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Indie Musicians: How to Find Your Signature Sound

April 28, 2020

Developing your Signature Sound seems like such an easy thing. Just be you. We hear it every day — but how? Especially when you’re struggling to become you (you haven’t had a lot of life lived yet), or you’re reinventing yourself from tough times, or from a period of time where the fountain of creativity just … Continue

Top 4 Musician Branding Tools

April 21, 2020

It’s one thing to become an artist and musician… you’ve got to put in your 10,000 hours or you’ll most likely hear crickets. But it’s another thing to get your branding right, with the right tools. It’s the number one thing I see most talented artists fail at – unless they’ve got an A-List marketing team. … Continue

How to Build Your Music Brand + Audience from Scratch

April 14, 2020

Here are my 8 tips for How to Build Your Brand + Your Audience Base from Scratch! No Fans? No Problem! Build a brand and audience with these tips: 1. Speak Your Message. It’s not enough to shout out about your music, matter of fact, when you do, be sure to also talk about your … Continue

5 Steps to Making Your Voice Unforgettable

April 7, 2020

You don’t have to have the best voice in the room to be a contender, but you do have to be the most convincing and unforgettable. The voice that people remember. They say “people don’t remember what you said, but how you made them feel.” A signature voice leaves an indelible impression. And the most potent … Continue

The A&R Model: Digging For Your Signature Sound

March 31, 2020

It’s a new day in the music business. Yes, we have arrived. And it was worth the growing pains. For one distinct reason. Artists have control of their content. Now artists can choose whether they want to pursue the over-processed, over-commercialized, plastic music that the big boys churn out to the masses to pay for their … Continue

6 Things Holding You Back From A Music Breakthrough

March 24, 2020

Sabotage. Sigh. It’s real. And artists are especially victims to it. The margins of error are huge. From wrong advice, disingenuous advice, or just plain lack of good advice, to the challenges riddled with potholes and landmines to trip you up on your way to that breakthrough moment.  Here are the top 6 ways artists and … Continue

Turning Pain Into Music

March 17, 2020

Today’s article is about what happens when you take your pain and turn it into triumph. It is my honoring of two of the world’s greatest teachers, leaders, visionaries, and activists ever: Maya Angelou and Nelson Mandela. There is so much to learn from these remarkable people and the gifts they gave from the pain … Continue

Art Over Commerce: Committing to Your Truth

March 10, 2020

There’s a problem out there, and it causes great artists, musicians and songwriters to lose touch with their best work and even get swayed off course. As a result, great songs, that should see the light of day, fall by the wayside. In the name of commerce. Commerce over art. Yep, that’s what the big boys are … Continue

How to Get Industry Attention Without Selling Out

March 3, 2020

The music industry has left artists by the wayside. Fraught with the pressures of making money in the wake of streams, free downloads and a singles market, that followed a long reign of “the album”, the industry is no longer willing to fork over cash for much needed A & R. As a result, artists … Continue

The Songwriting Hibernation Strategy

February 25, 2020

Hibernation is not an unusual tactic used with musicians during the songwriting phase of a record. Distraction is the biggest killer of creativity, and in today’s iPhone, social media frenzied world, it’s a bigger challenge than ever to stay focused long enough to get to the good stuff. And time is what any creative project … Continue

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