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Loren Weisman
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Can you handle the truth? Can you give it?

Giving a straightforward answer to a straightforward question will move you that much more forward in this world, that much faster. 

It will also help you stand out in a world of people that can’t seem to do it, counter a question with a question or try to hide from giving direct answers.  

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#TuesdayTips #straightforward #QandA
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Your ability to communicate and communicate change trumps perfection.

How bout dem apples?  

No one is perfect. Things happen, things change, things come up. 

Still, if you are suppose to deliver, perform, show up or complete something and you can’t. It is your responsibility and your reputation on the line, if you don’t make some one aware of the change. 

As soon as something goes wrong, as soon as something changes, make those that need to know aware of it. Your efforts and honor to explain change will showcase you in a better light than missing a deadline entirely where you start backtracking with excuses after the due date or just disappear altogether. 

Take some responsibility for your actions and your word. You don’t need to be perfect, but you need to communicate as soon as something isn’t running perfect anymore.   

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#responsibility #communication #problemsolving
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A career by the numbers or actually letters

Only Getting the A and Z with out the B through Y, leaves you SOL.

You can listen to those that present the info on where you are and then explain in the most simple terms where you want to be or what needs to happen in a vague and loose way, but...

If you are not getting the details, the reasons, the proof, the concepts and the plans, then you are only standing at a starting gate with descriptions of the finish line and what its like to finish. 

Make sure the people you listen to, pay, consult with or hire are giving you the information, the plan, the reasons, the details, the proof and the how to so you can run the race from start to finish and get where you want to go.

#ForeplayFridays #ArtistsGuide #devilinthedetails
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Money is not the answer if you dont have the answers on exactly where you are spending it. 

#artistsbridge #money #musicbusinessplan
 
Its not all about the money, money, money…

Words from the Jessie J song, but also words that ring true when it comes to your career. 

You might think if you had more money, you would be successful. 

You would be wrong thinking this, as many out there dump hundreds of thousands to millions in to songs, artists and marketing of failed projects. 

Just because you have the money to spend, doesn't mean you are spending the money the right way. 

Its all about the plan, plan plan. 

Where you invest, how you invest, how you track that investment of money and how it is spread across and allocated to all the required expenses. 

Whether you have 1,000 or 1,000,000, plan the expenses and spend it wisely, otherwise you won’t see an ounce of success or penny of return. 

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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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So true!! "If you fail to plan you plan to fail"
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Half Awake from the LA Times Festival of Books

Thank you Yulia Hauer for taking a few pictures and videos at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books yesterday. 

The +Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was amazing yesterday. Authors, Booksellers, Publishers, Actors, Musicians and all sorts of great food. 

The Book Fest continues today at the USC Campus in Los Angeles from 10am to 5pm. It is a free event, so if you are in the LA area, stop down and if you want to visit me and the +Artists Bridge booth that is showcasing my book, The Artists Guide to Success in the Music Business, you can find me at Booth 934. Close to the center of it all and near the USC stage. 

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Watch your tagging

Link and Tag responsibly, you might not get pulled over by a cop if you dont, but you can annoy, alienate and piss off fans. 

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Crosstown Traffic or Cross Tagging Traffic… 

“You jump in front of my car, you know all the time..” or maybe it should be you jump in front of my screen… with apologies to Jimi Hendrix of course. 

Tagging pertinent content the right way to the right people that have something to do with a post is a good way to go. 

It can be helpful from cross promoting, cross marketing and being introduced to a number of new people, BUT…

Excessively posting tags, pages and people over and over with very little content is spamming. Its even worse when you start tagging people, companies and things that don’t have anything to do with you or your post. 

Tie your content in to those it is related too. Be considerate and limit the number of hashtags and links to others and even for that matter back to you. 

Set a precedent of professionalism to see the highest capture and engagement with both new and existing fans.  

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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
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http://Facebook.com/ArtistsBridge http://plus.google.com/+ArtistsBridge

#onlineetiquette #socialmediatips #tagging
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Interview with Lori Ann Caulfield from IdeateTV at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 

Focusing on marketing and the branding foundations for artists. 

#IdeateTV   #LoriAnnCaulfied   #Bookfest  
 
The strong foundation of your branding will make your career harder to blow down.

Ill huff and Ill puff and Ill blow your house down. 

Well not exactly, but in this interview with +Loren Weisman from Artists Bridge and the Author of TAG2nd. 

The interviewer was Lori Caulfield interviewing Loren for IdeateTV at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 

In the interview, Loren talks about some of the basic foundational elements to consider when you are first getting your marketing in check. 

The foundation is crucial today to avoid the big bad wolf of over saturation and the millions of others just marketing on the fly. 

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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
http://plus.google.com/+ArtistsBridge

#ideatetv #bookfest #musicbizauthorinterview
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Fee Fi Fooooh my god Drum kit

Cause sometimes size does matter hahahaha. #TBT

I called this the Trifecta Kit or the Threesome. 

3 snares, 3 Rack Toms, 3 Rides, 3 Hi-hats, 3 Crashes, 3 Splashes, 3 Cowbells and one booming bass drum. 

Fun to screw around on, downright foolish to carry around. 

#ThrowbackThursday #sizematters #drumset
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Might be time for a little break

"The busy have no time for tears." -Lord Byron

But I think the busy can slow down and shed a few tears for mental and physical health now and then. I am slowing down for a moment for a good cry and a little rest. I think both will be a little healthy.

This past week, I spoke at the HMMA Social Media Symposium, spent four days and nights at Musexpo 2014 running around between the The Roosevelt Hotel , Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood and ‪#‎SIRStudios‬. Joined
Christina Fulton on her TradioV show, Playing it Forward with Christina Fulton, then headed to USC for Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
I met so many amazing people and learned a great deal. This week was about promotion of the book, but it was also about connecting, networking, engaging and learning from the greats and those I have looked up to for years, to learning from an 11 year girl old that wants to be a drummer and was very determined to have my book.

I am honored to have had such amazing experiences while at the same time completely and utterly exhausted. With the exception of a few people I need to catch up with and some meetings that can’t be cancelled, I am going MIA, AWOL or what ever you want to term as disappearing for the next three days.

If you don’t hear from me till Thursday, I’m still alive, I just need a little recovery time and to slim down the schedule for a couple days.

L

‪#‎bookfest‬ ‪#‎musexpo‬ ‪#‎TradioV‬
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Dont ask mom

Expand your reach when asking for reviews, opinions, testimonials. Dont just gather them all in your backyard. 

#DAM #albumreviews #musicmarketing
 
Come on…D.A.M! as well as spending too much time working on reviews that are too local.

D.A.M. or don’t ask mom. 

Yes, mom, your friends, your family and your local fans give you great reviews. And even the local papers, but when every single review is in a very singular location, it singles you out as being very centralized and not going anywhere. 

Work to reach out to magazines, bloggers, radio, newspapers and online sites around the country and around the world when you are requesting reviews for your music. 

You can reach out for reviews once a day for years with all the different outlets, websites and even music reviewers out there. It will also make you look like you are out there a great deal more as well as have a wider presence than just your back yard. 

Reach, extend, expand and grow your fan base, your reviews and your presentation. It will showcase you in a way you want to be seen. 

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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
http://plus.google.com/+ArtistsBridge

#musicreviews #solicitations #DAM
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Music Business Consultant, Speaker & Author
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  • http://lorenweisman.com/
    Consultant, Speaker & Author, 2009 - present
    Music Business Consultant, Speaker & Author Loren Weisman works to help, assist & consult independent artists, musicians, businesses, labels & managers to achieve sustainable success. He has been a part of over 700 albums as a drummer and music producer. Loren Weisman also maintains TV productions credits for three major networks as well as serving as a media consultant for many businesses in and out of the arts and entertainment fields. For more on Loren Weisman’s speaking, music industry consulting, music marketing coaching or other services, visit: http://lorenweisman.com/
  • Record Labels - Various
    Music Producer in the Music Industry, 1999 - 2012
  • Recording Studios - NYC, Orlando, LA, Montreal, Boston, Seoul, Richmond, Miami, Etc
    Session Drummer in the Music Business, 1993 - 2009
  • Touring and Sub Drummer
    Touring and Substitute drummer for the music biz, 1993 - 2009
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Seattle, Washington - Amherst, Massachusetts - Las Vegas, Nevada - Boston, Massaschusetts - New York City, New York - Los Angeles, California - West Palm Beach, Florida - Seoul, South Korea - Northampton, Massachusetts
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Loren Weisman Works to help, assist & consult independent artists, musicians, bands, labels & managers to achieve sustainable success as a Music Business Consultant, Speaker & Author. He has been a part of over 700 albums as a drummer and music producer. 

Loren also maintains TV productions credits for three major networks as well as serving as a media consultant for many businesses in and out of the arts and entertainment fields. 

Weisman has seen and stayed up to date with the constant changes in the music industry over the past two decades as well as keeping up with the pulse and motion of marketing, promotion and social media in today’s world. 

For more on LW’s music business speaking, music business consulting, music industry coaching or other services, visit: http://lorenweisman.com/

TAG2nd
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The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, 2nd Edition, is a detailed analysis of the subjects that all musicians should understand and apply in order to pursue a successful and sustainable career in music today. Full of practical advice, this music business guide provides comprehensive details on how to achieve self-empowerment and optimize your success in today’s music business. 

For more on Loren Weisman’s new music business book, TAG2nd, The Artist’s Guide to Success in the Music Business, available on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 visit: http://tag2nd.com/ 

Paperback - http://tag2nd.com/paperback
Kindle Edition - http://tag2nd.com/tag2nd.com/kindle
Nook Book - http://tag2nd.com/nook

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Survived the changes in the music business, lived through the music business going digital, shifted with the entertainment world as it went to social media and still have all ten fingers and toes.
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  • Berklee College of Music
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Common Mispellings - Lorin, Lauren, Lorne, Loran, Lorun, Wiseman, Weissman, Weizman, Weismann, Wisemann, Wisemin