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Why Learn The Music Business (Free)
Learn the importance of being a student of the music industry.
Why Can’t I Just Play My Music And Write My Songs? (General and Pro Members Only
The road to success is littered with musicians who were swallowed up by the business. Don’t be one of them.
‘Music Business Radio’ Interview On ‘Ten Business Principles And Practices That Every Independent Artist Should Know’ (podcast) (Free)
An interview with Indie Connect founder Vinny Ribas on Music Business Radio. He talks about best business practices that can and should be applied by indie artists.
Hours of valuable information on how to be a successful indie artist, broken down into 30-minute segments.
‘A Day In The Life Of An Indie Artist’ with Tim Charron (video) (General and Pro Members Only)
What one indie artist does on a daily basis for promotion, booking, fan management etc.
9 Timing Mistakes Many Indie Artists Make (General and Pro Members Only)
The order that you do things in can be just as, or even more important than the acts themselves. Be sure you’re not making these potentially costly mistakes.
Creating multiple sources of income can help create stability in your income.
Improving and Managing Your Cash Flow (General and Pro Members Only)
Easy ways to increase your income and limit your expenses.
This is a simple task list of things that need to be done regularly.
Planning To Be Famous (General and Pro Members Only)
To be stable, your music career should be built on a deliberate sequence of events.
‘Building Your Indie Artist Business Plan’ with Vinny Ribas (video) (Pro Members Only)
If you are completely serious about your career, you will compile a business plan just like every other business does.
Networking In The Music Industry (General and Pro Members Only)
A long list of valuable tips on networking and building relationships in the music industry.
I Would Love To Introduce You To My Contacts, But… (General and Pro Members Only)
Networking is about who knows who. Key contacts can change your life, but only if you are ready.
Rules of Engagement – Building Strong Music Industry Relationships (General and Pro Members Only)
The smartest thing an indie artist can do is learn how to build strong industry relationships.
How and Where To Make Vital Music Industry Connections (General and Pro Members Only)
How to network effectively inside and outside of the industry.
Attracting The Contacts That You Need (General and Pro Members Only)
How to attract the attention of people who can help your career.
Using LinkedIn To Boost Your Career As An Indie Artist, Songwriter or Music Professional (Pro Members Only)
LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool that can put you in touch from just about anyone in the music business, or at least someone who can introduce you!
You Are The Label (General and Pro Members Only)
If you’re not signed to a label, then you must do all the things a label does for its artists.
Understanding The Maze Of Music Conferences (General and Pro Members Only)
Pick the music conference that is right for your career and what you need next.
2011 Music Conferences Worldwide (General and Pro Members Only)
Here is a list of music conferences with the month they were scheduled in 2011
Building Your Indie Artist Support Team (Pro Members Only)
No indie artist has the time and the energy to do everything necessary and do it all well. The solution is to build a solid team around you.
Choosing Your Artist Team – Know Who You Are Dealing With (Pro Members Only)
Key questions to ask when interviewing potential business team members
‘Doing Due Diligence - Key Questions Artists, Managers and Labels Should Ask Each Other’ with Brendan Wovchko (video) (Pro Members Only)
Before you sign on the dotted line, every artist, manager and label should know a lot about each other.
‘The Truth About Artist Relations (Sponsorships and Endorsement Deals)’ with Tony De La Rosa of Samick Guitars (Pro Members Only)
Samick Guitar’s Tony De La Rosa reveals the truth about product sponsorship and endorsement deals and how to get them.