Authentik Artists CEO Scott Austin has contributed a new article to The Comet entitled “If Loose Lips Sink Ships, Can Talking Heads Save the Music Industry?”. Click HERE to read the article and learn more about The Comet.
Our dear friend Caprice Carmona from Ignition Visual Media needs your help! She was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer and unfortunately without solid health insurance the fees are a daunting obstacle. Caprice is currently being treated by Dr. Kristi Funk at the highly respected Pink Lotus Breast Center in Los Angeles, CA and is accepting donations to help cover costs.
For those that don’t know Caprice, her company Ignition has been a powerful source of music video marketing for many years. She’s currently working with many household names like Paul Van Dyk, The Crystal Method, Henry Rollins and Dolly Parton. To learn more about Pink Lotus click HERE and to help Caprice out see below.
Mailing address is:
7 Cherokee Trail
Ransom Canyon, TX 79366
To donate: A fund has been set up where you can make a deposit at any Wells Fargo branch. Just walk in, or go online, to donate to the “Caprice Carmona Breast Cancer Fund”. Donations can also be made by credit or debit card through PayPal. Go to to PayPal.com and enter: Caprice@IgnitionVisualMedia.com as the recipient.
It doesn’t matter if it’s $1, $50, or $30,000, every dime helps. No amount is too small to make a BIG difference. Please forward this to your friends…and thank you so much for being in our lives.
The Authentik team will now be posting a weekly podcast featuring industry insight on topics that matter to you. Check out the first episode that features Authentik CEO Scott Austin and Director of Marketing Bob Bradley talking about DIY marketing. Check back on AuthentikArtists.com and iTunes for the latest episodes, each week we will be featuring a new topic and mixing in exclusive interviews, music news and song streams from our artists.
Authentik Artists is currently seeking interns for Oct/Nov/Dec 2009, for more information email Bob Bradley at info(at)AuthentikArtists(dot)com with your resume and availability. This is an unpaid internship in the Toluca Lake/Burbank area of Los Angeles, CA. Preferred areas of interest are publicity, new media, graphic design, licensing and brand marketing.
The Authentik Artists team will be attending the Las Vegas Music Summit next week on September 23rd and 24th in downtown Vegas. Authentik CEO Scott Austin will be moderating the Artist Management panel, Marketing director Bob Bradley will be participating in the Online Marketing panel and Director of Licensing Lindsay Thomas will be available to meet about Licensing content from Authentik. To learn more about attending the summit click here. Artist performances include Cursive, Saint Motel and many more including showcases from music companies RM64 and Hell Yeah!.
Below is a new question submitted to Authentik via our Twitter account.
@mattmichalowskiI I just graduated college and moved out to LA to pursue a career performing music. Any tips for someone starting from scratch in a new city? – Matt, congrats on your recent move to Los Angeles and commitment to being a performing musician. I’m not sure what your ultimate goal is as an artist but my initial advice would be to find a few focus points and put all your energy into that. If one is hoping to have success as a live performer I would recommend a.) building a strong network of fellow musicians and event promoters that can help guide and inspire you to make smart decisions b.) focus on being a confident performer that can give a strong live show and can stand out from the other emerging artists c.) place yourself in the mindset that you are a business and that your career should pan out like a small company looking to grow over time d.) utilize social-networks like Twitter, Eventful and Facebook to create awareness surrounding your new LA shows and recorded material. Best of luck with your new adventure and hopefully we will see you at a show in the near future. – Bob
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