I originally created the checklists as a way to help me stay organized at my artist management internship. It was my first introduction to the Nashville music business and I had no idea what artist management even was when I started - so needless to say, creating checklists were a must for me to stay organized and on track with what needed to get done.
Are you thinking about a new website but have a couple questions or feel totally lost when it comes to website terminology and lingo? Don't worry, that's totally normal! In this post I'm going to answer six common questions people ask before hiring me.
I always have so much fun working with Katie Garibaldi. This project was a build out of her business brand, Living Dream Music. I love the simplicity of her images and love the bold statement this site makes!
Artists tell me all the time that social media marketing feels like such a burden. I also often hear from artists that they simply have no idea how to grow a following, much less engage with said followers. Sound familiar? Well, you’re not alone!
When I started my artist management internship in 2011 - I knew next to nothing about the music business! But as a list maker and organizer, I quickly made multiple checklists so that I could keep up and make sure I was on track. A year later, I was hired full time at that management company because those checklists had proven to be a necessity to function! Woah. Cool.
What better way to start December than with a new Christmas album? It's been such a joy working with Katie over the past few months to prepare for this release... and I loved being part of the album artwork design and website!
Johnette Downing is called the "Musical Ambassador to Children" and the "Pied Piper of Louisiana Music Traditions," Johnette Downing is a multi-award winning musician and author who serves up a gumbo of Louisiana roots music and books in a toe-tapping, two-stepping good time for children across the globe.
Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and I told her about this book I recently read and how I think I might keep re-reading it because the message really motivates me to do big things in both my life and business.
Cheryl B. Engelhardt is a composer, songwriter, and consultant who got her start in music playing piano at age 2. After majoring in Biology and doing water quality research (aka scuba diving) for the government, she decided that music wasn't just a "hobby" and that she wanted to make a living composing and performing.
It's becoming easier and easier to be able to DIY your own website these days... so last week I created a poll in the Music Biz Besties and YEP Facebook groups to see just how many people are designing their own websites vs hiring a professional. I expected to see the majority of people DIYing their site, but 91%... woah!
The devastation Hurricane Harvey has caused in southeast Texas this past week has been awful, to say the least. While not all of us can physically help the community recover and rebuild, there are many ways to pitch in! This is a list of various ways to donate and give through musicians or music related events and products.
Social media has a way of letting people into our lives so easily (like hello, I was able to live stream my piano getting moved into our new house)… but so often we only share what I like to refer to as our “highlight reels.”
Today I'm sharing what being the wife of a cancer survivor looks like through my eyes because, well, I've never really shared my side of the story. I'm also telling this hoping that letting you in to my life past my highlight reel and sharing my lessons learned will be encouraging or inspiring to at least one person who reads this!
Khloe and I met when she was in Nashville for the Music Biz conference earlier this year. I could immediately tell she was a fun person to be around... and not only that but that she knows her stuff when it comes to the music business!
Angela has been part of the Music Biz Besties community from the beginning. Although we can't remember how we initially crossed path, I'm so glad we did. Last week Angela joined me for a Bestie Chat and shared her amazing insight on the PR side of the music industry and also on mental health... and I love her take on all of it!
Today I want to share a story with you that I've never told before. My hope is that no matter what stage of your career you're currently in, that this will encourage you to always keep the big picture in mind as you pursue your dreams. Nothing happens "overnight" -- and that's ok!