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Weekly Roundup October 12, 2018

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Can you hear the wheels of musical commerce a whistling in the wind? Every Friday, I’m going to share with my valued subscribers cool things I’ve discovered – all to help you be the best person, musician, entrepreneur, all around good guy/gal you can be If you have any suggestions, or if you want me…

MusicPreneur Isn’t What We Do…

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Are you holding yourself accountable as a MusicPreneur? One of the best ways you can do so is to share your goals with someone else, and let them help you with that accountability. I provide FREE coaching every Friday at 11 am EST. Visit http://musicpreneur.com/coaching┬áto grab your 12 minute slot today! Text 2 About Me…

Alex Heiche of Sound Royalties on the importance of having a will

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It’s one thing we don’t want to talk about… The thing we fear most in this life – right up there with public speaking. Death. And what to do with our estate once we’re gone from this world. We’ve heard some of the stories from well-known musicians who have passed away: Michael Jackson, Prince, and…

“The Hendrix of the Bass”: The Life and Legacy of Jaco Pastorius

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Jaco Pastorius

  The electric guitar had Jimi Hendrix. The trumpet had Harry James. The clarinet had Benny Goodman. Every instrument has had a pioneer that pushed the envelope and made it conscious in the mainstream. Toots Thieleman on the harmonica. Arnold Jacobs on the tuba. And the bassoon…has somehow survived without a prominent figure leading the…

I asked musicians to define entrepreneurship. Here are the results.

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A couple of weeks ago, I conducted some “market research.” I went on a Facebook group for musicians who are entrepreneurially minded (or so I thought) and asked the question: “What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “entrepreneur?” The answers ranged from profound to downright insulting. But it’s not…

How to Market Yourself by Being on Podcasts (T-T-T-T Tuesday)

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We all know that podcasts are here to stay. They’re an incredibly powerful tool to market yourself to new fans, followers and happy customers. But it’s important that you represent yourself the best way possible when you do get the chance to be on a podcast. Did you know? There are people who have built…

Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself; and Treat Your Customers (fans) As Your Neighbor

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Hailing from just south of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Tia McGraff is an internationally-renowned, award-winning Americana/singer-songwriter and author. Accompanying Tia on her musical journey is her life/musical partner, Tommy Parham. The two met and married while both were living in Nashville, TN and have enjoyed an extensive career performing, song writing and recording together for more…

About that Drama in Trumpet Land Earlier This Year…

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In late March, early April timeframe, I experienced this weird phenomenon called… Well, I don’t know what to call it other than misplaced idealism turned into self-righteous indignation. Because I showed insufficient remorse for what seemed like a dumb question on my Facebook group dealing with women trumpet players, I endured the wrath of a…

About this Little Known Tool That Can Dramatically Increase Your Engagement with Customers All Over the World

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musician periscope

While perusing Facebook a while back, I came across a post in a musician’s forum about something that I thought had bit the dust. But it turns out that it’s alive and kicking, and as far as musicians are concerned, it’s prime real estate. Translation: No one is using it. Yet. But that could change,…

The Inner Game of Peak Performance Mastery, Why We Make Repeatedly Make Mistakes, & Utilizing “Centering” to Achieve Our Performance Potential w/ Dr. Don Greene

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performance mastery

In the summer of 2017, I did a series of podcasts called Secrets of the Musical Mind. The goal of the podcast was to get into the heads of peak performers – almost all trumpet players – and discover what it was about their mental approach that enabled them to perform at a very high…

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