How To Actually Get Paid Living As An Artist

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How do you get paid to live an artist’s life?   Artists ask me this question all the time. The answer is there are endless ways to get paid for your art.   Most artists don’t see the answers or fail to ask the right questions because they are imprisoned by the limiting beliefs that we…

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Why Does Social Media Have To Be Obnoxious Marketing?

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Many artists cramp up at that the thought of marketing. It’s understandable because the experiences that stick in their psyche the most are of obnoxious marketing.   In fact, I want you to consider something.   Most of the marketing messages or experiences that stick in your mind are the bad ones.   The good…

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What Music Marketing Questions Do You Need to Succeed?

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Follow me on this and I’ll steer you to asking the right music marketing questions.   It was 1976 (I believe), I was 8 years old. Don’t ask me why, but my parents (thank GOD) took me to our local outdoor concert shed called Alpine Valley to see Neil Diamond live. He had JUST cut…

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Why Do Failures and Mistakes Actually Make You Better?

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There are no failures and mistakes.   You’ve heard that before, rah, rah, rah.  It’s designed to make you feel better, right? It’s so prominent on social media with every other vapid affirmation that we hardly even read it, we almost never stop and soak that in.   I get it, believe me!   What…

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5 Super Effective Tricks: How to Build Your List

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How to build your customer list?   Why should you build your customer list?   We’re going to answer both today.   The reason why is you have to own the information.   Simply put; if you don’t own it somebody else does.   Whomever owns the information controls the information.     Huh?  …

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Self Awareness: Why do some people make you feel so bad?

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Self-awareness, you either have it or you don’t.   That’s a true statement.   That doesn’t mean you can’t get it if you don’t have it.   In fact, we are all born with a certain lack of self-awareness. If you’ve ever seen a toddler who believes that by covering her eyes she becomes invisible…

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Why A False Victim Is A Controlling, Evil Person That Will Crush Your Dreams

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You have important choices early on in your career and in your life. You can choose to be responsible for the decisions you make (or don’t make) or you can choose to be the person who’s constantly blaming outside forces for their outcome. This is called a false victim.   I’m going to tell you…

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How To Find Your Perfect Music Manager

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The answer to “how to find a music manager” or “how to find a producer” is easy.   I’m going to answer it, but first we need to dig a little into what makes you tick, ok? “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today…

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2 Case Studies: How To Find Your Sound

How do you find your sound? It’s different for every artist, at least it should be. There has to be attention paid to what the artist is doing creatively so that the sound is what the artist is really, genuinely trying to do or you end up with a dancing chicken. That’s no fun.  …

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29 Cool Tools That Will Improve Your Content Quality

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Content, content, content. That’s what it’s all about people. If you’re an artist you are also a small business. I know that concept sickens some of you and is thrilling for others but it is true.   Corporations are learning quickly how to cut through the clutter by “humanizing” their brand via killer, intentional content.…

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