Insights From The Musician’s Webman Andrew Apanov

Insights From The Musician’s Webman Andrew Apanov

In the digital age, we’re not limited to location for who we can learn from or be aided by. One of my favorite people doing great things for musicians is Andrew Apanov. Based out of Poland, Andrew’s platform Dotted Music is a great resource for all things digital and web for musicians. His blog is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Why I Work With Musicians & Entrepreneurs As A Coach

Why I Work With Musicians & Entrepreneurs As A Coach

Remember wanting to be cool when you were younger in grade school? As I get older, the desire to be cool in the eyes of other people still lingers but it’s not near as strong as it was in an earlier time in my life. Part of that change is due to age, and hopefully …

William Fitzsimmons, the DIY Artist Route, And You

William Fitzsimmons, the DIY Artist Route, And You

Don’t you love how an experience can teach you things you didn’t exactly ask for, all in a good way? I find myself here a lot, but only when I’m conscious of it. Sometimes that experience is watching a movie, or reading a book, or even having a conversation with someone. In the process of …

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 …

Quality Issue With Radio And Music

Quality Issue With Radio And Music

Today I’m going to give you Keys To The Having Remarkable Sound. Radio wants good sound. I’m going to reiterate that a bit here but dive deeper into the elements of that sound beyond just the production. But production is where we start. Sound quality is the number 1 requirement for station managers and program …

3 Paths Of Help For Songwriters

3 Paths Of Help For Songwriters

The music industry is ever changing for emerging songwriters and artists who are trying to navigate their next steps, any help you can get is greatly appreciated. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great individuals in this business who are successful in different ends of it. Fortunately for us, they also have blogs …

A Little Introduction

A Little Introduction

Music is a really big industry, and there are many components to it. Like most really big industries, there are several avenues that you can take to have a career and be profitable. There is also a LOT of competition. If you spend any amount of time online, you see posts about bands and musicians, …