One of the hardest parts of being any type of artist is dealing with the vulnerability and self-confidence that standing on stage alone requires. In a world that makes millions of people who seem “better than you” more accessible than ever before, drumming up the courage to perform is no easy feat. How can musicians overcome a lack of self-confidence? Continue reading You’re Great! No, Really! Overcoming a Lack of Self-Confidence for Musicians
While booking a national, sold-out tour of stadiums might be your eventual goal, everyone has to start somewhere! Planning a mini tour is a great way to dip your feet into the world of touring, meet more of your fans and make some money. If you are ready to hit the road on a series of mini tours, here’s what you need to know to get started. Continue reading Hit the Road: Planning Mini Tours
Ideas for marketing your hip hop music
After you’ve written a dope song which flows, has a solid theme, fresh rhymes and a tight beat, you’re ready to market your hit-to-be. It may seem obvious, but before you even decide to promote your music you need to have quality material to promote. Otherwise, it’ll be a waste of time and money with no progress made. So, make sure your product is great and by great I mean mixed and mastered, high quality and relevant to your fans. There’s lots of competition out there, so give your fans and potential fans more than just a top quality record. Deliver a record DJs will be happy to play.
Once you have a song that will truly go viral, there are other things to do to best market your hip hop music. Continue reading Ideas for marketing your hip hop music
There are many, many ways to make more money with your music. While concerts and the sale of CD’s are more direct ways, below are some indirect ways you can make more money and support your ministry: Continue reading 5 Ideas to Make More Money with Your Music
“Your image is more important than your music.“ Have you ever heard that? Some Christian artists say “It doesn’t matter what I look like. Everybody should be looking at Jesus.” Maybe your audience should be looking at Jesus, but you’re the one on stage and they’re looking at you. For this reason, your image — the way you look — matters. We as human beings make assumptions based on what we see. What does your style say about you? Is it the message you want to portray? What does your personal style say about you and your music? Why is it important to match your personal style to your style of music? Continue reading Match your personal style to your style of music
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.