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How To Get A Head-Start On Your Career By Practicing What Can’t Be Taught - ModernMusicBusiness

 

You can make major strides toward your career goals from where you are right now.  You can start developing life-long skills without mentors, schools, or outside influence.  Hear me out:  I absolutely recommend that you find mentors and training, but don’t let the absence of those things stop you from making progress NOW.

 

Expecting To Be Taught The Unteachable 

I recently did a 1 hour consultation with a young adult who had recently graduated from...

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6 Reasons Entertainment Schools Are Ripping You Off! - ModernMusicBusiness

I’m a veteran music and film professional.  I’m also an entertainment school grad.  I’ve had an awesome career, and continue to enjoy said career to this day!

Do I credit my school for my success?  Nope!  And neither do the majority of my colleagues and friends who are at the height of their careers.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t met a single successful person working in entertainment that doesn’t hold some level of regret that they...

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9 Things You Can Do To Guarantee Your Success In The Entertainment Business - ModernMusicBusiness

The entertainment industry is an amazing place to call your career home.  I mean, who doesn't love a great record, TV show, movie, or video game? 

Each of these categories of entertainment look very different in execution and work-flow,  but the personal expectations and how you prepare for these industries are mostly the same.  Whether you’re going to college and getting a degree or certificate for your career, or just packing up and moving to the city of your...

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The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment [Full] - ModernMusicBusiness

There are very few things in life that are more rewarding than being able to do what you love for a living.  This is especially true when "what you do", is related to making music, video games, movies or TV shows.  

But like many things in life, the process of achieving our goals can be "not so fun" when going into it with bad advice or misguided expectations.  Sadly, the vast majority of young people entering the world of entertainment fit...

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Don’t Forget The Other Half! - ModernMusicBusiness

 Can you see that in the distance?  That “thing” that keeps getting further and further away in the rear-view mirror?  That’s the shrinking visibility of a distant entertainment microcosm that forced amateurs and professionals alike to be aligned with financially prosperous partners in order to fund, market, and distribute quality content.   

Good riddance!  Am I right?!?!  Now musicians can be creative whenever, and almost wherever...

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The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment [Pt.2]

This is Part 2 of The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment.  To view Part 1, Click Here!

There are very few things in life that are more rewarding than being able to do what you love for a living.  This is especially true when "what you do", is related to making music, video games, movies or TV shows.  

But like many things in life, the process of achieving our goals can be "not so fun" when going into it with...

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The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment [Pt.1]

There are very few things in life that are more rewarding than being able to do what you love for a living.  This is especially true when "what you do", is related to making music, video games, movies or TV shows.  

But like many things in life, the process of achieving our goals can be "not so fun" when going into it with bad advice or misguided expectations.  Sadly, the vast majority of young people entering the world of entertainment fit this description, which is why...

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Article - Entertainment and the College Debt Crisis - ModernMusicBusiness

It’s been an established and accepted mindset for decades now:  If you want a higher paying job, you need to go to college and get a degree.  As a 2002 high school alumnus, I, like many others, struggled greatly with what to do with my future.  My parents showed very little patience with my uncertainty, continually placing pressure on me to go to college for…something.  I frequently heard “if you keep putting off college, you’ll never...

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Live Q&A - How To Keep Creative Control While Building A Successful Music Career - With Michael Elsner

 

In this Q&A Michael and I discuss how he obtained financial sustainability while keeping complete creative control.

 

     Topics covered in this video:

     Michael's Story - The twists and turns in his career that ultimately led to 2200 placements in TV and Film - and incredible financial success and sustainability.

     Breaking Past Boundaries - Michael talks about transcending borders and boundaries - how he's built a career...

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Your Home Studio - What To Buy First - ModernMusicBusiness

One thing you’ll hear after you’ve been in the music industry for a while is

“Man, I’ve really wanted to start recording from home, but I don’t really know what I’m looking for or what to spend my money on.”

     A large reason why I wrote “The Songwriter’s Home Studio Primer and Buyer’s Guide” was to provide people with answers to the questions I get asked on a regular basis.  Additionally, I...

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