The arts are about sharing stories and enriching the connection between your fellow humans. You can’t represent the world if you don’t know what’s going on in it. Giving back is another way to get a quick glimpse into those communities of which you are on the outside. (This list of free ways to give back is starving-artist-friendly… no credit card required)
Barrett Brooks, a brilliant mind focused on helping people build careers that matter, recently blasted a truth bomb that if we focus on each individual step of the work rather than the outcome of the entire goal, we will feel more fulfilled, more energized, and more confident. This episode will explore how we can break down our goals from big picture into the simplest tasks with 1 simple question.
As artists, how do we crosscheck what we are creating in order to make sure it’s leading us down the right path? In this podcast, Rob Lott shares a simple idea to “only add value.” Value to your audience, your fans, your craft, and yourself. If this is applied toward every creative and personal endeavor moving forward, you will emerge a better artist.
As artists, it is an unfortunate understanding that our job is to create without the guarantee of reward. So what drives us to continue down our path? Proving something? Naïveté? Our wildest dreams? In this podcast, 10 artists share what makes them tick.
With this guide, you can design, distribute, and promote your music completely and utterly alone. Even from a remote camping site in the South Pole, you will be able to release your album (as long as you have a semi decent wifi connection).
Music streaming services are taking over how consumer and fans listen to music so what does this mean for the musicians, songwriters, bands, and other independent artists who are featured on these sites?
Your Electronic Press Kit (EPK) is your digital handshake, your virtual eye contact. You have to make it count. Casie Lane talks about how she uses InDesign to create completely customized, interactive, engaging EPKs to share with promoters and agents so that they can continue to work for you, even when you’re not in the room.
Your Electronic Press Kit needs to be an immediate attention-grabber. This is your virtual handshake with good eye contact. Follow these steps to build your EPK for success.
Registering your music is crucial if you post on YouTube or any other streaming social media site, such as Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, etc… Here’s how.