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Looking to put together your independent music business plan? Here are the core elements you need to account for in your strategy.
As the old saying goes…
“Failing to plan = planing to fail”
This is a great article outlining the ins and outs of putting together an
independent musician business plan.
Source: How to Develop an Independent Musician Business Plan – Music Entrepreneur HQ
Persistence is, without a doubt, one of the most vital character traits a musician can possess.
You could even argue that there’s no hope of succeeding in music without it, whether you want to write songs for a living, perform in a touring band, or become a bonafide popstar.
Why Persistence Is Priceless In Music | ReverbNation Blog
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Are you a frustrated musician?
It’s been my experience that musicians get frustrated for a variety of reasons – record contracts gone sideways, unreliable band members, stagnant career growth, even popular music can sometimes drive musicians nuts.
But despite all the frustration, pursuing your passion is worthwhile. You are wanted. Your music does matter.
Yes, I am a frustrated musician and yes… I need to read this article NOW!
Are You a Frustrated Musician? This Guide’s for You – Music Entrepreneur HQ
16 Australian music industry bodies lay out a three-point plan which they hope will be carried into the Federal Election and beyond.
Australia’s Music Biz Pleas to Politicians With Three-Point Plan
Sometimes it’s easy to think that success is only one lucky break away. That if only we could fall into a lucky break, we might just reach all our goals and live happily ever after. And while I do believe luck plays a prominent part in success, it isn’t as important as we think.
A lot of what we think “success” is has everything to do with our mindset and what we define success to be for us.
How You Define “Success” Says Everything About Whether You’ll Actually Succeed – Soundfly
There’s a huge demand for original, vintage band t-shirts, with over a quarter of a million people (276,200 in January) searching for band tees every month.
But why? And what puts certain bands in such favour for the real deal?
Nostalgia is a very powerful buying motivator…
Bands would need 11 BILLION Spotify streams to match the value of their vintage merch – MTT – Music Think Tank
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
… 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).
Catch ’22: A Complete* List Of Absolutely Everything The Music Business Needs To Fix Or Get Rid Of In 2022 (*Almost) – Music Business Worldwide
Adele continues to break records, with her just-released fourth album 30 earning the highest selling first week for any album in Australia since 2017.
Her first album since 2015’s 25, 30 debuted atop the ARIA Albums Chart with lead single ‘Easy On Me’ simultaneously topping the ARIA Singles Chart.
Nine other songs from 30 also debuted in the singles chart, with ‘Oh My God’ and ‘Can I Get It’ both cracking the Top 10.
WOW! Is there anything that Adele can’t do? I guess that’s the power of a great song, minimal production and a voice that needs no autotune to cut it.
Source: Adele lands highest selling first week album in Australia since 2017
Succeeding in music is a frustratingly vague thing to wrap your mind around because it means something different to every music-maker.
For some, success might be the idea of transforming into a mega popstar overnight and earning enough money to buy an island.
For others, success means making music audiences love and being praised by critics.
But no matter what success means to you, you won’t find it without doing the work.
This article demonstrates the value of hard work plus the power of really defining what success in the music industry means to you and going for it.
Source: Why Doing The Work Is The Only Way To Succeed As A Musician | ReverbNation Blog