Posted: Jul 6, 2006

Blog, Inspiration, News

If you’re a struggling musician with big dreams to be a star, love to root for the underdog, or just a fan of good music, then…

“Hop In The Passenger’s Seat
With Me ‘Cause It’s Gonna’ Be
One Wild 365-Day Ride”

You look for stars. You look for the makeup of artists who can have long lasting careers and who could be headliners.

— Clive Davis

It took Lenny Kravitz 10 years to get a record deal.

Aerosmith and Red Hot Chili Peppers both worked
for 20 years before ever having a #1 record.

Buddy Guy was 65 years old before he became a star.

Countless acts have tasted that sweet success they worked so hard for, only to be thought of as a has-been the next year.

So in the age of “here-today-gone-tomorrow” “MySpace-crazed” digital ADD “give it to me now” population, just who in their right minds would be so arrogant to think they could start from scratch and build a “ready-to-go-right-out-of-the-box” band, complete with original song catalog and loyal fan base in under a year?

Me. This guy. Woo-hoo, over here! Hi, I’m Nick…

I’m not arrogant, just determined. And maybe a little crazy. But I’ve always been a dreamer and I’m not afraid to work.

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

— Winston Churchill

I’m attempting the impossible. I’m putting everything on the line into a project no one has ever attempted before, and I’m giving you the chance to come along for the ride.

Let’s face it. Every year, thousands of starry-eyed songwriters and pop stars flock to Austin, Atlanta, Nashville, L.A. and NY to vie for a few coveted record deals and production offers. But never like this…

I’m taking you with me, inside the closed doors to where the good stuff goes down. You can come along and watch as it happens, learn from my mistakes, laugh with me, cry with me, struggle with me, and succeed with me. This has been welling up inside my chest for almost a decade now and it’s time to make this thing happen.

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

— Thomas Edison

Ask anyone in or around the music industry today about music or the music business and they’ll tell you almost everything has changed — from how artists are signed and marketed to how the companies that sign them function. Musicians, songwriters, and budding moguls need current inside information to succeed in what many perceive as the most ominous of industries.

Pop music, executives say, is a high-risk, low-margin business in which more than 90% of the CDs released each year flop. So, can it be done?

The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.

— Anthony Robbins

So without any further ado, here’s the video you’ve read all this to see. I call it…

“How to Get a Record Deal in 365 Days”

Phase 1: And So It Begins…

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Whether you’re a fan of my music, my site, or are just a fellow musician looking for marketing tips on how to promote yourself more effectively, I think you’ll enjoy your stay here.

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All the best,

Nick Daugherty
Los Angeles, CA

Category: Blog, Inspiration, News

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