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

Setting the Intention to Make Music Full Time – Eli Lev

My interview with Eli Lev was recording on Labor Day 2018, the US holiday that commemorates hard working Americans. I like to think it commemorates hard working people everywhere. Eli is definitely among the hard working. He’s working hard to figure out what it takes to be a full [...]

2018-09-19T19:45:15-07:00September 28th, 2018|Audience Building, Marketing, Podcast, Songwriting, Tips, Videos|2 Comments

Songwriting and the Truth About Saying Yes–Hannah Holbrook

Hannah Holbrook is a solo artist and member of the sibling quartet SHEL. She and her sisters are considered virtuosos, and their collective tastes create an exciting and eclectic sound that the band calls alternative pop.  This episode is a conversation about SHEL, their relationship with a noteworthy Nashville label, [...]

2018-05-17T09:49:38-07:00May 18th, 2018|Keyboards, Piano, Podcast, Songwriting, Tips, Touring, Videos|0 Comments

Reverb and Whiskey (or Iced Tea)–Singer Songwriter Joe George

Musician Joe George (aka Joe Shadid) has a steady gig as a content producer for Reverb.com, where he creates video lessons, demos and more. Reverb is an online marketplace where musicians can buy, sell and learn about new, used, vintage and handmade music gear. A listener of the podcast and [...]

Listen to Jeff Beck and That’s All the Education You Need – Greg Marra

My interview with Guitarcore pioneer Bill Lonero was apparently his first on a podcast. I told Bill my prediction was that he would soon start receiving requests to be on other podcasts. ?? Enter Los Angeles based guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and host of The Iconoclast Music Podcast, Greg Marra. Lonero [...]

2018-01-26T06:05:41-08:00January 26th, 2018|Gear, Gigs, Guitar, Songwriting, Tips, Videos|1 Comment