Be A Badass Like Batman In Building Connections

It’s no secret that I’m a super hero super-fan. Batman in particular takes the cake for me. I’m a Batman mega-fan especially in films. In particular, the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy are some of my all-time favorite movies. And yes, Christian Bale is my Batman. But there are also some powerful things we can …

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Rob Lawrence Reveals How Your Next Media Interview Wins New Fans

Are you using interviews to gain more fans? Whether it’s a media interview on a blog, a podcast, a radio show, or other platform, there are some specific steps you can take to ensure that interview not only gains you attention. It can also win you new fans. How do you do that? It’s a …

Shaine Freeman On Why Connections Must Know You Back

Shaine Freeman On Why Connections Must Know You Back

Listen/Download the Podcast conversation here: Shaine Freeman is a really good example of people who value connections. As a musician, you’ve heard a whole lot of people talk about why you need to build your contact list, grow your connections with people in the music industry as well as your fan base, and why “who …

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Why Friends Can Ask For Gold But Strangers Can’t

 “Check out my new song! Check out my new video! Check out my new……(fill in the blank)!” How many times have I read that line? Too many. You’ve seen this too on social media. Here’s the thing, we want people to embrace the work we’ve spent our time, energy, money, and focus on. But when …

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Have A Conversation And Make A Ruckus With Seth Godin

As a relationship builder, it’s a dream to try to have a conversation with someone you think is so huge you’ll never get to talk with them. Recently, a good friend challenged me to give it a go anyways. He told me to pick someone I think is so successful and famous, it’d be extremely …

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 …

Benji Rogers, The DIY Artist Route & You

Benji Rogers, The DIY Artist Route & You

Episode 8: Benji Rogers by D Grant Smith on Mixcloud   If you want real success in the creative industries, music in particular, you’ve got to aim your audience growth at connecting with a particular type of fan. You want the diehard, passionate superfan who will break their bank (and their backs) to support your …

The Art Of Asking Is Community Building Manifesto

The Art Of Asking Is Community Building Manifesto

I’ve known the name Amanda Palmer for several years. I’ve known some of the music of Amanda Palmer for about the same amount of time. But after viewing her Ted Talk from 2013, I had to read her book The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Helpbecause her talk …