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I’m Avoiding Shortcuts (And Why You Should Too)

The “Get Rich Quick” ideal has seeped into far too many areas and realms of our collective mindsets, at times without our knowledge. We now have an app for nearly every and any need possible, which presents a work-around to many of the real and necessary processes in life. We imagine that the success of …

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A Mentor Is Many Great Things

I asked a group of individuals and  professionals what they think of when they think of a MENTOR. This was their response. None of it is negative. All statements are measures of greatness. Guidance Present Humble Helper Support Liberator Guide Teacher Wisdom Non-Judgemental Knowledgeable Compassionate Sharing Age-less Experienced In Overcoming Particular Challenges/Obstacles A mentor is …

Why CD WareHouse Has The Magic For Unsigned Musicians
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Why CD WareHouse Has The Magic For Unsigned Musicians

Musicians and artists, where are you selling your music? That’s a question I ask artists both solo and in bands all the time. The #1 answer I get is not the best one. The response I get is that they’ve got songs on iTunes and Amazon (both great sources to sell) and some offer music …

How Musicians Can Learn From Recent Oil Industry Breakdown
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How Musicians Can Learn From Recent Oil Industry Breakdown

For Texans, the oil industry has a strong connection and influence in just about all realms of business. I live in West Texas, both the region and the area as it is referenced. Sandwiched nearly in the middle of Dallas/Ft. Worth and Midland/Odessa, our economy has been greatly impacted by the shale oil boom of …

Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus
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Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus

It’s becoming increasingly harder to get things done with the number of messages, emails, social engagement posts, and other content all targeting us with headlines that offer something we think we need (or worse, something we think we want). How to gain more money through your network, how to improve your booking and sales, to …

Why Focused Audience Growth Is Essential
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Why Focused Audience Growth Is Essential

Every musician is trying to grow their audience size with everything they do. This is especially true with posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email messages. For those of us who work in media, we get constant messages from bands promoting their music. Why? The confusion many artists have with what they perceive as audience …

How To Promote Your Music With No Money
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How To Promote Your Music With No Money

Hey indie musicians and emerging artists starting out: Read and Engage with Small Business Media. Why? Because that’s what you are, a small business. You have a custom product (you and your creative work) that you are trying to market and sell to people across your region, state and country. Guess what? You’re a Small …

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Why Having The Right Attitude Is The Key To Success

We tend to think of the elusive thing called “success” in loose terms. Money. Acclaim. Notoriety. Fame. In a holistic sense, success can be defined as freedom in every area of your life from finances to relationships, business to fun. What is your attitude on success? If you find yourself in a place of comparing …

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Privacy Policy Our Privacy Policy was last updated and posted on 21 May 2015. It governs the privacy terms of our Website, located at http://dgrantsmith.com, http://indieradiocourse.com, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, “Website”), as owned and operated by D Grant Smith. Any capitalized terms not defined in our Privacy Policy, have the …