3 Image Tips to Remember in the Music Business~ Thursday, Sep 23 2010 

When we think of our careers and where we want to go we rarely think of image as one of the keys to getting us there. However image can make or break a deal in the music or entertainment industry. In a perfect world it shouldn’t matter what you look like, or what you have but in reality it is all about having not only the talent but the right look at that time. Below are 3 image tips you should remember before stepping out into the entertainment industry.

Do your research: Yes, research on image, and style. Looking at the top leaders in your talent or industry will tell you what the audiences are responding to now. Additionally looking into the different career levels and their images will help you determine what helps with longevity after all that is the ultimate goal.

If you are planning to be singer and singing is your talent, no matter if you are male or female look at the artists that have reached platinum or higher and been in the field for 10-20 years. What makes them stand out from the crowd.

Analyze your current look: Take the time out to review your overall image. Determine what message you want to portray to your audience, and what feels comfortable. The truth is image is often the most difficult part of getting a new artist started. Why? Because you need to play to the audiences but you need to still be yourself while doing it!

Gather the opinions of outsiders: Taking the time to ask others what they think of your image and what they would change doesn’t make you look “bad, or inexperienced” and it will give you a unbiased opinion. The truth is we all think we look good in what we pick out but this isn’t all about you, it has to be about your fans as well.

Remember that though it is your image and expression it is also about how you want your audiences to perceive you and what they want in an artist. The entertainment industry has its corks but if you are truly serious about wanting it, you will take the extra steps needed to get there and listen to your constructive feedback with open ears and eyes!

 

Top 3 Things To Perfect Before You Can Make it Big! Thursday, Sep 23 2010 

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For many of us our ultimate dream is to become a icon, a celebrity that everyone else wishes they could be. However before you start pushing for your dream there are a few things that you should have done when getting started.

Perfecting your Talent: While we all wish that we didn’t need any practice and it would just come to us, the reality is having talent and keeping it are two totally different things. It is important as with any form of talent whether its sports, dance, vocals, instrumentals, juggling, or whatever you must continue to practice and use it. Or else it may die out.

Perfecting Yourself: Whether its the big screen or the big stage you need to perfect your own image before you run to the for front. The words “First impressions” are there for a reason. It is important that you not only take pride in your image but keep it up everyday, you never know who you’ll meet or when you will meet them.

Perfecting Your Business: While your talent maybe singing you still need to know the ins and outs of the industry. In fact the more you know about the field or area you are going into the better off you will be. It’s like being a supervisor for a plant. If you don’t know what it is that each employee must do, how do you know they are doing it right or doing anything at all? Remember to educate yourself about everything you can. This will in sure that you are protected. After all who better to protect your interests than you!

Though we all want to make things happen right away, and are searching for the money in our field it is good business to be sure you have all your ducks in a row before you head in full force. Taking an extra 6 months-to a year should not be the end of the world after all you still have your whole life ahead of you.

If you think you are ready for the majors, and want to give it a try tune into Talent TV and let the world see for themselves! Log on and make your profile today www.venustalenttv.com

Have Fun in Detroit/ Find Summer 2009 events in the Detroit area~ Thursday, May 28 2009 

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Are you having trouble finding things to do in the Motor City? Check out all the events and things to do in the Detroit area below. For more information go to http://detroit.donyell.net


June 2009 Events

* Midsummer Nights in Midtown – every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in the month of June; A different Midtown venue each evening of the series, presenting performances for everyone to enjoy, including family activities at the Detroit Science Center, an aerial dance performance with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, avant-garde jazz and international music, award-winning poets and authors and more.

* Detroit’s Big Bar Night – June 4, 2009; Noon – 8 pm; Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and Generation Goodwill are teaming up with a handful of Detroit bars for a fundraising event to fight local unemployment. WHERE: Bookies Bar & Grill – 2208 Cass Avenue (313.962.0319); Detroit Pub – 1326 Brush Street (313.963.3500); Jacoby’s – 624 Brush Street (313.962.7067); Patrons can participate by donating $5 for a Generation Goodwill wristband, and each bar will provide exclusive food and drink offers for wristband purchasers. All money raised will support Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s mission to provide job training, education and career assistance to unemployed individuals in the region.
* Detroit Black Expo III – June 5 – 7, 2009; Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center; “A Weekend of Economic, Networking and Entrepreneurship Empowerment
* 4th Annual Chaldean Festival – June 5 – 7, 2009; Southfield Civic Center Pavillion; celebration of contemporary Chaldean culture for anyone who wishes to be a part of the festivities and embrace Chaldean culture, music and food. The three-day festival will feature carnival rides, children’s activities, food and merchant, booths, live entertainment, dancing and more.
* Ann Arbor 2009 Summer Festival – June 12 – July 5, 2009
* Red Bull Air Race – June 13 – 14, 2009; Detroit River
* Fifth Annual Hot Blues and BBQ Festival – June 19 – 20, 2009; Scripter Park Hot Blues And Bbq, Oxford, MI
* River Days 2009 – June 19 – 21, 2009; Detroit River Walk
o The Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Sandwich Making and Eating Contest will feature three of the fastest sandwich makers going head-to-head against three World Class Major Eaters to see who is faster. Saturday, June 20 @ 2:00 p.m.; GM Plaza Stage
* Arab American Festival – June 19 – 21, 2009; Dearborn
* Cruisin’ Gratiot – June 20, 2009
* Detroit Fireworks – June 24, 2009 (Wednesday); Thursday is raindate; 10:06pm; Hart Plaza and Detroit River
* Stars and Stripes Festival – June 26 – 28, 2009; Mount Clemens
* Jazzin’ on Jefferson 2009 – June 27, 2009; 11 am – 9 pm; A free street festival in the heart of the Jefferson East community featuring vendors, merchants, artists, and musicians.

July 2009 Events

* Comerica CityFest – July 1-5, 2009; New Center
* Michigan ElvisFest – July 10 – 11, 2009; Ypsilanti; Historic Depot Town
* 2009 APBA Gold Cup – July 10-12, 2009; Detroit River
* 2nd Annual Cruisin’ Michigan Avenue – July 11, 2009; Wayne, Westland, Inkster, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn
* PAH-FEST:Motown 2009 – July 13 – 19, 2009; Open to the public, this unique entirely-free digital media festival gives Metro-Detroiters access to digital equipment and professional coaching, enabling them to take part in movie-making.
* DMC GUILD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – July 13, 2009; 12:00 p.m. & 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start; Detroit Golf Club
* I aRt Festival – July 25 – 26, 2009; unique, interactive event featuring juried artists’ booths, a variety of food, live entertainment, arts workshops, demonstrations and children’s activities. The Marquee is located behind town hall at 15145 Beech Daly; July 25th from 11am-9pm and July 26th from 10-3pm
* 15th Annual Vans Warped Tour 2009 – Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 12:00pm; Comerica Park

August 2009

* Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook – August 1, 2009; Held indoors at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at the magnificent Meadow Brook Hall in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the internationally renowned Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. See 100 significant and historic automobiles cross the auction block from pre-war classics to exotic sports cars.
* 15th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise – August 15, 2009
* WON FROM THE HEART – August 20, 2009; 6:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.; International Banquet Center – Greektown
* 2009 Michigan State Fair – August 28 – September 7, 2009; State Fairgrounds; 10am – 10pm
* 2009 Ilitch Charities Celebrity Golf Classic – pre-event party will be held Sunday evening, August 30, 2009, at MotorCity Casino Hotel. The Celebrity Golf Classic will be held Monday, August 31, 2009, at Oakland Hills Country Club.

September 2009 Events

* 2009 Michigan State Fair – August 28 – September 7, 2009; State Fairgrounds; 10am – 10pm
* 30th Detroit International Jazz Festival – September 4 – 7, 2009; Downtown Detroit

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Reuben Graces the American Idol Stage and Stevie Wonder Performs Saturday, Mar 28 2009 

In the world of American Idol rumors flew the most about Reuben Studdard. His stand-offish behavior to TMZ when they questioned him about attending another American Idol show was quite disturbing to many. However despite our debuts Reuben attended, and gave us another performance on Thursday. A shock to say the least.

In attendance was also the legendary Stevie Wonder, its always a pleasure to hear his unique sounds. Stevie Wonder also performed at the White House on February 25th of this year receiving the Lifetime achievement award.

Many other artists performed in honor of Stevie Wonder that night. And many remember the journey Stevie took with the president all the way up to the election and beyond.

Who will be voted off in the next American Idol show and who will be honored next in the heart of our President? Only time will tell~ Until next time,