1. Advice on Music Careers
2. Competitions
3. Entrepreneurship
4. Festivals
5. Finances
6. Funding
7. Insurance Issues
8. Job / Audition Listings
9. Legal Issues
10. New Music
11. Online Presence
12. Orchestral Opportunities
13. Performance Health
14. Presenter Information / Booking Performances
15. Publicity / Marketing Issues
16. Recordings
17. Singers
18. Stage Presence / Performance Issues
19. Teaching
20. Unions

1. Advice on Music Careers

2. Competitions

       Competitions that lead to pre-professional management:

3. Entrepreneurship

  • IndieBible — directory of resources for independent musicians
  • SCORE — advice for small business owners 
  • Seth Godin — DIY marketing guru 
  • Springwise — explore entrepreneurial ideas 
  • StartupNation — connect with and learn from other entrepreneurs
  • Ycombinator — venture funding for entrepreneurs to realize their ideas 

4. Festivals

5. Finances

6. Funding

       Crowdfunding Tools:

7. Insurance Issues

       Check health insurance rates for members with service organizations such as:

       Specifically for Massachusetts Residents:

8. Job Listings / Audition listings

9. Legal Issues

10. New Music

11. Online Presence

       Domain Name Registration

       Webhosting Services

       Free Hosting and Design Templates

       Blogging platforms

     DIY Web Resources

12. Orchestral Opportunities

13. Performance Health

14. Presenter Information / Booking Performances

       Regional booking conferences:

15. Publicity / Marketing Issues

  • Cyber Music Publicist Ariel Hyatt — great articles on how to take your music to the next level
  • Music Business Consultant Bob Baker — tips on marketing and self-promotion
  • FanBridge — build and manage your mailing list 
  • Music Biz Academy — for straight-talking advice on on-line self-promotion, recording 
  • Seth Godin — DIY marketing guru 

16. Recordings

  • Bandcamp — sell digital downloads from yourband.bandcamp.com
  • CDBaby — sell your CD online and get your music distributed to iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music retailers
  • Disc Makers — press and package your CD
  • IndieBible — directory of resources for independent musicians
  • Nimbit — sell recordings and merchandise direct to fans 
  • ReverbNation — digital distribution and other tools for independent musicians

17. Singers

18. Stage Presence / Performance Issues

19. Teaching

       Networking Organizations:

       Teaching Artist / Residency work resources:

20. Unions

2010-04-08


WHY DO I LIKE THESE THINGS? ARE MY EARS ON WRONG? CHARLES IVES