Why, when, and how to build a team for your music career

There’s money to be made in music, but the hustle will run you ragged if you’re not also pursuing it for something of more value than money.

To what end are you hustling for? If you’re not being creatively satisfied, having fun, or working with people you enjoy, there are easier ways to earn a living.

I couldn’t agree more… There needs to be more to the hustle of a music career than just making money.

From my own personal experience, being burnt out through music is not a very pleasant experience.


Source: Why, when, and how to build a team for your music career – Blog | Splice

6 EPK Must-Haves | ReverbNation Blog

Now is the perfect time to revamp that EPK and get it up to par so that as soon as you begin seeking new press placements, booking your next tour, or reaching out to festivals, you have everything you need to stand out.

So, what should every EPK have?


Source: 6 EPK Must-Haves | ReverbNation Blog

My Single Release Checklist — Passive Promotion

Brian Hazard from Color Theory has been one of those quiet achievers just getting on with the job of putting out music.

I read his blogs and view his YouTube videos whenever they come across my radar and I’m impressed with his methodical consistency and overall quality of his releases.

He has now documented his secret to his methodical consistency, his music release checklist.

He states in his article that…

I’ve been releasing a new track every 4-6 weeks for some time now, and I daresay I’ve got it down to a science.

He certainly has and I for one am so glad I have an insight (through this article) into his step by step approach to releasing his music. This is well worth a read.


Source: My Single Release Checklist — Passive Promotion

The brakes have been slammed on audio streaming’s growth in the UK. Is the US next?

Are the world’s biggest music markets headed towards an era where streaming growth plateaus, in the same way it has in the ‘early adopter’ Scandinavian territories?

The latest data, at least on a volume basis, suggests so.

It will be interesting to see what happens with streaming goes in the next 12 months but I think that the concept of “live streaming” gigs instead of live music in venues will rise but that’s for another article 🙂


Source: The brakes have been slammed on audio streaming’s growth in the UK. Is the US next? – Music Business Worldwide

Musician’s Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Years break. It’s now time to get back into the swing of things for 2022.

This time of year has traditionally been the time of year to get out your butchers paper and plan out the year ahead. A big part of this planning is the (re)setting of goals to achieve for the year.

This Cyber PR article Musician’s Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals really gets to the nitty-gritty of how to best set goals and to achieve them by outlining the steps needed.

The article explains that…

Goal-setting is an important factor in achieving desired results. Without goals in mind, you will be working aimlessly and without a determined future in mind. Most people set goals at the beginning of the year, but you can set them at any time!

Personally, I found this article a great reminder of the importance of goal setting and the best ways to achieve them.


Source: Musician’s Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals – Cyber PR Music

Catch ’22: A Complete* List Of Absolutely Everything The Music Business Needs To Fix Or Get Rid Of In 2022 (*Almost)

… here are 22 things the music business really needs to stop doing or to fix before the calendar flips over into 2023.

A great list here, right on the money.

Read it, absorb it and do it (if you have the power to make change).


Source:Catch ’22: A Complete* List Of Absolutely Everything The Music Business Needs To Fix Or Get Rid Of In 2022 (*Almost) – Music Business Worldwide