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.
In the music business, everything starts with a great song. But the decisions you make after the music is made will have as big – or perhaps even bigger – impact on your success or failure. Picking a great team of professionals is one of the most important and impactful decisions you’re going to make. 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.
You know what the secret is?” Rob “Blasko” Nicholson reveals, “The hour that you’re onstage, that’s not the important part. It’s the other 23 hours of the day. If no one can stand you because you’re a raging asshole or a drug addict or whatever for 23 hours of the day, it doesn’t matter how good you are for the hour onstage.” Read more.
Picking the right partners in the music business is a big-picture concept that cannot be understated. It influences every decision an artist makes regarding his or her career in music. Former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel talks about the qualities of a good coach – and artist manager. Read the post.