Media Training Masterclass

by | 11 May, 2011

Artists are you making the media work for you?

Publicity is an essential tool in promoting an artist’s career, a new product or an event. But once you are in front of the microphone, are you prepared to deliver your message in a concise, engaging manner? Are you ready to take full advantage of every media opportunity that comes your way?

IBMA is offering online semnars – Weinars – So plan now to participate in IBMA’s May 19 webinar at 6 pm Central, “Media Training Masterclass—Making the Media Work for You,” led by the team at the Nashville-based publicity team, Media Maverick, LLC: Vernell Hackett and John Montgomery.

Whether you are an artist, a manager, a record label or independent publicist, an event producer, an association leader who produces events—or even a broadcaster, from the other side of the interview desk—you’ll take away valuable and practical advice from this session.

The fee is $40 for IBMA members or $50 for non-members. IBMA members are welcome to submit ideas for future webinars to na****@ib**.org. ALSO, if you have an area of expertise you would like to share at an IBMA webinar, please let us know that, too.

IBMA member Lisa Jacobi had this to say about the April 2011 webinar, Closing the Deal: Sales, presented by Mary Sue Twohy with WAMU’s “Super! I came away with some new tips and great reminders of skills I had let fall by the wayside. Another motivational session from IBMA.”

Upcoming Webinars:

Please keep an eye on for upcoming IBMA webinars you may want to attend.
July 2011: Face Time: Getting the Most at Music Industry Conventions Prepping for World of Bluegrass (Dan Hays, IBMA & Henri Deschamps, Mast Farm Inn/The Bluegrass Legacy; presenters) For: artists, part-time and regional bands, agents/mangers, publicists

August 2011: Recording Acoustic Instruments in Your Home Studio 101—How to maximize a small investment and transform living space into effective studio space (Joe Weed, presenter) For: new engineers & producers, artists, new record labels

September 2011: Graphic Designs that Pop and Sell  (Aimee Roberts, Gold Bond) For: record labels, merchandisers, event producers, artists, publicists, marketing reps (6 p.m. Central)

November 2011: Getting Past Learning Plateaus For: full-time and part-time musicians, educators, fans who play music

December 2011: Presenting an Engaging Artist Interview (Katy Daley, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country & Cindy Baucom, Knee Deep in Bluegrass) For: broadcasters.