You’re talented but when someone asks you to describe your art you stumble over your words and feel like you can’t fully explain it in a way they will understand...
You wish you had a community of artists just as talented as you to bounce ideas off of and collaborate with, but all the artists you know are not on their grind like you and look to you for advice all the time so you feel alone...
You have gone to all the conferences, read all the blogs, listened to all the experts and FOLLOWED their advice, yet you’re still broke and can’t seem to create consistent cash flow with your art every month...
It’s time to let it all go and create the life and career you never thought was possible... Take classes at The Artist Empowerment Business Academy
The ‘Academy’ where we house trainings on different entrepreneurial topics from some of the top experts and professionals in the world geared specifically towards teaching you how to create a full-time and PROFITABLE career as an artist.
How to ensure that you have all the right receipts and ensure that you deducting EVERYTHING that you can so you’re not leaving money on the table. How to keep yourself aligned with the IRS’s rules and regulations (did you know about the hobby loss rule?) and other important components you need to know as an artist regardless of what business entity you have (even if you’re a solo).
Instructor: Alexis Kimbrough Tax Strategist, Accountant
Alexis M. Kimbrough believes without the contributions of music creators, the world would be boring. As the founder and lead accountant of Growth Group, Alexis spends her time helping music businesses be profitable and musicians to live prosperous financial lives. By providing tax, accounting, and bookkeeping services, she settles for nothing less than extraordinary results for her independent artists, record label, and recording studio clients.
In this ever changing world, having an expert in the field to offer insight will be a huge bonus as you create or enhance your social media strategy. The value the right social media can have on your overall marketing is extremely important. It’s the best way to reach your target audience, express your true self and make connections. So get your notepad ready for this one, because Madalyn has the information you need to know.
Instructor: Madalyn Sklar Social Media Strategist, Online Marketing Consultant
Madalyn Sklar is best known as the founder of GoGirlsMusic.com, the oldest and largest online community of indie women musicians, but her story really boils down to her main goal in life enabling her clients to "work smarter, not harder."
This "Techie in the Music Business" took her lifelong passion for music and technology and combined them to start to two businesses in 1996 Orbit Web Design, which later evolved into the Madalyn Sklar brand, and GoGirlsMusic. Madalyn has used her vast experience to weave technology and music together as a Social Media Strategist, Online Marketing Consultant, Blogger and Podcaster. She works with independent musicians as well as companies inside and outside the music industry.
In this class you will learn how to:
•Create and maintain a 12month income projection.
•Create and implement a monthly budget and savings plan
•Understand the importance of how your money personality affects your income and expenses.
Instructor: Pamela Capalad CFP
Pamela is a Certified Financial PlannerTM and the creator of brunch & budget. She understands that a lot of people have a hard time facing their finances, so she makes it easy with her laid back approach. Brunch!
“I’ve devoted my life to financial literacy. I devoted my life to it because I don’t expect you to do the same. I expect you to devote your life to what you’re talented at, passionate about, find purpose in. I devoted my life to financial literacy to help you get to that place in your life. You know that place. That place where you close your eyes and feel perfectly at peace and energized all at the same time. That place where you know you’re at your best, that you were somehow built for this, this thing you’re doing that you can’t believe you get to spend your life doing.” Pamela Capalad
In this class you will learn:
1. What the two copyrights are in music
2. The advantages of copyright notices and registrations
3. To understand the different types of music licenses
4. Who the “key players” are in music licensing
Instructor: Joyce S. Dollinger Entertainment Attorney & Business Affairs Consultant (4)
Joyce is currently in private practice and “Of Counsel” at Dollinger, Gonski & Grossman. She practices in the entertainment law field with a focus on music business, copyright and licensing transactions.
Before entering into private practice, Joyce enjoyed a successful career in the music industry, working for major and independent labels, including: Arista, RCA, BMG Special Products, Motown, Island, RykoDisc, Palm Pictures and Sony Entertainment.
In this AUDIO Class you will learn:
1) The top mindset "landfills" that sabotage your success and how to remove them for good
2) The key components to living an empowered life daily (no experience necessary)!
3) How to create your own definition of success and a strategic plan to get there
4) The top secrets that successful six and seven figure entrepreneurs use to achieve greatness and how to incorporate them into your life to experience maximum results
Instructor: JoNa Williams, Esq.
JoNá A. Williams, Esq. founded J.A. Williams Law P.C in 2011 to provide artists and entrepreneurs with ways to successfully navigate their careers and provide assistance with business, Internet, intellectual property matters. She founded Artist Empowerment in 2013 to advise artists on business, branding and marketing because she believes that artist are a population highly vulnerable to exploitation without proper knowledge.
Some of her clients have written bestselling books, reached the Billboard Top 100, and been nominated for Grammys. She’s been featured in Marie TV, The Vocalist Magazine, Women In Music, ReverbNation, CDBaby and The New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal.
-All the course materials, worksheets, templates, audio recordings and presentations.
-Access to the private community of other artists that are members so you can network with the best artists in the world that are serious about their craft hailing from Taiwan, New York, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Africa, London, Paris and everywhere in between.
-Exclusive Discounts on products and services from all of the academy instructors
•How to CREATE A CLEAR STRATEGY that will take you from part-time side hustler to full-time artist making consistent money every month
•How to create and leverage your brand in a way that feels authentically you and attracts the acclaim and fan base to help you create sustainable income and continuous growth.
•How to take your mindset from “Starving artist” to “Empowered entrepreneur” daily so you can continue seeing abundance even when it feels impossible.
Now, we know how hard it is to figure all this out alone...and yes you could scour Google wasting time and energy looking for resources that MAY or may NOT work.
You get off the Internet feeling frustrated and confused spinning in the same circle feeling broke and confused.Well we say, no more of that.
It’s time for you to become a CEO and invest in creating a thriving business and utilizing your time to not only create incredible art, but a business to support it… If you’re ready to get serious about creating the career you never thought was possible...
Join Us now at The Artist Empowerment Business Academy Stop wishing your life will change and become the master of your destiny. The time is now.
“My overall experience with academy has been wonderful. Every promise that was made to me before I joined the academy has been met. I would tell them to jump in with both feet because, all the information and support that you can get from the program are priceless”
It’s the best place for artists to learn how to be entrepreneurs. I feel extremely empowered. Every aspect of this is great. I have connected with other artists and when I reach out, I always get quick and great responses..
“DO IT!! It will be the best decision for your artistry and where it's going that you can ever make.”
“The Academy has helped spotlight issues I didn't realize were so important. I am a busy person and sometimes I'm not sure which careerbuilding project to devote my attention to first because there are so many. Now I am seeing priorities more clearly and have more specific goals because of this.”
I like that this was presented as topics instead of one major course where you know up front every single thing you will cover. I like knowing it will be smaller pieces of information.
“My biggest struggle was focus, trying to do one thing at a time without being overwhelmed. The academy is helping with sections of things to do (finance, etc...)”
I love that the quality expertise offered is accessible and affordable. I know that I am interacting with professionals that are fufilling a purpose with passion. It provides a safe place for artists to continue to grow and cultivate their dreams.
“I loved seeing that it's not just musicians in the Academy, it's artists, jewelry makers, etc. Great mix of people.”
“My favorite module was about how to control your money like a boss. It helped me understand the areas where I am succeeding financially with regard to my music income, and where there is room for improvement. I liked that it was affordable.”
I liked Pamela's course. I think it will really ground me in my financial reality. Very useful information.
“The people. I love that there's a variety of entrepreneurs, not just musicians. It gives you a different perspective. This group is now a place I can turn to, it's great that we can encourage one another.”
I've admittedly struggled with certain aspects of marketing, and also struggled with implementing different mindsets, as change is never easy. I like being able to learn different approaches to taking charge of my life as an artist, and learning a new mindset towards my business goals. You can learn so much in this program. It makes sense to learn this approach!"
Now, we know how hard it is to figure all this out alone...and yes you could scour Google wasting time and energy looking for resources that MAY or may NOT work. You get off the Internet feeling frustrated and confused spinning in the same circle feeling broke and confused. Well we say, no more of that.... It’s time for you to become a CEO and invest in creating a thriving business and utilizing your time to not only create incredible art, but a business to support it... If you’re ready to get serious about creating the career you never thought was possible...
Stop wishing your life will change and become the master of your destiny. The time is now...