Music Marketing First Aid – Chat with the Self Starter Podcast

< I recently had a chat with Andy Dowling who is the host of the Self Starter Podcast. Andy and I have chatted on a few occasions, in fact, the interview I did on his other podcast, Andy Social Podcast (which you can check out here), was one of my first after starting the business!…

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The Broke Musician Complex

This tension around money is likely compounded by a lack of transparency about what other (rising) bands are investing in. The effect is that often bands skimp out on things that are actually essential. Unfortunately skimping out on things like pro photos or aspects of actually promoting the music they’ve spent all this money to record, ends up costing them money (not to mention, time, energy and sanity) in the long term.

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Mastering Music & Life with Tony Mantz

Recently I had the privilege of chatting to Tony ‘Jack the Bear’ Mantz, a legendary Melbourne-based mastering engineer and spokesperson for mental health within the music industry. This is one of the most real and raw interviews I’ve probably ever done to date.  Personal development is one of my biggest passions and we touch on…

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How to Shred the Rest of 2019

It’s mid-way through the year and if your band isn’t where you thought you’d be, I got you. There’s still 6 months left to the year and the perfect time to start planning for the rest of the year and into early next year. Whether you want to rapidly raise your band’s profile to start…

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There’s No Such Thing As Competition

A few years ago I wanted to book an overseas tour. My band Vanity Riots already had the connections to tour the Philippines but we thought, “Hey, let’s do Indonesia as well. We know heavy music is big there (our old guitarist was from Jakarta) and it can be this kind of mini tour of…

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