Tuesday, February 26, 2008 

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Order the print or online Atlas and get a special, deep discount for Tour:Smart And Break The Band by post-punk icon and entrepreneur Martin Atkins - filled with proven strategies for touring, promotion and marketing.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008 

You have the power...

You have the power to make things happen in your life and with your music. It will always boil down to you.

We all struggle with the "but how?" I think it comes down to prioritizing. Figure out what's most important and work from there. If your goal is to put out a new CD this year, think about what it will take to make this happen. You need money to finance it, you need well written songs, a studio to record, etc. There is a lot to plan! Start now. Work on each step. What action is needed? Make your goal become a reality.

I like to say "just do it" but I know it can be easier said than done. But is it really?

Copyright © 2008 Madalyn Sklar, IndieMusicCoach

Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach, consultant and author. She founded IndieMusicCoach and has spent over 12 years working with a wide range of independent musicians all over the world - U.S., Canada and Japan thus far. Her goal is to help indie artists achieve greater success in the music business by working smarter not harder. She is also the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, with a vision of bringing together and empowering musicians from around the world.

Madalyn is available for one-on-one consulting and coaching at affordable prices. Check out http://www.indiemusiccoach.com/ for more info.

Monday, February 18, 2008 

Let us help you promote on Myspace!

"Keep up the excellent work. This has been well worth the money."
--Donald Rubinstein

Hey Bands & Music Businesses:

Having a Myspace page is great but it takes a lot of precious time to really work it. Time that you can't spare. Wouldn't you rather work on your music or business while we promote you on Myspace? We have spent the last 3 years working with indie artists and bands, helping them increase their presence on Myspace. In addition we have built an impressive Myspace page for GoGirls and our affiliate business sites. It has worked for us. It's worked for our artists and bands. It can work for you!

Get additional info at http://www.gogirlsmusic.com/promo

Here's what WE can do for YOU:

We will actively add friends, post your bulletins and blogs and leave comments on your friends pages.

You can expect increased exposure resulting in more profile views, song plays, comments and messages.

Increased Myspace Exposure = Increased Opportunities for You!

Friday, February 08, 2008 

Motivation for Musicians - today's text message

“Let go. When you are relaxed good things happen.” -- Madalyn Sklar

I feel stongly that we all need some motivation from time to time. That is why I started Motivation for Musicians. It's a way for me to bring you something to help jump start or boost you to succeed. We can all succeed at whatever it is we set out to do.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

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Indie Music Success - Getting Motivated!
Filmed at Hyperfest May 2007

Thursday, February 07, 2008 

Moonlight Mastering offers a pre-SXSW mastering special

Moonlight Mastering, a full service digital and analog mastering studio, is offering a pre-SXSW mastering special. All songs (when mentioning GoGirls Music) will be mastered at $60.00 each with a 12 song record being done for $650.00 which is a $70.00 savings.

Moonlight Masterings chief engineer, Nancy Matter, has 20 years of mastering experience including more than 30 Gold and Platinum Awards to date.

Past clients/projects include Ray Charles, Slash, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Go Girls Compilation CD's, March of The Penguins, Bend it Like Beckham and Tsotsi.

For more information, please refer to http://www.moonlightmastering.com or
http://www.myspace.com/moonlightmastering or email us at

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 

Myspace Marketing for Musicians - TIPS

Here is an excerpt from my eBooklet, Using Myspace to Create a Buzz... at a Music Conference

Being Effective With The Right Photo

The key to being effective on Myspace is making that one-on-one connection. You can accomplish this with the right photo.

An important element is sticking to one main photo. Some artists and bands change their profile photo regularly. This takes away from creating a recognizable image of you or your band. Think of yourself or your band as a brand. Yes a brand! Make sure your Myspace page reflects this.

It's very important to use a great, upclose photograph as your Myspace profile picture. Too many bands use a group shot that is too far away and hard to make out. I hate it when I can't get a feel for the band or artist. Image is everything! I think it's extremely important to use a great photo that reflects the band or artist. Myspace allows you to make personal connections with fans, potential fans and industry professionals. You want to make an impression! In the case of GoGirlsMusic.com, I use an up-close photo of myself (because I'm the face of the organization) and I'm smiling. It's warm and inviting and says, "Hey, I'm friendly and approachable." It works for me and can work for you. I continually have people walking up to me, introducing themselves and say they know me from Myspace.

More tips at http://www.myspace.com/myspacemarketingformusicians

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 

Get motivated with Madalyn Sklar's DVD

Indie Music Success DVD - Getting Motivated!

What if you could earn more money than you ever imagined as an indie artist. Do you have what it takes to succeed? Stop holding yourself back from the success you desire and deserve!

Recorded live at the Hyperfest Music Conference, May 2007. Madalyn Sklar talks about the valuable keys to your success. It's a roadmap to what your future has in store for you.

What's covered in this video:

  • Goal setting
  • Educating yourself
  • Treating your music as a business
  • The power of Myspace
  • Mastermind groups
  • Is success measured by selling 3,000 or 300,000 CDs?

    get more info here...

  • Monday, February 04, 2008 

    I'll be attending the ASCAP Expo - April 10-12

    This is one of those music industry events I've been wanting to attend and I'm pleased to announce I will be there. It's April 10-12 in L.A. Click on the logo below for addtional info!

    Friday, February 01, 2008 

    Indie Marketing Power: The Resource Guide for Maximizing Your Music Marketing

    by Peter Spellman

    Get the MARKETING power you need to make your mark in the new music economy. Seventeen chapters of resource-rich information and strategies to help you find and nurture your audience for maximum music sales.

    Derek Sivers of CD Baby says, "Indie Marketing Power is the most helpful book for musicians promoting their music that I have ever seen. I'm considering this not just essential reading, but REQUIRED reading for every musician I know!"

    Check it out here!

    I've been reading this book and really enjoying it!

    Rock on,
    Madalyn Sklar
    ~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~



      Madalyn Sklar is a music business coach & consultant, blogger, social networks expert and author. She has spent over 15 years helping independent musicians and music business professionals achieve greater success. Her motto is: working smarter not harder. She also founded GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest + largest online community of indie women musicians.

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