Saturday, December 30, 2006 

Something to think about...

M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled, said:
"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it"

How true! Now get out there and do something with your valued time and your valued self.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Thursday, December 28, 2006 

Give Yourself Success in 2007

Let 2007 Be Your Breakout Year...

Hi, I’m Madalyn Sklar of and I am a music business coach, consultant and author. I have spent over 11 years working with a wide range of independent musicians, helping them get focused and energized. My goal is to help indie artists achieve greater success in the music business by working smarter not harder.

Aim High & Follow Your Dreams...

I’m interested in working with serious musicians who are looking to empower themselves and elevate their music career. If you are serious about your music career, call or email me.

Here is what some of my clients say about my services:

"Madalyn not only gives me unprecedented marketing strategies during our consultations, but she gets me thinking in a whole new direction."
- Tish Meeks

"Madalyn’s high-energy, can-do attitude was the shot that I needed to get me going!"
- Dave Sterling

"Madalyn has played a key role in helping me build a strong foundation for my music business."
- Amber Norgaard

You can get additional info as well as pricing at

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
I look forward to going the extra mile for you!

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Wednesday, December 27, 2006 

Resource to check out: is a service that promotes music from independent artists using a combination of podcasting, syndication, webcasting and viral marketing.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Thursday, December 21, 2006 

Teleseminar Audio Available!

Teleseminar recorded live 12-20-06

Madalyn Sklar hosts a Music Conference Panel featuring Allie Shaw (Hyperactive), Angie DeVore (Dfest) and Vikki Walls (Dewey Beach). They all dish out lots of information and advice on music conferences. Including a Q&A session with the audience!

What's covered in this teleseminar:

* Making the most of a music conference
* The selection process
* Standing out, being unique
* How to get industry people to your showcase
* Song clips vs full length when submitting EPKs
* and more!

Get your copy at

Tuesday, December 19, 2006 


High achievement always takes place
in the framework of high expectation.
You'll always hit what you aim for in the long run.
So why not aim high?

Have the courage to follow your dreams.
It's the first step towards attaining your destiny.

The empire of your future resides in your mind.
If you don't have a dream,
how are you going to make it come true?

Big thinking precedes big achievement.
If you can dream it, you can do it.

©2006 by Max Steingart

[Madalyn’s Note: In a few short weeks I’ll be celebrating 11 years of our great community,, as well as 11 years of my web design company. I’ve juggled both for a long, long time. And now with 2007 in the wings I’m thinking big and doing what most of us only dream of… chucking the day job. Well I wouldn’t say my web business is a day job. I only do enough work to cover the bills. I know many of you can relate to that. I then spend the rest of my time on the music business. Well I’m at a place where I’m going to run full steam ahead at 100% music business. It will be 100% GoGirls, 100% IndieMusicCoach, 100% Indie Music Seminars. I have BIG goals. I’m dreaming it and can do it! What about you? What are you thinking BIG?]

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 

Teleseminar Audio Available!

Teleseminar recorded live 12-6-06

Madalyn Sklar & Annette Warner dish out lots of information, advice and resources. Including a Q&A session with the audience!

What's covered in this teleseminar:

*Touring Advice
*Flying With Guitars
*Approaching Record Companies
*Building Your Team
*Getting People to Your Show
*Lots of Resources
*and more!

Get your copy at

Monday, December 11, 2006 

Resource to check out:

Promote your Unsigneds Band with a Newsletter

I'm always scouring the Internet looking for great resources. Here is something I found that is quite useful. And it's so simple. A band newsletter! I know many of you collect email address and DO NOTHING with them. Ugh! You have no idea what a goldmine you have sitting stale and collecting dust in your computer. Use it!

Read the article from the above link. Go get inspired! If you are not putting out a newsletter at least monthly to your fans you are doing yourself a huge disfavor.

Go get 'em!!

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Sunday, December 10, 2006 


The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start moving down the road to success.

No one else can do it for you.
Only you can make it happen.
You're the only one that has to live your life.

Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility.
It's up to you to choose the thoughts and actions that will lead you to success.

Your life will be what you make of it.
Nothing will ever happen by itself.
Success will come your way once you realize that you have to make it come your way by your own actions.

The power to succeed is yours alone.

©2006 by Max Steingart

[Madalyn’s Note: that first line is awesome! And so true. You and only you can make things happen. Your success is dependent on YOU. I can’t make it happen, neither can your friends or significant other. Only you. It’s that simple. So what are you doing now? Are you still making excuses like “I don’t have the time” or “I don’t have the money?” You must get past that! If you feel scattered and need some direction, get in touch with me for coaching help. It’s what I do. So stop making excuses, take charge and visit me at Rock on!]

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

Saturday, December 09, 2006 


Hey blog readers,

So when was the last time you visited It's such a wealth of information! There are articles, CD reviews, resources and much more. Suzanne Glass started this great web site many years ago in an effort to help indie artists.

I recommend checking out the articles page. It truly rocks!

I would LOVE to hear your feedback.

Rock on,
Madalyn Sklar
~providing one-on-one indie music consulting & coaching~

P.S. - if you missed my Q&A Teleseminar earlier this week with Annette Warner you can purchase an audio download or CD for only $5!! Get details at the GoGirls Music Store.



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