Tag: Music Career

The Rockstar Checklist

By Cari Cole

Being a rockstar and having a music career in music is one of the most fulfilling and exciting lifestyles imaginable. But it’s not only reserved for those at the top.

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You can master your own rockstar world with this quick and easy checklist I give all of my students. Rock on!

  1. Master Your Instrument/s(voice – and piano, guitar etc.)
  2. Impress yourself as if you were trying to impress your boss. Being a Rockstar is a job – treat it like one.
  3. Surround yourself with people better than you.
  4. Never think for a second that you can’t do it.
  5. Everything everybody says to you is advice– not gospel.
  6. Learn from the music you listen to and then take it one step further – rather than copy it.
  7. Never, never, ever burn bridges– There’s absolutely no reason to be vindictive or look down on anyone in the business – because hopefully you will have a long career and everyone’s working hard just like you.
  8. Make sure your whole camp is on board with your music and direction – There are plenty of people out there looking for great artists.
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  10. Dress the part, act the part, live the part– because you are 24/7 marketing yourself – and there’s a lot of competition out there.
  11. It’s never about YOU – it’s always about THEM. Be interested in people – don’t blabber on about yourself. People do business with people they like.
  12. Despite popular opinion, those in the music industry that drink and do drugs are not nearly as respected as those that don’t.
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3 Insanely True Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Record Deal

by Bryan Hufford

A major label record deal – The dream that millions of musicians chase every day, praying for the moment when a major label exec will come and sweep them from the bottom and launch them into stardom. The sad and harsh reality is that only a small percentage (and I mean VERY small) will get signed to a major label deal.

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Not only that, but out of that small percentage, an even SMALLER percentage go on to becoming a superstar. I hate to say it, but it’s reality – a reality that many musicians just don’t understand or grasp, unfortunately. BUT – This doesn’t mean you should give up your music career. In fact, that would be foolish of you. Why? Because you can make it on your own!Continue reading 3 Insanely True Reasons Why You Don’t Need A Record Deal