Six-Figure Musician – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business (Music Marketing [dot] com Presents) (Volume 1)

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Six-Figure Musician – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business (Music Marketing [dot] com Presents) (Volume 1)

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  1. G. Clough "Garrett" March 19, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “You Alone Are Responsible For Your Success”, February 14, 2013
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    G. Clough “Garrett” (California) –
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    The title of this review is a quote from the book and that theme rings true throughout the entirety of the book. The author provides a great guideline, similar to a business plan, on how to get back on track with your music career. I enjoyed how the author used analogies to prove his point and his writing style is very informative but yet it seemed as if he was speaking to me personally.

    The book starts off by telling you about your mindset in the music business and some qualities all musicians should have when approaching the business. He tells you how to stay motivated and focused on your goals, which really can help everyone in life in general.

    Chapter 2 movies into how you should specifically approach your music career. This was a very interesting chapter, and one which I never thought about in the way he talked about. It immediately changed my viewpoint and the perception I had. The author specifically went into 2 different paths: impact or ease. He goes into these 2 very deeply and uses examples and analogies that make it clear which path you want to go down. Towards the end of the chapter he goes into what it really takes to be successful, not only in the music business, but life in general.

    Chapter 3 and 4 start to move into how you actually obtain that record deal, make your product, market it, etc. He also notes the alternate routes to getting a record deal and making sure that a record deal is right for you. I wont go into details to avoid spoiling anything. I will note that chapter 4 went into great ways to get your career moving.

    Chapter 5 and 6 talk about connecting with your fan base through social media (the right and wrong ways to do so) and creating music for you and your fans.

    Chapter 7 talks about the internet specifically, how to get noticed, and how to make money. I also really enjoyed his opinion of music piracy and I wont spoil anything but his insight was enlightening.

    Chapter 8 and 9 do a great job of reiterating the mindset that you should have when approaching the business itself and finding your balance.

    There are 2 Appendixes that talk about reaching your fan base and talks more about making money. This will help anyone who wants to sell merch, records, or anything really.

    Overall, 5/5 this book provides amazing insight into the music industry, not only the music aspect, but the financial and personal side of it. I already ordered another copy for my friend 🙂

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  2. Heather A. Yost March 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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    a different perspective, February 12, 2013
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    I do merch for musicians so I see what works and what doesn’t when it comes to selling music and t-shirts. If you are in a band that plays live shows and you are looking to sell more merch at gigs, you will love this book. It is full of great ideas about how to package things, set pricing and get people in and out quickly so you make the most money.

    If the only direction you are giving the person who sells your merch is “stand at this table and sell stuff” or you think that is all there is to it, you should buy this book! It is the training manual you are looking for.

    By the way, there is more to this book than just selling merch but since that is what I do, I am focusing my review on that aspect of the book. The book also talks about getting more people to your shows, how to get record labels interested in you and a lot more.

    I think the scripts to say between songs are helpful, especially to musicians who hate to sell from the stage. They will get you going in the right direction. I also like his ideas on how to create new products you can sell and also his thoughts on limited edition products.

    Overall, it’s an inspiring book that will help you make more money with your music. Get it.

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  3. Cynthia Lou March 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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    You are in control. You set the pace., March 13, 2013
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    I feel confident in my next steps to grow my business and my empire. On my terms.

    Yes, there are lots of checklists, scripts, exercises, “how-to’s”, and exercises to get you into motion as the best artist you can be, to grow and maintain your fan base, to make money in many different ways as a musician.
    But what I love most about this book are mindset shifts to make so I can be a successful artist, building a career to last a lifetime, while staying in control of my career.

    I saw the book as organized around 3 main principles: YOU the 6 Figure Musician, FANS, and MAKING MONEY.

    YOU, the 6 Figure Musician
    Developing the habits, beliefs and mindset of the 6 Figure Musician, including being tenacious, bold, polarizing, with the ability to take risks. Many chapters and sections dedicated to this topic: “Make the Commitment”, “Choose your Path”, “Play Your Game”, “Claim Your Space”, “Rise Above the Noise”, “Find Your Balance”, “Be Flexible and Keep Moving Forward”.

    Two of my favorite “how-to’s” in this area are “7 Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Start Taking Risks” and “5 Traits That Help Build Resilience”

    FANS
    Without fans, we don’t get to do what we do! As a DJ, without people going to clubs and connecting with the music and letting loose, I don’t get to do what I love. And in the era of the DJ/Producer, the more I can bring my own fans to the clubs the more I get to spin.

    I loved the idea of breaking the Online/Offline barrier – connect with people in person and ASK them to follow me in social media, and bring as much of the in-person experience to the social media world as possible, in the spirit of “see what you’re missing! come see me spin next time!”

    Appendix I of this book has many specific and fun ways to connect with fans, such as using a call-in hotline (throwback 90s, anyone??), poor-man’s text message broadcast (using Twitter), and effectively using behind-the-scenes videos. Knowing that what we are selling is the FEELING of a GOOD TIME, I liked the possibilities of creating that fun “let loose” club vibe and sending it directly to my fans’ and followers’ phones and email inboxes.

    Chapters specifically related to fans: “Connect with Your Audience”, “Understand Why People Buy Music”, “Rise Above the Noise”, Appendix I – “It’s Your Job to Connect with Fans”

    MAKING MONEY
    You want to do this for a living? Better think like a business person.
    This book steers you in the direction of organizing your thoughts, actions, and habits around MAKING MONEY as a musician, shifting your perspective on your to-do list and which gigs you take – Will this bring you money now? Will it bring you money in the near future? Will it bring me fans (the kind that will pay me money)?

    My favorite how-tos in this category are “8 Ways to Make Money Giving Your Music Away for Free”, and the “Drip Method”, the concept of releasing your tracks one at a time rather than as a bundle in order to make more money overall, get feedback and fan involvement, and get you into the momentum of releasing content regularly.

    Appendix II is all about “How to Make Money Selling Your Music and Merchandise”.
    This book takes the idea of selling music and merchandise from being “out there”, “one day I will”, “when I’ve hit it big” to being something that is straightforward and attainable, something that I could put into motion sooner than later.

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