5 Things to Stop Obsessing Over and Really Connect with Fans

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Musicians and fans are often on a different wavelength. It’s the same in many relationships. You give your lover what you want them to give you. But it doesn’t work if your lover wants something else. Isn’t that the premise behind the love languages? A relationship works when each party gives the other what they want. Let’s take a look at what you may be obsessing over that your fans don’t necessarily care about and some suggestion about how you can really connect with fans.  Continue reading 5 Things to Stop Obsessing Over and Really Connect with Fans

How to Have A Successful Performance

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This is a great interview from the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast. Tom Jackson is a leading live music producer. He’s the person you go to to help you craft a good live performance. He likens his 4 Pillars of a successful performance to what you would need to build a house. Press the play button below to listen to the interview. I took some notes while I was listening. Feel free to comment. I’d love to know your thoughts on these pillars.

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Race to the bottom? YouTube Red Declares Streaming Price War

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YouTube Red Declares Streaming Price War

Charlotte HassanClick the link above to read this article, written by Charlotte Hassan on DigitalMusicNews.com. To summarize, the major music streaming services are offering very attractive introductory offers in order to get music fans to sign up.  The hope is that after the introductory period the fans will continue to pay for the service. YouTube’s offer for their Red service is 3 months for only 99 cents. Attractive, huh? Continue reading Race to the bottom? YouTube Red Declares Streaming Price War

Don’t Pray and Worry

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Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT) “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

Hebrews 13:5 (NLT) “Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.’”

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What is artist development?

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We found this great post by Artistopia about artist development  —  http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/13298/entertainment/why_artist_development_makes_a_difference.html.  The article covers everything we can think of that you need as an artist to move your ministry forward.  Most artists don’t think of half the items on this list for their careers. However, as an independent artist, business management, sales, and advisers are equally as important as musicianship and having the right equipment during your performances. So after reading the post, we wanted to highlight a couple of questions you may have. Continue reading What is artist development?

Bump in the Road

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1 Kings 8:56-57 (NLT) “Praise the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses. May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us or abandon us.” Continue reading Bump in the Road

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