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Success Feature MEME

Are You Sure You Know What Success Means?

Success. It’s such a provocative topic we like to argue over the meaning of it. We seek it. We’re scared of it. Many of us sabotage it because we don’t feel we deserve it. Crazy, huh?   You should be thankful for where…
Marketing Feature MEME

11 Crazy Reasons to Avoid Marketing Amazing Music

Good art finds its own audience. If it’s truly special, you just need to put it up on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc. and people will catch on. They’ll find it without marketing.   I’m sure this is what will happen with the project…
Music Business Feature Meme

These 2 Music Business Inventions Will Blow Your Mind

The music business will settle out of this massive market disruption in the same way that EVERY other industry has. The creators will do business directly with the end-users. The future of the music industry, whether you like it or not, is…
CD Baby Feature MEME

Key Takeaways from The CD Baby DIY Musician Conference

The 2017 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference was held in Nashville, TN this year on August 24-27. I was honored to be asked to be a mentor.       As I am a regular listener of the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast, I loved the…
Deal Feature Collage

‘Cash Me Outside Girl’ Record Deal (You’re Not Going to Believe This)

Atlantic Records just signed Danielle Bregoli, a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie, a.k.a. The “cash me outside” girl.   She got a deal but you haven’t yet.   That sucks, doesn’t it?   It certainly isn’t fair!   I…
Choose Feature MEME

What Happens When You Decide to Choose

“All paths are present, always... and we can but choose among them.” – Jacqueline Carey. To rephrase this, it means you can go in any direction you want to go, you just have to choose. But you must choose a path.   unsuccessful…
Networking Hacks Feature MEME

 5 Big Networking Hacks That Will Transform Your Game

It was the summer of 1997. I had just moved to Los Angeles from Nashville to pursue a sales gig in the electronics industry.   A guy named David Jacks had started this company I would be working with called Zephyrtronics. David…
Networking Feature MEME

 Why You Suck At Networking

I hear artists say this every day. “I suck at networking”.   It’s true.   You do suck at networking.   But it’s because of these 2 reasons so it’s totally fixable.   You think you suck at…

Are You Confusing Activity With Achievement?

I see people confusing activity with achievement all the time. I’ve seen it my whole life in all the industries I’ve been a part of, but it’s rampant with the millennials and musicians.         They…
Record Deal Feature MEME

Are You Sure You Really Want That Record Deal?

Getting a record deal can be a blessing or a curse   This statement has been true since the first record label was created. I would hope that by this time, most of you would be aware that during the glory days of the record business,…
Frustrated Feature MEME

Are You Working Really Hard But Feeling Completely Frustrated?

For one to be rich, someone else must be poor.     Money is the root of all evil.     Wealth is like a pie. Because the top 1% have 90% of the pie the rest of us must survive on the crumbs.         These…
Music Second Feature MEME 2

Growing Your Audience Is Not About The Music Anymore

I’m about to piss you off.   But keep reading because it’s important.   Growing your audience is NOT about the music anymore.   It used to be that way because the process dictated it.   The quality…
Connect Feature MEME

 When Creators Directly Connect with End Users, The World Changes

The biggest fundamental flaw of the OLD AND NEW music business is that the creators and/or owners of the creations have no freaking idea who their customers are.   (Pssst, you’re the creator).     Yes, they have…
Traffic Feature MEME

You Need New Fans, But Where Is The Traffic Coming From?

Where is your traffic coming from?   Have you ever asked yourself that?   My guess is no, because it’s clear to me that most artists and industry execs don’t ask, don’t know, and don’t care. They just want to…
CD Ticket Feature

STOP Thinking A CD Will Make You Famous

As one of Daredevil Production’s newest members, allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Cody Upchurch, and I started working for the company a little over two weeks ago.  In that short amount of time, I have obtained an abundance of knowledge…