Untapped Potential: Alternative Income Streams for Musicians

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This post went live over at my friends at Dottedmusic. Read it here. Making a living from art, it’s what every musician wants. A difficult task, that often takes a long time. Becoming successful in the music industry is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s often said that an artist needs about a thousand true fans in order to make ends meet. Thousand hard core fans; that will buy your … Read More

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Guest on The App Guy Podcast

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A while back I was contacted by Paul Kemp, who runs a podcast show called The App Guy Podcast. His story was particularly interesting…. He left a successful career in finances in London, to chase his dreams. To do something creative. So he did. And he started building apps. Tons of them. And he started a podcast show, called The App Entrepreneur, where he talks to like-minded individuals doing all … Read More

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A year in review, and things to come

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Wanted to take a moment to review the past year and talk about things coming up. 2013 2013 was a big year for me. The year I launched Heroic Recordings, this blog, and published The Soundcloud Bible. The year that I split with my business partner, and started consolidating all my music entrepreneurship activities under a single brand: Heroic. The year that I discovered a passion for writing. I’m enjoying … Read More

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How To Score Your First Shows

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As a starting musician, scoring your first shows to play can seem like a daunting task. This holds true for both bands and DJ/Producers. Luckily, in practice, it isn’t all that difficult. You just need to know the right approaches, and have the persistence to keep at it until you strike gold. As an artist manager and booker, I’m going to run you through the strategies that I have used … Read More

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How to start a DJ podcast show (and get it on iTunes)

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If you’re looking for a way to expand your audience, to showcase and practice your mixing skills and could use a good reason to connect with other musicians, starting a DJ podcast show can be a great move. In this article, I will teach you how to do this properly, from start to finish, and also teach you how to best present your show on outlets such as YouTube, Soundcloud … Read More

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