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+Little Galaxies are this week's featured artists on +Artists Bridge.

‪#‎LittleGalaxies‬ ‪#‎featuredartist‬ ‪#‎music
 
Dreamy melodies and infectious rhythms from Little Galaxies - Artists Bridge Featured Artists of the Week. 10-15-14

The Venice Beach, California based band "Little Galaxies" are making a name for themselves with the release of their debut album Patterns.

*"their sound carries a harmonious balance of pop and alt-rock with that LA edge. Their debut album Patterns displays this best, crystallizing the pop sensibilities of the current wave of alt-rock, while separating themselves from their dream pop contemporaries. Through headphones, Little Galaxies' music, upheld by singer Jeanna Fournier's smoky vocals, can blow you away, so just imagine what it can do during a live set." - OC Weekly *

Little Galaxies latest video "Tonight" reminds us to enjoy each day to its fullest. To take take advantage of the things and people around us. With a comedic twist to that last statement thrown in. You can watch the video at Little Galaxies - Tonight (Official Video)

Little Galaxies truly fits the term alternative rock. It's hard to define the sound to a specific genre. With a mix of rock, pop, and smooth harmonies you can describe them with many terms. Don’t get me wrong Little Galaxies certainly is a great listen. While drawing comparisons to many sounds, they still deliver a unique sound. 

Here is the link for the audio of "Safe In The Storm" off of Little Galaxies latest album "Patterns". https://soundcloud.com/littlegalaxies/safe-in-the-storm

For more on Little Galaxies visit
http://littlegalaxiesband.com/
http://facebook.com/LittleGalaxies
http://twitter.com/LittleGalaxies
https://youtube.com/user/LittleGalaxiesBand
http://www.littlegalaxiesband.com/store

Artists Bridge Featured Artist of The Week consist of Artists that we find, hear about, come across or are sent our way that we think are taking the best steps musically, creatively and business wise toward their music and their careers. 

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
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#littlegalaxies #featuredartist #promotingartists
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Educate yourself!

Know the who, what, when, where, why and how of any situation. To help make the best decision possible.

#informed #decisions #educate
 
Are you making the best decisions?

All too often, too many artists ignore their inner gut and the consequences ends up hurting them and their careers in the end. Educate yourself as best you can by looking at the small print, over the hype of how this artist or that artist did it, made it or achieved it. 

Its not about being negative, its about knowing the who, what, when, where, why and how of any situation to make the best decision possible to help your career in the best way possible.

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
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Partial attempts in anything you do, will only net you partial results in what you want to achieve.
 
Only putting in part of the effort?

Dont expect all of the results then!

#musiccareer   #artistsguide  #quityerbitchin
Music Career Results - Putting in part of the effort isnt working for you and it might give you part of the results if you are lucky.
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This week's featured artist +Deni Gauthier has been a professional musician for over ten years now. The Saint Thomas, Ontario native is growing a steady following with his feel good music.

Full story at the link below

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Feel Good Folk Rock from Deni Gauthier - Artists Bridge Featured Artist of the Week. 10-1-14

This week's featured artist +Deni Gauthier has been a professional musician for over ten years now. The Saint Thomas, Ontario native is growing a steady following with his feel good music.

Deni is a songwriter gifted with a voice and the ability to accept struggle.  Sometimes hopeful, sometimes painful, and mostly beautiful, his songs manage to bring something out of the everyday. Being referred to as a  "A major talent worthy of greater exposure" by New Canadian Music.

Deni's latest video "Into The West" is a song that was written on a camping trip with his kids. It brings back memories of childhood and the bedtime stories your parent's would tell. You can watch the video at http://youtu.be/0_muQrn5S7o

We have been following Deni for awhile now. He has the ability to touch your soul with his songs. He sings about the daily struggles we have all faced, while reminding us we have the ability to overcome them and of the joy that brings. 

Here is the link for the audio of Hold My Hand from Deni Gauthier on Soundcloud at  http://soundcloud.com/deni_gauthier/hold-my-hand

For more on Deni Gauthier visit
http://denigauthier.com/
http://facebook.com/denigauthier
http://twitter.com/denigauthier
http://youtube.com/denigauthierdotcom
http://denigauthier.bandcamp.com/

Artists Bridge Featured Artist of The Week consist of Artists that we find, hear about, come across or are sent our way that we think are taking the best steps musically, creatively and business wise toward their music and their careers. 

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
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#denigauthier #featuredartist #promotingartists

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Do you ever plan for worst case scenarios?

Or, do you ever have a back up plan?

#expect   #unexpected   #plan  
 
Life is not perfect, so plan for the unexpected.

When you plan for nothing to go wrong, you are asking for trouble. When you budget with a consideration of how things can go wrong. You are setting your self up for a better chance of avoiding disaster. 

Plan for delays in the studio, plan for additional expenses in marketing, advertising and promotion. Planning for the unexpected will cause less problems down the line. 

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
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http://Facebook.com/ArtistsBridge

#musicianscommunity   #plan  #unexpected
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Location doesn't fix everything!

There is no magical location that will automatically make you a success.

#location #prepare #music #business
 
Your problems, issues, weaknesses and strengths will follow you!

The idea of moving to a city like ‪‎Nashville, ‎LA, ‎New York City or any of the major cities to make it can be foolish. Get your self as prepared as possible with everything you can organize before trying for a larger market. More artists, musicians and entertainers are going bankrupt after thinking they just need to be in this big city or that big city.

You have the world at your fingertips by being in a more affordable market. Finding a market that can help you get to more markets is going to help you ten fold. Get over the idea of being found in this city or by that person and get in to the idea of finding the best ways to ‎connect, ‎network, ‎engage and create the foundation of your music. So you can reach as many people as possible all around the world.

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
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#musicianscommunity #location #musicbusiness  
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Review contracts before you sign them!

Take the time to review all contracts. You have no one but yourself to blame for the consequences.

#contracts   #consequences   #smart  
 
Read carefully before signing any contract!

Too many artists think they can back track or sue to get out of agreements that they signed if things go bad. While we side with the artists and want things to be more fair for artists. We also think that artists need to step up with a little more honor and have the honesty to pay for the mistakes they make, instead of making excuses to get out of them. 

Yes, the music business has its fair share of dirty individuals. If you don’t pay attention some one else can take advantage of you. It is crucial to look at every agreement or contract and have a lawyer review it before you sign. If you do not then you only have yourself to blame when things go bad. 

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
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http://Twitter.com/ArtistsBridge
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http://Facebook.com/ArtistsBridge

#musicianscommunity #readitfirst #contracts
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Why beg? Your content should speak for itself.
 
Avoid begging for votes.

Entering contests over and over again, and  constantly asking for votes again and again is hurting more than helping. What you get from these contests is not enough to make up for the fans you are pushing away.

Content is king, not small contests that don't convert and pushes away the average fan. Work to connect with good content instead of begging for votes over and over again! 

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
http://ArtistsBridge.com/
http://Twitter.com/ArtistsBridge
http://YouTube.com/ArtistsBridge
http://Facebook.com/ArtistsBridge

#musicianscommunity #vote #content
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Be patient and observe.

See how someone / something turns out over time before recommending them.

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#recommendation   #observe‬   #endorse‬  
 
Check things out, before endorsing them. 

Your word is your honor and reputation. If you want your word to hold true, wait before you praise and endorse. Check before you give a grade and look before you leap. 

Things can and in many cases still go bad anyways, but taking the time to check something out yourself for a while, before recommending it, is only going to make your recommendations and what you stand behind that much more solid. 

The point is, Let things prove themselves over time and over repetition and make sure there is enough proof, results and sustainability before you put your name on it or behind it. 

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
http://ArtistsBridge.com/
http://Twitter.com/ArtistsBridge
http://YouTube.com/ArtistsBridge
http://Facebook.com/ArtistsBridge

#musicianscommunity   #endorse  #reputation
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Success doesn't mean you have to be rich or wealthy...

Success can also be relative and subjective, or just simply profitable... not necessarily famous.

#success   #fame   #profit  
 
What does success mean to you?

If you could have a living in music where you were able to tour, record, have medical coverage, and savings for retirement. Wouldn't that be considered successful? There are so many ways and so many different avenues to thrive and succeed in music. Too many block those opportunities, and only go for the fame and fortune. 

Think about what success really means to you from a financial standpoint, an artistic standpoint and a long term standpoint. That first step will help you plan much smarter for a career in music or entertainment.

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
http://ArtistsBridge.com/
http://Twitter.com/ArtistsBridge
http://YouTube.com/ArtistsBridge
http://Facebook.com/ArtistsBridge

#musicianscommunity #success #fame
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Are your appearing professional at all times?

Sometimes, before you even meet someone in person, they might have an idea of how professional you really are. Read below:

#professional   #conduct   #image  
 
Do you Show up Professionally?

Not just in the performance and the gig it self, but do you show up professionally and act the part from beginning to end? 

From arrival to load in to finding the contact point to sound check and even after the show. The actions you display can make almost as much of a positive impact as the performance it self. 

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Introducing, Connecting & Promoting Artists with the Industry, the Fans and the Opportunities, one step a time, Artists Bridge is as much for the fans as it is for the artists and the industry. For more information, visit:
http://ArtistsBridge.com/
http://Twitter.com/ArtistsBridge
http://YouTube.com/ArtistsBridge
http://Facebook.com/ArtistsBridge

#musicianscommunity #professionalism #image
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