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.
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.
In our February Twitter chat (#DMchat17), artist, producer, and founder of Daredevil Production Johnny Dwinell talked about music marketing strategies for indie musicians. 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.
What’s in an artist brand? How do you develop one? And how do you best integrate your brand into your music merch endeavors? 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.
This personal story from music consultant Wade Sutton reaffirms what you know but may need to hear again: working in music can be a real and gratifying job. Read More.
Your brilliant musical talent (imagined or otherwise) is worthless unless you understand how to stand out in the crowded marketplace. So what does it take? You have to hate to lose. Read More.
The perks of life as an independent music artist can be bountiful – but every silver lining has a cloud. Knowing how to manage stress can be just as important to your music career as your skills as a musician. Read More.
If your music career spans any length of time, there will be those inevitable periods when you find yourself in a creative rut. The challenge is knowing how to work your way out and get back to the business of making your art. These tips can help. 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.