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Article: Mind Your Business

Part 12, Just be nice!

Read "Part 12, Just be nice!" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


I've truly had a great time writing these “Mind Your Business" articles and want to thank you if you've been following along. I genuinely hope that people have gotten some useful information and inspiration from them. This will be my final installment in this series as I feel like I've covered everything I wanted to say ...

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Part 11, Be Prepared

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When I was younger I was a Boy Scout. I really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot from doing it. Probably one of the most important lessons I learned from scouting is one the simplest. The Boy Scout “motto" is be prepared and following that has helped in many situations I've faced as a bandleader. ...

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Article: Mind Your Business

Pt. 10, Video and the Evolution of the Press Kit

Read "Pt. 10, Video and the Evolution of the Press Kit" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


I first started booking gigs for my band during the days of mailing tapes: manually copying cassettes and their inserts, then delivering an armload of clunky packages to the post office. If someone had the ability to burn CDs on their own computer and mail something digital, that was a big deal! Then came the rise ...

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Article: Mind Your Business

Part 9, The Boring (Must Do) Stuff

Read "Part 9, The Boring (Must Do) Stuff" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


When most people think of leading their own band, they imagine the freedom of playing their own music, the adulation of fans, and the exhilaration of touring the world. What they don't often imagine is sitting in an office writing up contracts, requesting deposits, and filling out insurance applications. These dull tasks aren't why musicians started ...

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Article: Mind Your Business

Pt. 5, Digital Drink Coasters?

Read "Pt. 5, Digital Drink Coasters?" reviewed by B.D. Lenz


In the previous installment of this column, I discussed the undertaking of making a record on your own. In particular, how to fund it and how best to spend those funds. Now it's time to talk about what happens once those boxes of CDs have arrived and are cluttering up your basement... Now what? How do ...


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