Know When to Quit (Episode 59)

Know When to Quit (Episode 59)

I encourage each of my listeners to focus on that and trust their instincts, but I’ve found I’m not doing that myself. Each time I take on a new project, it is directly taking time away from something else I’m working on. My goal is to reinvigorate my personal brand, including my personal art, personal wellness, and spending more free time with my family.

Molly Moore on SoundCloud, Twitter, and Writing the Best Music Possible (Episode 57)

Molly Moore on SoundCloud, Twitter, and Writing the Best Music Possible (Episode 57)

Molly Moore is a true DIY artist and creative entrepreneur putting in the time to create a name for herself. Her music is incredibly appealing and she has used SoundCloud to connect with, engage with, and grow her audience. In this podcast, she offers a great tip for reaching out to people with one word and also shines some insights on her creative writing process.

Erick Macek on Music Placement, Crowdfunding, and Building Personal Relationships (Episode 54)

Erick Macek on Music Placement, Crowdfunding, and Building Personal Relationships (Episode 54)

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.

A Tribute to Liz Swados or “How I Saved Someone’s Life” (Episode 53)

A Tribute to Liz Swados or “How I Saved Someone’s Life” (Episode 53)

On January 5th, 2016, the world lost Liz Swados. If you search for her name, you’ll find broadway credits, Tony nominations, and dozens of projects she developed… but you’ll have to dig harder to find stories of how she created. It was about looking at your creative endeavors and feeling a part of a community. About showing everything you have to offer and not putting up a wall in return. And about focusing on the strength of others and using your art to save someone’s life.

52: Headshot Tips from Professional Photographer Kristia Knowles

52: Headshot Tips from Professional Photographer Kristia Knowles

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.

50: Your One Word Goal for 2016

50: Your One Word Goal for 2016

Most New Years Resolutions die young, but adapt this one word as a lifestyle, to get it so in your body that you don’t have to think about it anymore. It’s a tattoo that you wear in order to remind yourself where your priorities lie in 2016. Allow it to serve as a conduit, a wormhole, from your current state of “Oh, I don’t know, I just want to take some time off” into your goals for conquering 2016. (Also available as a video on YouTube)

49: Rest Your Creative Brain and Grow Evergreen Content Automatically

49: Rest Your Creative Brain and Grow Evergreen Content Automatically

Your brain is hardwired to create. You couldn’t not do it if you tried. So, when you find yourself in those times of “having to create something,” give yourself permission to take the day off. Give your creative brain time to recharge. Enjoy your day. The creativity will come again. And probably stronger than if you had tried to force it. (A special short Christmas episode with 1 small stocking stuffer)

48: Giving Back

48: Giving Back

The arts are about sharing stories and enriching the connection between your fellow humans. You can’t represent the world if you don’t know what’s going on in it. Giving back is another way to get a quick glimpse into those communities of which you are on the outside. (This list of free ways to give back is starving-artist-friendly… no credit card required)

47: Give Your Customers What They Want

47: Give Your Customers What They Want

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.

46: Artists are Entrepreneurs with Brandon Barnett of Left of Nashville

46: Artists are Entrepreneurs with Brandon Barnett of Left of Nashville

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.

43: What do I do first? The art of achieving goals.

43: What do I do first? The art of achieving goals.

Barrett Brooks, a brilliant mind focused on helping people build careers that matter, recently blasted a truth bomb that if we focus on each individual step of the work rather than the outcome of the entire goal, we will feel more fulfilled, more energized, and more confident. This episode will explore how we can break down our goals from big picture into the simplest tasks with 1 simple question.

42: You Don’t Need A Band To Record An Album | with Marcio Novelli

42: You Don’t Need A Band To Record An Album | with Marcio Novelli

In this week’s podcast, we speak with Marcio Novelli, an award-winning songwriter, about his debut full-length album, his process for laying down a strong scratch track, and how to be creative and smart about promoting your brand. Marcio also asks some great questions as an expert in his field about our new service offering distribution, forums, and collaboration for great songwriters.

41: Only Add Value with Rob Lott

41: Only Add Value with Rob Lott

As artists, how do we crosscheck what we are creating in order to make sure it’s leading us down the right path? In this podcast, Rob Lott shares a simple idea to “only add value.” Value to your audience, your fans, your craft, and yourself. If this is applied toward every creative and personal endeavor moving forward, you will emerge a better artist.

37: The Show Must Go On

37: The Show Must Go On

In an homage to This American Life, 15 artists share their most embarrassing and memorable moments on stage. From wardrobe malfunctions to dashed dreams, these artists lead us through the moments that everyone dreads and, yet, can never prepare for. (Hilarious and inspirational)

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