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, …

Radio Submission Insights For DIY Artists

Radio Submission Insights For DIY Artists

Radio airplay is a very important part of marketing music to grow your audience, increase your awareness in a growing music world, and help sell more music. It’s also something that many artists don’t understand from a big-picture perspective. Most artists know that they need to find opportunities to get their music in front of …

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 …

What Successful Musicians Do

What Successful Musicians Do

The easiest way to see where to apply insights learned, or to know exactly where to put your focus on achieving the success you want is to narrow down your choices. There are an endless amount of individual ways you can improve and grow at any given time. The 10 Ways To Do  This Or …

I’m Avoiding Shortcuts (And Why You Should Too)

The “Get Rich Quick” ideal has seeped into far too many areas and realms of our collective mindsets, at times without our knowledge. We now have an app for nearly every and any need possible, which presents a work-around to many of the real and necessary processes in life. We imagine that the success 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 …

Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus

Reach Your Goals By Narrowing Your Focus

It’s becoming increasingly harder to get things done with the number of messages, emails, social engagement posts, and other content all targeting us with headlines that offer something we think we need (or worse, something we think we want). How to gain more money through your network, how to improve your booking and sales, to …

How To Promote Your Music With No Money

How To Promote Your Music With No Money

Hey indie musicians and emerging artists starting out: Read and Engage with Small Business Media. Why? Because that’s what you are, a small business. You have a custom product (you and your creative work) that you are trying to market and sell to people across your region, state and country. Guess what? You’re a Small …

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 …