Have been working like crazy putting the final touches on my upcoming book for musicians, so last week, I decided to take off to Toronto for a few days, where I could basically lock myself in a room with the editor and finally get it done.
Flying out of Nashville is always interesting. Lots of musicians with guitars, for example. You never know who you'll meet...
But I wasn't in the mood to talk on this trip. The only thing on my mind was finishing this book and getting it to you, so you can start making real money with your music.
Still, when you're on a small plane, it tough not to talk. Or, at the very least, hear other people talking.
And that's exactly what happened. As I was sitting in my seat, waiting to take off and crammed next to a hockey player who was as wide as he was tall, I could hear two guys behind me.
And the conversation went something like this...
Window Guy: Hey, is that the new <<INSERT SOME PIECE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY HERE>>?
Aisle Guy: Yeah. Just got it and I love it.
Then they talked about smartphones, or laptops, or something that I couldn't follow. Supernerd stuff.
Then the guy at the window says, "I work in IT. I love that stuff!"
And the dude in the aisle says, "Oh yeah? I work in IT also. But I'm really a musician!"
At at point, the conversation ended. The guy in the window seat was no longer interested in talking.
Here's my point:
It sucks when nobody cares about your dream.
And here's the solution...
If you're a musician that wants people to care about what you do, you need to give them something to care about. Simply calling yourself a musician, or even playing music, isn't going to do that.
If you're in this situation, I can help you. The book I went to Toronto to finish can help you. It contains a step-by-step process for creating a real business with your music that people are not only interested in, but that they won't be able to ignore.
The book is done. Right now, it's getting a final edit. Then the manuscript will go to layout. Then we'll slap a cover on it. Then I'm going to give it to you...free of charge.
I'll keep you posted during these final parts of the process, so you can get your copy and make 2013 the best year you and your music have ever seen. Stay tuned...