If you don’t know me, I have been in the music business in one way or another for more than 35 years. For much of that time I struggled to make a dime. I spent my early years playing in bar bands for what amounts to less than minimum wage. Throughout the years I have tried more ways to make money in the music business than most can image. Often I failed but I have had some nice successes along the way too. I am first and foremost a writer, who happens to play a lot of instruments and enough business experience to recognize opportunities. That’s what this is about. interested?……. Read on
People say if you have an idea for a great product or service you shouldn’t tell anyone about it, but I’m happy to share this with you. I am creating a course on how to make money in the music business. I will not only bring my one knowledge and experience to this course but I will tap into some really smart and savvy minds from friends and colleagues. This is yet another way for me to make money in the music business ….AND YOU CAN TOO!
What Do I Want From You?
Simply to take part in the initial conference call sessions. If you’re here then I, or one of our common acquaintances thought you might get value and add value to a conversation about making money in the music business. After a number of conversations with musicians, writers, venue managers, publishers, and business experts, I will build the course from the recorded dialogue. You will teach someone something and you will learn something from someone.
What Topics Will Be Discussed?
- Basic contract negotiations
- untapped and under exploited opportunities
- publishing – how to get your music placed
- marketing – how to develop a plan for selling
- public relations – use your audience to open up nee avenues for revenue
- using the internet and social media in ways you haven’t thought of
- audio trends and techniques
- video production
- how to budget
The first call will be a general introduction to the overall business conversation and then each of the topics above will have it’s own dedicated in-depth call. I don’t expect every one who signs up to be an all calls or even most. If you would join the first one I would really appreciate it. I will edit and transcribe the course and share with all participants.
What you will get:
A recording of the call and some insight into possibilities you may have overlooked, maybe a cookie.
When will That Call take Place?
TBD. Sign up for the newsletter and I’ll send you the schedule. Please join the call: