Setting SMART Goals is the Key to Achieving YOUR Goals

According to Wikipedia, the earliest known use of the term “SMART goals” appeared in the November 1981 issue of Management Review by George T. Doran. SMART is mnemonic for the criteria that any goal you set must meet.

Music Business Internships in Los Angeles: 5 Tips to Win

A music business internship in Los Angeles is a great way to start your career in the industry. It also gives you real-world experience and access to life-changing contacts. Here are 5 tips to win at the music business internship game

How to Become a Concert Promoter: 5 Tips for Success

Making money in the music business can be done even if you can’t sing or play an instrument. You can always become a music or concert promoter. The music promotion business may be a good venture but as with any business there are risks involved…

7 Cheap Travel Tips for Singers, Songwriters, & Bands

The idea of taking your show on the road is both exciting and expensive. As a musician who regularly commutes between New York City and Los Angeles, I’ve had to find ways to cut the cost of traveling down much. Decreasing my travel expenses has helped me enjoy the bicoastal lifestyle more. Whether you are a singer songwriter, independent music artist, or band, the following tips will save you lots of money on travel.

Grow Your Music Career with These Books

Here is a list of books that have really helped me grow my music career. I find myself constantly going back to each of these books at least once a year. Keep in mind that these aren’t “music business” books, but that doesn’t matter. You are a business and skills you develop can be applied to any business.

Why Career & Business Networking Isn’t Working For You

If you know me well, then you know that I am a big believer in the power of networking and regularly see consistent and predictable results from networking. In today’s world, I firmly believe that networking is more important than degrees, certifications, resumes, or how good you look. Regardless, many people are stuck not getting what they want from their job, career, business, or relationships.