Online Making Music

When the music industry targeted the world wide web as a way of bringing music to people in all parts of the world, they probably did not consider the impact that this decision would have on so many lives. People now have the opportunity to listen to music any place they need to because online music stores sell music that may be downloaded to many listening devices.

An online music store offers customers the chance to hear live performances of their most prized artist or learn about struggling artists that are trying to kick start a career with their own brand of music. The categories of music haven’t changed one bit over the years, but the people that make the music become historical markers of a moment in music that might be repeated by someone else but never the same as the person who sang it originally.

People have the chance to track the history of one music artist and see how long it takes them to reach stardom. These figures will no doubt be used many times in content over the World Wide Web and serve to inspire other artists with a talent for music to try their hand at making a successful career out of something that they like to do. The fans are responsible for making a music artist a star because they’re the ones that come to the world wide web to buy an album or a particular song off an album.

An online music store allows people to listen to music before they buy it. This is the same service that is offered in any reputable music store but the world wide web provides music customers with search engines that may be used to find different versions of the same song that are sung by singers from many nationalities. This truly differentiates the simplicity of buying music online to the music choices offered in a land-based music store.

Some people need to collect all album that an artist creates over the span of many years. An online music store allows customers to search for their most prized artist and get a copy of the word to all song ever written. To do this in a land-based music store might require the customer to pay additional fees. An online music store allows people to use their home computer to store files and create their own music libraries without incurring any additional fees.

How To Be A Producer

Most business leaders don’t know how to structure their sales organizations or even themselves for maximum productivity. They don’t know how to change, adapt and re-organize for new stages of growth. That’s why they spend thousands of dollars looking for the magic secret to get their sales team to perform like champion racehorses.

I learned the secrets to building heavy-hitter sales organizations while working for billionaire businessman, Charlie Munger. I doubled the sales of the first company given to me in just 15 months. And, I doubled the company’s sales three years in a row. The lessons I learned here, I now teach to Fortune 500 corporations and other prestigious companies worldwide.

The techniques I used are remarkably simple. Here’s how I doubled the company’s sales 3 years in a row:

I put into place the policies and procedures that made mostly all single sales representative perform like a top producer. I systematized the complete sales process. These should be normal business procedures. But 99. 9% of all companies don’t do it.

Turning your sales reps into top producers

In most sales organizations, the sales are ad-hoc. Everyone’s running around doing what they think is best. And, management sets very little or no minimum standards of performance.

For example, do you have a standard for the types of accounts your salespeople should go after? I bet the answer is no!

Have you worked on this aspect of proper targeting? What are your sales representatives going to present? What are the top five strategic objectives you want to achieve from mostly all interaction with mostly all buyer? Have you seriously sat down and talked about that and planned that out? Did you practice it, role-play it and polish it to a fine luster?

If you want to get more appointments and double your sales, you need to keep setting higher and higher standards. You need to raise the bar on what I now call “the minimum acceptable level of performance. ”

Here’s how you can raise your sales organization’s minimum acceptance level of performance:

To double my client’s sales in less than 15 months, I first motivated the sales reps to go out and complete various assignments. They came back the following week and reported what happened, where they succeeded, where they failed, and where they struggled. Then, I went to work and tuned-up each subtle nuance of getting around the gatekeeper.

I meticulously worked on the exact telephone pitch to use. I discovered the five to seven elements of what would make prospects want to meet with the sales reps. I taught them three to five ways to not let prospects hang up on them. You would not believe how much I had to work on “the close” of a telephone pitch.

Then I role-played the heck out of the reps. My goal was to improve mostly all little word in mostly all sentence.

Within about ten weeks, meetings started to pop left and right. The client that was getting a few lousy appointments per week were now getting 30 appointments per week with the exact same sales team.

And here’s the kicker: ALL of the meetings were with “dream” prospects. Instead of working with whatever company they thought of at the time, sales reps were only allowed to work on the “dream” prospects.

Sales reps started to get huge meetings with huge prospects. Every deal was a monster. Previously the client only had a few monster prospects in play. Now they are in play with 20 to 30 monster prospects mostly all single week.

But it did not stop there.

If you want to double your sales, you have to systematize the complete sales process.

The more you can systematize the sales process, the more you can rely on excellent selling going on in your organization.

That’s why I started working on the client sales meeting itself. I analyzed the first thing the sales reps did when they walked in. I helped them figure out the exact questions the sales reps are going to ask and why they are going to ask each one of them.

Then I analyzed the presentation. If you know my material, you know how devoted I am to a great presentation. I worked with the sales team to “set the buying criteria” in that meeting. You want to set it righteous. You want to make yourself the absolute most logical choice. And you simultaneously want to dis-empower all of your competitors completely.

I helped the sales team create the strategic objectives they are looking to accomplish with mostly all possible customer interaction. Then we figured out, how they would be met? And what the next move would be?

We even narrowed down what the ideal sale was and then what are the five layers of alternatives below if there was no way they’d be able to close the ideal sale.

The sales team got so good at closing prospects for a meeting that many would cool off and cancel once they were out from under the white-hot heat I had perfected in the sales pitch. So I systematized the process even further and put into place three separate steps to make sure no one cancels anymore. They company went from a 25 percent cancellation rate to only one in 30 canceling.

I was able to double sales because I was sure of what a top producer would do because I was one.

I knew what systems and procedures to develop because my instincts in this area are all natural. It’s all part of my innate psychological profile.

Top producers respond perfectly to rejection by becoming more effective. They become more aggressive when someone is brushing them off. Top producers are more persuasive if someone is not buying.

These steps can be honed into mostly all aspect of your sales process. You too can turn regular salespeople into top producers. You just drill down like a scientist into each and mostly all aspect of the sales process.

Audio Maker Online

If you’ve read my last article, “What does an audio engineer do when mastering music?”, you already know what’s involved in the professional mastering process. To re-cap what that article said to all whoever haven’t read it, the mastering process adds polish to your songs and makes them sonically cohesive. A lot of albums are recorded and then thrown on a disc, sans mastering. While this works fine, by no means do I recommend it. There are a few reasons why I would not recommend doing this.

1. Mastering adds a professional, commercial sound to your songs or album.
Most of your favorite albums and bands you hear on the radio have had their audio mastered by a professional mastering engineer before it was sent to CD manufacturing facility. This makes sure that you hear all the CD recordings low-end bass, mid-range, and highs crisply.

2. Audio mastering allows another set of ears to evaluate your audio.
Having another skilled audio technician listen to you recording is always a plus. They can bring a fresh perspective and ideas to your album production. Your recording and mixing engineers spent hours and hours listening to your music, someone whoever wasn’t present and has a skilled ear can point out and help better the quality of your finished project.

Audio mastering is a vital step in the recording and CD manufacturing process. This article should help you understand why professional mastering is a step you should not leave out of your next recording project. Most commercially released audio CDs utilize the CD mastering process, and you should do the same.

Music Making Online

Winter Park, CO June 7, 2006 — The annual Winter Park Music Festivals kick off July 1st with a mo long series of outdoor sonorous sessions from jazz to rock, blues, folk and the headliners: Wide Spread Panic and Shawn Colvin.

The town of Winter Park provides authentic Colorado Rocky Mountain getaways for visitors worldwide. The breathtaking panoramic mountain views, easy access to the Colorado River, and endless surplus of activities and attractions make it a popular vacation destination year round.

Lodging is available for the duration of the concert series at Vacations Inc. This premier Winter Park lodging company offers exquisite condos, private and town homes for any size group. A leader in the industry, Vacations Inc. has been providing Rocky Mountain vacations for over 35 years and is proud to offer its finest accommodations to the public for the Winter Park Music Festivals.

The concert series embarks with the 4th Annual Grand County Blues Festival on July 1 and continues with weekly shows: 3rd Annual Winter Park Folk Festival July 9-10 including Shawn Colvin, Widespread Panic Concert at Winter Park Resort July 22-23, and The Winter Park Jazz Festival July 29-39.

To learn more about Vacations Inc. and the Winter Park Music Festivals please visit the website at www. vacationsinc. com or to book accommodation, please call toll free 800-215-6535.

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