284 JR Richards – Dishwalla, His Tenth Album Forthcoming, Email Marketing, List Building, E-Commerce, Touring, Adapting To Changes In The Music Business, Spotify Discovery Mode

One of the best voices in rock has been used to describe J.R. Richards. He's the original singer of Dishwalla, one of my favorite bands to emerge in the 90s. Richards has sold millions of records, written some chart-topping hits and has toured globally. Perhaps his most [...]

2023-10-20T09:45:07-05:00October 20th, 2023|Income, Marketing, Performing, Podcast|

Strategies for Musicians to Master the Art of Gig Acquisition

Reading time: 7 minutes This article offers a strategic guide for musicians to effectively secure and maximize gig opportunities. With a focus on leveraging existing networks and exploring creative avenues, the article emphasizes proactive promotion and thoughtful communication with talent buyers. It also underscores the importance of thorough research [...]

2023-10-19T09:18:32-05:00October 19th, 2023|Income, Marketing, Performing|

280 Nichole Wagner – Journalism, Photography, Moving To Austin, Rebooting Her Patreon, Drive-by Poetry, Perceived Roadblocks To Making Music, House Concerts

Nichole Wagner has a new album titled Plastic Flowers coming soon. The Austin-based songwriter released her first album in 2018. Her music is blends soulful country-rock with funky Americana sounds. She comes from the small town of Louviers, Colorado, studied Journalism at Arizona State University, eventually [...]

2023-09-22T11:15:12-05:00September 22nd, 2023|Income, Marketing, Performing, Podcast|

279 Alyssa Trahan – Moving to Nashville, Sound Engineering, Endorsements, Sponsors, Crowdfunding, Marketing, Merch, and the Biggest Lesson She’d Learned in Nashville

Alyssa Trahan is the featured artist in this Rewind episode. What's a Rewind episode? It's a previously published episode, one of my favorites and merits re-publishing. I also give these episodes a fresh edit, which means you will find it even more enjoyable from a listening [...]

2023-09-14T20:03:22-05:00September 15th, 2023|Income, Marketing, Performing, Podcast|

274 David Lane – Discovering Music Composition, Collaboration, Teaching, and Podcasting

David Lane teaches piano, composition, and music theory. He's composed over 100 concert works, and several films, and has been the arranger for several dozen works. David is scheduled to serve as Vice President of the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association starting in the summer of 2023 and [...]

2023-08-10T15:24:37-05:00August 11th, 2023|Creativity, Income, Podcast|

Christine Smith – Musicians vs the World, Getting Paid Gigs as a Teen Pianist, Composing, Orchestration, Film Scoring, and the Arc of Her Career in Music, Film, and Sound Design #269

Christine Smith is a classically trained pianist with a varied career history. She's done composition, film score, cover bands, teaching, and anything else you can think of doing as a good piano player/musician. She co-founded the entertainment and informational content development company called Frosted Lens. Before that, [...]

2023-07-06T21:27:58-05:00July 7th, 2023|Creativity, Income, Podcast|
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