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Why Do You Keep Making The Same Stupid Mistakes?

No one will care about your music without marketing.   Exactly zero new people will hear your music to care about it without marketing yet so many indie artists continue to make these mistakes.   Nobody needs new music so…
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How High-Resolution Audio Could Save The Music Industry

You drive into any ghetto in the USA and you can find an 8-year-old kid selling crack on the street corner. The shoes he chooses to wear are usually the most expensive Air Jordan sneakers.   But the kid is 8.   That means…
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Ignorant Boxers and Your Success In The Industry

I stumbled across a 3-minute video on my Facebook feed that was a compilation of nothing but Mike Tyson knockouts.   Whoa!   That kid was extremely talented. He just threw BOMBS! So many of those knockouts were in the…
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How Comparing Will Kill Your "Right Now"

  The Bible had it right. THOU SHALT NOT COVET!   Why do we do this? Why do we compare?   Why are we putting so much stock in another artist’s journey?   Especially when we are comparing our beginning…

How To Stop Failing And Grow Your Audience Right Now

I want to talk about your future as an artist.   Let’s discuss the delays and the reason behind the delays.   When I refer to “delays” I’m not referring to “why you’re not a star yet”. No, if you have a…
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How To STOP Losing To A Kindergartener

What the hell does 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, a marshmallow and a Kindergartener have to do with your artist career?   Answer: Everything.   These were the raw materials presented to several…
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Think About Growth And Your Audience Will Empower You

Many of you have now become aware of different indie artist self-help gurus and they have one common message; collect contact data.       Not for nothing, major label artists, famous people, actors, radio stations, ministers…
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3 Marketing Tweaks That Will Expand Your Audience Immediately

Most great indie artists have incredible art but experience challenges connecting to new fans because their marketing approach needs tweaking.   There is a healthy contingent of artists who are legitimately trying to market but are…
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Why Do You Love Your Suffering So Much?

Because your suffering is incredibly safe.       You like to be safe.   We’re all hard-wired that way, you know.       I’ll explain.     Thousands…
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Why You Need to Control Your Beautiful Destiny

Would you prefer to control your destiny or let someone you don’t know control it for you?     I’m going to tell you a story about an amazing artist with all the right elements, the right team, and a killer debut record…
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You Suffer, Your Career is Stagnant, This Is The Cure

I have the cure for the anxiety and pain you’re feeling right now in your career.   It's a prediction of sorts. More like a clear vision of what tomorrow will look like for artists who wish to get a record deal and I’ll bring facts…

STOP Trying to Be Your Secret Identity This Year!

In my humble opinion, ALL artists do this in the beginning.   But, most of you never get over it and your artist spirit dies on the vine.   OR you don’t master the productive pieces of what I’m about to describe and you…
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Sorry, Your Awesome Songs Have No Value

Your songs have no value. It’s true.   Not yet anyway.   Do I have your attention?     I think that most artists make the same mistake in believing that their music has value simply because they…
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What Kind of Responsible Are You?

  I heard this on a podcast and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  What I’m about to describe applies to all people in all jobs, not just indie artists, singers, and songwriters.       This fact goes…
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Limited Success Will Explode with Intelligent Design

  Have you ever heard of Bert Hinkler?   Probably not.   He did something amazing. He even did that amazing thing faster and more efficiently than the first person who did it.   Bert was better, hands…