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“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music." 

 

Billy Joel

 

About

Are you a musician that wants to get UNSTUCK?

 

Do you need help clearly defining your vision and setting goals? Are there disappointments that are stopping you from moving forward? Do you want to build resilience and bounce back when facing many challenges that are part of the music business? Are you willing and ready to face your own limiting beliefs and fears head-on? Do you want to have all your ducks in a row so that you can have a head start in the music business? 

Having the ability to pour all of your emotions into a melody and lyrics is both a blessing and a gift. Your skill is something special and the magic of your songs has the ability and potential to resonate with many people. There is no doubt that you have a burning desire to share the fruits of your craft with the world and ultimately make a living out of doing what you love. The applause and validation for your songs would be great too, wouldn’t it? The leading question is “how do I do this?” 

Through our experience in the music business, we are able to offer you some strategic business coaching to help you make some valuable and career-enhancing tactics that will not only help you become a serious player, but will give you a feeling of confidence that you are getting it right and you are taking action towards achieving your goals. 

Yes, you’ll need the vital business knowledge,  but on top of this is the spiritual core of your passion needs to be nurtured and channelled into developing a “can do” attitude. This is where we can step in and help you get on the right track. We will empower you with various tools and techniques to overcome these obstacles and aim to give you the confidence to give the music business your absolute best shot. 

 

In the music business, having the right mindset is equally as important as having a dynamic career plan. There needs to be a very clear vision, but also an understanding that this business is a landscape that changes daily. The music business can be relentless and is most definitely about the survival of the fittest. Your hunger for success, your willingness to step outside your comfort zone, your broad shoulders during unprecedented times and your willingness to take progressive action in every part of your career will stand you in good stead and you have to be in a positive and clear frame of mind to embrace the good and the bad wholeheartedly with no complacency. 

 

We are cheerleaders and accountability partners that are here to coach you and help you get the very best out of yourself and your music. We want to help you get to a level where you are in the best possible professional shape when approaching the likes of record labels, publicists, managers and booking agents. We are here to give you honest and strategic career and business advice with insights on the live sphere, marketing, social media, publicity, publishing, management and labels.

Let’s do this! 

How we work

 

*** UNTIL FEBRUARY 2022, WE WILL BE OFFERING THIS SERVICE ON A DONATIONS ONLY BASIS. WE APPRECIATE THAT DURING THE PANDEMIC, CASH IS TIGHT FOR ARTISTS, SO ALL WE ASK FOR IS A DONATION BASED ON THE VALUE YOU RECEIVED FROM EACH SESSION YOU HAVE. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR EVERY PENNY DONATED AS IT ALL GOES INTO HELPING US HELP YOU HELP YOURSELVES IN THIS CRAZY MUSIC BUSINESS! ***

We charge an agreed monthly retainer, paid in advance, with an initial minimum commitment of 3 months. For your fee, you get the following:

  • A weekly virtual face-to-face consultation over Skype, Zoom or whatever platform suits you.

  • Unlimited WhatApp so you can ask anything that springs to mind. 

  • Unlimited email contact to pick our brains and run things by us. 

  • All worksheets and other necessary material.

  • A written summary of that day's session for you to refer to later on. 

 

 

About Tim Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“My passion is music. My purpose is helping others feeling more fulfilled in their lives and careers."

 

Tim is an experienced artist manager and music publicist originally from South Africa. He has worked with many new and established artists in his native country as well as many big names who toured across the African continent. He (sadly) doesn’t sing or play an instrument, but a combination of “getting the business” and a passion for all genres of music has lit a continued flame for helping artists achieve success in their exciting careers. 

 

Tim comes from a good middle-class family, is well educated and has lived in three countries (Zimbabwe, South Africa and England). He has had professional success with some of the top corporate brands and entertainers in the world and has also been through the wars and fallen on his arse on multiple occasions. One thing for sure is that has shown resilience and come out wounded, but wiser.

 

He may have a business degree under his belt, but the additional education from the School of Hard Knocks has given him an abundance of unsurpassed wisdom. It is very clear that Tim has a calling to help other people and a combination of this wisdom and the passion for all things related to music has empowered him to do what he is doing today – coaching artists who are hungry for success and helping them to get in the right frame of mind to open up their personal pathways to the unlimited possibilities available to them within the music business. 

 

“I have made some monumental screw-ups in business and life and I have also had some proud moments of success in both,” he explains, “When we get knocked down, we have a choice to sink or swim, and, although damn hard at times, I have always chosen to swim and have chosen to be resilient.”

 

Tim sees himself as a realist in the biggest possible way and is a confessed self-help book addict. What you see is what you get – a down to earth, honest, middle-aged man, with a few extra pounds around the middle!

 

“People want to engage with a real human being with a real story and someone with integrity and that is what I can confidently offer people,” continued Tim, who is based in Somerset, England, “Musicians will face many disappointments in their careers and by building resilience, they will be equipped and empowered to deal with these better and not give up when the chips are down.”

Career Credentials

 

  • Artist Manager

  • Publicist

  • Radio Plugger

  • Event Planner

  • Peer Mentor

  • Pub and Restaurant Owner and Manager

  • Call Handler at a Call Centre

  • Retail Assistant and Online Shopping Picker

 

Education Credentials

 

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (University of South Africa)

  • Accredited Professional Life Coach Certification

  • Accredited Goal Success Life Coach Certification 

  • Mental Health in the Workplace (Level 3 certificate)

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace (Level 2 certification)

  • Counselling Skills (Level 2 certificate)

  • Care Certificate

  • NHS Pathways Certificate of Competence 

  • NHS Peer Mentoring Programme - Certificate of Completion

 

Previous Clients

 

International artists and public figures I have worked with include Bryan Adams, Michael Bolton, Cindy Alter (Clout), Jennifer Rush, Jonathan Butler, Akon, R Kelly, Serena and Venus Williams.

Brands I have worked with include Virgin Group, Virgin Active, Protea Hotels, Hansgrohe, Apple.

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