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How To Use Your Creativity To Empower Others

Whether you consider yourself a world-renowned artist or visionary, you have the capability to empower & change lives for the good every day. It’s your choice. Do you get up every day determined to use your creative superpowers to make a positive impact? Or do you wake up and after hitting the snooze button ten …

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 …

Two Simple Ways To Ensure You Have A Great Day

  Do you want to have a great day today? Yes, of course you do. Me too. How about a great week? Or a stellar and outstanding month? To build up to the best year of your life? Oooo yeah, that’s even better. But is setting up one good day the key to having a …

Be A Badass Like Batman In Building Connections

It’s no secret that I’m a super hero super-fan. Batman in particular takes the cake for me. I’m a Batman mega-fan especially in films. In particular, the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy are some of my all-time favorite movies. And yes, Christian Bale is my Batman. But there are also some powerful things we can …

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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 …

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Creative PR Tools For Growth With Angela Mastrogiacomo

The latest episode of the DIY Artist Route Podcast is here! And it features none other than my good friend Angela Mastrogiacomo. Aside from being one of the most inspiring and kick-ass people I know, Angela excels at the real heart of PR and marketing work: relationship building. That’s why I had to have her …

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 …

Dance To The Tune Of Your Super Fans With Carlos Castillo

“I’m just a music super fan who likes to dress up in silly clothes and dance.” That’s not only a great line from my good buddy, fellow musician coach, platform leader and hero, it’s who he is. It’s who Carlos Castillo is that makes him a dynamic leader in the music space. There are a …

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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 …

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. …