6 Things Musicians Should Be Doing While Self Isolating From COVID-19

Right now, it seems the whole world is practising self isolation from one other as a way to combat the spread of COVID-19. For a musician, this self isolation has one major up-side… It’s given us the time to create. That’s right, self isolation has given us the gift of free time and it’s up […]

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What Musicians Can Do For Their Careers While In Lockdown

With the world in the grip of a COVID-19 pandemic at the moment, there’s a lot of negativity, uncertainty and confusion regarding what you can do and what you can’t do. A lot of industries have been hit hard but none hit harder than the arts, music and entertainment industries and as a songwriter and […]

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9 Things To Do Now That Your Gigs Are Cancelled Because of Coronavirus

Right now, everywhere you look, there’s some update on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the planet at the moment and you know what, after a while it really starts to wear you down. I know it has with me. It seems that the inevitable conclusion to all of this is that things will get […]

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Why You Should Stop Worrying About Success In Music

Written by Patrick McGuire (aka Straight White Teeth) this Reverbnation article titled Why You Should Stop Worrying About Success In Music perfectly sums up the possible consequences of focussing too much on being a “success” in the music business. At the beginning of the article Patrick writes… What does success in music really mean? It’s […]

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What Is An Elevator Pitch And Why You Should Have One

First impressions are the most important and the best way to create that first impression as a music artist is to have an elevator pitch for you and your music. What is an elevator pitch? According to the article Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Music by Julia Rogers for musicconsultant.com the definition of an […]

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The Top 5 Myths About Making It In The Music Business

(NB: This article is written by well known music career mentor, touring musician and guitarist Tom Hess) Are you searching for ways to make it in the music industry? In order to break into the music business and develop a long-lasting, successful career, it is important to (first) eliminate all of the misinformation you have […]

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Your Gig Bag – The 14 Essential Items You Need In It

Whether you’re about to play your very first gig or, you’ve done more live performances than you can remember, you’re always going to be at the mercy of Murphy’s Law – “if it can go wrong, it will.” Besides your instrument, amplification and any other sound gear you’ll need for the gig, the most important […]

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Finding Your Super Fans Through Building Your Tribe

The music business is more than just a business that revolves around music. It’s more importantly a PEOPLE BUSINESS, where who you are and what you stand for is just as important as the music you make. The greatest exposure of your music to the widest section of the general public was traditionally done either […]

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Are CDs Still Important And Relevant In Your Music Marketing Today?

Well, the simple answer to that question is YES! Of course they are. Even though the way that we’ve discovered, purchased and listened to music has dramatically changed over the past 10 years or so, the humble CD has still got some life in it yet. We all know that CD sales have been falling […]

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Video – Words Of Wisdom From Steve Vai

Below is a video I came across recently of Steve Vai at one of his private sessions guitar events answering the age old question… “How Do You Become Successful?” What struck me about this video was how eloquently Steve constructed his answer. He certainly had put a lot of thought into what he was going to say and, it […]

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