What is good my fellow Musicians, Producers, Young Artists, Rappers, Home Studios, Singers, Songwriters, and Beat Makers alike. I am back with another resource to challenge your growth.
As many of you know, I've been loving life and accomplishing things I could have never imagined on my own (follow me on Instagram for updates).
I follow many other like-minded individuals and business people who share similar interests and find joy in helping others. I believe that we all will be learning until we're 10 feet beneath the surface, so I strategically learn from and interact with others miles ahead of me.
Music Industry Contact - an instagram page I enjoy following - shared an encouraging video a while back that inspired this article. Go check him out and show him some love. He has amazing content everyday to encourage other musicians in the industry. This video he shared had to do with considering yourself the CEO of your music...
You're the CEO:
If you guessed that music is way more than making music, you'd be right. It is a business.
Not many people understand that, especially consumers. Whether you produce beats, EPKs, podcasts, sing, mix, master, perform, or you name it, you are working and building up your brand. You can choose to make a bad reputation for youself or a good one; that's up to you, but it doesn't change the fact that you are the CEO of your music.
What being CEO means:
Being your own CEO means you're in charge... You have responsibility. Take pride in your work and release work you can be proud of. Take matters into your own hands, own your failures, don't be afraid of them, navigate your business professionally, treat others as respected peers, do something that won't just benefit yourself, & take responsibility in everything you do.
Don't let others walk all over you, but walk with others as they help you or you help them. Think of ways you can benefit others, but be professional and know when things aren't mutual.
If you're just getting started, adopt this mindset. Then get an external drive you can take everywhere you go to work on music; after a recording session, get your project STEMs immediately. If someone else is producing beats for you, save it immediately. Show that you are serious about your music and respect their time. You'll be saving a lot of time and heartache by doing this.
If you're working in a team, be the one to initiate the negotiations of cuts. After all, you're the CEO. Facilitate an environment where business can be accomplished, fun can be had, and people feel valued. Be fair. Then follow up with people to check in from time to time, without an agenda so that when you need something, your professional relationship has a foundation on the rocks.
Another short one today, yes. But I believe it's absolutely essential for us to discuss.
If you've known me for a while, you will know that I have a passion for empowering, sharing resources and encouraging others to grow in their craft. I believe in the revolution that is changing the music industry and I am personally experiencing this revolution... I want you to be a part of this revolution, so I also offer Coaching and Mixing Services to anyone who wants to improve the sound of their mixes, so they can stand out on the charts as well as grow in their knowledge as a home based artist.
If you're interested in having a coach challenge you along this journey, or you want to improve the mix of your songs, get in touch with me; I will be more than happy to help. I look forward to helping you take your songs to the next level:
I hope you enjoyed and learned something new from this article. I look forward to working with you. If I should add something to the list, feel free to let me know or comment below. If you think someone could benefit from this information, go ahead and share this article. If you have your own ideas that have been working for you, let me know what they are; I'd love to learn about what you guys are doing. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. What would you like to know next? Let me know in the comments below. Do me a favor, smash that like button, share it, let me know what you guys want to learn next, be nice to someone, and have a great day!