Is the negative perception of your current surroundings keeping you from succeeding? As hard as it is, you have to take a look at the people you have surrounded yourself with to make sure they share the passion, goals, drive and talent that is equal to or more than your own.
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Spotify is an amazing tool for independent artists IF you are using it properly and taking advantage of the tools the platform gives you to maximize your exposure.
There are 3 KEYS TO MAKING SPOTIFY WORK FOR YOU:
Once you have all of these bases covered, then and only then should you reach out to curators of other playlists. Listen to this week's episode to find out how to properly find and reach out to the most influential Spotify playlist curators.
As 2020 approaches, I have made some decisions for my life and my career which directly affects the type of content that I produce. I wanted to take the opportunity to share with all of you exactly what that means and how things will be changing.
Some of you may like the changes, some of you may not, and I totally cool with either one. Sometimes in our lives and careers, we have to focus on the things that bring us fulfillment, and the changes I am making are for that very reason.
Take a listen to this week's episode of The Steve Freeman Podcast to find out what will be changing in my world in 2020 and beyond.
I would love to hear your thoughts and even more important, the type of content you would like to see me produce. Please feel free to leave your thoughts, comments and questions in the comments section below!
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Is Songwriting Still A Profession? The music business has changed a lot over the years, but none of the changes have affected anyone more than the songwriters. As someone who has made an amazing living writing songs for the last 15 years, I had to address the elephant in the room. Yes, songwriting is still a viable profession, however, there are new rules to apply to your career in order to give yourself the opportunity to succeed as a songwriter.
There used to be a great marriage between songwriters and artists, labels and publishers. Writers wrote the songs and artists sang them. This marriage was very profitable for many years, but like many marriages, the honeymoon is over, as is the union.
With sales declining, labels are now turning their artists into songwriters to capitalize on lost sales revenue that comes from physical and digital sales. The 360 deal is in full effect. When an artist signs a 360 deal, they are...