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Planning on Working Remotely? 5 Things You Need to Account fFor the last week or so, I’ve been working remotely, because I’ve been house-sitting (and poodle-sitting) for my mom and my stepdad.
Since I’m now working almost entirely from home except for when I’m helping out with The Question, The Listening Room, or when I’m gigging, this is something I’ve been wanting to test out to see how well it would work (in case I end up wanting to leave town and work while I’m on the road).
This turned out to be the perfect opportunity to give it a try, in part because I’m a mere 45 minutes away from home. If I really need anything, or if anything goes wrong, I can always run back and sort it out. This wouldn’t be the case if I was traveling longer distances, or if I was overseas. So I’m effectively in the process of learning what I need to know for future trips...
Why is Nobody Listening to My Music?Making great music takes a lot of effort. It also costs a lot of money.
But you’re passionate about what you do. You love making music. You can’t imagine doing anything else.
So you push ahead in spite of any difficulties that have come up – issues with band members, financial difficulties, stolen or broken instruments, and so on.
So when you put your music out into the world, you expect people to take notice. You imagine your fans listening to your music and liking it so much that they begin to share it with their friends.
You dream about your music spreading like wildfire. You see yourself getting reviews and write-ups in prominent magazines. You envision getting offers to perform at major festivals. You dream of fans lining up to buy your merch at every show you play.
But this isn’t an accurate depiction of reality, is it? If you’re reading this, what I just described probably isn’t what’s happening any time you put out a new release.
It’s important to have a great product – there’s no doubt about that. But as strange as it might sound, great music just isn’t enough.
In the world we’re now in, attention is the new currency. There’s a lot of noise out there, and unless you can rise above it, nobody is going to give you their attention.
Pre-Order My Upcoming Book, Flashes of ElationAfter writing and self-publishing my first book, The New Music Industry, a lot has changed.
I’ve been invited to speak at various events, such as Creative Conversations: From Idea to Impact and WordCamp. I’ve been asked to be a part of several new creative projects. I’ve connected with some amazing industry people. I’ve had a lot more interaction with creative people. Plus, I’ve had nothing but positive reviews on my book from musicians and colleagues alike.
But one of the best parts about running The Music Entrepreneur and creating resources like this is that I get to connect with people just like you. People that are out there putting everything on the line in an effort to create art that matters.
Writing a book was no small matter. You often hear that it will be more work than you think it will be, and I found out firsthand that this could not be more true.
Ultimately, what matters is that my resources are helping you in some way. That’s what I care about.
And on that note, I am far from done. There is still so much more to explore together, so much ground to cover. And that’s one of the reasons why I am working on a new book, a resource that’s packed with ideas to help you in your career.
I’ll be honest – writing and publishing additional books has always been a part of my plan, but this one came about in a rather unique and spontaneous way. It was inspired.
One day, I sat down to write my weekly eBook. That’s something I was in the habit of doing at the time. I don’t think I wrote more than 1,000 words, and I immediately knew that what I was writing was more than just another eBook. So I decided that it needed to be turned into a full-length book.
The working title of the new book is Flashes of Elation: Navigating the World as a Sensitive, Creative Soul...