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Which Specifics Lead To Getting Radio Airplay & Reviews

Here’s a little secret about how to get media to  open your emails that lead to them actually being read and replied to. Trust me, it’s not sending a blanket message you write one time that says everything you could ever say about your music or your band. Cold pitch emails are absolute crap and …

How To Use Experience & Training For Maximum Impact

How To Use Experience & Training For Maximum Impact

Experience Still Matters. Here’s Why You used to have to go to college or attend a seminar to get the education that’s now available online at a fraction-of-a-fraction of the cost. However, education alone won’t make you successful, no matter what field you’re in. Experience provides the testing ground to put education to work. This …

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How To Get Solid Radio Airplay The Right Way

This blog article is also published on Dotted Music. Musicians submit music to radio on a daily basis. Many of these music submissions to radio go ignored. Here’s how to submit music to radio that really works. Secrets To Music Submissions To Radio Stations Getting radio airplay isn’t a dice roll and it’s not a …

Insights From The Musician’s Webman Andrew Apanov

Insights From The Musician’s Webman Andrew Apanov

In the digital age, we’re not limited to location for who we can learn from or be aided by. One of my favorite people doing great things for musicians is Andrew Apanov. Based out of Poland, Andrew’s platform Dotted Music is a great resource for all things digital and web for musicians. His blog is …

Learn How To Get Radio Airplay The Right Way

Learn How To Get Radio Airplay The Right Way

In the video there’s a bit of role-playing through examples to illustrate the method explained here in this blog. Many artists reach out to me on how to get radio airplay. It’s a big subject that confuses DIY musicians because music submission to radio is so common, but getting accepted isn’t. I’ve set out to …

Michael Brandvold On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

Michael Brandvold On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

I was captivated by the title “Michael Brandvold shares 25 lessons he learned working with KISS.” Reading his short Ebook (free on his website) and then hearing his Music Biz Weekly podcast, I was intrigued. “I have to have this guy on the DIY Artist Route Podcast,” I said to myself. Here we are. Michael …

Make Your Radio Submission Count With This Strategy

Make Your Radio Submission Count With This Strategy

Radio submission is a big part of the growth of any musician. As a radio program host (and music curator), I get a LOT of music submissions and people asking for feature on The Appetizer Radio Show. It’s really a great opportunity for us as a radio program to connect with new artists across the …

Why Musicians Don’t Need A Label For Music Growth

Why Musicians Don’t Need A Label For Music Growth

“If I can just get signed to a label then I’ll be able to get my music out to more people and finally build my fan base.” I’ve heard this phrase (in a few iterations) countless times in the past year alone. Here’s the thing: a label might save you a little bit of time …

Essential Music Promotion Keys Guide

Essential Music Promotion Keys Guide

(This info graphic is much larger with links to pieces that help you. Download it below.) For DIY musicians and unsigned bands, there are so many marketing and promotion pieces that seem essential to your growth. Does it seem overwhelming?  The sheer volume (no pun intended) of things you’re told to keep up with as …