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Making A Record That Blows Up Your Career

July 7, 2020

Make no mistake, a great record is not stumbled upon. There is a science behind making a record that goes places. But no one who made one ever set out to make a hit record – they just set out to make the best record they possibly could and neither time nor money stopped them. … Continue

CCVM Best New Song Scholarship & Winner List

July 3, 2020

OMG, I’m so blown away at the talent on the Best New Song scholarship! Major praise to the incredible voices, songs and performances. You ALL have blown our minds. Wow! We made our selections mostly based on artistry/craft and who could use the program the most, as well as the efforts to gain likes which … Continue

Musician Mindset: Radiating Your Inner Confidence

June 30, 2020

There’s a lot of chatter out there about what you need to do as a musician to get out there and grow your music in the world. A LOT of chatter. Marketing, social media, radio play, publicity, touring etc. But no one’s really talking about musician confidence, the inside game. And we all know, that … Continue

Indie Musicians: Why You Still Need a Team

June 23, 2020

The Indie Music Revolution has been an awesome ride. It’s helped some artists get their music out there that wouldn’t have had the chance before, and it’s given others the opportunity to rise in a business that used to be only for signed artists. But it’s also created a hole in the marketplace for all … Continue

7 Steps to Writing Songs That Break the Mold

June 16, 2020

As an artist, a songwriter, or a music producer writing for/with an artist, it’s important to note that in order to break an artist, writing a song that makes a serious impact is required material. The kind that break the mold. Because in order to introduce a new artist to the public, you’ve got to … Continue

How to Stay True to Yourself in the Music Industry

June 9, 2020

It’s pretty much par for the course in any industry, that once you get on the inside and lose the pretty package, it’s not what it once seemed. But contrary to businesses that start for commerce, ones that begin as a labor of love and passion – like music, have more devastating fallout for hopefuls … Continue

4 Steps To Creating Your Music Dream Team

June 2, 2020

A friend of mine said the other day “who needs a manager, just build your own team.” Truth. Artists who gain ground build teams. Having team rocks, but having the RIGHT team is a serious game-changer. You definitely can’t do it alone (so don’t kid yourself). “It definitely takes a village.” Here are my 4 … Continue

Musician Shoptalk: Why DIY is Dead

May 26, 2020

DIY was a powerful concept to get us through the transition as the music business fell apart. The good news is that as it morphed, what emerged was a more powerful medium for independents. It allowed artists to literally release music independently, on their own without label support. It also gave artists much needed artistic … Continue

How to Find Your Music Business Lane

May 19, 2020

I believe that every artist on the planet has a destiny. A place where they belong – a lane, so to speak, one that is undeniably yours. And it’s not just my belief, it’s what I’ve witnessed over 30+ years of coaching artists and watching their paths unfold in the music business. Success for each … Continue

5 Musician Mis-steps to Avoid in Your Career

May 12, 2020

It’s so important that you make your moves at the right time. Knowing when to hire a publicist, when you’re ready for a manager, how to work with people in the industry available to you, and doing things in the right order is how your efforts will pay off. But making the wrong moves at … Continue

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