Let’s ‘CHANGE’ the ‘Status Quo’

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music, Music Industry on December 22, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

Clearly, I do NOT mean to change one of my favorite Rock Bands, even though they became to be known as the ‘3 chord’ Rock Kings of all time!

Let’s change the ‘Status Quo‘ of the decaying, dying and continuous ‘looped’ Music Industry. It’s possible and very easy. What is a Record Label? For sure it’s not what it used to be. The trend now is the reality shows (far from it really) ‘American, Greek, English, Russian… Idol’, XYZ ‘Factors’ and whatever ‘competition’ is created by the Media to get the ‘Artist Masses’ to compete with each other. It goes on for weeks/months of ‘degrading’ the Artists that obviously will not get to be the winner! There can only be one winner. What happens to all the other 1000’sands that don’t make it? Some keep trying, for they believe and others go into depression because they were told in front of millions of viewers that they were useless and have no talent. So, in reality, a record label today, basically, waits until an Unknown Artist creates an ‘interest’ and then, maybe, they will show interest.

I will not repeat pages and pages of other posts I have written on getting signed for it’s easier for you to check it out here and recent posts.

Artists United – Luke Music (until you get a better deal), is and can be YOUR label using this formula.

The ARTIST is ‘YOU’ whilst Artists United is ‘US’ and Joe Public is ‘THEM’. Simply, without THEM, labels, shops, internet and just about anybody who is selling ‘something’ cannot run a business. YOU need THEM at your ‘Unknown & Unsigned’ stage in life because without THEM, YOU, cannot create an interest for the labels to ‘notice’ you. We, Artists United, will direct ‘THEM’ to your Site. How? We have over 15000 registered users, over 350 Affiliates and 1000’sands of links (Google LukeP2P). We have what ‘Joe Public’ seeks. We are EVERY RECORD LABEL’S NIGHTMARE – OUR VERY OWN ”Peer-To-Peer” Software, ‘LukeP2P’. We are your ‘bridge’ to ‘THEM’.

So, imagine if we are 1000 strong and we ALL help one another in ‘clicks’, ‘Likes’ and so on, just as some do now WITHOUT gain except for the click! With Publishing, each of you could earn 40/50% of £111.00 ($182.00) in Royalties if you played the game like a Pro’. Think about it. It’s logical.

Join Artists United – Luke Music and ‘change’ the ‘Status Quo’. Be different. Don’t be scattered by joining 100’eds of sites that make promises & give you guarantees they can’t keep. Sites that are ‘just’ there with no human contact when you need one. Sites that are 99% of your own kind, seeking what you seek. Free to join of course but when you want a ‘service’ you gotta pay. Join a site/label that is sought by ‘THEM’, Joe Public. They are your bridge to your ‘existence’ and ‘making’ it. They will help put bread on your table leaving you free to pursue your talent whilst creating the demand that will make the Major Labels notice. (If you EVER need them).

You can continue to GIVE YOUR MUSIC FOR FREE (bad choice but it’s your choice, Respect. OR, join us and get ”something” as opposed to ‘NOTHING’).

Artists United – Luke music is FREE to join, but, if you want ‘Promotion’, contacts and the connecting LukeP2P software, it costs $35.00

At the end of the day, if you have spent at least a Thousand Dollars on a recording and some…. and you don’t have $35 (PER YEAR) left for Marketing, Promotion and Exposure, including your music being shoulder to shoulder with the Pro’s, it leaves me speechless. Just move on and continue to link your ‘stuff’ to YOUR friends, Mom, Uncle and such saying ”Please go Click ”LIKE” (as if that will PUT BREAD on your table or EVEN get an A&R to notice).

If any Management, Indie Label or Publisher are interested in HOW this system can work – Get In Touch. This can and will be the NEW Music Industry WITHIN the Music Industry. It’s a matter of time. Have a nice day.

Artists United (All 4-1 and 1-4 All)

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music, Music Industry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

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There are 100’eds of  ‘want to help’  Unsigned Artists URL’s covering any genre, category or style. They are all FREE to Register and upload your profile. Other services, like making contact, is another matter. No sooner do we register giving our info another such service ‘springs’ up. Just like mushrooms in a forest. Their service is just as their predecessors except now there is an added bonus to ‘entice’. Just like the supermarkets logo ‘buy one get one FREE’.

As I have said in my past Blogs, joining all these sites is like being the ‘lost tribes of Israel’ scattered and lost in the dessert looking for a ‘savoir’. Perhaps an A&R, Label executive, Agent, Scout or someone famous may spot us and offer a deal. A one in a million chance, considering there are over 5 million of us searching for the same savior, listed in the same places with the same people who are looking for the same thing.

Joe Public is NOT there. Joe Public searches for what’s new on YouTube then searches for how to get it, preferably for FREE. So, Joe Public would search for a torrent client or a P2P. Who knows an Unknown Artist? It’s time to give the Unknown, Semi-Pro, Indies and Independents their own P2P Evolution.

The best introduction system to meet ‘other’ professionals in my field has been LinkedIn (although there are many others), but even LinkedIn has to make money. To connect and get the ‘full service’ you gotta PAY! They have to make a living too, right? Servers, people, developers, ISP connections…. it’s not free. We all eventually have to make something to pay the rent and grab a burger at least! Even you, the Unsigned Unrecognized Artist needs to eat. If you sacrifice your food (amongst other things) you need some $$$ to pay for your recording, without that, how you gonna get listened?

So, in reality, unless you part with some dollars you’re back to square one. Some pay, most don’t. It depends what the asking price is for the service you want. It’s a democratic world and we all have choices. I won’t list who charges what as I am sure you all have an idea (if not look up my past posts).

What does Artists United Luke Music MP3 offer?

We offer the P2P Evolution!

1) Registration and Uploading a Profile is FREE!

2) Everyone is entitled to a FREE featured page created by us AFTER your Full Registration if you PROVIDE us 2-3 JPG’s (3MB quality with 1 Rectangle pic for Front page), short BIO/Info and a few mp3 samples of your work.

3) Everyone can INTERACT with EVERYONE and ANYONE, hence Artists United, for FREE!

4) Your music will be played on Artists United Radio and if you want to submit programs (if you are a DJ) for FREE!

5) Distribution (selling) your works:- Everyone charges ‘something’. Some more than others and if it’s free, I bet you bottom dollar there’s a catch somewhere.

This is where we use our P2P. The most powerful distribution system there is. To Register for Distribution and EARN from your works it is only $35.00 Dollars + Promotion on one of our 15 Sites. You chose the site. You can become an Affiliate for FREE and EARN your money back plus profit with 3 sales!

Most of you are giving your works for FREE anyway. Allowing your works to be ‘streamed’, played on YouTube without you EARNING what you are entitled to. We don’t agree with this, but hey, it’s a Democracy and you can do as you wish. Think. Do you see a Pro’ giving it for FREE. Do you think LadyGaga’s Label allows YouTube plays for FREE? Wake up!

The idea of ‘All 4-1 & 1-4 All’ works better because it’s put into one big pot and you’re ‘sharing’ as opposed to ‘giving it away’.

With Artists United Luke Music MP3 you can (if you gave it a chance) get DIRECT contacts, EXPOSE your works to over 15000 Registered users on the Lukep2p Network, have your works AIRED on Artists United Radio, get LINKED directly from us to your URL from YOUR featured page, get Publishing of your works regardless if you have been turned down!

So, imagine if we are 1000 strong and we ALL help one another in ‘clicks’, ‘Likes’ and so on, each of you could earn £111.00 ($182.00) in Royalties if you played the game like a Pro’. Think about it. It’s logical.

Contact me. SKYPE: Kim Nicolaou  Email: kimisabi@gmail.com

Artists United = Together

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music, Music Industry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

Makin’ Money in the Music Industry is EASY! Coming ‘Together’ to cash in on it, is the hardest part. Why do we always need a Tragedy to ‘get together’? Let’s Come Together now. There are more Unsigned Artists on the planet than signed. There are more Facebook accounts of  Unsigned Artists, not to mention MySpace, reverbnation and a 100 others that such Artists go and register ” in the hope that… some label will notice”.  Take a look at http://lukemusicmp3.com/ Why? Because we have, and can provide the tools that can show you the road to earning ‘something’ as opposed to ‘nothing’.

Recently I was directed to a band that had 22K (thousand) plays. Their music (most tracks) were DOWNLOADABLE for FREE and the ones that just played, well, anyone could have digitally ripped them off! So, where is the money? Show me the money!

There are Indie Labels and Management in their thousands (let’s take 5K each as an example). If we presume each management and Indie label have 5 Artists each, that’s 50K Artists. So 5k (indie) + 5k (man)=10K Industry Pro’s. 10K  Industry Pro’s with 50K Artists and If each Artist had an Album (about 10 tracks), it comes to 500,000!

That is a lotta music that can generate interest and money for THE ARTIST as well as…. At the moment, like I said in a previous blog, the situation on the net is like being one of the 12 Tribes of Israel, lost and scattered all over.

I-tunes, is a winner here. But most of i-tunes sales are the Top names in the Industry. Who will find the Unknown amongst all the known popular Artists? I’m saying, let’s have our own big mother warehouse where Joe Public will know that we are all in the same place. Let’s not be too proud with our Unknown material and charge what the Pro’s charge. Let us create our own Unsigned Artists, Artists United Music Industry.

Who will control the money? That’s easy. The ‘come together‘ is the difficult part.

So, to sum up, read the Royalty paragraph and see how much money you are NOT EARNING!

The UK performing and mechanical rights society (PRS for Music) has an on-demand streaming rate of £0.00085 per track – meaning that a track played a million times in the UK earns £850 in royalty payments. Whereas GEMA (the German collecting society) have a standard royalty rate of €0.1278 (£0.11) – so, the same track streamed a million times in Germany brings in £110,000 in royalty payments – or, straight to the point, about 130 times more than in the UK.

We can offer Publishing within joining http://lukemusicmp3.com/ Register for FREE and use our many Social Networks to promote yourselves. To be on the Pro level, you will need the software. Any questions, just Ask!

By the way, this is not an overnight success deal, but it’s possible to start seeing money within 6 months. If I can get Independent and indie Labels with a few Management companies for sure this will take off within a month. Joe Public likes a ‘win win’ situation. If you think of it logically it can work for all parties concerned.

Join wwwLukeMusicMP3.com – New, but Mature with No-Monkey business.

Like I said, only in ‘Coming Together’.

All 4-1 and 1-4 All

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music on June 13, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

Question – Would you rather 1) Go into a Studio, Record a song, Record a Video, Release it VIA Luke Music and earn GOOD money or 2) Go into a Studio, Record a song, Record a Video, upload it on Youtube (get a few Clicks/Views from family & friends) so that peeps can download it and convert it into an mp3 for FREE?” Quote/Unquote CEO BopTunez

If your choice is 2 – YOU got it bad. I am not your Friend, Brother, Sister, Mom or girlfriend in this hard world of the Music Industry. I will NOT click on your ”LIKE” button and be part of a circle without end and hope in sight.

The trend for Unsigned Artists is MySpace (overcrowded & now SOLD – I was saying it would be from last year!), Reverbnation (also crowded & more clicks than needed to do what you want), Soundcloud plus many more sites with keyword listings of ‘Unsinged Artists, Band, Group’. All good and helping somewhat, but for you, the Unsigned, it is like being in one of the 12 Tribes of Israel – Scattered in the dessert, searching Individually for something to ‘sweep you off your feet’. The ‘wow’.

Instead of placing your music/videos, on all the above and being ‘scattered’ all over the NET, why not put it all in ‘ONE’ place. One big ‘POT’. Centralize it all. You, your friends and ‘Joe Public’ will have access, not only to your music but to millions of others. You will be able to check out and Download your favourites plus other Unsigned fellow Artists and THEY, YOURS.
Why www.LukeP2P.com and www.LukeMusicMP3.com http://i-ethnic.com/? Because that is where ‘Joe Public’ goes in search for NEW/OLD and UNKNOWN music and Videos.

How can ANYONE find YOU if YOU ARE an UNKNOWN? Try it. Go to an Unknown Artist URL and search. What and WHO are you looking for? In all fareness, you don’t know. You know of the well known Artists – we all do. Be honest, scattered and isolated all over the NET is not the way to go. We, at Artists United – Luke Music, got it covered. We have solved the SEARCH problem. To give YOU or ANY Professional Music Industry EXPERT an idea, take a few minutes and see this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VPKSwRwUvY We will help you by wording the properties of your Sound File and NOT ONLY. We will fill all the necessary info that is vital for you to be found. Mingle with the Professionals and get noticed.
Don’t be ‘scattered’ all over the place as ‘individualls’. Join us as ‘ONE’, because you are all in search for the same goal. To be found, noticed, get heard, apreciated, get a ‘deal’ and make some money in the process. Joe Public SEARCHED in their millions and Downloaded from such Giants as Napster (now a Pay as you go), Kazzaa (Closed down by USA), Grogster (closed down by USA), Limewire (closed down by USA) and last but not least PirateBay (closed down by USA). WHY? Because they were POPULAR and Joe Public downloaded such P2P’s in the Millions.
Imagine, you, the UNSIGNED Artist, joined and belonged exclusively to such P2P Power. Put all your works (unlimited) into one Big Pot. Concentrate and direct all the search engine energy to one place. P2P is the most POWERFUL media PROVIDER on the NET. It is ‘Joe Public’s’ life line to Media Files. P2P is your path to ‘Joe Public’. It’s Global with no language barriers. Caters for any ETHNIC Artists or otherwise.
In truth, with the above mentioned systems, YOU are doing all the work. YOU do your page on sites that provide you the facility to do it for FREE. Why? Because they ‘Love’ you? They are a ‘charity’? Shit, NO. Because YOU will DIRECT traffic to the site that will become popular and THEY will get advertising amongst other things out of it. After you create the page, YOU, upload your pics and MP3’s. Then YOU, must push for your friends, fans, family and such to go there in the hope that they will eventually buy your song/s. If they do, they have to be directed to ‘another‘ page and yet another till the deal is done, thus splitting your low % of mere cents even lower because 3rd parties will get a cut. Notice the prices they charge for an album (average 10 songs) and my God, a single ($9.99) per.
With LukeMusicMP3, you don’t need to do all the work, as you do with the above sites, including sending your people in the hope they will buy your works by ‘clicking‘ yet again to go to the download site where you will share the such small % you get with 3rd & 4th parties.

With us, you provide your Bio, few JPG’s, UNLIMITED MP3’s and your ‘consent’ to ‘act’ on your behalf. We will ‘send‘ traffic (Joe Public), other Artists and Music Industry Professionals to YOUR site. We will get you noticed, recognition, perhaps a ‘deal’ with our connections and help you sell your TALENT DIRECT from your URL. How? A cookie is placed on your page and if someone decides they want your music and purchase the ‘Luke software connect‘ from your URL, you will receive $12 minimum. It’s a lot more than anywhere else. If you don’t believe 10 people will want to buy your music, then you don’t have much faith in your talent. Labels won’t even reply to an email or bother with you if they believed you CANNOT SELL less than 20,000 units to begin with. If you think you can’t get 5/10 fans to buy your music , then you ought to call it a day!

Most, if not all sites offering ‘FREE to Register’ (man that’s a misleading phrase if ever I heard one – and it SUCKS!), which innocently you do (Register), then move on to ‘claim’ what they offered you, charge. Nothing is for FREE. If it is, there’s a ‘catch’ or the service is just like some Labels do when they sign an Artist for ‘Tax’ loss. They keep you tied up for their benefit. Even SoundCloud charges $29 if your music exceeds an HOUR of their space. I know. It’s fair. It’s a business.

Think! On MySpace, YOU SHARE/STREAM, on Reverbnation, YOU SHARE/STREAM, on Soundcloud, YOU SHARE/STREAM/FREE DOWNLOAD and YOU do this to all Social Networks, including Facebook, YouTube and a hundred more! We are NOT saying DON’T SHARE, but since you are SHARING for FREE (= ZERO $), you might as well SHARE on the Luke Network (everyone in one big pot) and in the process EARN a few $. It’s a lot better than ZERO.

Artists United – Luke Music can be like YOUR ‘own’ business. YOU are in control.

We charge $30 for your Luke Software connection, which includes immedeate PROMOTION and EXPOSURE on ONE of our 15 URL’s of your choice, giving you access to Unlimited Media on the LukeP2P Network (www.LukeP2P.com) Additional URL Promotion/Exposure is $5 or $50 for ALL the Network (including your LUKE SOFTWARE)
It doesn’t END there. We will promote you via YouTube and other such sites leaving you FREE to further your TALENT.
LukeMusicMP3 is NEW. Part of the LukeP2P Network, Luke Music was specially created for Unsigned Artists. Like all NEW things ‘Someone Somewhere‘ has to be a FIRST. It requires a little bit of reading to ‘understand’ this NEW baby on the NET, but it’s worth it.

At the end of the day, if you have spent at least a Thousand Dollars on a recording and some…. and you don’t have $35 (PER YEAR) left for Marketing, Promotion and Exposure, including your music being shoulder to shoulder with the Pro’s, leaves me speechless.

If any ManagementIndie Label or Publisher are interested in HOW this system can work – Get In Touch. This can and will be the NEW Music Industry WITHIN the Music Industry.

Unsigned? Join The Pro’s

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

As I have been saying. The Major Record Labels (including Biggy ones) are on the way out and the Music Industry, as we ‘oldies’ knew it, is a thing of the past. MySpace (now up for sale) and Reverbnation (2 biggies that are used by unsigned Artists) are really NOT a way to land a ”record deal”. Without repeating myself, but I guess I have to, they are just not the place to be ‘discovered’. So, where does that leave the Artists? Yes, you Dude and Dudettes!

Thanks to the Net it puts YOU in controll.

The Music Industry is now (and has been the last 5yrs) a Do-It-yourself. Artists buying Recording software as equal to major recording companies and the opportunities become endless. Of course not all end up being ‘brilliant’ producers as the machine cannot give you that. So, while the Biggies have been busy bickering And fighting over various ROYALTY and COPYRIGHT issues, it has left lots of side doors, windows and back doors wide open for young aspiring and in many cases, talented musicians to take the chance of ‘doing it for themselves’.

Doing it yourselves does NOT mean you are ‘By yourselves’. Replacing a ‘recording studio’ by using your home computer does NOT mean you have conqured the Music Industry. That’s why we are here to help you. No Record Label jargon and complicated issues with signing a 50 page contract. No Sir’ee.

As said, by me, again and again, Joe Public (your everyday consumer) is STARVING for NEW music, and YOU and I, with www.LukeMusicMP3.com are gonna give it to them.

It’s such a challenge to survive trying to make money from something you love and the Record Labels turning you down. No more, people. No-one gets turned down at Artists United – Luke Music. No more X-Y-Z ‘Factors’ to get through. No more competitions to apply, pay the fee, compete and loose. There can only be ONE winner. With Artists United – Luke Music you’re ALWAYS a winner.

We will Promote and Distribute you World Wide. We have it covered no matter where you come from. Visit www.LukeP2P.com and chose where you want to be known. If you’re Swedish, then Sweden it is. If you’re English speaking maybe www.EnglishMusicMP3.com is for you. Or, why not all?

We are here to offer you the Exposure and Resources you need to make your ‘dream’ come true. We do all the work allowing you, the Artist, to continue ‘creating’ what you do best. With us, your Friends, Fans, Family will see you becoming ‘Stars’. We create the ‘demand’ for you on the Net and you will benefit proving to those who turned you down and had their doubts that they were WRONG!

The biggest stage ever created (platform) is LukeP2P that will put you infront of every Joe Public that has acces to the Net. It’s time you guys had your own Stage – Climb aboard and do your stuff.

I just want to say that although I am not in any competition to ”get” artists, I believe that I can help because I have been an ”Unknown” and then climbed learning all aspects of the industry whilst adapting and being ahead. I will ALWAYS look after and guide Artists that will be on my Label.

P2P, is the most powerful Distribution tool you’ll ever find, hence it’s ruthless attacks by Big Labels to shut this kind of system down. I see and understand their point but it is only because of their stubbornes to ”work” with it that creates the conflict.

There are many sites now ‘cashing’ in on Unsigned Artists by advertising the ‘usual’ catch slogans ”Free Registration”, of course, then if you ‘want…’, comes the ”PAY”. There is NOTHING on this planet, let alone on the Net for FREE. Absolutely Nothing. ”Free Download”, sure, you can download, it’s free, but once you got it and you ”WANT….” something from that download, you gotta PAY.

I don’t say Luke is FREE. It’s $30, but you get a hell of a lot for $30. A lot of connections and the main connections are the ”PUBLIC”. They are the ones that control your destiny. Google ” LukeP2P ” and see the connections;-)

New ways and Ideas of how to move on in the saturated Music Industry takes time to catch on. It will though. Some will see the logic and others will follow;-) Take a moment and do the maths, because 85% sounds like a BIG %, BUT, it’s ONLY 85% of 0.99cents, and YOU do the groundwork. Read on;- ” …….when you are an independent doing your own marketing and publicity, you can send your customers anywhere you please……when you can make MORE than double the royalties at…….” So, YOU are going to send YOUR fans/Customers to the Link to …. We, LINK YOUR URL, so we SEND them to YOU! People READ and SEE what you do, they acquire the Luke software from YOUR site for them to be able to acquire YOUR songs and YOU get 40% from that, which is $12.00! Sure beats 0.84cents….. and that’s ONE transaction. If you believe in yourselves that much and you can get 10 people to download and acquire your works, you will make $120!

Get Signed Today – Join The Pro’s

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

Unsigned Bands, Indie bands, Solo Artists, Groups of all Genere’s, listen up;-)

Take a look around you &  see what you can learn (if you want to) from the marketing techniques employed by the world’s biggest pop stars (Bieber & GaGa, an over-the-top copy paste of Madonna without the talent). You’re thinking ”Well dude, she’s a sell-out”, or you’re into Rock & HATE pop music, then I can say to you that you ought to pack up & go home. The music Biz is NOT for you. You have just CLOSED the doors & lost any possibilities of getting your foot in the door.

As I keep saying, while so many independent (UNSIGNED) bands are still WASTING their precious time spamming potential FANS on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter and Reverbnation, FANS which do not exist there, your ‘Lady GaGas’ are getting more & more EXPOSURE with CONTROVERSY. It don’t matter if  you think her new single “Judas” is catchy or you think she is the Devil. It comes under the opinion category. What you need to realise at the end of the day, when it comes to PROMOTING herself & her  music – does it work?

Regardless whether you are a pop music dude or not or you agree with what Lady GaGa is doing. It works. Today, due to the power of the net, if you strike where the ”masses” are, it will pay off. The ”masses” are at P2P Networks. Anyone can upload media on innumerable sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, anyone can get a reaction. Example, young girl who has generated over 1,000,000 views with her “Lady GaGa’s Judas is evil” YouTube post. Who do you think this is helping? You got that right = Lady GaGa. Since this girl is ACTING ALONE, she has no products to sell and no blog to sell them through, this just feeds the GaGa machine.

If she was my Artists & she was ‘United’ with other Artists, we would be EARNING a few DOLLARS from ROYALTIES;-)

Have you not noticed lately on YouTube that pop videos from the Pro’s are getting less & are now uploaded via their perspective Label?

I OFFER you something REAL. P2P, is real. P2P is visited & SOUGHT by MILLIONS of people to do what you are TRYING to do through MySpace, Reverbnation, Facebook & so on. Are you making MONEY by your friends clicking on the ”LIKE” button? Are you getting OFFERS from respected Labels? Shit, no. You are just amongst the SAME kinda PEOPLE who are SEEKING the SAME thing YOU are! So, you think your gonna sell or get noticed by ANOTHER fellow ARTIST?. Selling a T-Shirt or other Merchandise some people have convinced you to buy & part with your money, is gonna get you noticed? Hello! Merchandise comes AFTER you make it. Not before. Before, it’s the music.

Labels do not give out Promo Music anymore or INVEST in an UNKNOWN  Band/Artists. In fact some are not even releasing until their Artists gets loads of Air play & Net hits.They wait to see if there is sufficient HITS or DOWNLOADS or CONTROVERSY surrounding such Artists BEFORE they get INVOLVED.

It don’t mean that if you are a folk band that plays pleasant music, you ought to start writing a concept album inspired by…… Play what fits. But Dudes & Dudettes, please, open your minds and STOP spamming people on social networks & GIVING your TALENT for FREE. Your EMPTY pockets & the long awaited non-existent contract, plus the solid research, has shown that these methods are ineffective. You’re going to need to ”get together”, have ONE voice, real, even though Virtual, management, production & real press to gain footing in the industry.


If you got what it takes, I’ll tell you & I’ll HELP you. I would NOT waste my time if there is NOTHING there. I am not your Friend, Brother, Sister, Mom or girlfriend in this hard world of the Music Industry. I will NOT click on your ”LIKE” button. Waste of time & ENERGY that could be used to move on.

Use your NEXT 3 CLICKS wisely. Get in-touch with me. Get a REAL deal;-)

Be amongst the Professionals. ADD your Picture here www.LukeMP3.com


From Demo to Platinum Sales Part 1

Posted in Artists United - Luke Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Kim Nicolaou

Step 1 What’s a Demo

A demo can be in the form (MP3, CD, DVD, film or vinyl) as long as it demonstrates your talent. The demo will enable the listener (a manager, publisher or record company executive) to make an informed decision as to whether they want to become involved in you musical career.As mentioned in a previous Blog I said that Company Executives (A&R) are now very rare. Bottom line is that a Demo is essential unless you get spotted at some Karaoke or you invite an A&R at your next gig (if he/she turns up).

Before doing a demo you should consider if you are REALLY ready to approach companies, demonstrate a good local following (discounting your friends and family) & do you get lots of hits on your website?

If you feel you got the above sorted then your Demo should be on a CD or MP3. Don’t go & spend a Fortune on it. Talk to someone who knows & save Money & time. Put you strongest song first – remember these people get thousands of demos so you need to grab their attention from the beginning. Common sense that the recording must be GREAT (quality wise) & that you ensure your tracks are self-explanatory – you won’t be able to sit there and give a commentary when the demo is being listened to.

Remember the Beatles, Rolling Stones & even Deep Purple had their fair share of being turned down. Thanks to the open minded visionary George Martin that we have the Beatles. Also bear in mind success doesn’t come overnight; David Bowie took 6 years to get in the charts from his 1st release ‘Space Odyssey”.

Here is a Sample of a Demo given to me by a VERY DIFFICULT band to record & what happened after I Produced it. This track made it to the 18th position in Sweden. PART 2 of MAKING it in the Music Biz in a FEW DAYS. Any questions, get in touch;-)


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