FEM148 How To Break Down A Music Project Into Do-Able Steps

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Avoid overwhelm, by breaking down a music project into smaller, bite sized pieces.

Working on a big music project can be overwhelming. Whether you are releasing a CD or planning a tour, breaking down larger projects into smaller pieces can give you peace of mind and make things less intimidating. Overwhelm is possibly the most common enemy of musicians so avoid it all together by following these simple steps.

Education for the Music Project

  • Figure out if you need to learn the steps to tackle the project
  • Learn from others who have done the project before
  • Get necessary training

Team

  • Partner up with someone or
  • Hire a team
  • Share the projects

Timeline

  • With end result in mind, reverse engineer to decide when things need to get done
  • Add extra steps where needed (e.g. headshots before press release)
  • Build in extra time for projects for when life throws a curve ball

Break it down

  • Larger steps can be broken down into tasks and micro-tasks
  • Use a project management system like Asana
  • Delegate projects

Assign

  • Give projects to people based on strengths
  • Takes pressure off you
  • Reassign tasks that aren’t getting done on time

Weekly Check-Ins

  • Look at project management list together
  • Talk about what’s coming up in the next week
  • Get help where needed from others involved in the project
  • Do a weekly check-in with yourself if working alone

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ABOUT HOST BREE NOBLE

Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic

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