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SOSstudio Sessions: Branding, Networking, Promotion, and Business Strategies for Independent Artists
20 minutes | Mar 9, 2016
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.The post Know When to Quit (Episode 59) appeared first on SOSstudio.
40 minutes | Feb 29, 2016
Your Entertainment Law Questions Answered by Player Law (Episode 58)
Tom Player and Quinton Sheer have seen the highs and lows of being in the music and acting world, and now they are fighting the good fight to make sure entertainers don't get screwed over. In this episode, the attorneys of Player Law will answer all of the most burning questions you have as an artist and musician.The post Your Entertainment Law Questions Answered by Player Law (Episode 58) appeared first on SOSstudio.
36 minutes | Feb 23, 2016
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.The post Molly Moore on SoundCloud, Twitter, and Writing the Best Music Possible (Episode 57) appeared first on SOSstudio.
23 minutes | Feb 9, 2016
Twitter Tips and Tricks to be a Self-Promotion Expert (Episode 56)
Twitter is like an ocean and you are a pebble sinking to the ocean floor. But with the right tools, you can be a skipping stone bouncing over the water gaining more attention with each pass. Here are 11 tools that you won't hear about from Twitter (that will make you a marketing guru).The post Twitter Tips and Tricks to be a Self-Promotion Expert (Episode 56) appeared first on SOSstudio.
31 minutes | Feb 3, 2016
How to Use Reddit, or These Two People Talked On The Internet And What Happened Next Will Frikkin Blow Your Mind
Reddit is an extremely powerful sharing tool online that is usually the first step in having your content go viral. In this episode, we speak with Nick Smith, who has seen several of his videos go viral (think 2,000,000 views in a DAY) thanks to his strategies on Reddit. The post How to Use Reddit, or These Two People Talked On The Internet And What Happened Next Will Frikkin Blow Your Mind appeared first on SOSstudio.
39 minutes | Jan 26, 2016
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.The post Erick Macek on Music Placement, Crowdfunding, and Building Personal Relationships (Episode 54) appeared first on SOSstudio.
71 minutes | Jan 19, 2016
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.The post A Tribute to Liz Swados or “How I Saved Someone’s Life” (Episode 53) appeared first on SOSstudio.
31 minutes | Jan 12, 2016
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.The post 52: Headshot Tips from Professional Photographer Kristia Knowles appeared first on SOSstudio.
34 minutes | Jan 5, 2016
51: Do Musicians NEED websites? with Ross Barber of Electric Kiwi
Is an artist website crucial as a central hub or redundant with all of the online marketing tools available to me these days? Will a website even bring in any money if my music is sold through iTunes and beyond? What are the do's and don'ts of building a successful musician or band website that works for me? All of this and more in this episode.The post 51: Do Musicians NEED websites? with Ross Barber of Electric Kiwi appeared first on SOSstudio.
15 minutes | Dec 29, 2015
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)The post 50: Your One Word Goal for 2016 appeared first on SOSstudio.
9 minutes | Dec 22, 2015
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)The post 49: Rest Your Creative Brain and Grow Evergreen Content Automatically appeared first on SOSstudio.
35 minutes | Dec 15, 2015
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)The post 48: Giving Back appeared first on SOSstudio.
26 minutes | Dec 8, 2015
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.The post 47: Give Your Customers What They Want appeared first on SOSstudio.
30 minutes | Dec 1, 2015
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.The post 46: Artists are Entrepreneurs with Brandon Barnett of Left of Nashville appeared first on SOSstudio.
48 minutes | Nov 24, 2015
45: Diversify or Die with Michael Traynor of The Walking Dead
This is the first time I've had a fellow The Walking Dead cast mate on the show. Michael Traynor is best known as Nicholas Monroe on the show but, in this podcast, he is sharing his brilliant business-of-art skills, including how to see a bird's eye view of your creative process and how to benefit from failure. (And we'll talk TWD a bit)The post 45: Diversify or Die with Michael Traynor of The Walking Dead appeared first on SOSstudio.
34 minutes | Nov 17, 2015
44: Stop Coasting And Become a Virtuoso. With Keynote Artist Mike Rayburn
Mike Rayburn is a keynote artist using guitar and comedy to inspire people to become their own personal best. In this podcast, we talk about how he engages his audience (thousands of strangers at a time) and how one simple challenge from a friend has led him on a quest to become a self-made virtuoso in multiple parts of his life.The post 44: Stop Coasting And Become a Virtuoso. With Keynote Artist Mike Rayburn appeared first on SOSstudio.
13 minutes | Nov 10, 2015
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.The post 43: What do I do first? The art of achieving goals. appeared first on SOSstudio.
38 minutes | Nov 3, 2015
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. The post 42: You Don’t Need A Band To Record An Album | with Marcio Novelli appeared first on SOSstudio.
40 minutes | Oct 27, 2015
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.The post 41: Only Add Value with Rob Lott appeared first on SOSstudio.
24 minutes | Oct 20, 2015
40: Why the F*** Do We Do This?
As artists, it is an unfortunate understanding that our job is to create without the guarantee of reward. So what drives us to continue down our path? Proving something? Naïveté? Our wildest dreams? In this podcast, 10 artists share what makes them tick.The post 40: Why the F*** Do We Do This? appeared first on SOSstudio.
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