Getting Started

What are we investing in?

August 28, 2017

There are so many options and resources out there to help us succeed, especially with the online business trend. As an artist, these are exciting times. However, asking how much to invest in your art can be overwhelming. Which resource should I invest in?

Stop for a second.
The first question you should be answering is, "what are you investing in?"

Like all business endeavors, artists need a business plan in order to succeed. What are you most passionate about? What do you love most about art? What encourages you? What discourages you? What are you going to do if your idea fails? What other avenues can you think of? What do you have to do to make your goals become reality?

We have to have specific goals and a plan before we can move forward, to ensure a return on our investment. Especially because we are investing in ourselves.

Poor investment in sustainable artistry happens because we don't know what we are investing in.

Follow and comment below to discover how to make your art a wise investment. Follow @kellyannmusic on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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Cultural Context

Did you know that MOST pop music is written by one of two songwriters?

August 21, 2017

I shared this video on Facebook, but I had to share it here too:

I knew a lot of the facts addressed in this video, except that two songwriters write most of our pop music today. This blew my mind! Of all the songwriters out there, record companies are relying on two?! This is just fuel to my fire.

The internet has provided ways for us to be sustainable artists and to reinvent creativity for new generations, so let's get started!! Join me on this journey to change artistry forever. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @kellyannmusic to learn more!

We need to lead our industry back to creativity

Getting Started

Under Pressure

August 14, 2017

One of the hardest things about being a sustainable artist is that people often expect too much of me. 

I am a web designer, marketing and advertising manager, graphic designer, booking agent, PR manager, songwriter, musician, and I am expected to be a sound engineer, producer, and videographer too. I practice my own arrangements of cover songs, write my own music, design my own business cards and banners and album covers. I spend hours practicing my instruments and exercising my vocal chords. But it's never enough.

I need quality YouTube videos, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a killer website, a constant flow of fresh material to share, and more in order to succeed! The pressure is too much.

Technology may have made things easier, but where we fail is in thinking that we have to do it all by ourselves. One of my favorite growing trends right now is the online business. Why? Because it not only opens doors for me to succeed as a sustainable artist, but because it is encouraging others to create companies that can help me in ways that I can afford. It is creating a community so that artists and marketing and graphic design and PR can work together. So I can finally be enough. You can finally be enough. Because we can be in this together. The pressure is off!

We are no longer bound to getting a record deal. We can choose our own level of success. We have options. Again, we are the leaders in our industry. So where are you going to lead it?

Join me on this journey to change artistry forever. Share your stories and experiences in the comments and follow @kellyannmusic on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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