Alas! The Holidays are upon us!
Have you thought of a gift to give your loved ones yet?
I personally prefer hand-made, custom gifts. They just seem much more thoughtful and memorable, don't you think so?
Have you heard of Custom Songs?
Songfinch is a business where buyers, looking to gift a top-notch custom-written song to a loved one, submit their request on their website alongside their preferred genre, the mood, and occasion for the song.
Not only do they cater to their thoughtful customers, but they also provide hundreds of jobs for songwriters, artists, and producers all over the world!
On our latest podcast and YouTube episode, I sat down with Jake Tuton, Director of Artist Talent at Songfinch.
I asked Jake how Songfinch vet their artists. Is there any golden set of standards that we should know about?
Here are the 3 main key points that Songfinch looks for in an artist:
1. Can you write songs? Are you someone who can write songs based on the information...
Hey, producers and producers in the making,
Do you ever feel like you’re frustrated with where you’re at? Maybe even a little stuck? Perhaps you’re a busy body (like me), but lately, you feel like you’ve been standing still, even though you’re busier than ever! Even though I know we've all been reassured that feeling stuck is normal, it's more than that: it's part of the process to get from where you are to where you want to be.
Maybe I can reframe things for you? Instead of being stuck, you might just be the rubber band in a slingshot, feeling like you're going nowhere, or maybe even backward, but if you stick with it, BAM!, like a slingshot, you'll shoot forward as a result!
You might be in a place where all you need is a little push or something to set you up to launch. Check out this free resource, and see if it can help you get moving again!
We wear so many hats in our businesses as independent...
It’s nearly the end of September and I am just NOW getting my taxes done! I’ve been so swamped with projects (coupled with the fact that I can’t actually ‘adult’ most of the time) I asked my CPA to file an extension. To be honest, I’ve been so busy over the past year that I hadn’t been keeping track of my income. I just bought a bunch of new gear, and have been outsourcing musicians more than usual, so I knew I had to cover my ass with my expenses.
To my pleasant surprise, my accountant’s first words were; “Well, you’ve made quite a bit more than last year….about 20k more, so that’s good.” My eyes went wide. I looked down at the paperwork, and there it was... The number stuck out to me, not because it was big, but because it surpassed the most money I had ever made at a “real job”.
This brought me back to 4 years ago… when I was barely scraping by with my occasional...