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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.

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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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LISTEN NOW: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/12/16/ava-live-radio-life-talk-with-tracy-timberlake

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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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A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Artist Helena Micy

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Listen in live as host Jacqueline Jax speaks with UK artist Helena Micy.
Getting up close and personal with UK music artist Helena Micy..
What gets her hot, A leap of faith from Greece to the UK, and What it’s like to be flawed. Listen in now…

Music: Don’t Change, Leave Me Alone, and Listen.

GETTING TO KNOW HELENA MICY
1) What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Good question this one!
1) I’ve always been singing in English even when I didn’t speak any since I was born and raised in Greece.
2) I quit my two universities to study music and
3) I left my country after 25 years of living there, to come to the UK and chase my dreams. It’s Never too late and so far it’s going really good! :)
2) Name three words that best describe you and why?
1. Stubborn because I always do what I want without listening to what others advise me to do (it’s not a good thing by the way),
2. Very spontaneous. Most of the times I say and do what I feel which is not a good thing to have again and 3. Passionate! If I do something I really love, I give my heart, soul and life to it without thinking that the outcome might be a negative one.
 As you can see, I’m full of flaws. hehe
3) Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil.

4) Any backstage, pre-show rituals? How do you get “in the zone”?
H: I don’t really have any specific rituals but I’m giving a general pep talk to myself most of the times. Before a show I am always nervous because I want it to be perfect but nothing is perfect in life so I am saying to myself that I did the best I could to be prepared for this moment, that I am here to enjoy the show, give my all on stage and do my best, and most importantly to entertain the crowd in order for everybody to encounter a wonderful experience. :) I guess now that I have my full band, we’ll maybe start doing pre show rituals all together. hehe

5) Have you collaborated with any other artists? Who have been your favorites to work with. OR who is on your wishlist? If you could collaborate with anyone in the industry right now, who would that be and why?
H: I collaborated with many wonderful artists from Greece so far such as Stereo Mike (MTV awarded rapper – producer) , Maxi Nil (VOA) and Johnny Zero (Elysion) but the collaboration with Stereo Mike was a big lesson for me because he has a very good knowledge on how things work in the music business so I learnt a lot from him. Our collaboration is an on going process for 3 years now. He did a feature on my EP 3 years ago, then I recorded vocals for his album, currently he is producing my debut album and recently became the bass player in my newly formed band too which is amazing.
I would love to collaborate with so many artists I respect but if I had to pick one, it would be Lacuna Coil because they are the first who inspired me in order to follow the music path and chase my dreams.
 
6) Indie or mainstream? As in would you like to remain an indie artist or is the goal to eventually break out into the mainstream music biz? why or why not?
H: hmmm this is a really good question but I really don’t know which way I will go in the future. I believe you can have a great career both ways but every situation has its pros and cons. I mean.. I am unsigned and indie for now and it’s great because I have 100% control over my career moves. Everyday I am learning something new about the music business and it’s really helpful for an artist to acquire the business know-how but the bad thing is I do not have the time I need to focus on writing music. On the other hand when you’re signed to a label, you don’t have the absolute freedom to do what you want with your music career but I am not against contracts with labels at all. If a good deal comes my way, I will grab the opportunity for sure. :)
 
7) If  you do have plans to release your music mainstream, why do you think its so hard for indie artists to break into the mainstream market?
H: Even when you’re signed to a label it’s still hard to break into the mainstream market as things are very competitive and you have to have the right team around you as well, plus you need a bit of luck too. As an Indie artist, most probably you do everything yourself or with the help of few people who most of the times will be friends or die hard fans. It’s very hard for an emerging artist to be creative and to have a business mind too and I think this is why most indie artists won’t do a mainstream breakthrough. Let’s face it. Music becomes a business when you do it professionally and with the help of the right businessmen/women around you, you can have great fame.
8) What is the single biggest compliment or piece of advice you have received from a fellow artist?
H: “Always work for the song. Let it take you where it wants to go.” – Stereo Mike on how to compose music.
 
9) If ever you decide to hang up the microphone/instruments what is the single most important thing you want people to remember about your artistry? what legacy do you want to leave?
H: I really want to inspire people with my story actually. I’m from a small town in Greece called Elassona where there was no music school around. English is not my native language, yet I write lyrics and sing in English. Greece doesn’t have an R’N’B/Soul music legacy at all so having said all that I would like to be remembered as an artist who defied all odds and did the best she could to achieve her dreams. I want to inspire people to achieve their dreams because I really believe you can achieve anything, if you believe in your own power and work hard enough.
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Enter the giveaway now:
To celebrate our 3rd season of A.V.A Live Radio, we teamed up with IK Multimedia to giveaway gifts every week in December. All you have to do is join A.V.A Live Radio and IK Multimedia on facebook and twitter and leave A.V.A Live Radio a “I Love @AVALIVERADIO & @IKMULTIMEDIA”. Every week on the show we will be giving away prizes to our lucky winners selected at random.

Join these pages now:
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A.V.A Live Radio Holiday Special

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Listen in live: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/12/01/ava-live-radio-holiday-special-1
Host Jacqueline Jax announces this years new 2014 theme song, Orange Avenue calls in with a Holiday greeting for the fans and the A.V.A live Radio community members share their favorite holiday songs with the listeners. Ik Multimedia starts their holiday giveaway.
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“Music can fill in the blanks more than words alone can”- Josh – Orange Avenue

Enter the giveaway now:
To celebrate our 3rd season of A.V.A Live Radio, we teamed up with IK Multimedia to giveaway gifts every week in December. All you have to do is join A.V.A Live Radio and IK Multimedia on facebook and twitter and leave A.V.A Live Radio a “I Love @AVALIVERADIO & @IKMULTIMEDIA”. Every week on the show we will be giving away prizes to our lucky winners selected at random.

Join these pages now:
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- twitter.com/ikmultimedia
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Leave us a tweet : “I Love #AVALIVERADIO & #IKMULTIMEDIA”

Prizes:
irigmic_main_image_450_2iRig Mic: is the first handheld, quality condenser microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed for all of your mobile sound needs. Now you can make professional audio and vocal recordings anywhere on your iOS device. iRig Mic is ideal for the singer, vocalist and songwriter on the move, but also perfect for recording speeches, instruments, performances or other sound sources in the studio, on stage or in the field. The iRig Mic features a highly unidirectional condenser-electret microphone capsule that provides quality recording in both close mic and long distance mic conditions, and provides real time monitoring with its dual mini-jack connector design. A three-level gain switch makes it instantly adjustable for any sound pressure condition — from soft speaking to loud playing. Its familiar form is perfect for handheld performance, plus it allows you to mount it on any mic stand leaving your device free for operating your favorite app. Its rugged metal body is road-ready for the mobile musician. iRig Mic also comes* with VocaLive FREE, IK’s new real time effects processor suite for the singer and vocalist, and AmpliTube FREE for guitar players and songwriters and iRig Recorder FREE, an IK app for quick audio recording and processing. iRig Mic also works with a wide variety of other vocal and audio processing apps for the iOS platform.
iklipstand+mini_main_image_450IKlip Stand: iKlip Stand is a new tabletop holder that raises your iPad above the desktop, positioning it for perfect access while using keyboards, mixers, controllers and other equipment. Tower over your gear with a tabletop holder that puts your iPad right where you need it. It elevates your iPad or iPad mini, making room for keyboards and other equipment below, and provides a more comfortable and ergonomic workspace when using your iPad at a desk. Originally developed for musicians to place their iPad above music keyboards, mixers, or other studio hardware, iKlip Stand also offers a wide range of applications for office, home and school. Designed for ideal weight balance, and constructed from rugged thermoplastic material, iKlip Stand provides a secure and flexible perch for the iPad. Two independent articulation points allow you to adjust both height and viewing angle, in either portrait or landscape mode, with a simple turn of the hand. The iKlip Stand naturally promotes good posture while composing, playing or working, by allowing you to dial in the perfect alignment and positioning for your task. This helps eliminate fatigue and strain, making you more productive for longer periods of time. Good posture = more production = fame and fortune. It’s that simple. Use your iPad with SampleTank for iPad and iRig MIDI to create the perfect mobile music creation workstation. For an even more sturdy stand, the iKlip Stand is available with a convenient “desk clamp” system for securing the stand to your desktop, providing a more stable, permanent solution. Whether reading, studying, checking email, surfing the web or composing your next big hit, iKlip Stand for iPad will help make the task easier and more enjoyable.

A.V.A Live Radio Announces Our 2014 Theme Song: Congratulations to Orange Avenue

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The New A.V.A Live Radio theme song for 2014::
Congratulations to Orange Avenue for their song “one Shot” being selected as our pick for this years 2014 A.V.A Live Radio Theme song.
www.facebook.com/orangeavenue

Special thanks to all the Artists for supporting our station and sending in your songs. We love you!! – A.V.A TEAM

** A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music Crowd Funding
Thank you for being a part of our artistic community. Please share our campaign with your fans and friends. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The A.V.A has been there for you, now your help is needed. Spread the word to your social pages and email lists because this is going to help all of us get connected and rise to the next level. This is a non-profit station and all funds will be used to increase the amount of shows on our programming schedule so more artists will have this opportunity for exposure. Your help will also allow us to triple our artist mentoring program, hire some talented help, give opportunities to reporters to bring in stories and music coverage from your home towns, expand our reach to a wider audience, and bring in some new updated technology to bring you the best quality programming possible. Our foundation has been poured and we are 3 years strong, now this is your turn to help us move into the future of Internet radio.  http://www.gofundme.com/5ex310

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music

A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music

A.V.A Live Radio :: WHO WE ARE
I’m Jacqueline Jax, producer and host of A.V.A Live Radio, “The Voice of the New Music Generation.” www.AvALiveRadio.com
is an indie radio station solely dedicated to helping the struggling independent artists in a new and innovative way. Our station not only provides new artists with a platform to tell their story, we get their music heard by finding just the right people to get the music in front of. From movies to management, we don’t only play the best independent artists from around the world, we are working hard behind the scenes to get their music heard by industry professionals who are already searching for movie sound tracks, indie artist tours, commercials, events, and recording contracts. In addition, A.V.A Live Radio also provides a mentoring program where artists give back to other artists, educational resources on the music industry as well as personal and business branding from industry professionals in our community to those who need help thru our Game Changers Series interviews. We are committed to staying a 100% Commercial FREE Radio station, free from censorship just like the independent artists we support.ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAM
Something that you may not be aware of is our mentoring program that happens behind the scenes. Every artist who submits music for airplay is reviewed and evaluated by knowledgeable music industry professionals for recording quality, vocal ability and creative originality. If an artist isn’t ready to go live, we provide them with an experienced mentor to help them with guidance. The amazing people who mentor for A.V.A Live Radio are all talented artists and music industry professionals happy to give back to our music community because they believe in our vision and know how important this step is to a new artist.A PLACE TO GROW
Artists need encouragement, knowledge, experience, and a place to grow. A place with no boundaries, no limitations, a place where they feel comfortable being themselves. As an artist myself, I have looked to surround myself with supportive people and consider myself very lucky to be a part if this amazing community that has gathered around the A.V.A. As the host of this amazing show, I have had the ability to see first hand what this station has brought to new artists over the three years we have been working towards this vision and I know that we make a difference in people’s lives and I believe that this station has the capabilities to help people all over the world on levels of education, inspiration, creativity, culture, and community. I am so excited to see you all become a part of our A.V.A Live Radio Team.RISKS AND CHALLENGES
Producing a weekly completely independent show is not easy, especially with no operating budget and only volunteers to help. Despite our limitations, we have been doing it successfully for 3 solid seasons and are setting a first goal to triple our programming. if we reach our fund raising goal to have the proper resources to support it.

OUR COMMUNITY
Our active community of creative people from all around the world is expanding every day but keeping all these amazing free services going takes equipment and resources. Now that we have perfected our process, it’s time to ask for your help. As this is our 3rd year anniversary, I’m asking for you to join me in our quest to make a difference.

DONATIONS
Calling ALL artists and music lovers! The A.V.A has been there for you, now your help is needed. Spread the word to your social pages and email lists because this is going to help all of us get connected and rise to the next level. This is a non-profit station and all funds will be used to increase the amount of shows on our programming schedule so more artists will have this opportunity for exposure. Your help will also allow us to triple our artist mentoring program, hire some talented help, give opportunities to reporters to bring in stories and music coverage from your home towns, expand our reach to a wider audience, and bring in some new updated technology to bring you the best quality programming possible. Our foundation has been poured, now this is your turn to help us move into the future of Internet radio.

To make OUR dream a reality, we are simply turning to our listeners and fellow artists to support A.V.A Live Radio with your donation and keep the music ALIVE. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for the 2014 programming. I hope you will help us. We have some amazing sponsor gifts and opportunities for those who are able to donate $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000 or more but whatever the gift, $1, $5, $10, $20… please know that we are very grateful and we want to extend our sincere thanks to you for your generosity and support of the independent artist. The A.V.A is a family and we love having you on our team. We understand that contributing money may not be an option to everyone. That’s ok. Our broadcast is open to everyone around the globe, whether a donation can be made or not. If you are unable to donate at this time, remember that one of the best ways you can support A.V.A Live Radio is by telling your friends about us!

This is an amazing cause and as you know we are dedicated to encouraging and supporting YOUR Dreams and Aspirations. The A.V.A is behind you all the way!!! Thank you for supporting us.

DONATE NOW : Here

SPONSOR GIFTS
$25: A 25 second “Shout Out” on our show. You can send us a message or we can read it for you. Use this “Shout Out” to announce your business, news, event or even a personal message to your friends. You can even get creative and record you own and we will play it for you. Or choose to receive a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax.
$50: A “Shout Out” + your choice of : one of our A.V.A Live Radio Tee shirts or a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax and an iTunes song playlist from our show.
$100: 2 different “Shout Out”s on our shows + your choice of : 2 of our A.V.A Live Radio Tee shirts and a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax and an iTunes song playlist from our show.
$250: Get on the show for a day as a co- host where you get to play D.J.. Select the artists from our list to play and interview and decide on topics with our producer. You’ll also receive one of our A.V.A Live Radio Tee shirts, a personally autographed photo from our host, Jacqueline Jax and CD of the show you co-hosted.
$500: Featured Guest: become A.V.A Live Radio Royalty as a featured guest on our show with Jacqueline Jax. We will add this show in your honor to our existing schedule. Talk about your projects, your news. Design your own featured show with our program manager to shed some light on something YOU feel passionate about. Invite guests to call in.. The sky’s the limit. Come have some fun with us. You do not have to be in Florida to come on our show, we can do it all via skype or a cell phone whatever works for you.

Special thanks to all the Artists for supporting our station and congratulations to Orange Avenue for being selected as our pick for this years 2014 theme song.
Orange AvenueORANGE AVENUE : “ONE SHOT”
The New A.V.A Live Radio theme song for 2014
www.facebook.com/orangeavenue

A.V.A Live Radio Intro Song Is getting Ready to Be Announced

We are so excited to announce the top 3 songs in the running for the  A.V.A Live Radio Intro song for 2014..

The songs being considered are:

Orange Avenue – One Shot

Robb Hill – Watching Waiting

Iridesense – Gasoline

Thank you to all of the incredible artists who have contributed their music to our radio show. We are looking forward to an awesome new year and can’t wait to hear your new music for 2014.

Shout Out from A.V.A Live Radio

The A.V.A Live Radio community is buzzing with awesome news this week. Here’s what’s been going on…

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Congratulation to Carol Whitaker, Author of the forthcoming book, Ridiculously Happy! The Secret to Manifesting the Life & Body of Your Dreams. Her recent TV interview on morning show, “Good Things Utah” was such a huge success they asked her to be a monthly guest expert and highlight each chapter of her book.
Checkout the interview on her website at www.CarolWhitaker.com
Best of luck for a successful book launch December 2nd!

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After footage of their first performance caught the attention of Proctor and Gamble, Fernando Tarango and the Wickersham Bros. were featured in the new Old Spice commercial singing their original song, Just Sing. The newest sparkle in the once rusty town of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the band has made a name for themselves amongst the city’s new wave of creative entrepreneurs – performing on steam engines, street corners and in samba lines. Fronted by classically trained vocalist and actor, Fernando Tarango, the Wickersham Bros. are comprised of professional independent musicians from the blossoming creative scene in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Listen to the New Recording by Fernando Tarango & The Wickersham Bros.

launch-party-save-the-date-fanclub-on-saleCongratulations to Kenny Scharlatt on his new EP “Crank It Up & Get Loud”
FOR AN EXCLUSIVE 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL “Crank It Up & Get Loud” EP PRE-ORDERS? All you have to do is join his FAN CLUB!
It’s free to join and you get AWESOME perks, including pre-sales on tickets, meet & greet opportunities & an EXCLUSIVE 20% DISCOUNT on ALL “Crank It Up & Get Loud” pre-orders! www.KennyScharlatt.com

milan heger music artThese pieces were created by Artist/Architect/Designer Milan Heger, listen to our Game Changer interview on this amazing life creator. (Listen in now)

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A.V.A Live Radio: Iron Chef Event for the Boys and Girls Club

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A night of food and friends was enjoyed by all at the Iron chef event held at Hugh’s Catering to raise funds for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Jacqueline Jax from A.V.A Live Radio was there to cover the event. Special thank you to sponsor Tommy Hartmann for his generous donation to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club and to all those who gave their time and money to make this event successful.

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Shout Out Music News from A.V.A Live Radio

Our music community is buzzing with excitement as artists are making things happen and creating awesome music every day. Here’s the latest “Shout Outs” we thought you may enjoy.

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Tara Eberle and Iridesense have a great gig opening for the Gin Blossoms Sunday November 17th. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet and are interested in going here is the link. You can also buy them at the door.
Where?
Emporium
9 Railroad Ave.
Patchogue NY
We perform at 8.

They are also part of a contest where they could possibly be on VH1. Please vote for their song “Got it Good” and you get free download. Vote here.

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A.V.A Live Radio will be featuring a Holiday playlist of Christmas songs from our music community members on December 1st, 2013. If you want to submit a song check out the details here before November 23rd.

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Steven Jude Is currently in the process of final mix and mastering an album produced by Grammy Award Winning “Doc Wiley”. Shine-On Jacqueline! Here is a link to preview his music.

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Bobi Serafimovski presents a new single named ” MISSING YOU” with special guest amazing sax artist from New York, Mr. Keyan Williams. “I really enjoyed this collaboration and also I hope that you, my dear my friends will enjoyed in this sound on guitars, sax and piano. ” – Bobi

Attention Artists: Send in Your Song for the A.V.A Live Radio Holiday Playlist

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Attention All Artists…
A.V.A Live Radio is creating a Holiday Playlist with songs by our music community members to be featured on a special Christmas radio show coming out December 1st. The broadcast will launch internationally and be shared simultaneously in social media. If you have a holiday song, send in your MP3 now along with your Christmas wish, 140 character quote from you to our listeners and links for your web page and where the song can be purchased if it is for sale. We need all songs in no later than November 23, 2013. Happy holidays!!!

Jacqueline Jax and the A.V.A Live Radio Team

Song Submission:
1) MP3 version of your Christmas or Holiday song… This does not have to be an original.
2) A brief Christmas Wish… What are you wishing for? Tell us in your own words….
3) A 140 character quote from you to our listeners
4) Web site page link
5) Link to purchase your song if it’s for sale.
6) A promo photo to be used on our web cast

Send to: avalive@americanvocalacademy.com

**If you haven’t yet subscribed to this web page, subscribe now so you won’t miss this exciting upcoming event.

A.V.A Live Radio Celebrates Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s Birthday Bash

Dr_Shino_Bay_Aguilera_birthday_bash Beach_2013_logoAll the stars were out and the sky stayed perfectly crystal clear for Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s 45th Birthday Beach Bash and Jacqueline Jax (Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com) was there bringing you pictures from the event. The celebration was held on the private beach in Fort lauderdale, Florida with a florescent dance floor centered right in the sand among glowing tables, leather ottomans and hundreds of white pillows. The white party went well into the night with friends dancing under the stars as cruise ships sailed through the port behind us. The entertainment was endless proving one thing for sure… Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera can throw one amazing party! And Shino, you really do hold the Secret’s to Anti-Aging because you look Ah-mazing!!

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Special Edition Report: Inside Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s New Laser Treatment Wing


Join Jacqueline Jax from A.V.A Live Radio for this special edition report, Inside Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera’s New Laser Treatment Wing.

Pronounced “Sheen-O”, world renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, Cosmetic Laser Expert for his “Secrets to Looking Ageless and Keeping that Youthfull Glow”, Dr Shino Bay Aguilera is Dual Board certified with a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American College of Osteopathic Dermatology. With over 14 years of ongoing advanced training in lasers and Aesthetics. He is a clinical researcher, publisher, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology for five Universities and the top-requested International physician trainer and Keynote Speaker. Dr. Aguilera travels the world teaching physicians the proper use of the newest laser advances and cosmetic techniques and participates in FDA clinical trial studies for a leading global, laser manufacturer. He is called upon to determine the best treatment protocols to maximize the safety and efficacy of emerging technologies.

View our Sculptra Video here:

Dr. Shino bay: www.shinobayderm.com
Radio web site: www.AvALiveRadio.com
Host Jacqueline Jax: www.JacquelineJax.com

Get Ready For a New Season of “Behind The Music” with Jacqueline Jax

Jacqueline_Jax_ava_live_radio_behind_the_musicStay tune for our “Behind the Music” series with Jacqueline Jax for http://www.AvALiveRadio.com

Join Jacqueline as she takes you behind the scenes and gets you up close and personal with the artists.

Subscribe now so you won’t miss one single moment.

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Live Music Spin Summer Favorites

Summer favorites avaliveradioListen in now: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio

Guest D.J Cassie plays our Summer favorites as picked by the fans.

Music by

Tizzy
Gareth Barker
Luis Alas
Johnny Juarez
Unsung Lilly
2nd Chance Kid
Laurie Cairns
Naomi Psalm
Alan Vine
Robb Hill
Ed Conception.

Hot Topic Tuesday: Lady Gaga’s Social Media Secrets of Success

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marketing-tip-of-the-day-2Love her or hate her, Lady G is the queen of personal branding. Personal branding is the process of expressing your unique personality through your brand to your target audience. It is also much more about who you are rather than what you offer. Today I’m sharing the top 10 things that contributes to Lady Gaga’s social media success. With over 39 millions twitter followers, she is leading the pack and you need to know what she’s doing right. With these terrific concepts and examples, you will be able to build your brand on social media like a pro.

I’ll leave you with a quote from Lady Gaga herself:  “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you’ve got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you.”

NOTE: Check out our social media tag for some specific tips on how to dominate social media #avachat www.twitter.com/avaliveradio

New Music Monday Features Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez

stephanie_lewis_johnny_juarez_ava_live_radioJoin us live 8pm est: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/08/06/new-music-monday-features-stephanie-lewis-and-johnny-juarez

New-Music-Monday-JacquelineJoin host Jacqueline Jax for New Music Monday featuring a mix of indie artists from around the world with special music guests, Stephanie Lewis and Johnny Juarez. You will fall in love with this pair of indie artists reaching for their dreams as they release their first single together, “Slip Away”. You will really enjoy our discussion on dealing with negative energy in the music business and how these artists have supported each other and maintained a positive path against all odds.

Also featuring music from Gareth Barker, Naomi Psalm, Carla Jo Carr, Lani Nash and Sherri Austin.

Stephanie’s page www.reverbnation.com/stephanielewis4

Johnny Juarez page: www.johnnyjuarez.com

Attention all Music Industry professionals:

Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveIf you have a professional recording studio in the south Florida area, you won’t want to miss out on this awesome project A.V.A Live Radio is about to announce. This project will not only feature your studio to thousands of new artists all around the world looking to record their next big single, it will be something really fun and exciting that will surely inspire you. There’s room for everyone to participate and I don’t want to leave anyone out so please send me your info using the link below so I can get you the info..

Looking forward to speaking with you soon.
Jacqueline Jax
Host of A.V.A Live Radio

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Hot Topic Tuesday: How To Sell Music When Music is Free?

Listen in Live: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/07/30/marketing-tip-of-the-day-how-to-make-money-when-music-is-fr

Jacqueline Jax branding marketingHow do you make money when music is free? I’m amazed at how much music marketing has changed over the years. I still remember the days before YouTube and direct to fan marketing. Take heart my fellow artists because this is a terrific time for indie artists and there are lots of ways to generate income using a few simple tools and creative ideas. On todays show, I’m sharing one of my ideas that you can use to improve your fan engagement and sell more music online.

Want more terrific ideas and a step by step guide to building a supportive fan base and selling your music online? (Signup now for our musicians workbook: http://eepurl.com/vKMbX)

**Did you like this idea?
If you did, then be sure to get on the mailing list so you won’t miss the launch of this amazing workbook that walks you through the step by step daily routines of developing your music career and building a strong, supportive and engaged fan base.
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Do you have a question for me? I’m happy to help just ask your question below or use Ask Jax link here.

New Music Monday Hip Hop with Cassius K

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Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveJoin host Jacqueline Jax with special musical guest Cassius K discussing Hip hop and his journey through music. You’ll enjoy meeting this genuine indie artist and all that he has to share. He’s building his music brand the right way… with emphasis on the fans!

Also featuring music by Tre Von, Naomi Psalm, Zara Phillips, SJ, Carla Jo Carr
This artist is interviewing management now contact below.

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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Jacqueline: What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Cassius K: I love sushi, write stage plays, and I love to Dogs.

Jacqueline: How do you feel about the music business today?
Cassius K: I feel the music business is more open for independent artist to be successful and we as artist are slowly starting to understand the business more.
Jacqueline: Name three words that best describe you and why?
Cassius K: Caring, Writer, and Sensitive. Those words are who I am and that is whats makes Cassius K.
Jacqueline: Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Cassius K: My 3 year old daughter
Jacqueline: What has been the most successful thing you have done to publicize your music thus far?
Cassius K: Perform at the HOUSTON MUSIC SUMMIT.
Note From Artists:
Cassius K (Cash-us-K)- born Samuel Rueben Cassius Kendrel Robinson to Kenneth D. Robinson and Anna D. Barksdale. The 28 years old TEXAS born Louisiana raised Artist has a true emcees bravado. He would say “I spit from the gut”. 
Cassius is currently on the roster of Presidential Hustle Records & Entertainment out of Houston, TX. 
Cassius K’s new official single “WATCH” produced by H.D. is NOW IN THE STREETS. “WATCH” already has a buzz growing in the streets & the popular social networking platform/site Twitter & a few others. 
Cassius has a versatile delivery and isn’t afraid to express how he feels in lyric, beat & melody. “I adjust my voice to however the beat makes me feel” is what he tells sources…. 
Cassius has been building his name & brand in part by putting his vocals on Mix-tape tracks produced by Just Blaze, DJ Mr. Rogers, Heavy D, Stunt N Dozier, Watts Productions, H.D., 80s Babies, CJ BEATS and was also featured on DJ Merk’s (Official Dj for Dorrough Music) Outbreak VoL1 in 2007. His new single was featured on The Rappers, Trappers, and, Scrappers Mix-tape and also featured on The Future Vol.1 Mix-tape hosted by US1magazine.  
Cassius first solo mix-tape project “PAGE 1” is as scheduled to be released the fall of 2013, and his first album release date being discussed with P.HE. 
Cassius is a Graduate of Prairie View A&M University receiving and BS and MS in 2007 and 2009. In the spring of 2006 Cassius K was initiated in the Eta Gamma of Alpha Phi. 
Alpha Fraternity Inc. and in the Winter of 2008 he was initiated into 
The Insane Alpha of Nu Gamma Phi Fraternity Inc. , a community service organization established in Waller County. The former athlete turned artist says music has always been in him, but he felt football was his passion, but injuries put that goal on hold. His Mother is a singer, father a trumpet player, and his grandmother, Rev. Maxine L. Barksdale was a piano teacher. PUNCHLINES are never his intent but they may happen. “My goal is to MAKE people across the earth feel me” #PHE
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Marketing Tip of the Day: Internet Radio Tour

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Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveI was just speaking with one of our music community members out in Canada and we were planning a strategy to help him break into the U.S Music market using internet radio like A.V.A Live Radio. Although you may not be aware there are thousands of internet radio shows bursting at the seems with online listeners seeking everything from new indie music in specific genres, to how to be a song writer, to becoming a better Mom. The topics are vastly diversified and new content is being created and consumed every hour. Many of the stations/ podcasts have thousands, or even millions of listeners and the content they create stays available online for ever mapping out it’s own piece of internet real estate.

As an artist, you want to take advantage of that open avenue that can deliver your music right into the ears of listeners within your sub-niche. Not only that, but most of the shows have web sites, like we do here at A.V.A Live Radio that will host your photo’s and buy music links for the listeners to easily find you. I talk alot about how to do this, what to look for when selecting stations and how to approach them in the A.V.A Musicians Workbook coming out this fall. Be sure to get on the mailing list so you won’t miss the launch of this amazing workbook that walks you through the step by step daily routines of developing your music career and building a strong, supportive and engaged fan base. Signup now: http://eepurl.com/vKMbX

Who is ready to plan an internet radio tour?
You should only spend time on promotional things once you have the following things in order:
1) Your music is perfect with quality recordings and at least one album released and ready to sell.
2) You have a smashing web site with your own .com for people to visit

3) You have set up at least one social media account in your band name (ie. twitter, facebook, reverbnation)
4) You have a mailing list established with a service like (wordpress or mail chimp) and the signup is front and center on your web site and all social media pages.
5) You have carefully thought out what you would like to say and how you can quickly and easily deliver your message when you are interviewed. This should include who you are as an artists, your latest news, upcoming tour, video or music release and your web site/ social media pages.

I hope I got you thinking more about internet radio and why it is an important avenue for you to consider, cultivate and add to your PR schedule. – Jacqueline Jax (Host of www.AvALiveRadio.com)

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Hot Topic Tuesday: Getting More Traffic To Your Web Site

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Top 10 Tips To Getting More Traffic To Your Web Site

by JacquelineJax
If your on the Internet, then I’m sure you already know that it’s no easy task to getting people to visit your web site. I’m here to tell you that there is an art to attracting traffic to your web site. Now, assuming that you already have a terrific Hybrid Website to share, here are some quick tips for attracting more visitors and keeping them interested once you get them there. (if you don’t have a hybrid website, then I hope your subscribed to our blog at http://www.avaliveradio.wordpress.com because we’ll be sending more information on that to our subscribers.


1) First lets Consider Your Image – Have you ever heard the saying, a pictures worth a thousand words? Your pictures tell your story and that story is who you are and who you aspire to be. What makes people like Steven Tyler, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Bono, Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga trend setters? They know how to put themselves out there in ways that we can relate to. I leave you with this thought. Be yourself but take a step back before releasing images- they may not paint an accurate picture of who you are and what your selling.

2) SEO Optimization – Search engines send robot “spiders” to index the content of your webpage, so be sure to take the necessary steps to prepare your webpages for optimal indexing. Get started by using keyword rich titles on every page of your web site. Next be sure to add informative and sincere text carefully describing what you are selling or presenting on your pages. (if you don’t know enough about SEO optimization, then never fear I have you covered stay tune for our future guides on building your web site right here on A.V.A Live Radio)

3) Subscribe Now buttons- make it your priority to build your company list. Be sure to place a subscribe now box on every page of your web site. You can not start a marketing campaign without potential clients to market to and it’s very important to encourage every visitor to join your list.

4) Start a twitter and facebook account in your web name and share pages from your web site with details about that page. Tell friends in your social network and email list about what’s happening on your site daily, weekly and monthly. Keeping your site current and active is key to creating a place people will want to come back to.

5) Blogging: I suggest you start a blog about something that really interests you and that also has to do with your product. You really have to think out side the box before you decide which direction to blog in but it’s a terrific way to get a dialog started with your supporters. Plus a blog format is fun and easy to update from your phone, iPad or computer. Posts can be stories, events, updates or you can take a picture and post it up with a comment about where you are. But make it fun. The more fun you have with your social media tools, the more likely people will enjoy what your doing.

6) Be genuine. Avoid the hard sell tactics of the major brands. People don’t like to be treated like dummies. Posting a comment about a product, service or music will leave a far better impression than another boring add so keep it real and your friends will keep watching.

7) Drawings & Giveaways! Who doesn’t love free stuff? If your generous with your clients, you will not only get their attention, they will definitely be talking about you. Believe me, there is no better advertising than word of mouth and this is a terrific way to build your mailing list of people who already like your products. Don’t be stingy guys, you have to spend money to make money. So be generous with your products and music. Remember, there are alot of competitive products out there. Your goal is to believe in your products and get it into the hand of your target audience.

8) Business cards- an old but necessary step. Business cards are still today’s most important thing to have if you want to drive traffic to your web site. Business cards are not only really inexpensive, they are a great way to deliver information about your product or service. You’ll need to design a high quality, exciting card with your name, product slogan, logo, web site, and contact information on it. Remember, your card is your first impression so make it a lasting one. Money is no excuse either, online sites like vista print offer super low first order prices with terrific full color card options. So go get it done.

9) Video – Video is an awesome way to advertise your products and let people get to know you as a business owner or musician. Set up a great looking YouTube channel and start creating high quality videos for your music or products. Most of our computer have built in HD cameras but if you don’t you can easily pick one up for around $70 that will do a great job. Be sure to use editing software to add that special polish to your frames and never rush to post. I have a 24 hour rule. If the video still Impresses me 24 hours after I have finished it, then it’s ok to post. If you want to learn more about cameras and editing options, there are tons of tutorials on YouTube. In fact, I’ll be sure to post some links up on the www.YouTube.com/Avaliveradio channel to help you.

10) Relax it takes time
Many of you have been asking how long it takes to build up a following for your music or business. Truthfully, once you have a smashing online presence, you have to be religious about your efforts daily. Many of the people you admire have most likely been at it for at least a year and have not only given their brand alot of thought but have had their image finely tuned by a professional. Stick with it, and don’t get discouraged by a slow start. It’s all about tweeking your plan to maximize your results as you go along.

I hope my tips on “Getting more hits on your web site” were helpful. If you have questions, please be sure to leave them below.

 

New Music Monday Rocks America with Ed Concepcion

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Listen in Live 8pm est: www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/07/23/new-music-monday-rocks-america-with-ed-concepcionJacqueline_jax_Video_live

Join host Jacqueline Jax as she rocks America with singer songwriter metal rocker Ed Concepcion. Listen to his amazing journey through music working with different artists to signing his new deal to make his solo album. Also featuring music by Robb Hill, Iridesense, and Fabrockators.

Songs: Tear Down The Wall (Warfare), It’s an Illusion (Warfare), To Much is never enough, Shattered Reality

Artists links:

Up Close and Personal with Ed Concepcion

Jacqueline:: What are three things that would surprise us to know about you?
Ed::
  1.  I originally moved to South Florida to be an airplane mechanic but quit school to play music.
  2. I used to be a worship leader for a program in the Salvation Army and turned worship into metal.
  3. I didn’t start singing until I moved to Florida at 25 years old.
Jacqueline:: How do you feel about the music business today?
Ed:: I feel it is in much need of passion. The music industry has become dulled down and bubble gum. It needs the passionate artists that wrote epic songs that live on forever! Who will write the songs that will be charting 20 years later?
Jacqueline:: Name three words that best describe you and why?
Ed:: High-energy,crazy,passionate. High energy because I am at 100 miles an hour as soon as I wake until I sleep. People half my age can’t keep up with me. Crazy because I will say almost anything at anytime to crack someone up and put a smile on their face. Passionate because of the feeling I put into EVERYTHING I do. If it’s not worth putting my whole heart into it, I won’t attempt it at all.
Jacqueline:: Who was the single most influential person in your music journey so far?
Ed:: My mother for starting it.
Jacqueline:: What has been the most successful thing you have done to publicize your music thus far?
Ed:: Hands down, it would have to be Reverbnation along with facebook and youtube. All 3 cross promote very well.

Personal note from Artist:

It all started for me when I was 14 and I asked my dad for a saxophone. Now there is a sexy instrument. My dad was too cheap so he bought me a clarinet. Nothing sexy about that! Me? On a woodwind? Never!  So I did what any manipulative 14 year old boy with divorced parents would do. I asked my mom for a guitar and this started a life-long passion for writing and playing music. I was always into the heavier side of everything listening to bands like Iron Maiden, Slayer, Anthrax, and OverKill. My admiration for bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd came much later in life. I grew up on the Jersey shore playing in various projects as a rhythm guitarist. I moved to South Florida in 1993 and met guitarist Eric Wright. That’s when things started really taking off and I realized my potential as a lead singer and song writer. Eric had a lot of music written and needed lyrics and vocal melodies. They flowed out of me like wine and Shattered Reality was formed. The first time we hit the stage was 1 year later at a battle of the bands at the Plus Five in Fort Lauderdale. We chose to go all original. We slaughtered the competition! When we got off stage, strangers asked us to sign their tickets because they thought we were going to be famous quickly. Sadly that was not the case. We dominated the local metal scene and broke up 2 years later. I played in various projects over the next 3 years writing music the whole time but never sharing it with the bands I was in because there was nothing serious. Then I met guitarist Steve Mirable who had amazing abilities but could not write. With my song writing and his shredding we formed Warfare but when auditioning bass players, we could not find a committed one. So, after much frustration, I became a bass player. Then we found Roman Vohsalik, who was exactly the drummer we were looking for, and we were now Warfare the power trio, sounding like a cross between Iron Maiden, Metalica, Rush, and Kiss. Once again, we hit the stage a year later with all originals, and blew the crowd away with our originality, stage presence, and tightness. I believe that music should be done right. A true depiction of the artist/songwriter’s heart conveyed through the instruments of others. That’s why I took a year from the formation to the unveiling of each serious project, especially when I’m writing the music. Warfare recorded a 9 song LP in 2001 and broke up at the end of 2002. I continued to play the local South Florida scene in various bands and projects until 2009 when I decided to go completely solo due to lack of dedication of others and the heartbreak associated with the breakup of a band. I concentrated my solo career in Broward County playing places like, Kahunas, American Rock, Cheers,  Crabby Jack’s, and numerous gigs in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami/Dade area. I moved from Deerfield Beach to Delray Beach in 2012 were I continue to write and play cutting edge, original music.

Regards, Ed Concepcion

New Music Monday Features a Rockin Good Time with Alan Vine

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Here the show 8 pm est Monday 15, 2013 : www.blogtalkradio.com/avaliveradio/2013/07/16/new-music-monday-features-a-rockin-good-time-with-alan-vine

Jacqueline_jax_Video_liveJoin host Jacqueline Jax with featured guest Alan Vine discussing his life touring along with Poison, Skid Row and Motley Crew; playing bass for Vince Neil and how he learned real lessons about the music industry from behind the scenes on tour. The reality of being in the business and so much more…

Social Media: www.facebook.com/Lucifer.Jacksin

Be sure to catch his concert at Hard Rock Bayside Miami August 17, 2013..

Hot Topic: 3 Tips to Preventing Burnout from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

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UPDATE: Marissa Mayer was named chief executive officer of Yahoo Inc. July 16, 2012.

Many entrepreneurs don’t even think twice when it comes to working around the clock. Marissa Mayer, Google’s 20th employee and current vice president of location and local services (now CEO of Yahoo Inc July 16,2012), is no exception. When Google was a young company, she worked 130 hours per week and often slept at her desk.

“For my first five years at Google, I pulled an all-nighter every week,” Mayer said in a recent talk at New York’s 92Y cultural center. “It was a lot of hard work.”

Hard work, she says, has been the key to Google’s success, as well as her own.

For young companies that demand so much of their employees, hard work can spiral into burnout. Learning to prevent it–for yourself and your employees–is essential to your success as a business owner. Here are three steps to get started:

Step 1. Watch for signs of resentment.
“Burnout is about resentment,” Mayer told the audience at 92Y. “[Preventing it is] about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.”

Her assessment is right on target. “The question is whether you can replenish your energy when you get tired,” says Michael Leiter, professor of psychology at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. If you can’t restore your energy or resolve your values conflict with your work, you feel exhausted, cynical, and discouraged–the hallmarks of burnout.

Related: 3 Postures to Boost Productivity Now

Step 2. Find your rhythm.
Mayer’s theory is that you need to figure out what your “rhythm” is, meaning the activity that matters so much to you resentment sets in when you can’t do it. In Leiter’s words, it’s the activity that restores your energy. That might mean sleeping eight hours a night, practicing yoga daily, or getting out in nature once a week. Whatever it is, it’s essential to your satisfaction, so don’t skip it.

“People–particularly entrepreneurs–can put in huge amounts of energy and time,” Leiter says. “Overwork doesn’t burn people out per se, but it’s doing that without knowing the things that replenish you.”

Related: A Secret to Creative Problem Solving

Step 3. Grant employees one must-have freedom.
When Mayer suspects an employee might burn out, she asks them to find their rhythm. They’ve come back with, “I need to be home for Tuesday night dinners,” or “I need to be on time for my daughter’s soccer games.” She grants those needs–no exceptions.

“You can’t have everything you want,” Mayer cautions. “But you can have the things that really matter to you. That empowers you to work really hard for a long period of time on something that you’re passionate about.”

Re-blogged from original article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/223723