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.
When emailing music bloggers, there are a lot of factors that go into whether or not your emails get read. These best practices can improve your chances of getting noticed and taken seriously. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Every young musician – or anyone starting out on a music career path – has a lot to understand about where to focus his or her time and energy. The bad news is that every field in music is extremely competitive. The good news is that once you decide exactly what you want to do, you will have a big advantage to finding success. Read more.
Setting a successful music marketing plan in motion begins with defining your vision and determining how to set and accomplish the goals designed to get you there. These videos expand on themes and ideas from Bobby Borg’s book, Music Marketing for the DIY Musician. Read more.
A lot of folks hate it when I talk about excuses, probably because we all have some sore spot in our lives where we coulda, shoulda, woulda but made an excuse instead. So having a serious discussion about excuses causes us to relive our most catastrophic or painful failures. But you cannot succeed with excuses. Read more.
Getting feedback from a sample of your audience is a great way to measure your success. But what happens when you get feedback that is the opposite of what you wanted to hear? Finding your true voice and an audience to whom you appeal requires time, patience, dedication, motivation, and effort. Read more.
In this video, music manager Steve Rennie talks about finding your “true north,” which often means you have to pick yourself up when something fails and stay true to your musical vision. When you’re not in a place of success or showing signs of improvement, it can be tempting to think about your music and career in a different light. Read more.
Becoming a great musician isn’t easy, but avoiding these mistakes will increase your odds for success. Follow this advice and you’ll improve as a musician. First, as Malcolm Gladwell eloquently states in his book The Outliers, anyone wanting to be good at their craft must put in their 10,000 hours of practice. Read more.
If you are looking to do something great in the music biz – or in anything in life – you’ll need to have your head screwed on straight. Steve Rennie, AKA The Renman, consistently talks about how you can prepare yourself for music success, and it all starts with having the right attitude. Read more.