Finding Music Mentors
Music mentors can assist with a wide variety of things including songwriting, performance, marketing, recording, and business matters. The world of music can be a very frustrating place on your own, especially if you’re a beginner. People tend to gain more knowledge and experience in any field with the help of another person. No matter where you are or the genre you create music, there are ways to get useful tips and information from people who know the ropes. All you have to do is find them! Below are a few ideas for your music mentor hunt. In some circumstances (say, if don’t want to spend money or don’t want to leave your house), it’s best to think outside of the box.
Professional Music Mentors
There’s a job for everything you can think of. Many music teachers and music industry professionals spend a good amount of time mentoring and lending helpful advice. A few companies online offer a way for artists worldwide that can connect with their team of musical professionals to help accelerate your career.
Music Mentors Online offers a way to connect via Webinar and receive lessons from musicians and artists that have tons of experience and knowledge. They even offer a free lesson for new users interested in their services. Services range from live webinars to 1-on-1 video chat sessions. Purchases of older video material that can be useful to see at any time. Instruments focus ranges from voice to guitar to piano.
Your Music Mentor offers training and classes online for musicians and artists to benefit at their own pace for a variety of subjects including songwriting, guitar, and the theory of music. This site is geared towards young musicians and composers interested in the creative side – more than the business side of music. Users can shop for the services they are in need of with Paypal or Amazon.
DIY Self-Help And Reading
There are many Youtube channels dedicated to helping artists and musicians further their career and knowledge in the music world. Music Industry How To provides guidance for independent artists in the industry who need to know how the business works. Recording Revolution provides tips and tutorials on the recording process for musicians and artists who have a home studio setup. Various types of channels have hundreds of videos with content that could last you for months! Find a channel that works well with your vision and style.
If you’re a bookworm, you can find a lot of helpful material about the music world in paperback and ebooks found on Amazon. Skip the classes and read some great material on your own time. Donald Passman wrote a great book called “All You Need to Know About the Music Business” that gives you in-depth knowledge of the music industry in over 500 pages for under 30 bucks. Ari Herstand also has some awesome content out there by the name of “How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician” that is currently available for under $15.
If you’d rather keep up with a regularly updated site or blog, there are plenty of music sites that publish helpful content for unsigned musicians weekly, sometimes daily. Digital Music News publishes tons of good content that you can consume whenever you’d like, with a focus on digital media and business matters. Hypebot successfully creates a huge amount of useful content heavily-focused on the money side of the industry.Music Business Worldwide publishes helpful content as well with updates about changes in the industry and labels. We post helpful information to the music-making members of Push Power Promo weekly as well!
Music Mentors In Your Community
Grade schools and universities often offer music mentor programming for youth and young adults. Colleges like Berkley College of Music andCentral State Unversity offer mentoring programs to young artists and musicians in need of personal assistance and advice on their musical career. The plus side to services offered by schools is that they’re usually free.The organizations are dedicated to the cause of furthering the creativity of the youth community. If you fit the age range, see if you can benefit from a music program in your area.
Classified sites like Craigslist are a great way to find music professionals in your area. Craigslist has a musicians sections in their classified site dedicated to finding and giving a wide range of musical services for a long list of popular cities. Depending on where you live, you can find many music teachers that do mentor sessions. Also, you could ask a person offering a similar service or if they offer mentoring and advice to other people in the industry.
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