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Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,112

Post #63 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE Sometimes you need to take a break, a Breather (the name of my 2nd band… before we changed our name to Shut Up Marie)! You need to step back & regroup. Take a look at your priorities and be open to re-prioritizing. I am kind of there right […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,112»

Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,085: Keeping the Faith!

Post #62 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE: Think in terms of Years, not Days or Months! As I gather info on my European festivals campaign, I see how many of the summer festivals all over the world & even local summer music series are actually already booked now. I guess people who have been doing […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,085: Keeping the Faith!»

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Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,064: 15,000 Views for “Over Me”

Post #61 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE: 15,000 views for Over Me!!! OMG, the plays on YouTube is freaking me out a little bit! Bugsy entered the 2nd Annie B. video he produced, “Over Me,” into a video contest and it went from under 3,000 views to over 15,000 in a week or less! Now […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,064: 15,000 Views for “Over Me”»

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Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,019: 10,000 views for The Jennifer Song!

Post #60 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE: 10,000 views for The Jennifer Song! Bugsy [the videographer who taped & produced “You and Me (The Jennifer Song)” video] called me a few weeks ago telling me about this Christian network of over 3 million contacts. He said they gave him their list but there’s really no […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,019: 10,000 views for The Jennifer Song!»

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Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,017

Post #59 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE: Keep Live Music on WMSE! Support for local bands here in Milwaukee is one of the really great things we have here that I am very thankful for. I’ve lived in & visited PLENTY of towns all over the U.S., and some of them do not have what […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,017»

Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,013

Post #58 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE: Got my Grammy Invite! Yes, I got my invitation to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards (Feb. 12, 2012 in L.A.) in the mail today! The new ABVC CD Fancies of a Random Heart missed the deadline to make it into the preliminary ballot, but hopefully that means we […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,013»

Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,008

Post #57 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE Music Under Glass at the Mitchell Park Domes was totally fantastic, and I did the WAMI Fast Pitch event a few weeks ago and already got a decent cover gig for my cover band! I need to e-mail those contacts every week or so myself since I personally […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 1,008»

Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 992 – Thoughts on College Airplay

Post #56 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE I just got an e-mail today from a friend of mine in a band who asked me: “Any advice for a DIY college / independent radio campaign?” Here’s my response, practically word-for-word: I used to do radio promotion in Los Angeles, and at our level, radio promotion is […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 992 – Thoughts on College Airplay»

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Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 974

Post #55 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE PLEASE take a look at this important letter from the CEO of the Recording Academy (The organization who does the Grammys): It has come to our attention that satellite broadcaster Sirius/XM is seeking to bypass the standard system of paying royalties. If they are allowed to do so, […]Continue reading «Blogging Til I Win A Grammy: Day 974»