We’re kicking off the New Year with new goals, dreams…and, most importantly, habits! In today’s episode, we talk about why resolutions don’t work and what you should be doing instead.
If you’re going to SXSW or any kind of music festival, conference, or industry event, you’ll want to make the most of it by having a specific set of goals and a plan to reach them. In today’s episode, I discuss a number of things that you can do, including setting up meetings, connecting with speakers/other artists, and having a follow up protocol.
Connect with me at SXSW and check out my featured session here!
Episode 23: Booking SXSW and other festivals
Episode 235: There’s More Than One Way Into SXSW
Episode 60: Hacks for Using Linkedin in Your Music Business Strategy
These are the 12 ideas I shared:
- Recycle best performing content
- Share something you like
- Feature a nonprofit or cause
- Interview yourself/your bandmates
- Studio video diary
- Talk about the meaning of upcoming songs
- Facebook Live, Periscope, or YouTube broadcast performing a new song or cover
- Talk about what inspires you
- Ask which cities to play
- Discuss your favorite gear
- Share a personal story about failure
- Promote other local artists’ work
What are some of your ideas?
If you’ve been following the news on Fortnite, you’ll know that they’ve been under fire for appropriating “The Floss” and “The Carlton Dance.” It’s raised a number of debates on whether or not you can copyright a dance move. Today, I weigh in on the issue and provide some insight into what you can or can’t protect in the band.
When it comes to how you play shows and communicate with others, you should ask this fundamental question: are you trying to date them or marry them? Because that would have two very different approaches. Figure out what you want, then go do it…the right way.
TEDxDupontCircleEd talk – Once Upon an App: An Online Dating Fairytale
If you wanted to create a daily routine for yourself, what would it include? Today’s episode focuses on the 7 things you can do to dramatically improve your success and build your career in a sustainable way.
Episode #202: How to Get Better Sleep on Tour
Episode #8: SMARTER Goals
How do you respond to news, trends, or memes? In today’s recap, we discuss 3 episodes from this week that really came up as a result of viral content.
Listen to this week’s episodes:
Episode #269 – Fake it til you make it? Why Buying Followers is a Bad Idea
Episode #270 – When Should You Keep Your Music a Secret?
Episode #271 – How Artists Can Respond to Spotify Wrapped 2018
Episode #272 – How to Recover From Mistakes
Episode #273 – CBD Oil and Its Effects on Musicians
Episode #274 – Interview: Julian David Stone on Photographing the Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, and more
In today’s episode, we interview Julian David Stone.
While experiencing the adventures that make-up his latest book, No Cameras Allowed – My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer, Julian David Stone grew-up in the San Francisco bay area. Eventually he relocated to Los Angeles after spending his college years at the California Institute of the Arts. He has since written screenplays for Disney, Paramount, Sony and MGM, the full-length play, The Elvis Test, as well as making several short-form documentaries on Frank Sinatra, for the Warner Brothers. He is also the writer and director of the hit cult comedy feature film, Follow the Bitch, which has played to packed houses all around the country and received numerous awards. Recently he began writing books with his debut novel, The Strange Birth, Short life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl, about the world of the 1950’s live television, currently being turned into a TV series.
WTF with Mark Maron
Everybody is talking about CBD oil right now but how does this supposed cure-all impact vocals? And speaking of drugs (natural or otherwise), how does that impact our ability to write or perform music? In this episode, I take a very business oriented approach to the science and trend of drugs.
Science Vs. podcast on CBD Oil
Mic: Science Reveals What Drugs Really Do to Artists’ Brains
Study: Stage Fright in Musicians: A Model Illustrating the Effect of Beta Blockers
Medical News Today: 10 tips for singers to keep voices at prime
Leader Live: 6 Vocal Myths
No one likes messing up, especially on stage. But the real mistake isn’t the bad notes that we play: it’s how we handle problems on stage. In today’s episode, we get insights from industry legends like Robert Plana and Miles Davis on mistakes.