Just when you thought the suggested fire and brimstone from Marty Khan in Khanfrontation was going to rattle your musical career’s cage to a breaking point, along comes the rescue ship of inspiration and advice, the Straight Ahead Advice blog, captained by none other than Marty Khan.
Straight Ahead Advice is determinately being kept separate from Khanfrontation so that it remains true its name: straight ahead, and no bullshit. Khan wants to ensure readers he is gunning for their success by separating fact from forecast, experience from opinion, and methods from musings.
The first post of Straight Ahead Advice can be read as a direct corollary to the first post of Khanfrontation. While capital ‘C’ Commitment is important, Lester Bowie imparts some profound wisdom on why Committed artists don’t necessarily need to live with constant struggle and self-impediment. Khan also reveals the true nature of the word ‘compromise’ and how to make the most out of your career as a professional musician.
Don’t forget to use the widget on our sidebar to subscribe to Khanfrontation and Straight Ahead Advice. Subscribers will receive exclusive offers and discounts on OVI products. Further, purchasers of Straight Ahead: A Comprehensive Guide to the Business of Jazz (Without Sacrificing Dignity or Artistic Integrity) whether in the print or e-book version, will receive an invitation to an online streaming video seminar with Marty where they will have the chance to have their questions answered (regular online-admission price: $10). In addition to all of that, we will also be sending a coupon to book-purchasers for a half-hour of direct, one-on-one consulting with Marty via Skype for only $25 (regular prices: $40/half hour, $75/hour).
So for $20 you get an eBook worth $100, a free online seminar ticket worth $10, and a $25 credit toward direct consulting. I’m no mathematician, but that sounds like you just gained $115 in valuable information that will work for you for the rest of your career.