You might remember episode 7 of the podcast: "Is It Time To Leave The Band And Go Solo?". In that occasion, Millicent pondered the pros and cons of taking such a step, and in the following episodes, she pointed at the main difficulties that musicians face when working in groups and how to successfully overcome them. Now, after all the considerations, the initial questions is relevant again.
Copyright is a subject that makes most people hesitate. It looks complicated, it looks bothersome, and sure, it is always better if you count with a lawyer who really knows about the acts and institutions backing it up, just to make sure you've got all your bases covered. However, the basics are not that hard, and knowing them will make a big difference.
Very rarely, if ever, a song is completely made by a single person. In bands, lyrics, chords and melodies come from different members, some times separately, some times during a brainstorming session. Both bands and solo artists ask for advice, second opinions, some feedback to get that spark, and more and more people get involved. How to split shares when the time comes?
Bands are a bit like long-term relationships, and, in that regard, it is essential that you develop communication strategies to overcome disagreements without aggression. In this episode, Millicent uses tools as the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator to help you find some ways to deal with personality clashes and keep your band on rails.
Two heads think better than one, but at the same time, they bring the misunderstandings, disagreements and confrontations to the table, and with those come some negative feelings that can ruin the entire experience. To help with that, Millicent brings in this episode ten rules to address the issues that arise when you work in a band or group.
Are you in a band or group? Do you think it is time to leave and go solo? Or, if you are a solo artist, maybe it is time to return to the band? Interesting questions, no doubt! A look around the scene will show you deep contrast: Destiny’s Child or Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls or Nicole Scherzinger... the outcomes are endless.
In this episode, Millicent shares 10 points of etiquette for managing your business cards. You don’t have to be a musician to benefit from this advice, as these are great tips relevant to any sector of business.