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Advise For Artists: Just Throw Two Parties Every Week Or Everyday Like A Party-Drunk College Kid - by A.B.King

   We now live in different times for the music industry. Hundreds of thousands of artists can now be heard or even generate sales anywhere around the world thanks to a few intelligently positioned online services on the internet that are available to any and everybody no matter how talented or untalented they are.
   Once upon a time you could hear a homeless guy playing a guitar and singing an unbelievably awesome song for pennies on the sidewalk. And as you pass by him without giving him a penny you think to yourself, 'my! that's a lovely song. And his voice is so good too. I bet if he had the opportunity he would be a Star.'
   Well, now thanks to Online Music Distribution Companies like, CD Baby, & TuneCore; that homeless guy can now not only be heard but also sell his music around the world and get paid anything from a buck to a million dollars for a song.
   This is a double-edged sword. This is a good thing and a bad thing for all artists.
   It means that everybody now has every opportunity they would ever need only a website away, which is Awesome! for artists everywhere.
   However, it also means that every artists now has to compete with millions of other artists to make a sale, and that could hardly be described as Good News for any artist.
   How do you now stand out, out of a million other talented music artists who now also have an opportunity just as you have (many of whom are actually more talented than you)?
   How do you shine in-spite of them?
   How do you succeed in a world where even though you are better than many, many others are still better than you in doing what you do (which is creating great music), and all these people have been given every opportunity in the world like you have?
    The answer is simple.
   Simply, stay subscribed to this "Advise For Artists" series and you would shine above others (even if every other artist in the world subscribes too).
   If you would forgive me for being so bold, I must be sincere and say only I can pull it off.
   Also simple. Because of God's Wisdom living in me.
   That and the fact that I seem to be the only major corporate Head on the Internet who cares about helping Gospel Artists takeover every genre & aspect of the music industry.
   Anyway, today I would share with you one extremely important piece of advise that would enable you make money everyday from your music no matter how many other hundreds of millions of new artists are out there on iTunes & Online Radio competing for your potential fans time and dollars.
   You don't need to have a Tour Promoter or Record Label pulling strings to get you gigs across the country or around the world.
   Just Throw A Party.
   Yeah! you heard me. Throw a party.
   Keep it College Style so it's so cheap to throw that it's practically free. Then what would be the center of the entertainment at the Party? A performance or series of performances by you or your band. You could also include performances by other artists in your same situation that live around you.
Your music performance or those of your friend may not be the highlight of the show because perhaps what would draw the interest & attendance of the crowd or audience available to you may be something else. For example, if you are throwing one of such parties in L.A and many of the people you know are coming are L.A Lakers fans, you can make it a Basketball Themed Party but make it known that there would be also only one or two song performances by you (never go above three song performances in such a case since the true interest of the audience isn't you but the love of basketball & The L.A Lakers). Get creative with it,  do anything that doesn't offend God or offend women. You could even make the highlight of such a Party a friendly One on One tournament open for any one who attends the Party to join. That would even give you the opportunity to play your entire album along with other special DJ selection in the background while the Games are played.
   The fact that the Party should be laced with posters and banners of L.A Lakers as well as posters of your album and your music promos would leave a lasting impression on all who attend about you music, and that crowd would even associate in their minds with what they love the most. Which in this case is the L.A Lakers.
   If you are into another kind of music and are surrounded by people with other interests, then theme the Party around their interests.
   You can make money from attendance to get in, attendance to future or follow up parties, extended stay at parties, donations at parties (since it's also kinda like a music album launching when you think of it), selling refreshments at parties, selling extra merchandise at parties, selling food or extra refreshments at a bar at a party (no Alcohol, keep it Christian), ...etc. The possibilities for making money are endless (even more subtle ways come to mind).
   You could even do it bigger but still within your means by renting out a Fast Food Joint, A Restaurant, A Hotel, A Church Space, An Events Hosting Center, A College Campus Theatre or Hall, A Park Space or etc for a few hours or an entire day. It's actually cheaper than you think. It's certainly cheaper than your Play Station.
   As a matter of fact, many of these places would let you use their location for credit, and they know that they would also make a lot of money during the event and get free publicity for their business which is much more costly than they can afford.
   Nobody would turn you down as long as you are not the only one performing but a lot of other artists are coming to perform too. Which is something you can fix easily by sending out invitations to local Christian artists and churches in that area on top of making the event an Open Mic event so anyone that attends would also be given the opportunity to perform after the fixed acts (like yourself) have performed.
   You would also make a lot of money during the event.
   That can be your tour. Booking spaces in cities & countries around the world ahead of time and throwing parties in them when you arrive.
   If you want to keep it 100% Free, use the Homes of your fans as the Spaces in other cities & countries to throw your parties.
   Many of your fans are Party Addicts anyway and throw Parties Anyway. This way you would just be showing up in a well oiled Party Machine train and walking away with a lot of money.
   Plus, you would know what it's like to live in your fan's home for a few days & eat for free too. It's Priceless! They & their children would be fans for Live even if your next twenty albums suck, they would always be rooting for you and fight anyone who doesn't say that you're the Greatest.
   So you see, there has never been anything stopping you in the first place;except the fact that A.B.King wasn't your 'Music Career Advisor' before. But now that I'm your mentor through the 'Advise For Artists' series, everything is smooth-sailing from here.
   Music isn't something you should do Part-time, it's something you should do Full-time otherwise you're not Serious.
- A.B.King.

Say this prayer if you’ve never given your heart to Jesus before and mean it with all your heart:
“Dear God, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Your word says that, ‘… whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved’ (Acts 2:21). So now I call upon the name of Jesus, and I ask that you save me. I ask Jesus to come into my heart to be the Lord of my life. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is the son of God. I believe he came, died and rose from the dead to set me free from sin and to reconcile me with you, Father. I receive eternal life into my spirit now. I thank you because now I am saved. I am now Born – Again. I am now one of your kids.”
“Dear Father God, I ask for your mercy and forgiveness for turning my back on you. I come back to you today in total sincerity and like the parable of the prodigal son, I thank you for receiving me back with Joy and Gladness.
I confess that Jesus Christ is the lord of my life and God the father is my Daddy. Hallelujah!”
“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for making me born again. Your word says that you would freely give the Holy Spirit to all those who ask (Luke 11: 13). I ask that you give me your Holy Spirit to live in me. And as I’ve asked I’ve also receive by faith. I thank you Father for your precious gift. In Jesus name. Amen.”

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