Musicians cannot live on bread alone

Musicians cannot live on bread alone

A musician with a family can’t afford the average home In the US the average musician makes $40,000 per year. That is less than auto mechanics, teachers and plumbers with no disrespect to any of those professions. Though the average pay is almost $20/hour...
Are you Heads Up or Heads Down with your Music Goals

Are you Heads Up or Heads Down with your Music Goals

You want to work more. You’re talented but have a tough time being found for hire. You’ve been practicing, writing and jamming but you’re still not getting the jobs. You may need to switch from a Heads Down approach to Heads Up approach. First, let’s compare the two...
If Music is Art, Can it be a Business too?

If Music is Art, Can it be a Business too?

What is “Art”? According to Merriam-Webster online, Art is “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings”. Now that’s cool. What better way to describe what you do? Oboe, Maestro, DJ, Rapper,...
Rules to Startup By

Rules to Startup By

Make lots of money is not a rule nor a reality of startup success. Let’s get that out of the way immediately. Reality is hard work, long hours, slow motion, no paycheck, black coffee and more hard work result in potential success. Be prepared if you choose to take...
Founders should try Fly Fishing first

Founders should try Fly Fishing first

Movies make fly fishing so romantic. Back Forth Back Forth Whoosh…the fly lands and the water erupts with a silver flecked trout taking the fly. It’s kind of like movies about starting a business, especially technology businesses. Code Test Code Test Launch…the...