It’s that time of the year again. It’s the end of one year and almost the beginning of another. I’m not really into writing New Year’s resolutions per se. But I do find that this time of the year is a natural time to reflect on the year that’s gone by and plan for the next. I don’t really make goals or resolutions per se, more like a list of things I’m going to make happen. Goals strike me as something we're going to try and do, as opposed to something we're going to definitely do. It's a subtle, but important distinction.
So, in that spirit, I thought I’d share with you my plan for next year as it relates to my website, my podcast, my blog, my music and all the content I'll be creating for you.
Here’s my plan for 2017…
2016 has been my best year ever, by a pretty wide margin, both in terms of my business and my music career. So in 2017, I’m doubling down on pretty much everything I’ve been doing in 2016. In 2017 look for a lot more content from me in the form of podcasts, Youtube videos, blog posts and of course, much more original music. As Bill Gates said back in 1996, “content is king” and in 2017 I’m going to be creating a lot of content.
I’m going to essentially keep doing what I’ve been doing, but just a lot more of it and at a higher quality. I’ll also be releasing and distributing content on a regular set schedule, so you’ll know what content to expect and when. I realize some of you prefer certain types of content over others, so I’m going to be releasing podcasts, videos and blog posts, all on a regular basis.
Music, Money And Life Podcast
I’m going to be doing weekly episodes of my podcast in 2017. I’m adding a new segment where I’ll be featuring some of the many great artists that I work with and come in contact with. I’ll be continuing to interview some of the best minds in the world of sync licensing and music publishing in the form of writers, composers, publishers, supervisors and more. I’ll also be doing episodes where it’s just me, exploring and sharing my thoughts on the music business and what it’s like being an indie musician and entrepreneur.
Look for new episodes each Monday starting in January.
My podcast: http://musicmoneyandlife.podbean.com/
On Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/music-money-and-life/id637851748?mt=2
I’ll also be writing a weekly blog post on my website, Aaron Davison.net My blog has been steadily attracting more readers, getting more comments and feedback and my plan is to write a weekly blog post in 2017, exploring a variety of topics related to the music business and life as an indie musician.
My blog has been a great outlet to express my thoughts and ideas about the music business and really, just life in general. It gives me a chance to open up a bit and express a more authentic side of myself than simply writing about the technical aspects of the music business. I tend to reflect on broader subjects like relationships, travel, psychology and more, but almost always relate it in one way or another to the music business and the life of an indie musician. So be sure to stay tuned to my blog if you’ve enjoyed my writing over the years!
Look for new posts, like this one, each Thursday in 2017.
Here’s a link to my blog: http://www.aarondavison.net/blog
I’m also going to be releasing weekly videos on my music licensing Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/urbrock
One of the keys to growing a following on platforms like Youtube is releasing content on a regular basis, so I’ll be doing that on a weekly basis in 2017.
I have two releases at least planned for 2017. One is a guitar oriented production music CD that I’m doing in collaboration with my producer/partner, Gary Gray. The other is a new full length CD of original vocal music that Gary is also producing. I added eight new tv shows to my resume in 2016 and signed with six different publishers and sync agencies! So I’ll be continuing to make as much of my own music as my schedule allows.
Check out the EP I just released, Shooting Stars, now available on Itunes, Spotify, Amazon and wherever music is downloaded, streamed and sold here:
If you want to keep up with what I’m doing music wise, licensing wise and so on, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter related to strictly my own music at: http://www.aarondavison.net/
New Course & Book: The Ultimate Music Licensing Guide
I’ll be releasing a brand new, in depth five hour audio/video course and companion book on Amazon in late January or early February called “The Ultimate Music Licensing Guide”. This project is a culmination of the last eight years that I’ve spent building How To License Your Music dot com and working with so many great writers, publishers and supervisors over this time.
I’ve spent the last several months creating this program and I’m more excited than I’ve ever been about a course that I’ve released. This course will be the most comprehensive and definitive course, that I’m aware of, on topic of music licensing. Period.
The entire program is included at no charge to everyone who signs up for the upcoming “180 Day Music Licensing Challenge”, starting on January 2nd!
There’s still time to register for The 180 Day Music Licensing Challenge here:
To everyone who has been following me over the last few years, a sincere and heartfelt thank you. I have a small, but devoted following of around 10,000 subscribers that have allowed me to continue to pursue my passion of making music and producing educational and hopefully entertaining content and media related to the music business for over eight years now.
My plan going forward is to turn this into a true empire. Really. My goal is to become a known brand (even better known) in this space, as both a musician, podcaster and educator, and continue to work with, promote and support the many talented independent artists around the world. Music and art cannot die and whatever I can do to help artists flourish and continue to follow their passions, as I follow mine, is what I will continue to do.
To an amazing 2017 and beyond. It’s going to be a busy one, but I know it will be fruitful. Cheers & Happy New Year!
PS – What about you? How was your 2016? What are your plans for 2017? Let me know in the comments! And let me know what type of content you prefer most from me and what you’d like to see more, or less of, in 2017. Blogs? Videos? Podcasts? More music? Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
The blog of musician and thinker of deep thoughts, Aaron Davison.