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The Importance Of Resilience

The Importance Of Resilience

“…Becoming an expert at turning these setbacks into positive experiences is a Jedi level of resilience. But simply being aware of the fact that setbacks are inevitable is one of the best ways to deal with them…”

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10 Ways To Improve Your Social Media

1) Post Interesting Posts Making your posts interesting is the most important thing about social media. Be creative. Have a sense of humor or look for visual things around you that show interesting aspects or interests in your life. If you do singing videos, make sure you look and sound as polished as they can…

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Are Lawyers Deal Killers?

Let’s talk about the legal stuff. Sooner or later, as a music artist, if you want to start partnering with legitimate people, companies, and opportunities, you’ll need a written agreement or contract. In fact, the absence of a written agreement when an opportunity to work with producers, managers, or other entities arises, can often be…

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Top 20 Most Influential Music Blogs of 2017

Looking to get your music out there amongst the tastemakers? Start by submitting to the Top 20 most influential music blogs… 1. Pitchfork Pitchfork is an American online music magazine devoted to music journalism, news, album reviews, and feature stories. Founded in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, who was working in a record store at the…

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How To Ruin Your Career: Anonymous Case Studies

Before I pivoted to artist development and music production, I spent many years as an artist. I was a guitarist in a band, singer/guitarist in another, and eventually went solo as a singer/songwriter, fronting my own band. Since I didn’t really come from a very musical family, I learned to be a do-it-yourselfer. Although there…

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Artist Development and Music Production: How To Attract Money and Investors

If you haven’t realized it yet, artist development and music production are not inexpensive endeavors. And money can be seen as a huge obstacle to many people in one way or another. Artists have just as complicated a relationship with money, as all people in general. It’s often seen as some kind of magic wand…

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4 Reasons You Need To Build Your Video Content

The Internet is everywhere. And soon it will be everywhere literally, if people like Elon Musk get their way. Musk, the leader of Tesla cars and an original founder of PayPal, has proposed launching an array of satellites to provide free wi-fi to the entire world. But it’s not just Elon Musk. You may have…

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Artist Development and Music Production: How to Email Industry Professionals

On your journey of artist development and music production, there will be multiple opportunities to make connections and network with music industry professionals.  As an artist, it’s easy to think that everyone in the music business has a very casual, and creative approach to the music business. And although that may be the atmosphere in…

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Artist Development: How Do I Start?…Essential Tools

I get a lot of singers, songwriters, and musicians that come to me asking about artist development and music production.  One of the most common questions is how to get started. There is a lot of information about successful artists that talk about how they achieved success, but much of it glosses over the actual…

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Being Completely Obsessed Is The Only Path To Success

Years ago, when I was a music teacher, I had a student who came in one day and said, “Man, this stuff is a lot harder than I thought.” Now justified or not, I took a bit of offense to that. Not because he was being insulting, but because the nature of being a musician…

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