How to Tell You’re Winning

When you’re making it happen as a MusicPreneur, you need affirmation that you’re doing the right thing. When you have a job, you can rely on performance reviews and raises to affirm that you’re doing the right thing when it comes to your job. But when you’re the boss, it’s a little different. You need…

Why I Don’t Use Slides When I Speak

This past week, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak at the 2017 International Trumpet Guild on the topic of entrepreneurship as it pertains to musicians. I applied last summer, was accepted, and the day finally arrived this past Wednesday. It was actually my first time talking in front of people on the…

A Word About the Podcast Intro

MusicPreneur Intro Recently, someone asked for some feedback on their podcast intro in a Facebook groupĀ for podcaster’s of which I’m a member. His was 45 seconds long, and was basically 3 different variations of a 15 second intro. I asked him if it was 3 different versions, and was he asking which one I liked…

How to Be an Entrepreneur While Working for Someone Else

It’s kind of common knowledge that musicians need to hold down some sort of “real job” in order to make ends meet. Many think the sensible thing is to work as a college professor teaching music, so they spend 10 years pursuing a DMA, racking up 6-figure debts in the process, to do so. Others…

3 Cheers for the IP Police!

This past week, the buzz on the Internet was a two hour “Breaking Bad” movie. It was created completely independently of the show’s creators and producers. Two super fans in France spent 2 years splicing, dicing and editing the entire show into a movie that tells the story of the show. It’s not a synopsis,…

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