Posts Tagged ‘money’

Finding Funding for Your Music Business

Whether you’re releasing a single album or starting an actual music related business, more than likely you will find yourself looking for funding or capital to get your business venture started. Some of the traditional means used to finance an endeavor have ranged from using personal credit cards to securing a bank loan to borrowing […]

Two Business Plans Experts: Part 2

In the previous post, we looked at two business plan experts and the advice they offer for building a plan. To aid in understanding how to incorporate their advice, I’ll use my business plan as an example. I’m writing a business plan for the record label start-up that my brother and I are forming.

Two Business Plans Experts

In an earlier post, we discovered it is important to build a business plan for your music business. Today we are going to look at a couple of experts on business plans and the advice they offer those building a plan.

Do-It-Yourself Publishing & Distribution

This month we are looking at two models of media publishing and distribution available today. In my last post, I covered the traditional forms of record labels and music publishers. There are those that find the traditional avenues afford them great success in their careers. There are others who find the same traditional models are […]

Artist and Product Management

Artist and product management are two seemingly different areas of management, but both rely upon the other for the success of an artist’s career. An artist manager could develop a quality artist, but without product, such as music, tickets, and merchandise, there would be no revenue generated. A product manager could develop great products that […]

Breaking Even on iTunes

Major artists and labels have found success selling digital music on iTunes, but is it a feasible distribution model for independent artists? Can independent artists actually make money at it? That, of course, all depends on the number of songs an artist is able to sell. How many songs will an artist need to sell […]

The Cashflow Quadrant for Musicians

The Cashflow Quadrant is a concept made popular by Robert Kiyosaki in his book Cashflow Quadrant. The Quadrant is made up of four segments: E, S, B, and I. E stands for employee, S stands for self-employed, B stands for business owner, and I stands for investor. By understanding the Cashflow Quadrant and applying it […]

Business Plans and Budgets

I recently participated in a couple of online workshops offered by the SCORE Association. SCORE offers free counseling and advice for America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs. The workshops were titled Developing a Business Plan and Preparing a Cash Budget. I’ll take a few of the points presented in the workshops and apply them to the […]

The New Way of Marketing

Chris Cox on his website, Make Your Band Famous, has a video that talks about The “New Way” Business Model. This is a summary of the video, highlighting important points that Chris makes.

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