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How to Stay Productive and Organized for Musicians

2021-06-12T21:52:59-05:00

Did you know that if music creators develop their business skills they are more likely to succeed in music and be happy?  As Eleven's Steve Banik discusses today, staying organized is a big part of that. How to Stay Productive and OrganizedIf you’re like me, you might sometimes have trouble getting organized to keep your music business productive and profitable. We’re creatives, so we prefer to create rather than enter receipts, depreciate assets and plan for tax season.Fortunately, there are some easy ways for us creatives to get our house in order in this area and learn how to stay productive and [...]

How to Stay Productive and Organized for Musicians2021-06-12T21:52:59-05:00

Know Your Why: Start with a Personal Development Plan

2021-05-07T10:08:41-05:00

"Many musicians find it hard to develop their music career professionally because their “real lives” and the complexities of the music industry have gotten in the way. When musicians stop learning and investing in themselves, they hurt their chances of succeeding in their career." Maybe you read that first paragraph and thought "sure, but what does that have to do with Eleven?".  This paragraph is a part of Eleven's guiding principles: a one-page definition of our mission, key characteristics, critical actions, story pitch and theme that make up our reason for being.  It very clearly defines who we are, where [...]

Know Your Why: Start with a Personal Development Plan2021-05-07T10:08:41-05:00

Connecting With the Audience: Making a Meaningful Moment and Keeping It Real

2015-02-10T12:00:19-06:00

What’s the secret to connecting with an audience? If you’re a solo performer, how do you give the people gathered to hear you a meaningful experience? What about for bands? Is it even possible? […]

Connecting With the Audience: Making a Meaningful Moment and Keeping It Real2015-02-10T12:00:19-06:00

Are you Employable? Finding a Survival Job Outside of Music

2014-11-25T12:00:53-06:00

For about a year, I held a factory job, performing quality control tests and working on creating a database to organize the results. It was enjoyable work, with pleasant colleagues, providing some of my earliest computer training in SQL. […]

Are you Employable? Finding a Survival Job Outside of Music2014-11-25T12:00:53-06:00

When Should You Give Up? (Hint: Never?!)

2014-07-29T21:56:36-05:00

“We know what you want to accomplish. We may even know how you’d like everything to turn out.  The real question ends up being– what are you willing to push through any dips for– what are you willing to stand up for, bleed for, commit to, and sometimes be unreasonable about because you want it so much?  It is what’s actually going to get done.” […]

When Should You Give Up? (Hint: Never?!)2014-07-29T21:56:36-05:00
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