Will I Need Tons Of Additional Money To Implement The Things I Will Learn In Your Program?
You can implement most of the things I teach you for free or for very low cost. And you don’t pay anything extra to me on top of your tuition to be in the program.
To have long-term success in the music business, you will need financial freedom.
That means being able to say yes (and invest into) opportunities that grow your career. Some of these opportunities will require an upfront financial investment.
Others may not pay off until months or years into the future.
(Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to build financial freedom for yourself step by step in the Music Careers Mentoring Program and mentor you through the process.)
Here is one example of what I mean:
Imagine you get a call from a band you always wanted to play in. You are asked to join the band as a permanent member.
Your first project?
Sit in the studio with the band for the next 5 months recording their next record.
The challenge is: you won’t get paid much (or anything) until the band goes on tour.
In the meantime: your expenses at home still have to get paid.
Plus: you may need to buy new gear and pay for travel (and living) expenses to move to the city where the band is based.
Most musicians have a hard time saying “yes” to this opportunity.
They can’t afford to be away from their day jobs for months and not get paid.
And this “lack of ability to say yes” is a big reason why most people’s music careers never go anywhere.
But when you prepare for such situations in advance (by doing the things I train you on inside Music Careers Mentoring Program) …
… you’ll be one of the few people with a “yes-ready” situation.
You’ll have an easy time umping on such opportunities when they come up. This makes it very easy for you to grow your career very fast.
Here are some stories of musicians I mentored who have done just that:
"I've done what's in the Music Careers Mentoring Program and made some great advances and hope to make many many more. I'm a full time musician, I'm part of a band called FireWolfe with another member of Tom's Music Careers Mentoring Program - Nick Layton. We put out an album and signed a record deal with a Japanese label, Rubicon Musicm, we've made many contacts, many steps in the industry where we are going to continue to move forward in other parts of the world."
That's been the biggest thing I've got from the Music Careers Mentoring Program: Being able to do something on a level where I've always wanted to do that, thought about that, above and beyond just trying to be a local guitar hero, trying to get things out to that next level, and continue to go to the next level from there.
The time and money that I've invested into the Music Careers Mentoring Program has definitely been worth it. I'm making my living as a full time musician, so anything I've invested I've gotten back and beyond. It has made it possible for me to have a schedule and a life that allows me to do what I want to do.
Paul Kleff, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
"I joined the Music Careers Mentoring Program when I was 17 years old and I think it's been a great experience, it's been very life changing for me.”
I went out of school and started my own business as a producer and as a musician, and I've been doing great since. Currently I am producing for semi-big Danish artists, and in addition, I'm playing in 3 bands. One of them is very exciting artistically for me, one is having amazing success, we've just been signed to a management with Sony Music Denmark, and the last one is making good money, so I can live off that.
Daniel Rothmann, Aarhus, Denmark
See even more success stories on Music Careers Mentoring Program Student Success page.
“Tom has done so much for my career... working with him has given me a big kick in the butt. There are so many things I'm pursuing now that I didn't know how to pursue and it's just been great. I would recommend it to anybody.”
Just all the connections, not just with Tom but all the friends I have on the Tom Hess forum have really been supportive, motivational and really helped me to stay on track. Now I'm actually a professional musician, all my income comes from music and that was my dream! It's just getting better, there'll be more CDs, more bands that I'm playing in, hopefully some tours... I'm doing what I want to do now and I'll keep moving from here.
Nick Layton, Vancouver, WA, USA
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