Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

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Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Post by Casey H » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:12 am

It was such a pleasure seeing old friends and making new ones this past rally! :D As always, it was a blast! :D

I'm going through business cards and CDs I collected during the rally. Many were from my class. So, I thought I'd mention some things I notice right away as mistakes to avoid.

(1) Your email address on your business card. I've received cards on which the email address was very long and difficult to spell. Even worse, the difficult to spell email address was in a teeny tiny font such as 5 or 6. Email addresses are easy to obtain. frederickandmarydigraziamackijimzmusicstudio@gmail.com, all lower case, in font size 4 italic is a problem. ;)

(2) ALWAYS put your track list, name, and email address on the case or envelope your CD goes in to! Once the CD is in the player, it's a bit hard to read. ;) Many of us want to know what song we are listening to and be able to email you while listening. I just played a CD that only had nothing on the case and only a phone number on the CD itself. I found the person's email address with a Google but I don't think any A&R person would go through that much trouble.

Mistakes like this can make someone toss your CD and move on to the next.

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Post by markismusic » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Thanks for the insiders perspective Casey!

Point taken away for me is make it AS EASY AS POSSIBLE for someone to get in contact with you.

Only 354 more days until next years rally :lol:

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Post by WeWillWriteUaSong » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:16 pm

Sorry dude I'll go change my email now ;) :lol:
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Post by Paulie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:16 pm

yeah Marcus. Your domain WeWillWriteUASongThatIsReallyFunkyWithGreatLyricsAndAnAwesomeMixIn24HoursOrLess.com has been a pain to type. :)
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Post by Casey H » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:03 pm

I really did get one business card with a domain name that was long and hard to spell right AND the font was so tiny I almost needed a magnifying glass. :D

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Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Post by byronGlals » Sat May 11, 2019 3:04 pm

wow.... Jenny.. Thanks for the heads up. The list you put here are things just a second ago I thought were no problems at all. I'm not a parent yet and I thank you for sharing these hurdles you had to overcome as a parent.
Thanks to Deydeyi too for pointing out mistakes new parents may make that they are not aware of.

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Re: Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

Post by ttully » Sun May 12, 2019 7:13 am

Hi Byron,

Well.... that was sure out of left field!!!

Maybe Jenny knows what you're talking about....... :roll:


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Post by Casey H » Sun May 12, 2019 7:33 am

ttully wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:13 am
Hi Byron,

Well.... that was sure out of left field!!!

Maybe Jenny knows what you're talking about....... :roll:


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Let's give her a call at 867-5309!! :lol:

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