Another great post from Seth Godin, this time on the Beatles’ rise to megastardom: At the beginning, they were playing two or three clubs a day, dives, making a few pounds if they were lucky. Not for a month or two, but for years and years. One of the most misunderstood and misused phrases in […]
…at least your tour van didn’t spontaneously combust on the road.
Over the weekend I saw a post on Craiglist by a guy offering to sell databases of music press contacts for between $50-$75 a pop. Not a bad way to make some cash I suppose, but with a little bit of work, indie musicians can probably create their own contact list in a weekend or […]
I plucked this bit from the website of a guy I sorta-kinda know, attributed to another guy I sorta-kinda know: “It’s not about luck. It’s about managing risk, so in the end it looks like luck.” Q: How do you convince someone to do something for you? A: You manage the risk. In fact, you […]
It’s tax time in the US, which means it’s also the season for what I call the “$400 Myth” to start circulating in musician circles. Here’s the myth as I hear it goes like this: “If I made less than $400 last year, I don’t have to report it on my taxes.” Wrong. You are […]