Teaching Guitar to Children

This article discusses children and musical instruments. How young can one start? What things should be taken into consideration? There’s some wonderful tips and advice here.

The Pursuit of the Record Deal

At its heart, the music business is a business. Silly as it sounds, if you go into the business knowing this and knowing how to become a partner with your record company, you stand a lot better chance at being successful. Tom Hess provides a lot of valuable information in this article, taken from his personal experience in the music industry.

7 Things You Should Do Now to Begin Your Music Career

You can sit around and hope things happen, usually talking yourself into believing they wont’ – or you can start to take important steps now that will help you get where you want to go. Tom’s advice is great for everyone, whether you plan to have a future in music or just simply have a future!

Staying Ahead Of The Curve: Music Marketing Trends You Can Count On

As almost every aspect of the way people create, consume and listen to music is changing, it’s good to know there are certain trends that are likely to hold true for some time to come. This excerpt from Peter Spellman’s Indie Marketing Power highlights some of the ground-shaking and enduring trends that are currently shaping the music biz.

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.

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.