By David Jackson
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Do you need more fans, gigs, exposure? It's where musicians trade advice on technology, fans, gigs, and the business.
||Growing Your Audience – Insights from Ice T & Jasta||Today I talk about an update on the 3% rule. As I have not been putting as much effort into the podcast, a whopping .9 percent of the audience contributed to supporting the show. Yes, that means not even 1%. You get what you put into it.||12/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||What is Your Band’s Personality?||I went to a band showcase this weekend. It was a marching band showcase and yet there was a lot we could learn to use in our bands to connect with our audience. - How do you take the stage? - How do yo leave the stage? -||10/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The 3% Rule||I was reading the book "Good to Great: How to grow your audience through collaboration" by Jared Easley. There is one section that talks about the rule of 3%. In many cases when it comes to marketing, the number of people (out of 100) that take action ...||9/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Where Can People Find You?||I've been talking about how important it is in building your platform that the first place you build is YOUR website for years now. Some listen, and other do not. Today I share a couple of examples of people who had HUGE opportunities to get their webs...||9/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Newsjacking and Selling Digital Products with Sellfy||As I live in Cleveland, I can say first hand that this town went NUTS when LeBron James announced his returning to Cleveland. I mean it went crazy. When news like this hits, and you have a song that fits? Be sure to throw it right in the middle of the ...||8/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Still Want a Record Deal? – Smooth Gigging||Today we play some clips from the Jay Mohr "Mohr Stories" podcast where he interviews Mark McGrath of the Band Sugar Ray. He explains just what they got paid per dollar when they were on a major label deal. Smooth Gigging Tips For Musicians||7/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Don’t Just Sit There Promote! – Selling Digital Products on Facebook||Today we talk about what to do before the gig. You've been booked, but don't just sit there -promote! Get to know the staff, see what is going on in the surrounding area to see if you can find your audience.||6/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lessons From Ginger Baker – Getting Your First Gig||I recently watch Beware of Mr. Baker on Netflix. Its an interesting look at the drummer from Creme. Why is it called Beware of Mr. Baker? Because the guy is a self centered, egotistical, drunk most of his life.||5/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Are you an Indecisive Musician?||Today we interview Tommy Darker about his new book Indecisive Musicpreneur. Tommy is a musician quit his job full time and to study the music industry and help musicians make a living with their music. He is based out of Greece,||5/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lessons From Paul Stanley – Free Audio Book||I just finished listening to the book Face the Music - A Life Exposed. This is a GREAT book filled with phenomenal stories from the lead singer of Kiss. It is brutally honest, and Paul goes the issues of running a band that becomes so huge.||4/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Getting Paid Per Song/Video – Writing Relatable Songs||There is a service that's great for content creators where their supporters can sign up to pay an amount every time you release content (a song, video, etc). This can be any amount. You can then come up with rewards for people who pledge larger amounts.||3/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nimbit and Pandora News – Playing For the Door||Today we talk about getting your music into Pandora, some new cool tools to help you market to yoru fans in an intelligent manner. I play a snippet from Get Your Band Out of the Basement about playing for the door (and a horror story).||2/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Musomania’s Adam Spencer on Building Your Music HQ||Adam Spencer is the director of Musomania. This is a service that builds a Wordpress based website for you, but there is more than that. You have a community of musicians to network with, and people who are working on the same things you are.||1/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tracking Your Progress – Networking with Other Bands||Today we talk about looking at how 2013 went. What went good? What went bad? Why? Reverse engineer everything that worked and didn't work and make plans to avoid those things that didn't work, and reproduce those tings that did. Band Tracking Software||12/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Following Up With Booking Agents||Today we talk about a cool (inexpensive) way to stand out above other bands (but don't try to make money with it). We also talk about what its like to be a booking agent (so be patient) and we also have a great way to get traffic to your website,||12/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Handling Objections and Promo Packet Tips||Pulse Notify Facebook Notification Plugin for Wordpress Pulse Notify plugin for Wordpress is an interesting tool that allows you to make very cool "facebook-like" buttons that connects anyone who clicks on them to your facebook page, your email list,||11/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Spend $11 To Earn Thousands at Music Page||Musicpage.com is the online community for the music industry. Built specifically for musicians and music professionals - Musicpage has profiles from over 50 music industry categories. In today's show we interview David Codr (who goes back to the days o...||10/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ending Your Band on a High Note||Great Contents Tool For Building Your Email List for $10 We hear over and over that the money is in the list and today we have a tool that will help you grow your list through the power of contests. This WordPress plugin allows you to create a contest,||9/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Copyright Alliance’s Paul Vogelzang||The Copyright Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest and educational organization representing artists, creators, and innovators across the spectrum of copyright disciplines, including membership organizations, associations, unions,||9/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Should You Stay or Should You Go – Drugs Are Bad Mkay?||Today I read an email from Doug who has a problem with how his band is handling money (we talked about this last week). Here is what is going on. - When he replaced their old guitar player, "When I joined,||9/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Selling From the Stage – Getting That Gig||In today's episode we talk about selling items from the stage, and we also talk about getting that first gig. In my "tales from the road" I talk about playing with a fill in that got so drunk he couldn't even play. Selling More Merch at Shows||9/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Make Running Your Band A Smooth Operation for Free||Insightly.com Stops You From Letting Things Drop Through the Cracks. - Today I talk about a free tool that is both web based, and you can use on your mobile. It automates projects, tasks, communications, and you can easily organize all of the communic...||8/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Always Be Ready to Pimp Your Band – Demo CDs||Today I share a story that looked like we were going to have one of the worst gigs ever. Instead it turned into one of the best, and there I was with no email sign up forms, no flyers to promote the website, and we had people in the palm of our hand.||8/12/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Handling Your Band’s Money||Money changes everything. Band after band gets along great and when success shows up things get weird when the money shows up. Today we talk about handling your band's money and how to take steps so its never an issues. It's all about being transparent.||7/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Broadcast Your Next Gig Live – For Free||If you have a smartphone, you can broadcast 30 minutes of your next gig for free. This can turn the gig into an "Event" those in attendance (hey wow we are being broadcast) and for those listening your website they might think "Hey that sounds fun.||6/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
A Tremendous Resource
Dave Jackson works his tail off trying to get the resources and links that help each of us become more successful in our musician careers. He provides regular updates and information that has helped me time and time again. The interviews that he often holds with his guests are full of great real-life experiences and learning opportunities. We can often learn from not only the successes, but also the failures that are presented in this show. I can't miss an episode of this podcast!
Well Rounded Resource for Indie Musicians
I have over 20 years of expereince in the music business, in everything from being in a signed band, tourning, radio airplay, national television, PR, record labels etc.. I am constantly learning and this podcast has a very well rounded set of topics. From recording to promotion to gigging, there's always somthing interesting. Keep it up!
I like it......
I have learned alot from Dave's podcast. Marketed a CD of my own- kinda helped make a dream come true. Maybe someday he'll use one of my "tales from the road" that I send in.....
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