Nashville native, Abigail Rose, talks about how she came up through the music business. Not only did she gain a lot of connections, but it helped her figure out who she wanted to be as an artist.
Marketing your music can be a daunting task for some musicians, but believing in your product makes it much easier. Through her upbringing in Nashville, Abigail Rose was able to learn about songwriting from some of the best in the business. She started co-writing at a young age which eventually lead to singing and performing at festivals. Over time, her songs have evolved from country to pop/R&B. Feeling like she wasn’t being authentic to herself, the shift allowed a change in her music career where she feels like she is being authentic to herself.
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Evolving as an Artist
- Started co-writing in Nashville at an early age
- Took a step back from co-writing to remember what her voice was
- You need to write music that you actually like
- The influence of the shift in Nashville that has expanded it to a rock and pop scene
Music is a Business Mindset & Marketing Your Music
- You have to be willing to put money into it, and know you won’t get a lot back early on
- Know your market and your demographic
- Set yourself apart from other artists on social media
- Set a presence, a brand and an image
- Start with “free” promotion, then look at investing in a PR team
- Believe in your product makes everything else more bearable.
- Releasing singles to help build her fanbase
Engaging with Fans on Instagram
- Responds to messages and builds relationships
- Instagram is a great place to promote your brand
- It’s a balance of being strategic, but also being human, and being yourself
- People want to know more about you
- Be thoughtful and aware about what you’re sharing
- Be authentic
Songwriting – Podcasts about successful songwriters “And the Writer is”
Watch performances and learn from them
Presence by Amy Cuddy
Writing Better Lyrics – Pat Pattison
ABOUT HOST BREE NOBLE
Bree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007. She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram