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Kill the competition: How to Build Your Own Electronic Press Kit

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Sample page: www.reverbnation.com/jacquelinejax

Music industry professionals are loving the use of electronic press kits to not only see the full scope of an artists brand, presentation and fan response but to also to keep their offices clutter free. If you want to get serious about your music, add an electronic press kit to your promo plan. First impressions are everything when trying to get the attention of the music industry so make sure your press kit blows them away.

What to include:
A great press kit should include, your photos, music, story and fan demographics.

Where should you send it:
Press kits should be sent to labels, radio, online magazines, news papers, managers, venues and everyone else you want to get coverage from or do business with.

Who has the best deal?
I have shopped around for great deals on press kits for you and would recommend you check out Reverbnation. At only $5.95 for unlimited distribution, the tools and price for what they offer is unbeatable.

How easy is it to set up?
All you have to do is set up a free reverbnation page for your music or band and your account will ask you if you would like to automatically upgrade your account by adding options like: press kits, a music app, newsletters, distribution, etc. All you have to do is opt in for the press kit which you can cancel at any time should you feel your not using it or still not ready.

What are the advantages of the RPK (Reverbnation Press Kit)
As a bonus, you can opt in for opportunities to gain exposure for your music through Reverbnation and they will email you opportunities to submit your press kit to. I also like the way they automatically include all your goodies in very few clicks.

When do I need to get one?
You should get a press kit after your music is at its best, its available for sale, and you have built a strong and engaged fan base.

Here’s a page where you can get more Info when your ready:
http://www.reverbnation.com/band-promotion/epk-electronic-press-kits

Best of luck,
Jacqueline Jax
Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com

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Behind the Music : Singer Songwriter Héllena

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Born and raised in a small village in Greece, Héllena always felt the need to move to a big city and chase her musical dreams, which she did in 2005 by relocating to Athens where she took Piano and Modern singing lessons. In 2009 she started writing her own material. Héllena recorded her self titled EP in 2010 at Artemis studios. In late 2011 she decided to take a leap of faith and moved to the UK to work on her debut album with the MTV award winning Producer Stereo Mike. The first single borne out of the collaboration was “Don’t Change”. This set the scene for what’s about to come. Living in London for only a short time, Héllena made it into the top 20 on MTV Unsigned, gaining 3 Gold awards on BEAT100 for her song “Don’t Change”. Héllena had the privilege in March 2013 of performing alongside Stereo Mike at SXSW festival. Early 2014 saw Héllena reach the heights of no2 in the ReverbNation’s Soul/R’N’B charts for London. Héllena is now fast establishing a strong online fanbase as well as performing with her new band at live gigs. May 2014 sees the new single “Dream Big” from her forthcoming album “Body and Soul” being released. This Singer/Songwriter is being tipped for future success and keep your eyes peeled to this talented diverse artist. Héllena has come to the attention of the BBC with an appearance on BBC London 94,9 fm Simon Lederman show in early April 2014. -

AVA Live Radio Interview HellenaINTERVIEW:
Jax: You’ve had a recent name change from Helena Micy to Hellena. What promoted you to change your name?
Hellena: I changed my name for many different reasons but the most important ones are that most of the people were pronouncing “Micy” the wrong way and that now my name is more Hellenic…Greek

Jax: How are you adjusting your name change on social media, your web site and across all your previous advertising?
Hellena: It takes hard work to change your social networks and everything. For example I had to create a whole new Page on Facebook and lost the 2200 fans I managed to gather there in 2 years…so it’s not that fun..but it had to be done.

Jax: Do you feel that this will confuse your current fans?
Hellena: People need time to adjust to the new name now…but it’s not totally different from the one I had before so I guess everything will be as it’s supposed to be in few weeks time.

Jax: How do you feel that this change will benefit your career?
Hellena: I feel that I will benefit from the name change in the long run. It’s memorable, easy to pronounce, unique and it’s 100% me. It feels right…and when something feels right, I go with my guts.

JAX: What have you always wanted to do if your ever given the chance?
Hellena: Singing… and thankfully I’ve been given this chance already. :)

Jax: Would you consider yourself a spiritual person?
Hellena: I believe we’re all the same and that we should treat each other equally. I also try to surrender to the unknown…so hopefully I am a spiritual person.

Jax: Tell me a story about your song. Why you wrote it. Explain the meaning. What does it mean to you? Is it about someone?
Hellena: I think that nobody can find contentment and live a happy life without Dreaming. I love merging real life with imagination. It’s in my DNA. I am personally convinced that imagination and real life are somehow connected. Your thoughts become your reality.
I wrote “Dream Big” during a very difficult period in my life. I wasn’t able to dream at all during this time and I needed something to keep me going and keep me alive. My lyrics for “Dream Big” certainly did. They somehow saved me.

JAX: Do you believe that our journeys are routed by fate or are we predestined to live eternally by reincarnation learning as we move thru time and meeting up with the same souls continuously?
Hellena: I really don’t know. I just try to enjoy life as much as possible and go after my dreams. I really don’t think about next or past lives. I am more concerned about the “NOW”.

JAX: Have you every heard of the power of positive attraction? It is where we attract what ever we think of. If we want success, then we only think of only success. If we think of what we don’t want to happen, we can attract that too. What do you think about the concept? Have you used it in your journey? If so how and did it work?
Hellena: Yes I totally believe that. I’ve seen it happening countless times in my life so I try to think positive as much as possible and go with the flow which is not easy by the way since I am a control freak… hehehe

JAX: I know what you mean about losing inspiration for dreaming. I am a big dreamer, it let’s me create the world I share with others. Things can take my inspiration like people, sadness, exhaustion, burn out….. What happened to cause your block?
Hellena: Many things happened back then which I don’t want to remember since I am in a really good page of my life at the moment, but these things that happened to me…made me stronger and better..helped me evolve as an artist and as a human being too so I am thankful they happened to me in the end. :)

Jax: I was just recently answering an email to a reader who is feeling depressed and in a rut. She has lost her inspiration and her days have become a routine. Can you offer any ideas or advise for her?
Hellena: Sometimes when you’re depressed you cannot push things because they will only get worse. I think acceptance of the situation and belief that things will get better as they always do is the best option but I am not maybe the right person to ask. Hehe

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{A.V.A Live Radio After Show with Jacqueline Jax} Relationships and Pre-Production on Milan Hegers Show


Hang out with radio host Jacqueline Jax on the A.V.A Live Radio After Show. Seattle Artist Milan Heger skypes in, show producer Galia stops by for some “Life Talk” and Jacqueline introduces some new fashion and vintage finds. Laugh with us behind the scenes during pre-production of the show as Valentine gets jealous and Jacqueline talks about people and change. The fun never stops on A.V.A Live Radio.

TWEET #OUTFITOFTHEDAY #AVAafterSHOW @JacquelineJax @AvALiveRadio

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Milan_ava_live_radioArt Work by Milan Heger .
The black and white print is called “Walking on an Empty Box” and it symbolizes freedom…the kind where you can be yourself.
This piece got awarded by a juror in a national print competition.
 The red piece is called “Dunes on Fire” and it is an original work of art. That piece speaks about the guiding star that we should follow.

“Walking on an Empty Box” prints available for purchase on www.saatchionline.com/milanheger

 Also, you can see some of his pieces on www.patriciacamerongallery.com  (find artists, then Milan Heger)
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Celebrity Breakups on A.V.A Live Radio Life Talk

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Celebrity Breakups @AVALIVERADIO Listen in now: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2014/01/06/ava-live-radio-life-talk-with-tracy-timberlake

Jackie_Tracy_Voice6Join host Tracy Timberlake with Jacqueline Jax and Galia as they discuss life issues on breakups from current stories in the media such as Khloe Kardashian’s battle against Lamar Odoms drug addiction, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth called off their engagement shortly after the twerking queen debuted her scandalous dance moves at the MTV VMAs: The two Hollywood A-listers have not filed for divorce, but revealed that they had separated in August of this year, now could they be getting back together? We will also be answering questions from our audience.

LIFE TALK

The greatest gift you can give the world is being exactly who you were meant to be. What are your dreams? What are your struggles? Join us at AVA Live Radio where we chat with Life Coach Tracy Timberlake as she answers your questions. Searching for life’s purpose? Starting a new chapter in your life. We will help you navigate this experience and encourage you through the journey of discovery. Struggling with fear and self-doubt? Are you experiencing a lack of confidence? Learn practical tools you can use to retrain your mind to think more positively. Learn the art of intuition and clarity. Understand how to handle conflict the right way and get through the hectic Holiday Season unscathed. We will tackle all of these topics and more! Don’t forget to tune it to LifeTalk on AVA Live Radio.

ABOUT TRACY TIMBERLAKE

Tracy is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in personal transformation and spirituality. With over 10 years experience in counseling, leadership and motivational speaking and teaching, Tracy has worked with organizations such as Kids Across America, Citikidz, Parallel and more. She is also a Beauty Guru under the name Dazzle Diaries on Youtube and is currently writing her first self-help book.

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A.V.A Live Radio After Show with Jacqueline Jax: Travel, Fashion, Design, and Vintage Finds


Hang out with radio host Jacqueline Jax on the A.V.A Live Radio After Show.
Today’s Topics: Travel, Fashion, Design, Love, Relationships, Q &A, and Vintage Couture.

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The Camille Outfit sold at Blondi Beachwear : Camille Bateau Top / Camille Pencil Skirt

Links for Vintage shop: www.blondibeachwear.com/vintage_collection

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10 Social Media Marketing Tips From the Pros

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Join host Jacqueline Jax as she gives you the top 10 most current social media marketing tips from the pros. Part 1 of a 3 part series airing December 17,18, & 19.

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TWEET:  Check out our social media tag for some specific tips on how to dominate social media #avachat and to submit your questions.

Today’s Show Notes:

#1- Research Popular Content From Your Competitors
by Ian clear fromRazor Social: If a type of content is popular with the audience of your competitors and colleagues, it stands to reason that a similar post will be popular with your audience. This isn’t about copying content, it’s about crafting content around a similar topic, but with a different slant.

For example, Jeff Bullas wrote a blog post on 7 Marketing Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore, which was very popular. He used his post as inspiration to write a post titled 7 Social Media Tool Trends You Shouldn’t Ignore … this article was also very popular.

There are a few tools that help with his research:
Social Crawlytics does an analysis of your competitor’s content and shows you how often each post is shared across each of the social networks.

SEMRush shows you what keywords bring your competitor the most traffic so you can target the same keywords in your own content.

My favorite thing to do is drive inspiration from facebook pages and instagram a that I follow and admire. If your a singer, then follow the top 5 in your genre for ideas of how you could better reach your audience with your content. Looks at their photos, statements, tags, links, time of day and how often they post.
This is a great way to get inspired when your feeling thirsty for new content ideas. You’ll get a to Of great ideas. And always follow the best and the ones who apply to what your doing.

#2- Increase Views on YouTube Using These Thumbnail Creation Tips
Gideon Shalwick : It’s no secret that getting more views on YouTube can greatly help grow your business online. But with the vast majority of videos on YouTube getting mediocre results, everyone wants to know how to get more legitimate views! One of the easiest ways to get more views is to create compelling, attention-grabbing thumbnails for your videos.

The Secret to Creating Powerful YouTube Thumbnails is at your finger tips. You need to get three things right for creating powerful YouTube thumbnails.

Check Your Graphics: Start with a good headshot or closeup of your face to create a personal touch with your thumbnail, then add a colorful background—like a starburst—to grab viewers’ attention. Use attention-grabbing backgrounds.

Text: Use compelling text inside your thumbnail design to tell your viewers instantly what your video is about and why they should watch it—maybe use your video title. Make sure your text is easy to read, even at the smallest display size of your thumbnail on YouTube, and that the image is on the left and text is on the right.

X-Factor: Think about how you can inject emotion into your thumbnails. For example, the expression on the face of the person you’re using can be that of shock, amazement, disgust, enjoyment… choose an emotion that will create intrigue and get people to click on the image.
Great tips from Gideon.

#3: Limit Your Social Media Platforms
John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneuronfire.com
His social media marketing tip for businesses today is to find three or four social media platforms where you can build the strongest presence that will be most beneficial for your business. With countless social media platforms available today, it’s impossible to grow a strong presence on every one. Having a mediocre presence on six or seven social media platforms is far inferior to a strong presence on three or four when it comes to your social media marketing goals. Do your research and build a strong presence on three or four platforms. His point is, Why spend time on social media platforms where your audience might be hanging out when you could be spending that time on social media platforms where you know your audience will be hanging out?

To find out if your target audience spends most of their time on one platform over another, join online groups within those platforms that focus on your industry or niche. If you find that the members are really active and engage on the topics you’re focused on in your business, there’s a good chance that a presence on that platform will benefit your business.

I personally like to use different platforms for different things. For instance my wordpress blogs are for my articles and news, then my facebook allows me to build more meaningful relationships with my followers. I use twitter to drive traffic and discover new things. Research information, etc, linkedin for business connections, Instagram @JacquelineJax to share and create images and Pinterest to share products with links for purchasing, everything is cross promoted into each other from time to time and tumblr and twitter gets it all. That’s a quick picture of my social media world for @jacquelinejax and my clothing company @blondibeachwear

A.V.A Live Radio Life Talk with Tracy Timberlake

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Jackie_Tracy_Voice6Join host Tracy Timberlake with Jacqueline Jax talking about life’s toughest challenges. 

Topics: Dealing with Family gatherings, Bullies, setting boundaries, improving your self confidence, building better online relationships, and standing up for yourself.

LIFE TALK

The greatest gift you can give the world is being exactly who you were meant to be. What are your dreams? What are your struggles? Join us at AVA Live Radio where we chat with Life Coach Tracy Timberlake as she answers your questions. Searching for life’s purpose? Starting a new chapter in your life. We will help you navigate this experience and encourage you through the journey of discovery. Struggling with fear and self-doubt? Are you experiencing a lack of confidence? Learn practical tools you can use to retrain your mind to think more positively. Learn the art of intuition and clarity. Understand how to handle conflict the right way and get through the hectic Holiday Season unscathed. We will tackle all of these topics and more! Don’t forget to tune it to LifeTalk on AVA Live Radio.

ABOUT TRACY TIMBERLAKE

Tracy is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in personal transformation and spirituality. With over 10 years experience in counseling, leadership and motivational speaking and teaching, Tracy has worked with organizations such as Kids Across America, Citikidz, Parallel and more. She is also a Beauty Guru under the name Dazzle Diaries on Youtube and is currently writing her first self-help book.

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