Today nothing is going to plan so I posted a rough home cut of one of my songs.
I was wrestling with the idea i should only post polished performances.
Today i decided to move it and rescue the day from going backwards.
This week I will be working around collaboration will move the needle.
I can try to do too much myself, reducing the compound effect of collaboration.
Partnerships are key to getting Art to become a viable offer.
Focusing on a first performance relaxed at home to share this month song progress.
In the new book 'AMPED' i speak about the weekly performance required to serve your fans, attract your peers and improve your live show.
Discussing some learnings from Day 3 - 300 Series.
Can I build a song to bring people together?
The One thing I can do to connect more with my fellow Musicians... become a recording Artist.
Building the song to create collaborative environment around my music.
Day 2 - I am working through what are the best ways to use my book 'AMPED' to create connections and encourage collaborations.
I will exercise, practice my music and watch plenty of Live Music tonight to fill the cup.
This podcast today is the beginning of me documenting my 300 day Journey In Sound...
It will be called the 300 Series. Podcast number 1.
I will present each episode as Season 2 episode 3001 (series 300 episode 1 and so on).
Hopefully the machines can handle the reference points.
Let us begin!
Today I culled all the info I have accessed in the past few years and was surprised at how far I had to travel to focus on what is next to move forward.
Clearing out the white noise and simplify a life of music.
When the Journey In Sound has its ups and downs...
I tell myself 300 days.
Following a framework like was is in my new book 'AMPED' protects me from the dip.
Keep moving toward a vision that pulls you forward!
Now the Book has been completed i decided to Map out a path for the next thing!
I ended up white boarding my one thing and I culled 80% of what I do now to keep the dream alive.
With this fire sale mentality i could keep moving without many of the things i loved just last week.
Options that did not seem important until I changed my focus... simplified what is important.
Culling is important if you are to keep growing!
The first day of SPRING and I received a draft today on my book 'AMPED'.
I will sit up tonight after my girls get home from school and edit and send the proof by midnight.
You can order your FREE Book 'AMPED' now.
The printer will have the approved final draft by midnight tonight, Sept 1st.
Thank you for your support... visit www.soyoucanplay.com for your FREE book.
'AMPED' The New Strategy For Launching Music Gaining Access To Audience.
With all the Worlds problems... remember to focus on your own Journey first.
Knowing how to address your own life...
to stop using the world's problems as a distraction or an excuse...
Helps help you give value to others.
Chasing the immediate spike in attention will damage your long term growth in Music.
Technology is a tool to exploit your creative efforts.
Music growth is about Relationships.
Look for behaviours that support long term relationships not hacks to look clever.
When you hit a wall... do you?
A: model someone ahead of you in the game?
B: blaze your own way?
C: lend and spend money?
F: ask your peers?
G: solve someone else’s problem?
H: collaborate a new option?
Is tenacity being a workaholic or is it being patient?
To act when the opportunity arises!
Is the opportunity offering you high level access or is a low level time waster?
Make sure your effort isn't wasted on the wrong opportunity.
I was looking at how the new and old can be brought together to move forward...
A hybrid respecting those who blazed a pathway and the people i will work together with in the future.
The new ways offer new opportunity but the old ways offer experience and relationships thriving on a common goal.
Tribes, Fans, Peers... Communities!
We are sitting at a cross roads of technology. I feel Community Power online is now looking similar to how Facebook was when they Boomed 2012-2015...
I think the time is now 2019 - 2025 for online Community power to be expressed.
No more easy market money, actual consumer lead behaviour!
Partnerships are no longer the final step in a business plan.
I discovered in the past few years that online growth requires partnerships to be developed first.
It can be difficult but as you grow use resources to build partnerships... I do this but not enough yet!
Today I will discuss a new project called AMPED and the issues with clarifying the message and system; removing the techno babble and presenting a simple message in an effective framework.
Speaking to people within an industry, even total strangers helped me gain clarity on my path in the music industry.
I have been looking at how motives and momentum work together to create the desired result.
One is low resolution and the other high resolution... I discuss a little more in the podcast.
I hope you are well.
Some people worry about stopping... hitting a wall.
Some people have problems with speeding through too many options.
I struggle with both at times...
Focus on the one thing to maintain momentum and then use variety in your downtime to keep healthy pacing along the journey.
Spending time emptying the brain speaking with a neutral person helps regain focus to move forward.
Do you have a way of making sure you get to brain dump ideas when the brain is too full or progress has stalled?
Sometimes paper and pencil or a white board is not enough... A good solid training chat to a neutral person will help!
Momentum is important...
Keep moving or the little issues become bigger.
Do not waste time fixing bad habits if you have the opportunity to replace them with good habits.
This resourcefulness will bring momentum.
Are you getting in your way?
Are you pursuing your worthwhile task using old ideas?
Do you make music to play on Radio?
Do you understand the power of publishing?
Are you doing your thing using new technology the right way?
From the silly days of youth to the serious days of business... Creating a 100 club helps lift your sites.
Locate 100 peers to collaborate on work.
Pursue the first 100 sales.
100 New Media entries per year.
Creating a database measuring 100 high order actions will lift productivity and desire.
The 100 Club is now the Centurion Code... using high order tasks to achieve scale... a brief discussion.
If you are searching for something new or different... remember to look for the value of the dollar and if you can access a distribution network and you can gain access to create an arbitrage through attention, have clear motivations and enjoy building partnerships to scale the opportunity.
There is value in a product or service that excels using New Media... You create stories attracting attention, serving your motives and attracting partnerships to scale the revenue over time.
Don't waste time worshipping Billionaires, locate their distribution networks that serve your motivations and actually build value on your single dollar of return!
I built ideas selfishly to solve my problems of making music a permanent part of my life...
I had to stop playing to create it... sounds stupid... No music to play more music!
I don't how I did it but I have built 'The Muso Play Catalogue' www.musoplay.com
My hope is my selfishness will lead to a give for you the Singer Songwriter... lost on your journey in Sound!
I have been living in a balanced energy environment to manage emotions with 6 people in my home...
Sadly my podcasts and presentations has suffered because I did not observe myself...
Turn on professionally regardless of my environment...
I wouldn’t consider looking backwards a normal act of progress but today I feel a desire to check the journey so far.
An annual look back or a minute or two a day reminds me that my competition is within me, myself; yesterday!
While speaking here these thoughts flowed through my mind.
The money, the time, the experiences, the strengths, the weaknesses, the people and the growth all topped off with the icing of life.
I am stoked to be alive and still breathing. I hope this podcast finds you well.
I surrendered a little time with my girls to learn a little tonight and then I located my errors.
In my bricks and mortar I would have to hire or fire.
In my online business I have to create or discard what is needed to keep my message clear and simple for the customer.
My proud work completed yesterday was culled tonight when I accidentally noticed my message was wrong.
A little filming session tomorrow morning and the offer will suit my customer and attract my peers... The final error will be removed!
Looking at the environment influencing my motivation.
Discovering the importance of energy to improve my New Media communication.
I have a responsibility to manage my personal environment to maintain great energy.
Can I involve people to share the moment? Will I share the responsibility? Can I move away from control?
Can you divide your business core product into separate offers for each month of the year. Each month is a single part of the core product.
Can the Client choose to use the One Thing each month OR purchase the Core Product and become involved in the whole product/Service from day 1.
How can I simplify the process for my Peers and people to access greater value?
I was concerned with being prolific creating products.
I discovered the product & service can be high value and simple... the best!
My prolific behaviour can be satisfied through delivering regular content throughout my New Media.
Thank you for listening to my discovery.
Too much time spent perfecting the Offer will risk failure.
Today I discovered I need to get out and pursue the audiences and places where my dream customer and dream peer are living.
They are searching for a new path... I can help from FREE to Paid.
I exercised these ideas last night and the first 2 people I served opted into my business.
DESIRE is born!
Hanging out with my youngest daughter sharing the work of her big life.
The best part of lock down is focusing on one thing at a time so I get unstuck.
It seems there are people busy making things harder.
Focus to deal with the complexity or find someone to share the simple moments.
Thanks Roxy for sharing today!
Sadly forgetting to post my Podcast is not really turning up but today I had to be different.
Dealing with energy levels in lockdown is best spent focusing on one thing at a time.
Directly focusing on the Now will lift my energy.
After Midnight I discuss the process so far and the challenges to move forward with the real work.
The work is the challenge to locate the audience to serve over the next 30 days.
A reluctant hero committing to a make or break goal for the business of Music.
This morning I forgot to press record on my podcast and with 2 more attempts I could not capture the flow.
So after a client call I recorded and posted this podcast in 15 minutes.
iPhone to Anchor built to encourage you to keep producing content and only consume content of people who are of maximum importance to your Journey!
What is different in challenging times?
I am noticing the more I know thyself the easier it is to see people’s motives, their cracks, their reality... their true self.
These lyrics “wherever I lay my hat that’s my home...” have a new meaning in challenging times.
Beware the weakened mind... This is a time for compassion & commerce... NOT Conspiracy!
Are all Musicians concerned about income during these lockdowns!
I hear Musicians are concerned about Income...
There is a different way.
Begin with Putting Publishing 1st, then products (10 per 1 song), Promotion (cash & capital), Proof and Play.
At www.MusoPlay.com we have used our Business experience and focused on Musicians.
Yes I love Business and Music... My 2 loves brought into 1 place helping Singer Songwriters creating a life long income from their Music!
In times of change...
1: For all the teachers guiding my children while they are not with me. Thank you.
It is okay if they get sick. They have love, good health and have hygiene and good sanitation. We are fortunate to live in Australia.
2: to the Doctors & Nurses (all healer by hand) you will be over worked, at risk and under appreciated until we risk loosing you.
Thank you for your service when people are sick and afraid.
3: to the believers you have exercised faith throughout your life, now you know it’s strength. The faith muscle is valuable protection from fear.
4: to Business people it is now clear that the answer to stability is to encourage people to take up your offer and create a different path through the hysteria.
We are counting on you to double down on your strengths to keep the economy rolling.
5: to the Musicians. Keep playing the music.
To my wife and 4 girls... how lucky we are to have each other!
To The Great Life!
Using the 3 segments of Partnerships, Ascension Cycles & Momentum i have developed a model for you to use in your Business.
I have used what I have learned from success & Failure through 2 businesses and working in multiple industries over the past 30 years.
This model has what has worked for me, what I have learned around weaknesses and what I am currently implementing to grow.
Creating the feeling of desire for your client.
Emotions are activated for the Pre Sale.
Logical reasons are activated for the post sale.
Can you achieve results with less?
With less distractions, Focus will improve.
Can you help your client focus.
As human beings we pursue pleasure in our daily lives.
We enjoy our bodies being influenced by our environment.
These are the chemicals that are activated in our bodies as we experience life.
Did my iphone just ghost vibrate my leg pocket?
The Music Industry has to pay you to satisfy the law.
The easier you make it for revenue earned to become revenue paid relies on your ability to set up an effective Business framework for your Music Business.
What single action today can you do to grow your Music Business?
A single worthwhile action everyday improves your wellbeing and voluntarily drives you forward toward a fulfilled life.
You will handle stress and responsibilities if you reward yourself with a single worthwhile Act each day!
Singer Songwriters need to understand the important tasks designed to manage immediate and long term revenue from your effort and your craft.
If you don't address these 3 Assets in your Music Career do not bother pursuing a Music Career.
The moment of truth can appear while doing the daily tasks in life.
You speak about your daily work and lack energy.
You speak about your internal passion and you feel alive.
External is usually money.
Internal is usually around a worthwhile life.
Producing Music form your singer songwriter Journey is your No.1 Product.
Be mindful your Fans & Peers require the other 10 products you can create to support your Music Business.
I help Singer Songwriters Build Their Music Business...
Life is what happens while we are busy making plans...
John Lennon wasn't lying.
Remember to look at your creative options when your Music focus cannot be 100 percent.
As life responsibilities reduce your access to Music; remember if you unwrap your products segment of your Ascension model you can open up opportunity to express your creativity.
As you wait... your Creativity through different micro products can flow at a daily level. When the opportunity to express your Music occurs; this is your Macro product.
Let me know if I can help you create options for your Life Long Income from your Music.
You are a Singer Songwriter...
You are also a Publisher...
Before you move into a career and business in Music you need to know the importance of Publishing to your mindset and vision to become a successful Singer Songwriter!
Have you ever sat done and focused on building a list to support your Music Career?
I am not talking merchandise like Elvis...
I am talking about creating products that support your different cycles of your Music Journey...
Once you know where the money is you can focus on the small daily routine to develop your own strategy.
Your actions will develop your money and attract the very people who control income in the Music Industry.
You have to use these Tactics to attract the gatekeepers to scale your efforts...
Look out for AMPED to help you simplify this process.
Chasing the Music Career requires a focus on the promotional side... the cashflow.
Musicians are human beings and we can get stuck on the external issue of making a weekly cashflow income.
This can stall a career progress. Concentrating on 'The Show' will feed the internal journey of the Musician.
An internal journey fully expressed will give permission to your Fans to express their internal journey during 'The Show'...WTF?
Life can have too much thinking. Fans come to see your show to stop thinking.
If Your focus is 'The Show' you stop thinking and channel the energy required to perform. If the Fans see you open up on stage they stop thinking, forget their worries and the social connection improves the Music Industry and the world in that moment!
Yes you require income but if your focus is just Money your show will be flat! Think about how many people you serve in your Journey of Sound then the money will look after you!
Musicians were said to go no where…
Until I learnt creative people have patterns of existence… once you stabilise their income source they prosper and become prolific and successful in all areas of their life…
Are you getting this? Cool isn’t it?
Artists are capable of absorbing information until it comes out their ears.
They need to be aware of white noise... You know the warm and fuzzy positive messages that put no money in the pocket.
Artists deserve to be equiped with a scaffold of valuable information allowing them to build their Life Long Income from their Music.
STOP Music Industry Vampires wasting your time. Look for frameworks that compliment your Journey In Sound.
With Revenue being controlled by the Streaming Companies; Court Cases fighting how the money is distributed and the advent of the podcast...
What can Musicians do to Attract Attention and Earn Income from their Music in the Streaming Space?
If you work in the Music Industry this Podcast will help you or your Musician clients!
No Music No Life.
Taking your Music seriously requires doing the work everyday.
Business or play or networking all require you to show the world that Music is an important part of your life.
Actions speak louder than words!
The journey from dream to a structured system also has a journey of loneliness and then full peer support.
Back your inner belief... do the work... simplify so anyone can see the outcome and then serve a greater cause!
The Black Star Tattoo and the Craft of Music.
Learning the Art & Science of Music means more people can be Musicians.
Now with less barriers to entry more people can earn a Life Long Income from their Music.
Using Old Ideas to serve Your Fans & Peers in the Music Industry is doing a disservice...
Use the Muso Play Catalogue to give the Fans what they want... Your Music.
There is new way to build your Life Long Income from Your Music.
The future of Music requires humans in the sound journey; Humans in the network building and Humans in the ascension of your career.
The Machines are the gloss but the imperfection of humans the difference YOU is the answer to Music in the now to the not too distant future.
Your journey needs to have a foundation simplified for your journey otherwise your personal resources will be stretched.
The hook, the story and your offer around your music is short term but the foundational strategy should be long term.
Hook the fan then nurture the fan... this is the same for your peers!
If you define what your career wants to achieve then you can see the Myths and break them as you move along your Journey in Sound.
Your Music is your best content... create a strategy to no longer give it away for FREE.
Each year you can unwrap and journey in sound for your fans and peers to follow towards an annual proof horizon.
After the first year you have a tested mud map to use for every year for the rest of your life.
It's funny to me how many times i have thought i was the problem only to realise my work is the part of my life that requires fixing.
The More skills and habits I develop to fix the process the different journey i take to grow.
Always looking for a difference vehicle to get through life is a healthy pursuit of a fulfilled life.
Don't be hard on yourself, believe in yourself and adjust the process. Be kind and bold.
Why do I care about Music?
The internal and external struggles we all face around our choice to pursue Music.
I believe there is a different way to maintain momentum in your Music career and the current model is broken and with your help I will fix it.
Today we discuss the power of the performer...
Who is your persona presenting your music to the world?
What are the elements to your star story?
What is the identity of your music?
What stories best serve your fans and your performing character?
Is your character all of you or some of you?
These ideas and more will be discussed today... No Music No Life!
The discussion is around how different parts of the value ladder feed into a flywheel of your music business.
When you become overwhelmed what single step can you take that will supply results in more than one area of your music career & business.
Welcome to No Music No Life.
I will be discussing your Musicians journey using a Value Ladder highlighting your Path involving your music and being a publisher.
I loved sharing this insight in the hope I can spark your imagination to publish your craft and change the world. Your music may inspire a human being to pick up an instrument not a gun... Build a Band instead of going to war... you the Musician are an important person.
I hope this insight will move you in a different direction toward a rewarding career with Music.
Shout out to the Musos Worldwide. Give the Fans what they want... Your Music.
Please Play music today. Hide an instrument somewhere you can grab for 2 - 5min a day to make your world a better place. To Develop the habits of a musician so one day your vocation will become your occupation.
The Music Industry is similar to 100 years ago when Publishing was where the power and the money resides in your music. Learn to understand you are a publisher and a musician. Practice your craft but build a legacy through publishing.
Whether you drive, bus, train it, tram or autonomous car you can play today. Hide an instrument under your work desk. Make a commitment to play a song... an original or a cover once a day. 2 - 5 minutes of play.
Imagine who you will meet today if you play!