Personal Development

Musician Ears Reminder: Your Mom Said To Protect Your Ears!

2021-09-02T22:01:16-05:00

Did you know that if music creators develop their business skills they are more likely to succeed in music and be happy?  But as we share in today's article, it's hard to engage in continuous learning to improve your music career, practice your instrument, collaborate with other musicians, or really do anything in music without your ears. Protect those musician ears of yours! Musician Ears that Go on Tour Need Protecting: Steve's Story I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s vital that you protect one of your greatest assets. Imagine life with partial hearing [...]

Musician Ears Reminder: Your Mom Said To Protect Your Ears!2021-09-02T22:01:16-05:00

Music and Money: How to Have a Profitable Music Career

2021-07-29T22:56:46-05:00

Did you know that if music creators develop their business skills they are more likely to succeed in music and be happy?  As we share in this article, being profitable and managing your cash flow keeps your music business fueled, healthy, and even more fun to pursue!  Music and money CAN go hand-in-hand, and the only thing that's standing in the way of becoming a thriving artist is you! Music and Money: Lessons From Personal Finance Late in 2020, my wife and I rediscovered Dave Ramsey's "7 Baby Steps" and "Financial Peace University" systems. Both are simple [...]

Music and Money: How to Have a Profitable Music Career2021-07-29T22:56:46-05:00

Multiple Income Streams for Musicians: How to Become Recession Proof in Music

2021-07-15T10:41:07-05:00

Did you know that if music creators develop their business skills they are more likely to succeed in music and be happy? As we share in this article, stacking revenue streams, or having multiple income streams, is a smart business move. Is it possible to live on just one income stream in music? For music creators to build out a sustainable income they typically have to piece together multiple income streams consistently that add up to a live-able income. In fact, I think it’s a myth (or at least a rare exception) that a music creator is able [...]

Multiple Income Streams for Musicians: How to Become Recession Proof in Music2021-07-15T10:41:07-05:00

I’m a New Music Producer: What is a DAW?

2021-06-21T17:00:33-05:00

The music industry is full of words & terms that might seem frightening to a beginner. One abbreviation that is constantly being thrown around is DAW. What is a DAW? DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation & is a piece of software that an artist can use to make their music. It can be used for composing, recording & mixing, producing & overall editing audio. There are a TON of DAWs out there & at the end of the day, it’s up to your discretion to figure out which DAW is right for you. What DAWs are out there for [...]

I’m a New Music Producer: What is a DAW?2021-06-21T17:00:33-05:00

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
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