Want to know what others think about Music Industry How To and the services we provide (The IMA Music Business Academy, the Full Access membership, the Full Time Musician course, book etc)? Then have a look below for the view of other members.
This is just a fraction of the great feedback we’ve been getting, but as you can see we’ve been helping independent musicians for years now!
Lonestar Da Rap Artist About The IMA Music Business Academy, 10th of August 2013:
Thank you for creating this invaluable course for us lost musicians who must understand the business of music and ways in which we can successfully promote our art/product.
This course has been amazing! I have gained a lot from it and I would defo recommend it to the musician who wants to earn money from their passion or gain fans. The course goes into so much detail about many important topics concerning the INDEPENDENT artist/musician. Some of the topics which are covered in the course include: whether to release a single, mixtape or album; How to optimize your website (SEO); How to attract fans and promote your music; How to build your own website; How to create a paying fan-club/membership website; How to make money from gigs; How to get radio play and videos on TV and selling your music offline- It is very easy to follow yet full of depth.
If put into practice this course will have you further along in your career than you were prior to starting the course. I started the course in February 2013 and I am still using the info today (August 2013). I would give this course 10 out of 10 and I would be happy to recommend this course to other SERIOUS aspiring INDEPENDENT musicians.
Lonestar Da Rap Artist About , 10th of August 2013:
The Independent Musicians Survival Guide is easy to read and essential to the artist/musician who is serious about their music BUSINESS!
I love the fact that I could dip in and out of the guide- defo a go to book! Also the way the guide has been written feels as if I have my very own personal music business advisor.
This guide is filled with helpful info including but not limited to: the correct way to go about setting goals; the importance of having a personal online presence (own website + social media); how to create a USP to stand out from the crowd; importance of promoting music offline; importance of paying taxes and why and how to keep records.
If you follow the guidelines set out in this book and you are serious about your career (and are talented) – you can’t go wrong really. This guide is one I am sure I will be referring to for many years to come
Thanks Shaun x
Nikita Merzlyakov About The IMA Music Business Academy, 25th of July 2013:
I must say that your course is incredible! I was really stuck with getting my band’s music out there. We just played and recorded hoping somebody will somehow notice us (yeah it was silly, now I know). And now it is much better! Actually the first chapter about getting right mentality was thing that made great difference for me. All other stuff is very useful as well. Thank you for sharing such needed information!
C. Rich About The IMA Music Business Academy, 24th of June 2013:
Hey Shaun. Listen I am infinitely grateful for all the information and I’ll be sure to recommend you to everyone I know that does music.
But yeah man this guide is phenomenal. Worth every penny several times over.
Cosmic Arson About The Free Music Industry How To Newsletter 26th of April 2013:
I love this newsletter! There’s new things posted the books nor experience have taught me. Appreciate the short-cuts!
Anne Jacqueline About The IMA Music Business Academy, 12th of August 2012:
I’m the manager of an singer-songwriter, Yasmine Modestine, and, as part as another job, I help artists be more efficient on social networks and Youtube. Several good things happened to me on Twitter and the best one so far is being offered the IMA class by Shaun last year.
This class covers a lot, — more than other online classes I think — : how to get organized, different strategies you can use to promote your music, how to be more efficient on social networks, where not to loose time, how to work offline, etc.
There is one new guide per week. Shaun’s writing is very practical, and everything is broken down in small steps, so it feels doable, even is there is much to do.
The whole course lasts 28 weeks, if I remember correctly, and its length is a great help in a business where it’s often hard to stay focused for long periods of time.
I think one of the most helpful class for me was one from the beginning, on how to get things organized. Looks silly ? I love to think of how I could organize myself better, and I spend time trying to find ways to do it. Then this looks tiring, and I don’t do it (as much as I should do). In this class, Shaun had a very simple method, which made a lot of sense and was easy to apply, so… I did.
Part of the work I did this year applying Shaun’s method was the same I did a few years ago without applying it, so I can compare, and I got results where I got none before.
There are plenty of others things we’ve started to work with that come from IMA course, like working with cover songs or having good flyers with us all the time. Some things I had already heard and/or tried before, but people I was talking to always had fancy suggestions… And fancy suggestions are often impossible to turn into action if you don’t already have a certain amount of money. One of IMA class strong points is to always suggest a simpler way to work, so, at the end of the day, you don’t feel powerless if you’re working with a very small budget.
IMA course also comes with a very helpful forum. Among other things, Shaun is always here to answer everyone’s questions, and he has plenty of ideas and suggestions.
In short, I was very happy to be part of this class, and I would recommend it to artists and managers alike.
Christine Infanger About The IMA Music Business Academy, 2nd of June 2012:
I signed up for The Independent Music Academy after what can only be described as the worst time in my life. I needed some sort of outlet and was seeking an avenue which would allow me to interact with people who love music just as much as I do. I wanted to use my brain, escape the distractions and obsessing over what was going on in my life, and I wanted, more than anything, to become involved in the insanity that is the music industry. I had been away from the industry for more than a couple of years, and wondered what, if anything, could possibly fit my criteria.
Enter IMA. I got a Twitter message from the IMA academy and decided to look into it. It was an online based course, which I needed to fit my crazy schedule but….who was this Shaun Letang person? Was he legit? Would the course do anything apart from take money from me?
A quick Google search of Shaun’s name taught me that it was definitely legit. Shaun’s reputation in the music industry is stellar, to say the least. He is one of the most respected and acclaimed marketing/media/all around industry gurus around and it seemed like he would definitely have the skill set to run a worthwhile course.
It was beyond affordable and as I was just brushing up on things I may have forgotten, it didn’t matter to me that it wasn’t a degree course.
So, as you can imagine, I enrolled.
That was the single greatest thing I have ever done, on a professional level…
The rest of this testimonial can be seen at http://thirtyroses.com/2012/06/02/how-to-succeed-in-the-music-industry-accidentally-or-how-twitter-and-shaun-letang-made-my-life-happen/.
Swagga Stackaz About The IMA Music Business Academy, 6th of May 2012:
the information I have received so far has been nothing short of amazing
Ede About The IMA Music Business Academy, 11th of August 2013:
This course has been incredibly helpful to me!
I took the 24 days option and loved it!
I will now carefully go through each session a few more times and put everything to practice.
God bless you!
Evollove About The Free Music Industry How To Newsletter 10th of April 2013:
Tons of info! Even things that are so obvious but just never clicked before. This is really good stuff.
Anna About The IMA Music Business Academy, 22nd of January 2013:
The IMA Music Business Academy actually makes a difference.
It is extremely useful for people that have wonderful music, but have no idea how to promote it.
For the last year I have been desperate of being ever able to make a music career.
I was searching for some light, for some lifechanging manual; I was buying a lot of books, courses, but I did not get the clue, because I could not find anywhere what is simply the sequence of actions that will let me develop my musical project.
The Academy happened to be the kind of manual I was looking for. And there are several reasons of that.
Firstly, Shaun is making all the fuzzy things simple and clear, and all that I was afraid of before became comprehensible and easy to deal with.
Secondly, the Academy has lots of references on very useful resources, some of which I could never think of and find myself.
Third, all the lessons are very correctly ordered, such that everybody can not only get all the precious information, but also create a plan of actions, and fill it by any new tips they hear of.
As I was going far in the course, I was improving the system of managing my project and I started treating my music career professionally.
Thank you so much, Shaun!
I hope you will keep posting new awesome articles on your websites. Wish you all the best!
Kwame Joseph About The IMA Music Business Academy, 23rd of April 2012:
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and I’m beginning to see results from my actions as per the course notes. It’s an essential course I think.