Carter Ray – Acting And His Accidental Start In Music, Headlining Gay Pride 2022, Merch Ideas, Tips on Getting Better Gigs, Social Media Marketing and Content Creation (Ep 256)

Carter Ray is described as a cinematic raconteur, colorful, charismatic, and entertaining.He recently released a single called Forever Plus One (Feb. 10, 2023), which is a cross-genre, EDM inspired ballad, a declaration of unity to span a lifetime.In 2014, Carter began documenting his transition from female to [...]

2023-03-17T07:03:27-05:00March 17th, 2023|Marketing, Performing, Podcast|0 Comments

Tom Meny (Rewind) – Austin’s Music Scene, Rejection, Writer’s Slump, Songwriting Groups, Songwriting Advice From Cindi Lauper And Shannon Curtis, Email Marketing, Getting Paid (Ep 253)

Photo by Rodney Bursiel Photography This episode featuring Tom Meny originally aired in June 2019. This is a rewind edition, in which I've edited the conversation to be more succinct and somewhat more relevant. Tom has appeared in two episodes of this podcast. In [...]

2023-02-27T10:43:15-05:00February 26th, 2023|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Stacey Bedford – $100 Million In Commission-Free Sales, Bees, Lessons Learned At Bandzoogle, The Value Of Unplugging, Advice To Musicians, And The Importance Of Websites For Musicians (Ep 250)

“We’re always looking to improve our features for musicians, and having robust eCommerce options for selling merch is at the top of that list. It’s so rewarding to see our members using these tools to make even more money through their websites.” –Stacey Bedford, CEO [...]

2023-02-03T10:02:00-05:00February 3rd, 2023|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Musician Websites – Choosing A Theme, Site Content, Search Engine Optimization, Email Forms And Incentives, Selling Merch, Music And Services, The Launch, And Continuity (Ep 248)

This is the final installment of the Unstarving Musician websites for musician series. I decided to call this one "Everything Else." You can find links to the first four episodes in the series in the show notes for this episode at, episode 248.Choosing A ThemeWe'll begin [...]

2023-01-20T16:03:08-05:00January 20th, 2023|Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Charlie Berry – Spotify Streaming, Songwriting, The Creative Process, Booking Shows, Productivity, Routine, Studio Production, Advice For Singers, And Surviving Nashville (Ep 247)

"I won't be satisfied with just writing songs... for me the creative process ends when I share the song with someone. Watching someone hear the song is really the final pen stroke of writing it for me." —Singer Songwriter, Charlie Berry Nashville-based country artist [...]

2023-01-12T08:11:52-05:00January 13th, 2023|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Dean Johanesen – Album Artwork, Song Reference Files, Record Release Mode, Balancing Creative Time, Arc Of A Thematic Album, Writing Press Releases, Release Campaign Framework, Heightened Creativity, Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival (Ep 246)

“Dean Johanesen spiced up his repertoire of acoustic guitar-driven fare with a sonic palette that calls on Spanish rumba-style instrumentals, speakeasy-era Americana, and swinging hot club jazz dosed in circus tent hues." – Leilani Polk, Creative Loafing - Tampa My guest for this episode, [...]

2022-12-15T15:29:42-05:00December 16th, 2022|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|1 Comment
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