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How to Work a Crowd

How to Work a Crowd

December 14, 2017

When you are on stage, your main goal isn’t to play a good set, to sell records, to overcome nervousness, or to impress someone in the industry. Your main goal should be entertaining the crowd. You can entertain a crowd in a number of ways: Performing well Adding creativity and spontaneity to the show Interacting […]

Right Now: Free digital copy of Music Business Hacks

Right Now: Free digital copy of Music Business Hacks

December 10, 2017

Until December 12th, the Kindle version of my book, Music Business Hacks, is free to download on Amazon.com! Please check it out here! It is designed like a “recipe book” for music business: each short chapter is designed to inspire a different 15 minute activity for you to work on each day. It covers everything from […]

Scales Every Musician Should Know

Scales Every Musician Should Know

December 7, 2017

One of the best ways to practice is being able to make use of both your hard music skills as well as the soft music skills simultaneously through the use of music scales.

How to Create a Music Business Filing Cabinet

How to Create a Music Business Filing Cabinet

December 4, 2017

Are you collecting valuable articles and information about the music business? Do you keep a record of every press mention or post about your band? Maybe there are just interesting articles about art, marketing, social media, current events, books, or other content that can help fuel inspiration for a new song or teach you how […]

How to Build Your Music Business Contact List

How to Build Your Music Business Contact List

November 29, 2017

It’s no secret that often in the world music, it’s more about “who you know” than what you know. The industry generally favors pre-existing relationships, whether you are looking for a venue, a sponsor, a review on your new album, or a slot at SXSW. Like it or not, networking can make or break an act.

Here are my favorite tips:

How to Book Better Shows

How to Book Better Shows

November 24, 2017

Note: I’ve taken a break from the blog for some time to focus on my trademark case that went to the Supreme Court (read the article about it via Rolling Stone here) but I’m going to be posting articles on a regular basis for aspiring artists. Next month, I’ll be launching a new podcast dedicated […]

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Bill McNally, Burnside Distribution Co

“I enjoy working with Simon very much. He has unique and interesting ideas in cross marketing his band on multiple levels that are very effective. He secures endorsements that work well to promote his bands. Simon is a very motivated marketing and promotion oriented professional.”

Bill McNally, Burnside Distribution Co
Tammy Hunt, Hunt Talent Management

“Simon Tam is in the know on everything my musician clients need to know to make a positive difference in their careers. His book “How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements” is now my go to manual when planning my next step to take one of my bands I manage to the next level. So much time is wasted and not to mention money when attempting to navigate the world of acquiring sponsors for musicians and Simon’s book has kept me from more of that in my managing schedule. You won’t be disappointed. I recommend this to all creative people who need help and don’t want to falter unnecessarily.”

Tammy Hunt, Hunt Talent Management
Spencer Trowbridge, Of Counsel at McNamer and Company P.C.

“Simon is a tremendously talented individual, and, given his strong leadership skills and deep knowledge base in the areas of marketing, promotion, and business development, it is not surprising that he has such a well-established track record of success.”

Spencer Trowbridge, Of Counsel at McNamer and Company P.C.