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  •  The EvO:R-Pedia Musicians Tips Section

    Welcome to the EvO:R Tips Section. We call this section EvO:R-Pedia because it is like a complete reference library for Indie musicians...Just about every tip has been used so you won't find false promises and a series of books to buy after reading each tip. This section was put here by musicians so that people that followed can take this knowledge and use it's power.

    First Steps In Community Building
    By: Tim Sweeney (www.TSAMusic.com)

    “Community Building” is a theory that I have developed and have been teaching independent and some of the most successful major label artists (including your musical influences) for the last 25 years. Community Building is based upon understanding who you are as an artist and what the messages and value is in your music.

    Two of the key first steps in building your fans into a community of people who interact with each other and will actively support you for years, starts with your Artist Story and knowing who your fans are. Your Artist Story is a key component of your Artist Profile and expresses to people who you are as an artist, the messages in your songs and how they are valuable to your fans. (It is the replacement for the long outdated press kits that went out 7 years ago).

    Too often artists mistakenly believe the lyrics in their songs will deliver the desired message. However with everything going on in your fan’s lives, you need to get them to refocus on what is important before they can hear what you are saying. Along with your song insights, your Artist Story needs to express your value and what people are going to get from your music. Skip the history of who you played with or where. Your fans don’t care about that, they want to be connected to you.

    To build a ‘community of fans” you must get them to interact with each other. When your fans interact with each other before your shows and with you, your shows transform in their minds from them standing and watching you play, to a valuable experience where they can meet other people with similar interests they will want to hang out with in the future.

    To learn more about building a community of fans that will come to shows and support you, order a copy of my audio book, Tim Sweeney’s Guide To Understand Who You Are As An Artist (www.tsamusic.com/products.asp) and an “Advanced Copy” of the new documentary, 800 CDs (www.800CDsTheMovie.com) to see how independent artists are putting my strategies to use.

    Call me directly at 951-303-9506 with any questions.

    Tim Sweeney

    * If you are ready to go to the next level, join me at www.MusicStrategies.com where I can work with personally.

    Tim Sweeney is is one of the music industry's most highly sought after experts in the areas of artist development, radio promotion, record distribution, retail marketing and publicity. He has helped dozens of record labels both major (Columbia, Epic, MCA, Revolution, Hollywood, Capitol, Mercury, Polygram, Warner and their sub-labels) and independent (Restless, Skunk, Screaming Goddess, amongst others) develop some of their most promising and successful artists of all time. Tim has personally worked with and developed the careers of over 1,300 artists and groups to date and is the author of one of the best selling books on the market today egarding the music industry: TIM SWEENEY'S GUIDE TO RELEASING INDEPENDENT RECORDS. Visit his website, http://www.tsamusic.com for more information on Tim's unique services for indie musicians.


  • Charlie Harrelson- Founder of EvO:R and solo guitarist TL2
    A Message from the founder of EvO:R
    The Independent Music world has become so fragmented that anyone entering into this arena will be lost without having a chance of survival. What every independent musicians needs is information, understanding and a path that leads to success. Sure, you can buy a few books from authors that never played a note or loaded a single amp into a moving van. Pipe dreams are all over the Internet.

    At EvO:R we pride ourselves with sections dedicated to Independent Music News called (The EvO:R Street Journal), Musicians Success Stories and Tips called (EvO:R-pedia) and a Musicians Testimonial Section called (The Goods) dedicated to Internet based companies that deliver on their promises.

    All this news and information and we don't charge a single penny. We also respect your online privacy by refusing to track your browsing habits while on our website. We simply want to deliver the BEST news, information and success stories for the Independent Musician.

    Thank-you for visiting EvO:R and tell the world that we are out here..
    Charlie Harrelson
    Founder of EvO:R
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