Showing Tag: "music business" (Show all posts)

Success Spirals

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, In : August 2014 

Do you feel frustrated with where you are as a musician? Do you feel like your dreams of making it as a musician are passing you by? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try you don’t get to where you want to be?

I know what it’s like to struggle as a musician and feel like the success you’re after is eluding you, always just out of reach. I used to go through periods of feeling despondent after years of not getting the success I thought I rightfully deserved.

There’s a zen prov...


Continue reading ...
 

New Video: Researching The Music Licensing Market

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, August 7, 2014, In : August 2014 
In this new video, I discuss the importance of researching the music licensing market before you submit your music to publishers, libraries and supervisors.

This is an excerpt from my latest course, "Advanced Music Licensing Strategies".

Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel to be notified when I post new videos:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZ2v02W9OLYniLPIV-0-1w





Continue reading ...
 

Should You Quit Music?

Posted by Aaron Davison on Friday, March 21, 2014, In : March 2014 


I just got off the phone with a client that inspired me to write this post.  This particular client is feeling frustrated with where they are in their music career.  So frustrated in fact that this person is contemplating quitting music altogether… throwing in the towel and calling it a day.  My client is feeling overwhelmed with working so hard and not being where they want to be.  This person was looking for advice and I think more accurately, encouragement.  Should they keep going they w...


Continue reading ...
 

Redefining Success In The Music Industry

Posted by Aaron Davison on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : February 2013 

If your definition of “making it” in the music business is selling millions of records and becoming  a “rock star” then by that definition very few musicians are ever successful.  It’s good to have some sort of measuring stick when it comes to measuring success, otherwise how would you ever know if  you’re on the right track.

The problem with setting the bar so high though, is that it can create a lot of frustration if you fail to live up to your own expectations.  I know very fe...


Continue reading ...
 

Pitching Music Directly To Supervisors

Posted by Aaron Davison on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, In : January 2013 

When  pitching directly to music supervisors keep in mind that depending on what project they're currently working on, their needs are going to be constantly changing.  This is why it's not a good idea to just randomly pitch your music to supervisors.  Always check first to see what project they're currently working on and what their current music needs are.

Here's a copy of the actual template I use when emailing supervisors for the first time:

"Hi______

My name is Aaron Davison.  I represent s...

Continue reading ...
 

Time Management For Musicians

Posted by Aaron Davison on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : February 2012 

Every day we're alive, we're one day closer to our death.  I don't meant to alarm you or cause you to panic, but as I'm sure you're already aware, we all have a finite amount of time to do what we need to do with our lives.  It's all too easy to let days, months, even years fly by without ever really getting a handle on how to "manage time".

Of course, we can't really manage time. We can't slow it down.  We can't change it.  All we can really manage is ourselves and how we move through time.  ...

Continue reading ...