Why Artistic Creativity and Money Aren’t Compatible
Many of us envy the rock star who is able to make a living doing what they love, or the actor with the dream lifestyle. But is this all just an illusion? Let’s take a closer look at whether true creativity can ever really make much money.Only 20% of Music Promotion Methods Work, 80% Suck Time!
Let’s say that I’m sitting in a pub having a nice quiet drink and then you suddenly walk in. We give each other the musicians nod and after a few minutes the pressure is too much! One of us has to start a conversation… For a while I would give you my best small talk banter, but pretty soon in a burst of enthusiasm I would break, and start to tell you all about my favorite topic.Music Success Tips: 6 Absolutely Essential Skills You Need!
I just got an email from a reader asking me if I could lay out what I think it takes to be a successful online musician these days. First off let me explain my definition of success which is to build a profitable and reliable income and fan base around your music, that can sustain you without a 9 to 5 job. If that sounds like something you would like to achieve you need to acquire the skills below as soon as possible. Musical talent alone is not enough these days; to run your own career you need to build a set of skills that will see you through the tough times. Some of these will take work and are very hard to achieve which is why a lot of people just give up and go back to a job that they hate, because at least they can feel like they are winning at something.How To Make A Band Mailing List Work Like Digital Telepathy!
In this article I would like to show you how you can use your band mailing list to make sales and be a good source of income, without being a total troll and pissing everyone off. It’s very simple and it’s all about timing and learning the three types of emails that let you push your music with for maximum effect. We are going to be using and Autoresponder for this and if you don’t know what that is you can read my blog post that explains everything at the end of this article. So anyway once you have your Autoresponder set up it can be hard to know what to actually write to your fans, and I’m going to suggest that you make it your focus to build a relationship with them while letting them know that your music is available to buy if they want it. (The golden rule is to never be pushy.) The three most common fan emails you will be sending are as follows…Who Is Running This Show? You Better Figure It Out
I have seen so many artist crash and burn on stage all because they had no idea of you was in charge. When you give/lose “Authority” to your audience you may as well pack it up and GO HOME. It is your stage, Your Show, and you are the boss!