Guitar Nine Columns: Music Business

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October-November 2006
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney is back to help influence your priorities.

October-November 2006
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab helps you write a cover letter, complee with a prototype and instructions.

December-January 2006
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney teaches you to be analytical about alleged personal attacks.

December-January 2006
Sean Farrington

A well maintained and growing email list can be a mighty, mighty tool.

December-January 2006
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab shows that access to the audience mean you need to know who`s guarding the gate.

February-March 2007
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney asks, "Are you including your new and existing fans, or are you excluding them?

February-March 2007
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab shows there are only two grades on a music retail report card - either you sold records or you didn`t.

April-May 2007
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney helps you get through to writers and reviewers at newspapers, magazines and web sites.

April-May 2007
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds you that it takes money to make money with your music.

June-July 2007
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney suggests making your next live show an event.

June-July 2007
Metal Mike Chlasciak

Have trouble fitting the "biz" into your daily life as a musician? Check out Metal Mike`s advice.

August-September 2007
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney recommends cooperation, instead of competition.

October-November 2007
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney urges you focus on the messages and ideas your music provokes.

October-November 2007
Sander Owen

Check out Sander Owen`s ultimate guide for the impatient and willfully weak musician.

December-January 2007
Zack Uidl

Zack Uidl outlines key characteristics and work habits people look for in a studio/session musician.

December-January 2007
Lance Trebesch

Web sites give people all over the world a central place to find band information. Maximize this resource and fans will want to return to your site.

December-January 2007
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney takes on the overwhelmed artist with some helpful advice.

February-March 2008
Lance Trebesch

Successful blogs keep their status by following these 20 rules from the start and throughout their blog`s lifetime.

February-March 2008
Zack Uidl

Zack Uidl completes his outline of key characteristics and work habits people look for in a studio/session musician.

February-March 2008
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses getting the `right message` out in order to build a fan base.

April-May 2008
Lance Trebesch

The second part of successful blogging offers more promotion techniques and how to keep your readers.

April-May 2008
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on the seduction of new media web sites.

June-July 2008
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers up a very complete primer on this most essential music business tool.

June-July 2008
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess with seven things you should do now to begin your music career.

June-July 2008
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on the art of goal setting.

August-September 2008
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on seeking the `magic bullet`.

August-September 2008
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab tests your knowledge with this insightful, 100 question pop quiz.

October-November 2008
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone gives a heads up on his two latest projects.

October-November 2008
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the reality of the "plastic" world.

October-November 2008
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess knows you want a successful, stable and rewarding career as a professional musician.

December-January 2008
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess is here to help you turn contacts into meaningful connections.

December-January 2008
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the relationships between elections, politics, and your music career.

February-March 2009
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone takes you to the National Association of Music Merchants biggest annual event.

February-March 2009
Michael Knight

Will you be able to continue making music in the future or will this be the end of the road?

February-March 2009
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney thinks now is the time to revisit your web site and the messages it may be delivering.

April-May 2009
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the latest changes in download pricing, and its effect on marketing independent music.

June-July 2009
Tom Hess Opus 2

Here`s how to kick it up a notch by avoiding the top 9 mistakes guitar teachers usually make.

April-May 2009
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney points out some not-so-obvious connections between the red carpet and you.

June-July 2009
Michael Knight

Here`s some ideas for making your act the best deal in town.

August-September 2009
Tom Hess Opus 2

There are two main problems that apply to almost all guitar teachers who struggle attracting new students.

August-September 2009
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds us why there are so many good record releases, and so few great record releases.

August-September 2009
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney has some better suggestions for those stage give-a-ways.

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