Music Business Strategy

Music Business Strategy

In our new Music Business Strategy course you are going to create a customized strategy and plan for your own music career. In order to achieve your musical dreams you need to know where you are now, be clear about your goals, and have a plan for achieving them. So in module one of the course I’m going…

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5 Less Common Music Jobs That Don’t Sacrifice Your Creativity

We’ve talked about alternate music jobs in a previous post, while all were viable alternatives, not all were conducive to your creativity. That said, in this article, we’ll talk about the less common jobs musicians can take on without having to sacrifice anything. The less traveled road, if you will. Whether you are an established…

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Alternate Music Jobs For Musicians

Unless you’re a bonafide rockstar, musicians have a tendency to be viewed by other people as “struggling.” While a majority of musicians do indeed struggle, not all who aren’t rockstars do. But the question is, are you a struggling musician? If so, there are a couple of reasons you are: either it’s not your time…

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MBP004: How To Increase Traffic To Band Websites

How To Increase Traffic To Band Websites

Welcome to Episode 4 of The Music Business podcast. In this episode, we look at how to increase traffic to band websites. Listen to the Audio In this episode James talks about: Different traffic sources Your website as your home base Multiple traffic sources Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Sponsors Lynda.com …

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MBP005: Using SoundCloud To Promote Music

How To Use Soundcloud To Promote Your Music

Welcome to Episode 5 of The Music Business podcast. In this episode, we look at how to use SoundCloud to promote music. Listen to the Audio In this episode James talks about: The importance of Focus SoundCloud marketing Profile consistency Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Sponsors Lynda.com  Audible.com  Transcript Welcome to…

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MBP006: Artist Manager vs Agent

What Is The Difference Between An Artist and an Agent

Welcome to Episode 6 of The Music Business podcast. In this episode, we look at the difference between an artist manager vs. agent. Listen to the Audio In this episode James talks about: Roles Commissions Differences Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think. Sponsors Lynda.com  Audible.com  Transcript Welcome to the Music Business Podcast. This is…

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Music Business Ideas for Music Lovers

Building a music business is not reserved for musicians. Even music lovers can get in on the action. With a little bit of creativity, and some research, music lovers can create their own thriving business without learning a single note on an instrument. Many music lovers out there often dream of getting into a business…

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How to Increase Traffic to Band Websites

In a world where most everyone stays connected via the Internet, it makes sense that to connect with new people, the Internet is the way to go. Gone are the days where newsletters delivered by snail mail were the norm. Today, bands can garner more fans – and stay connected with them – digitally. Band…

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The Importance of Proper Music Marketing

Marketing is one of those things where it’s easy to come up with solutions, yet when it comes to execution… not as easy. The same can be said in all branches of marketing, but in this article, we focus on the importance of proper music marketing. Making your music, and yourself, known is easy to…

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Recording Live Music For Your Band Website

When marketing your band’s website, aside from the usual social media updates and images you share, you should also post some live recordings – whether audio or video – to give your fans and potential followers a taste of what you have to offer. While recording live music can be a very encompassing topic, for…

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