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How To Build A Powerful Music Fan Base With Rick Barker

If you want to talk to someone who has proven time and again how to build a strong audience base, you talk to Rick Barker. The man behind Music Industry Blueprint and the former manager of Taylor Swift is not stranger to building a passionate following. He’s also ready and willing to dish out tons …

Secrets To Media Coverage With Michael Zipursky

Secrets To Media Coverage With Michael Zipursky

  When I read someone with a massive influence talking about some of the same things I do, I take note. Michael Zipursky wrote a recent blog piece about how to get published in industry publications to boost your exposure. He’s been featured in big media platforms like Huffington Post, Fox News, American Express’ Open …

Build Stronger Audience Connection With Amy Schmittauer

Build Stronger Audience Connection With Amy Schmittauer

Most of us in the music and creative business space are seeing more and more videos in our social news feeds. Why is that? One big reason is video’s ability to build engagement. We’re naturally drawn to the power of moving visual and audio media. This is especially true when people are present in the …

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 …

Make Your Radio Submission Count With This Strategy

Make Your Radio Submission Count With This Strategy

Radio submission is a big part of the growth of any musician. As a radio program host (and music curator), I get a LOT of music submissions and people asking for feature on The Appetizer Radio Show. It’s really a great opportunity for us as a radio program to connect with new artists across the …

How To Submit Music To Radio That Gains Airplay

How To Submit Music To Radio That Gains Airplay

Radio Submissions That Get Airplay And Grow Your Fan Base Music Submissions. They’re available everywhere but getting a station or program to play your music isn’t a walk in the park. Here’s how to know what to submit, what to leave out, and how to make your submission the most effective it can be. As …

Debunking When Musicians Say They Can Grow Without Radio Airplay

Debunking When Musicians Say They Can Grow Without Radio Airplay

There’s a “music guru” out there saying that he made music that charted in the Top 5 of iTunes and sold a million albums, all without radio airplay. I hope that’s true, because it’d be terrible to promote that and it not be real. Still, I question the validity of something that rare. “What if …

Master One Simple Way To Grow Your Fan Base

Master One Simple Way To Grow Your Fan Base

As musicians, our primary focus is on making music and finding ways to grow our fan base. As entrepreneurs, our primary focus is on expanding our business and grow our revenue streams. Other things we need to do to grow are marketing and promotion. We turn to social media like Facebook and Twitter to make …

Build A Super Fan Tribe The Bruce Springsteen Way

Build A Super Fan Tribe The Bruce Springsteen Way

Over 40 years and more commercial success than you or I can throw a stick at might make some musicians think that Bruce Springsteen is so untouchable as a musician, trying to follow his path to success is a pipe dream. That thought would be off, in a few ways. After completing the biography Bruce …

Radio-Ready: What Is It And Are You There?

Radio-Ready: What Is It And Are You There?

I listen to a lot of indie, unsigned, DIY, and label artist every day. Many of these artists are making music submissions for The Appetizer, and honestly I’m looking for new music to feature on our syndicated radio show. Though I listen to a lot of music, I hear some great talent and I also …