December 23, 2011
We tend to be in "highlight" mode lately. After all, a brand new year is approaching and overflowing with new opportunities for independent artists. To gear up for 2012, we recap some of the most important topics we've discussed with Michael Blanton throughout 2011. Should you invest in a manager...
November 28, 2011
Are you involved in any business arrangements with songwriters or musicians? Click here to read the question from one of our readers surrounding intellectual property rights and the professional response from industry leader, Michael Blanton.
October 31, 2011
Michael Blanton, President of BE Music & Entertainment, answers your questions about the independent music industry!
September 28, 2011
Have a question about the music industry? We want to hear from you! The CCM Indie Artist Network is proud to introduce “Music Business: Answered” – a new feature beginning this month where Michael Blanton will answer your questions about the music industry, being an independent artist, how to...
September 2, 2011
They say sometimes the honesty of a stranger can put things into perspective more profoundly than that of any close friend could. Read along to discover a brief tip on how your social network can propel your career...
August 2, 2011
At some point in your career, you may have wondered if you need an agent or not. In theory, it sounds like a great idea to have someone readily available to book you gigs at Bridgestone Arena, but the real question you should be asking yourself first is: “What does an agent really do?”
July 1, 2011
Are you an independent artist thinking about hiring a manager? This may be one of the most important decisions in the life of your artistic career, so don’t esteem it too lightly. A good manager can make your career, just as a bad manager can seriously break it.
June 14, 2011
(JUNE 2011) So you think you have it all? You can write, create, and perform your own songs, but the real question remains – do you produce your material independently as well? If you’re an independent artist, that answer is most likely “yes”. The trend to solo-produce isn’t an uncommon one...
June 14, 2011
(JUNE 2011) Without a doubt, the music industry is changing. Record labels are operating on smaller budgets, singles dominate revenue streams (what’s left of them), and radio listenership is just not what it used to be anymore. So…how in the world are you supposed to break an act today?
June 8, 2011
(JUNE 2011) If you're an independent artist, there are a lot of things you have to think about in order to enhance your career. You do everything you can to perfect your music by focusing on your songwriting, production capabilities, and overall artistic direction. You use various promotional...