1.||Overnight = 7-10 Years|
We, the music industry, make things look really easy. That's our job. We want the public to think that somebody was just pluked out of their job at the local fried chicken place when a record executive heard her singing and two weeks later, she's on MTV, getting ready to ...
[Added: 15 Sep 2005 Hits: 420 Words: 383]
2.||Alternative Income Stream For Musicians (And Others)|
What happens when you put out music that distribution companies won't touch, radio won't play, and only a small percentage of the population is interested in?
The movie industry has the same problems. The major distributors won't ...
[Added: 15 Sep 2005 Hits: 641 Words: 339]
3.||In The Music Business...|
Living in Nashville, I meet a lot of people who are "in the music business."
But 99% of them are not really in the music business. It's not because they're not making a living at it...lots of ...
[Added: 15 Sep 2005 Hits: 352 Words: 542]
4.||The Secret To Long-Term Music Business Income|
Perhaps the best product is one that has recurring monthly fees. This is known as residual income, and is the best income to make, because you make one sale but are paid month after month.
Would you rather make one sale for a one-time $65, or ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 365 Words: 866]
5.||Thoughts On Independence For Independent Musicians|
Today is Independence Day in the United States, so I thought it would be a good chance to write a few things on the subject of being independent.
There is obviously an element of independence that is related to ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 309 Words: 595]
6.||The Third Ear|
Spent about half my day in the production studio working on Music Business Radio stuff. It was me, the producer, a station executive, and an intern...all crammed into a small room.
Was working on a few edits today. ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 408 Words: 336]
7.||Audio On The Web - How To Do It With Ease|
It always amazes me at how many bands and musicians don't have audio on their web sites. Doing so increases sales of your album and makes it easier to get people to come out to gigs, so why wouldn't you?
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 289 Words: 358]
8.||How To Make A Million Dollars|
The brainiacs at Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine just posted some good advice from millionaires on what it takes to become one.
The stories of the nine people featured are worth reading and have parallels with the music business.
The information can be ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 261 Words: 436]
9.||Getting More From Books|
Books are great, but most people use them the wrong way. The real value in the information within a book comes when you do something with it.
I recommend approaching books by going through them one chapter at a time...and possibly even one ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 249 Words: 426]
10.||Meeting Customer Expectations|
As I was in the airport today waiting for my flight, I was next to a gate for Southwest. For those that don't know, Southwest doesn't issue reserved seats like most airlines. Instead, ticket-holders are issued one of three boarding groups, each of which lines up before ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 259 Words: 423]
11.||The Press Does Not Owe You Anything!|
The media makes a living by providing valuable news and information to its audience. Newspaper editors and TV's managing editors are bombarded every day with news releases from all over the world that they have ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 251 Words: 427]
12.||Marketing Lessons From A Las Vegas Strip Club|
Just got back to Nashville after 11 days in Las Vegas. I was there primarily to do my first Music Business Brainstorm of the year. This is when I bring in clients, lock them in a room, and we systematically go through their biggest ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 276 Words: 349]
13.||Music Business Lessons From The Village People|
Just saw Can't Stop the Music, which is the Village People's big screen debut...
What a great movie. Lots of inside jokes, a good "time capsule" of disco culture, and a great lesson on the music ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 273 Words: 383]
14.||Family (Music) Business|
If you're a musician or songwriter, your manager and your attorney should always be two different people, your agent and your manager should always be two different people, and you, your manager, and your agent ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 270 Words: 373]
15.||Music Business Success: Having Direction|
Let's say you've got your attitude correct, the right skill set honed, and the right philosophy. Great! You're on your way – somewhere. If you don't have the right direction planned out, you'll simply wander aimlessly.
You don't attempt even the smallest of construction jobs ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 283 Words: 415]
16.||5 Secrets To Getting Results In The Music Business|
1. Set out deliberately to make every day highly productive.
Decide on one main purpose for each day. Determine that you're going to achieve that one object above everything else. If you accomplish even one worthwhile thing each day, you'll be inspired to keep moving ahead! ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 267 Words: 591]
17.||Music Business Success: Increasing Creativity|
As you ponder your goal and determine the best course to achieve it, you will need some creative ways of thinking and facing challenges that will arise. The most creative-thinkers out there will encourage you to think outside your ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2005 Hits: 755 Words: 506]