Category Archives: Survival Guide

Purging For Fun And Profit – Or – Be A Rock Minimalist

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Hello!  Today we explore one of the most powerful tools for focusing your music career goals and giving yourself what you need to be in the best position for success.  Wow, that was a mouthful.  Now the succinct version: Get Rid Off Shit That Does You No Good! Now I freely admit that this is hard.  Getting rid of stuff you’ve accumulated hurts, especially if you don’t make a whole lot of money.  But, it really does work if you can bring yourself to do it.  It clears your head, clears your space thereby removing physical and mental barriers to … Continue reading

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Ariel + Sivers + Microphone = Free Knowledge

Mitchell Wagons

Don’t bother getting out your reading glasses, I’ll make this quick. Somehow my youtube wanderings of the day dropped me into the profile of Ariel Publicity.  I blinked a couple of times and realized I was looking at a pile of videos from Ariel Hyatt’s ‘Sound Advice’ series where she is interviewing Derek Sivers.  These are from a couple of years ago and full of great stuff.  I can’t believe I hadn’t seen them before! For those of you who have been living under a rock, Derek Sivers is the guy who started CDBaby, built it into a huge successful company, … Continue reading

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Music Promotion Websites Need A F*&#kn Clue

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You Know The Drill Amazing new service for promoting your band!  Leverages social networking!  You’ll get more new fans than you can shake a stick at!  You’re mailing list will virtually explode thanks to our unique, targeted, laser like, service!  Just think of all the downloads you’ll sell when you connect with thousands of potential fans! Thanks to our proprietary algorithm designed by a former musician, we are able to deliver the promise of the internet right to the doorstep of your practice pad.  You’ll literally wet your pants when you see how our super powerful platform of bullshit introduces your money … Continue reading

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Making Money – 2 Articles On Creating Your Own Success

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You can do better than that. I bumped into a couple of great articles on working your money making music mojo and now I’m putting you in the know because that’s how I roll. Both of these posts will fill your brain belly with thought food and hopefully have you staggering away from the buffet with some new ideas for making some cake.  (I have no explanation for the sudden burst of edible metaphors, but I’m going with it.) Ok.  Have at it. VanMusic – Vancouver Music Scene Blog I just started following the VanMusic on twitter because I’m interested … Continue reading

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