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Musicians: Here’s How to Stay Accountable to Your Goals

In my previous article for Muze, I invited you to come along with me, as we walked through 10 New Year’s Resolutions for musicians to carry forward into 2022. It’s still January, which means that it’s still the New Year; therefore, it’s not too late to dissect these resolutions into further detail, and adopt them on our journeys forward.

Today, we’re going to take a closer look at our resolution on accountability. Don’t let its position at the bottom of the list fool you; a strong sense of accountability – to ourselves, and to those around us – is paramount to achieving our goals as musicians and creative professionals.

Keeping that in mind, here are some techniques you can employ to hold yourself accountable to your goals, as you strive to make 2022 your most successful year to date!

Songs You Should Hear: Hope in These New Developments; Have Yourself a ‘Sunday Funday’

Imagination is the key to today’s Songs You Should Hear — whether that means re-imagining that which has already been given life, or imagining a new, harmonious direction for varying musical styles.

Jenna and I teamed up again to bring these your way. Let’s get to it!

Hear What You Should

Songs You Should Hear: Cameron Floyd Finds a New Sound; Leilani Kilgore Breaks Your Heart

To say we’re pumped about a fresh new year of music and possibilities is an understatement. We’re already seeing the submission form fill up with new reasons for excitement in 2022, and we can’t wait to keep digging in!

With that said, we have some songs from later in 2021 that still need to receive their proper UMC love. So, Jenna and I have teamed up once again to present some of those as…

Songs You Should Hear: Jan. 7, 2022

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New Year’s Resolutions for Musicians in 2022

Folks, we did it. We’ve made it to the end of another year, which means that it’s time for your New Year’s resolutions!

2021 was undoubtedly filled with challenges, as the music industry began its climb back from pandemic-induced shutdowns and uncertainty. This state of flux surely made it hard for many people within the industry to set goals at the start of the year. After all, it isn’t easy to hit a moving target.

Nonetheless, we emerge victorious from this year, and head into 2022 with a clearer sense of what’s to come within our industry. That makes this the perfect time to plan for the future – which, by our watches, is just about here!

Here are some New Year’s resolutions we’ve cooked up for musicians. Feel free to adopt these and make them specific to your circumstances. And, if there are any we should add, let us know in the comments!

Partner Content: What You Need to Begin a New Artist Project (Besides the Obvious)

I am thrilled to announce that I am now a contributing writer for Muze, the dating app for musicians. Muze allows musicians to find their perfect musical matches, leading to stronger and longer-lasting collaborative relationships between artists.

Here’s an excerpt from my first article. Check out the full article on the Muze blog by clicking the button below!

When thinking about what you need to begin an artist project, some obvious things come to mind. You will need to find your sound – or at least, a sound that you are comfortable having as a starting point for everything to come. You will need to pick an instrument (don’t worry, singers – your voices count, too!). You will need the right gear to keep everything sounding great. Then, you will need to develop proficiency at your craft. And, if you are starting a band, you will need to find other members to complete the lineup. (The great news? You can find your next bandmates anytime you log into Muze!)

However, there are some less obvious – and in some cases, intangible – items involved in starting an artist project that are just as essential toward your long-term success. Let’s dig into some of the important things that may be flying under your radar, as you begin your mission toward superstardom!

Energy In, Energy Out (Quinn Spinn Cell Phone Sessions #1)

This week’s edition of The Quinn Spinn is just a quick check-in from our host.

In this episode, The Quinn takes a real look at his own 2021, and how self-talk — and the ways we give and receive energy — hold the keys to personal and professional transformation.

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Drinking With the Founders of Music City Movement

What happens when the interviewers become… the interviewed?

What happens when our official podcast becomes a part of the Fun -N- Games at Underground Music Collective?

Find out when UMC Founder Gerard Longo (a.k.a. The Quinn) interviews Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose who, in addition to hosting UMC Fun -N- Games every week, are the founders of Nashville-based event production company, Music City Movement.

We cover all the bases on this one!

#GetSpunn

Fun -N- Games: Drinking With Founders (Quinn Spinn Mashup Edition)

What happens when the interviewers become… the interviewed?

What happens when our official podcast becomes a part of the Fun -N- Games?

Find out when UMC Founder Gerard Longo (a.k.a. The Quinn) interviews Michelle Stone and Jenna Rose who, in addition to hosting UMC Fun -N- Games every week, are the founders of Nashville-based event production company, Music City Movement.

We cover all the bases on this one!

Watch It Live! (6 p.m. CT)

Fun -N- Games: Drinking with Founders with… Our Founder!

This Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT, Michelle and Jenna host a special edition of Drinking with Founders, featuring… our founder!

Gerard Longo talks Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), learning to ride a bike at age 29 (and all over again at 34), and some UMC, Live from the 615, and The Quinn Spinn stuff, too.

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UMC, Music on the Move to Present ‘Perfect Your Pitch’ Preview on Thursday, Aug. 19

As the founder of Underground Music Collective, Gerard Longo has received thousands upon thousands of artist pitches.

Since 2013, Gerard has published more than 20,000 pieces of music-centric content across web and social platforms, and the submissions that made the cut have all had one thing in common: they were complete, thorough, and told the artist’s authentic story, better than the rest.

Perfect Your Pitch
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