The First 4 Steps to Becoming a Successful Artist
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The First 4 Steps to Becoming a Successful Artist

Making Your Calling Your Career
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the 4 main key points experts use to create success in a creative industry
  • Declare your specific goals in order to create a successful game plan
  • Learn key words you will need to understand in order to take your business into your own hands
  • Prepare yourself to "undo" what you think you know, and stop making the same mistakes
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  • We strongly suggest students print the attached resources, which were designed so you can physically write down certain answers to questions, organize your goals, chronicle your growth, and use as a reference during and after the course.
  • Students will need an open mind, a humble attitude, passion for their craft, and the desire to make a living from their art.

We know you didn't get into your art for the money. BUT, we know you want to make a living doing what you love. Why? Because it's fulfilling! Learn how a broke musician turned his strengths into a multi-million dollar success story using proven entrepreneurial strategy. 

In Chapter 1 (part 1 of the FIND series from IDA Program) Passion vs Calling, hugely successful entrepreneur and IDA mentor, David Frangioni, co-hosted by IDA creative director, Liza Quin, take you through David's tried and true concepts of mindset, connecting (or reconnecting) with your passion vs. calling, and the practice of self awareness and organization that will prepare you to plan an effective strategy.  Also, learn useful terminology that will help you learn your business. Start building your game plan for success.  Remember: Hard work means nothing if you're not seeing results. 

F3 (FIND. FORGE. FULFILL) is a proven, self-help style entrepreneurial approach to success in your music career and, ultimately, your life, which allows you to learn and grow at your own pace and budget while you FIND, FORGE, and FULFILL your goals. Above you can preview the first webinar in the F3 series, which includes a bonus printable 17 pagebooklet to use as a guide, reference, and progress journal.

Stay Tuned for the Rest of the F3 Series coming soon...


How much experience is required?

  • This course is for anyone from beginner to the seasoned professional looking to up their game. 

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone with the desire to take their career to another level.  
  • Anyone who wants to learn and be better at obtaining their dreams.
  • Anyone who feels the need to get “unstuck” in their music career and wants help getting on a guided path to success. 

What am I going to get from this entire courseware?

  • Completion of full F3 courseware automatically allows you a chance to submit your results for review by our A&R team for a chance at getting signed to IDA Records under ADA (WEA).   

  • ACCESS, GUIDANCE and EMPOWERMENT from industry professionals 

  • The control and flexibility to learn at your own pace and budget (for the price of a couple cups of coffee a month) 
  • Self awareness and self improvement tools 
  • A pdf downloadable infotainment booklet for you to chronicle your takeaway points and journal your process 
  • The keys to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking as an artist 
  • Tools to up your game plan and strategy 
  • Better understanding of digital branding, imaging and marketing for self promotion and follower growth 
  • Tools for songwriters to better their craft and understand publishing and digital content 

Who is the target audience?
  • independent artists
  • anyone who wants to be a professional singer
  • anyone who feels "stuck" in their music careers and in life
  • people interested in a music business career
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Curriculum For This Course
6 Lectures 31:37

A personal "thanks" from IDA co-creator, David, and creative dir. Liza. Plus, the #1 thing that can make or break you as an artist.

Preview 03:28

In this lecture you will be understanding how sometimes passion and calling can be different and still lead to successful, fulfilling results.  If you follow along with your downloadable workbook, you'll see this is the section where you can answer some questions that will help you dig a little deeper into the mindset necessary to start making the right moves.

Preview 08:13

Analysis and self awareness are a necessary first step in understanding what you can really excel at.  Being a sellable artist isn't just about one quality. It's about being self aware enough to engage people with the most captivating qualities you possess.  Remember, fans may like you, but super fans spend their money on you.  Here we will help you analyze what makes you most valuable to the right people.

In this lecture we also discuss the power of declaring your goals by deciding what they specifically are, organizing them, and writing them down in the section we've made available to you in your workbook. 

Preview 05:19

Here are a few key words you will need to understand and keep in mind as you proceed.


Now is your chance to reflect upon what you'd like to get out of this process so you can chronicle your journey and remember where you started.


I recap of what we've touched upon so far:

-Your self discovery


-strengths and weaknesses

-career goals


-game plan and strategy

About the Instructor
All Access IDA David Frangioni
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Entrepreneur, Engineer, Technologist, Audiologist, Author

About David:

Frangioni was a poor kid in Boston with a passion for drumming and a natural knack for music technology.  One day, that kid riding his drum kit around in his car that would stall at every light made his 1st batch of business cards with just a name and a phone number.  35 years, several multi-platinum albums, a best selling book, and multiple multimillion dollar self-started businesses later, David is sharing his success methods with you. Some credits include:

Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Shakira, Rascal Flatts, Sting, Cher, Robbie Williams and many others.