Imagine Every Artist just wanted to make art.
Imagine Every Artist started paying attention to effective content marketing and social media.
What if legacy and heritage artists monetized their million dollar brand names via direct-to-fan marketing?
What if legacy and heritage artists changed their business models to be subscribership/internet mail order businesses?
Imagine indie bands, singer/songwriters, and major label artists actually had a customer list like every other successful business on the planet. (How is this constantly overlooked?)
Imagine indie bands, singer/songwriters, and major label artists surveyed these customers to see what exactly they wanted and what they were willing to pay for like most other successful businesses.
Imagine Every Artist wanted to learn from a producer
What if every artist could be half as good at creating relationships on social media as Amanda Palmer?
Imagine Every Artist was interested in being better rather than famous.
What if every artist stopped making excuses for why they aren’t doing their art?
Imagine Every Artist lived for the journey and stopped focusing their emotions and self esteem on the time it took to get to some fleeting destination.
What if every artist could find a way to make a living being an artist? ($30k-$40k isn’t that difficult. What do you make right now?)
Imagine Every Artist knew the idea of being famous was a lot better than the reality.
What if every artist replaced the energy they spent on worrying, hating, coveting, pontificating, waxing nostalgic, brooding, complaining, and being narcissistic with real work/creativity?
Imagine Every Artist understood that their weak points need to be as cool as their strong points.
What if every artist could hear the difference between “art that is done” and “well done art”? (Yes, art can be objective)
What if every artist continually worked to create opportunities instead of waiting for opportunities to show up at their door?
Imagine Every Artist understood that commerce wasn’t a bad thing if it was done on the artist’s terms, done well, and done consistently.
Imagine Every Artist understood that to really be unique you need to be brave enough to be yourself. (Stop being derivative!)
What if every artist knew how to build a decent team?
Imagine Every Artist knew terrestrial radio was going to be 1000 times less effective tomorrow that it is today. (How would that change your approach?)
What if every artist used a company that offered text phone number capture technology to build their customer list during live shows because text messages have a 99% open rate?
Imagine Every Artist didn’t give away 90% of their revenue to tell their parents and friends that they have a record deal.
Imagine Every Artist understood how a squeeze page with the proper language could maximize the exposure of every public appearance including live shows, magazine interviews, podcast interviews, song placements, TV interviews, blog interviews, etc.
Imagine Every Artist wasn’t afraid to be afraid.
Imagine Every Artist expected relationships in the music industry to work like their personal relationships with quid pro quo and adding value.
What if every artist focused on making a living being and artist instead of being famous?
Imagine Every Artist used Stage-It to reach out to their fans for the purposes of including them in the song selection for the upcoming release ala Bon Jovi’s Pizza Parlor Jury
What if every artist understood that it’s a numbers game and you have to constantly create opportunities through hard work rather than placing all their emotional “eggs” in one basket, for one deal, with one person, at one company?
Imagine Every Artist stopped being closed off to constructive criticism and opened their mind to constant improvement along their journey.
Imagine Every Artist wasn’t afraid to fail.
What if every artist understood it starts with the song and spending money on a better recording of an average song will render a better recording of an average song?
Imagine Every Artist stopped asking and started giving.
Imagine Every Artist knew they needed a team to get to the next level.
What if every artist knew they needed to shop for this team rather than shop for studio rates?
Imagine Every Artist stopped bad-mouthing successful artists.