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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 …

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Creative PR Tools For Growth With Angela Mastrogiacomo

The latest episode of the DIY Artist Route Podcast is here! And it features none other than my good friend Angela Mastrogiacomo. Aside from being one of the most inspiring and kick-ass people I know, Angela excels at the real heart of PR and marketing work: relationship building. That’s why I had to have her …

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3 Simple Keys To Music Success With Rodney Holder

Music Business Keys To Success with Rodney Holder When it comes to business success, the entrepreneur path is essential. Most musicians are recognizing that more and more as time goes by. One of the premier places where musicians have experienced insights into how to take their careers to new levels was the Music Launch Summit, …

Steve Palfreyman Shares 3 Keys To Success For Musicians & Creative Businesses

Steve Palfreyman Shares 3 Keys To Success For Musicians & Creative Businesses

I’ve known Steve Palfreyman for a long time. Honestly, he’s a good friend and mentor, which is why having him on the DIY Artist Route Podcast is such an honor. He and I share a lot of the same ethos, our philosophies and ideas on how to grow and build are similar and synced in …

Grow Your Online Audience With Help From Brandon Gaille

Grow Your Online Audience With Help From Brandon Gaille

Brandon Gaille is an inspirational dude. I’m drawn to folks who overcome obstacles, and Brandon certainly has overcome much in his quest for success. One big thing he’s faced and risen above is being bullied every single day as a kid. For someone who faced some bullying in my youth, I never dealt with the …

If The Internet Broke Today Would You Survive?

Previously I talked about the cattle herding going on in the digital space of online marketing. The cattle drive is an analogy of following trends that internet marketing (so-called) experts are purposing on everyone who spends their energy online trying to grow their business. Projects are endless in number. The pursuit of metrics through numbers …

3 Ways Relationships Bring Return On Investment

3 Ways Relationships Bring Return On Investment

In the business world, everything you do needs to produce an ROI (Return On Investment). The same is true with creative business endeavors like music and artistry. One big thing that creates the most return is investing in relationship growth. We all have goals for our success. Growth is a part of that. When I …

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Have A Conversation And Make A Ruckus With Seth Godin

As a relationship builder, it’s a dream to try to have a conversation with someone you think is so huge you’ll never get to talk with them. Recently, a good friend challenged me to give it a go anyways. He told me to pick someone I think is so successful and famous, it’d be extremely …

Book List: The Top 13 Books I Read This Year

Book List: The Top 13 Books I Read This Year

After an inspiration from one of the authors you’ll read about soon, I’ve made my first ever book list. I read a lot of books in 2015. These are the best ones of the pack, most of which are Business and Self-Help books with a few biographies and memoirs. There are affiliate links presented here …

Chandler Coyle, The DIY Artist Route And You

Chandler Coyle, The DIY Artist Route And You

The DIY Artist Route has taken on a new life. This time, instead of talking with a musician I decided to get some perspective off the beaten path. Chandler Coyle is a music industry expert. He has decades of experience in helping musicians in a variety of ways, from website building to marketing. He is …