Tired of settling for less as a working musician? I will help you attract more opportunities to increase your income and impact.

Through twenty years-plus in the music industry, after experiencing my share of struggles, I’ve succeeded by studying and applying fundamental sales skills and business strategies.

After watching so many musicians suffer from a lack of these strategies and skills, I created Music Biz Mastermind, a month-long coaching course combining one-to-one support, personalized feedback, and accountability, to help musicians take their careers to the next level.

In the last two years I’ve coached over 60 professional musicians, many of whom have seen huge results.

If you act now, I’ll give you 30 minutes of my time and advice, with no strings attached. If nothing else has worked for you, and you want to make a change, I recommend you take me up on the offer.


Here is what some of our grads have to say:

“There is literally no one I know who has studied the business of music more thoroughly than Christian. He is not only a master musician; he is one of the most knowledgeable people you’ll ever meet regarding how to make a living as a performer.”

Joel Harrison – Guggenheim recipient, composer, guitarist (NYC) 

“The best part of your course is that I really put a microscope on what I was doing and thought about how I could be more focused, better with time management, creating less headaches and more money. I’m so glad I gave myself the opportunity to learn from you and others in this group.”

Natalie Brown – teacher, performer, composer (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)


  There’s one way to reliably grow your business.

Offer your services to the right people, appropriately, consistently, and persistently, over time. Then deliver on your promises.

It sounds simple but it’s hard to do. Those who do it well succeed. 

You can get all the information you need to grow a business on the internet, for free. What you won’t get is personalized feedback and accountability. Without structured feedback and accountability most people don’t succeed at doing, or changing, anything.

Think about it. Anyone can get information online about how to play an instrument, or music theory. But most musicians don’t do it that way. They take private lessons or go to school- for structured, step by step curriculum, personalized support and accountability.

Most people join gyms, and then don’t go. People who invest in a trainer go to the gym and get fit.

The trap of “Just be a better musician…

Many musicians get sucked into the trap of thinking they just need to get better at their craft to generate more work. 

The problem with this theory is that plenty of musicians less talented than you are making tons of money and plenty of amazing musicians aren’t.



There’s a difference between doing your craft and running a business related to your craft. Skill at your craft matters, but the strength of your sales campaign matters as much or more. 

Consider that 8 out of 10 restaurants fail, not because their food is bad, but because chefs rely on culinary skills instead of a strong business plan.

music-business-workshop-christian-howes-creative-stringsMost musicians, like chefs, spent time on their craft. The ones who focus on running a business succeed. Business comes down to knowledge, skills, and practice, (just like music). When you start doing the things that will grow your business, instead of shedding in the practice room, your business will grow, and you’ll get better on the gig.

About the Course christian-howes-music-business-copy– Music Business Mastermind (5.0) with Christian Howes

The 30-day course is limited to 20 musicians who are ready to take consistent action to create a burst of growth in their business.

We’ll set specific outcomes you want to achieve in the beginning, and achieve them by the end.



What you’ll get:

  • The core content (PDF, video and audio trainings) will outline clear steps for you to clarify goals, improve marketing materials, create a specific action plan, and execute. It includes detailed strategies and tactics to help you create results.  
  • Four live online group mastermind calls (replays will be made available)
  • Accountability through peer-to-peer support and networking with motivated influencers in the music industry.
  • Two 30 minute personal coaching calls with me (plus one extra if you sign up below for the free call)
  • Exclusive membership to Facebook secret group  
  • Time lined assignments
  • 24/7 email support from me – I will be 100% accountable to you 24/7 (excluding weekends) as your personal coach.

Value: The value of this experience is exponentially greater than the investment. (Two gigs alone will cover tuition.) Not only will your income grow, but you will be able to minimize stress, eliminate overwhelm, and create more impact throughout the rest of your career. The skills and  knowledge you gain will be priceless. If you’re tired of settling for less and you want to make more money, make a bigger impact, or get more of the types of gigs you enjoy, take me up on my free call offer while avails last.

I’ll discuss your business with you and give you some immediately actionable feedback. If you’re not blown away, there’s no obligation. Schedule your call now here:

About Christian Howes

Christian Howes is a classically trained jazz violinist, producer, composer, 7167032613_ec15940b23_k-smalleducator, and music business entrepreneur. Voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), he’s received several prestigious grant awards and collaborated with the U.S. State department.  His 2013 album, “Southern Exposure” led to a six-night run at Lincoln Center, and his 14th album, “American Spirit”, was named by the Huffington Post among the “Best Jazz Albums of 2015”.  Howes is the founder of “Creative Strings“, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to expand music education via online curriculum, an annual summer conference, and over 50 school visits annually.


Over 26 years, Christian has worked in the following areas of the music business:
Orchestral musician, bandleader, booking agent, manager, speaker, clinician, camp/festival director, concert promoter, first-call sideman in NYC, in-demand session player, Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, producer, author, arranger, publisher, founder of subscription-based online lessons program garnering over 1,000 paid members, non-profit founder and Executive Director, composer, and private teacher.


elle-shimada-music-business-workshop“ After meeting Chris, I have seen some big changes with a ‘let’s make shit happen!’ attitude. In Melbourne I had my first summer as a consistent session musician. In Tokyo I decided to work on a solo project. You’ve completely changed my relationship with the violin.  Thank you so much for constantly being such a positive influence on my life with the amazing lessons you give with so much love and passion!”    

Elle Shimada, Musician (Tokyo and Melbourne)



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