Music Career

Freelancer: Protect and Promote Your Unique-factor

One practice I’ve started to integrate into my life as a freelancer is to review my assets about every 6 months or so. ‘Assets’ is a strange word to use perhaps – you might be thinking I’m talking about financial products. Most musicians probably aren’t high-flying investors or property developers, though all power to you… Continue reading Freelancer: Protect and Promote Your Unique-factor

Music Career

In the event of a global pandemic…have a portfolio career

With the end of coronavirus restrictions well within sight, it might be a little late to say this . . . but it turns out, having a portfolio career – of any kind really – is a very useful thing. And that goes for musicians too. Read more: What is a portfolio career? Coronavirus and… Continue reading In the event of a global pandemic…have a portfolio career

Fun, Music Career, Songwriters, Tuition

The State of Music Notation Software in 2021

Are you a musician who sometimes needs to created notated music on a computer, but you feel like you haven’t kept up with what’s the latest out there? Are you still using Sibelius 5, or a copy of Finale you bought when you were a student a couple of decades ago? I’d imagine it’s beginning… Continue reading The State of Music Notation Software in 2021

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4 steps to turn your dreams into a reality

Theory: Dreams of stardom and success are ironically keeping more people in obscurity and on the bread line. There are various reasons for this. Typically the aspirations of this kind of success are communicated wide and loud through traditional and social media, while the means by which to achieve it are not, and are out… Continue reading 4 steps to turn your dreams into a reality