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Want to make a living with your music?

Purchase "YOU and the Music Business: Empowering Independent Artists"
The ultimate self-care guide designed to help you find balance, joy, and success as a music creator in today's dynamic and demanding music industry.

"This is an essential interactive guide for all musicians who have ever forgotten why they got into music, experienced imposter 
syndrome, or felt like the industry wants something different than who they are....

so pretty much every musician.”
- BYRON PASCOE, ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER & PARTNER, EDWARDS CREATIVE LAW
"This book is a game-changer in music literature. It revolutionizes how we navigate the industry as music creators, combining self-care strategies and a deep understanding of ourselves with a business mindset. Everyone should read this book!"
- MELANIE BRULÉE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OTTAWA MUSIC INDUSTRY COALITION
“She urges music creators to look within, rather than outside, to identify and 
deconstruct their dreams and career goals. She helps quell the external noise and focuses on the true art of creating music and then provides no nonsense advice on how to make a living from one’s art."

- ANNE-MARIE BRUGGER, CHUO RADIO BROADCASTER, ARTS REPORTER & EMERGING ARTIST ADVOCATE FOR OVER 20 YEARS
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In this enlightening book, author and music industry expert, Tara Shannon, shares invaluable insights, practical strategies, and empowering advice to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the music business.
Whether you're a singer-songwriter, producer, or instrumentalist, this comprehensive guide is your essential companion on the journey to achieving your artistic goals while prioritizing your well-being.
Designed to help music creators like you take care of your mental peace and navigate the ups and downs of today’s music industry, this guide will help you discover:
  • The highs and lows of being an indie in today’s music ecosystem (and the weight this label carries on your musical journey)
  • 3 stages of your creative cycle and how you can shift your mindset toward growing your fanbase
  • The core principles of making music your business (and why it’s all about how your music connects with people)
  • The 101 on music industry jargon (and how to not get caught in these traps)
  • Important questions to ask yourself before you go looking for a manager, a booking agent, a producer, and more (plus: red flags to avoid)
  • How to find the why in your musical journey… and keep your internal compass aligned to your North Star.
  • A simple 4-point exercise to help you develop and define your brand identity
  • And much more.
 
Whether you dream of topping the charts, performing on renowned stages, or creating a sustainable career doing what you love, this book will empower you to overcome obstacles, find your unique voice, and embrace a fulfilling and balanced life as a music creator.
Don't just survive in the music industry - thrive! Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and artistic growth with "YOU and the Music Business: Empowering Independent Artists."
Let your passion for music soar while maintaining your well-being and finding true joy in your musical pursuits.
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