How I Learned The Next Step To Take
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How I Learned The Next Step To Take

Honestly one thing I’ve struggled with for a long time is admitting my mistakes. The fear is that if I show chinks in my armor, I’ll be less appealing and less trusted by the people I want to help. But the truth is, without revealing my errors and mistakes I let you down and don’t …

The Changing Attitudes Of Real Music Fans
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The Changing Attitudes Of Real Music Fans

As I get older, I realize that my preferences for music enjoyment have shifted. I’m not just talking about a changing attitude towards certain genres but also the way music impacts me. Strangely enough, an old friend from college posted something similar on his Facebook page, which lead to a long thread of several people …

What Successful Musicians Do
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What Successful Musicians Do

The easiest way to see where to apply insights learned, or to know exactly where to put your focus on achieving the success you want is to narrow down your choices. There are an endless amount of individual ways you can improve and grow at any given time. The 10 Ways To Do  This Or …

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I’m Avoiding Shortcuts (And Why You Should Too)

The “Get Rich Quick” ideal has seeped into far too many areas and realms of our collective mindsets, at times without our knowledge. We now have an app for nearly every and any need possible, which presents a work-around to many of the real and necessary processes in life. We imagine that the success of …

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A Mentor Is Many Great Things

I asked a group of individuals and  professionals what they think of when they think of a MENTOR. This was their response. None of it is negative. All statements are measures of greatness. Guidance Present Humble Helper Support Liberator Guide Teacher Wisdom Non-Judgemental Knowledgeable Compassionate Sharing Age-less Experienced In Overcoming Particular Challenges/Obstacles A mentor is …

Why CD WareHouse Has The Magic For Unsigned Musicians
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Why CD WareHouse Has The Magic For Unsigned Musicians

Musicians and artists, where are you selling your music? That’s a question I ask artists both solo and in bands all the time. The #1 answer I get is not the best one. The response I get is that they’ve got songs on iTunes and Amazon (both great sources to sell) and some offer music …

How Musicians Can Learn From Recent Oil Industry Breakdown
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How Musicians Can Learn From Recent Oil Industry Breakdown

For Texans, the oil industry has a strong connection and influence in just about all realms of business. I live in West Texas, both the region and the area as it is referenced. Sandwiched nearly in the middle of Dallas/Ft. Worth and Midland/Odessa, our economy has been greatly impacted by the shale oil boom of …

Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus
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Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus

It’s becoming increasingly harder to get things done with the number of messages, emails, social engagement posts, and other content all targeting us with headlines that offer something we think we need (or worse, something we think we want). How to gain more money through your network, how to improve your booking and sales, to …

Why Focused Audience Growth Is Essential
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Why Focused Audience Growth Is Essential

Every musician is trying to grow their audience size with everything they do. This is especially true with posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email messages. For those of us who work in media, we get constant messages from bands promoting their music. Why? The confusion many artists have with what they perceive as audience …

How To Promote Your Music With No Money
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How To Promote Your Music With No Money

Hey indie musicians and emerging artists starting out: Read and Engage with Small Business Media. Why? Because that’s what you are, a small business. You have a custom product (you and your creative work) that you are trying to market and sell to people across your region, state and country. Guess what? You’re a Small …