Happy New Year!
As I have mentioned before, one of the reasons I started volunteering at Resonate was not only because I saw resonate as an awesome opportunity to build a fairer music streaming platform, but I also hoped that Resonate could eventually become a place where creatives could also have a lot of business opportunities that would help them turn their craft into their primary source of income.
I really believe there’s a way for many creatives, of all kinds, to make enough income to support themselves, but it starts by being able to think and work like an entrepreneur, in addition to being a creative.
I am happy to talk a LOT more about this, and maybe we can create a new category in the forum focused solely around music business (@Hakanto could you create this?), but if anyone is interested, my new startup business, Amplify - Innovation & Entrepreneurship (amplify-ie.com) is hosting two virtual workshops starting on January 4th (this coming Monday!) about this very issue.
Please use the promo code - Students - to signup for the Entrepreneurship 101 Virtual Workshop for free (100% off), and if you’re really interested in turning your craft or side-hustle into a significant endeavor, you can use the promo code - Partner20 - for 20% off the Idea Accelerator Virtual Workshop.
Being both a creative, and an entrepreneur myself, I know that there are some things business can’t account for when it comes to music and other creative works, but I think it is extremely important that creatives have a better awareness of “the industry” so that we can start building a better future for all creatives!
I am interested to hear everyone’s thoughts and questions on this, and let’s continue this conversation below and potentially in the music business forum category, if we are interested in creating it.
- Sam Martyn