You're a musician +
As a musician “and”, you wear all kinds of hats. You're a musician and: a teacher, event planner, fundraiser, administrator, designer, mentor, colleague, writer, publicist, treasurer, and … lots more. To bring your ideas to life, by necessity you learn a myriad of skills. To create a well-rounded career you also do the x's, y's, and z's that makes it possible.
With that, today we have an idea, a resource and a practice for you.
The idea: Our education system has not caught up with all the opportunities a musician has in today's world.
Coming out of conservatory or music school, you haven't been taught a fraction of the skills you need to create a viable career. The second you graduate with that diploma in hand, you're wondering, okay now what? In case this is news to you, yes, being a musician truly is a business pursuit. The technical skills you have on your instrument is a start, but it isn't enough. Have you asked yourself lately what you need to have, to do, or to join in order to create the musical life you want?
The resource: Tools and Resources for The Business-Minded Musician
Some days you'll spend more time on the art and some days you'll spend it all on "business". Even if you don't have a business per se, any idea needs the right tools to come alive! Here are our favorite resources for those days you're business-ing! If you're building your presence online, click the links to fonts, color pickers, logo designers and website platforms. If you need to put in place some management systems, check out these recommended tools to get organized!