It’s that time of year. Most of us, after gorging ourselves on christmas cookies, start feeling guilty and set some goals. We promise to be in shape, work harder, be a super hero. Three weeks into January and we’re back on the couch watching Netflix and chowing down on the candy canes left over from the christmas tree.
I’ve been spending a lot of time hiring musicians for an upcoming project, and I realized how hard it is for musicians to negotiate both a fair price that you can live with, while staying price competitive in your field. Here are 5 techniques to use to get the max money, while keeping your client happy.
If you're like me, sometimes the details of prepping your gear for a gig can get the best of you. Here are 7 ways to organize and pre- prep your way to a successful show:
Looking to launch your first website? Here are 10 quick things every musician can do to make your site compelling and effective:
We all struggle with semi-destructive tendencies from time to time. Here are 5 things all musicians need to stop doing right now:
So you’ve booked your first tour, and you’re hitting the road to play a bunch of dates for not a lot of money. Things are going to be really tight, but you’re getting to build a fan base. How do you maintain your sanity while earning enough to put gas in the tank? Here are 5 things you can do to earn cash without being tethered to home:
If I could send my 10-year-ago self a series of messages that could almost fit into 5 fortune cookies, I would send these tips (along with a few stock recommendations):
One of the big challenges all musicians face is the overwhelming amount of amazing paying work. I’ve figured out some ways to cut down on some of those annoying 5 figure gigs, and thought I’d share them with my audience.
Since the birth of my son Jackson I’ve been trying to refine how manage my work schedule. Since I essentially work from home, it’s been challenging to get everything done without getting too distracted. I’ve found that when I’m distracted, I have to work longer to get more done. Here’s how I’m trying to manage my work/life balance better:
Music is going through another massive change, and I’m realizing more every day that if I want to continue to be in demand, I’m going to have to define myself as a musician and not just a keyboardist. Here’s why I think you should, too: