Category: Just a Thought

Do you want to become hated in your home town? There are ways,…. and here’s how you do it: 1. Make music that sounds like fuck all else and offend all the trendy indie kids2. Get your manager to randomly attack some bouncers in a gig after 12 pints of bow3. Get your engineer to pump your volume so loud that people either go crazy or complain4. Get your dancer to flash his bits and project it on a 20ft…

So you have 2 listeners. 2 fans. Your mum and your brother. And you spend all your time trying to get the world to listen to your band. And what happens?Your desperate screams are lost amongst the millions of other desperate screams.Resulting in no one listening. And your 2 fans getting bored. THERES A MILLION BANDS OUT THERE DOING THIS RIGHT NOW. So what can we do? The answer lies in flipping your thinking. Rather than being like the millions…

The freemium business model was articulated by venture capitalist Fred Wilson on 23 March 2006: “Give your service away for free, possibly ad supported but maybe not, acquire a lot of customers very efficiently through word of mouth, referral networks, organic search marketing, etc., then offer premium priced value added services or an enhanced version of your service to your customer base.” Does it work? Well, recently we have shifted a shitload of t-shirts, 1000 copies of our last EP…

Are you trying to attract money? Me too. Im fucked. financially on my arse…So here is an experiment… try and attract time.

so, having an idea don’t mean shit. executing ideas and following them through means everything. people steal ideas all the time, do them better or more aggressively than the creator did, and bingo. you have to get through the dip and ensure you commit to your ideas til the end, before moving on to the next one. Having too many ideas can be dangerous.

Malcolm Galdwell (or is it Gladwell?) wrote in his recent book ‘Outliers’ that we must put 10,000 hours into our chosen profession in order to master it.Seth Godin said before Malcolm that it takes 10 years. Which is probably about the same. The great example in Outliers is The Beatles, who when leaving for Germany were a fairly shit band, according to one source, and upon returning were world class.This was largely down to the amount of time they spent…

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