How to tell what’s most important to your success

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I feel like I’ve been an entrepreneur my entire adult life. I can’t remember when I worked for anyone other than apprenticing to learn something about a business I was interested in pursuing.

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During college I worked in fashion design and started an online vacation wear store before it was popular to shop online. After I graduated, I painted large scale architectural renderings and ran my own interior exterior design firm. …


It’s a question we never thought we would have to answer.

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Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

If you asked me 2 years ago if I thought Live venues would close and concerts would be no longer experienced in person, I would have said no way. Still, here we are, with venue doors closed, concert promotion companies out of business, and the world still in lockdown for the 3rd time.

The pandemic has changed the music world by closing music venues. This has left artists and music fans longing for those fun times where the music becomes that connector between musician and listener in a live setting. …


Get your music to stand out against 60,000 tracks launched every day on Spotify

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Photo by Heidi Fin on Unsplash

This article will give you some amazing ideas for using instagram to get your music to stand out against the 60,000 tracks launched every day on Spotify.

Did you know that CD BABY collected $125M from Spotify streams, apple music, and youtube music listed with their distribution service in 2020?

That’s a lot of opportunities you are probably missing out on if you are not on streaming platforms. Still, at the same time, Spotify generally pays between $.003 and $.005 per stream, meaning you’ll need about 250 streams to make a dollar, so it’s not the way artists, in general, are making money with their music.

Spotify isn’t there to make money for musicians, the real purpose of the platform is to give you a tool to…


From Song catalogs worth millions to becoming a paid mega influencer on social media, catch up on what’s happening.

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Breaking News in the Music Industry Today

Last year certainly rocked the music world but there’s nothing like change to bring on a surge in the music business.

There are those who will cry on their guitars for the losses and those who pick themselves up, dust off and pivot.

Here’s how the music industry is pivoting in 2021 and finding that there’s millions to be made in understanding how music is the investment asset of the 3rd millenium.

Hipgnosis Snags Lindsey Buckingham’s Entire Publishing Catalog — Including His Share of Fleetwood Mac Hits

One day after announcing that it had acquired the 259-song catalog of veteran producer Jimmy Iovine, Hipgnosis has purchased the publishing catalog of longtime Fleetwood Mac lead…


Gain more followers by becoming an instagram posting pro

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Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

Your Instagram page is a digital representation of who you are and what you do.

When you’re posting randomly on Instagram, your grid can look very messy and unprofessional. One of the most significant mistakes people make on Instagram is using the main grid to post everything they feel like posting. Instead of ignoring the pairing and placement of photos to reflect your work and brand, try putting a plan in place that brings your front grid together while it reflects who you are accurate.

  1. Post more consistently but make sure you define your message in a unique way that becomes your signature. …

How to Paint like a Master Watercolor artist

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If you have always loved watercolor paintings but haven’t figured out how to master the medium, this article is a must-read.

I was recently in a demonstration of a Watercolor artist who seems to be taking the European Art world by storm. The Artists Name is Viktoria Prischedko, a German artist born in Moldova.

Studying her work has been a delightful experience as Viktoria uses the most beautiful clear color palette in a very expressionistic style of a master class watercolorist.

In this article, I’m going to share all the details about her style, materials, and technique that I found interesting as I watched her paint.

I hope you enjoy my notes from the most recent live demonstration. I’ll add to these throughout the month…


Developing a taste for collecting new artists

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New collectors are always welcome in the art world. Galleries are always looking for new collectors, but today the Art ecosystem uses online viewing to educate new art collectors.

We are seeing more Art being sold online than ever before. Of course, purchasing from a Gallery online is the safest way to begin, but social media apps like Instagram and youtube have served as a hub that allows buyers to discover Art and get to know the artist.

Most of my Art is now being purchased online through Galleries who have curated my pieces and fans of my instagram page…


The current audio and podcast trends you need to know

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Today on the Jax Daily morning coffee podcast with Jacqueline Jax learn why facebook is cloning clubhouse new audio trend of 2021

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After cloning tiktok, facebook moves on to copy clubhouse.

Facebook has certainly become the app voted most likely to clone another popular app in 2021. After recently cloning TikTok in 2020 with Instagram Reels, Facebook is now moving to clone the hot new app Clubhouse.

Clubhouse is an audio only app (invite only) where users can share live conversations immediately deleted after they end. …


Instagram bans Tiktok Videos from Explore feed

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Photo by Julia Caesar on Unsplash

In today’s episode, you’ll learn about the latest Instagram Update and how that will affect your content reach in 2021.

Here’s what you need to know for February 2021.

Instagram has decided they don’t want to be the second choice to tiktok and has just posted some new guidelines to follow moving forward to make a REELs difference in your reach. lol

In a press release recently posted on Instagram, I read that the Reels Algorithms won’t promote any short form videos with a TikTok Watermark on them in the explore feed. This news is Instagrams latest effort taking a stand against TikTok videos ending up on its Reels platform.

This new rule and several other guidelines include:

Do not…

  • Do not use blurry, low-resolution video
  • Do not recycle video from other apps
  • Do not post a video with watermarks or logos from other apps
  • Do not cover the majority of your image with text

DO…

  • Do create short-form video…

Galleries adapt by going digital

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Art by Jacqueline Jax

How Art has Changed in 2021 Galleries adapt by going digital

The pandemic of 2020–2021 has changed many things. One industry that was forced into a change despite how resistant they may have been is the Art world. Sure, there have been galleries that have opened online viewing galleries, but it was challenging to beat the power of standing in front of a great piece of art work. That feeling of wonderment and emotional connection to a piece of Art seems muted through a digital screen.

Enter the Pandemic of 2020 when Galleries had to close their doors and Miami’s Art Basel canceled their show just days before it was supposed…

Jacqueline Jax

Radio Host @AVALIVERADIO ❤️ Journalist ❤️ I write for people who expect more from life and strive to improve their mindset. You’ll find inspiration here.

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