We ordered some signs for a truck 15 days ago. He’s avoiding us, because he doesn’t want to tell me the signs are not done. So what? Well, we live in a valley with 18% unemployment (it feels like 50%) and here this little sign business is going nuts with business!
But these soundcloud banners days producing and recording your own music in the privacy and comfort of your own home is only a Macintosh away. You don’t need a label to distribute your album to music store shelves. In fact, the shelves are no longer necessary; they’re slowly emptying and music stores are closing all over the world. Everything has moved online. Every garage band, old man with a banjo, metal band, and rapper who’s way too cool for you is online. It boils down to the fact that if you’re not online, you don’t exist. So how do you get yourself online and put out your awesome tunes?
Get a paypal account ~ It has become a very popular method of payment. You will not have to deal with anyone’s personal banking details and they also offer sellers protection. Tho, paypal does come with acharges but read the terms and conditions and take this into account when pricing your designs.
Simple enough… record a mix and post it online, via a service such as soundcloud banners or MixCloud. Find some internet forums which are geared towards your musical niche of choice and start collecting feedback. You will learn a lot this way.
Want to learn something new this year? An increasing body of research (and common sense) suggests that you use your brain, or lose it faster. Colleges from the University of Washington to MIT are offering virtual courses — free, under a tuition structure or via MP3 or DVD. Catch up on Renaissance art, quantum physics or Middle Eastern politics.
In 2006, he was diagnosed with leukemia and after aggressive rounds of chemo and radiation therapy, his doctors conceded defeat and gave him just months to live. He fought back by strengthening his faith, changing his attitude and improving his diet so that he could live to provide for his wife and children. He says that still being alive makes him feel good and that’s the message of his new feel good Jeep beat.
A whistlestop tour of everything that makes Frankmusik one of pop’s most exciting and under-rated talents – day-glo melodies, hook-driven electro, dizzy dance beats and heartbroken ballads – “Far From Over” is the most head-spinning record he has made since “Frankisum” and “Map” is the most exciting, direct single of his career. Moving from fragile, heartbroken verses to a soaring dance chorus, it’s what pop dreams are made of. It’s matched by the hyperactive, ridiculously catchy “Captain”, the J-pop influenced yet utterly original “Thank You” and the big heartbreak ballad “The Line”.
I must mention, it will be handy to have business cards. You can pop them in with every sale. Give them out in your local area. Make sure they carry your details so that potential customers will know where/how to find you.