Music Business

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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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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Success In The Music Business Is Not A Universal Constant

Let me ask you a question… “What does success mean to you?” This for many people is a really difficult question to answer yet the answer will determine how you see yourself as a musician songwriter or anything else that you choose to do in life. Let me ask you another question… If you looked […]

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The Importance Of Researching Your Local Music Scene

Your local music scene is a constantly evolving and changing beast and if your intentions are to work within it, then it’s very important for you to know what is going on. So with this in mind, it’s time to do some researching and as part of your research you want to find out the […]

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Q&A With Monique Brumby – How To Get A Gig

If you start researching online you’ll find that there are many ways to get a gig. You might receive advice such as “You’ve got to be in the right place at the right time” or “It’s all about who you know, not what you know” but it’s actually refreshing to come across advice written by […]

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A Music Business Lesson By Frank Zappa

I loved Frank Zappa. I loved his music but I also really loved his very direct, matter-of-fact and painfully candid approach to being interviewed and the questions he would be asked. His standing up to the US Senate regarding explicit rock lyrics and the defense of free speech is the stuff legends are made of. […]

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Three Reasons To Be An Independent Music Artist Today

With the major record labels focusing on quick and immediate returns through “talent” searching reality television plus, with the advent of streaming music online, the traditional record company/artist relationship has become blurred to the point of being obsolete. Nowadays, being an independent music artist has it’s real advantages… How many times have you heard or […]

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