A Music Business Plan is Indeed in Need!

So you’ve got the guys or gals together and you’re starting the next best music thing since the The Beatles. You’re guitarist is slamming riffs down like Fat Albert at an all you can eat breakfast buffet, your bass player is shaking your mom’s windows to the core, your drummer is ripping out Neil Peart drumrolls and your vocalist can break glass with her pipes. What’s next? How do you go about getting out of your mom’s basement or garage and into the real world of fame and fortune that’s been waiting for you…

The reality is that for many of you the road to good paying gigs and a handful of fans won’t come easy and it won’t be quick.

You’re going to have to put some work into this music business thing and shed some blood sweat and tears to make it happen. But hey, you’re ready for that aren’t you? I mean that’s why you’ve spent all these years practicing your scales and drum solos for hours on end, right?

Good. I’m glad to see that you’re feet are on the ground and that you’re not sending your band out into the world with some pie in the sky idea that this music business gig is going to be a breeze… That you’re going to play your tracks out in the streets and be discovered overnight. That’s not you right? Because if it is… this is probably not the right article for you.

Where Do You Begin?

You know that to make it in the music business you’ll need to be a business savvy marketing machine and take the time to learn the ins and outs of marketing your product (yes your music is a product). Expose it to the masses!

Of course you’re so ahead of the game that you also know that the masses we speak of are way too big a target for you and your music. In fact… you’re so ahead of the game that you know that you’ve got to start right in your own home town. Right? Excellent!

Now, before you start breaking down walls in your mom’s house to set up the band’s office, you’ve got to sit down with all members of your band and really evaluate what it is you all want to achieve.

Are expectations totally in line with the band as a whole? If they aren’t, it’s best to find this out before you go out and make yourselves known. There’s nothing worse than beginning a marketing and exposure campaign only to find out that your bass player isn’t really into it. Come to an understanding of exactly where it is you all expect to be in this music business within the next 2 to 3 years and get off your trombones and start the process of making it happen.

Remember, all successful endeavours start with a plan. Yeah sure Duss! You say we need a plan but how do I go about making one? Good question.

You Need A Music Business Plan My Friend

Your music business plan can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. In general, the best music business plans are ones that are well researched and have been thought through and through before implementation. So doing your homework is a must. Absolutely necessary.

Once you’ve made it this far and you’ve determined what your bands’ ultimate goals are, it’s time to go through the process of researching what’s needed to begin to make them happen. Take it one step at a time and complete each goal one by one like walking on stepping stones to cross the stream. Perform each task you’ve planned to complete in order and you’ll slowly find that your building blocks (remember how fun Lego was when you were a kid?) will naturally take you to the completion of your ultimate goal. Music business success!

Now I realize that some of the musicians in the world really have no head for the music business and if this is you, you’ve got to get your head out of the ground. There’s no room for ostrich style musicians here in the world of independent music. They really do get left in the dust. You NEED to do everything to you can to market your music to your fans. Believe me they want to be sold to. They already love your shows and your music so why not learn a little bit about how to properly get it in their hands. You just might make a little money to be able to do it again and again and… well you get the point.

If you’re a musician and you’re not doing everything you can to learn more about your business believe me your neighbor is and his band is the one getting the gigs that you can’t or worse yet, don’t even try to get. You don’t want to be left behind so hop to it. No time for excuses…

This Is The Real World

I’ve really got to tell it like it is my music friends. The music industry is a tough business and if you don’t have the drive and the determination to learn, learn and learn some more about how to run your band like a business… you can bet your bottom dollar that the ever elusive mountain of success will keep rising and rising as it moves ever so slowly away from you and your lazy self. Yes. Lazy!

You’re here in Barrie, Ontario. One of the best places north of the big smoke to be involved in music and believe me this is not a take me by the hand and fill my eyes with lights and glam music business talk I’m offering you my friend.

I’m here to provide you with the real. The music business is hard. Really, really hard and only those with backbones of steel and the determination of a bull will find success. Even with all that there’s no real guarantee you’ll achieve all of your goals. The good news is that you CAN find SOME amount of success. You just need to start with a plan.

Veteran (20-year) Music Marketing authority teaches what he and members of his Music Marketing Inner Circle have discovered really works in generating a steady, reliable band and indie musicians income. Learn topics such as how to maximize social networking, generating band and artist buzz, building a responsive fan base, launching your mp3 singles and albums, selling more music and merchandise, polishing your band and artist persona, music festival and event networking, setting up joint ventures with fellow bands, and how to simply run a successful band and indie musicians’ business.

Dare to Act – The Next Step Towards the Top of Success

In the preceding part of this article ‘Dare to Dream’, you are advised not to keep you dreams inside your head, but to pour them out into written facts as your first step of a long journey towards success.

Wise men say that some people dream for success but just remain dreaming all the time, while some others wake up form their dream and immediately set off to work hard to get what they dream of. It is for sure that dreaming without doing will only make you a fleeting dreamer.

Laziness is one great obstacle to people trying to reach some success, and not even such a person like Bill Gates was spared. But what makes the difference is that he was able to free himself from the destructive grip of laziness.

I will tell you a parable. There are 2 men, let’s just call them A and B. In the morning, when alarm clock ring, both of them wake up. Both A and B still very sleepy and lazy. A gets in his blanket again and continue to sleep. B push himself to get up from the bed, take a shower and go to work.

Successful people are those who manage to beat laziness that is ever present gnawing everyone’s life. In the first place, everyone has the ability to deal with laziness. It is only matter of choice whether to strive against it to beat it or simply give in to its temptation.

Mary Kay Ash, a prominent figure in cosmetic business, once said that most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They are either too lazy or too discouraged to try.

To act does have its risks, but it is much nobler, irrelevant to the insult, than just to sit back and dream some success away.

So if you dare to act and start doing whatever it takes to reach your dreams, then you do have taken one right step towards success which not every person has the nerve to even try.

How To Put Music On Your Sony PSP

Well,you have bought yourself a Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) and you have been wondering how to put music on it.You have come to the right place.It’s not too difficult and i will give you instructions step by step to get you going.So lets get started!
First of all,The PSP will only play songs that are in MP3 format.Either you will have to have downloaded some MP3 songs off of the internet from such programs as ITunes or copy your favorite CD to your computers hard drive via custom programs that are available on the net.

The first thing you will have to get,if you dont already have one,is a CD Ripper.This utility tool will allow you to pull (or Rip) the music that you have on CD already.After the music is “ripped”,your next step is to download it to your PSP.

Next you will need is a Video Converter.This will help you convert all of the video and audio files you like into the format for your PSP,which is MP3.This is a cool device because it will allow you to listen to music as well as watch and listen to music videos!!……..Lets get started loading!

The first thing you will want to do is load the CD you want to rip the song(s) to your PSP.Then you will hit “extract and encode” on the CD ripper.
Now,to transfer or download the music to your PSP,you will have to be connected properly.To do this,just connect the PSP to your PC via a USB cable and copy your MP3 file(s) into “H:PSPMUSIC”..(where H is the drive of your PSP).

How To Download Music Videos For Your PSP-Easily!

Get the Hardware Right!

The first thing you need to look at when thinking about downloading music videos to your PSP is the memory capacity. Your PSP should have an inbuilt memory size of 64 Mb, in addition you should also have a 32 Mb memory card which will have been supplied when you purchased it. In addition you should consider, if you haven’t already done so, purchasing a larger capacity memory disk, these range from 1 Gb to 4 Gb.

Compression Software Next

You should also consider the possibility of getting some compression software to work with the PSP so as you can store a lot more music videos. You could look at dbpoweramp to do the compression for you but lets not get into too much detail here about “technicalities”.

The fact is that the more prepared you are from a hardware point of view then the more seamless downloading music videos to your PSP is going to be.

Once you have the PSP “sorted” then it’s time to move on to making sure that your PC is suitably set up to help transfer the music videos.

As a minimum, you’re going to need a DSL Internet connection to enable fast downloads to your PC. Ideally you will have a USB cable to connect directly from the PC to the PSP. At this stage, the PSP should be off.

Once the PC is connected to the PSP, you will need to turn on the PSP. The PC will then recognize the PSP as new hardware. Once this is done you will need to press X this allows the desktop on the PC to recognize this as a volume with no title.

Next, you will need to to access the memory card of the PSP and search for the folder named “PSP”. Within this PSP folder there will be four sub-folders and these are videos, games, saved data and the last one is photos.

You May Need Conversion Software!

The next step is to create a new folder and name it “MP-ROOT”, so you will now have five folders in total. You should then create a sub-folder of MP-Root and name it 100 MNV01, this is a standard file name to ” house” the music video that you wish to download. This step is important as video files are nearly always in MP 4 format and the PSP player only plays MP3 format files this means that the MP 4 files must be converted to play on the PSP player.

This conversion of the DVD files or music video files can be done on the PC before transfer. Once conversion has occurred then it is a relatively simple process to download these videos or any DVD to your PSP.

Is there any easier method?

The simple answer is yes. There are sites on the net which are dedicated to PSP downloads and these are commonly referred to unlimited download sites. One of the major benefits to the reputable sites in this sector is that they provide, or at least as a minimum should provide, software that will enable you to convert any format of any music video so as it can be played on your PSP.

In fact, many of these PSP download sites have extensive tutorials on how to effectively download videos, DVDs, games and music which means that it has been made relatively simple and straightforward for you to download media into your PSP. The additional benefits of these sites is that they have fast download speeds, files are free of viruses, and there is a massive choice of current and older music videos, tunes and even movies.

You may be thinking that these sites are going to cost a small fortune however, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that they are usually no more than $35 for a lifetime membership and unbelievably this includes the ability to download an unlimited number of files.

So, if you’re looking to download music videos you should at least check out some of the best and most reputable unlimited download sites available on the market.