Drop This Habit Now and You’ll Absolutely Guarantee Success

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Too many of you seem to naively rely on your musical gift as if that is the end-all-be-all to success.       In fact, many of you seem to be utterly dumbfounded at that lack of attention you receive from the industry solely because of your musical gift (even if you’re delusional about that…

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Authentic: YOU Are The Only Thing That Is Truly Unique

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I hear so many artists pontificating about being “original” or “authentic” in their art. Most artists do not bring their unique authentic selves to their art because that requires a lot of intelligence, work, and vulnerability.   All of this for little in return more than pride in the work.   It’s too much work…

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Content Is The Bridge That Will Actually Get Them To Listen

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Your bridge to reaching new fans and getting them to love you and give your music a chance is amazing content.   Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m sure you’ve heard that one before.   Just like I hear all the record biz people talking about how social media is so important in today’s marketplace.   Trouble…

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Powerful Story Branding Will Make You More Successful

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If you aren’t aware of story branding yet then you’re welcome, in advance. This is your introduction.   It’s going to change your life and, YES, I’m going to give you a real world example in this article.   Do you know how those memory experts, who during a live performance, can remember 100 random…

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What Is The Right Approach To Ensure Your Artist Success?

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There is an over-promise of artist success amongst all artists in all genres like country, rap, rock, pop, etc. This over-promise has become the key ingredient to your failure.   It’s causing you to lose.   I give credit where credit is due and this article was inspired by this 3 minute video from Gary…

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How To Make Adversity Grow A Loyal Fan Base

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Why are we so afraid of a challenge? Why do we lose sleep over the thought of pending adversity?   If you’re familiar with me it’s easy to see my attraction and fascination with Gary Vaynerchuk. We think similarly and have similar tone (at least that’s what I choose to believe). Gary has a regular…

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What If You’re Waiting On the Wrong Things?

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I received a little heat for my last blog article entitled How to Actually Get Paid Living As An Artist. People reached out and commented (complained); they thought it was a misleading title   “When do I find out how to get paid?” was a common response.   So let’s dig a little deeper because…

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How To Actually Get Paid Living As An Artist

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How do you get paid to live an artist’s life?   Artists ask me this question all the time. The answer is there are endless ways to get paid for your art.   Most artists don’t see the answers or fail to ask the right questions because they are imprisoned by the limiting beliefs that we…

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Why Does Social Media Have To Be Obnoxious Marketing?

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Many artists cramp up at that the thought of marketing. It’s understandable because the experiences that stick in their psyche the most are of obnoxious marketing.   In fact, I want you to consider something.   Most of the marketing messages or experiences that stick in your mind are the bad ones.   The good…

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What Music Marketing Questions Do You Need to Succeed?

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Follow me on this and I’ll steer you to asking the right music marketing questions.   It was 1976 (I believe), I was 8 years old. Don’t ask me why, but my parents (thank GOD) took me to our local outdoor concert shed called Alpine Valley to see Neil Diamond live. He had JUST cut…

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