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

Independent Artists and Awards (A Flawed Mindset)

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Guest post by Phillip Carter

Despite the best efforts of many in the Indie Community to help the many of you in your philosophy and strategy into promoting your career, most of you would rather win an award (doesn’t matter which one) then to have a long sustained satisfying career. You would rather a one night stand then a long lasting relationship. I have been down that road and suffered greatly because of that flawed Industry mindset. That mindset can be emotionally devastating and financially crushing as you eagerly pursue fame and stardom. Awards are good if you truly earned it. Otherwise you will spend the rest of your life defending why you received it.

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While We are Waiting…

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Job 13:15 (NKJV) “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.”

Hello Beautifuls,

About a week and a half ago, I walked across the street from my job to get coffee at 7-Eleven. While there I saw a man there with his granddaughter. He kept fussing at her for “touching everything” while he fixed up his coffee. She couldn’t have been more than 6 years old. Immediately, my eyes welled up with tears, though I smiled, because the two of them reminded me of my father with one of my daughters. The difference was my dad didn’t drink coffee and I can’t remember my dad ever chastising either of my daughters. In September and in October, I miss my dad the most because it’s the anniversary of his birth, sudden illness, and death. Continue reading While We are Waiting…

Network Your Way to Success!

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Guest post by Angela Bryant-Brown

Ecclesiastes 4:9 –“Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. ”

“Everybody needs somebody sometimes.” Most of us are familiar with this song phrase. And most of the time, if not all of the time, we refer this phrase to romantic relationships. But if you think about it, it can and should apply to all types of relationships including business.  Continue reading Network Your Way to Success!