Dear Readers and Artists of Rising Artists International,
Dear Readers and Artists of Rising Artists International,
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I would like to apologize to all of the connected artists of RAI and those that have been waiting patiently for the last few months to get connected. My life has been a bit crazy in the aspect of finding time to actually work. Rising Artists at the moment isn't a real job, but a hobby that I have fallen in love with. It has been my dream now since last June to make RAI one of the top promotions company in the world. And now is time for that to happen. No more broken deadlines, and no more weekly dry spells on blog posts.
While I have been slacking on the business end of the stick, I have more then made up for in the planning ahead end of it. In the might be near future RAI will open up a customizable merchandise shop for connected artists. Every band needs its merch! In the coming weeks also expect frequent twitter updates with awesome little links to free downloads and inside secrets, and even some exclusive artist interviews. Expect a bi-weekly update for the "Artist Survival Guide" and a new artist every week! RAI will even offer free account creation for popular music websites like ReverbNation and Last.fm.
This is going to be an exciting rest of forever. So get ready and hold on!
Follow RAI on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/RisingArtists
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To start recieving promotion today visit out Artist Submission Form.
Applications will now be reviewed for approval before any promotional actions are taken. Not all applications to recieve RAI's promotional services will be accepted. If denied the artist may re-apply in 2 months. If the artist re-applies before the 2 months are over their application will not even be considered.
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Finally some time has made itself available to me. This weekend expect a large overhaul of the website including: an update to the archive page, addition of over 40 new songs for free download, 5 new great artists will get connected, and the RAI vlog will begin!
So keep in touch and send me any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org .
And Don't Forget! Vote everyday for RAI's Pepsi Refesh Project!
If RAI receives the grant our Yearly "Best Of" Album will go into planning and production, and We'll be getting a brand new website where artists can upload tracks, find shows in their area, and even sell their music from the site. It'll be a great thing!
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It is time the music industry got a face lift. It is time we move away from big name Labels and focus more on the artists that truely make the difference in the world and music industry. It is time that more artists get recognized for the music they play and the message they send instead of whether or not they take their clothes off on stage.
I dream of creating a company to act not only as a promotions company for hard works bands and musical artists but also as a record label, a music management agency, and a friend. I dream of creating a company that not only helps give musical artists a boost in the industry but truely cares about the artists integrity and purpose.
So let's change things for the better, let's make a difference in the world of music and enable all great artists to get noticed. Instead of hide behind a wall of only a few myspace friends. This is our chance, so let's make a difference!
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Due to increasing work load at RAI and elsewhere I am sorry to say that all applications to RAI will be closed until May 15th. They will re-open when the site is back to 100% status. There are many pages that need to be updated such as the application form, archives, downloads, the artist directory and the music player.
While applications will be closed there are still some artists that have already applied but have nnot recieved their review and post yet. The articles and reviews will be posted within the next two weeks.
Artists soon to be officially connected to RAI:
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Due to the large amount of submissions RAI has been recieving we will be making the application process a little more streamlined for the future. Changes will not take effect until May 10th but below is the basic outline of what those changes will be.
In order to recieve promotional services from RAI the artist will need:
-To upload at least one track to RAI for free download to fans and for use on the featured article
-A ReverbNation account to possible addition to our websites music player
-A Last.fm account for possible addition to our online Radio
-To upload a picture to RAI for use in the featured article
-A Twitter account for addition to RAI's list of artists.
RAI has applied for the Pepsi Refresh Project to recieve a grant of $5,000. If we get accepted into the voting round and if we win the grant RAI will be recieving a fully operational website, instead of this super powered blog page. If we win the grant expect the new website to be released by December of 2010. Upon openning the new website the application requirements may change again.
A post will be made once voting starts so please help RAI out and vote for our idea on the Pepsi Refresh Project. Comming Soon.
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- Other: Composer
- Main Genre: Classical
- Website: http://www.sutros.com/studebaker
RAI Asks: What are your musical goals?
- I have a few goals.
Right now I'm working towards a new idea on music theory, it's taking the approach to ordering the Music Modes in the circle of fifths. I have a few things to work with and would like to write a book on the Language of Music. I also have the goal of developing a digital album and a piano album,
I have yet to develop more music with the guitar. My main goal currently is to get into a school of music to focus on music composition and develop the skills I need to write a symphony. In order to write a symphony I'll have to learn to write comfortably for all the instruments (which I've been studying). So, more than likely I'll have more music for the strings written, and I have a great source for learning contemporary methods of writing for the wind ensemble. I think in the long run I'd like to write symphonies for a living, and build an educational business around music composition. The business would provide a way for students who have a gift in music and really want a way to get going with music and need a stepping stone to get into a college or conservatory, a way to get their music out there to different colleges. But, currently those are my goals. I'll order them below.
2) getting my pieces onto sheet music
3) writing out a digital and piano album of my work
4) write a symphony when graduated from college (I'd like to go through Berklee's music composition program).
5) write a book on the Language of Music and start a business for teaching music composition.
"An extremely talented pianist with enough heart to fill an orchestra chamber. Make that all the orchestra chambers in the United States. I see Studebaker becoming the next big name composer. It is about time someone knocks off the dead guys. Let's make room for someone alive and kicking!"
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Thanks to the ever growing power of ReverbNation RAI is now able to have a working music player on our main page! But not everyone's tracks can go in the player.
How do I get my tracks on the music player?
There are a few things that must be done first:
1. You must be a member of ReverbNation and have an artist account.
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2. You must have 1 or more songs uploaded to ReverbNation.
3. You must already be a member of Rising Artists International.
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4. At least one song must be offered for free download on ReverbNation.
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Once those things are complete there are a few more things that must be done before all of your tracks are uploaded to the player:
1. Before your tracks are even considered for addition to the music player you must be registered on ReverbNation under RAI's artist Roster. Send RAI a message on ReverbNation asking for the Label Request. Please make the subject "RAI Label Request". (RAI's Label Profile) RAI will then send a request to add you to our artist roster. It is recommended that you click on the "admin access" button so RAI has the option to pay for certain premium services ReverbNation offers. However, feel free to click "Accept" to only give RAI 'Read Only' access to your account. Your songs will still be added to the player.
2. Once you are a part of RAI's Label on ReverbNation within 2 - 3 business days your tracks will appear on the player.
3. Feel free to become a fan of RAI's Label Profile and RAI's Fan Profile on ReverbNation.
WAIT?! Does joining RAI's Artist Roster mean I'm signed to their Label?
NO! RAI is not a Record Label yet, RAI just utilizes the tools availabl to Labels provided by ReverbNation. You are NOT signed to Rising Artist International. And it does NOT conflict with pre-existing contracts if you are already signed.
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Currently there are over 60 artists connected to Rising Artists International and that number is growing by an average of two a day. It takes a lot to keep our promotional services free. And here is how you can help:
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- How does it help RAI if I make money online from InboxDollars?
Simple, follow the link to sign up as an RAI referral. RAI will recieve %10 of the profit you make while there is no change on the amount you would normally make. If you take a 5 minute survey for the reward of $0.50 RAI will recieve $0.05. YOU STILL RECEIVE $0.50. WOW $0.05, that is totally going to pay for the expenses of a full working company. Well infact, it is. As more people join as an RAI referral RAI has more potential to earn cash.
- What does RAI do with the money I make?
It goes to Album production costs, web hosting, advertising for bands, online storage. And some is being saved for the creation of a music studio for RAI connected artists to use for free! That's right! Free Studio time.
So if you want to start making some real money online and help out the fastest growing promotions company on the web. Join InboxDollars today! For joining as an RAI referral you get an automatic $5.00 reward.
Just want to donate? You can do that too thanks you PayPal!
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