There’s been a bunch of hoopla about whether or not iTunes is going away and if Apple will be exclusively a streaming service. I’m not sure it’s true, (I did spend a good 55 seconds on Google trying to find out) but in a way, it makes sense. iPods are a thing of the past. […]
Here’s what I do and don’t do now that I’m ten years into attending the crazy-ass film and music conference in Austin, TX. My SXSW attack plan keeps me productive, sane, calm, and somewhat healthy.
I have a story for you about how I fought for $15,000 for an advertisement placement of a song of mine. I’m a hustler. When I make a song, I let people know. When I release a CD, I give it to my friends. One of my friends is a video editor, and works a […]
I’ve got a thing for the Grammy’s and the Grammy speech. If you’ve heard me speak or taken any of my courses, you know this. For now, take my word for it. (Also, I went this year for the first time as a voting member. Here’s my take on how it all works.) I’ve written dozens […]
Emails can be tricky, especially when you’re in between CD releases, tours, or big news. How can you write and send emails without having it take up a ton of brain power and time? (Every time I knew I wanted to send a newsletter out, I would take an entire afternoon thinking, outlining, writing, editing, testing links, re-reading, sending.) Here’s how…
Here’s my suggestion on how to rock your email list for 60 weeks with automation. It starts with a content-creation challenge…
Oh email lists. They’re like websites. They’re this tool we know we should be using, yet to update it and keep it current takes so. Much. Work. This year, I’ve been studying email strategies and have found a few that are sure-fire ways to keep time spent down and impact up. Below I outline my […]
Last year, around this time, I was just moving into my new house. The second house I’ve lived in, the third abode with a home studio space. I wrote about this process of making design decisions here. And then I realized I was out of my league, energetically speaking, and hired my good friend Emma […]
Half a year ago, I hosted a webinar for musicians about communicating your brand with the help of DiscMakers (maker of CDs and merch for indie musicians). The people who signed up for the webinar ended up on my mailing list. Not the mailing list for my music fans, but the one I have for […]
I always knew being a woman in the music industry would mean having to fight harder, avoid creeps, and stand for myself in a way I wouldn’t have to in other industries or jobs. A few weeks ago, the topic of women in music came up again as I read this article called “Dear Creepy Men of the Music Industry, Please Stop” written by my friend and collaborator Ari Herstand. I left a comment on the Facebook post… summed up, I stated why the article was hard for me to read: there was no real-time responsibility taken. We can complain about how men treat women in this industry, but in reality, we are not taking the right actions to shut it down.
If you’re a musician, you’ve probably thought about going to the Grammys then wondered “How do the Grammys work?”. Whether you’ve watched them for the performances or for the awards, whether you’ve dreamed about winning one, or simply wondered what it’s like to be there in the presence of the top musicians in the country, […]