Is Your Music for Everyone?

Liner Notes May 20, 2014

There are over 7 billion people in the world. Is your music perfect for all of them?

Michael Jackson, Jesus Christ and Elvis all are super-popular figures in our culture. What can their success/failure teach you about your music career?

Who is your music for? Chime in below…

Summer Festival Marketing Strategies

Liner Notes May 6, 2014

Summer festival season is almost here!

What are you doing this year to take advantage of every live festival opportunity?

Summer festivals are tough, because the crowd is more than likely not there to see you. You’re playing for a large group of half-in-the-bag, distracted folks. What is your plan for getting them to take action and become a lifetime fan?

How will you approach festivals differently this year than last? Chime in below…

Don’t be the Enhancement Drug of Music

Liner Notes April 15, 2014

Adding people to your email list without permission is not a good idea. Not only will it not help you find more fans, it might also directly hurt your efforts to reach your existing fans.

How do you add fans to your email list? Do you ever blindly email someone? Chime in below…

How to Double Your Income From Music

Liner Notes April 8, 2014

There are many ways to make more money in music, but this week I focus on one of the simplest.

It’s often overlooked as artists rush to chase more fans and fame. But it really is one of the easiest ways to instantly increase your income.

Register for the PLUG networking event on April 15th.

What products/services do you offer to your fans to increase your average fan value? Chime in below…

A Brand New Record Label For Indie Artists

Liner Notes April 1, 2014

Edit *** Straight up – this a really lame April Fool’s prank. I’m leaving it up here for fun. But don’t believe anything you hear in this video 🙂 ***

This week I have the inside scoop on a new record label that’s coming to help indie artists.

Get the pre-release details in this video

Discover Elk Zoo Records http://elkzoo.com

Is Your Site Leaking Fans?

Liner Notes March 25, 2014

Are you inviting fans to leave your website before they even get settled?

It takes a lot of time, money and energy to get fans to your website. Don’t send them right out the back door before they have a chance to discover how awesome you are!

What links do you have on your site?  Shout out below…

I’m NOT Your Personal ATM

Liner Notes March 18, 2014

So many independent artists treat their email list like a personal ATM.

Fans didn’t sign up on your list to get the hard sell every time they open their email inbox. Here’s what they want instead.

What emails have you sent to your fans that they really got excited about?  Shout out below…

Doing the Pinch/Zoom/Pivot Dance

Liner Notes March 11, 2014

Are you ready to do the pinch/zoom/pivot dance? Your potential fans aren’t.

Find out all about the dance and how you can avoid it in this week’s 2 minute video.

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In the USA mobile accounts for 15% of traffic to all websites. The Only Sky Artist site gets 36% of our traffic from mobile devices. We have some artists getting over 40% of their traffic from mobile devices.

It’s very important to consider how your fans view your website.

Do you have a responsive website?  Shout out below…

Is Your Blog Hurting Your Website

Liner Notes February 25, 2014

When a new visitor lands on your home page what do they see? If it’s your blog you may be doing more harm than good.

See what I mean in this week’s video….

Do you agree or disagree with my blog theory?  Shout out below…

Rock Your ReverbNation ‘More Info’ Box

Liner Notes February 18, 2014

I have many pet peeves, but the ReverbNation ‘More Info’ box is near the top of the list.

Most independent musicians put way too much information in this box.

This week we’ll look at some examples and show you what you should have in your info box instead.

On a side note, that’s 7 videos and I’ve managed to not repeat a shirt!!

How many icons do you have in your ReverbNation ‘More Info’ box?  Shout out below…