In this podcast, we sit down with independent artist and multiple-hat-wearer, Erick Macek. Erick truly embodies the artistic entrepreneur mentality and has great advice for ways to grow strong business connections by building lasting personal relationships. He shares experiences on music placement, the rules of crowdfunding, and being honest with everyone all the time.
As we learned in last week’s podcast, your branding really starts with the photos you have. So how do you make sure you’re capturing the right look, working with the right photographer to capture that look, and bringing more to the table than just a pretty smile? Kristia Knowles, professional model and photographer has some great tips and tricks to share with anyone looking to get great shots.
Is an artist website crucial as a central hub or redundant with all of the online marketing tools available to me these days? Will a website even bring in any money if my music is sold through iTunes and beyond? What are the do’s and don’ts of building a successful musician or band website that works for me? All of this and more in this episode.
This podcast episode was birthed out of frustration. I’ve made mistakes while building a business that I thought I was doing for my audience. After these mistakes have left me feeling overwhelmed and stressed about creating what I love, I have made a formula that I will help you create new content for your audience that will (hopefully) help make their lives better.
This podcast is in 2 parts. I’m going to talk at you for a few minutes and then I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m going to play Brandon Barnett’s podcast, Episode 1 of Left of Nashville, within my podcast. You can’t not hear this. But first, I’m going to convince you that artists are entrepreneurs with startup businesses.
This is the first time I’ve had a fellow The Walking Dead cast mate on the show. Michael Traynor is best known as Nicholas Monroe on the show but, in this podcast, he is sharing his brilliant business-of-art skills, including how to see a bird’s eye view of your creative process and how to benefit from failure. (And we’ll talk TWD a bit)
Your personal brand is your most important tool as an artist. Without it, you can’t build a website or even introduce yourself. Your brand will also change as your art, body, and goals change. With these tips, you’ll be ready a branding expert (at least for yourself).
17: Steph Lynn Robinson on Voice Acting, Marketing Your Weaknesses, and Embracing How The World Perceives You
A Toronto-based Voice Actor explains how she turned people saying “Oh, you have such a cute little voice!” into a full-time job with a 6 figure income.
Bev Fowler and Rich Hannon are the Artist Relations team at Paul Reid Smith Guitars (PRS Guitars) and are here to share their insights from years of working with incredible musicians.
Stephanie Christie is an Artist Manager and Publicist with a big heart and tons of advice. So everything in this episode is her giving you the power to take your publicity and branding into your own hands.
As an artist, reinventing yourself every 3-5 years can be an amazing reincarnation. Embrace it for being the powerful business tool it is.
Andy Wood talks about how he got hired by Rascal Flatts, how to secure and maintain an endorsement, and how to be true to YOU as an artist.