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

Options for Musicians Amidst Uncertain Times – Dave Cool (Ep 142)

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is reminding us that there are things musicians can do to hedge our income during uncertain times. Amidst the cancellation of shows, festivals and conferences, many musicians are feeling uncertain about the near term future. Dave Cool, VP of Business Development at Bandzoogle joins [...]

2020-03-26T08:23:52-07:00March 21st, 2020|Audience Building, Crowd Funding, Marketing, Podcast, Tips|1 Comment

The Power of Facebook Communities (Ep 139)

In this episode I take on a challenge from the Pat Flynn podcast and reached out to a number of administrators of Facebook Communities. There is real power in community, but it comes with a number of challenges as well. I made the ask of a number of community [...]

2020-03-05T20:12:45-08:00March 6th, 2020|Audience Building, Marketing, Podcast|1 Comment

Listening for That Phrase—Johnny Burgin Part 2 (Ep 138)

Maybe you know him from his years as Rockin’ Johnny Burgin. Maybe you know him by his new handle, The Worldwide West Side Guitar Man. Performing up to 250 shows a year in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the US, it’s possible you’ve heard him and don’t [...]

2020-02-27T09:29:20-08:00February 28th, 2020|Blues, Gigs, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Building An Intentional Music Career—Joshua Van Ness (Ep 134)

Joshua Van Ness is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, drummer and native of New Jersey. To say that he has diverse interests and talents would be putting it mildly. Joshua is a regularly gigging artist racking in over 170 shows in 2019 alone. Joshua is intentional in how he carves his [...]

2019-12-17T08:17:26-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Gigs, Marketing, Podcast, Tips|0 Comments

Take Control Of Your Music Career—Ryan Kairalla (Ep 129)

Ryan Kairalla is an artist advocate, entertainment lawyer and host of the Break The Business Podcast. He leverages his background in law, business, education, and entertainment to enhance the careers independent music artists–and to pursue big ideas. With his network of partners, collaborators, mentors, and friends, Ryan brings people [...]

2019-11-05T10:14:37-08:00November 1st, 2019|Creativity, Marketing, Performing, Podcast|0 Comments