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“A formal signed contract is not always needed, and many venue bookers won’t sign one anyway. However, an email that says, ‘Yes. We will pay you $300 for this gig’ will work. If you have a contract and the venue still refuses to pay, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.”–David Barber, booker, author. Interviewed in MC Jan 2013


MC’S FRIDAY FREEBIE: LAST WEEK’S WINNER, THIS WEEK’S PRIZE Last week’s winner of the Music Connection “Friday Freebie” was Josh Loughrey of Pennsylvania, who won a complete Editing, Mixing and Mastering Package at The Hidden Studio. MC’s next Freebie–a Digi-Cards & Digi-Codes Package from Digi-Cards Worldwide–is for anyone who needs to get music out to the world efficiently and affordably. A $1,000 value, the Package includes 1,000 custom Digi-Cards Download Cards and 5,000 Digi-Codes Download Codes. So ENTER NOW! Go to the Music Connection website and look up in the top right corner for the words “FRIDAY FREEBIE.” The drawing happens THIS FRIDAY, Jan. 11th. Winners are announced every Friday after 1 p.m. on the Friday Freebie page.

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PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR HAS 10 SLOTS AVAILABLE After a busy year culminating with shoots for Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Motionless in White, The Misfits, GWAR, Arsis and Epica, Jeremy Saffer will give his first West Coast music photography seminar. The two-day seminar will take place on Feb. 9th and 10th at Soundcheck Hollywood, located in West Hollywood, CA. Saffer will cover the entire process as well as what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a pro photographer within the music industry will be discussed. See

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UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS PROGRAM The Casio company has three artist-based initiatives in the works: the Up And Comers Project, GRAMMY Camp-Basic Training, and The Songwriters project. You can read all about them–and maybe get involved–by checking out the January issue of Music Connection. Click HERE.

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