This post will help you with the task of shopping recording studios and avoiding the “studio car wash” syndrome where artists get the same artistic whitewash. Read More.
For indie musicians and songwriters who don’t yet have connections in publishing and licensing, music libraries are one way you can seek music licensing opportunities. Read More.
Whatever you’re setting out to accomplish, the best thing you can do for your career is finish your music projects and bring your ideas through to completion. Read More.
Time is valuable, which means time management is a valuable skill – especially for indie musicians who have to manage all the facets of their music careers. Read More.
Here are the next six concepts successful musicians understand and use to generate revenue. Follow them to make more money with your music. Read More.
To make more money with your music, you need to know the twelve key concepts successful musicians understand and use to generate revenue. Read More.
The market is the ultimate judge of any product, and artists know this, so too often they avoid being judged to evade the pain of possible rejection. 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.
It’s definitely too late to learn anything when the dirt hits your face, but until then, you have plenty of time to learn how to play a musical instrument. 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.
Successful risk-taking always involves rethinking the possible. The four-minute mile was impossible until Roger Bannister broke it; now it’s commonplace. Take risks, learn from your mistakes, and you’ll have a much higher chance of succeeding. Read More.
Benito Cortez maintains a four-pointed portfolio music career. His first call is as the violinist and mandolin player for Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, an internationally acclaimed acoustic acoustic jazz and swing ensemble. “While the work I do with Dan is the biggest part of my income, it actually amounts to a really good part-time job in terms of my overall earnings.” Read More.
Whatever the genre or instrument, few musicians make it to the level where they can pursue their music passion 24/7. Indeed, in nearly every professional industry, portfolio careers are becoming commonplace, and a portfolio music career is a great way to diversify income via music, or to add music to other career exploits. Read More.
There’s no secret formula for how to make a living in the music business, and some of the advice in this post flies in the face of conventional wisdom. Like, “be worth someone’s time, give up a percentage of your publishing.” Yes, I’m telling you to go out there and give up a percentage of your rights. You do want people to help you make money right? Make it interesting for them. Read more