Independent Rockstar

Insight for Independent Musicians

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 […]

Artist Tips

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 […]

Artist Tips

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 […]


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 […]

Artist Tips

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 […]

Photo Quickies

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 […]

Creativity Featured

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

Quickies Quote

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:

Lifestyle Quickies Video

The Opposite of Branding

Posted on October 17th, 2011   No Comments

Branding Photo Quickies
Street Performer

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 […]