During his 40+ year career, Vinny Ribas has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, producer, recording studio owner and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He is a published author, a consultant to start-up businesses as well as a popular speaker at music industry conferences.
In 2008 Vinny founded Indie Connect, a global business club for up-and-coming independent artists, songwriters, musicians and music professionals. Indie Connect helps its members increase their chances of success by providing practical career direction and education, combined with live and online industry networking opportunities.
In February, 2013 Indie Connect hosted the IC Virtual Music Conference and Expo – the world’s only international music conference, artist-songwriter-label showcase and music industry trade show to be held exclusively online in a virtual environment. Based on the success of that event, the company will be hosting the IC Virtual Songwriter Showcase in September 2013. That event will be similar to the previous event, but will also include song pitches and evaluations.
More than anything, Vinny considers himself a teacher. His passion is helping musicians marry the artistic and business sides of their careers so that they can become and remain successful in the industry.
Vinny will be checking and answering the questions on his course at least weekly. He can also be reached at Vinny@indieconnect.com.