How Radio Promotion Is Done Right With Jesse Barnett

How Radio Promotion Is Done Right With Jesse Barnett

Being a radio host, I’m plugged into different parts of this industry. I’m connected to radio stations, artists, managers, radio promoters, and listeners alike. I see things from the perspective of a radio station manager, music director, program host, and curator when it comes to music submissions. I do also see things from the perspective …

Bird Thomas On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

Bird Thomas On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

The DIY Artist Route Podcast continues on in 2016 and I’m so excited to present this conversation with you. Bird Thomas is one of my dearest friends who also embodies strengths that I am inspired by regarding connecting with people. To put it simply, Bird is a very uncommon person. You can generally tell when …

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 …

Jerzy Jung, The DIY Artist Route And You

Jerzy Jung, The DIY Artist Route And You

Jerzy Jung embodies everything you can imagine for a DIY artist. She is a musician, actress, music teacher, and practitioner of the golden rule. Her songwriting is comparable to that of Regina Spektor in how she takes common, everyday elements and pieces them together to tell a much bigger story. Her song Black Dress/White Dress …

Learn Community Building From The Beach

Learn Community Building From The Beach

My wife and I returned from a much needed vacation recently that took us to the Caribbean. In our hustle-and-bustle of self-employment, we hadn’t taken much time to be with each other and had started to feel the connection that we’ve had lose some of its strength. So, after months of planning, Mrs. Smith and …

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 …

Is Real Success In Building A Community Or An Empire

Is Real Success In Building A Community Or An Empire

Which would you rather build, a community OR an empire? Essentially that’s the distinction you have to determine as you set out to build anything, be it your own business or enterprise, your artistic/musical endeavor, entrepreneurial platform, nonprofit organization or a location of existence (be it church, city council, group, or place of residence). Yes, …

The DIY Artist Route & You Episode 6: Liza Wisner

The DIY Artist Route & You Episode 6: Liza Wisner

The DIY Artist Route & You series continues with a colleague who I’m becoming better associated and friends with, Liza Wisner. Liza is an amazing and passionate entrepreneur with a heart for helping to build strong communities where education and opportunity are available to everyone. I first was introduced to Liza as a radio guest …

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 …