Monthly Archives: December 2011

10 Tips To Advance Your Music Business Career [Best Of Hypebot 2011] – hypebot

No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to look back at the basics. It allows you to think like a beginner again; back to when you could visualize the most possibilities.

“Getting back to the basics”… What a great goal for 2012. This is a fantastic article which outlines the “basics” that you should be getting back to.

Have a great 2012… I know I will 🙂

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So Whatcha Want?? – The Indie Musician’s Diagnostic Check – MTT – Music Think Tank

Understanding the power of self-discovery and awareness is a priceless, invaluable tool in your musician’s toolbox. Here are a few ways to nurture and stay high on your own supply.

A really good article this one. For me point number 2 “defining ‘making it’ ” is definitely worth a read 🙂

Musician Tips: The Importance Of A Contract & Professionalism When Collaborating – hypebot

Here’s the scenario: You’re out and about watching another indie artist perform and you think your styles would blend well together. After the show you approach him and ask if he wants to collab. He says sure, and you make a plan to meet a couple days later.

What you do from here will make a world of difference in the long run. Here are some tips to help navigate the collaboration process:

The timing of this article could not have been better 🙂

How to Think Like an “Indie” Entrepreneur in Today’s Music Industry | DIY Musician

Independence in the music industry really comes from using the power of your mind to achieve your goals.  Sounds scary, right?  It doesn’t have to be.  Let’s talk about what that means.

Ok then… Let’s talk 🙂

How Music Affects the Brain and How You Can Use It to Your Advantage

Music can often make or break a day. It can change your mood, amp you up for exercise, and help you recover from injury. But how does it work exactly, and how can you use it to your advantage?

As songwriters and musicians we have a very important role to play in the world. This article goes a little way to explaining how so.

Over 25? Are you too old to become a full time musician? « Live Unsigned Blog

At a recent music industry event a well known music industry manager said that he wouldn’t even consider working with an act unless they were “under 25, good looking and ready to sign to a major label in 6 months”. Many people within the music industry are the same. But when you look at how many great records are made by people well over 25, well into their 30s, 40s and beyond surely these people are wrong?

This is certainly going to stir up some comments. What do you think?

As a 40 year old I think the line of thinking that I’m too old to be a full time musician is a load of crap…

The Musicians Guide to Google + | Ariel Publicity

A few months ago, Google introduced their own social networking platform with the intention of entering the ring to contend for the social media crown against the likes of Facebook and Twitter. This platform, simply dubbed Google + (pronounced Google Plus), showcases quite a few similar features as its leading competition.

So as a musician, you may be asking yourself ‘why would I even bother if Im already on Facebook and Twitter? Do I REALLY need to update yet another social account??’.

Well frankly, the answer is yes, you really do need to get yourself set up on Google + and the reasons as such are quite simple.

I agree wholeheartedly 🙂