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What to Do When There's No Longer A Plan for Your Music Career

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Editor’s note: Pieces of this post first appeared in Episode 43 of The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast: The Pitfalls of Reaching Your Goals.

 

It’s not hard to realize why goal setting is so important. Having something to work towards gives us clear direction as well as motivation to take action. It often gives us purpose and keeps us from floating around aimlessly.

When we reach our goals our attitude and mindset shift from doubt to confidence and often set off a domino effect for future successes.

But, sometimes, when we’ve completed a large or important goal, it can have the opposite effect on us. Instead of motivating us to keep going, it can stop us dead in our tracks and cause us to feel confused and lost as to where to go next.

4 Ways to Connect With New Fans on Tour

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Touring is the opportunity to take all your best skills — your talent for music, your ability to connect with fans, your penchant for making people feel understood — and use them to make massive progress in a process that would otherwise take weeks, months, or years.

Don't Let Smart Speakers Control Your Music

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Ever since Amazon announced their smart speaker, Echo, at the end of 2014, this niche industry as quickly climbed. Other companies started releasing their own smart speakers and, now, most of your music-loving, middle-to-upper-class friends probably have one sitting next to their vinyl record player.

This is good. It made it easier for music fans to listen to any song they wanted with a quick vocal command. But it’s also affected the music makers. Here's how and what you should know about smart speakers as an artist.

Introducing the New and Improved Sonicbids EPK!

We're insanely proud that Sonicbids has long been an industry leader in bridging the gap between promoters and bands with our professional EPKs. We have connected thousands of artists with opportunities across the globe – from premier local clubs, to major festivals, to career-making contests.

Not content to rest on our laurels, we're always looking for new ways to help our Sonicbids artists succeed, so we upped the ante and revamped everything about our EPK – making it cleaner, more efficient, and better than ever! Let us give you the rundown of its highlights.

Ready to Network? 4 Tactics to Try Out at This Year's Conferences

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It’s officially conference season! Whether you’re heading to SXSW in March, Launch Music Festival in April, East Coast Music Conference in May, or Indie Week in November, there’s no doubt that we’re entering an exciting time for opportunities and networking.