Monthly Archives: December 2012

3 Essential Ingredients for Creative Inspiration

It’s complicated of course, but if I could break down the practices that have helped me reach a more creative state of mind, I would list three and here they are. Maybe these will become your three essential ingredients …

This article is for a design website but the parallels with writing songs is there 🙂

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Seven Ways to Captivate a Live Music Audience With Your First Song

With this in mind, I’m going to share seven things you can do to turn a potentially shaky start to your show into the beginning of a great show and a great relationship! Here’s how to make the first song in your set captivate your audience every time:

First impressions are so important, even at a live music gig 🙂

12 Big Mistakes You Made This Year

As long as the world is turning, you’re going to be dizzy and you’re going to make mistakes.  And that’s okay.  Your past mistakes can teach you what you need to know to create a wonderful future.

Here are twelve big mistakes you (likely) made this year and what you need to know going forward.

I can certainly relate to some of the mistakes listed in this article 🙂

A Musician’s Guide to House Concerts: Build Your Fanbase & Make Money DIY Musician Blog

Many artists will tell you that they simply could not or would not tour without the financial support of house concerts along the way. But money is just the tip of the iceberg. Below the surface we find that house concerts are bringing artists (literally) closer to their fans, and sometimes they even help artists rediscover what they enjoy most about playing music – the intimate connection with an audience.

House concerts are an awesome concept. Look into it sometime… You’ll be glad you did 🙂

3 Non-Negotiables to Get Ready for Music Success in 2013 | Cari Cole: Vocal Coach and Artist Development for Musicians

With a new year right around the corner, it’s more than tempting to procrastinate and think “I’ll get started in 2013.” But there’s no time like the pre-sent

A great way to start your music marketing in 2013 with a BANG!

The MusicPreneur – Dawn of The Artist/Entrepreneur – MTT – Music Think Tank

That time in the evolution of history that we’ve been dreaming about as artists and creative professionals, is. now.

This is THE most exciting time to be an artist 🙂

Perfect Sucks | Brand Like A Rock Star

You aren’t perfect, and you need not pretend to be.

This quote is something that I have to remind myself everyday. Perfectionism is unnecessary.