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Music Business Dreams
61 minutes | 6 months ago
066: Becoming a Multi-Platinum Songwriter with Andrea Stolpe
Today's guest is amazing. I'd try to sum her career up myself, but she's already done it so nicely! Andrea Stolpe is a renowned, multi-platinum creative consultant whose methodology for songwriters and music artists has been taught worldwide. A writer with 20+ years of experience in the music industry, Andrea has written for such artists as Faith Hill, Julianne Hough, and Jimmy Wayne. She has turned her experience into award-winning online courses and live events as well as numerous articles, books and resources. Listen in as Andrea talks getting started as a songwriter, how it feels to overcome creative hurdles and more.For more from Andrea, visit her website at http://andreastolpe.com This Episode is brought to you by the Master Music Marketing Community. Our Black Friday sales is running now through November 30th, and everyone who joins this month gets entered for a chance to win 2 private Marketing consultations.The sooner you join the community, the more entries you get in our random drawing.Join 11/8 - 11/14: Earn 4 EntriesJoin 11/15 - 11/21: Earn 3 EntriesJoin 11/22 - 11/28: Earn 2 EntriesJoin 11/29 - 11/30: Earn 1 EntryI'll be selecting the winner at random Live on YouTube on Saturday, 12/5.Claim your entry by joining the community today!
25 minutes | 8 months ago
065: Kanye, Taylor Swift and Joe Budden. What Can We Learn?
Lately, there's been a lot of talk about bad record contracts, and who exactly is responsible for them.Kanye west tweeted out his contract in hopes to build leverage in a fight for control of his masters.Taylor Swift launched a petition against Scooter Braun for the same reason.And while not directly related, Joe Budden has been making a lot of noise about his contract at Spotify too.In this episode, I speak candidly about what a recording contract means, and ask a few questions that we should have been asking all along.To learn more about building an audience and leverage for yourself, join the Master Music Marketing community at http://mastermusicmarketing.com
12 minutes | 8 months ago
064: Breaking Down Facebook's 'New' Rules About Music
Facebook's statement about music caused quite a stir online. Let's debunk some myths and break down what it really means for independent musicians.Full Article: https://www.nme.com/news/music/facebook-clarifies-rules-on-music-livestreams-ahead-of-new-rules-2752497Statement from Kevin Breuner, Dir of Marketing at CD Baby: https://www.facebook.com/kbreuner/posts/10220636175247894Join the Master Music Marketing Community for less than $100: http://mastermusicmarketing.com
79 minutes | 9 months ago
063: Sean Giovanni Talks Storytelling, Livestreaming, and Creativity Under Quarantine
Sean Giovanni is the owner of The Record Shop, a recording studio and creative facility in Nashville, TN. He is a sonic storyteller who is passionate about helping musicians unlock their creativity and use it to make timeless art.We cover a lot in this interview including:Should You go to school for Music Business or Audio?How to create opportunity when there is none.How Sean set himself apart from other Producers and Studio OwnersWhy storytelling is SO important in music.How to get the best Livestream performances.And much much more...Resources Mentioned:Audio MoversDPA D-ViceThis episode is brought to you by The Next Steps, our 8 module group coaching program that teaches you how to market your music the right way. You'll learn how to make sure your music can compete in the market, how to register to get all your royalties, and advanced marketing and networking strategies to grow your audience, convert listeners to fans and fans into customers. Plus you'll get monthly live coaching calls with me!All this for less than $100! You can get started in the program for as little as $24 down by clicking here.
44 minutes | 9 months ago
062: How Live Shows Will Recover from COVID - Jack Forman of BiCoastal Productions
Jack Forman (President of BiCoastal Productions) talks about the economic impact of COVID, how Live Shows can recover, and what his artists are doing to stay engaged.
69 minutes | 10 months ago
061: Ask an Entertainment Attorney with Somara Jacques
Somara Jacques, Esq. (@thelattelawyer on IG & Twitter) is an entertainment & entrepreneurial attorney that focuses on empowering artists and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and music industries through legal & industry education.On today's episode, I ask Somara about how she got started in law, becoming an entertainment attorney, and loads of questions about things artists should be looking out for.
55 minutes | 10 months ago
060: Jason Davis Talks Writing Chart-Topping Hits, Working with Dolly Parton & More
Jason Davis has spent his entire two decade career in the music industry and worked with many worldwide stars, including Boyz ll Men, Sugar Ray, P. Diddy, Alabama, Lonestar, Dolly Parton, among many others. We talk about his start in the industry, advice to newcomers, and everything in-between.For More from Jason, check out his company One One 7.
47 minutes | 10 months ago
059: Tiffany VanBoxtel Helps You Train Your Voice and Create More Impactful Performances
Today's guest is Tiffany VanBoxtel. Tiffany is a Vocal Coach and the host of the Star Singer Podcast. Her mission is to help you sing better, gain confidence, and ultimately use your vocal talents to improve the lives of your fans and the people around you.In this interview, Tiffany gives tips on improving your singing voice, as well as how to be more confident as a live performer.For more from Tiffany, visit her website at http://starsinger.co
36 minutes | 10 months ago
058: Alissa Faratro on Vocal Production, Working at Spotify Studios and More
Today's guest is Canada-born Singer, Vocal Producer and Engineer Alissa Faratro. Alissa was the only Canadian selected to be a part of Spotify's Equal Studio Residency Program, where she gets to work out of Spotify Studios in LA.Though she's just getting started, Alissal has already worked with industry giants including Simone Torres, Luke McDermott, and Christina Aguilera's Musical Director Rob Lewis!I spoke with Alissa about her start in the industry, being bold enough to go after internships, and her new foray into artist management. You're going to love this interview.For more from Alissa, follow her on Instagram @AlissaFaratro
3 minutes | a year ago
Join Me at the 2020 Musician Mastery Summit!
Come learn from me at Musician Mastery Summit - the #1 online conference to help you thrive in the music industry taking place on June 19-21! I'll be sharing my strategies on Maximizing Music Revenue. Check out full agenda & get your tickets now: http://kdmr.us/mms2020
5 minutes | a year ago
Blackout Tuesday #TheShowMustBePaused
The Show Must Be Paused.In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black citizens at the hands of police, #TheShowMustBePaused is an initiative created by two Black women in music in observance of the long-standing racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard.Today, KDMR Music joins the Music Industry at large in a day of silence. To listen to the voices of the oppressed, and to come up with ways to be a part of the solution.For more information, visit http://theshowmustbepaused.com
49 minutes | a year ago
057: SubmitHub Best Practices with Founder Jason Grishkoff
Jason Grishkoff is a music blogger, developer, and the founder of SubmitHub. Before SubmitHub, Jason successfully grew IndieShuffle into one of the premier music blogs on the web. In this episode, Jason walks us through his career, the founding of IndieShuffle and SubmitHub, and best practices for pitching your music using the platform. BONUS: For A Full Video Walkthrough of SubmitHub, Check Out this Video with JasonListen & Subscribe to Music Business Dreams: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PlayGot Questions of Your Own? Book Your Coaching CallJoin The Indie Club – Our Free Networking/Support Community: http://kdmr.us/indieclubNeed Help Learning the Music Business? Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel
31 minutes | a year ago
056: How to License Your Music for TV and Film with Anthony Clint Jr.
Music Licensing is one of the most underrated revenue streams in today's industry. Today, I'm talking to Anthony Clint Jr. about his journey in music licensing, and how he's helping many musicians like you on the Road to 10 Placements.Anthony Clint Jr. prides himself on being one of the most versatile and professional producer's in today's industry. He has produced music for Grammy-nominated artists such as Tamar Braxton and Case, as well as various TV shows including Love & Hip Hop, House Hunters, The Kardashians, Catfish, and Emmy Award-winning series Born This Way.Clint is also known as a music licensing specialist coaching and mentoring other producers, artists and songwriters on the process of getting their music placed in TV & film. Listen & Subscribe to Music Business Dreams: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PlayGot Questions of Your Own? Book Your Coaching CallJoin The Indie Club – Our Free Networking/Support Community: http://kdmr.us/indieclubNeed Help Learning the Music Business? Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel
25 minutes | a year ago
055: Let's Plan Out Your 2020 Goals
It's the season for New Year's Resolutions, Gym Memberships and Diet Plans. But right now is also the perfect time to decide what you want to make of your music career this year.We've put together a guide to setting and working toward your music business goals... and on today's episode, I'm going to walk you through it step by step. Download your copy at http://kdmr.us/2020Special Thanks to this week's sponsor, Skillshare. Get 2 months of premium for free when you enroll at http://kdmr.us/skillshareWatch This Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LAsFq_axoMIResources Mentioned:Video: How to Pitch Your Songs to User-Generated Spotify Playlists
45 minutes | 2 years ago
054: Ari Herstand Talks How to Make it in the New Music Business, Record Labels and More!
3 years ago, Ari Herstand wrote what I call the definitive resource for independent musicians. His book, How to Make It in the New Music Business has been adopted by Music Business colleges across the country, and is #1 on my top 5 list of Music Industry Books.As he prepares to release the second edition next week, he offered us the rare chance to interview him for the latest episode of Music Business Dreams. In this episode, we discuss:How Ari got his start in the Music BusinessWhen Ari realized EVERYTHING he learned in Music Business College was wrongHow Ari's Take became a go-to resource in the Music IndustryHow things have changed since he released his first book in 2016What artists should consider before signing on the dotted lineThe role of Major Labels in 2019And much more....Purchase The Book : https://amzn.to/2oyPYMLListen & Subscribe to Music Business Dreams: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PlayGot Questions of Your Own? Book Your Coaching CallJoin The Indie Club – Our Free Networking/Support Community: http://kdmr.us/indieclubNeed Help Learning the Music Business? Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel
57 minutes | 2 years ago
053: Wendy Day Talks Negotiating Major Deals, Publishing, and Staying Independent
In this episode, Wendy Day gets real about whether or not you should go after a major label deal. We also talk about lessons she's learned negotiating multi-million dollar deals for artists like Eminem, David Banner, No Limit, and Cash Money Records.Follow Wendy on YouTube: http://youtube.com/thisiswendydayJoin the Indie Club on Facebook: http://kdmr.us/indieclubLearn How to Build a Fanbase the Right Way: http://kdmr.us/freetraining
3 minutes | 2 years ago
What Happened to the Podcast?
We've been busy performing upgrades to enhance the show. But we'll be back before you know it. In the meantime, you can stay connected with us through all our channels below. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Join the Indie Club on Facebook Join Our E-mail List
31 minutes | 2 years ago
052: Three Years Later! Anniversary Bonus Inside!
Three Years ago today, I started KDMR Music as a little Wordpress Blog. Today, we're a Music Marketing and Consulting Agency with an online presence that reaches over 16,000 independent musicians every single month! Today, I reflect on how we got here, and how far we have to go. I'm also giving back to you guys for our anniversary! From right now until July 7, 2019, enrollment in the Next Steps Group Coaching Program is $100 off. You can get lifetime access for just $97! No coupon code needed. For an extra bonus, stay tuned to the very end to see how you can win free enrollment! Just my way of saying THANK YOU for being a part of our community. Resources Mentioned: Join The Next Steps for $197 just $97! Join The Indie Club on Facebook Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
25 minutes | 2 years ago
051: The State of the Industry
This week, we celebrate our 3rd anniversary as a company. The Music Education landscape has changed a lot in these years. Today, we reflect on how far the industry has come, and how far it has to go. Resources Mentioned: The Next Steps - Our Premier Coaching Program. Learn everything you need to take your career to the next level PLUS get live coaching calls from me each month! The Musician Mastery Summit 2019 - Get Access to the Replay Music Industry Blueprint by Rick Barker Indepreneur
3 minutes | 2 years ago
Join Me at the 2019 Musician Mastery Summit!
I’m presenting at this year’s Musician Mastery Summit this Friday and Saturday, along with Wendy Day, Rick Barker and 19 other Music Industry experts I respect and admire. And the best part is, you can attend from anywhere! Learn more and get your tickets: http://kdmr.us/musicianmasterysummit
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