Hello <>,

and welcome to Issue 33 of Songmaker!Xpress.

Table of contents!

1- Welcome word

2-For all our (New) subscribers, Two FREE!( Download) E-booklets. All you have to know when starting your own web site.

3- Article: Playing gigs and enjoying competitions for the unsigned. A great way to get discovered by the big Industry..

4-Looking for songs

5-Usefull services

1) Welcome word..

First of all <> , thank's for your support. A special thanks to the new subscribers.

Happy New Year to you all...

May all your wishes comes true in 2010..

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3) Article: performing in front of an audience

Playing on stage can be quit overwhelming.. You can learn it only by doing it... Playing in front of an audience, it's not the same thing as practicing in the back of a garage, or before friend and relatives, who knows you..

In case you didn't have notice yet. There's a new section added to our web site. It's called the " Unsigned music competitions" for bands and singer-songwriters,.... It's a list with unsigned music festivals and contests from the UK,US,Australia,Canada, and Europe..But there are a few that need to be added yet, the year is still young and this is a new section of our website.. Be patient.. It will arrive soon..

I suppose that the ultimate goal for every band is to perform on stage in front of a wild enthusiast public. After-all, that's the reason why you have been practicing with your band , or at your place. Rehearsal on your instruments.

Then we didn't even mentioned about the presure of talent spotters , who can be watching among the people in front of you.

If you playing a gigs,or enter for a band contest, then the chances are that there are A&R Exec. watching in the crowd, in the audience. These guys will evaluate every aspect of your band.

The songs and music that they are hearing, the songwriting, the instrument playing will be evaluated , and the vocal ability of the lead singer. On the end they make an overall score of your bands stage performing. This score will be a crucial part of the fact that you get a record deal or not.

There are band competitions everywhere in the world, but I suppose that you're most interests goes to English speaking countries. United states, Canada, Australia,Ireland,United Kingdom, Europe,New Zealand, perhaps even South Africa.

You can even combine a festival tour with a little vacation in an other country. Bands from US can go to Europe, and bands from the UK and Europe can go to the US to do some gigs there.So,playing on festivals oversea can be a combined vacation destination.

Take in mind that for some (the big) festivals you have to do audition first and for other competitions (the smaller ones) maybe not..

The pro and cons of playing gigs

The pro

The competition for unsigned bands and singers provides a great opportunity to perform live in front of A&R Execs,top producers, promotors.... In other words, you can show the big music industry people your talent..

Playing on stage is great, if the public is enthusiast, it will give you a great feeling,being on stage..

Playing in front of a public,It's gives a certain satisfaction of all the work that you have done before..

The con

Stage fright is probably the worst nightmare of every band that's playing on stage. If one member of the band is dying on stage because of stage fright. This can ruing the whole show. Taking drugs to overcome your stage-fright is not an option, for the same reason as in previous mentioned. It want help you to perform better.

Drinking alcohol is an option either. If the band is drunk, they can hear if they are playing the way it should be, or just playing rubbish, what would be devastating for your band if "the big people" are listening in the public.

The only thing that you can do is trying to overcome your stage fright, or you have to stop doing gigs. I can't imagine that you like to perform on stage while it's feels like dying.

It can happen that your stage fright will disappears after a few gigs, and you get used to play before a crowd. That would be the bast thing, I suppose.

It's possible that it'll pass over playing the first notes on stage..

If all this want work and your stage fright stays, then you have to decide if you really want to continuing with performing.

Like I said before, stage fright isn't a happy feeling.. But it's your choice to continue or not.

Thanks for the time sharing and feel free to visit at our new section at "

Band/Singer" Unsigned band competitions.

4)Looking for songs?

United States Chistian solo artist "Carly" is looking for Christian songs..

E-mail Address: cfletch22@aol.com

If you wish to send song material: Make sure that your material is copyrighted and in case you decide to team-up. Make sure that you have a signed agreement between both parties..

5)Useful services

If you're thinking about starting your own website! Than,why not building yourself a solid online business.. Read this info how to... Step by step..

A word about promotion

Promote your demo CD..Everything you have to know..

The yellow pages of the Music Industry

We've come to...

the end of this month Issue. I should say: Up to our next one.

Thanks again for sharing your time with us.

If you have Comments! Ideas! Feedback on the subject!

Just let me know..by simply replying to this newsletter.

<> ,until our next issue ..

Best regards.

Paul F...

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