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
“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
There’s no denying that the music business has changed dramatically over the last few years. CD sales have dropped even among A list artists and traditional radio has to struggle for listeners and advertising. The launch of download services like iTunes has created a dent in the CD sales market. Why buy the whole CD if I can just download the songs I want for a lot less? Now even downloads are losing their luster. Streaming is the new buzzword in the music industry. Internet radio and streaming services are popping up everywhere and gives listeners more control over what they hear. So with all of this in mind, should you really record an entire album for release? Should you only release singles? Is there a different strategy to releasing singles vs albums? Let’s take a look at the benefits of releasing a full album versus releasing singles. Continue reading Singles vs Albums: Which should you release?
Having a video for your song is a great marketing tool to help you build your brand and drive revenue through music sales and brand partnerships. However like most independent artists who are working a full time job, have a family and not enough money, it can be tough to do all the things you want to do to market your music. We have some tips you can use to create a great video with little or no budget. Continue reading How to make a video with no budget
Job 13:15 (NKJV) “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.”
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…
Question: Where do I find a manager?
Are you ready to be managed?
Being managed is sharing your goals with someone who can help you maintain a career overview, “the big picture,” and works towards helping you achieve those goals. Continue reading Biz Booster Tip #8