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Why Cold Pitch Emails Are The Bane Of Your Marketing & Don’t Work At All

Have you messaged a bunch of people to get them to follow you, read your work, listen to your new song, interview you, or jump on board your platform? Did you market a “powerful list” of contacts you got that was guaranteed to get you noticed? That kind of marketing is absolute shit. Seriously. It …

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Why The Essential Key To Success Is Playing The Long Game

Here’s a metaphoric epiphany on real growth and success I had recently that deals with football. To succeed in business and in life, you have to master the long game! In football, there’s a key reason that successful teams in pro football are always looking for a great quarterback. It’s more than just leadership. It’s …

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How To Avoid Failure With Your Networking For Real Growth

Networking. That thing marketing people to do connect with other people so they can grow their brands. That’s what you’re supposed to be doing when you go to conferences, meetups, and events, right? Traditional networking and the networking so many creatives and music-entrepreneurs (“musicpreneurs” as coined by my buddy Tommy Darker) do today are vastly …

Secrets To Media Coverage With Michael Zipursky

Secrets To Media Coverage With Michael Zipursky

  When I read someone with a massive influence talking about some of the same things I do, I take note. Michael Zipursky wrote a recent blog piece about how to get published in industry publications to boost your exposure. He’s been featured in big media platforms like Huffington Post, Fox News, American Express’ Open …

Why Having The Right Attitude Is The Key To Success

We tend to think of the elusive thing called “success” in loose terms. Money. Acclaim. Notoriety. Fame. In a holistic sense, success can be defined as freedom in every area of your life from finances to relationships, business to fun. What is your attitude on success? If you find yourself in a place of comparing …