This week is the first week of the Nordic Music Export (NOMEX) Musician’s Roadmap Course for Social Media. The countries represented are Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark, and it’s always a pleasure to work with musicians from outside of the US, as I appreciate their perspectives.
Similar to the Music Success in Nine Weeks Mastermind Forum, the Musician’s Roadmap Course is the private online course offered by Ariel Publicity for countries seeking to export their country’s music. As the moderator for this course, I answer questions, handle the day-to-day feedback, share resources, etc.
So this is the course’s Welcome Video with Ariel Hyatt and me. It was actually going fine before I censored myself at the end, but we got a good laugh out of it! 😉
Welcome NOMEX Musicians!
Today, January 10th is my birthday!
From Jennifer Angel, New York Daily News’ Astrologer:
If it’s your birthday…
Happy birthday, Capricorn! You are a strong and individual soul. Your natural confidence gains you prestige and power. This year, get down to business. Become more organized so you are ready for action when golden opportunities cross your path.
UPDATE: I just got home at 11pm to receive this fantastic birthday music video from singer/songwriter Erica Leigh. Lucky me!
Just heard from one of my friends starting her own yoga studio. She sent an email to all of her friends asking for referrals and other suggestions. While I’m not a yoga enthusiast, I’m an entreprenerial enthusiast, so you know I had to tell about Workshop in Business Opportunities (aka WIBO)! Here’s my open letter:
So great to hear from you, and that you are following your path! I’m happy to spread the word to my friends and contacts about your yoga business, and if you ever need any help marketing your business online, don’t hesitate to contact me.
While yoga is not my thing, business is, and I MUST share an awesome resource with you. I will soon graduate from a four-month entrepreneurial course, “How to Build a Growing Profitable Business”, sponsored by a non-profit organization, Workshop in Business Opportunities (aka WIBO), and this course has literally changed my life!
This once-a-week course goes into everything you need to know about building your business, from marketing to break-even analysis to cash flow. Because it’s a practical course, your homework is focused on solutions for YOUR business, not some random company that you couldn’t care less about. In addition to your
regular workshop leader, each week there is a visiting business owner who has expertise in the particular week’s lesson. Students and Alumni have access to free and low-cost legal and accounting clinics, as well as the network of other WIBO businesses, which has already come in handy.
Sorry to wax poetic about this class, but I learned things in the last 4 months that I never even considered, and I’ve had my music consulting/marketing company for over 10 years! There were lots of things that I just didn’t know, and WIBO has helped me turn my business around without the usual trial and error.
I do not receive compensation for telling you about WIBO. I’m just a fellow business owner sharing a great tip. WIBO is offered twice a year at 9 different locations in NYC, and the price is only $199 for the 16 weeks ($99 if you’re receiving unemployment or other government assistance). Feel free to learn more about WIBO at http://WIBO.org, as well as my WIBO-related blog posts at http://rockstarlifelessons.com/category/wibo/
I wish you all the best with your yoga studio, and in life!
Don’t you love the clean slate feeling of a New Year??
After spending relaxed holidays with my family in Atlanta, I’m fired up with new vim and vigor. To keep that feeling going, I’m psyched to share a New Year’s blog post from Ariel Hyatt, music publicist extraordinaire, and co-author of our upcoming book: The Musician’s Roadmap to Facebook and Twitter: Your Complete Guide to Being Liked, Followed, and Heard
You’ll be hearing lots more about our new book in the next couple of months, but Ariel’s article should tide you over!
7 Things I Hope For The New Music Industry In 2011
by Ariel Hyatt
The Cliff Notes’ Version:
1. More Support For Each Other
2. More Artists Making a Living
3. More Rocking the Social Media Strategies
4. More Consistency
5. More Fan Funding
6. More Young Entrepreneurs
7. More Reality Checks
Ariel’s blog post is much longer, and includes tips on achieving the above, but you gotta read it! 7 Things I Hope For The New Music Industry In 2011