Grow More Love, Peace, And Happiness By Letting Go

We all want to have happy, healthy relationships in our lives. Too often we try to make relationships work by controlling other people. Because issues that create pain cause us to lose what we hold so close. Yet it’s interesting how letting go creates more of what we want than holding tightly does. In every …

Success In Music & Business Is In The Knowing Relationship

Success In Music & Business Is In The Knowing Relationship

The music industry is just like any business. It’s relationship driven. Go to Hollywood and the people who continue to grow and land new opportunities are the ones utilizing their relationship connections. The tech world is the same. So are most business industries. The knowing is where the secret sauce of success is. Why then …

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 …

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 …

Determine What Leadership Truly Is

Determine What Leadership Truly Is

What is leadership? This notion of what it means to truly lead has been something I’ve dissected, discussed, studied and contemplated for many years. The older I get, and the more I experience good and bad leaders, the more I understand about how leadership works effectively, what kinds of leaders I learn and gain the …

How Strengthening Your Core Audience Creates Real Success

How Strengthening Your Core Audience Creates Real Success

One of my favorite lines from Michael Scott (played by Steve Carrel) of the NBC TV Show The Office is when he’s trying to explain to Oscar why he spent $1200 on a piece of fitness equipment. It’s a Core Blaster Extreme. Scott says: “That is by far, the best way to strengthen your core. …

Following This Twitter Trend Will Burn Bridges

Following This Twitter Trend Will Burn Bridges

“Twitter Tip: Keep tagging the same person in a post that you make every single day with a link from 9 months ago to boost your site traffic.” That’s not really a Twitter tip, but there are people who are following this course of action every day. It’s certainly a way to burn bridges quickly …

Communication Breakdowns Are The Same

Communication Breakdowns Are The Same

Our failure to communicate well with each other leads to relationship breakdowns in every circle we are in: Roommate Families Spouse/Significant Other Co-worker/Employer Associates/Colleagues Band Member/Producer Musicians should key in on the last listed category. Maybe Robert Plant was right  in more ways that one. Most often our failure TO communicate is the problem, not …

Keep Your Music Submission Email From Looking Like Spam

Keep Your Music Submission Email From Looking Like Spam

 Many artists present their music messaging/submissions as a Spam-A-Lot special. Many PR firms for radio do the same thing. The result is your music doesn’t get heard by the people you are trying to reach. Here’s how to change that: When you don’t know someone, the way you communicate with them matters. How you put …