The Only Way To Save Your Music Scene As A Musician

Photo by Amanda René Photography

Here in Nashville, I try to stay as connected as I can to the music scene. I go out to see as many shows of different genres as I can. Because of that, I meet a lot of different artists and bands. I do pay special attention to the hip hop scene and also the… Continue reading The Only Way To Save Your Music Scene As A Musician

Bloggers are the New DJs: Interview with BreakOnACloud’s Rob Bragdon

It’s no secret. Music blogs are one of the new gatekeepers to the music industry. They’re also how both fans and DJs find new music. Remember my song “Blogworthy” ? My whole point was that we need not wait for press to find us as artists and musicians. We can simply create our own broadcast… Continue reading Bloggers are the New DJs: Interview with BreakOnACloud’s Rob Bragdon

Five Things To Consider Before Launching Your Kickstarter Campaign

When I wrote my blog post awhile back about quitting my job too early and how I now need to work even harder and more hours, a lot of people on my email list wrote me and suggested I launch a Kickstarter campaign. I’ve seen some artists get well known for their success on Kickstarter.… Continue reading Five Things To Consider Before Launching Your Kickstarter Campaign

Why I Use Reverb Store For Selling Merch

I was talking to Ugly Lovely the other day. He has some new hoodies and t-shirts printed up. He was asking me what I was using to sell my own merch. So I wanted to put this out there. I am currently using Reverb Store through Reverbnation. I do this simply because they allow me… Continue reading Why I Use Reverb Store For Selling Merch

The Real Reasons That No One Wants To Book You

Today I have a guest post from Celeste AKA GalaxCgirl. Celeste performs as GalaxCgirl in Asheville, NC and the surrounding area where she combines her DJ set with live visuals. Celeste was actually sent to my post about booking your own live shows after she made a similar rant on her facebook page. (Thanks J-Mo!)… Continue reading The Real Reasons That No One Wants To Book You

How To Use Google Alerts to Track Your Online Buzz

If you’re a DJ or an artist of some kind, it’s helpful to know what people are saying about you. I mean this in a promotional sense. Not so much in a sense of changing what you’re doing to please people. Anyway, Google Alerts is a great way to do this! I just put out… Continue reading How To Use Google Alerts to Track Your Online Buzz

How To Get a Write Up In The Local Music Scene

Recently I had a great show. We did a lot of promotion for it, including some Facebook ad campaigns. One thing that I didn’t expect was that we got a write-up in the Nashville Scene which is one of the weekly free magazines that goes out here. A lot of bands and other artists frequently… Continue reading How To Get a Write Up In The Local Music Scene

How To Get Your Music on Pandora and What To Do Next

One of the questions I’ve been asked the most is: How did I get my music on Pandora.com? Well, this is an easy question. Pandora has a wonderful FAQ section and the step-by-step process is spelled out nicely there. However, for the benefit of us all, I will walk you through everything I did, my… Continue reading How To Get Your Music on Pandora and What To Do Next