Music Biz 101
By Karen Tyler

What I would like to accomplish with this column is to give you the information to help you to take your music to the next level. Iím going to start at the beginning so as not to leave anyone out. There may be things that you already know or perhaps things that youíd do differently from the way I may suggest doing them. Some of these columns may be of use to you while others arenít. I encourage you to take what you can use and leave the rest. It is my dream to help as many of you as possible to bring your music to a larger audience, to receive decent compensation for your work and to help you to progress in the music business. If I can help even a few of you, Iíll feel that my dream has come true.

About Karen Tyler:
Karen has released three CDs, lived in Austin, Texas for six years, was voted in the top 6 acoustic blues artists in the nation in the Delta Snake Blues News readerís poll, opened for the likes of John Lee Hooker, John Mayall and Ann Rabson and is currently in the #1 spot on the World Music Charts blues chart.

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