanta Music Showcase: How She Move

Atlanta Talent Competition: Free Event

How She Move, Paramount Vantage & MTV Films are looking for the hottest hip hop, step dance, r&b and dj acts to compete for a performance on 106 & Park On BET

Clark Atlanta University, Henderson Stuent Center, 223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW, Atlanta, Georgia, Thursday, November 15, 2008 Doors open at 6:00PM

Click here for more Atlanta Music Showcase Opportunities.

The Atlanta Music Industry Connection by JaWar has the most comprehensive directory of contacts for the Atlanta Music Market to keep YOU connected. The Atlanta Music Industry Connection by JaWar is YOUR step-by-step how to resource guide and tool for doing business in the Atlanta Music Scene. YOU’LL find resources and contacts for protecting your music, name and business. YOU’LL get connections to companies that MAY change YOUR career. YOU will get contacts to company names, phone and fax numbers, email and website addresses to…

* Music Industry Executives
* Music Manager
* Entertainment Attorney
* Recording Studios
* Record Stores
* Radio Stations-Commercial, Non-Commercial, College, Community & Internet Radio
* Music and Entertainment Magazines
* CD/DVD Manufacturers
* Graphic Artist
* Record Pool and DJ Organizations
* Video Production Companies
* Printing Companies for Flyers, Posters and CD Inserts
* Music Consultants
* Distribution Companies
* Digital Distributors
* Music Conferences
* Photographers
* Talent Showcase and Open-Mic Organizers
* Music Equipment and Gear Stores
* Mastering Facilities
* Management Organizations

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

JaWar to Speak at the UGA Music Business Program

JaWar, Author of the Music Industry Connection Book Series and Co-author of MY Music MY Business is scheduled to speak on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at UGA Music Business Program and Athfest in Athens, Georgia. JaWar will conduct a post panel seminar entitled "Monetizing Your Web Presence."

This music business seminar is free and open to the public for complete details click here. Tell Bruce JaWar sent you.

Make Money from Your Music Showcase

There are a number of sites that allow you to upload your video to the Internet for all to see. Most are free, but some even pay you money.

Think about how quickly your band could gain new fans, by allowing existing fans to post your live performance on their website, blog or social networking page while getting paid. How many fans do you currently have? Do you have 100, 1,000 or 10,000 fans? You could generate $25, $250 or $2,500 respectively if all of your fans were to create a free account and upload your video to the Internet.

Each time a referral from your site or blog signs up for a Free GUBA Account using a valid US email address, You Get Paid $0.25. Send Guba 100 referrals, You Get Paid $25. Send Guba 1,000, You Get Paid $250. Send Guba 10,000 You Get Paid $2,500. Send Guba 100,000 You Get Paid $25,000. The more referrals you send to Guba, the more you get paid. Simple as that. Click Here to become a Guba Affiliate, post your videos and start making money online.

Once you set up your account and upload your videos from your music showcase or talent show you could encourage fans to promote you by setting up their own account and uploading your liver performance. Get started today, create a FREE Guba Account, it's free click here to start.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Get Music Money by JaWar

Get Music Money by becoming an affiliate of the Music Industry Connection Ebooks by JaWar. What you do is click on the links below for the different Music Industry Connection Books by JaWar. Once you create an account you'll have access to a special or unique code that you can embed (place) on your music related website, blog and/or email. When someone downloads that particular Music Industry Connection Ebook by JaWar you get paid.

Oh, yeah there are no set-up fees. Start promoting today and you could earn a 50% commission every time someone downloads a Music Industry Connection Ebook by JaWar. Below are the links so you can began making money online in the music business. Get Music Money.

Atlanta Music Industry Connection Ebook by JaWar Affiliate Program Click Here
Los Angeles Music Industry Connection Ebook by JaWar Affiliate Program Click Here
The Truth about Talent Shows & Open Mics Ebook by JaWar Affiliate Program Click Here

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Getting Fans to Your Music Showcase by JaWar

There maybe three to five music showcases, talent shows or open mics held every night in Atlanta. Unfortunately, most of the music showcases have very few fans, leaving recording artists, garage bands, singers and rap artist to perform for other artist. Artist often complain about this, but when you ask them how many people did they invite to see them perform the answer is often zero. Many artist think it's the job of the talent showcase or open mic organizer to promote the event and get fans to the show and to some degree it is. If the performer is seeking to advance their career they must seize the moment by actively promoting all of their performances to music fans, family and friends.

Some of the ways to promote a live performance include distributing fliers, sending text messages and emails, posting the event on your calendar page, calling friends and family and using services such as You'll also want to download the Truth about Record Pools & Music Conferences, Talent Shows & Open Mic to get additional details on maximizing your Atlanta Music Showcase, Talent Show and Open Mic Experience.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Record Deals & The Future of the Music Business

The Future of the Music Business is now. There are a number of different applications for creating and collecting music royalties. As a live performer, singer, songwriter or musician you are in a unique position to take advance of the opportunities to make money online using your music as a focal point.

Download the Music Industry Connection Books
by JaWar for a list of music business resources, links, tips and other helpful information to boost your music career.

Below is a video from Donald (Don) Pasman, entertainment lawyer and author. In the music business clip below Donald talks about the future of the music business.

Click here to download the Music Industry Connection Books by JaWar if you're ready to take your music business and career to the next level.

Marketing Music Online

Performing live at a music showcase, talent show or open mic is part of the process for creating a buzz or interest as an aspiring recording artist or garage band. With new and emerging technologies you can turn your music showcase, talent show and open mic experience into a situation that can make money online.

Below is a video clip on getting you started with using the Internet, so you can make money online with your music. For details on the music business click here; for details on how to make money online click here.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Perform with a Purpose

If more artist performed with a purpose they would benefit at music showcases, talent shows and open mics.

Performing with a purpose goes beyond trying to get a record deal. Performing with a purpose means you carefully plan before your performance. It means you take advantage of the opportunity to gather contact details from fans, such as email addresses and phone numbers. It means having product to sell, such as t-shirts, posters and other merchandise. Start performing with a purpose beyond trying to get a record deal and your will give your music business and career a boost.

For more information, details and music business resources download the Music Industry Connection Book Series by JaWar by clicking here. Contact JaWar at 800-963-0949.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Music Business Realities

Are you serious about the music business?
Are you trying to get a record deal?
Are you making money online?
Are you familiar with Mogul Tunes?
Have you been looking for the Music Industry Connection?
Does the music business take you serious?
Are you making money digitally?
Are you still making mix CDs?

This video clips touches on these related subjects including what panels and events most people are likely to attend when at a music conference.

Study the video; each time you watch it you learn something new.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Open Mic Atlanta

You'll be glad to know I found another resource so you can perform your music, network with fans and music business professionals alike. The site is appropriately called Open Mic Atlanta and features a number of performance opportunities for both local and traveling bands. Open Mic Atlanta looks like it caters more toward Rock, Pop, Country and Alternative Music.

There's a section on the site called Spotlight, where artist and bands can showcase their music. Atlanta Open Mic has a number of other music business related links to help your career along. As an amateur artist or professional band, remember to always play with a purpose. Have specific goals you want to accomplish, be it to gather email addresses or sell merchandise like t-shirts and hats, etc.

Promote every venue you play like it is your first and your last. Build a buzz, by inviting local media to your performance long before you schedule a show date. These things will help you maximize your Atlanta Music Showcase and Open Mic Experience.

Always verify venues, dates, times and locations to ensure any event mentioned on the Internet is still being held. This save you a lot of grief, maintain an certain level of professionalism and make you more efficient. For another list of recurring Atlanta Music Showcases and Open Mics click here.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Music Showcase Opportunities

Last night I attended a music showcase and music business networking event in Atlanta, Georgia. A few artist complained there were not enough people (fans) in the building. I was quick to remind them while the performances were scheduled to start at 8PM the majority of the artist arrived closer to 9:30PM. This showed a lack of professionalism and demonstrated many of the artist didn’t take performing at a music showcase serious.

I also pointed out that while there could have been more people (fans) at the music showcase, there were not, but all was not lose. If one thought more positive, applied a bit more optimism, strengthen their faith and looked for opportunities they may have seen what I saw a lot sooner. What I saw and heard was found independent music and entertainment magazines present at the Atlanta Music Showcase.

The magazines included S.I.R. (Southeast Independent Report) Magazine, Street Masters, Makin’ It Magazine and Bout 2 Blow, in addition, to the featured speaker who said he has an Internet Radio Station that received about 65,000 unique visitors per day, two marketing reps from a major record company and a new social networking site to help you promote your music business, acting, singing or modeling career.

This should have been an indie artist heaven. I mean here it was the artist had a chance to direct network and market with the media. This would have positioned them to get greater exposure than one night’s performance at a music showcase. After my seven minute spill explaining this to the unhappy aritsts, only about two seemed remotely interested in the opportunities I’d just shared with them.

Word to the wise don’t follow the crowd. Use your own mind. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities at music showcases, music conferences and learn how to make money online as I have, so you can create residual/passive income for the rest of your life.

For a list of Atlanta Music Showcases Click Here.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Atlanta Music Is Hot

The Atlanta Music Industry is still hot as all get out. This means more music business connections, more music business networking and more music showcases, open mics, talent shows and industry parties. In June we have On Stage Live Revnue by Bar Red Entertainment, Almost Famous Showcase with Rovella, the Get Seen Get Signed Music Conference with Streettalk Newspaper, the SUMC-LOD Music Conference and so much more.

For details on recurring Atlanta Music Showcases, Open Mics, Talent Shows and how you can get your artist to perform CLICK HERE.

Remember to tell the folks you heard about their event from JaWar, Author of the Music Industry Connection Book Series, and

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Truth about Talent Shows & Open Mics

The truth about talent shows and open-mics is most artists and the local music community don’t benefit from them. The reason is a bit more complex than the music business being plagued by industry sharks taking advantage of the unknowing. The truth is talent shows and open-mics often don’t benefit the artists and the local music community because by default they are not designed to.

My goal throughout this section is to give details that will empower everyone involved in the talent showcase and open-mic experience with information that will allow these events to begin to benefit the artist and the local music community. In addition, my goal is to have artists, producers, managers, talent showcase organizers and other music business professional’s upgrade their thinking and revise how they work together during a showcase or open mic so that the live performance opportunity is beneficial for them and fans alike.

In this section I intend on accomplishing a few goals. First, you should begin to rethink the talent showcase and open-mic experience. Second, through the Q&A below I hope to share how the events may be a mutually beneficial arrangement for everyone involved including music fans, performing artists, the local music community, club owners and the talent show organizers. Third, I give specific details on how precision planning and execution will help everyone involved benefit from the talent showcase and open mic experience.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Atlanta Music Showcase & Talent Show

Atlanta Music Showcase & Talent Show Schedule

Often, I hear artists complaining that the talent show was not what they expected or that there weren’t enough people there. My response is: “What did you expect to happen from the talent show and how many people did you invite to see you perform?” The artist’s answer has become fairly repetitive. Normally, they say they weren’t sure what to expect from the talent show and that they didn’t invite anyone to see them perform. Well perhaps the music showcase is not what they expected because they didn’t know what to expect. More importantly, they didn’t have clearly identifiable written goals that would allow them to measure the success of the talent show. For instance, one goal would be to distribute flyers to everyone in attendance, while another would be to get as many email addresses as possible.

Many artists don’t take every performance serious enough. While you should have fun as you perform in any music showcase, also know that if you want to play in the major leagues it is best to perform as such. You get out of a music showcase what you put into it.

Artists should know that the music showcase may not start on time, the sound may be messed up, there may be disorganization and others may not be extremely professional. Knowing this you may mentally prepare to positively deal with whatever comes your way. This will set you apart from other performers and help present you as the professional that you are.

Sometimes the music showcase will go on without any problems, but this is rare and shouldn’t be expected. Never complain about the stage, the lighting, the sound and so forth while at the talent show. Simply do what it takes to correct them and if you can’t- entertain your audience and perform. Remember your audience understands if something is not right, but what they don’t want to hear is an artist on stage complaining. If you have to perform without music do so! Make a joke, get the crowd involved and perform. If your mic cuts off in the middle of your performance, keep going, it probably will come back on. Remember you are not just a singer, rapper or musician you are an entertainer, that is your job that you seek to make a career treat it as such or face the pit of failure.

Read more about how to benefit and improve your experience at a talent show, music showcase or open mic by reading the Truth about Record Pools and Music Conferences, Talent Shows and Open Mic Book by JaWar.

Atlanta Music Showcase & Talent Show Schedule

Tell them JaWar sent you. Contact the Atlanta Music Showcases & Open Mics to ensure they are still happening and for sponsorship, registration and performance fees. This list is subject to change.

Free Forum Exchange
Apache Cafe, 64 Third St., Atlanta

Throwback Sundays - Open Mic Contest
4847 Old National Hwy, College Park, GA 30337


Cafe 290, 290 Hilderbrand, Atlanta

Open Mic Mondays
Club Miami, 3011 Buford Hwy., Atlanta

Open Mic Mondays
Eddie's Attic, 515-B N. McDonough Rd., Decatur, GA 30030

Maximum Exposure
Club Crucial

Rip Tha Stage, Django's, 495 Peachtree St., Atlanta

Scores, 2425 Wesley Chapel Rd., Atlanta


Open-Mic Performance Battle
Apache Cafe, 64 3rd St. NW, Atlanta, 30308

Open Mic/Jam Session
The Park Bench (Buckhead), 256 E. Paces Ferry Rd. , Atlanta, 30305

Open Mic Poetry
Javalogy, 466 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, 30312

R&B Tuesday Night Atlanta Music Showcase
483 Edgewood, Atlanta, GA 30303
Tell Ray, JaWar sent you

Songwriters Open Mic
Urban Grind, 962 Marietta St.

True Talent Tuesday's
A-Town East, 3711 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur, GA 30032

Get More Music Fans on Myspace


The Open Hustle Showcase
3580 Sweet Water Road Duluth,Ga 30096
Doors open 9:30pm - 2:30am
$10 to perform
Jay (770) 722-1604 cell
JayMyVision at

Flow & Hustle
Club Seduction, 1234 Columbia Dr. Decatur, GA 30032
(behind the auto Zone)

Open Mic
Cafe Red Train, 1033 Franklin Rd., Marietta

Open Mic Wednesday
Club Studio 7, 2930 Ember Dr., Decatur, GA 30034

Open Mic Nite
Runaround Sue's, 1397 Church St., Marietta, GA 30060

Winning Wednesday
Dugans, 5922 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Talent Showcase
The Red Shoe Restaurant, 2891 East Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, 30030
Restaurant Number 404-377-5656

Wild Out Wednesdays - Open Mic Night
Black Lion Cafe, 253 Auburn Ave, Atlanta


Club Gozar
1115 Powder Springs Rd. (Old Spikes Grill), Marietta, 30008

Club Xpose
6013 Memorial Dr., Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Cocktails & Soul Showcase
Forest Blu, 5394 Old Dixie Hwy., 30327

Down & Dirty Open Mic & Producer Battle
The Backroom, 2375 Delk Rd., Marietta, GA

Earz 2 Da Streetz - Open Mic Thursdays
1179 S., Harriston Rd., Stone Mountain, GA

Grindin Thurzdayz
Gates Sports Bar, 6510 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA

Open Mic (Every Other Thursday)
222 East Howard Ave
, Atlanta, Georgia
404-370-1990 ask for Sonia Leigh

Open Mic Poetry
Urban Grind, 962 Marietta St., Atlanta

Vision Studios
3875 Green Industrial Way, Chamblee, 30341


Fresh 2 Death Music Showcase
3816 Stone Rd., (Off Fairburn Rd., SW)
Call 404-549-2167


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Atlanta Music Showcase
Tell them JaWar sent you.

First (1ST) Sunday of Every Month
Super Sunday
Next Level/Midsouth, 706 Collins Hill Rd., Lawrenceville, 30045
3:00PM - 8:00PM

First (1St) Saturday of Every Month
Hood Hard TV - Live Performance Tapping for TV
860 Hank Aaron Dr., Atlanta, GA 30315

Green Light Open Mic
Contact below for dates, times and locations. Tell them JaWar sent you.
Mark 404-454-8975 Money/Travisty 678-754-1002 E.P. 678-525-9370

Dates, time and locations subject to change.
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