"A godsend for artists starting out on their recording career"
What if I told you that you could ignite your DREAM music career TODAY with a simple formula!
Discover the formula that I kept hidden in my dairy for years that will see you playing sell-out shows to die-hard fans, topping the charts AND making your entire income from music!
Hey 👋 I'm Kristy James - Award-winning business owner, singer/songwriter, vocal coach and music career coach
Do you have dreams of recording music... maybe even since you were a kid?
They call it "living the dream", but not many are willing to actually take the leap and "live the dream" But if you are here on this page, then there is something different about you! You want to be a successful recording artist, play sold-out shows, tour, record your own music and grow a loyal and loving fan base, but it's all a bit overwhelming..and everyone seems to have an opinion on exactly how to do this!
Here's what they will tell you ....Many people will tell you that all you have to do is record your music and then put it out, pay a ton of money to a ton of different people... and then you'll succeed.
That isn't how to achieve your dreams ❌
How do I know that? Because I was that person taking all of that advice and paying out all of that money. The only thing it taught me ... was what NOT to do!
They don't tell you how much it costs 💰
Here's what they don't tell you, they don't tell you how much it costs! How many times you will feel lost and let down and how much you will feel like giving up. I got sick of not knowing the how and I got really sick of feeling stuck.. and maybe you feel that way too! So I decided to do something about it...
I started keeping a diary of what I was doing and a diary of what the successful artists were doing, and you know what I found? I found a FORMULA...
There is a formula that will protect you from spending your life savings to pay everyone to help you, which means that you don't have to feel lost and let down, and MOST of all, you don't need to throw stuff at a wall to see what sticks. You can follow this step by step formula!
You don't have to go on this journey alone, and you don't have to learn the formula the way that I did. There IS a better way. Imagine having all of the tools at your fingertips to get you onto charts, play sell-out shows, gain die-hard fans and best of all, make your entire income from doing it so that you don't have to go to a 9-to-5 job where you're wasting your creative genius, where you feel lost, and like you aren't living the life you were meant to live!
It was so stressful, expensive and completely overwhelming!
I say I was born lucky.. what I mean by that is, from the time I was 5, I knew what I wanted to do (I can't remember much before 5 😆). By the time I was 14, I had already achieved more in the music industry than most I knew. I worked hard, recorded, released and paid for my first EP at the age of 14.
I was hooked! I knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life!
But it wasn't easy... I decided to put it in the "too hard basket"
I put it on the backburner. I still played gigs but was married with 2 kids by the age of 23.
I felt my dream was dead in the water... but I couldn't let go of the feeling inside of me .. I knew I wanted to record again. I knew that I still wanted to be an artist.
But instead, I got a job! It was an excellent job in a call centre, but I wouldn't say I liked it. I felt like I wasn't where I was meant to be. The friends I had in the music industry growing up were all killing their dreams and releasing music, and here I was getting 2 kids organised for daycare so I could go and talk about insurance for 8 hours a day.
The thought of it still haunts me!
So I got a divorce, quit my job and went back to my dreams. You only live once, right? But I knew I had to make it work because I had 2 beautiful little people counting on me.
So I restarted the journey.. and it cost me a lot 😖
I spent the next 10 years recording and releasing music... I had no idea what I was doing! I was going broke. I had to play extra gigs and teach every day to make ends meet.
I wanted to give up.. I couldn't get it right! All I did was spend money, and I wasn't moving forward.
Lots of people gave advice, and tons put their hands out to be paid.. and I just kept paying them.
I threw stuff at the wall all day long to see what would stick! But nothing did!
Then, I decided to keep that diary! I filled it in religiously, and I studied what I did and what other artists did! That's when I could see that there was actually a formula, no more guessing, an actual way to get the one thing that I wanted so bad...a career that I LOVE!
Once you have the formula, you'll smash your music release!
By this point, I had recorded and released 2 EPs full of music, along with 7 individual singles and 4 video clips.. I could have used that money as a solid house deposit.
Still, I wasn't about to give up!
💥 I knew I was onto something
I took my study further and consumed all that I could on the music industry, business, mindset and anything that I thought would help me put together what I had learnt without it costing me everything I owned.
I created the formula in my diary, and now I want to share it with you because I have been where you are, and I cannot stand to see you go through what I went through!
On the week of release for my album "Nobody's Gonna Make Me" (my first release since I was 14) It went to #2 on the iTunes chart behind Taylor Swift!
On the week of release for my 3rd album "Raw" (produced at home with my husband and on a strict budget), Raw was the 2nd highest-selling Australian country album in Australia.. behind Keith Urban!
It had a stack of radio play, including a #1 chart position, and our television music channel picked up the video clip.
And for my 4th and latest release "Independent", another #3 on iTunes only behind Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan!
The best part is that you can use this formula over and over again!
You can work every day in an industry that you love! I make a six-figure income from the music industry only, and so can you! Every time you release music using this formula, it will cost you less, and it will do better than the last! This formula has helped me win Australian songwriting awards, Australian performance awards, business awards, have consistent radio play, and a strong fan base that is loyal to me. It can do the same for you!
So... is it possible to get on the charts, play your own sell-out shows, gain die-hard fans and make this your day job? ... Hell yeah it is!
And the great news is, I have put it all into a super easy to follow, step-by-step video course called "Music Career Kickstarter". This is the only course that will teach you how to develop your career from the ground up like the top artists do so that you can experience what it's like to be on the charts, so that you know how it feels to play to a sell-out crowd and so you can look back on your life and know that you had the courage to take the leap and fulfil your dreams!
Welcome to ....
Live the dream of getting your music onto the charts, playing sell-out shows, gaining die-hard fans AND making your entire income from your music career!
Music Career Kickstarter will give you the roadmap to your dreams!
It will help you:
Build Your Die-Hard Fan Base
You will know how to find the people that will love you, support your career and fly your flag!
Share Your Gift
You were born with a gift to share, your input will make a difference! Learn how to get your gift out to the world!
Do Work You Love!
Don't spend every day of your life going to a job that you don't love! Make your entire income doing what you do, love.
Live Your Dream
Don't be one of the people who wish they had taken chances... be the one who is glad they did!
Music Career Kickstarter is an online course that gives you the tools and proven formula to build your dream career and create an income entirely from doing what you love.
Over the course of the 8 modules, I will guide you through the formula and lay out the steps one by one, leaving nothing out!
If you put in the work.. you will see the results!
"You would be mad not to benefit from her experience, and fast track your career.”
"I’ve seen many courses for the music industry but nothing quite like this"
Check out what artists just like you are saying about Music Career Kickstarter...
Music Career Kickstarter is for you if....
🤩 You dream of creating an amazing career as an artist.
💸 You're tired of wasting money trying to work out how it all works.
☹️ You've been releasing music, but you can't gain any momentum.
😛 You are willing to put the work in to build the career you desire.. the sky's the limit!
💥 You're ready to make your dreams a reality!
💽 You just wanna get your music out to the world.
What Makes This Course Different?
This course isn't the usual textbook course that can hurt your head to follow and talk you out of your career before you start! I have a different approach to teaching.. I keep it real, I talk to you as my friend, and I keep it simple.. no spectacular terminology that none of us understands but pretends we do. It's all down to earth and fun!
"It's really tough to have a successful career in the music industry .. I'm not sure I can afford the risk!"
This was the one thing that I kept saying to myself over and over again.. but one day, I looked at my daughter and caught myself thinking, "you have your whole life ahead of you .. I wonder what you'll do", and that's when I realised that it was my job to teach her to go after her dreams.. I knew then that the risk wasn't failing to have a successful music career .. the risk was never trying.
For me, the success came with a costly price tag. I worked one-on-one with people, used various services within the industry, didn't really do a lot for myself, trusted and paid others, which was NOT the best way to learn.
I have many artists tell me that they have taken a course in Music Business that has cost them in excess of $15,000 and the course didn't teach them the steps to building a career, by the end of the course, they hadn't learnt at all how to have a successful career as an artist.
That's how much you can expect to pay for a course that will show you the music business, but it won't teach you how to use it to build your career.
Music Career Kickstarter isn't a collection of subjects that you work through, and at the end you have a piece of paper and no idea of the first step to take.. it's a step-by-step course created for an artist ... by an artist. I have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars learning how to be a successful artist, and I want to share it with you!
Even though this cost me my life savings! The last thing I want is to see you spend your whole life savings trying to work out how the industry works.
So when I decided to package my system into an easy to understand course that you can follow online and at your own pace... I wanted to make it as accessible and affordable as possible.
HERE'S WHAT'S INSIDE OF MUSIC CAREER KICKSTARTER
Module 1: An Introduction To Your Course
- An introduction where you get to know me personally so we can work through this together. The platform that you will use will allow you to leave any questions for me to answer so that you can be sure you are on the right track.
- Failing is not an option! I talk about how to get the most out of this course so that you will succeed!
- A complete overview of what you will learn in the course .. leaving no stone unturned.
- I will be your helping hand guiding you through the course .. it will be as if I am there with you.. so that you don't feel like you're reading from a boring textbook.
Module 2: Creating Your Brand
- An easy to understand breakdown of what a brand is and why you need one so that you can see success in your career!
- Rather than guessing, learn the secret to finding your "people" so you can turn them into your die-hard fans.
- I give you my custom formula for designing your own personalised artist logo so you can avoid the headache of trying to tell someone how you want your logo to look AND save you hundreds of dollars in the process.
- A step-by-step demonstration on how to build your own logo from scratch (using a free program) so that you can see how it's done in real-time and copy straight from the demonstration.
Module 3: Learning The Business
- Learn the secret to being successful in the music industry (your mindset) so you learn to master your time and productivity.
- How to turn your music career into your music business so you can do what you love and make money!
- Instant business plan - no need for researching how to construct a business plan - so you can just plug in your information and go!
- Networking - How to make real friends and create mutually beneficial relationships in the industry so that you can grow connections that will move your career forward faster!
Module 4: Building Your Profile
- Let's build up your profile (so people know who you are!)
- My inexpensive way to create the perfect website, so you can save time, money and the hassle of trying to explain your vision to someone else.
- You gotta know more about social media! And it helps if you have daily ideas for content to post so you don't have to stare at the screen each day waiting for the answer to never come (got ya covered!)
- The fastest and most effective way to directly take your music to your audience so it won't even matter when social media change their algorithms.
Module 5: Preparing For The Recording Studio
- Don't get stuck not knowing what on earth the studio guys are talking about! I've got you covered with a list of studio definitions.
- Choosing the wrong producer has devasting consequences! My checklist will make sure that you choose the right producer for the job so that you create your best work ever!
- Learn all about getting your songs right for the best studio outcome!
- Let's get you ready for recording day! My tips and tricks for recording the best vocal of your life!
Module 6: Releasing Your Music
- Learn a simple formula for devising a step-by-step plan for creating your roll-out plan so that you can feel organised and ready to succeed
- Learn about the thing we call distribution - get your music to all of the digital stores so that you can avoid any delay by knowing the process
- I give you a timeline, so you have a step-by-step guide to follow for releasing your music
- Learn how to grow and keep your fan base wanting more consistently so that you can keep them interested and turn them into die-hard fans!
Module 7: Let's Create A Film Clip
- Film clips are expensive, but they don't have to be .. I'll show you the different kinds of clips you can create with your budget so that you have money left to release your music.
- Be prepared by knowing exactly what you will need to consider when creating your clip, so that you can produce quality work every time!
- I'll show you how to get your film clip out to as many as possible by learning when and how to release your clip.
- Learn how to use your clip as a marketing tool so that you can save thousands of dollars on marketing.
Module 8: Marketing Your Release
- I'll teach you about the things no one taught me! Like what a publicist is and how they can add to your success, so you've got the best chance right out of the gate!
- Learn the tips and tricks for taking your music to your audience.. we wanna make sure that every man and his dog knows you've got new music!
- I will show you how the publicists get your music out to the radio so that you can do it for free!
- I am giving you a crafted email to follow up on the radio stations so that you can land those interviews!
Just to make things super easy....
The entire Music Career Kickstarter online course is available in both video and audio format (this means that you can listen to it in your car or anywhere you choose)
The course also includes a clickable PDF workbook that you can work through online as you are completing the course. This will house your business plan and be an excellent resource for you to come back to whenever you need a refresher!
The programs learning platform allows you to communicate with me.. which means you can leave me questions within the program .. I will be there to answer and guide you through!
You have lifetime access to the course material .. so even when I update it.. you will get the extras!
"The advice in this course is highly practical, down to earth, and personal.”
This is 100% Completely Risk Free
I have packed so much into this course because I want to guarantee that you succeed!
But to take it a step further and show you that I am very serious about wanting you to succeed, I am giving you a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase of Music Career Kickstarter.
That means: You can go right through the course, follow the steps and put the work in and if you're not loving it in the first 30 days of your purchase, then send me an email, and I will refund you immediately, no questions asked and no hard feelings.
I know what it's like to lose money trying to grow your music career, so if Music Career Kickstarter doesn't work for you, then I would much prefer you to take your money and use it in a way that will make you happy. I just want for you to succeed and have it not cost you every cent you own!
AND ... if you sign up for Music Career Kickstarter today you'll receive some exclusive bonuses .. check out the Bonus Room below
The Bonus Room
Bonus 1 - Complete clickable PDF workbook (VALUE $1999)
Having a workbook to work from throughout the course will give you a priceless tool that you can always go back to reference at any time throughout your career
- Complete your own business plan by filling in the boxes - it's literally a plug-in and go formula to create your own business plan.
- The workbook helps you create who you are as an artist, which can be incredibly tough if you don't know the steps
- Includes clickable links to take you to templates and websites
Bonus 2 - The Budgets Pack (VALUE $599)
I used to despise budget spreadsheets! But now they're my best friend... so I made these ones easy for you! All you have to do is plug in the numbers, and they will calculate for you!
- An auto-calculating budget for your recording project - this includes pre-populated key costs you may need to consider
- An auto-calculating budget for your release - including things like artwork, advertising and distribution costs
- An auto-calculating film clip budget pre-populated with expenses you need to consider for your clip
Bonus 3 - Social Media Content Pack (VALUE $699)
No more hurting your brain trying to come up with engaging and compelling content!
- 365 Day Social Media Calendar template that you can either copy day for day or customise for yourself.. seriously... no more sitting in front of the computer or phone trying to work out what to post!
- A list of
- 100 Best Hashtags
- 25 Engaging Questions For Your Social Media
- 25 Positive Quotes For Your Social Media
- A 4 week day by day social media release calendar that gives you content post ideas for every day leading up to your release to help you excite your audience and get them on board for the big day!
Bonus 4 - Reusable Media Release Pack (VALUE $999)
This reusable social media pack will allow you to create perfect, professional looking media releases that can be sent to your media list.
- A beautiful media release template design for your media - they are gonna see that you're a pro!
- A real-life example of a completed media release, so you can see how they come together
Bonus 5 - Artist Business Pack (VALUE $197)
The pack every artist needs!
- A songwriting split sheet to print off and complete at your songwriting sessions to ensure all writers are protected
- Your contact list spreadsheet - the most valuable asset that you will have in your career!
Bonus 6 - Access To The Private Facebook Community (VALUE Priceless)
Once you've signed up for The Music Career Kickstarter Course, you will get access to our private Facebook community.
- Interact with others who are just like you, share your experiences and learn from each other!
- Have support from the community, including myself, other artists and other industry professionals
- Share your experiences and grow from others inside of the community.
So Let's Recap Exactly What You're Getting With The Music Career Kickstarter program:
- All 49 core videos - over 4 hours of step-by-step training (value $8500)
- BONUS: Complete PDF clickable workbook that houses a ready-made business plan and clickable formula to help you create your brand and design your logo (value $1999)
- BONUS: The budget pack - budget spreadsheets ready to calculate and keep you on track! (value $599)
- BONUS: Social Media Content Pack - All of the thinking taken out of your social media posting obligations! (value $699)
- BONUS: Reusable Media Release Pack - to help you create a professional, rockin' media release designed to pull in the interviews! (value $999)
- BONUS: The Artist Business Pack - your holy bible to take to each songwriting session PLUS the most valuable spreadsheet you'll ever own (the contact list) (value $197)
- BONUS: Access to the private Facebook community - don't do it alone.. find the support from likeminded artists and create a support network that will be mutually beneficial to you and your community (value = priceless)
The total value for all of this amazing training = $12993
Isn't it worth it if this training gave you the courage to jump with both feet in?
Isn't it worth it if this training saves you the heartache and financial upset that most independent artists experience?
Isn't it worth it to know that you have given your dreams your absolute best shot?
You're not gonna be one of the people wondering in the later years of your life if you could have done it....
Here's how you can get started today!
"This course has everything new artists need to help them succeed; from information at your fingertips to support inside of the program as well as in the Facebook group."
Frequently Asked Questions
I have already released music can this still help me?
What skill level do I need to take this course?
Can I do this at my own pace?
How long will I have access to the course?
I haven't started my career at all .. can this help me?
"This course is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about writing, recording and promoting their music.”
There are two ways this could work out for you...
You can take on the journey alone and see where it gets you?
I will cost you money ... a lot of it
There will be heartache... so many doors closing
You will wonder if you should give up .. and you just might!
You can look back at the end of your life and think.. did I give it my best shot?
Did I take all of the opportunities given to me?
Will you be left wondering if you should have taken the chance...
Hit the ground running!
Learn the formula that top artists use to grow their career
Save yourself tons of money by doing things right the first time
Save the heartache and experience the joy in what you love doing
Look back on your life and be proud that you had the courage to take the step that many before and after you won't
So... Where will you be in a year from today?
Imagine having all of the tools to build and create your career in one place...
Imagine watching your fan base grow and people actually starting to take notice of you and your music.
Imagine waking up and getting to do what you love every single day!
You can do this! I have done it and I am helping others do it too!
Join Music Career Kickstarter today and together we can make an impact on the music world!
Your music career coach & friend,
"Being an independent artist, I struggle with things like not knowing how the industry works and how to present myself to my fans and also industry professionals. It feels overwhelming when there are so many things you need to think about. Music Career Kickstarter made a lot of things clearer for me. It’s like a roadmap for professional musicians. I like how Kristy has a down-to-earth teaching style. She gives you enough information to get you going without getting too technical. There was a module on creating your own brand that really helped me to see myself as a business where I AM the product. That mindset gave me a lot of clarity as someone looking to make a living as a professional musician. Now, I’m more motivated than ever to make my musical dreams a reality!"
See what industry experts have to say about Music Career Kickstarter...
Perrin Finlay-Brown - Market The Music
(Music Marketing Specialist)
“Shape Music is a godsend for artists starting out on their recording career. It’s value-packed and a tiny investment, in the context of the marathon that is a career in music. There are so many ways to fail before you even begin in this industry. The advice in this course is highly practical, down to earth, and personal. Kristy has felt the pain, made the mistakes, and found her way to an enduring career as a professional musician. You would be mad not to benefit from her experience, and fast track your career.”
Kris Katsanis - KrisKat Publicity
"I’ve seen many courses for the business side of the music industry but nothing quite like this. A very helpful tool for any artist starting out especially because it’s so easy to understand, invaluable tips are provided plus a straight-forward path for you to follow. The business side of our industry can be quite overwhelming but not with this course – I wouldn’t recommend something if I didn’t think it was high quality."
Simon Johnson - Hillbilly Hut
“This course is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about writing, recording and promoting their music. The platform and course structure is really easy to use and follow along with Kristy’s years of experience and expertise help to distil these ideas into actionable steps that will make a huge difference to up and coming artists looking to be more actively involved in their music careers.”
P.S. Don't forget that when you join Music Career Kickstarter, you are joining risk-free which means you have a full 30 days to implement the course, work on your career and see if it's a good fit for you. I know it's crazy! But I have been in your shoes before, and I want to see you succeed.
I have put this system together for you based on my 25 years in the music industry. This information cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars, and it wasn't wrapped neatly in a bow like this.
Believe in you! Invest in you! Go for your dreams and build a career that will allow you to do something you love each and every single day, something that will keep your beautiful, creative brain excited.
I'll see ya inside!