https://artists-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/artist.jpg12491880Debra Russellhttps://artists-edge.com/wp-content/uploads/artists-edge-logo_blur-hard-drop-smaller.pngDebra Russell2011-09-09 17:57:232018-11-23 23:16:14Don't be a Needy Artist
In the last week, 2 people have gone onto my Facebook Pages - Debra Russell and Artists Marketing & Business Academy - and posted that I should check out their Facebook Page or ReverbNation Page. And my first reaction was - wow, that's rude.
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Last week, an interesting conversation erupted on a music list-serve that I participate in. I think there is much to be learned from this both by the Venue Owners/Bookers and the Performing Artists who depend on those bookers for their gigs. I have removed all of the names/locations because the real issues here are applicable across locations, genre and venue size. If you are a performing artist looking to book gigs - I strongly recommend you read on - don't make these mistakes yourself! And if you are a venue owner or booker - you may also find this informative.
Or Will They?
Many artists in the music industry believe that all they have to do is record a CD and their audience is sure to show up. I believe that this mythology has had a detrimental impact on the DIY musicians’ success promoting their music. So, let’s deconstruct this idea and really take a look at it.
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In my practice I come across a lot of artists with big dreams. Whether it's a Grammy Award Winning music career, winning an Oscar or getting a show at MOMA, we dream of a level of success, recognition and income for our creative efforts. It's human nature to dream of success, however you define it. Where a lot of artists (and other people) go wrong in their pursuit of those dreams, they never make the transition from dream/fantasy to vision/goals.
Every year, I take some personal time to assess, adjust, write new goals for the New Year and make a plan for achieving those goals. I'd like to share part of this process with you - and encourage you to use it for yourself to create a powerful, prosperous and joyful 2011. I hope you will find this peek into my process helpful. In this eighth post in the series, I'm moving into the second step of my process -
Goal Setting for 2011