Music Business

7 Music Business Blunders

By admin on Feb 10, 2014 in Music Business - Comments Off on 7 Music Business Blunders

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1. You don’t treat your gift as a business. Nothing is promised or given. You get what you put in. Think about who your target audience is and who’s going to buy your music? Develop a business plan and short term/ long term goals.

2. You sound like everyone else. Why would someone want to listen to your music. Whether you want to get signed by a major record label or go the independent route – Be Unique!

3. Not joining a Performing Rights Organization (PRO). You are leaving money on the table without joining a PRO. PRO’s collects money or “Performance Royalties” and funds the songwriter or copyright holder. Three PRO’s in the US are ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. For digital royalties, join SoundExchange to collect performance royalties when your music is played on satellite radio, internet radio, etc.

4. Not copyrighting your music. It’s easy to register your music online at www.copyright.gov. This helps protect against someone stealing your work.

5. Not having a budget. A budget will help keep you on top of your financials. You have to spend money in this industry. There’s marketing, promo, studio booking, etc. You do not want to overspend which makes having a budget a necessity!

6. You give all your cookies away with nothing in return. Stop giving all of your music away for free! You are throwing away money. You paid for the beat, recording time, mixing, mastering, marketing and promo without anything in return. Its a win for them and a lose for you. It’s okay to give one or two songs away for promo but not the whole album. Collect email addresses and build a fan base otherwise you’ll be left with just crumbs.

7. You put your music career in someone else hands. It’s your career, you should be able to make your own decisions.

5 Tips for Music Success

By admin on Dec 09, 2013 in Music Business - Comments Off on 5 Tips for Music Success

This relates to Artists, Producers or anyone in the music business who want to be successful.

1. Trust your instincts. Don’t overcomplicated your ideas. The magic happens when you let it happen not forcing it.

2. Set attainable goals, one at a time. Focus on achieving that goal by developing a strategy and plan to make it happen.

3. Never stop learning! The moment you believe that you know everything is the moment you have lost already.

4. Make your social media more personal. Don’t just spam everyone links and hope they click on them, build relationships which can turn into loyal fans.

5. Stay true to who you are! Don’t let anyone dictate what kind of artist, producer, etc. you should be.

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