Staying Creative and Nurturing a Music Community–Crystal & Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant (Ep 108)

Staying creative and nurturing a music community is part of life on the road for Crystal and Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant. This is their second appearance on the podcast, which was a great opportunity to talk about their recent Kickstarter campaign, their new album Honest, and more. [...]

Facing Rejection and Staying Creative–Songwriter Tom Meny (Ep 107)

Singer-songwriter Tom Meny knows a thing or two about dealing with rejection and staying creative. In this repeat engagement, Tom and I chat about what to do when faced with rejection, his new podcast, and more. Episode Highlights In Tom's previous appearance on the podcast, we talked at length [...]

International Women’s Day Supernova – Tess Posner (Ep95)

I had the pleasure of speaking with Tess Posner on International Women’s Day. This was especially cool, because she released a single to commemorate the day. That song is Supernova, which you will hear at the end of our conversation. Tess has been singing since she was a teenager, [...]

2019-04-04T14:42:04-07:00March 22nd, 2019|Audience Building, Marketing, Podcast, Recording|0 Comments

Kickstarter, PR, and Making Good Music – Jenna and Daniel Watters (Ep93)

Jenna and Daniel Watters successfully met a $10k Kickstarter fundraising goal to support the release of their latest album. Most of that money was for a PR hire. In this episode, Jenna and Daniel share how and why their PR hire didn't go well. We also discuss other efforts [...]

2019-04-23T17:49:07-07:00March 8th, 2019|Audience Building, Kickstarter, Podcast, Videos|1 Comment

Whimsy On Stage and In the Studio – Louisa Hall (Ep91)

One of my favorite things about Louisa Hall's latest release Barista Boyfriend is its whimsy. She amplifies that whimsy in the videos created for album, but it doesn't stop there. Louisa also takes her whimsy to the stage for live performances. In this conversation we explore her mindset for [...]

2019-04-04T14:59:12-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Audience Building, Marketing, Podcast, Videos|0 Comments

Quintessential DIY Musician Justin Trawick

Justin Trawick is the quintessential DIY musician, but he’s just about maxed out his abilities as a one-man army. Among his many projects are his band The Common Good, a podcast, and touring with a songwriter series. These and his other projects obviously require marketing, selling, planning, logistics, coordination, [...]

2019-02-16T07:32:57-08:00February 15th, 2019|Audience Building, Marketing, Podcast, Tips, Touring|1 Comment