Passion + calling both stem from a strong feeling about something. However, understanding the difference between the two can really help you achieve your goals. Remember, it’s not enough to feel a certain way about something. It won’t convert into an accomplished goal without getting a result. That’s why it’s important, when working on your success mindset in the music business, to understand how your passion and calling aren’t always the same, and that’s OK.
Our team has either made their own mistakes on their journey to success, or have seen many of the same ones be made over and over again. It was hard to narrow down, but here, in very “straight-talk” form, are 3 KEY REASONS WHY YOUR MUSIC CAREER FEELS “STUCK”: #3 YOU’RE EXPECTING A HANDOUT. The most common concerns artists usually have are that they don’t have money, access to the “right people,” and no one wants to “help”
The vast reach potential of the internet is a powerful tool for young artists. However, it can also be daunting to think of new ways to be discovered by music lovers among the many million other aspiring talents showcasing themselves online. Covering current hit songs can be a great tool, but, even then, there are so MANY versions out there. Now, you may have dabbled in the cover version trend, but didn’t quite understand how
Royalties are the money you earn from the sale or usage of your work. How to collect this money can seem really daunting. You’ll come across a few different organizations that do this for you. Now, the money collected from actual sales (whether it be a hardcopy version or digital version) is one thing. (and for digital streaming, see SoundExchange) However, the monitoring of the money earned from the acquired rights to perform or broadcast
June 24th 2016, I had the honor of leading a choir for Carl Palmer on the Emerson Lake and Palmer song “Jerusalem” during a concert showcasing the legacy of the iconic progressive rock band and honoring the life and career of the late, great Keith Emerson. My first thought was the same as yours probably was: “How the hell did this Cuban-American kid from the Miami burbs (Kendall) end up with that gig?” If you know anything
When you live only off of music, the grind can turn into day to day survival mode. There’s an urgency that exists when you don’t always know when the next job will be (or if it will be), and when the next paycheck is coming (when you don’t have to chase it down.) Even when you hit a big project, whether it be a tour or a big album project, every thing is a passing