Ice Bucket Challenge and Fundraiser

Ice Bucket Challenge and Fundraiser

Unless you yourself have been living under a bucket, you have noticed the Ice Bucket Challenge fervor spreading around the world. This is my take on it – not only to help support efforts in finding a cure for ALS, but to raise money/awareness for issues related to clean water, which is currently affecting almost […]

Two Things That You Can Do to Start Making Music Industry Contacts Today

Below is a short excerpt from my new book, Music Business Hacks. The book was written with the idea that “music industry” books should be filled with actionable items for artists to directly apply in their careers so that they spend more time doing something with purpose. Think of it as the music career cookbook […]

Music Business Hacks Now Available!

Music Business Hacks Now Available!

My new book, Music Business Hacks, is now available on the Kindle store here. The print version is available here. Do you have 15 minutes to spare? If you want to spend more time doing and less time reading, this is going to be your kind of book. This isn’t the kind of cover-to-cover manual on […]

Linking with Linkedin: 6 Ways to Gain Influence for Your Music

Linkedin is a social networking site that has a specific focus on careers, education, and industry networking. It also happens to be a site underutilized by musicians. Here are some of the key benefits for using Linkedin as a professional musician: The opportunity to network with people directly involved in the music industry Access to contact […]

Post-Show Procedures: 8 Things Every Band Should Do After the Performance

Do you have a post-show plan? Is there a set of procedures that you work on after each performance? Or, does your band simply work on the next upcoming event – the next show, the next rehearsal, time in the studio, etc.? In almost every professional endeavor, there is some kind of routine or review […]

How Artists Should Deal with Auto-Renewing Contracts

It’s easy to fall into the routine of scrolling past terms conditions agreements without thinking much about them. However, they can often affect the future of your music, where it can be released, who controls it, and how it can be distributed. For example, a licensing agreement can change how future revenues are received (or […]

How Bands Can Break Into New Markets

This is a draft excerpt from my new, forthcoming book about turning your music into a full time career. Each the end of each chapter, I also offer up specific activities that can put these ideas into action. I’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback below! One way to grow your music’s reach is […]

How to Create SMARTER Goals for Your Music

Author Zig Ziglar was often as saying, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” Your music career is no different. Unless you have a target that you are reaching for, you’ll just continue down random pathways hoping to get somewhere. How will you know what successful looks like if you haven’t defined […]

Buy One Book, Get One Free

I’ve launched a new promotion with Amazon where if you buy a physical copy of How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, you get a digital copy for free! It’s the time of giving so you could gift one and keep the other for yourself! Also, I get many questions on sponsorship that have been answered by […]

How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements Book Offer

Amazon is now offering a free ebook version of my book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, with the purchase of a print version. To celebrate, I’m going to give away a few free digital copies of the book myself – no purchase necessary. It’s simple, just tweet at me @SimonTheTam with the number one […]

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