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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 …

How Radio Promotion Is Done Right With Jesse Barnett

How Radio Promotion Is Done Right With Jesse Barnett

Being a radio host, I’m plugged into different parts of this industry. I’m connected to radio stations, artists, managers, radio promoters, and listeners alike. I see things from the perspective of a radio station manager, music director, program host, and curator when it comes to music submissions. I do also see things from the perspective …

Learn How To Get Radio Airplay The Right Way

Learn How To Get Radio Airplay The Right Way

In the video there’s a bit of role-playing through examples to illustrate the method explained here in this blog. Many artists reach out to me on how to get radio airplay. It’s a big subject that confuses DIY musicians because music submission to radio is so common, but getting accepted isn’t. I’ve set out to …

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 Get A Response From Your Radio Submission

How To Get A Response From Your Radio Submission

You’ve sent your music submissions out to radio in the hopes that your music will get picked up and carried on radio stations, music programs and other media. Now what? The NEXT STEP is something a lot of artists don’t do. Honestly, the next step is the best part of the submission process. It shows …

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 …

Tony Lucca, The DIY Artist Route And You

Tony Lucca, The DIY Artist Route And You

Recently I was granted the opportunity to talk with a really great guy, Tony Lucca. I’d only heard his self-titled album before given the interview with him. Upon researching his background, it became more apparent that his story is incredibly valuable to both artists and entrepreneurs who have made fame their lone quest. Fame wasn’t …