Guitar Nine Columns: Music Business

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Enjoy over 25 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

October-November 2019
Tim Mavers-Chance

Mavers-Chance catches up with Andy James at Tech Fest.

June-July 2018
Cassie Steele

Having a solid strategy for promoting your music and building your fanbase is so important - the good news is that there are endless ways to promote your music online.

June-July 2016
David Andrew Wiebe

Ensure that you don`t come across as an amateur in a situation where you`re trying to impress the people who hired you.

February-March 2016
Tom Hess Opus 2

No one succeeds in the music business who doesn`t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians.

December-January 2015
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab rewinds his career, providing a detailed account `then to now`.

December-January 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Any guitar teacher who achieves great success fully understands how they share a lot in common with anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Mt. Everest.

December-January 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Start learning this winter how to mitigate the usual summer slowdown in your guitar teaching business.

December-January 2015
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses how to move on when it`s time to move on.

October-November 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Don`t be clueless about what you must do to become a successful guitar teacher.

October-November 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

To grow your music career fast, you need to understand which questions you are asking that are leading you down the wrong path.

October-November 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Sad but true: almost 100% of guitar instructors choose `mediocrity` as their standard of achievement.

August-September 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Six points that will help you understand what you must do to clearly demonstrate your overwhelming value as a guitar teacher so you can attract more students.

August-September 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Get your music career going on the right track by following the same approach used by Olympic competitors who succeed on the highest platform in the world.

June-July 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Learn the differences between guitar teaching business `myths` and `reality`.

April-May 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Comparing the opposing mindsets of successful and unsuccessful musicians.

April-May 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Before you will become a highly successful professional musician, you need to get rid of several false beliefs that will cause you to fail in your music career.

February-March 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Musicians who build and sustain successful music careers utilize an entirely different set of skills, thought processes and values.

February-March 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Here are 11 common guitar teaching mistakes that less experienced teachers make.

December-January 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

Helping guitar teachers understand the psychology behind achieving success in their guitar teaching businesses.

December-January 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

Reach your full potential and become part of the small percentage of highly successful guitar teachers.

October-November 2014
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers three tips to help you promote your career, and enhance your chances of being offered opportunities.

October-November 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

There is no doubt that having a major following of fans for your music is crucial to big and long lasting success in the music industry.

August-September 2014
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney offers up positive approaches to negative circumstances

August-September 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess takes on your teaching business, helping you avoid mistakes that may be costing you big money.

August-September 2014
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab talks about the money flow.

June-July 2014
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab speaks about the appetite for perfection. A need to be not just good enough but great.

June-July 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess discusses what it takes to achieve success as a pro musician.

April-May 2014
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers simple basics on graphic considerations when designing album artwork.

April-May 2014
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney reminds us to think outside the box.

February-March 2014
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab gives a basic introduction to your rights and other issues regarding your original songs and recordings.

December-January 2013
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab with a few words of advice to one over-exuberant, well-intentioned,would-be music industry professional.

October-November 2013
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds musicians that streaming music is still in its infancy.

April-May 2013
Rob James

Yes, there are other avenues beyond reality shows by which new bands can try to build a career.

February-March 2013
Ryan Buckner

Buckner`s recent conversation with Tom Hess featuring a critique of common guitar playing advice.

December-January 2012
Ryan Buckner

Buckner`s recent conversation with Tom Hess on how to become a successful pro musician.

December-January 2012
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab believes ignorant, misinformed musicians are a menace to themselves.

December-January 2012
Roo Chapus

There are many ways a deal can happen and bring mutual benefits for the endorsed and endorser.

October-November 2012
Tom Hess Opus 2

By learning about the music industry from a professional who has already done big things, you will be much more likely to succeed in your own music career.

October-November 2012
Michael Knight

Michael Knight shares some ideas for keeping a positive light on your band.

August-September 2012
Tom Hess Opus 2

If you hold the belief that it is wrong to try to make money with your musical talents, do not read any further - please don`t read this.

June-July 2012
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney helps you get more fans to your shows when sending event invitations through Facebook.

June-July 2012
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds us we have to adapt to technological and economic changes, as uncomfortable as that may be.

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