Carien Barnard As a publisher, we realized that music is a job and a full time admin responsibility. We are there to assist songwriters in becoming better and develop and to pitch their music wherever we can.
All songs are copyrighted in America and a copy sent to the Library of Congress.
All songs gets registered at all organizations like ASCAP, PRS, SOCAN, SAMRO, CAPASSO, Mpesa, MCSK, KAMP, PRISK etc.
All songs gets placed in the libraries of all songwriters associations like TSAI, NSAI, Austin Songwriter’s Association, Global Songwriters Association.
All song split sheets are up to date and filed
Each songwriters has its own external hard drive with songs in MP3, .wav and .aiff format along with separates and lyrics sheets.
All songwriters have a biography and a press kit. Most songwriters have a website. Those that don’t we assist to get that done ASAP.
All songwriters need to have a social Media presence. Facebook is not enough. Depending on which export market we look at the social media presence would differ. Our RAP artist for instance needs to be on Vimeo because his target export market is France
All songwriters have an Exclusive Publishing agreement with Lamondt International and Ngong Hills Music Publishing.
Website- www.cclamondt.com, Boots & Hats Country Festival- www.bootshats.ke. These are all done and active. Cat & The Knights, Trinity, Lamondt International Records & Ngong Hills Music Publishing is in the process. Will be finished by end March and will have an integrated link that directs interested parties directly to iTunes, Amazon , YouTube and CD baby of which we are affiliates.
Bandcamp- busy setting up
Vimeo- busy researching and setting up
iTunes- all albums already up for sale.
Soundcloud- Not all music and artist on Soundcloud yet so we have to get this done within the next two months to ensure consistency.
Reverbnation- all music on Reverbnation and selling downloads, getting to know other artists and collaborating.
Broadjam- 7 songs already on Country Top 10, 1 song, collaborated with Bob Bentley on Rock Ballad top 10 songs for America. 9 Songs Top 10 in Africa Country charts.
YouTube- Video of Interviews with 3 Stones TV & Radio already up and music video’s being finalized.
Asking 3 different songwriters from different genres to remix 3 of my best songs,
Twitter- @cclamondt, @carienbarnard- ready and in use.
Twitter for Cat & The Knights, Robin Rendell, The traveller and Trinity being done this week
Pandora- All music available on Pandora from all artists.
Radio Airplay- Receiving lots of Airplay on college Radio, especially songs for CC Lamondt, The Traveller (Spanish Guitar) and Trinity (RAP)
CD Baby- All artists on and new artist are being uploaded as soon as Publishing Agreement is signed, albums finalized and then gets distributed Worldwide. Download Card also, to use as free give away items at shows.
WhatsApp- Great marketing tool in SA- notification before live shows and gigs.
Posters – Posters designed according to each artist’s brand and the printed.
Business cards- Business Cards for CC Lamondt, Ngong Hills Music Publishing
Boots & Hats Festival (own Festival) – finalizing a date to do later in South Africa in Pretoria.
Facebook- CC Lamondt, Tony Ridgway, Andre Liebenberg, Christine O, Mischief, The Traveller, Cat & The Nights & Trinity
Linkedin – Full profiles of artists and companies.
Pinterst- Still working on the workings of this, not my favorite thing personally, but it seams to work
Cd’s- All Cd’s professional recordings, professional Cover art, ISRC codes, bar codes, affiliates, credits. All done by international standards.
Merchandize- T-shirts, bandannas, Fedora Hats, Shirts, jeans and baseball caps.
3 Stones TV & Radio- Do regular interviews and arrange interviews for my clients in Kenya.
Spotify- music up
Junglevibe- Music up
Word of Mouth- very important to make friends and hand out cards.
Music Supervisors Guide- Member. Fabulous tool where I can punt and pitch music and get to know music industry professionals & A&R people, their likes and dislikes, their history on choice of genres for movies and TV. Information on new releases, upcoming TV shows, and Movies.
Rhapsody- Music up
Tidal- Music up
Fandalism- Part of Facebook, good tool to showcase your music and videos
Autographed photos- We print photocards to sell or give away at gigs and Festivals
Dog Tags as part of our RAP artist’s merchandise. One side his Name and logo and the other side our company name and details whom to contact to book him. On special order a fan can have his name printed on one dog tag and the artist’s on the other.
Banners- Company branding, logo’s and Publishers’ logos
Nakumatt East Africa physical distribution.
Renee Grant Williams- Vocal coach
Grant Kaplan- Attorney
Gerry Peters- producer Nashville
Personalized Memory Sticks- Looks like a credit card with my company logo in, 3gig memory that I use at conferences.
Demo’s- professional quality used for pitching music