30 | #Askmeanything – Third-Party Video Hosting YouTube Channels + Competition Between Bands

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uu7qi-d3fab6 Ooofftt! We haven’t done an ‘Ask me anything’ episode since episode 3! Today I answer two questions from my community. 1) What’s the deal with third-party video clip hosting channels on YouTube (like Dreambounce, Blank TV, etc.)? Do they actually get you more exposure or does the music industry see right through the numbers?…

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29 | Getting a Band Manager + Balancing Your Day Job and Music With Jaz Yates

Today I’m chatting to local band manager Jaz Yates! Jaz manages several local bands and runs her own business all while juggling a part-time day job! In contrast to my interview with Blasko (listen to that interview here) who is the manager of heavyweights, Zak Wylde & Black Veil Brides (as well as being the…

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28 | Looking After Your Mental Health in the Music Industry

Mental health is a very important topic within the music industry right now. I’m glad more and more people are talking about it. Attitudes are certainly different nowadays than they were a few years ago. The latest podcast episode is a personal one for me. I also share some tips I recommend for musicians to…

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27 | Branding + Release Strategy on a Budget with Spiritbox

I literally cannot hide my excitement to bring you this interview with one of my favourite bands and favourite examples to use when talking about branding & release strategy! In this episode, I’m chatting to Courtney LaPlante and Mike Stringer from metal band, Spiritbox.Β  We talk all about their branding and release strategy and how…

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26 | The Temptation to Sign to a Label

In this episode, I talk about the dangers of signing to the first label that approaches you.  Both my current and previous bands have been approached by labels, some more legitimate than others. Although so far we have not move ahead with a relationship with any label, for a moment in some instances, it was…

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25 | How to Pitch for Press with Greg Kennelty of Metal Injection

What to do and not do when pitching for press coverage of your band with Greg Kennelty of Metal Injection! We talk about how to pitch, the information you need to include, when and how to follow up, how to forge relationships within the music industry and more!  If you are interested in becoming a…

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