Author: Dexter Bryant Jr.

The Music Business in 2011: Licensing to Take Over?

The Music Business in 2011: Licensing to Take Over?

I recently participated in a very interesting discussion about the future of the music industry on a LinkedIn.com forum (props to Ja War for kick-starting the discussion). Below I share with you some of...

A Recap of the Oh-So Controversial MTV VMA’s

A Recap of the Oh-So Controversial MTV VMA’s

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are all the buzz right now. In case you missed it (or want to briefly re-live it) here’s a recap of what happened at this year’s VMAs: Lady...

How to Apply Word of Mouth Marketing to Your Music Career

How to Apply Word of Mouth Marketing to Your Music Career

After reading the Word of Mouth Manual: Vol. II by Dave Balter, I have some interesting marketing ideas to share with you. Home business owners need cost effective ways to market their products and...

Social Networking with Arkells & the “Ballad of Hugo Chavez”

Social Networking with Arkells & the “Ballad of Hugo Chavez”

Never heard of Akells? You’re not alone. This groovy group was brought to my attention by Crazed Hits, which featured the band as an A&R pick. “Ballad of Hugo Chavez” – Arkells Agreed. And...

What’s Holding Trey Songz Back from Superstar Status?

What’s Holding Trey Songz Back from Superstar Status?

I think Trey Songz has limitless potential. He has the look, he has the voice, and his star power is immense. One of the things holding him back is that lately he hasn’t come...

Free PDF: Artist Development & Promotion in the Digital Age

Free PDF: Artist Development & Promotion in the Digital Age

Photo taken by rock star photographer Brook Pifer at the 2009 Florida Music Festival I attended in May. Click the photo to check out Brook’s excellent portfolio on her website. The digital age of...