You Suffer, Your Career is Stagnant, This Is The Cure

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I have the cure for the anxiety and pain you’re feeling right now in your career.   It’s a prediction of sorts. More like a clear vision of what tomorrow will look like for artists who wish to get a record deal and I’ll bring facts to support my argument.     That means this…

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STOP Trying to Be Your Secret Identity This Year!

In my humble opinion, ALL artists do this in the beginning.   But, most of you never get over it and your artist spirit dies on the vine.   OR you don’t master the productive pieces of what I’m about to describe and you stay stuck.     We all create a secret identity for…

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Sorry, Your Awesome Songs Have No Value

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Your songs have no value. It’s true.   Not yet anyway.   Do I have your attention?     I think that most artists make the same mistake in believing that their music has value simply because they value it.   The reality is there is exactly ZERO perceived value in the marketplace for art…

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What Kind of Responsible Are You?

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  I heard this on a podcast and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  What I’m about to describe applies to all people in all jobs, not just indie artists, singers, and songwriters.       This fact goes hand in hand with self-awareness which I’ve written about before.     There’s a…

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Limited Success Will Explode with Intelligent Design

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  Have you ever heard of Bert Hinkler?   Probably not.   He did something amazing. He even did that amazing thing faster and more efficiently than the first person who did it.   Bert was better, hands down, but he was second.   Therefore, you remember Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis,…

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Your Gifts Will Be Rewarded in The Sensational Renaissance

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  We are in dark times, my friends, but the future of the music business is a bright one.     The Renaissance is coming.     The music will improve tremendously, believe it or not.   The current market conditions are setting the stage brilliantly.    We are going through a breakdown of quality…

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Do You Have Enough Leadership To Be A Successful Artist?

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  I want you all to follow me on this one but many of you won’t like it because of the football references.   I know some of you despise sports, but I promise this is about you, the artist.         We just witnessed the greatest Super Bowl of all time.  …

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Increase Your Value, Learn To Make Better Relationships

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  Imagine that you’re going out on a first date. This person is someone that you’re excited to get to know better but for some reason, you’re feeling excruciatingly nervous. You meet up with the date and the night is a disaster.   Maybe you were the date and the other person was nervous, which…

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The Truth About Happiness: It’s A Learned Skill

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  Happiness is a byproduct, not a destination.       Happiness is a learned skill. (And it’s never too late to learn)         How many times have you heard this before?   Do you believe it?         Do you get it? Really?            …

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How To Be Successful And Cut Through The Clutter

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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential,…

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