People train for everything: marathons, driving tests, hotdog-eating competitions! Why on earth wouldn’t you train for something as huge, as dangerous, as awe inspiring, as being able to succeed in the music business? Read More.
If your goal is to find band members who are compatible with your musical style, personality, and work ethic – and who share similar short and long-term goals – these tips can help. Read More.
Disruptive questions break your incremental thinking towards problem-solving, will shake up your reality, and help you find success in music. Read More.
It’s easy to get caught up in the buzz of your music career taking flight, so here are five reality checks to ensure a record deal and label are a good fit. Read More.
When you encounter difficult people – in the music business and elsewhere – it usually has everything to do with THEM and nothing to do with YOU. But sometimes, you still need to deal with the situation. Read More.
You may think musical creativity exists and flourishes outside the bounds of habit and structure, but the truth is, you work best when you adhere to a stable routine and a healthy lifestyle. Read More.
To find your authenticity, your true artistic voice, you have to explore and create – and be patient. As an artist, your job is to practice without expectation. Read More.
If your music practice routine has plateaued, it’s time to challenge yourself and try something new. We’ve got tips to get you out of your creative rut. Read More.
Here are 12 music PR tips to help you stimulate publicity, better communicate, and build good public relations with local press and your fans. Read More.
From his earliest work to his successful career as a solo artist and collaborator, the simplicity of George Harrison’s songwriting belies the brilliance of one of popular music’s great artists. Read More.
If you want to give great interviews, preparation is key. Here are 12 tips to help you prepare and make new fans when the press comes calling. Read More.
We highlight Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, and Robyn Hitchcock, three artists who created their own song worlds in the framework of their music over the course of multiple albums and years. Read More.
In this post, I want to get into the most common conceptual mistake that just about all indie music artists make when thinking about a YouTube marketing strategy. Read More.
Here are four strategies for breaking down barriers using drum lingo so you can communicate with your drummer and create a healthy groove. Read More.
While this advice is focused on songwriters looking to land a song on a major label artist’s album, knowing some of the elements that go into hit songwriting can help you excel, whatever your musical ambition. Read More.