84 | Struggling with Self-Doubt?

In this episode, I teach you a practice I like to do that helps with overcoming self-doubt and self-worth issues. I also share details about the upcoming 13-day PR Challenge! Join the PR challenge now! https://dewarpr.lpages.co/13-day-challenge Get my free Spotify Playlist Cheatsheet at monicastrut.com/spotify!   Get a 30-day free trial + 15% off your first…

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Writing Awesome Ad Copy, PR and Marketing with Curtis of Dewar PR

This episode sees the return of publicist and marketing guru, Curtis Dewar of Dewar PR. We talk about a range of topics from your marketing budget, PR and release strategy, growing a Facebook Group, writing awesome ad copy and more. Links & Resources Follow Curtis: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Music Marketing Mixer Facebook…

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The Lowdown on the Australian Media Ban on Facebook

Australians woke up yesterday to find they are being blocked from accessing news in their Facebook feeds. The problem is, this hasn’t just affected big media outlets like the ABC, SBS or Channel 9 like news outlets are reporting, this has affected small news websites like music media, independent blogs and podcasts as well as…

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Touring + Getting Support Slots with Danny Bazzi of Silverback Touring

Danny Bazzi is the owner of Touring company Silverback Touring and has recently opened a bookings arm called Silverback Agency. Silverback Touring have brought bands to Australia such as Atreyu, Skid Row, Bruce Dickenson, Corrosion of Conformity Hardcore Superstar, Buckcherry and Crashdiet just to name a few.   In this interview, Danny runs us through…

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Doing the Inner Work First with Marketing + PR Coach Diane Foy

In this episode, I speak with PR and Marketing Coach for musicians, actors and dancers, Diane Foy. She will share with you her 6-step roadmap to building a fanbase and making it in the entertainment industry as well as why it is so important to do the inner work first, before engaging any marketing or…

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Why Saying No to Opportunities will Get You Further in Your Music Career

We’ve all been told that saying ‘yes’ to as many opportunities as possible is key to succeeding in the music industry.  But as tempting as it can be to agree to every gig offer or even a label offer, sometimes doing so can do more harm than good. This latest episode explores why sometimes saying…

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Diving Full Time into Music + Growing a Twitch Channel with JB of Fierce Deity

Today I’m bringing on a past client, and now friend, Jonathon “JB” Barwick of Fierce Deity to talk about how he prepared to dive into music full time this year after quitting a day job that was no longer fulfilling. This episode speaks about how he set himself up for success in this new entrepreneurial…

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How to Create a Stand-Out EPK – Dos & Don’ts

For any band looking to grow in 2021, your EPK (electronic press kit) is an essential asset to have prepared! In this weeks Being in a Band podcast episode, I run you through: 👉 What an EPK is and how it’s used 👉 All the different elements to include in your EPK 👉 Whether you…

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How to Launch a Patreon & Make More Money with Katie Zaccardi

Patreon has been one of the platforms artists have turned to, particularly in the last 12 months, to generate revenue. Today I bring back music career coach Katie Zaccardi to the pod to talk about how to launch not only a successful Patreon but how to launch any product or service properly so that you…

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