Are You Coachable?

I’ve been sitting on this for awhile…just trying to wrap my brain around how to approach this subject.

I love researching things, people, information and more. I truly believe that knowledge is power and I realize that I get myself stuck when I’m not growing. I will jump on Google and YouTube in a quick minute if I feel the need to be informed. Besides, I’m was raised by a man that loved to research. Daddy had an office full of books and articles, and when the computer came out and printers…all we need to do was make sure Daddy had paper and printer ink.

As I grow in knowledge, I like to share. Trust I will research several peoples perspective on what I’m looking into to determine what seems to be accurate.

More and more I am finding people in Vegas not interested in what I have discovered. It’s like the are used to their understanding and can’t or won’t grasp that things are not done the same in 2022 as it is as in 2012. It’s like it goes in one ear and out the other and the shut down the conversation without honest consideration.

I especially researching people to find out what is being said or what their online presence looks like. I want to know as much information before I would consider doing business. That seems to be foreign to people and offensive it appears.

Am I the only when who wants to know what can be found on the internet, to determine if I am current with my understanding of how the industry of arts and entertainment works in 2022?

When I share my thoughts on something like the production of a piece, a distraction during a performance, the vocals of a singer… I am being mean, disrespectful or don’t know what I’m talking about. 🤔

Are you coachable when it comes to your craft. Will you allow someone to share their opinions or educate you on something you don’t know. Can you be coached on your presentation or how social media works in promotions. There is so much to learn in how the Arts & Entertainment game works today and it’s very different than in the past.

If you want to grow in who you are, you may need to listen to the thoughts and opinions of someone outside your circle but apart of your industry or business.

Who do you respect as an expert in you industry that you will listen to?

Are you coachable?

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

Is Your Team Promoting?

Who is on your team and why? What do they bring to the table for the outcome you need. I think this is something that is so important to think about.

I feel everyone on a team is apart of the success and or failure of…

So they need to play a role that is needed, can commit and is effective at what role the play.

Now the diagram above may not fit your needs in you business or project, but it should give you an idea of what a Solid Team should consist of.

Many times in an indie arena we do a lot ourselves (and we may not be good at everything,). we have friends and family helping who are good at what we need nor committed. We allow too many doing something and not enough others to balance out all that needs to be done. The team is not balanced or effective.

One of the things I have spoken on for years, everyone that is apart of the project is responsible to have an excitement about the project to share and invite their network to come out for the experience. Everyone Should Promote.

The more excitement and more people sharing, the more people will attend or come out. You want a buzz going around the different social medias. You should want to get the word out to New People and go beyond your regular support and attendees.

So Your Teams, Everyone On Your Team should be Promoting.

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

Sharing My Thoughts

Why Do People Talk During A Performance? #rude

Why do people talk during a performance? #ladyflava of #ladyflavanews

Is it because you really are not there for the performance experience, but for the social experience and to be seen by others?

When I go out, I want to take in the whole experience from the venue, to the performance area to the actual performance. People in and out and folk talking and walking around while the show is taking place. Personally and professionally, I feel it’s extremely rude.

I am beginning to believe that a lot of what takes place is not about the entertainment or entertainers but more so about coming out to be social. It’s more about being out, seeing who’s out and getting caught up and taking pictures.

Why do you go out? And if you’re not one of those people I mentioned above, have you experienced this and how does it make you feel?

Share your thoughts 😊

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

How Do Music Charts Work?


How does this Music Charting work?

Here is what google is coming up with:

Music Gateway

“Historically, music charts are lists based on popularity of songs and albums. They are showcased in order to highlight the trends of each era according to the level of consumption. In the modern day world, we are talking about physical sales, digital downloads and radio airplay.

What typically counts are elements such as:

  • Physical sales
  • Digital downloads
  • Radio airplay
  • Streams
  • Video views
  • Social media influence 

In the 1950s, the UK Singles Chart was created. Over the next ten years, it would see an increase in its activity, becoming “Official” by having acts such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles listed. In the following decades, music charts became important, as people were able to acquire more equipment and new technologies (the cassette and compact discs). These earned importance as globalisation grew, so the music charts became relevant in the management of music’s popularity in most parts of the world.”

“Historically, music charts are lists based on popularity of songs and albums. They are showcased in order to highlight the trends of each era according to the level of consumption. In the modern day world, we are talking about physical sales, digital downloads and radio airplay.May 15, 2020” › blog

“You need to sell, on average, 450 to 500 albums in the first week to get on a Billboard chart. Or get between 562,500 and 1,687,500 streams. Or have a combination of the two. Many unsigned artists have hit the Billboard Charts just by selling this relatively small amount of units.” › …

“Billboard will have multiple weighted tiers of streaming plays for the Hot 100, which take into account paid subscription streams (representing a full point value per play), ad-supported streams (representing a 2/3-point value per play) and programmed streams (representing a 1/2-point value per play).” May 1, 2018

There are a variety of Indie Artists making it onto charts, but how. Shoot, I’m happy for them I just want to know how? Are the CHARTS Personnel gathering data somehow to determine? And if so, where are they gathering the data from.

Sales, Streams on Streaming Platforms, YouTube Streams, Radio Airplay that all makes sense…this all makes sense, but I do question if some of these charting artists are really hitting those marks. Are they?

Can you help me understand the MUSIC CHARTS?

LadyFlava of LadyFlavaNews

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