Should I Write Original Music or Music That Sells?

Have you ever noticed that the music you love to write, always ends up being the music people hate? Yet, your worst written songs, the songs you said “I can’t believe I wrote this POS” are somehow, magically, the ones everyone loves? What’s up with that? When I was in Nashville, I always heard this phrase: “G/C/D – that’s all ya need.” …

How To Change Your Life In 5 Minutes

I know what you’re thinking. “What a completely B.S. title. There is NO WAY you can change your life in 5 minutes.” Let me guess, I need to… 1. Meditate, right? I need to find my inner self?  2. Eat healthier and exercise more? 3. Just love more people?  4. Just “work harder”? 5. Just need to “figure things out”? And I’m …

How To Find People That Will Listen To Your Music

Do you ever get this strange feeling that someone is watching you? Maybe I’m crazy (don’t answer that), but I do. I hope they don’t watch me too closely because that’ll get weird very fast. I’ll have to scare them away by walking out to the van in suspenders and a buckwheat hat –  “HEY YALL HOW YALL DOIN” *van …

The Easiest Way To Build Your Audience Online

Some of the most common questions I get on a daily basis are: How do I market my music online? How do I go viral? Why are you so sexy and how can I be more like you? Ok, maybe that last part isn’t true. But, these are honest questions and I love getting them. I get to do my passion: helping …

How NASA Overcomes Procrastination

One of the hardest things to do when accomplishing anything is remaining consistent. It’s not something anyone teaches us, but instead expects from us. Doing something over and over again is something that we are good at physically, but not mentally. Our natural tendency is to overthink anything because that is what our brains have evolved to in order to …

Artist Spotlight – Belinda Ho

Belinda Ho. Violinist, composer, and entrepreneur. Every artist dreams of experiencing life on his or her terms. Independent musician, well-respected, and credits out the wazoo. What did SHE do so differently? Can I do that? Musicians are wired differently. We are entrepreneurs unlike any other breed on the planet. We are the most courageous people because while other companies can …

The 3 Step No B.S. Guide To Marketing Your Music

I have a friend who markets his music by literally posting a song 5 times in a row with a “Please listen to this, you’ll like it :)”. It kinda creeps me out to be honest, especially with that weird smiley face. Not only that, but it’s lazy. When people talk about marketing, you think of things like: Post it on …