Artists MBA, Foundation Program

Emotional Intelligence – A Critical Skill for Success

According to Daniel Goleman, “…people who are emotionally adept … are at an advantage at any domain in life … are more likely to be content and effective in their lives, mastering the habits of mind that foster their own productivity…”
The ability to handle your emotions will affect how you respond to adversity and rejection, how you handle new opportunities and situations, and how happy you are moment to moment.

Artists MBA, Professional Program

Multiple Streams Step 3: Find Solutions

In steps 1 and 2 of the Multiple Streams business model, you’ve chosen your niche and discovered their problems, needs and desires, as well as the language they particularly use to describe those things. Now that you know their problems, the next step is to explore how you are the perfect and best solution to those problems. How do you uniquely fulfill their needs and desires? And, perhaps, most importantly, how do you use their language to express your value to them?

Artists MBA, Foundation Program

Multiple Streams of Art/Music Income

So how do you break out of the familiar system, and build a successful business as an artist?

The key is Multiple Streams of Art/Music Income. Multiple Streams of Art/Music Income is a powerful, comprehensive way to approach your business as a whole and your marketing strategy in specific.

visual artist, marketing

Alternative Marketing for Visual Artists Presented by Art Business Consultant and Coach, Martha Zlatar

Mainstream art galleries are not the only way to sell your artwork. Actually most successful visual artists do not make the majority of their sales from galleries. Designed specifically for visual and spatial artists, this workshop will get you thinking outside of the gallery so you can find alternative spaces for your artwork.

film, stage hands

Debra Recommends International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

IATSE is a union of professional stagehands, motion picture technicans, and allied crafts. Different locals of the IATSE have their own web-sites and contact pages. Do a Google search for the Union you’re interested in.

film, television

Debra Russell Recommends The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter began as the entertainment industry’s first daily trade paper in Hollywood.

acting, actors

Debra Recommends BackStage Magazine

For 48 years, Back Stage has been the most trusted place for actors to find performing arts and casting information.

film, women

Debra Recommends Women in Film

WIF recognizes the importance of developing pathways and opportunities to encourage current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in all fields of the entertainment industry. WIF actively supports women in the entertainment industry in four key ways:

film, independent

Debra Recommends Independent Film Project

Currently, IFP represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. Through its workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships, and Filmmaker Magazine, IFP schools its members in the art, technology, and business of independent filmmaking

DIY, independent

Debra Recommends Guide to Releasing Independent Records

Ask any major label A&R rep and they’ll tell you: the best way to develop your music career is to release your own record. What they won’t tell you is how to make your release a success

fulfillment, mail

Debra Recommends USPS Media Mail

Send your printed or recorded material using this service. Media Mail® service is a cost efficient way to mail books, sound recordings, recorded video tapes, printed music, and recorded computer-readable media (such as CDs, DVDs, and diskettes).

musicians, union

Debra Recommends Local 1000 American Federation of Musicians

Local 1000 was created by and for traveling musicians. No matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., if you tour on the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music circuit, Local 1000 is for you,

musicians, union

Debra Recommends AFM: American Federation of Musicians

Everyday the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada helps thousands of musicians just like you.

music, business, touring

Debra Recommends How to Be Your Own Booking Agent

This book will get you on the road, making more money, booking better gigs, with more press while playing to larger audiences.

Debra Recommends Folk Venue List Serve

A list serve for folk venue promoters – primarily a place for them to discuss amongst themselves the issues that they face as venues. This is NOT a good place to promote your act – but is useful for market research.

Debra Recommends FOLKDJ List Serve

FOLKDJ-L is an electronic discussion group for DJs and other people interested in all folk-based music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. It is primarily a place where DJ’s post their play lists.

folk, music

Debra Recommends Folk Alliance International

Since 1989, the North American Folk Alliance has served as the headquarters for Folk Music and Dance. With over 2000 members worldwide and an annual conference that is one of the five largest music conferences in North America, Folk Alliance continues to grow and mature while providing a unique range of member services to the acoustic and traditional music community.

songwriting, creative

Debra Recommends MasterWriter – Thesaurus on Steroids!

Masterwriter is on SALE – Discounted Price – $199 MasterWriter 2.0 is the most powerful suite of songwriting tools ever assembled in one program. This revolutionary new software won Best of Show at MacWorld Expo and has received rave reviews in every major music magazine. MasterWriter is endorsed by ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, NSAI and is […]

Artists MBA, Professional Program

Motivation and Momentum – the Missing Ingredients to Effective Time Management

The Missing Ingredients to Effective Time Management

motivation, momentum

Motivation and Momentum-The Missing Keys to Successful Time Management

What is motivation, really? It is what drives your behavior. And according to the experts in the sciences of neurology and behavior – 95% of what drives our behavior as human beings is unconscious!