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It’s Called the Music Business for a Reason by Ally Burnett

Posted on January 27th, 2012   1 Comment

“But I’m an ARTIST! Focusing on the ‘business’ will make me less of one.” I have met far more than one person in this industry that holds this belief. While […]

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Apply What You Learn ASAP by Entelleckt

Posted on December 28th, 2011   No Comments

If someone tells you “knowledge is power” they’ve told you a half truth. Knowledge is potential power. You have to take action to reap the benefit of the knowledge. Anytime […]

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Supercharge Your Vision

Posted on December 27th, 2011   8 Comments

I’m going to share a technique that I’ve used over the past year for a New Years resolution that actually worked. I think this can be massively powerful for you […]

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Make a Video by Max Jam

Posted on October 28th, 2011   1 Comment

Make a video, even if it’s just you performing the song start to finish. People are really hooked on visual content and videos make songs sound more stimulating. Use the best camera […]

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Standing Out

Posted on October 22nd, 2011   2 Comments

Today I stopped by Amoeba Music in Hollywood. As usual there were dozens and dozens of flyers competing for attention. Some were bright, some were loud, some were beautifully designed […]

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Mind Power

Imagination Vs. Reality – The Challenges of Having a Creative Brain

Posted on October 21st, 2011   20 Comments

Creativity.  It can be both a tremendous blessing and an oppressive curse for musicians and artists of all kinds.  They say that creatives have a higher rate of depression and […]

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Be Bold…

Posted on October 17th, 2011   No Comments

Be bold and don’t worry about what people think. They don’t do it that often anyway – Tim Ferriss

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Is Your Job Slowly Killing You?

Posted on October 17th, 2011   No Comments

Here’s how to quit with style, courtesy of the What Cheer? Brigade from Providence, Rhode Island:

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The Opposite of Branding

Posted on October 17th, 2011   No Comments


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Sales Tip From a Street Performer

Posted on October 17th, 2011   No Comments

This guy was really good – and he had one simple, clear call to action – ‘Buy a CD for $10′. That little bucket in front – it’s full of […]

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