Be A Badass Like Batman In Building Connections

It’s no secret that I’m a super hero super-fan. Batman in particular takes the cake for me. I’m a Batman mega-fan especially in films. In particular, the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy are some of my all-time favorite movies. And yes, Christian Bale is my Batman. But there are also some powerful things we can …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jay Coyle Preaches Gospel Of SuperFans For Musicians

Jay Coyle Preaches Gospel Of SuperFans For Musicians

Superfans are the gold mine for musicians and anyone trying to build a successful career. These are the passionate individuals who go out of their way to buy all of your work, put your posters on their walls (or make their own posters if you don’t have them for sale), and share everything you do …

Michael Brandvold On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

Michael Brandvold On The DIY Artist Route Podcast

I was captivated by the title “Michael Brandvold shares 25 lessons he learned working with KISS.” Reading his short Ebook (free on his website) and then hearing his Music Biz Weekly podcast, I was intrigued. “I have to have this guy on the DIY Artist Route Podcast,” I said to myself. Here we are. Michael …

Justin Wayne On The DIY Artist Route

Justin Wayne On The DIY Artist Route

Indie radio show host and podcast creator Justin Wayne joined me for a fantastic conversation about music, the indie music revolution, success for indie and DIY musicians and more. He and I share a lot in common including creating music platforms that have grown tremendously over the years. Justin even has an “associate producer” named …

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 …

Essential Music Promotion Keys Guide

Essential Music Promotion Keys Guide

(This info graphic is much larger with links to pieces that help you. Download it below.) For DIY musicians and unsigned bands, there are so many marketing and promotion pieces that seem essential to your growth. Does it seem overwhelming?  The sheer volume (no pun intended) of things you’re told to keep up with as …

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 …