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 …

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 …

Jay Coyle Preaches Gospel Of SuperFans For Musicians

Jay Coyle Preaches Gospel Of SuperFans For Musicians

Superfans are the gold mine for musicians and anyone trying to build a successful career. These are the passionate individuals who go out of their way to buy all of your work, put your posters on their walls (or make their own posters if you don’t have them for sale), and share everything you do …

Why Friends Can Ask For Gold But Strangers Can’t

Why Friends Can Ask For Gold But Strangers Can’t

 “Check out my new song!”  How many times have I read that line? Too many. And the people asking me to do this are complete strangers. Why should I? I sound like a jerk, don’t I? Forgive me. But here’s something you need to consider before you post a “Check out my (whatever you want …

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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 …

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 …

Justin Wayne On The DIY Artist Route

Justin Wayne On The DIY Artist Route

Indie radio show host and podcast creator Justin Wayne joined me for a fantastic conversation about music, the indie music revolution, success for indie and DIY musicians and more. He and I share a lot in common including creating music platforms that have grown tremendously over the years. Justin even has an “associate producer” named …

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 …