Motivational and general advice towards a positive attitude is great and always useful in the music (or any) industry, where so many obstacles can get in the way of your progress and stability. However, to trully achieve success, you need more practical information, you need a concrete insight of how things work and what strategies can propel your career forward
How do you actually survive and find success as a solo artiste in music? Let’s start with a phrase you shall keep in mind: being solo doesn’t mean working alone. But what does that actually mean? Listen the new episode of Success Beyond The Score to find out.
Some of you are already familiar with Cafemnee, my project to empower women in music through education, promotion and networking. We have two big events per year, and the next one, called “Pleasing Your Audience”, is coming on Saturday 4th April.
Recently, I noticed that, while the podcast was completely available on SoundCloud, there was an issue with episode 6 of Success Beyond the Score on iTunes. I have fixed that now, so you can have an uninterrupted listening experience!
If you like to watch events live and you would like to get snippets of my concerts, give me a follow on Instagram! The handle is @millicentstephensonsax
In episode 7 of Success Beyond The Score, Millicent posed the question: Is it time to leave the band and go solo? Different things to consider in regards of this very important decision were discussed in that episode and the ones that followed. Now, with all that background, the question comes back, and this time, it comes with an insight on the particular challenges of being a solo artiste.
After looking at how to do song share splits right in episode 10, Millicent takes episode 11 further in the realm of copyright. What is the law backing copyright up in the UK? How does it work in a basic level? And most importantly, why is it important for solo musicians and bands alike?
Remember the Christmas Reggae Festival on Reading, last year? It was a lot of fun, and the audience was able to listen to Millicent’s best songs of the genre. Here, a snippet of the night, with Tamela Mann’s “Take Me To The King” in the powerful sax version Millicent launched as a single in 2018.
I’m on air tomorrow! Sunday 9th Feb 12 – 2pm. Tune in if you can to Luton Urban Radio for the Fiona Empress Show. Comedian and Actor Rudi Lickwood of The Real McCoy will also be on.