ManageMental Podcast with Blasko and Mike Mowery
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Two experienced artist managers and music industry professionals bring you their take on the modern day music business and how they mentally approach the profession of management. Join Blasko and Mike Mowery as they cover hot topics in the industry, answer fan questions, provide insight on sales numbers and showcase new music with a slant toward developing artists.
||CleanEpisode 36 – Strategies For Your Live Shows||In this episode Blasko and Mike take questions from listener Brandon on where to best spend time and effort as an independent band, how to get on larger tour packages, and benefits of an agent. Read Brandon’s letter and tune in to hear Blasko and...||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 – How to Succeed in 2018||Article: 11 Things Millennial Musicians Just Don’t Get https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/07/27/millennial-musicians/ By Ari Herstand, author of How To Make It in the New Music Business, a Los Angeles based musician and the creator of the...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 – Question From An Aspiring Manager||In this week’s episode Blasko and Mike take on questions from listener and aspiring manager, Zach. His letter reads: I understand there are "friend managers" that take on the title early in a band's career who are only in it to...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 – Why Don’t You Have A Record Deal Yet?||“9 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Signed” by Paul Resnikoff Article: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/05/18/get-band-signed-within-two-years/ Author: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/author/presnikoff/ In his article Paul Resnikoff...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 – How To Get Your Song On A Spotify Playlist||How To Get Your Song On A Spotify Playlist by Ari Herstand: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/06/21/spotify-playlists/ Welcome to another week of the ManageMental podcast with Blasko and Mike Mowery. In this episode the hosts tackle details...||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 – How To Master Your Social Skills||“7 Real World Skills to Master Before You Graduate From College” by Catherine Conlan https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/7-real-world-skills-to-master-before-you-graduate-from-college In this week’s episode Blasko and...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - A Look Back (a little more than) Halfway Through the Year||If you pay attention to the podcast space, there are a lot of podcasts who use the 4th of July weekend to take a bit of a break from producing an episode that week to recap what has occurred during the first part of the year. We didn’t do...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 – How Do I Become A Manager?||Blasko and Mike take on a big question this week from listener and aspiring manager, Kyle, on what it takes to be an artist manager, tune in for everything you need to know. My name is Kyle and I’m an aspiring artist manager and new listener...||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 – 5 Ways To Keep A Music Career||Article: 5 Strategies That Guarantee Success Author: Johnny Dwinell ...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode – Outerloop Coaching - Release It Right / Unleash It Right Preview||Looking for insight on the best way to self-release your music? Join Mike Mowery’s webinars Release It Right on July 22nd and Unleash It Right, which includes the Release It Right webinar on July 22nd PLUS an additional, advanced, class on July...||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 – 5 Ways To Kill A Music Career||Article: “17 Ways To Kill A Music Career” by Paul Resnikoff https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/06/09/17-ways-kill-music-career/ Blasko and Mike pick their top 5 ways to kill a music career (out of Resnikoff’s 17). Follow along...||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 – Defining and Achieving Success||https://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-377-defining-success-and-how-to-achieve-it-with-a-career-in-music.aspx In this episode Blasko and Mike tackle the subjects presented in Carlos Castillo’s article “Defining Success and How To...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Can I Afford To Be In A Band?||Blasko and Mike get into more listener questions based on the costs associated with being in a touring band. This week the question comes from new listener David Woolfall who writes: “I just discovered your podcast via an ad on the Lead Singer...||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 – Record Deal Red Flags||“Record Deal Red Flags” by Byron Pascoe: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/10-record-deal-red-flags.html Mr. Pascoe is a Canadian Entertainment Lawyer with Edwards PC, Creative Law and can be reached at Byron.firstname.lastname@example.org...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Instagram Basics||Reference Article: https://bandzoogle.com/blog/social-media-marketing-for-musicians-how-to-get-more-fans-on-instagram Mike and Blasko tackle basic marketing strategies on Instagram for musicians. Follow along as they go through each point...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Outerloop Coaching – Release It Right / Unleash it Right||Bonus Episode: This week Mike is filling in for Blasko as the host with the most and is joined by his Outerloop Coaching partner, Paul. In this episode Mike and Paul cover some highlights from the first Outerloop Coaching webinar Sixty Days to...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 – Band Managers 101||Oh Lorde, pray leaving your manager wasn't a mistake http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/may/19/oh-lorde-pray-leaving-your-manager-wasnt-a-mistake 5 Types of Artists Good Managers Will Never Work With ...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - How To Pick A Great Band Name||Article: http://www.mattblick.com/2014/11/naming-your-band-in-10-easy-steps.html This week Blasko and Mike dive into tips on naming your band inspired by songwriter Matt Blick's article "10 Easy Steps to Naming Your Band". Follow along as...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - The Big Question (Part 2)||Part 2 of our “The Big Question” seires - How Do Bands Break Out and Become Famous? Here is the article by Matt O'Dowd, Band Dude, Songwriter, and Composer https://www.quora.com/How-do-bands-break-out-and-become-famous Be...||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - The Big Question (Part 1)||Article: https://www.quora.com/How-do-bands-break-out-and-become-famous How does a band break and become famous? We all know there is no simple answer to this. However successful people do have habitual similarities that have been theorized as...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 – Blasko and Mike Answer Your Questions||This episode is dedicated to answering questions from you, the listeners. Blasko and Mike tackle the following questions, submitted via email, with great detail and real world examples. From Jesse: “My question is if you could explain the...||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Succeeding with Cover Songs||Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2017/04/the-art-of-using-cover-songs-to-grow-your-audience.html Dave Kusek is the founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians,...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – Break Down The Walls||This episode is inspired by 60 Days to Signable student Jeremy Miller who writes: “I met Mike briefly at Launch Music Conference and I’m really excited for the 60 Days to Signable class coming up. I’ve noticed a lot of different “music...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Why A Band Agreement Is Important||Ghost Lawsuit http://www.metalinjection.net/metal-crimes/the-entire-ghost-lawsuit-document-leaks-more-info-on-why-former-nameless-ghouls-are-suing-papa-emeritus Do We Need A Band Agreement?...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Would You Pay to Meet Us?||Blasko and Mike take on the subject of VIP Meet and Greets, requested by listener Jason Buggle. VIP packages are sold in addition to a show ticket and includes a number of perks. These packages have become almost somewhat of a necessity to...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Outerloop Coaching - Sixty Days To Signable||Blasko interviews Mike for an in-depth look into Outerloop Coaching’s webinar course "Sixty Days to Signable". The webinar is 8 weeks long and each course brings something new to the table, students will learn from real-life experiences, and have...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - 10 Steps to a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign||Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2017/03/how-to-run-a-successful-crowdfunding-campaign-10-tips.html Author: Leah Waldo is the Curriculum Manager for massive open online courses at Berklee Online. She is a Berklee College...||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Music Business Myth Busters||Article: http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2014/05/28/myths/ Author: Bob Lefsetz In the last episode we talked more about record labels and how to score that elusive “deal". This week we dig into some...||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - How to get the Attention of a Record Label||Article: http://music3point0.com/2017/02/23/4-things-record-deal/ Author: http://www.bobbyowsinski.com Bands tend to think that the holy grail is scoring a record deal. I imagine a lot of that thought process comes from the...||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - When is it Time for a Publicist?||In this episode, we answer a question from long time listener, Wade. He voiced some concerns regarding PR and Publicists and specifically when is a good time to hire one and what can they do to further your career. Below are the questions we...||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Not Boring Legal Advice||We were recently contacted by a music biz colleague, Attorney Mark Kesten. He voiced some concerns regarding issues that he encounters with a lot of young bands feeling misinformed about when and why and how to hire...||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - 15 Quick Tips for Music Business Success||http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/15-very-quick-and-simple-things-you-can-do-to-help-your-musi.html “15 Very Quick and Helpful Things You Can Do To Help Your Music Career” by Sari Delmar for MusicThinkTank.com is the...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - How To Get More People To Your Shows||In this episode we reference the article on Music Think Tank written by Simon Tam http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/6-ways-to-get-more-people-to-your-shows.html Do you sometimes feel that your band’s draw is...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Getting Signed To A Record Label||Article: Is your band REALLY ready to be on a record label? By Shan Dan Horan http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/is_your_band_really_ready_to_be_on_a_record_label If you’re currently grinding it out in a basement or garage...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Understanding Your Band as a Brand||Article: https://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-440-6-definitions-you-must-have-for-your-musics-brand.aspx by John Kowalski Website: http://babacita.com In order to truly define your brand, you should break down the...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Band Merchandising Secrets of Success||Referenced Article: Band merch 101: What to make, how to make it, how to sell it by Rob Dix http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/band-merch-101-what-to-make-how-to-make-it-how-to-sell-it.html Why get merch made? Music merchandise...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016||This is an article we stumbled upon on StereoGum for their Top 40 Metal Albums of 2016. Before the author gets down with the actual countdown he gets dark on the state of metal in general and it makes a good topic for today. The link to the article is...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - How to Find a Skilled, Professional Music Manager to Guide Your Career||Welcome to the second episode of the Manage Mental podcast. A weekly discussion on hot topics in the music biz for the up and comers, the brand newbies, the beginners and aspiring rock stars of tomorrow. Let us help you uncover some of the...||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to 2017 - Music Business Predictions||Managemental Podcast - Episode 1 - "Welcome to 2017 - Music Business Predictions” Welcome to the debut episode of the Manage Mental podcast. A weekly discussion on hot topics in the music biz for the up and comers, the brand newbies, the...||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
ATTENTION MUSIC LOVERS!
Want to know what the music industry has in store for 2017? Then you'll definitely wanna tune into this podcast. Mike and Blasko dish out their predictions on what is in store for music in the upcoming year. From streaming, to YouTube, and so much more, you'll definitely wanna tune in if you're an avid music lover like myself! Great job on the podcast guys! - Alyssa aka Studded Music Promotions on Instagram
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