Career Mistakes By Independent Artists

Independent artists far too often are not willing to take needed career chances by recording other independent artists or songwriters’ music. Yet, many famous artists take advantage of such opportunities all the time.

To help independent artists appreciate the value of collaborating and or recording other artists or songwriters’ music, for the next few weeks, KMG will share several successful stories.

Check Kamby Management Group’s (KMG) Reverbnation or Facebook blog pages at least once a week to see what interesting story we share.

Sneak Preview

Check out Michelle De's new upcoming country/pop single release featuring Holly Simms, entitled Don't Know How to Love.

"Telling me what you think." Ralph Stars

I’ve been receiving a lot of inquires from inspiring music artist for me to review their music and provide feedback. As much as I would love to listen to everyone's music that is sent to me and offer beneficial feedback, it’s just impossible. Yet I do feel obligated to provide everyone some feedback.

Recently, I had the privilege of receiving an email from a young artist named Ralph Stars. He asked, “do you mind listening to my song and telling me what you think?” I would like to share with you all my email response, in hopes that its content will help those who have inquired feedback to improve your music and the chances of success in pursuing your musical careers.

Hey Ralph, Let me ask you. Are you familiar with Taylor Swift? If not, become familiar with her background. Studying other artist's careers is always useful. Any rate, she was a young artist like you who came out a few years ago. One of the things she did to increase her chances to have a successful music career was took singing lessons from one of the best vocalist trainer in the industry. While you are young, every little thing you do to strengthen your vocals will improve your changes. So seriously consider vocal classes with someone who knows what they are doing.

One other advice I will offer is collaborate, collaborate, collaborate with other inspiring music artists, especially songwriters like myself. You never know when you and another singer or a songwriter will come up with that one song that puts you on the map.

I hope that helps.

Attention All R&B Female Singers

Songwriter Michelle De is looking for a female vocalist to record her track, Don't Know How To Love. Background info about the song is below.

If you are interested, please contact Deaidre at kambymanagmentgroup@gmail.com.

Background: Don’t Know How to Love describes how love is some times a taboo for some, especially women. Battered and misused by the wrong motives of A-typical men, when Mr. Right comes allow, she is blinded by bad past relationships and can’t get beyond those embedded scars. Her lack of ability to move on or to love Mr. Right, begins an internal battlefield within herself. She just can’t find away to move forward. So she ponders, does she walk away from what is good for her or stay to experience the tranquility that could change her life?

Attention Male MCs

You have asked for an opportunity to work with Michelle De. NOW ITS HERE! Michelle De is looking for a male rapper recording artist to record her next single release, Get Ya Mind Right. Get Ya Mind Right is the ultimate diss song describing the frustration of a partnership that is going down the wrong road. For details about the track and selection process, contact Deaidre at kambymanagementgroup@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission, July 14, 2011.

Want to be signed to a major or independent label

Are you serious about your music? Want to be signed with a major or independent label? More is needed than having a great sound or a natural ability to spit. If you want to be taken serious, it is extremely important to have the right support system to help you manage it all. Why is this important? If an artist is able to attract management, it is a good indicator that he or she possesses something of value. In fact, according to Desiree Samira Entertainment, Inc., “Most major labels refuse to sign an artist unless they have a solid team (manager, attorney and publicist) in place.” Further noted, some record executives declare having a good management team is a strong indication that an artist is serious about growing his or her career. Those without proper representation, have the tendency to be careless about not taking care of essential tasks or make decisions that are more damaging to their group’s image than helpful. A good management team will help an artist remain balance. A solid management can do many things for a group. Protect the group image • Provide needed guidance • Book gigs • Negotiate contracts and much more