How do you manage yourself as an independent artist?
💸 One of the biggest pieces of advice I tell new artists is to understand your finances. I know that we're artists and math can be scary sometimes, but it's worth your time to research where your money is coming and going. This business can get expensive fast so it's important to understand how you get paid, what you're owed, and WHEN you get paid.
💰 It's also important to keep track of your spending! From renewal fees, to merchandise production costs, to promotion costs -it adds up quickly!
So check out the above video with some great tips and tricks on management for indie artists!
~ JONATHAN MILLER🌙
🌸 MERCH SHOP NOW OPEN 🌸
👕 CLICK HERE: http://www.jonathanmillershop.com 👕
Just wanted to share the new MERCH SHOP is OPEN NOW!
I'm excited to share The Harmonic Interlude Collection with all of you so much! I've been working on it for quite a few months. It's exciting to be able to share it! 😁
This collection would not be possible without the support of people like you. My music business has really taken an upturn recently and it's because of your support! I cannot do this without you so thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope you enjoy everything!!
Let me know your thoughts on the shop! So thrilled to share this moment with you!
Welcome to Level 2!
~ JONATHAN MILLER🌙🌸
PS: As a reminder please allow 2-3 weeks for product delivery. International shipping rates and delivery times may vary.
Just posted my latest video on YouTube answering the question, "How Many Hours Does a Songwriter Work?" Songwriting is just like any other job, but how many hours do writers actually spend DOING IT? Also, can you ACTUALLY make a living from just songwriting?
The answer may surprise you.
Check it out in the above video!
January was a long year but we made it through. 😂
February has arrived meaning Spring is finally just around the corner. 💗🌱 I think there's probably a few more meanings in there than just the one surface-level.
Since hitting 1K subs at the literal end of 2019, my channel has been steadily growing. I'm over 1.1K subs now which is the fastest my channel has ever grown in my 10+ years on YouTube. I'm really not trying to be so numbers-obsessed but I'm honestly so thankful something is finally working. It's not easy being an independent artist and it gets quite lonely... but even for me, I guess things really do start to pay off eventually. 😊
I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am for that.
Not only has my YouTube channel grown, but so has my music and "brand" (if you want to call it that.) Dance Pop Music is my core of everything and all the other projects I do are simply off-shoots of that in my eyes. I've been writing a lot about my experiences and analyzing my own behaviors while finding resolve in things I believed to be my fault.
It's been truly cathartic and healing letting go of lies that I carried with me (or letting go of my own damn habit of trying to prove myself to everyone! 😂)
I'm also really excited to launch my first true merchandise collection, "Harmonic Interlude" later this week. It's been my project for the last 4-5 months and just FYI navigating eCommerce is a TRIP, YO! 😅 Lots of things to consider and learn but that's why I gave myself time to do it. I honestly love every piece of merch we've put together and worked with some fabulous designers as well. I couldn't be more proud of this project and I'm hoping everyone will love it just the same. 💗
I guess the long "winter seasons" in my life have really taught me to appreciate these small wins and gains. I've been at this for 15 years and things are JUST NOW starting to take form. Success is fleeting though and can dissipate at any moment. So for now, I'm just riding these positive waves and seeing what islands they take me to. 🏝
Introducing the HARMONIC INTERLUDE Collection by Jonathan Miller...
OPENING FEBRUARY 7th, 2020
🌸 "Celebrate New Beginnings with the Exclusive HARMONIC INTERLUDE COLLECTION by Jonathan Miller. The Cherry Blossom represents the fragility of life and how we must treasure and honor each moment we have here on Earth. This collection is inspired by Neo Tokyo Futurescapes, Modern Techware and Dance Pop Music. Grab these unique pieces for your next Studio Ghibli binge-watch or Jonathan Miller Music listening session!" 🎵
I am SO EXCITED to finally share this with you! This is your FIRST LOOK at my upcoming merch shop! I hope you love it as much as I do. 💗
So a few things I want to share with you about this merchandise shop...
⚡️ I didn't want to just slap my album covers on a T-Shirt and call it good. 🙅🏼♂️🚫😖 I wanted to design clothes that not only I, myself would want to buy, but clothes that people who may not be into my music would love as well. 😁
⚡️ I just wanted to make sure that there was a little something for everyone. 😃
⚡️ The other thing is that I'll be using a system called "Print on Demand."
This means that the product isn't created until you actually place an order. In other words, I'm a small independent artist and won't need to be managing a big ol' warehouse filled with physical product and sending them to you directly from me.
⚡️ This is going to help me manage things tremendously and my print providers are of EXCELLENT QUALITY. 👍🏼
📣📣 Also, Patreon Supporters will get 24 HOUR EARLY ACCESS when the shop is ready for launch. They'll also be receiving special bonuses as time goes on as well! (Click here to join!)
I'm so excited and happy to share this new project and venture. I hope you are too! 💗
Let me know your thoughts!
What exactly is the BEST WAY to write a song?
Should you start with the LYRICS? 🤔
Should you start with the MUSIC? 🎸
Should you start with BOTH? 🎵📝
Let's take a look at the PROS AND CONS of each side and find out!
Click the above video to watch!
My latest video has been posted on YouTube!
This week I'm sharing my Top 10 Favorite Dance-Pop Songwriters! From great writers and producers like Timbaland, Lady Gaga, and Kara Dioguardi
I'm sharing why love them so much and how they continue to inspire my music. Each person has unique qualities about their writing that I find intriguing and endearing so I hope you enjoy this week's video! 🎥
Decorate your recording studio with a beautiful light system!
💡 The NANOLEAF RHYTHM EDITION detects sounds or music in your room and grooves along to the rhythm.
It's multicolored brilliance adds a futuristic and fun vibe to any music or gaming space. 🎵🎸
You can even use vocal commands to create your own lightshow!
I just discovered these and I HAD to share them.
➡️ CLICK HERE TO CHECK THE NANOLEAF OUT! ⬅️
DISCLAIMER: This blog post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I'll receive a small commission. This helps support my channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! #Ad
⚡️ What makes a CATCHY HOOK when writing a song? 🎵
This week, I'm sharing some tips & tricks on how YOU can:
✅ Get your song in people's heads
✅ Make people REMEMBER your music
✅ Improve your overall songwriting!
Check it out in the above video!
How do you write a music video concept? 🤔How do big-name artists go about making THEIR music video concepts? 🎥
Does someone do it for them? Do they come up with it themselves?
✅ Let's dive in this week and find out how YOU can write a music video concept in a way that brings YOUR song to LIFE!
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