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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 …

How 34 Taught Me To Embrace Failure

How 34 Taught Me To Embrace Failure

You may be wondering who or what “34” is. That’s a good question. I’ve been pretty fond of 34 for about a year. The reason: It’s my age (until Wednesday this week). It was also the number of Hakeem Olajuwon, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and Bo Jackson (the greatest athlete ever, in my opinion, and …

3 Ways To Growth Hack Music Success With Jon Nastor

3 Ways To Growth Hack Music Success With Jon Nastor

Every now and then the “recommended” notification on Twitter will suggest someone to you who is actually a good fit. A few months back, the recommendation was for Jon Nastor. After looking at his profile and seeing that he’s a drummer, and entrepreneur, and an author, I had to see what this guy was about. …

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 …

Ryan Kairalla Helps Protect Musician’s Artistry On New Podcast

Ryan Kairalla Helps Protect Musician’s Artistry On New Podcast

Something I haven’t spent much time with on the DIY Artist Route Podcast is talk about the legal issues that arise in the music industry. It’s interesting because law is a side of the business that most of us just relegate to someone else if a need arises. However, IF a need arises, you want …

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 …

Success In Music & Business Is In The Knowing Relationship

Success In Music & Business Is In The Knowing Relationship

The music industry is just like any business. It’s relationship driven. Go to Hollywood and the people who continue to grow and land new opportunities are the ones utilizing their relationship connections. The tech world is the same. So are most business industries. The knowing is where the secret sauce of success is. Why then …

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 …

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 …