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A Dance Floor filled with the Sounds of Blood... 

The lights dim, and the crowd murmurs as he takes the stage. The familiar house beat—four on the floor, accented with snare and hi-hats, comes in, driven by the familiar bass that sets the tone and mood of his brand of post-apocalyptic, horror house, that begins the rhythm and buzz on the dance floor, driving the crowd to dance. Smiles and cheers go round the floor as fans shuffle and groove to the beat, mesmerized by the otherworldly tones.  

This is a BLOODTONE show, but it is not just any BLOODTONE show. This is the first time BLOODTONE will play in Florida, and he is coming to Los dos Plebes Night Club, brought to you by Manifestation Empire and Jo Jo Productions. You get to be part of this experience on December 29, 2018.  

Direct support will be provided by Mvnfest, Portalz, and VictorXCornejo. There are some surprise guests that may play, but I can’t give everything away. You can come party with us, and bring some friends. 

Be sure to give BLOODTONE some love on Twitter, and check out Manifestation Empire on Facebook to find out the hottest shows coming to the Tampa Bay Area.

Follow me on Facebook, and I'll keep you updated on the latest shows and newest music.

Making Strides… A Decision and the One  

One… After pouring out my heart and making myself vulnerable… My post got great impressions, lots of likes and positive feedback, a few reposts, AND one person downloaded my track for free?!?!?! Awesome! 


That is one more person who did not have my music in their collection before. 


That’s one more person who can witness that I shared my craft with the world. 


That’s one more person that can listen to what I felt while creating that one track. 


They can share in my journey and my growth, and that’s one more person I’ve reached. Thank you. 


Every effort has a Genesis, a beginning, an origin story. We can trace that story back as far as the ancestors we know, but that’s not how you got here, reading my blog about this one person. 


My effort to transition to full time music began about five years ago, give or take a month. I finished a master’s degree for my then current profession. This followed seven years of active duty military service in the U.S Army, followed by one in the Florida National Guard. 


I decided to do something for me. I knew I had the education and proficiency to support my family, and I previously gave up several opportunities in music because I needed to provide a steady, stable environment for my kids. I decided to go back to school to learn the technical and business sides of music. 


I attended Full Sail University. I learned a lot, and I made some great friends. I would normally go into the factors that made my education beneficial, but I would be losing focus on the task at hand. Look at the beginning of the last paragraph. That is my Genesis story. “I decided to do something for me.” 

That deciding point puts the rest into perspective. Five years ago, I decided to: 

  1. Pursue my passion professionally; 
  2. Develop my talent so I can effectively communicate through my passion; 
  3. Demonstrate to my children you can accomplish that to which you set your mind. 


My original goal was to transition to full time music by the end of 2017. I had to make adjustments. The beauty of setting goals is the chance to adjust them as life happens. It is about the pursuit of happiness, not the pursuit of starvation and destitution. I was in an accident that left me unable to work for over a year. That was a setback, but it allowed me time to adjust my goals and strategy. 


Fast forward five years, and I am telling you that one person who downloaded my track for free is a stride in the right direction. This is the beginning of the transition. You can be the second person, and your friends can be the third. I’m not worried. I’m excited because I’m making progress, and you’re helping me by sharing my journey. Thank you, whether you are that first or the thousandth person to download my free track. We will keep moving forward, and I’m glad to have you with me. Cheers! 


Rez Vidal is a music producer, electronic dance artist, DJ, husband, and dad. You can read more about him on RezVidal.com and find his music on SoundCloud, Spotify, and most online music retailers. You can also download his new track, Avarice, for free by clicking here.

 

Revenue in Music: What Income Are You Missing? 

The Revenue in Music Webinar, presented by Ruben Rosario (aka Rez Vidal), is to help independent musicians become aware of some of the income sources many indie artists overlook. These include the following: 

  • Music Sales (Physical vs. Digital) 
  • Performance (Booking) 
  • Merchandise (Event vs. Website) 
  • Royalties 
  • Licensing

Technology is working in support of independent artists being able to rely on their art as a fulltime source of income; however, they have to be smart about it. This webinar explains the sources of income that can make a difference between a musician quitting or realizing their full potential in the entertainment industry. Additionally, Ruben provides integration tips and contact information for companies to help independent artists plan and act on capturing revenue they are missing by not knowing.


Be sure to like and share this webinar with independent musicians, and subcribe for more videos and tips on the music industry, public relations, and marketing.

The following are a list of companies that work with independent artists:



As I Breathe was produced and recorded by Rez Vidal and is available on Rez Vidal's #GlutenFree album, available through most online distributors. 


References

Watson, K. (2016, May 27). IMS Business Report 2016 An annual study of the Electronic Music industry. Retrieved February 12, 2017, from http://www.internationalmusicsummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/IMS-Business-Report-2016.pdf

Bumbiere, E. (2017, April 12). How To Make Money Doing What You Love. Retrieved April 16, 2017, from https://www.printful.com/blog/how-to-make-money-doing-what-you-love/#more-3501

R, C. (2012, February 02). 4 Income Streams from Music Licensing. Retrieved April 16, 2017, from http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/music-rights/4-income-streams-from-music-licensing/

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