Distinguishing Your Band To Venues—David De Carion (Ep 157)

Dave De Carion is a longtime friend from the San Francisco Bay area. He became a student musician of one of my bandmates and was soon leading his own cover band Severe Pleasure. Recently Dave got stuck in Hawaii given travel restrictions from the pandemic and [...]

2020-05-22T10:17:16-07:00May 29th, 2020|Gigs, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Release Strategy, Online Distribution and a Famous Duet—Kendal Conrad (Ep 154)

Kendal Conrad has an impressive singing and songwriting resume for someone so young. Based in Nashville, Kendal has actively pursued gigs including singing the national anthem for MLB, NBA, MMA, and NASCAR events. She’s had the opportunity to perform at the White House, opened for artists [...]

2020-05-20T07:04:11-07:00May 20th, 2020|Audience Building, Gigs, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Using “No” as Rocket Fuel—Tara Simon (Ep 146)

My guest is Tara Simon, acclaimed vocalist and creator of Tara Simon Studios. In our pre-interview conversation I learned that Tara is really into analytics, and she should be–she’s doing really well on YouTube! She wanted to be a singer, win a Grammy, and tour the [...]

2020-04-14T05:08:18-07:00April 17th, 2020|Marketing, Podcast, singing, Tips|1 Comment

Unlocking The Voice Within—Kelly Atkins (Ep 145)

Photo by Vincent Louis Carrella | www.thelighthouse.photography Kelly Atkins is an insanely diverse vocalist who juggles various projects and bands, not to mention her role as Deputy Director of Kitka, a world-renowned women’s vocal ensemble. She makes all of this work while balancing motherhood [...]

Why I Moved My Artist Website to Bandzoogle

I'm a longtime WordPress user and designer. So why did I move my artist website to Bandzoogle? Reason 1 First and in full disclosure, I'm a proud affiliate of Bandzoogle's. As an independent podcast creator, I'm exploring different ways to fund the effort, so to speak, and affiliate relationships is [...]

2020-04-06T19:00:40-07:00April 6th, 2020|Marketing|0 Comments

Finding Your Brand Identity—Kendall Rucks (Ep 144)

Kendall Rucks is highly influenced by the fashion and vibe of the 60s and 70s, has roots in 80s and 90s rock, and she loves LA. Inspired by Fiona Apple’s Tidal album, Kendall’s big goal is to create an album that tells a story, while balancing the current single [...]

2020-04-03T11:31:10-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Festivals, Marketing, Podcast, PR|0 Comments