Maximize Your Growth With These Books (My 2017 Reading List Picks)

You’ve gotten through this year with a lot of lessons learned. I can certainly attest to learning much from life, people, and reflection. Books have also been an incredible teacher. As I think about some of the best growth that’s come from reading, I want to share my reading list top picks from 2017 so …

How To Get Better & Paid Gigs With Roberto Hernandez

Is it strange or interesting to find another drummer on the podcast? We’re just multifaceted artists, not just musicians with sticks who like to hit things, ha! I was intrigued by Roberto Hernandez from the first message he sent me. Perhaps that’s because he chose one of the most unique ways to introduce himself. Instead …

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Which Specifics Lead To Getting Radio Airplay & Reviews

Here’s a little secret about how to get media to¬† open your emails that lead to them actually being read and replied to. Trust me, it’s not sending a blanket message you write one time that says everything you could ever say about your music or your band. Cold pitch emails are absolute crap and …

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How The Stories You Believe Lead To The Impact You Have

When I was a little kid I wanted to be Superman. Superman made an impact. He was unstoppable, invincible and incredibly powerful. I was not. On the contrary, I’ve always had a small frame. Skinny, scrawny, short. These were ready adjectives you could identify me with. Still can. I didn’t want to be Superman because …

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Jeremy Young Teaches Music & Collaboration In Podcast

Education for musicians and creative entrepreneurs is at an all-time high. There are multiple courses, books, seminars, trainings, workshops, blogs and everything in between for all of us to become the finest, brightest, and best at our creative endeavors. Jeremy Young is one such educator. A musician, blogger, and education specialist with Soundfly, Jeremy has …

How 34 Taught Me To Embrace Failure

How 34 Taught Me To Embrace Failure

You may be wondering who or what “34” is. That’s a good question. I’ve been pretty fond of 34 for about a year. The reason: It’s my age (until Wednesday this week). It was also the number of Hakeem Olajuwon, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and Bo Jackson (the greatest athlete ever, in my opinion, and …

Mark Steiner On How To Build A Successful Company

Mark Steiner On How To Build A Successful Company

In the 16 years I’ve worked with for profit and nonprofit businesses, particularly in radio, media, and the entertainment industry. There are a few key things that make for thriving organizations. I knew from the first conversation I had with Mark Steiner at GigSalad that he had cracked the code too. In this podcast episode …

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 …

3 Ways To Growth Hack Music Success With Jon Nastor

3 Ways To Growth Hack Music Success With Jon Nastor

Every now and then the “recommended” notification on Twitter will suggest someone to you who is actually a good fit. A few months back, the recommendation was for Jon Nastor. After looking at his profile and seeing that he’s a drummer, and entrepreneur, and an author, I had to see what this guy was about. …

Rachael Yamagata Shares Love & Music Entrepreneur Help

Rachael Yamagata Shares Love & Music Entrepreneur Help

I have to admit to having some excitement about this podcast episode. I’ve been a big fan of Rachael Yamagata‘s music for a long time. Going back at least to 2003 when I first heard her self-titled EP and then in ’04 with the release of Happenstance. Great musicians write songs that connect with our …