True Success Occurs In Growing Your Roladex Garden

What if I told you that the real secrets to business growth, building a brand, growing an audience, and true success had more to do with farming than anything else? What if building a bond with someone while using your roladex could lead to real growth? All the focus on viral marketing or social media …

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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 …

How To Get Better & Paid Gigs With Roberto Hernandez

Is it strange or interesting to find another drummer on the podcast? We’re just multifaceted artists, not just musicians with sticks who like to hit things, ha! I was intrigued by Roberto Hernandez from the first message he sent me. Perhaps that’s because he chose one of the most unique ways to introduce himself. Instead …

Shaine Freeman On Why Connections Must Know You Back

Shaine Freeman On Why Connections Must Know You Back

Listen/Download the Podcast conversation here: Shaine Freeman is a really good example of people who value connections. As a musician, you’ve heard a whole lot of people talk about why you need to build your contact list, grow your connections with people in the music industry as well as your fan base, and why “who …

Music Entrepreneur & Super Fan Tom Giles Joins The DIY Artist Route

Music Entrepreneur & Super Fan Tom Giles Joins The DIY Artist Route

Networking seems like it’s becoming a bad word in the music and marketing world. I’m not sure how else to talk about relationship building through our existing friends and contacts. Networking just seems like the best word. That’s how I came to know Tom Giles (pronounced with a “J”), the serial musician, entrepreneur and music …

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 …