7 Marketing Tips for Independent Artists to Increase Sales

The latest Bandcamp Friday has given me once again the opportunity to observe the variety of marketing techniques used by independent musicians to promote their work. And I have to say, a lot of what I’ve seen wasn’t pretty. Bandcamp Fridays are shaping up to be a blessing for independent artists, as they offer aContinue reading “7 Marketing Tips for Independent Artists to Increase Sales”

Compose Your Own Freedom

As a music composer committed to help others (and myself) to find the freedom they desire, I often think about the composition of freedom. Just like a musical composition, where you can in principle write any tune you like in any key you want, we have complete control over our freedom. Just like a musicalContinue reading “Compose Your Own Freedom”

The Business of Making Art

Tomes of books have been written about the Art of Doing Business, but today I want to say a few words about the Business of Making Art. As a part-time musician and composer, one of my obsessions is helping musicians and artists in general to achieve their goals. These goals vary, and I can confidentlyContinue reading “The Business of Making Art”

Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways

I recently asked the following question in my Facebook group for small business owners and solopreneurs: “Does music affect your mental health, whether this is in a positive or negative way”?  As various neuroscientists have demonstrated, music has the ability to light up our whole brain. it doesn’t just engage one part of our brain like many other activities do;Continue reading “Music Can Enhance Your Mental Health in Unique Ways”

Playing Music Benefits Your Mental Health

Have you ever regretted not having had the opportunity to learn to play your favourite songs on your favourite musical instrument? Maybe at some point in the past you were motivated to learn an instrument, but life got in the way with all its challenges and busy demands? There is increasing evidence on the benefitsContinue reading “Playing Music Benefits Your Mental Health”

My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom

I have always believed in personal freedom and everyone’s right to be given the space and time to become the best version of themselves. At the age of 15, I was already on a mission to become a psychotherapist. Way before my classmates had figured out what they really wanted to do, I had takenContinue reading “My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom”

Finding Purpose Through Creativity

I am one of these people who can’t settle doing just one thing. I’m madly jealous at individuals who seem to be able to focus with monomaniacal obsession on a big goal in life, a purpose. Only earlier today, I was completing a worksheet in my NLP instructor’s book, asking for my purpose. I hadContinue reading “Finding Purpose Through Creativity”

Tackling Anxiety in Times of Social Distancing

Four rules to help you cope with anxiety in these exceptional times of lockdowns, social distancing and social isolation.

#Inspiringstories II: Interview with Creative Artist Daniel Neagoe

One of the challenges I face as a coach, is many people’s limiting beliefs that they are not creative. I often come across such beliefs when I ask my clients to think out of the box and come up with creative solutions to change what needs to be changed in order to start achieving theContinue reading “#Inspiringstories II: Interview with Creative Artist Daniel Neagoe”

You Are Doing It Wrong: Why I won’t ‘check out’ your band and what you need to do

As a recognisable individual within a number of subgenres in the world of amateur music, I often receive messages on social media from unknown bands and artists asking me to ‘check them out’. A typical message from such an artist is formulated like this: Thanks for the add! I am a member of band x.Continue reading “You Are Doing It Wrong: Why I won’t ‘check out’ your band and what you need to do”