How to Get Nominated For a Grammy – Podcast Episode #20

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In episode #20 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we are going to talk with blues artist, Janiva Magness, about her recent Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album of 2016. I take particular pride in sharing her story as I had the good fortune of being part of it. Early in 2016 I was […]

Live Music Marketing Coaching Session – Tuesday at Noon (Pacific)

John Oszajca talking into microphone

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It’s official. I’ve become that guy who starts every blog post with “wow, it’s been way to long since I’ve posted anything here on the site”. But I swear that there really is a very good reason for that… In short, I spent the first half of 2016 working on campaigns for other artists. It’s […]

JO on the Cath Vincent Show

John Oszajca on Cath Vincent Show

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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 […]

Facebook Lead Ads – Game Changer?

Facebook Lead Ads

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Facebook has just announced a new feature within their ad network that may just be a game changer for musicians like us. That is to say, musicians who understand that their success will directly correlate to the size of their mailing list. The new feature allows advertisers (that’s you) to run ads with a “native […]

How To Schedule Facebook Posts And Twitter Tweets For Free

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In this quick video I’ll show you how to schedule Facebook posts and Twitter tweets, for FREE, without any third party software or apps. I imagine that many are already familiar with how to do this on Facebook, but scheduling Tweets on Twitter has been more of a mystery, until now 🙂 As always, I […]

Spotify: Helping Or Hurting Independent Artists?

Spotify monster

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  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 […]

Here’s How You Release The Number #1 Blues Album In America

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  Over the last few months I’ve had the pleasure of working as the marketing director for blues artist Janiva Magness‘ newly formed indie label, Fat Head Records. The label’s first release debut at #5 on Billboard’s Blues Chart and has held the #1 spot on blues radio for much of this summer. In the […]

How A Very Unusual Band Consistently Converts 20% Of Their Subscribers Into Album BUYERS – Podcast Episode 14

The New Jacobin Club Band

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  In the latest episode of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast, Xerxes Horde from the New Jacobin Club, joins us to discuss how he’s been able to use the strategies learned in MMM 3.0 to outsell two years of web sales in under three months, and generate some pretty impressive sales and subscriber stats. The […]

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

Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby

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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 […]

Rant – The Music Business Is Not A Business.

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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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