This was painful for me, but what about you?
When I was growing up some of my teachers told me that musicians are poor people. If you want to play your instrument, sing or whatever, then you have to realise that life is not going to be easy for you!
But what about other professions?
Is every entrepreneur a millionaire?
Is every sales manager or marketing assistant a wealthy man?
Think about that...
There are a lot of books, magazines, blo...
Your best song is nothing!
... unless you show it to your listeners.
You've probably been in a situation when you finish your song, create a great cover art and post a video on Youtube. What usually happens next? Most of the artists start to count the video views and likes and waits for the "magical" success to come.
Technically you've published your song but to get to the success, it's not enough.
If you treat you
Have you ever thought about sending your music to a record label?
You probably think that it's really important to be heard by one of the A&R guys out there because we've all heard stories about producers or label scouts (A&R) walking nearby your garage or showing up in an empty gig.
I call these stories in one word - myths!
They can be true and some of them are but it's not important.
The truth is - if you've been around with your musi...
Ah, not again!
You sound like this, your voice sounds like that, your guitar tone is right from the Foo Fighters latest album and so on.
You're probably tired of that kind of comments because at the end of the day you're asking yourself: "Am I another copy cat?"
Actually, the answer is not that important, because there are different stages of your career.
When you're just starting to play, you learn the first chord, the first melody l...
I bet you don't want to hear this.
Imagine you get your band together, you all jam in the weekends and record your first 3 to 5 demo tracks in your friends' basement studio. You collect label contacts from Google and start building your future...
Forget about this!
It's not 1985 anymore...
Every major radio station, every major booking agency and especially every well-known record company get hundreds or eve
Do you want a venue full of true fans that can't wait for you to get on stage? If yes - keep on reading.
Imagine you've just written the best song in the world...
But the problem is that no one knows about it!
Yes, you can show your music to your band mates, friends and family. But if you want to play for a venue full of fans, you'll need more than that.
Top performers from the marketing and business world can tell you that there are ...
Your've already heard this, right?
Almost 70% of new artists are dreaming about signing a record deal. They think that this magic contract will somehow appear and solve all their problems, give them their dream life, fame and money.
This is typical old music industry model.
The new model is more in the lines of making your songs using only your laptop and publishing them on Youtube or Spotify for free...
The truth lies s
You listen to your favorite artist and think: "Damn, why it sounds so big?"
If you ever dig deeper into recording, mixing and production budget for major artists, you know what I'm talking about. For example, top-end mix for one song costs around $5,000 and this is not the most expensive part in the whole record and reproduction process.
But if you spend $500 on your EP, then it'll definitely sound shitty , no offence.