Music Marketing Manifesto is a leading resource for today's DIY musicians, hosted by John Oszajca. John is a Music Marketing Expert, a Former Major Label Recording Artist, and one of the pioneers of Direct To Fan Marketing in the Music Industry.
Is this really the end of Facebook advertising as we know it?
Many in the digital marketing space are suggesting that Apple’s coming iOS 14 update will mean the end of Facebook Advertising as we know it. Spoiler alert… It’s not. But there are things you NEED to know. In a nutshell, apple will soon be asking all app users if they are willing to allow their […]
Tour on your Own Terms
In episode #43 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we chat with Brian Vander Ark - lead singer of the band The Verve Pipe - about how he has consistently made six figures per year from house concerts, and how you can too!
House concerts have long been one of the best ways for independent artists to generate a significant amount of revenue each year. That said, with all that is going on in the world, this is probably not the best time for any kind of touring, house concert or otherwise... However, with so many live venues closing down, and no real end of the pandemic in sight, musicians may need to start thinking ahead to a time when we can start touring again. Because for many, house concerts may be the best, if not only, option.
I could think of no one better to tackle this topic than Brian Vander Ark. Brian is the lead singer of the platinum selling rock band, The Verve Pipe. Years ago he embraced the 1000 true fan model and began doing house concerts across America for his existing fan base. The result was as much as six figures a year in revenue by performing backyards and living rooms for just a few months each year. In this interview he will explain exactly how he did it and how YOU can too!
The Art & Science of Playlist Promotion
In episode #42 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we chat with Michael Sloane, the CEO of StreamingPromotions.com about the art and science of getting your music on more Spotify playlists. As many of you know, the streaming promotion landscape is littered with charlatans and low quality promotion services that can hurt your music career […]
Learn How To Generate Income From Your Music on Twitch
In episode #41 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast we will speak with Karen Allen the author if “Twitch for Musicians” about how musicians can use the world’s largest streaming platform for gamers to grow their fan base and potentially generate a full-time income from their music. I also want to remind everyone that I […]
Lockdown: The Best Way To Generate Revenue From Your Music During The Global Pandemic
The current global pandemic has had a tremendous impact on musicians. The loss of the ability to perform live, the fact that our fans have less money to spend on non-essential items, and the fact that many of us have lost our day jobs during this time has really hit musicians hard. In the wake […]
Stepping Stones: What It Takes To Go From The Rehearsal Room To Performing In Arenas
Niels Schroeter from NCS Entertainment and Blue Élan Records once introduced me to a very important concept: Not every marketing tactic is right for every artist, and the next step an artist should take is really determined by where their career is at, and where they want to take it.
This is important because so often I see artists spending thousands of dollars on promotions that stand very little chance of working because they are simply not ready for it, or because it's the wrong prescription for their genre.
This was one of those nuggets that I have repeated more times than I can count, and so I thought... Why don't we get Niels on the podcast to explain this himself.
Niels is a very smart guy who has been there and done that in just about every aspect of the music business. He's worked in A & R, product development, artist management, music marketing, and as a general manager of several labels.
In episode #39 of the Music Marketing Manifesto Podcast I ask Niels to explain his concept of "Stepping Stones" and to walk us through just what it takes to go from the very beginning of one's career, to becoming an international act. This is one of the more substantial conversations we've had on the podcast in a long time. I really think you're going to dig it.