Bands looking for advice on how to make it big using new-media techniques should register for a tele-seminar Thursday afternoon with Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity) and Julie Blake (Get Music Success), two businesswomen who have helped numerous indie bands gain prominence.

The dynamic duo will answer questions from bands about:

- How to maximize exposure online with Web 2.0 and social networking sites - Secrets to creating a cyber marketing strategy - Online promotion power tools to lay a foundation for career success - How to unleash the power of the Internet

F*R-E*E Tele-Seminar Thurs. Sept. 27, 2007 12:00pm CST Click here to register.

Also: For the 2006 Local Music Guide, Alive compiled some advice from local experts and staffers about how to approach radio, concert booking agents and print media. For that stuff, click here.

Local rock band Watershed, who's been on various labels over their two-decade career, spoke intelligently about being signed. For that story, click here.

Want to know more about music-industry terms? We covered that, too. Click here.