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Fake Friends and Followers.

Approximately one month ago I was approached by a mother of an Artist asking for assistance.  The mother did not want management for her daughter as she had a previous relationship with a former manager that did not appear to

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Answer to my number one Question.

I am always asked, "As an Artist; what should I do first?"  Well, after making great Music complete the list below.

 

ARTIST CHECKLIST 

Website and social media.  Same brand name. 
Update biographies 
Update photos 
Collect all metadata 
Register with a

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Manager or CEO?

If you are an Independent Artist and have poured the Foundation for your Music Career, you are now a business.  So instead of a Manager, hire a CEO!  Think about it. . .

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Hard work and dedication.

Some of us are building from scratch. No inheritance, no connections, no backups. Just blood, sweat and skills.

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Never Give Up!

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

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Rainbow

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

Dolly Parton

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was a few days ago. Here are some things that I am thankful for: 

A God of love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace. 

A family that is still together after trials and tribulations. 

A wife that loves me even with

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Website

It never ceases to amaze me the Artists that will tell me that they do not need a website!  A website is your electronic billboard.  Your electronic business cards!  Every piece of material that you have (including social media) should

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Responsiveness

I am guilty of this, but it should not be tolerated. What is it? It is not responding to correspondence. If someone sends you an e-mail, leaves you a voicemail, or even sends you a letter, please respond. Even if

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Fan Engagement

This should not have to be said.  Please engage with your fans.  Your career depends on your fans.  If you have hundreds of thousands of fans this may not be possible without assistance.  However, most Artists do not have an

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Facebook and Instagram

Two of the arguably largest Social Media platforms were inoperable for most of the day Yesterday.  Remember that you do not own Facebook or Instagram.  They are “for profit” organizations that apparently do what they want.  They seem to be

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