You, Incorporated

If you are the music artist, there are certain things you must do if you want to make a profit. One: Know your songs very well in order to – Two: Be able to perform songs live as you – Three: Keep in time with the band and can – Four: Form a connection with your audience that – Five: Will sell merch, CDs, and future tickets. Got that? Of course, here’s the thing, to do all productive movement you must be organized. In order to be organized, you must know what you want to accomplish and how you must accomplish it. Labels, managers, and publishers no longer hold hands. Do you know what each of these do? I’ll explain that in the blog post entitled Labels, Managers, Publishers: What Are Their Roles in Your Career? You are not special. Get over yourself. There are plenty more music artists with Continue reading You, Incorporated

Taking Care of Business

Taking care of business Every day Taking care of business Every way Yeah…are you taking care of your business? Do you know how convoluted and messed up the music business is? Maybe you don’t because you’re thinking that, somehow, in some way, your information will magically get where it needs to go so your royalties can be tracked and money can come to you. Your name isn’t David Copperfield and besides, magic takes hard work. Copperfield doesn’t walk onto a stage and POOF!, people and things appear and disappear. There are a lot of moving pieces behind the scenes. I friend of mine was invited from the audience to be part of a crowd disappearing act for one of Copperfield’s shows. He knows how it’s done. He is under agreement never to tell. And he won’t. I didn’t even ask. Well, the music business is a like that, folks. There Continue reading Taking Care of Business