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Tips for a successful photoshoot for your music business

I think you will agree with me that having quality pictures is a vital element of your branding and visibility. In this blog I share my best tips on how to organise a photoshoot for your music business and get quality (press) pictures for album art, social media, your...

How to start selling merchandise with no upfront investment

Image copyright: Marcello Koster. I recently added a new income stream to my music business: print-on-demand. Print-on-demand takes little to no investment upfront and, based on the income it has generated in the first 6 weeks, I already see it has great potential! ...

Goal Setting For Your Music Business Without The Overwhelm

Copyright: AliveCoverage It’s that time of year again! The time of new years’ resolutions and goal setting. Everyone seems to be doing it, myself included. However… …it can get overwhelming and we usually revert to our old ways once the first burst of...

Does the thought of networking make you feel nauseous? Read this!

“When people like you, they will talk to you. When they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” Zig Ziglar If you’re an introvert like me, the idea of having to network probably makes you feel a bit nauseous. For a long time I associated it with...

How I overcame my writer’s block

Writer’s block A lot of songwriters and producers fear it. And when it happens, it can feel very lonely. We tend to believe we’re the only one dealing with it. But I can assure you, the majority of artists will experience it sooner or later. Even the most successful...

How to approach a label A&R: do’s and don’ts

“You only get one shot at a first impression” You have put blood, sweat and tears into your new song and you’re ready to submit it to labels in hopes of landing an official release. As I’m sure you can imagine, label A&R’s receive a lot of demo’s on a...

Working hard but seeing little to no results? This might be why!

Being busy ≠ being successful  Ever feel like you’re putting so much effort into your career but not getting anywhere? Like it’s all work and no play, your head is overflowing and you don’t get time off to unwind?  The issue could be that you’re busy with the wrong...

This mindset shift will help you build a sustainable career!

“Turn your passion into a paycheque” – Amy Porterfield Creative Entrepreneurship I’m just going to throw it out there right away. To grow a sustainable music career you need to…. treat your music as a business! There, I said it! 😉 I know, usually...