These New Year's Resolutions are great for any year. Now that the music industry has changed so much we, as independent musicians, have to take matters into our own hands. You could start implementing them right now.
These five New Year's Resolutions will help you create
a new exciting, performing experience for this happy new year and all
the years to come. You might want to add to our suggestions. We hope
you do. Right now is the perfect time to discover just how good you can
be. If you are a single independent musician please just adapt these for
your use. They work for everybody.
Here they are:
*For those of you who are very new to the business approach; each three month time span is called a Quarter, in the business world, which is what you would be entering now.
If you are dead serious and want to become more
involved is the music business this is what the Berklee School of Music has to say
about their business courses.
"The business and creative sides of the music business are inextricably linked – no matter how proficient you are creatively, you need to think and operate like a business in order to remain successful. Music-related legal matters on a regular basis affect careers: from artist contracts, recording and music publishing agreements to copyright law, name protection and business organization. Legal Aspects of the Music Business examines all the legal issues artists, musicians, engineers, and producers encounter when building their careers, and presents a focused look at the important legal changes that have evolved as a result of the shift in the music business landscape."
The Berklee School of Music is considered to be one of the top music schools around. They are located in Boston, MA. But, you don't have to go to Boston. They have online classes if you are interested in getting an education from an accredited music school. Berklee is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Here's another quote from their website that will tell you how great they are, "With a diverse and talented student body representing 96 countries, and alumni who have collectively won more than 250 Grammys and Latin Grammys, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today and tomorrow."