5 Essentials of Music Career Success

Music is too big a world for a one-size-fits-all model of music career success. Musicians’ career paths are as unique as their individual finger prints. Peter Spellman shares his guidelines for anyone trying to make a career out of their love of music.

Top 10 Hits of CD Distribution

Seeking a distribution deal for your indie CD? Kevin McCluskey from the Berklee College of Music provides an analysis of the costs versus the potential career benefits.

Four Tactics to Pack Fans Into Your E-mail List

Have you been dreaming of a huge email list? The kind of list that with one click of the “send” button hordes of fans mobilize to come to see your shows, or play your new track at garageband.com? Sean Farrington of BandProfit.com shares four techiniques on how to build a marketing powerhouse mailing list.

The Future Of Music Careers

This is the first in a series of articles for Music Careers, where Peter Spellman reflects on where things may be going in the music industry. Peter Spellman is director of the career development center at Berklee College of Music, Boston and the author of The Self-Promoting Musician, The Musician’s Internet, and several other career-building books.

Making a Living as a Guitar Music Transcriber/Arranger

Whenever you pick up guitar magazine or look through a book at a music store, do you ever think about the fact that someone actually wrote out all that TAB? Dale Turner, who’s written for Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers and many others, gives us a little insight into how to go about pursuing this kind of work as a career.

The Shapes of Things to Come

Chris Juergensen describes the current state of affairs in the music industry and shows us why the internet is one of the greatest tools for the aspiring musician and why now is a great time to be producing, marketing and selling your own music.