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Your Gifts Will Be Rewarded in The Sensational Renaissance

  We are in dark times, my friends, but the future of the music business is a bright one.     The Renaissance is coming.     The music will improve tremendously, believe it or not.   The current…
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Do You Have Enough Leadership To Be A Successful Artist?

  I want you all to follow me on this one but many of you won’t like it because of the football references.   I know some of you despise sports, but I promise this is about you, the artist.         We…
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Increase Your Value, Learn To Make Better Relationships

  Imagine that you’re going out on a first date. This person is someone that you’re excited to get to know better but for some reason, you’re feeling excruciatingly nervous. You meet up with the date and the night is a disaster.   Maybe…
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The Truth About Happiness: It’s A Learned Skill

  Happiness is a byproduct, not a destination.       Happiness is a learned skill. (And it’s never too late to learn)         How many times have you heard this before?   Do…
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How To Be Successful And Cut Through The Clutter

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good.…
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You’re Not the Attractive Hero, You’re Actually the Guide

  You’re not the hero to your audience. It may feel that way at times. It’s quite possible you may want it that way!   But you’re not the hero, you’re the guide.         They’re…
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The Most Powerful Story Is the Story You Tell Yourself

Happy New Year, Daredevil Insiders!     As always, the new year is a great time to get perspective on the last year, ponder what we’ve learned from the inevitable mistakes we’ve made, and set some goals together.       I…
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Is the Quality of Questions Affecting Your Success?

The quality of your career and your life is determined by the quality of your questions.     What questions are you asking exactly?     Are you asking any questions beyond “Why not me?” Because that…
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Don't Let Your Ignorance Get In The Way Of Success

In the old days, you marketed the music which is why it made sense to wait until the music was done to begin the marketing process.   Today, because radio can’t force people to listen to what is unfamiliar anymore (like your…
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How to Expand Your Audience Using YouTube Right Now

YouTube is the most valuable asset that you have right now as an artist, in fact, it’s your gateway to 1 BILLION people, a majority of whom use it for music purposes, and it’s free, but most of you are completely ignoring it.       Why?   For…
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How to Win Over the Judgment in The Marketplace

I have a friend who is going through some tough times in legal sense but I feel like this person has been going through this battle for so long that their emotions are sometimes clouding their judgment as to what is important to the court and…
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Do You Want to Be Loved? Start Marketing Right Now

The music market has gone through an 180° paradigm shift with regards to how to connect with an audience and break an artist but the music industry hasn’t figured out how to crack this new code, therefore record sales are abysmal.     Consequently,…
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How To Win When You Feel Like An Artistic Underdog

I’m about to blow your mind. Especially If you’re a regular reader of my articles and listener of The C.L.I.M.B. Podcast. Ready?   Your goal is NOT to sell music, merch, tickets, and make a living as an artist.   What?   This…
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You’ll Die If You Get Hung Up On The How

Too many of you get hung up on the how you’re going to get your dreams accomplished. You should only be focused on the why right now.   Why?       Because if you’ve read my articles and listened…
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How Do Valuable Contact Lists Actually Boost Your Career?

I love artists, especially indie artists like you. I live every day to help them. Sometimes I’m motivational, inspirational, educational, and sometimes I’m all three. Today is educational and it’s all about contact lists. Creating…