Are You Sure Your Favorite Artists Are Really Organic?

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Watch this BBC Music Moguls documentary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPJiey6vck It’s one hour long and worth every second. “Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd” – P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey Circus   Let’s face it, the music business IS a circus whether you like it or not or whether you want to admit it or not.…

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1 Amazing Step Will Absolutely Set You Free, Baby

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It doesn’t matter what you do in life, we all want to be successful. However you define “success” is up to you. I define success as a life spent making a living doing something you absolutely love which results in true artistic freedom.   Some of you in the Daredevil community are hipsters, hippies, children…

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Leverage: Are You Creating Any In The Music Business?

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Creating leverage is mission critical to all communications between business relationships, familial relationships, romantic relationships, platonic relationships, and the coveted artist/fan relationships.   Leverage is paramount to solidifying the outcome that the communicator wishes to create. Leverage, when wielded benevolently, can foster an openness from the receiver to accept or at least strongly consider the…

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Is Your Perspective Killing Your Career Right Now?

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Isn’t perspective the answer to everything?   More succinctly PROPER perspective is the answer to being the smoothest player in the game of life.   At the risk of sounding redundant, proper perspective puts things in proper perspective.   Proper perspective increases your chances of success exponentially.   On the contrary, an inaccurate perspective can…

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20 Biggest Indie Artist Marketing Mistakes

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At the end of every year I ask y’all to respond to me about your feelings on the article content. I also ask for any suggestions on what you want me to write about moving forward. Many of you responded with requests for help. You asked for answers to some of the common problems I’m…

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Awesome Marketing That Will Make Your Music Absolutely Sticky

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I’ve been reading the brilliant book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. It breaks down why some ideas stick and some ideas die. For instance, why are Aesop’s fables still remembered after 2,500 years (“The Tortoise and the Hare”, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, etc.)?   Why are urban legends so “sticky” like…

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David Bowie: Exhilarating and Terrifying

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Sorry this post took a while. I was a little devastated. I’m unsure as to whether I knew about David Bowie and his battle with cancer and ignored it or simply didn’t know. Either way, I felt blindsided. This is a tremendous loss for the artistic community. He was super intelligent. A visionary. Mostly he…

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Here Is Your Bottom Line

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Far too many of you are dumbfounded and FRUSTRATED because you aren’t selling your CD’s after you put so much time, effort, money, blood, sweat, and tears into your beloved project.   How come nobody cares?   What is the reason that they aren’t selling?   YOU are the reason you aren’t selling.   That…

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YOU Are Your Only Hope

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This is the absolutely most exciting time in the history of the music business. It’s unprecedented because you can create any kind of art you want and bring it to the world with the least amount of roadblocks. If you choose to, as an artist, you can create without a committee. Some of you are…

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Is Your Amazing Talent Going To Be Enough?

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On December 3rd, of this year, we lost Scott Weiland. We remember our favorite STP songs and Velvet Revolver songs (the “Fall to Pieces” video has now moved from behind the scenes rock-star-chic to disturbing and heartbreakingly downright pathetic). We relish our favorite memories of the glory, the tours, but none of us see the…

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