ManageMental Episode 86: How To Avoid These 10 Common Mistakes

Article: "10 Music Mistakes The Turn Fans Off" by Cari Cole:

This list is not for everyone. It’s for you if you are ready to pull out all the stops and get serious about your career. It’s for you if you like to hear what no one else has the guts to tell you. This advice, which is my professional opinion comprised after 30 years of coaching thousands of independent artists, celebrities and Grammy-winning artists from my voice studio in New York City, is for the express purpose of helping you become a great artist (musician + songwriter) so you can get ahead and make a dent out there. It’s not for the faint of heart. Keep in mind that this is a list to work on accomplishing –  it’s not important to have all of this aced ~ consider it 10 lessons to work on.

1. You post your demos publicly.
2. You only have one or two or three songs up.
3. You think that marketing is what makes people convert into fans.
4. You did your vocals in one day.
5. Your record is better than your show.
6. You wrote your bio yourself.
 7. You’ve got tons of views on Youtube but few comments and even worse, numbers on social media that don’t warrant those views.
8. You don’t have a website – only Reverbnation.
9. Your website is a FIREHOSE.
10. Too much text, not enough images.