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Being in a Band is a podcast for savvy musicians and music industry professionals who want to learn more about the music business, marketing, branding, strategy, mindset and all things, well, being in a band. Hosted by digital marketer, music journalist and musician, Monica Strut, this show is designed to be a resource for you to up-skill, become empowered and take your music careers to the next level.

Being In A Band Monica Strut

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Being in a Band is a podcast for savvy musicians and music industry professionals who want to learn more about the music business, marketing, branding, strategy, mindset and all things, well, being in a band. Hosted by digital marketer, music journalist and musician, Monica Strut, this show is designed to be a resource for you to up-skill, become empowered and take your music careers to the next level.

    Goodbye to the Podcast

    Goodbye to the Podcast

    It's time to end this chapter.  Goodbye to the Being in a Band podcast.  In this episode, I talk about what led to this decision, some of the ups and downs this year touring more and more and plans for the future.  Thank you for your support over the last 3+ years. xx

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    • 18 min
    Growing On Twitch With Jon "StayPuft" Garcia of Knotfest

    Growing On Twitch With Jon "StayPuft" Garcia of Knotfest

    Jon 'StayPuft' Garcia started his Twitch Channel in December 2020 after feeling disenchanted with his job. By March 2022 he'd not only grown his audience establishing himself as a go-to for new heavy music, but had been offered a position hosting streams for Knotfest, eventually quitting the day job and turning his passion for heavy metal into a full time gig.

    I had the pleasure of working with Jon as his coach during this period and it's been a real treat watching his career unfold. In this episode, we chat about this progression, how he got started and the benefits of a platform that's been on the rise for the last 3 years.

    You'll also hear Jon reveal he actually never felt confident sharing his opinions about music before starting his Twitch channel. Yet the fear of what others would think was not as strong as his passion for music and the result was finding a likeminded community and establishing himself as an authority in the heavy metal genre.

    This conversation was recorded earlier in the year but the announcement of Knotfest coming to Australia reminded me I really need to post this interview!

    So enjoy this inspiring conversation with Jon Garcia AKA StayPuft_Mallow!

    This episode is dedicated to Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder.

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    • 53 min
    How to Get Press For Your Music

    How to Get Press For Your Music

    Want to get your new music featured by blogs, magazines and radio stations? Well, with nearly a decade's combined experience a music journalist, editor and PR agent, I happen know a thing or to about this topic! Here's how to get press for your music.

    Register for my workshop, 'How to Write a Press Release' now (places limited) - https://www.monicastrut.com/pressrelease

    • 19 min
    Ask Me Anything!

    Ask Me Anything!

    Answering your questions! How to find a booking agent, how to grow without playing live, goals I set early-on in my band and more! Plus catch up on where The Last Martyr is touring and hear our brand new single!

    Work with me - https://www.monicastrut.com

    The Last Martyr Tour Dates - https://www.thelastmartyr.band/tour

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    • 38 min
    Feeling Like a Failure & Starting Again

    Feeling Like a Failure & Starting Again

    What happens when others are having success and you're not? Whether it's your ex-bandmates, friends or other bands in your scene, how do you deal with feeling like you're being left behind? In this episode I answer a listener's question about this very thing. We talk about the hit it can have on your confidence, feeling overwhelmed about starting again, and the ways in which you can turn this situation into your biggest comeback ever!

    More on Band Coaching

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    • 42 min
    Lessons From the Black Veil Brides Shows

    Lessons From the Black Veil Brides Shows

    Last weekend my band played a whirlwind 3 shows in 24 hours across 2 cities with the legendary Black Veil Brides! It was our first time playing this many shows in a row at this level and it was cool to watch absolute pros in action. But I have some awesome lessons to share with you relating to being a support band at a show of this calibre!

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

husHNHaze ,

knowledge on deck

Big contribution to independant artist. Nuff respect.

Kindofanexpert ,

LET'S DO THIS!

This is such a great, informative podcast! Information is given is a fun and understandable way. Monica you are a legend and a gem! Love it!

Nate Callens ,

What a useful, fun pod for musicians/bands of all skill levels!

Monica Strut has so much knowledge & numberous tips and resources to share with bands when it comes to educating them about branding, music release strategy, marketing, Facebook ads, PR strategy, keeping bands motivated and accountable, & more. So many of these episodes can be applied to other industries as well, so BONUS! Give Being In A Band a listen. You'll love it. Monica's enthusiasm is electric! 🤘🔥🙏

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