Musician, author, educator, and music industry consultant Bobby Borg gives advice about personal music managers and reviews what managers do, when to look for one, and where to look. Read the post.
Let’s face it, most emerging artists are inexperienced in the ways of the music biz and can’t always identify a fraudster from a legitimate resource. Here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off. Read the post.
It’s tax season, and if you’re a working musician, don’t forget to write off all of your music-related expenses so you can lower your taxes and keep more of the money you earned. Read the post.
In part three of our DIY music business series, you’ll learn to leverage key services and expertise to help you delegate promotion, sales, and marketing tasks so you can grow your music career. Read the post.
Do-it-yourself doesn’t mean do-it-alone. Leverage key services and expertise and delegate important work so you can focus on things you are uniquely qualified for, like creating music. Read the post.
Building relationships, knowing what a booking agent is looking for, and being prepared when you call can help you master booking your act. Read the post.
You’ve put together a great set of music and you’re ready to perform. How do you make a connection and impress a talent buyer to book you for a high-profile gig? Read More.
If you’re in a situation where there’s conflict in a band or among musicians you work with, the first step is to address it as a group so that all voices can be heard. Read More.
If you are playing gigs, are you sure you’re not leaving revenue on the table? If you are writing songs, how can you best prepare so you’re not missing out on future income? The following management tips can help any musicians, songwriters, or producers make more money and better manage their material down the road. 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.
Being an organic musical artist doesn’t mean you shouldn’t cultivate an image and market yourself. You need to identify your “known unknowns,” create an artistic lane, and rethink your definition of “organic.” Read more.
Finding an entertainment attorney isn’t difficult to do. The challenging part is finding an attorney who is right for you. Read more.
While the role of a record producer is typically understood by most artists, the business aspects are more confusing. What follows is a brief rundown of when a producer may first get involved in your career and how the deals are structured. Read more.
Attorneys are necessary to the business of music and your muisc career. An entertainment attorney reviews contracts with your best interests in mind, translates contract clauses into terms you can understand, and knows what issues are important to negotiate for in recording, publishing, and merchandising agreements. Read more.
You’ve heard it before, “it’s called the music business for a reason,” and one good business practice that can help you meet your music career goals is holding effective band meetings. To ensure your meetings go smoothly, check out the following eight easy-to-execute tips. Read more.