Friday, May 16, 2014

How To Promote Your Videos On Facebook

"Being an up and coming musician can be both a delightful and dreadful gig. You’re always writing music, recording, performing in bars and/or clubs, and trying to sell yourself on social media platforms. Selling yourself also means shooting a music video for your best song. You can always just upload the video to YouTube and engage with trolls, or upload to Vimeo and engage with trolls. But you want to, not only sell your music video, you want to engage with your growing audience and earn more fans. Facebook is the answer for that"…. 

Click on link for the full article by Kelland Drumgoole: 

#jimrosecircus #jimrose 

Friday, May 2, 2014


Get More Traffic To Your Website 
"It’s that time of year, when we take time to clear out closets, dispose of mismatched socks, reorganize the basement, mow the yard, and take inventory of things that could use a little sprucing up. Your website is no exception. The web changes at lightening speeds. An outdated design or website can have the same effect on a web visitor that no-running-water and broken windows have on a potential guest.. If you don’t give your website a good spring cleaning, you could be left in the dust…." Click on the link for the full article.

#jimrose, #jimrosecircus 

Sunday, April 27, 2014


From DIY Musician by Chris Robley:
“Email is still the most effective form of online marketing. When you want to encourage fans to purchase your music, or leave a review, or tag you in photos that they took at your show, or watch your newest YouTube video, EMAIL is the best way to get someone to take action”…
Click HERE for full article.

#jimrose, #jimrosecircus

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Posted in: Music Promotion, Tips by: Graham
"Creating great music for yourself is one thing. Creating it to share with others and grow a fan base that helps fund your music is quite another thing.

What if you don’t know anything about sales or marketing? How do you get your music out to more people and how do you make money off of your music so you can continue to make albums and be creative, maybe even make a living?
Here are some thoughts… People Pay For The Value You Create At the end of the day all income or money is generated by someone adding value to someone else’s life. Business and sales are simply the art of creating value in the lives of others. Whether it’s selling you a car that helps you get to work or selling you a great meal at a beautiful restaurant, each add value to your life. The music business is no different.

For years people have paid for music because it adds value to their lives. It makes them feel a certain way. Music is awesome! That’s why you’re reading this website right now. The same is true for concerts. The live performance is a unique experience that adds value to people’s lives so they are willing to pay for it. Whether the actual product (CD, MP3 purchase) or the experience (live show, concert), both are ways an artist has created value and sold it to you. And you were happy to pay. You Add Value With More Than Your Recordings So the key with YOUR music is to not just think about creating great music, but creating something that is valuable to other people. This can be way more than just your actual recordings. Some examples: live shows, online performances, behind the scenes videos, Q&A Skype sessions, lyric explanation videos, demos, live acoustic recordings, covers, collaborations, PDFs of your original notes and lyrics on paper, merchandise like t-shirts, mugs, wrist bands, etc. These days, more than ever, fans want to be really connected to their favorite artists. The beauty of being an indie band or artist is that you can offer your fans way more access than ever before. Music is just the beginning, the foundation for a total experience that can add massive value to your fans.

Give Away Your Best Thing For Free So what can you practically do to market your music to more people and eventually generate income from your passion? You’ll need to build a relationship with potential fans, one in which they are happy to offer you their email address in exchange for something. You want their email address because you want to better interact with them directly and offer them more amazing stuff in the future. You’ll want to let them know when you’ll be playing a show in their area, or when your newest EP is out, or your latest music video, etc. But to secure this relationship you’ll need to offer value to them first. You need to give away your best thing for free. This could be your EP (like I did most recently), which is hard. It’s your baby. It’s the whole point of why you do what you do. But remember, it’s not the only way you create value in people’s lives. It is, however, the foundation for everything else you can do for your fans. The idea here is simply create fan loyalty from Day 1. Why mess around and offer something lame. Give them your best stuff free, start a relationship, and then continue to show them other ways you can add value to their lives with either free stuff or paid stuff. "
#jimrosecircus #jimrose

Monday, April 14, 2014


"The 3 Most Profitable DIY Revenue Streams, And Why Many Artists Succeed at Only One of them.

Independent artists can make more money than ever before. The walls of major label distribution have crumbled, and have been down for a decade. Social networks make promotion to fans easier and cheaper. Add in home recording, crowd-sourced artwork, and other cost cutting maneuvers and DIY musicians can be financially successful. Or so goes the myth…" by Kyle Bylin
Click on the link for the full article: 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014


"You've gone through the entire process of writing, recording, mixing, mastering, replicating and distributing your music. Now what?" Click on the link for full article.
#jimrosecircus #jimrose

Thursday, April 3, 2014


"You’ve watched your musical heroes take the stage to thunderous applause, adulation and love, and you burn for that, for yourself, and you want to be a professional writer of songs. The songwriting call has whispered in your ears for years now, and you’ve decided to answer it. You are ready to embrace it, to begin your journey as a songwriter…." 
Click on the link for the full article.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

#jimrosecircus HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BIO

Musicians success usually isn’t measured solely by their music. Their reputation and image come into play as well.  
Here are some tips to improve your bands bio. 


Thursday, March 27, 2014


We have all seen bands make hay out of being anti-establishment. They revel in thumbing their noses to the music industry and the fans eat it up. I assure you they weren't anti-establishment until they were hooked up to the big machine that creates the fame. 

Rage Against The Machine opened for me and it was one of their first live gigs ever. They did no raging and in fact while thanking me they said something to the effect of: "If we ever get famous we won't forget this, Jim". Of course other than Tom the guitarist I've never seen or heard from any of them since. Seeing Tom doesn't mean much because he goes to a lot of social events. 
I will say that Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam were more from the heart about the anti-establishment ramblings, but there were angles and other motives connected to them as well. I know this to be true because Eddie and I were pretty close friends back in his angst days. 

I love Eddie, Tom, Rage and Pearl Jam. My point is that a band that is anti-establishment before gaining fame is doomed to failure because the actual number of people who can make or break careers these days is less than 400, and everyone knows each other. 

If a band causes trouble and has no fame leverage, word spreads quick and top shelf entertainment bizz people will have nothing to do with them. Those bands are in effect over. They can still do a few regional small shows and pretend to be rock stars, but any chance at a bite of the big apple is gone. It sucks too because I've seen really talented artists get labeled as trouble and deep down they weren't. They were playing a role; their mistake was playing it too soon.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

#jimrosecircus new artist DIY tips

One thing that I see time and time again on tours with other DIY bands is the blurring of the line between business and creative on the way up.  When you are on tour with a band, make friends with them, hang out with them, party with them, whatever… but don’t turn every hang into a networking meeting.  From what I’ve seen, it never works as well as a band thinks it will.  A lot of times they don’t make a lot of the decisions anyway (because they aren’t a DIY like you… They have higher ups to answer to).  If their manager is around, THEN put on your business hat.  If you’re hanging out, grabbing a beer with the headliner after a show, just hang… Don’t start selling yourself for other tours or collaborations.  All that fun stuff happens with time and with a good relationship. 
Finally, this is a full time job.  If you’re going to “do it yourself”, expect to do A LOT more work than if you were just going to be on some label where they do the work for you.  Lots of emails, late nights, early mornings, hiring, firing, failing, problem solving, budgeting… PLUS the creating, writing, performing, practicing, interviews, photo shoots, video shoots… EVERYTHING.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014


"Knowing how to promote your band is the first step towards the achievement of your goals in the music industry. As a musician, your goal is to progress in the local scene and the entire music industry. However, promoting a band is not a simple task. It requires amount of effort that is similar to that of creating your music. Nevertheless, there are simple ideas that you can follow while promoting your band to realize the desired results."  

Click on the link below to check out the 60 top tips on how to promote your band: 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


We have all heard the story about a band playing their heart's out on stage while a mysterious person in the audience was lurking around. After the gig the mystery man approaches the band and tells them he is a record executive for a big label and wants to sign them to a contract worth millions. The band signs it on the side of the stage and instantly become mega stars. If this story was ever true it sure isn't now.

Due to the revenue streams drying up because of the ability to download content for free, everything has changed. Record companies now wait until the artists are signed by a big agent before approaching. The reason is because of the new paradigm in the music industry. There has been a power shift over the last couple of years and the big agents now have a strangle hold. Do the big agents want this new power? No they don't. They would love to revert back to the old days when record companies were in charge of PR, promotion and getting bands airplay. The music industry still makes many people a lot of money. Someone had to step in and save it after the collapse of record company spending and it was the big agents. If they hadn't have stepped in there would be anarchy. 
Anarchy sounds good in principle but it's a disaster for the music industry. Anarchy would mean that there would be no structure in place for artists to rise to the top and get out of a 40 mile radius of their home town. Anarchy would mean that there would be no system to weed out the bands that suck. 
How did big agents save the music industry? I will explain that in my next blog.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

13 Rules For Breaking Into Hollywood

An article in BULLETT magazine by Adi Shankar who is the producer of several films, including The Grey, Broken City, and the upcoming Lone Survivor. 
Click here to read his 13 rules in details. 

1) Understand and Believe that Art is Important 
2) The Internet is F**king Awesome 
3) If You Want to be a Storyteller You Need to Have a Point of View 
4) The Future Lies in Collectives, So Assemble Yours Now! 
5) Do What You Love. Period. 
6) Don’t Be Discouraged by People Who Don’t Believe 
7) Don’t Spend Your Twenties in Nightclubs 8) Until You Make it to “Prime Time,” Treat Everything Like Practice. 
9) It’s Later Than You Think 
10) Niche Markets are the Future 
11) Disrespect Authority   
12) Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint 
13) Don’t Underestimate Anyone 


Tuesday, February 18, 2014


In the 1990s managers were a very important part of the music industry. They used their connections to get their bands record deals and made sure the deals were for maximum money. You could trust around 70 percent of them to be honest and try real hard. They did this for 15% of the artists gross income.

The record industry colapsed in around 2002 due to free online downloading. Most of their revenue streams dried up and they quit signing bands that didn't already have a media foot print. High end publicists became more important than managers. Small cheap publicists hearts are usually in the right place, but they don't have the connections to get much more than blogs or small mainstream press mentions.

Managers have been left out on a limb without much to do. It's usually better to hire an entertainment attorney to do a one time negotiation for around $400 than to have a manager take 15 % for the rest of your career.

This has turned most of the "manager" entity into scrambling for other ways to make money. For example: asking for a monthly fee or suggesting pay to play gigs; both of those proposals are rip offs. 
Bands be careful: over 60 % of managers operate that way these days.

There are still some who do it for the right reasons but they are the ones who have established bands, and to them we salute you.


Saturday, February 15, 2014


"I have spent most of my life getting a street education. No other subject has fascinated me more. Every opportunity to witness first hand the formulas that create angle driven controlled human behavior I would watch. Pick pockets, hypnotism, brain washing, how pimps turn girls into prostitutes, along with proposition bets to win free beers, etc. 
Art was in me, I was a spoken word performer and doing crazy stunts but no one was paying attention.
One day I had an epiphany: "What if all the street psychology I've learned was used in a legal way as part of a DIY marketing strategy?" I tried it with a show I was doing called the Jim Rose Circus and it worked. Due to the new marketing angles I ended up on the covers of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE and was the featured example of advertising acumen in the best selling business book THE DEVIANTS ADVANTAGE.." -Jim Rose

The problem with getting a real street education is that you have to go through a lot of hard knocks and pain for the degree. In 2005 Jim remedied that dilemma for the masses. He wrote the most complete book ever offered on the subject "SNAKE OIL" and it has just been re-released by Bartleby 

Press on the e-format Kindle." 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

PUNK GLOBE: 'Three-Card Monte' MYTHS

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The Three-Card Monte is an old street con game. 
It works like this: the dealer holds a red queen and two black kings that he throws face down on a table or cardboard box. The rule is to guess which one is the queen. The victim puts his money down on the card he thinks is the winner, then the dealer turns it over to show which one it is. It appears to be a simple game to beat. There is a general perception that street hustlers working the Three-Card Monte games always let you win the first time you play to get you hooked. This myth grew from seeing money changing hands with other betters. The other betters are in fact part of the scam. It is their job to make you feel comfortable enough to take out your money and try to beat the dealer. 

Keep reading on Punk Globe for more details and more card bets:

"The problem with getting a real street education is that you have to go through a lot of hard knocks and pain for the degree. Jim Rose has remedied that dilemma for the masses by contributing monthly to Punk Globe Magazine." It is Jim Rose's opinion that the psychology of being street wise is crucial to protecting one's self, furthering careers and in some cases just fun to know.

The contents of this article could be dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly, misuse of this information may result in jail time or death. Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct supervision 

of a responsible professional.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Band Phishing Beware

Bands be on the lookout for phish emails that charge you "pay to play" or monthly fees to manage you.

1) "Pay to play" is a rip off. No legitimate music industry person would sink that low.
2) No real managers charge a fee to manage. The standard percentage for management is 15% of gross.

Lately bands are getting a lot of phishing emails promising all kinds of things as long as they pay a monthly fee of $300. I'm not going to post the phish email word for word because they come back on you with a cease and desist because of posting a copyrighted letter. Can you believe the balls? An attorney threatening you with copyright infringements when you post an email sent to bands that is obviously phishing? It's happening so all you can do, bands, is to be on the lookout and avoid being a caught phish. I have personally sent this email to bands and am asking readers to share this message.
Thank You.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Bands beware of Jim Rose Circus Scam that actually works to get your name out there

Bands beware of JimRose Circus Scam that actually works to get your name known better. Taped as a public service for a charity event. If you are in a band or any type of artist and are looking for big agents, tours or record companies, Jim Rose has figured out how to do it by manipulating the media with light hearted tricks, cons and / or uplifting community help press releases.If you know an artist or musician feel free to share and email to bands. There are a lot of frauds and rip offs out there that do phishing for bands. This video is copyrighted and using it to phish is strictly forbidden. This is a legit way to beat the big machines D.I.Y. style. Every one should see this. It's a real eye opener and very entertaining. Its sole purpose is to help artists one viewing at a time.


Sunday, February 2, 2014


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This article is in the expressed opinion of the author. Sideshow  World and it's staff are not responsible for the contents of this article and it's opinions.
The contents of this section are dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly, misuse of this information may result in jail time or death. Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct supervision of a responsible professional.

Direct from Sideshow World "Scam Fraud And Con Artists Beware by Jim Rose", you'll get the "secrets" to:

We are not born with trust. Trust has to be earned..
----> The Human Detector
----> The Eyes have It
Bad first impressions can be rooted in truth and are hard to overcome..
People underestimate how much we can learn from a simple handshake..
A man was sitting at a bar smoking a cigarette.Every time he exhaled , the lady sitting behind him would politely cough..
Some people turn the other cheek to get most of the blanket. These people only believe in karma is someone cheats them..
When the victim is away on vacation, the hustler rents a truck and puts a little mud on the license plate..
Some of them wait until two days after Christmas and place an ad in the newspaper that says: "Will buy your used Christmas tree for five dollars"...

Enjoy :)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


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(CNN) -- It's an image that tugs at the heartstrings. A smiling 7-year-old girl poses in her cheerleading uniform, circled by a ring of pompons, her bald head a telltale sign of her chemotherapy treatments.
The photo hit Facebook last year and popped up all over with messages of support. "Like" to show this little girl you care. "Share" to tell her she's beautiful. Pray for her to beat cancer.
But here's the truth. The photo was nearly six years old. And neither the girl, nor her parents -- who never posted it to Facebook -- had any idea it was being used that way.
Welcome to the world of Facebook "like farming."

Saturday, January 25, 2014


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The contents of this section are dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly, misuse of this information may result in jail time or death. Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct supervision of a responsible professional.


People who think they are very clever usually end up running away from something, and are in need of a new life….Details about:
- Locating A New Identification
- Birth Certificate
- Drivers License
- Passport
- Social Security Number:
- Where They Hide
- Finding Work
- Job Reference
- Disguise

One, Two, Three, on Billy Hiding Behind that Door 
Ever met someone you wished you knew more about but didn't want to get a private investigator involved?

Pick Pocket Psychology


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


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 WARNING!! The contents of this article could be dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly, misuse of this information may result in jail time or death. Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct supervision of a responsible professional. I know more about snake oil than any person alive. I've been selling it for most of my life. Quite simply, snake oil is my lifeblood. Magic, circus stunts, hypnotism, hustles, mind-reading; any and every graft known to man. If there's a con, I know about it. 

Protect yourself!

    - Tooth Ache
    - Telemarketing
    - Bottled Water
    - High Octane Gas
    - Aspirin
    - Coin Collectors
    - Money from your nose
    - Urine Test

    - Cocaine
    - Marijuana
    - Opium Poppies

- GET OUT OF JAIL Free Cards
    - The Injury, Shockabi, Excuse Me
About how some drunk drivers beat the system. 
    - Speed
There are some people who break the speed limit on purpose. They are not drunk, it's a sport to them and they rarely get a ticket.