Sometimes When You Need Just A Little Encouragement

Sometimes When You Need Just A Little Encouragement

It’s the start of a new year. Most of us are busy setting to work on getting things really going so that we can achieve our New Year’s Resolutions, or more practically that goals we set to build on last year’s victories. Are you with me on this? Here’s something that keeps popping up here …

Why Milestones Are How We Reach Our Dreams

Why Milestones Are How We Reach Our Dreams

Vision. Milestones. Perspective. Looking forward to the future and doing a combination of goal-setting and forecasting of what lies ahead, taking into account outside influences and things you have absolutely no control over. Looking at the big picture and the future of what lies ahead, combined with the aforementioned goal setting, is one of my …

How To Submit Music To Radio That Gains Airplay

How To Submit Music To Radio That Gains Airplay

Radio Submissions That Get Airplay And Grow Your Fan Base Music Submissions. They’re available everywhere but getting a station or program to play your music isn’t a walk in the park. Here’s how to know what to submit, what to leave out, and how to make your submission the most effective it can be. As …

Lessons Learned In Crowdfunding

Two months ago I launched my first ever crowdfunding campaign. It was, to say the least, an adventure. It was also a big learning experience in both communications, outreach, community building and fundraising. I thought I was pretty good with at least 2 of those 4 categories, and I did learn new things in each …

How To Have Music And Business Sales Success

How To Have Music And Business Sales Success

First things first, if you haven’t experienced the brilliance of RSA Shorts, head over to their Youtube page (which also has their full length video speakers, all are excellent). The cartoon presentation of these clips from great speeches is something that needs to be shared in classrooms, boardrooms, living rooms and anywhere else where problem-solving …

The Power Of A Super Fan For Your Music

When you think of one of your Super Fan, who comes to mind? Are there attributes of this person that you can identify? It’s important to recognize one very important characteristic to this person so that you can fully appreciate the impact they have on your music. It has everything to do with choice, selection …

Community Is The #1 Key To Ongoing Success

Community Is The #1 Key To Ongoing Success

When you begin something new, you’re always on the lookout for keys to make “the new” work better and grow. That’s inherent to the process of creating and building. Once you’ve been doing something for a while, you amend your processes to be more efficient and operate better. And after building something for a long …

How To Get A Response From Your Radio Submission

How To Get A Response From Your Radio Submission

You’ve sent your music submissions out to radio in the hopes that your music will get picked up and carried on radio stations, music programs and other media. Now what? The NEXT STEP is something a lot of artists don’t do. Honestly, the next step is the best part of the submission process. It shows …

Debunking When Musicians Say They Can Grow Without Radio Airplay

Debunking When Musicians Say They Can Grow Without Radio Airplay

There’s a “music guru” out there saying that he made music that charted in the Top 5 of iTunes and sold a million albums, all without radio airplay. I hope that’s true, because it’d be terrible to promote that and it not be real. Still, I question the validity of something that rare. “What if …

Chandler Coyle, The DIY Artist Route And You

Chandler Coyle, The DIY Artist Route And You

The DIY Artist Route has taken on a new life. This time, instead of talking with a musician I decided to get some perspective off the beaten path. Chandler Coyle is a music industry expert. He has decades of experience in helping musicians in a variety of ways, from website building to marketing. He is …