JO on the Cath Vincent Show

Posted on July 22nd, 2015   Comments:

I recently had the pleasure of appearing on Season 2, Episode 9, of the Cath Vincent Show. A local New Zealand talk show geared towards entrepreneurs and the arts. Cath and I have a quick chat about making music, making money, and making it happen. I’m the first interview up and our talk lasts less […]

How to Land A Sponsorship For Your Band – Podcast Episode # 17

Posted on February 18th, 2015   Comments:

In episode #17 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we are joined by James Book of Top Secret Productions to talk about sponsorships. What they are, how they work, and the best way to go about trying to secure one for your band or music. James Book is the former bassist of the gold selling […]

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Spotify: Helping Or Hurting Independent Artists?

Posted on December 11th, 2014   Comments:

A few weeks ago I posted something on the MMM Facebook page about the Fact that Taylor Swift recently pulled her entire catalog from Spotify. She was quoted as saying “I’m not wiling to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and creators of this […]

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This Royalty Check Look Familiar?

Posted on June 4th, 2014   Comments:

This was just too priceless not to share… It’s a residual check from Warner Brothers that my good friend (and fellow musician) Ovis shared with me. I think we’ve all been here before… “Oh Warner Brothers, you crack me up ….” If you’re seeing royalty checks like this then perhaps Music Marketing Manifesto 3.0 can […]

CD Baby Founder, Derek Sivers, on the Habits of Successful Independent Musicians: Podcast Episode 13

Posted on April 28th, 2014   Comments:

In this episode of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast, CD Baby founder Derek Sivers, joins us to discuss how he transitioned from musician to owner of the world’s largest distributor of independent music. He also discusses some of the defining patterns and traits he observed in their best selling artists. To listen in just go […]

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Rant – The Music Business Is Not A Business.

Posted on October 11th, 2013   Comments:

Many years ago, back when I had a big team of managers, lawyers, agents and the rest… One person stood out to me above all of them. He was the 18 year old intern of my manager at the time. This kid was crazy smart. He was promoting major events with artists like the Black […]

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