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How To Get Better Gigs With Help From Dave Ruch

Every musician wants to get more gigs, book better venues and be able to perform regularly. Performing for some artists is one of the main methods for profiting from the business of being a musician. However, getting gigs is getting harder and harder. Fortunately for all of us, there’s Dave Ruch. Dave Ruch Is Great …

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Why Culture Determines Your Growth & Success

There are so many areas in our world that we blame our culture on. The perpetual violence in the US, especially in places where children or minorities are the victims, leads to division among our own people. When we look deeper into the causes of these problems, a destructive culture is at the root. How …

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 …

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 …

James Moore Joins The DIY Artist Route With PR Tips

James Moore Joins The DIY Artist Route With PR Tips

“A lot of artists, if they don’t know how to do something, they find some sort of ideological reason not to do it, and that holds them up. You do need to take that leap. Learn about it instead of complain about it.” -James Moore, Independent Music Promotions PR is a buzzword in some business …

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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 …

Why We’re Already In The Zombie Apocalypse

Why We’re Already In The Zombie Apocalypse

You have a band and a fan base that is supportive of your music. Excellent. But you hear news and industry reports that music sales are down, that music streaming is rising and that more and more people are consuming music yet not buying it. We’re already living in the zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead …

What Happens When Your Dreams Change Shape

I’ve noticed that our dreams aren’t always permanent things. They can change. Dreams changing shape or mutating into new things is good, not something that should make you nervous. I’ve heard people say with alarm, “But I used to want to do this thing with all my heart but I don’t know if I want …

Is Real Success In Building A Community Or An Empire

Is Real Success In Building A Community Or An Empire

Which would you rather build, a community OR an empire? Essentially that’s the distinction you have to determine as you set out to build anything, be it your own business or enterprise, your artistic/musical endeavor, entrepreneurial platform, nonprofit organization or a location of existence (be it church, city council, group, or place of residence). Yes, …

The Changing Attitudes Of Real Music Fans

The Changing Attitudes Of Real Music Fans

As I get older, I realize that my preferences for music enjoyment have shifted. I’m not just talking about a changing attitude towards certain genres but also the way music impacts me. Strangely enough, an old friend from college posted something similar on his Facebook page, which lead to a long thread of several people …