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How to take your music career to the next level (without sacrificing your values)

  1. 1. H O W T O T A K E Y O U R M U S I C C A R E E R T O T H E N E X T L E V E L W I T H O U T S E L L I N G O U T O R S A C R I F I C I N G Y O U R V A L U E S Presented by Allen C. Paul Hosted by CriStyle Renae
  2. 2. Your hosts…
  3. 3. House Rules… 1. Stay engaged 2. Ask questions 3. Take notes 4. Golden Rule in Chat
  4. 4. By the end of this webinar you will… 1. Be able to pinpoint your musical career goals 2. Identify 4 keys to improving your brand right away 3. Use several simple tools to build your fan base and networking contacts 4. Create a captivating and clear vision for your career that will launch you into your next level
  5. 5. •Started in 2006 as a music ministry blog •Changed title to “God and Gigs” last year and started writing regularly •My 3rd post went viral getting over 50,000 views in 63 countries •Purpose: to help musicians and artists in both the church and the arts / entertainment industry •Successful Kickstarter last year to raise publishing funds for the book •Mentioned in national websites and followed by influential artists Brief History of God and Gigs
  6. 6. What it looks like… <<<<<< Actual “stage” I performed on
  7. 7. We end up in conflict… • In our bands and ensembles • In our relationships • With our clients • With our peers and competitors
  8. 8. …in the shadows
  9. 9. Here’s where many musicians are: – Working gig to gig – Feeling unsure emotionally and spiritually – Play music that people tell you to play – Feeling like you never focus on what’s important – Family / relationships are stressed The Reality
  10. 10. W h e r e w e w a n t t o b e : What if you could: – Play what you want to play – Get calls you want to get – Make the money you want to make – Make your loved ones top priority – Stay true to yourself and your calling The Goal
  11. 11. What does success look like to you? • Is it…. • Fame? • Respect of your peers? • Financial freedom? • Reaching your creative peak? • Or….
  12. 12. Your biggest challenge? Go to GodandGigs.com right now and vote.
  13. 13. How can we...
  14. 14. Lots of us need help in these areas. It hit me!
  15. 15. What really matters • Faith • Career • Relationships
  16. 16. S.E.R.V.I.C.E.
  17. 17. T H E F U L F I L L E D , F A I T H - C E N T E R E D A R T I S T T h e S . E . R . V . I . C . E . M o d e l Stay connected to • Church • God • Spouse • Children 1 • Establish your Priorities • Respectthe Business • Visualize your Goals • Invest in your Craft 2 • Challenge yourself to grow • Evangelize through your gift 3
  18. 18. Focusing on these four concepts can radically change your career and move you toward making the music you want to make, while keeping your most treasured values intact. E s t a b l i s h / R e s p e c t / V i s u a l i z e / I n v e s t T h e m i d d l e … “ E R V I ”
  20. 20. • A m u s i c i a n t h a t j u s t w a n t s t o p l a y ? • A s i n g e r t h a t j u s t w a n t s t o s i n g ? • O r … a r e y o u a n a r t i s t ? Who are you really?
  21. 21. Establish your priority – Think like an artist, Not simply a performer
  22. 22. What makes you want to d o what you do? Motivation
  23. 23. If your work is something you love, is it really work? What do you do best? If you weren’t paid, what would you d o anyway? Passion + Productivity = Purpose
  24. 24. W h i c h c a t e g o r y a r e y o u i n ? Amateur Semi-Pro Professional 3 l e v e l s o f m u s i c i a n s h i p
  25. 25. Action Step: Decide which path you’re on and determine 3 concrete steps you need to take to get to t he next level.
  27. 27. 3 e l e m e n t s o f p r o f e s s i o n a l i s m P u n c t u a l i t y 3 P r e s e n t a t i o n 2 P r e p a r a t i o n 1
  28. 28. • M i s s e d o p p o r t u n i t i e s • M i s s e d p e r f o r m a n c e s • D a m a g e d r e p u t a t i o n s • M i s u n d e r s t a n d i n g s • When i n doubt, t alk, don’t t ext. • Write down EVERYTHING Communication is KEY to avoiding
  29. 29. Go to Docracy.com and dow nload a performance contra ct template ACTION STEP
  31. 31. W h a t i s y o u r f i n a l r e s u l t ? W h a t a r e y o u t r y i n g t o a c h i e v e ? SET THE VISION
  32. 32. If vision doesn’t scare yo u a bit, it’s probably not from God. – Cho Quote:
  33. 33. Use S.M.A.R.T. • Specific • Measurable • Attainable • Results-Focused • Time-Bound WRITE IT DOWN
  34. 34. Write your vision statement TODAY! Action Step
  36. 36. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt 6:21). Your treasure doesn’t follow your heart; your heart follows your treasure. WHERE’S YOUR TREASURE? If you’re not investing back into your career, your care er will only give you what you already have. (Same old same old)
  37. 37. E q u i p m e n t INVEST IN YOUR TOOLS
  38. 38. P r o m o t i o n … b u s i n e s s c a r d s / s o c i a l m e d i a INVEST IN YOUR BRAND • Hire a pro photographer • Use social media wisely • Connect with active players • Use tried and true tools
  39. 39. G r o w a s a m u s i c i a n a n d a r t i s t INVEST IN YOUR LEARNING • Lessons • Degrees / Formal Classes • Mentoring
  40. 40. Make an Investment Plan in each of the 3 areas we discussed Action Step:
  41. 41. How does all of this work together? If you follow these four steps • Establish your priorities, • Respect the business, • Visualize your goals, • And Invest in your learning.
  42. 42. The complete, professional, reliable musician….. And better person.
  43. 43. Now What?
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  45. 45. T h e f a s t t r a c k …
  46. 46. Which one of these courses will benefit your career the most? Advanced Complete Quick-Start 10 video modules of extensive training C o m p l e t e C o u r s e 10 video modules PLUS all other courses offered through Aug 2017 A d v a n c e d 1 2 3 T h r e e w a y s t o a d v a n c e 3 Week Course on Core Concepts (shortened) Q u i c k S t a r t C o u r s e
  47. 47. Why not now? 1. Take the Fast Action Bonus – All Courses for th e calendar year 2. Purchase the Quick Start Course 3. Pre-order the book
  48. 48. THANK YOU!