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I created several - each with a different goal - and they all produce the exact results I wanted.

First, there are name brand acts we all know and follow, but they don't follow us back. So I…

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Added by Billy Kay on November 3, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

I thought “Payola” Radio was Outlawed back in the 50′s!

We released a new single last week, and were immediately bombarded with emails telling us to submit our “great song” to various Internet radio stations. Apparently, there are over 100,000 Internet radio stations dying to play our song.

The catch? They all CHARGE to listen to the song, with no guarantee of making the radio’s rotation. Anywhere from $5 to $49 to submit a song that may never be played on the air.

My math says that would cost a songwriter between a…

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Added by Billy Kay on October 15, 2012 at 7:12am — 2 Comments

The Art of Networking

I recently posted a link on The NashvilleUniverse about a podcast I was asked to do about The Art of Networking. I hope some of you had a chance to listen because it's the most important part of your business!



What we do here when we talk to each other and support each other IS actually Networking. Taking it a step further is when you actually meet someone you've been networking with online.



Something happened last week that drives home the importance of Networking - and I… Continue

Added by Billy Kay on July 16, 2012 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

Monetizing Your Band Website: Online Custom T-shirts

Online Custom T-shirts

One of the perks of our industry is "swag" - the free stuff companies give you in hopes you'll use or help promote them, or have your picture taken with a product (called product placement).



We recently made a cross country trip and everything except my carry-on suitcase, was branded swag used in photo ops. Hec! Even the laptop I'm writing this post with was a freebie.

I was recently hired as a consultant to teach bands how…

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Added by Billy Kay on July 6, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Rachel Kays to Participate in Country for a Cause Project

Rachel Kays to Participate in Country for a Cause Project



Not many three-year-olds tell their parents exactly what they were born to do - and then fulfill that statement by the age of 16! Rachel Kays wasn't your average toddler and she's not your average teenager either.



She has sung since she figured out how to make sounds, and released her… Continue

Added by Billy Kay on September 28, 2011 at 11:35am — No Comments

Aoede to Participate in Country for a Cause Project

Aoede to Participate in Country for a Cause Project



Aoede (pronounced A-E-D) is Lisa Sniderman. Her enchantingly quirky soprano voice and compelling pop music for your heart will resonate with you, envelope you, and touch you.



Why Aoede? Once upon a time, in Greek mythology, way before the 9 celebrated muses, there was a muse named Aoede: the… Continue

Added by Billy Kay on September 24, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Bosco & Peck to Participate in Country for a Cause Project

Bosco & Peck to Participate in Country for a Cause Project



Two Jersey boys, the music of Bosco & Peck is best categorized as A new sound: Neo-soul with a touch of 60's soul, 70's funk, and modern rock. B&P was formed in August of 2004, when on a whim the two entered their demo in a contest for bands with a local top 40 radio station… Continue

Added by Billy Kay on September 23, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

Susie Q to Participate in Country for a Cause Project

The Nashville Universe's own Susie Q to Participate in Country for a Cause Project

 

Hailing from Asheville, NC, SUSIE Q is a nurse by day and singer/songwriter by night. Her songs are inspired by life - the good and the bad. Her music is heard and enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. "As my Grandmother said.....'If God…

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Added by Billy Kay on September 22, 2011 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

JTodd Burroughs to Participate in Country for a Cause Project

JTodd Burroughs to Participate in Country for a Cause Project



Serving up a roots country sound tinged with a hint of southern rock, JTodd brings a mix of humor and reality to country songs that tell the stories of real life. He is a living representation of the modern day country icon – singer, songwriter, soldier. His debut album, "A Little… Continue

Added by Billy Kay on September 21, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments

Bobby Ray Bittle to Participate in Country for a Cause Project

Bobby Ray Bittle to Participate in Country for a Cause Project



Bobby Ray Bittle was born the son of a preacher man in Black Mountain, NC. He learned early on to appreciate music. It was a part of his recovery and total healing from Cancer at nine months old. He was writing his first songs by age four.



Bobby's voice is filled with emotion.…

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Added by Billy Kay on September 20, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments

The Best 3 Minutes of My Life...

but the day is still young :)

 

When I went public with my music, I had three fantasies - none of which would be normal:

 

1. To hear one of my song on a jukebox or being played in a club. Check!

 

2. To have someone other then family or friend to tell me one of my songs moved them or had an affect on them. Check!

 

3. To actually hear myself on the radio. Not someone else telling me they heard me... but ME actually listening to a…

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Added by Billy Kay on May 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ready... Set... Gone! is a Semi-Finalist as Song of the Year!

Ready... Set... Gone! is a Semi-Finalist in Song of the Year!



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The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Billy Kay the Semi Finalist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives…

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Added by Billy Kay on May 1, 2011 at 11:21am — 2 Comments

Thirsty? Try a Billy Kay Soda. You KNOW You want To :)





I'm more of a Root Beer fan, but Foo Foo Berry works. I don't know if I'm supposed to drink me... or save myself as a keepsake :)



And the ingredients areway cool:





Thanks to my friends at Jones Soda.



All My…

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Added by Billy Kay on April 21, 2011 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments

Best Tweet of the Year

allindie Butterflies Radio has added a new song by Billy Kay @BillyKayMusic - Honestly is now on the rotation!

Added by Billy Kay on April 20, 2011 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

It's Not Caesar's Palace, but...

If you're on Facebook, go here

 

http://tinyurl.com/6exyowt

 

if not, then

 

Mini Mart and Smoke Shop - Las vegas 89147 wrote:

"Hot Delicious cheese pizza awaits for our favorite Mr. Billy Kay...

We love your music and played your CD all day in the store. :) Thanks !!"



Is YOUR songs being played at a mini-mart??? LOL



Gotta…
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Added by Billy Kay on April 20, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Music Row Walking Tour... er... Vegas Edition

MusicRow member Jonathan Quintero was in Las Vegas this weekend, so we decided to have our own Walking Tour... west coast edition :)

 

Here's 3 pics:

 

JonQ showing off his winning black chips

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Added by Billy Kay on April 18, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

THIS is why I love what I do!

Wow! That’s a lot of People Dancing to Ready… Set… Gone!

 

 

All My Best,
Billy Kay

Added by Billy Kay on March 27, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments

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