Blogging Til I Win a Grammy: Day 200

Day 200 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE (Post #15)

I was up til 5am after discovering a new music site: www.thesixtyone.com… just over 12 hours later I already have 22 listeners for the Shut Up Marie stuff I posted, and I can’t keep up with all the “hearting”! I am not one to miss any sleep, though. I slept happily until 11:30am when I took my 3rd phone call today… Don’t people know that musicians rarely get up before noon????

Anyhoo, so other activities today – making 20 press kits for Theo to mail out, including creating the cover, re-vamping my bio, and other press kit stuff (like updating the listing of venues played,) all the Artbeat Thank You letters (FINALLY – what a slacker!!!) Getting these killer pamphlets printed, although that happened last night/this morning. I think I kept Theo awake…. I know I woke him up a few times. He’s still crashing on my futon and I am not sure when he’ll be able to get a place of his own, but he’s a great guy and he can stay as long as he needs to if it were up to me!

Working on bookings for Shut Up Marie & for my solo & duo projects too… might have something for the duo in Nov., and working on an opening bill for Shut Up Marie (opening for my cover band Unnatural Act!) at the Penny Road Pub in South Barrington, IL. Good thing I have no problem singing all night long thanks to my amazing vocal coach Kelli Ann of Who Knew!!! Woo-hoo!!! The Musician’s Atlas is what we’re using to find venues and we’ll be using it to find all the other stuff we need when the album is done.

Also studying this Artist X Music Marketing Project… trying to see how a guy who has a full-time job and is married would have the time to do all the stuff they recommend for him to do! Should be interesting to find out how the whole thing ends! My goal by the end of my workday today is to create one iMix for iTunes… a strategy recommended by one of the chapters in the project. I might be able to figure out how to get that done before I have to leave for the meeting with Artbeater Steve Daubs at 7:30 tonight!!!!!!!

Wish me luck!!!!!!!
Keeping loading your gun!!!!
🙂
Annie

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