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Do You Need a Music Mentor?

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Whether you’re an amateur musician looking to play at more weddings or a touring band wanting to take things to the next level, a music mentor is critical to your success. Mentors are invaluable and can help you identify and achieve your goals faster than you could on your own. What are music mentors, and how can you find one for yourself?

What Can a Music Mentor Be?

Music mentors come in a variety of forms, but the two most common are:

  • Teachers, experts or professionals who you pay to offer you expertise. If you have the budget, the lessons you learn from a professional who knows a great deal about the music industry are valuable. This is an especially good choice if you play an instrument or sing and want to hone your chops while learning more about music.
  • Friends who you have a mutually-beneficial relationship with. If you don’t have money to spare, partnering with a friend or acquaintance who has skills that you want to have can be a great way to learn more. Make sure that you also have something to offer in return, since you won’t be paying.

What Do Music Mentors Have to Offer You?

  • Many of the biggest musicians today had music mentors who could help them refine their sound and introduce them to other music they wouldn’t have encountered otherwise. So much of being a musician is getting inspiration from musicians of the past. A mentor can help you in doing this!
  • If you use a teacher to help you improve your sound and gain more traction in the music industry, they can help make sure you are learning in the most efficient and logical way possible. After all, you need to learn how to walk before you can sprint. Learning the more technical side of playing your instrument or using your voice is valuable, and can last for long after your band has moved on to other things.
  • Music mentors also give you access to a much larger network of industry professionals. From other professionals in your neighborhood to recording studio owners across the country, your mentor can help you get to know the people that you want to know.

Work with the Professionals at ECHE Music to Find Your Music Mentor

At ECHE Music, we are dedicated to helping independent Christian recording artists build their fanbase, promote their music effectively and learn the business of music. To join our community, please visit our website.

What Does a Music Manager Do?

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The music industry is a complicated place, especially if you come in without any previous experience. Most artists know that they need a music manager, but many are not sure exactly what a manager does for them and their career. What does a music manager actually do?

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Setting Your Artist Booking Prices

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If you want to book and play paying gigs (the foundation of any successful music career), you need to have artist booking prices set in advance. It’s tempting to go with whatever amount a venue offers you when you’re just starting out, but it’s always best to have established rates that reflect the surrounding market and your fanbase.  Continue reading Setting Your Artist Booking Prices

Songwriting Tips & Tricks for the Busy Artist

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When music is your job or your part-time hobby, it can feel more like work than play. Songwriting is one of the most important parts of being an independent music artist. Unfortunately, sometimes your well of inspiration runs dry or you’re too busy to sit down and think about writing a song. If you are a busy artist always on the go, here are some of our best tips and tricks for songwriting when you’re on the move.  Continue reading Songwriting Tips & Tricks for the Busy Artist

The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

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The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

As an indie artist, you’re used to doing it all. But at some point in your journey, you will find doing it all takes away from your ability to focus on your music. When you realize you don’t have enough time to get everything done, it’s time to start thinking about assembling a team to support and assist you. Continue reading The Team Members Every Independent Artist Needs

The Importance of Community

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The Importance of Community

I recently sent an email to my mailing list that took me a month to write. Why did it take me a month to write it? I suppose you could call it extreme writer’s block. I couldn’t think of the words to say. It was awful because someone was counting on me for a response. Continue reading The Importance of Community