How To Transition From Your Day Job Into A Successful Music Career

Most people in the music business didn’t start in the music business but came into their careers while working their “day job.” After all, it’s important to have some income, right? But the choice of the “day job” can sometimes mean not being able to get into the career you want. Tom Hess looks at typical “safety net” strategies and the problems that can arise from them. Plus, he gives great tips on how to avoid most of the problems of transition by focusing on the end goal from the start.

How to Make the Right Contacts in the Music Industry

You often hear that success in the music business is not about what you know as much as it is about who you know. So how does one go about getting to know the “whos?” How do we make contact and who are the right people to make contact with? Tom Hess gives some very valuable tips in this article.

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.