A Systematic Approach To Booking

I want to thank Chris “Seth” Jackson for teaching me how simplify what used to be a cumbersome topic for me. Most of my notes for this article came from a conversation I had with him. One of the most common topics I get asked questions about is booking. There are a lot of musicians…

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Why Indie Musicians Need To Be Performing Online

Welcome to a guest post provided by the one-an-only Jordan Reyne! When she told me about how she makes a significant portion of her income by performing online, I was overjoyed to have her share that information with you. So without further ado…   If you are reading this you are doubtless someone who makes music.…

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Musical Journey: Black Cherry Perry

Anyone that’s on my email list gets invited to share their musical journey with me. And whenever I read one that is well-written and inspiring I will share it here with you. So welcome to the first installment of Schwilly Family Musical Journeys with Black Cherry Perry!   “I was born near Ottawa, Canada and…

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Disapearing Into the Studio

We’ve all heard it: “The band is currently in the studio, working on their next full-length album. It’s slated to be released…” For those of us who grew up in the era of dominant physical media (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, and all that), this phraseology was common and expected. Your favorite band would go to work…

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Three Online Platforms That Will Help You Monetize Your Music

Before I get into the details of this article, I want express a point of distinction. Some platforms are good for building your fanbase, whereas other platforms are designed to monetize your fanbase. Both are important, but they are not necessarily the same platforms. Build: establish and develop over a period of time. Monetize: convert…

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What Every Musician Ought To Know About Publishing

A lot of people manage to work their entire lives in the music business without understanding a thing about music publishing. That goes for everyone from the lawyers, managers, and executives, all the way up to the songwriters and performers. The purpose of this article is to give you a basic understanding of music publishing…

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Defining Success And How To Achieve It With A Career In Music

The first requirement for being successful in anything is to define what success means to you. That is one of the biggest challenges musicians face today. There is no standard to follow. It’s not like going to college, where there is a defined set of measurable parameters. You attend classes, you pass exams, you write…

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