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New Year Goals

December 24, 2013

As the new year is soon upon us much like in your personal life as a musician you should take some time and review some of your goals, your current standings on those goal and other things you hope to have happen this year. A good thing to do would be to take some time and look at things like your social media growth and sales for the year so that you have a solid foundation to start with and that you can build out from for the rest of the year.

As a band you should always have goals, those don’t have to be anything extravagant or impressive such as becoming fully employed playing music or having a national tour. It can be as simple as play x number of shows or release album by x date, without having even minor goals chances are as a band you will just mindlessly float about never doing anything or playing much. If you are a more serious band then you should look at fleshing out your goals with details and projected timelines.

Keeping tack of things like shows you play, attendance, followers/likes on social media etc. are all great things to help you in measuring and progressing towards your goals. These numbers do not have to super detailed at all, a simple spread sheet with a few columns that summarizes these things is more than enough to help you at having a better ability to see how these things are changing over time.

Finally do not get too caught up in hitting your numbers perfectly at the exact times you want. Setting realistic goals can be very difficult as a band so if you don’t hit all your goals in the exact way you want do not let this discourage you. The best thing you can do in this situation is take some time, re-evaluate our goals and perhaps change them a little to be more attainable.

-Hassan

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