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Dan Sindel Plateaus – Download to Help Cancer Research

Dan Sindel Plateaus – Download to Help Cancer Research

Holding true to the Oath of the Indie Musician, this is a story along the lines of Network or Die’s own philosophy of helping others and giving back to the community. My friend, guitarist/songwriter Dan Sindel has made his new CD “Plateaus” available as a charitable download. All monies will be donated to The CancerContinue Reading

Oath of the Indie Musician – Take The Oath

“Based off my acclaimed Oath of the Indie Musician, TAKE THE OATH reflects on some of my experiences as a working musician.” – Don “Wicked D” Harrison “Don has done it again. This time a Mission Statement for all of us Indie Musicians to abide by and live up to if we want to respectContinue Reading

Ask Your Fans!

Ask Your Fans!

What Are You Missing?  Ask Your Fans! Hey bands! You’ve got the tunes, you’ve got the chops, you’ve got the gigs, but there are hundreds of thousands of performing artists with millions upon millions of songs available for download. Making awesome music and putting on incredible live shows are not enough. Throwing your music upContinue Reading

Oath of the Indie Musician – Printable Certificate

Have You Taken The Oath? Well, here’s your chance, literally. No, really … take it with you! Many of The Oath loyalists have printed copies of my original work, written it down in their notebooks, saved it to their desktop, etc.  I know of one indie musician who has it written on a whiteboard inContinue Reading

Specific Goals For The Indie Musician

Line 2 of Oath of the Indie Musician states, “I have developed a concrete plan with specific goals and dates.” In Take The Oath: A Practical Pocket Guide for the Career Indie Musician, I point out that a specific goal has a greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal.  Why?  In creating aContinue Reading

Your Band – Your Business Entity

Your Band – Your Business Entity

As suggested in Oath Of The Indie Musician – Part 1: Declaration, establishing yourself (and/or band) as a business entity is a mandatory step in pursuing a career as an indie musician. One of the most important decisions when setting up your band or yourself as a business entity is the type of legal structureContinue Reading

Have You Taken The Oath?

It’s a New Year and I’m kicking it off big! A totally revamped NetworkorDie.com featuring music business career development services, and 2 new e-books. TAKE THE OATH: A Practical Pocket Guide for the Career Indie Musician has been a long time coming. Based off my popular Oath of the Indie Musician, as well as TheContinue Reading

Oath of the Indie Musician Commitment – Why Music?

Oath of the Indie Musician Commitment – Why Music?

“Why Music?” is a subject I’ve tackled in the past, but thought it was time for a redux. Two reasons: Every musician should ask themselves “Why Music?” before moving forward or planning for a career within the music industry. “Why Music?” is the heading of the the first section of my e-book, Take The Oath:Continue Reading

Take Down Your Facebook Page, Take Down Your Myspace.

Every now and then I get evil. I think it’s boredom. The same old shit posted by the same old “gurus” over and over, and over… The voices in my head force me to post things like “Take down your Facebook Page. Take down your Myspace,” when retweeting an article such as, You’re Doing itContinue Reading

Oath Of The Indie Musician – Part 12: Pay It Forward

This is post #12 of 12 in the series “Oath of the Indie Musician” Part 1: Declaration  |  Part 2: Plans & Goals  |  Part 3: Skilled & Receptive Part 4: Self Initiative | Part 5: Niche  |  Part 6: Critique Part 7: Colleagues  |  Part 8: Fans | Part 9: Community Part 10: PositiveContinue Reading