Independent Superstar Tim Pepper send me a copy of his monthly newsletter in which he suggests what may be a good plan for the future of all Independent Artists, to make sure they get all the money they so rightly deserve to get for the sales of their music. It is a known fact that 99.9% of all Independent Artists spend their own hard earned cash on making their own careers work for them. The road that Tim Pepper has chosen below, may work for some and for others, well it is always up to the Independent Artists to decide their own future and when it comes to their music they are in charge. The thought of being in charge of one’s own career is a wonderful thought, but the independent Artists also knows, full well that being in charge of ones own career, also means that there will be no cash advances from a recording company for future sales or cheques for advances on future royalties to get by on. Read the article Tim Pepper send in and if you have some time how about passing your own comments, even if you are already doing what Tim intends doing now, yes I know some of you are already doing just this…..Frans Maritz
For some time I’ve been searching for a way to make my music more accessible to everyone. After spending most of January updating my website I think I’ve found a pretty awesome solution. You can now download my Nashville, EP “alive in the ‘ville” and the album, “Beautiful Frustration” and a compilation of rare demos, “experimentals rarities acoustics” for free at www.timpeppermusic.com/music. I’ve also provided a PayPal “donate” button for those of you who want to pay for the music you download. The cool thing about that is you can pay what you will for what you want. Download as few or as many songs as you like and only pay what you think it’s worth. If you’re not ready to pay then consider it a freebie. The other cool thing is that every penny you donate goes directly into my PayPal account and will be used to fund my next album. There’s no iTunes or CD Baby or other middle man grabbing a share of your hard earned cash. So you can rest assured that you truly are supporting the artist you like and not some hotshot record label executive.www.timpeppermusic.com
Tim Pepper also has many of his hit songs available for free promotional download on Wildhorse Entertainment
***** Get up every day and give it your best effort. If you do that you will only not rise higher and accomplish more but God has promised that your seed, your family, line for up to a thousand generations, is going to have the blessings and the favor of God-all because of the life that you’ve lived.
***** Decide right now that today will be a turning point in your life. Prior to now, you rarely have said anything good about yourself. But starting today, get on the offensive and start making positive declarations over your own life. Every day, say things like “I am blessed, I am healthy and prosperous. I am competent; I am called, I’m anointed, I’m creative. I’m talented; I am well able to full fill my destiny.
***** I REFUSE TO LIVE GUILTY OR CONDEMED BECAUSE OF PAST MISTAKES. INSTEAD I WILL STEP INTO NEW SITUATIONS CONFIDENTLY. KNOWING THAT I AM FORGIVEN BY GOD. I WILL MAKE THIS DAY A FRESH BEGINNING!
While listening to TV a few days ago I heard this statement:
“IT’S NEVER TO LATE TO TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND”
Then I picked up a magazine yesterday and saw the same statement:
“IT’S NEVER TO LATE TO TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND”
…Reading the article I learned the author was scared: her marriage had ended, leaving her with no self-esteem and no money. She goes on to say work helped her get through it, and lots of prayers, and friends outreach to her. She has renewed hope, feels once again good about life and yes, it’s never too late to turn your life around.
This column is written to encourage you, have the inspiration and desire to go forward, and trust in God for the outcome.
If you keep a positive attitude, your days will be better, if you make goals and take them one day at a time…they will happen, but believe first they will.
*** From The Power To Change Your Life- Norman Vincent Peale: ***
(From Rhon, since we have a Prayer Request group, and read and pray over those going through health, job, family, finances, divorce, I felt below very important to pass on)!
POWER WHEN IT’S HARD GOING ON…Norman Vincent Peale
“When troubles gang up on you, the big question is: Do you let yourself become over-whelmed, do you feel like giving up”
The answer is to determine your rebound, your comeback power, your ability to stand up to adversity and handle it creatively. The fact is that you, through faith in Christ, possess the knowhow, strength and persistence to meet any situation. In a word, you have the power to change your life in adversity.
The type of adversity we are referring to consists of such old human problems as not having enough money to meet your expenses, unemployment, perhaps, or a business venture that has not worked out, unexpected doctor’s bills, loss of savings, or failure in some objective. the list is endless.
There are two possible attitudes to take when times are hard. One is to become discouraged, even hopeless, and to give up; to let go of the feeling that you can do something about it. This attitude is, of course, disastrous. For if you admit even to yourself that you do have the ability to cope with things, yours personal resources will not come into action.
The second attitude is to put all of your problems into God’s hands and believe, positively, that God and you together can solve the adversity situation.
Prayerize your adversity. That curious word is not original. It was suggested to me by a man who decided to put spiritual techniques in a difficult business situation. In his prayers he said he received guidance to work out the following three principles: “Prayerize, visualize, actualize” By this, he meant that through prayer he got a clear understanding of how his situation could be improved with God’s help. He then practiced visualizing his goal, sharpening that concept until he knew exactly where he wanted to go. He held the image of successful achievement firmly in mind, visualizing a good outcome. He worked hard toward such realization, and what he sought became an actual accomplishment.
God is love 1 John 4:8