This is an excerpt from David Andrew Wiebe’s new eBook, The New Music Industry: Adapting, Growing, and Thriving in The Information Age, a guide that covers a wide range of topics – blogging, podcasting, social media, video marketing, and more. It’s aim is to help you start scaling your individual mountain to music career success. […]
Music Business Theory
The below guides are all about the theory behind the music business. Have a read and get your music mentality right!
Whether you went to music school or learned about the music business on your own, there are some things about the industry that you won’t find written in any manual. The business of music is so much more than just singing, playing an instrument, and having fun. There are a variety of other aspects that […]
We have to face the facts: not everyone is a born businessperson. Anyone can learn the skills necessary to become a music business entrepreneur, but it helps if you already have some natural inclinations towards business. You will make much faster progress towards your dreams if you do. But whether you’re naturally gifted or not, […]
If you’re reading this, odds are you want more out of your music career and your life. That’s awesome! However, as you are about to learn, productivity isn’t just about doing more. In fact, it actually means doing fewer things really well. If you want to be more effective, and not just more efficient – […]
Whether artists should “pay to play” or not isn’t a new conversation. I’ve been a part of discussions about it online and off, and have read many articles covering many different opinions on the topic. I’ve seen the model take various forms. I’ve heard of artists getting completely ripped off and being asked to pay […]
I’m an independent hip hop artist, talent buyer, and web designer for music artists. My full time job and career consists of working independently within the music industry. Working independently for myself is great because I get to be my own boss, make more money than I ever made as an employee, and have location […]