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.
||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).||2/9/14||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.||1/26/14||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||12/26/13||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,||12/3/13||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,||11/18/13||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...||10/28/13||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,||9/30/13||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,||9/19/13||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,||9/8/13||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||9/2/13||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...||8/19/13||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.||8/12/13||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.||7/7/13||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.||6/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Your Band’s Official Communication Channel – Riff Station Review||Today we take a peak at a great tool to take yor practice time to the next level, and from my book Get Your Band Out of the Basement, we talk about the importance of choosing an "official communication channel" for your band. Riff Station Review||6/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Picking Songs For Your Band||Mat from librerock.com wants to know what I feel about giving away digital downloads away for free. Giving Away Your Music For Free For me, should they and "is this fair" are two different topics. I don't think its fair that you spend money to produc...||6/16/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Picking Your Band’s Name||Today we are talking about the things that you might think about when choosing a band name. It is going to be your brand, so you want a good. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters HATES the band Foo Fighters. So what should you consider? -||6/3/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Get 7.2% More Downloads||There is an app called Shazam that allows people to listen to a song and it will look up the artist. According to the Digital Music News, 7.2% of download sales in 2012 started by a person using Shazam. That means that one of of fourteen downloads star...||5/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Keep Things Simple – Nimbit Now in Multi Country Currencies||Localized Currencies and Stores Comes to Nimbit The initial rollout, planned for May 2013 will support the following currencies: Australian Dollar British Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar Euro Hong Kong Dollar Mexican Peso||5/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Promote Your Gigs With Text Messages||Call Loop Text Message Marketing Today we have a great tool called Call Loop to help you connect with your fans via text. The great thing about text messages is they are seen 97% most of the time. Compare this to email, and it pales in comparison. -||4/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Free Contest Tool Makes Your Promotions Go Viral||Contest Domination is a free tool that you can use to award people for telling their firends about your music/webiste/gig. The system doesn't require a bit of code, and you can brand it with your logo. If you use the free version,||4/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Get Four Times the Music Sales:The Power of Scarcity||Today's tool is a tool I purchased call Scarcity Samurai. It's way cool. It's way easy. It's way powerful. This tool captializes on the Scarcity principle. Powerful Countdown Timer for Wordpress You can set up a campaign for that will be a one time e...||4/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Grow Your Email List and Boost CD Sales with Lead Player||I just discovered lead player. This is a Wordpress tool that has NO MONTHLY FEES. You can have it add opt in lists, call to actions, and redirect people automatically at the end of your video. It works with youtube (only) so you don't have to worry ab..||4/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Let the Love of the Fans Be More Than Your Hatred of Your Singer||Today I share a great story about Facebook stats and why your page is not growing. We also look into keeping your stage setup simple to make giging less stressful. When things get tense let your love of your BAND be more than your hatred for any band m...||3/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||WordPress For Facebook Tool Helps Your Grow Your Audience||In this episode we hear from Tony from Runway27left.com as he explains some of the tips he has picked up over the last few years. He talks about working with promoters, and how to develop relationships with club owners. - Turn Wordpress For Facebook||3/2/13||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.....