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So you are a musician and you are getting really serious about making this a career. Good for you, except are you ready for all that such a career entails? You just want to focus on music because it’s your passion, but you will soon find that in order to make money, get a record deal, sign with a recording studio, you will need a manager or a mentor. On top of that, you will
A common dilemma in a time where digital content is king is the “what the heck do I post?” process and overthinking.  Many young artists inquire whether the quality, song choices, length and type of content is appealing enough to attract new followers or sufficient engagement.  While all those factors are important to weigh out, they can hold you back from actually getting things done.  Sometimes, when it comes to online content creation, you just have to DO,
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Reputation, Personality, and Your Audience   Reputation is easy to tear down, and difficult to rebuild. As you work to build your brand value, it’s important to understand that how you interact with the public, followers of your music, can have far-reaching effects. Reputation is built on fundamental principles: active listening, being considerate of differences, and in the age of digital media – being an active voice in the marketing machine is key. The online
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Practice Makes Perfect: How to Easily Invest in Yourself as an Artist As an artist, you have your back against the wall — a wall that will take all of your resources to break through. Many artists don’t realize that to gain traction in the industry, attract fans and followers, and get noticed by industry insiders, their music and brand needs to be bold and equally important: authentic. Too many artists, especially indie artists, put
It’s important for songwriters to understand that getting a publisher isn’t the sole solution!  There is so much more to it than that.  You not only have to be sure getting into a publishing deal at all is right for you in the current state of your career, but also which one is right for you.  The idea of it all can seem really overwhelming. It is important to remember that this is a business of “people”
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Miami born singer songwriter Bryant del Toro started street performing for fun. At 19, he and his friends would take out their instruments and play, hoping to make enough money to buy a pizza. Quickly he went from staple Lincoln Road Act to recording artist and now has his second album coming out at the end of this year. As a young artist myself, I couldn’t help but wonder: how does one go from street

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