“From laying the foundation with strong relationships, to doing the tedious research, there are a number of moving parts that go into securing a feature on your music, all of which fall second to what really does the trick: the pitch. You’re curating information and shaping it to land in the most effective way. Here are some tips!”
“We’ve all been wowed by crowdfunding campaigns that have surpassed their goals by thousands, and we’ve all been bummed for the folks whose effort raised drastically less than what they hoped for. The thing is, crowdfunding—the hit-your-goal-and-then-some type, at least—is really difficult.
Loads of work goes into running a successful campaign, from strategizing and launching to constant upkeep throughout. The way you present your project and the motivations behind it truly matter; in crowdfunding, those factors are almost as important as the music itself.
Read on for seven tips that’ll help you lay the best possible foundation for your campaign and guide you through making the most of it while it’s running.”
Pursuing a career in the music business isn’t easy, nor is it for the thin-skinned. In fact, with all the challenges one has to face to get noticed, it can actually be pretty darn depressing. Here are 12 quick, simple tips that can help keep your spirits high and your focus bright!
“In our November Twitter chat (#DMchat), veteran vocal coach and music biz mentor Cari Cole fielded questions about how vocalists can prepare for a show as well as offering performance tips for singers to maintain your voice over the long haul.”
“By tweaking your Facebook habits and doing a little content planning, you can use your pages to drive attention to and attendance at your events. Here are six proven techniques to help you optimize your page and get your followers out to your next show.”
“So let’s say you’ve recorded an awesome new cover version of an existing song, and now it’s time to post the video to YouTube. What do you need to do in order to NOT get your pants sued off?”
“Time is valuable, which means time management is a valuable skill – especially for indie musicians who have to manage all the facets of their music careers.
Time: it’s something we never feel like we have enough of. There just never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done.
And boy is there a lot to do as a musician… practicing, recording, writing, rehearsing, mixing, gigging, promoting on social media, emailing your list, managing your website, planning your gig schedule, ordering merch, organizing your album release, creating YouTube videos, trying to get your music licensed, networking… the list goes on.
It’s easy to go days or weeks feeling like you’re running around juggling everything – like you’re always busy all the time – and still find you’re not making any real progress.
You see, the solution isn’t doing more things. You need to organize your time to get more of the right things done – more of the things that will actually get you closer to finishing your projects and accomplishing your goals.
The thing is, time is valuable. Every hour you spend doing something that’s not getting you closer to finishing your projects is wasted time.
So today, let’s go through a few time management steps you can take to make your days more productive.”