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    Ask Renman-Melissa VanFleet

    Jun 29 by Renman

    One of the things we promised to do here at RenmanMB was to try and give folks who are just getting started in the music biz a chance to feel like an insider. On our first Ask Renman segment, our member Melissa VanFleet, who is a wonderfully talented singer/songwriter/musician living in NYC, wanted to know what she could do better to help......more

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    artist spotlight

    Video of the Week-“Ball and Chain”

    Jun 29 by Renman

    You need to be at least 16 years old in most states to drive a car, but there is no minimum age limit for great singers. Our member Alison LaRochelle from New Jersey is 14 years old and she and her band mates Greg Roberts,17, on bass, Michael Arrom,17, on keys, Michael Delgado,16, on guitar, and Michael DeMaio,18, on drums, take this old......more

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    Chapter 12 - Setting Your Compass, Finding Your True North

    Jun 28 by Renman

    Before you can succeed, you need to understand who you are, and understand where you want to go in the big picture of things. You need this foundation so that when you have to run through the fire of the music business you'll come out on the other side without a burn. ...more

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    managers

    Morning Minute

    Jun 25 by Renman

    I've always loved Elvis Costello, particularly his great song "Every Day I Write The Book". And this week I'm going to start writing my book about navigating today's music biz. But instead of writing, I'll be talking. Chapter One "Dream It. Do it." will be posted Wednesday at 9A PDT. Our first REN 101 segment, "Agents", will be posted......more

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    Using Renman M&B

    Jun 24 by Renman

    Renman Music & Business is a site for musicians, music industry professionals and those interested in becoming either of those things to meet and network. It offers a fresh and no-nonsense way for people to connect with people, bringing up-and-coming artists closer to potential management, promoters, and the tools they need to break down the......more

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    Ask Renman

    Jun 22 by Renman

    If you don't ask. You don't get. You came to RenmanMB to learn so there must be things you want to know. But I can't read your minds so you've got to ask the questions. Our Ask Renman segment makes it easy. You ask, I answer. Let's do this! ...more

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    artist spotlight

    Video of the Week- “Made” by ToddO

    Jun 22 by Renman

    This week's RenmanMB Video of the Week is a song called "Made" by Todd-O. Here's another great example of the kind of creativity that is possible even if you are not being financed by a major label. We were so impressed with the video that we reached out to Todd and asked him to share with us some details on how the video came to be and......more

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    REN101 - Music Biz Fundamentals

    Jun 21 by Renman

    Each week our partners at Maker Music are posting a weekly webisode where Renman discusses some of the nuts and bolts of the music biz. Who the key players are, what they do, and how you can make them work for you. Check out the trailer and you'll get a sneak peek of what's to come. ...more

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    “Foreword” by Brandon Boyd

    Jun 20 by Renman

    All of us are dreamers, but only a precious few become doers. That's what this site is really about. How to dream it, and then do it. Brandon Boyd is a dreamer too. His dream was to make art and music. That is his passion. That is his life. And over the course of the last 17 years now, I've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity......more

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    education

    Renman Talks About Getting Started in Music Biz

    Jun 17 by Renman

    In this little bit I talk about my days after college, starting my first company, making some noise, playing golf and getting my first real gig. I hope it might get your wheels turning and inspire you to say if he can do it so can I. You can find this one in the ABOUT tab as well. ...more

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    Brandon Boyd Talks About Steve Rennie

    Jun 16 by Renman

    Nobody knows me better than Incubus singer Brandon Boyd so I asked him if he would share some thoughts with the members of my new website and he was gracious enough to help me out. Here is a little excerpt from Mr. Boyd's "Forward" to my website. You can check out the full conversation this coming Wednesday. ...more

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    Welcome to Renman Music and Business

    Jun 15 by Renman

    Thanks for joining us! My name is Steve Rennie but my friends call me "Renman." Sometimes I think I must be the luckiest man on the planet. I’ve spent the last 30 years working in the music business as a concert promoter, record executive, and artist manager. For the last 16 years I’ve managed the rock band Incubus. Together we’ve had......more

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    artist spotlight

    Featured Video of the Week-“Verkehrt” by Vait Featuring Manoo

    Jun 15 by Renman

    Each week we are going to feature a video made and produced by one of our members here on the site. Back when I worked at Sony Music the label would spend hundreds or thousands of dollars and more making videos. And to be honest, some of them were freakin ridiculously horrible, but always expensive. For independent artists, that is just......more

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    artofficial

    Song of the Day-“Bags Packed” by ArtOfficial

    Jun 15 by Renman

    Today is the official launch of Renman Music and Business but the truth is I've been quietly fine tuning things for the last 6-8 weeks. Along the way I had asked for volunteers to do some live Q & A in preparation for our weekly live webcast which will debut Mid July. A bunch of folks volunteered to be my guinea pigs including a young......more