The Best in the World

Practice makes perfect. And heaven knows, you need to be perfect. How else will you become the best in the world, and therefore earn the work and opportunities you desire? So you lock yourself in the practice room and “shed” 12 hours per day. Problem is, no matter how hard you try, there’s always someone better.  Actually many, many...

Inward Artist, Outward Artist

My last posting stressed the importance of becoming a “you, you, you” outward artist, as opposed to a “me, me, me” inward artist. The attitude you adopt affects every aspect of your artistic life, from product development and projects pursued to marketing and sales. Which kind of artist are you? Please note: though feminine pronouns are...

The Outward Artist

Yes, the subject of arts entrepreneurship is in vogue these days. It’s no longer gauche to discuss the business aspects of a career. That’s great news for artists that prefer not to live a destitute existence. But what exactly does arts entrepreneurship constitute? For universities embracing this topic, classes typically cover a lot of ground:...

Music Entrepreneurship? Um, why should I care?

Entrepreneurship is quite the buzzword these days. Even in the music world. There are now music entrepreneurship courses, conferences, books, discussion groups, think tanks, and websites. Well, it is a cool word (if you could only learn to spell it…), but it sounds so “business-y.” Didn’t you become an artist, at least in part, to embrace...

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