The Only Way To Save Your Music Scene As A Musician

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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

Celebrating The Success Of Others

Photo by Shaun Hollingsworth

Photo Credit: Shaun Hollingsworth   It’s hard to celebrate the successes of others when you have come up short on your own. The most viewed post at this site is “How I Got My Music On Pandora.” The second most? The one about How I Quit My Day Job Too Early. One is about a very cool… Continue reading Celebrating The Success Of Others

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

How I Quit My Day Job Too Early and Wasn’t Ready For The Next Step

I was Bamboozled! Hoodwinked! Led Astray! However, it’s really my fault. I don’t think I was sold a lie. But I believed a lie. But let’s start with the truth. The truth is that I want to be a musician and DJ. I want to make great music and perform that music all across the… Continue reading How I Quit My Day Job Too Early and Wasn’t Ready For The Next Step

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 Take Over The Internet And Make It Look Easy

I definitely didn’t want to be the only one who hadn’t blogged about this. Last week, Wick-It the Instigator dropped his new mixtape: The Brothers of Chico Dusty, a mashup record of The Black Keys & Big Boi. I hope you’ve heard it by now. If not, listen below. It’s been only a week since… Continue reading How To Take Over The Internet And Make It Look Easy

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