music marketing

How to Effectively Market Your Music in One Simple Step

In today’s industry one of the biggest obstacles independent musicians face is figuring out the best way to do music marketing. What tools should be used? Is Facebook or Twitter better? How can they get people to stop and take interest in what they’re doing? All are great questions, but I would go as far to say that best thing you can do as an independent musician is stop marketing your music!

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How to Breakthrough and Thrive in Today’s Music Industry (Part 1)

Let’s be honest, it’s super depressing when we talk about today’s music industry. Every article you read or interview you watch is filled with negative dialog. It makes you to believe Armageddon has descended upon us and we are stuck in the ashes it left behind. Where is the hope? The excitement? Well, even if I’m the only one who is going to say it, I will, but I truly believe that it is the best time to be in the music industry. I would even go as far to say that I believe you can make a good living creating music today. Here’s how…

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CRA Episode 002: A Conversation with Rhett Owen [Podcast]

Here we go…another episode of the Create Your Art Podcast, Episode 002.

CYA Final (1)This month we are talking with Rhett Owen a Videographer and Photographer from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rhett has been creating his art professionally for over 11 years. He has experience working with high end clients delivering them the best quality videos that tell the stories of their brand. Not only is he a great visual artist, but he is amazing behind a sound board. Rhett and his brothers run a production company called Falling Cabinet and he has worked all around the U.S.

You can find more of Rhett on his website and as always, if you are looking for a videographer or a photographer hit Rhett up. He’s the best!

Alright, let’s get going…

Challenge of the Month: Create an idea cork board to keep you ideas in front of you.

CRA Episode 001: Dissecting the Art of Songwriting with Jake Hahn [Podcast]

Welcome to the very first episode of the #CreateYourArt Podcast.

I’m really excited for you to dive into this months content. This podcast gives you a glimpse behind the creative process that artist take when creating their art.

You will be inspired, even if you use a different medium, to press in and and keep creating even when you are uncertain or faced with paralyzing fear.

Are you ready? Let’s dive in!

CYA Final (1)

This month we are talking about the the art of songwriting with my good friend and c0-host, Jake Hahn.

Jake has been a guitar and songwriting coach for over eighteen years now, and is currently teaching at Grizzly Music Company in Indianapolis.  In this episode Jake walks us through a quick and easy process to take our songwriting to the next level.

You can find more of Jake on his Facebook page or his website. Do yourself a favor and take a second to pick up his Songwriting Made Easy guide for FREE, you won’t regret it!

Alright, let’s get started!