Artist Insider 10.5: Laura Clapp – Personal Happiness and Bunnies | June 20, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

This free segment focuses more on the future and some aspects of taking a song from creation to being on a CD.

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  • What is the future for Laura Clapp?
  • How would someone get intouch with you to book you?
  • How do you get onto the college circute?
  • Any website suggestions?
  • Have you ever google’d yourself?
  • How did your publishing deal with ParMusic work out?
  • Do you have an advance with them?
  • Do you work with the artists about setting up demos?
  • Who pays for the demo costs?
  • When is your next gig in Nashville?

Tomorrow we will start a new interview with a record producer.

Running time: 11 minutes 41 seconds

Artist Insider 10.4: Laura Clapp – Taking Responsibility | June 19, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

Welcome back, we hope you honored your Father yesterday. This segments Laura shares who she works with, why, and a little about networking.

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  • Do you want to tell us anything about your next album?
  • What do you say to people who don’t have a network?
  • When you start an album, what do you start with?
  • How important is local radio play?
  • Who do you work with as an artist?
  • How is booking yourself?
  • Do you have to learn to deal with rejection?
  • How do you find venues?
  • Do you have a standard agreement you send out?

Tomorrow is about the future, demos and gigs in Nashville.

Running time: 12 minutes 04 seconds

Artist Insider 10.3: Laura Clapp – Acoustic | June 16, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

Today moves more into talk about the workings of the established music industry and finding endorsement deals.

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  • Gear talk – How did you get a endorsement from Alvarez?
  • Any suggestions for getting endorsements?
  • What do you do with ParMusic?
  • What’s a song pluger?
  • So, you go to people and play the song?
  • How do you find opportunities?
  • What happens if a person wants to use a song?
  • What is the typical timeframe from a song being on-hold to being cut?
  • On hold does not garrote it will be on an album, correct?
  • Do you send out mechanical licenses with ParMusic?
  • Please talk a little about your CDs
  • That first CD was just with friends at Berklee?

The free segment for Monday focused on getting airplay; both on the airwaves and live.

Running time: 11 minutes 04 seconds

Artist Insider 10.2: Laura Clapp – Let’s Write | June 15, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

Today we start on one of Laura’s projects and end on practical services that can help an artist with some of their struggles.

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  • What is the process of directing a ChickSinger Night?
  • What do you thinking about when selecting the acts?
  • Sonicbids
  • Exactly what is a “Kit”?
  • Is there a charge to generate and submit an EPK?
  • How do you further your education?
  • How do you split of a song when you co-write?
  • How do you decide who to co-write with?
  • Are you more of a lyric writer or a music writer?
  • Do you write a song in one sitting or over time?
  • Why did you decide to release music on the Podshow Music Network?
  • Matthew Ebel
  • Daily Source Code
  • Tell us about iTunes and other downloads
  • CD Baby
  • What is the process of getting a song online?
  • Soundexchange – digital broadcast of radio

Tomorrow we talk about going from a written song to a CD and CD productions.

Running time: 12 minutes 01 seconds

Artist Insider 10.1: Laura Clapp | June 14, 2006

Insider: Laura Clapp

You have heard some of Laura’s music, even if you did not know it. We use part of a song by Laura Clapp for our intro and exit music. She has experience in several aspects of new marketing available for music artists today.

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  • How did you get interested in Music?
  • Growing up, what did you do musically?
  • Julie Harris
  • Where did you play?
  • Why did you go to Berklee?
  • Why did you decide to move to Music City, USA?
  • What were your first impressions of Nashville?
  • What were the first steps that you took?
  • Did you have a second job at first?
  • Who hired you to do the demos?
  • Did it pay enough to be a full time job?
  • Do a lot of people do the that?

Next we move into talk about Chick Singer Nights, co-writing, the Podsafe Music Network, and more.

Running time: 10 minutes 57 seconds

Laura Clapp | June 14, 2006

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Laura grew up in house full of music, and she showed proficiency in it early on. While in college she was able to explore many aspects of music, both in playing and production. She then decided to travel to the Nashville to focus on a music career. Along the way she had developed a great support network and explored many emerging or new methods of marketing and promoting herself as an artist. Read more