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The Step-by-Step Music Career Workbook


The Way that can be expressed is not the eternal Way. - Lao Tsu Thanks for reading this workbook. It aims to help you define and achieve your musical life goals and by doing so you are helping me... More
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Step 1: Define your musical goals clearly

Don't die with the music in you.− Wayne Bennett Take time to know who you are, what you are good at, and what you are prepared to do to build your career. Be realistic about how you are best... More
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Step 2: Create something remarkable

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they... More
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Step 3: Understand your art

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.- Frank Zappa Your art starts with your music but goes way beyond it. Every show you put on, every video, every interview, every album cover, every T-shirt, every class you teach, every... More
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Step 4: Work hardest on creating the best art you can

(Photo credit: A.Davey) The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. - Stephen R. Covey Successful people are very good time managers who maintain a healthy work/play balance. Of course, that's much easier when you regard... More
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Step 5: Use your abundant musical assets as gifts

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) You're far more likely to have a song that is not heard than a song that is heard and stolen.- David Hooper Digital stuff is "non-rivalrous", which is fancy economist-speak for "me having it doesn't stop... More
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Step 6: Look to build relationships

(Photo credit: Burns!) Artists, of all people, understand that the more information we all share, the better it is for our business and for ourselves.− Janis Ian Business, and the music business in particular, is built on relationships. To... More
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Step 7: Work hard to maintain those relationships

(Photo credit: Career Attraction) The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. - Stephen R. Covey Most musicians think that their job is to get... More
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Step 8: Design each step according to 5 principles

(Photo credit: Engineering at Cambridge) You usually find that what works is better than what looks good. You know, the looks good can change, but what works, works. - Ray Eames New technologies have made the life of a... More
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Step 9: PLAN each step of your development

I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.- Thomas Edison It's a cliché that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. As we discussed in the intro, just by... More
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Step 10: Regularly take time to review your goals and efforts

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) You can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards.- Steve Jobs Sometimes, if all you're doing is focusing on your next goal, its very easy to forget how far you've come... More
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Recommended Resources

The Recommended Resources section is included in the PDF version of this workbook.
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