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What's up Kingdom of Rock! Join Matt Gibson and Michael Molenda as they interview professional musicians, as well as experts in technology, business, marketing, sales, and entrepreneurship. The goal of Kingdom of Rock is to help musicians and creatives get better at music, tech, and business. Show guests include Steve Vai, Grant Cardone, DJ Scratch, Steve Lukather, Alex Winter, Stryper, Corrin Campbell (Indepreneur), Kevin Breuner (CD Baby/DIY Musician), Deadmau5, Poe, and many touring musicians, music supervisors, music directors, record producers, engineers, and backline workers from all over the world. We've interviewed tech experts, Silicon Valley bloggers, and futurists so we can alert musicians to all the emerging technology and opportunities for music makers. We also meet as a community several times a week on Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, and Zoom, as well as host in-person meetups in Los Angeles. If you are interested in participating please DM us on social media, or use the form on our website to send us a message.

Kingdom of Rock - Music Industry, Tech and Business Matt Gibson and Michael Molenda

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    • 4.6 • 12 Ratings

What's up Kingdom of Rock! Join Matt Gibson and Michael Molenda as they interview professional musicians, as well as experts in technology, business, marketing, sales, and entrepreneurship. The goal of Kingdom of Rock is to help musicians and creatives get better at music, tech, and business. Show guests include Steve Vai, Grant Cardone, DJ Scratch, Steve Lukather, Alex Winter, Stryper, Corrin Campbell (Indepreneur), Kevin Breuner (CD Baby/DIY Musician), Deadmau5, Poe, and many touring musicians, music supervisors, music directors, record producers, engineers, and backline workers from all over the world. We've interviewed tech experts, Silicon Valley bloggers, and futurists so we can alert musicians to all the emerging technology and opportunities for music makers. We also meet as a community several times a week on Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, and Zoom, as well as host in-person meetups in Los Angeles. If you are interested in participating please DM us on social media, or use the form on our website to send us a message.

    Steve Vai - How to Stay Calm in a Crisis - S4 E1

    Steve Vai - How to Stay Calm in a Crisis - S4 E1

    The devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the conventional music industry. But guitar superstar Steve Vai was not about to let lockdowns, cancelled concerts, and other dilemmas compromise his drive or productivity. In this episode, Vai...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Maroon 5 and Faith No More Producer Matt Wallace - S3 E1

    Maroon 5 and Faith No More Producer Matt Wallace - S3 E1

    On this episode of Kingdom of Rock, Matt Gibson and Yashi Brown spoke with Maroon 5 and Faith No More producer Matt Wallace.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    John Lee Dumas – Entrepreneur on Fire – S2 E19

    John Lee Dumas – Entrepreneur on Fire – S2 E19

    John Lee Dumas

    This week on Kingdom of Rock, John Lee Dumas speaks with Matt Gibson on business strategies for musicians - how to add value and provide a product to consumers. John compares the future of "musicpreneurs" with video game streamers - playing music, talking about it, and creators watching other creators so we can learn from each other. He discusses the importance of engaging with your audience one-on-one and receiving feedback on how your music can be better for them. Optimized content - answering messages from audience, being in tune with what they want and need (and being able to create products and/or content based on that feedback). He also speaks on his Freedom Journal - a goal-focused journal he developed to keep the user on track with what they want to achieve. Goal setting is important for musicians, too! This interview can be summarized with a quote from Albert Einstein: "Try not to become a person of success, but a person of value" If your music can help people through their struggles and inspire them, you have achieved something meaningful. If you want to reach out, you can find John on his website at EOFire.com.

    • 15 min
    Morgan Wade and the Stepbrothers – S2 E18

    Morgan Wade and the Stepbrothers – S2 E18

    This week on Kingdom of Rock podcast for DIY Musicians, Amanda Bocchi and Matt Gibson spoke with Morgan Wade about her new album and tour and what she does to make her music business succeed.  Morgan tells us what it's like to quit your day job and start your first tour! DIY Musicians and music entrepreneurs - Listen in!

    Morgan Wade and The Stepbrothers

    http://www.morganwadeandthestepbrothers.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/morganwadeandthestepbrothers/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVU5sBbXY_w&feature=youtu.be

     

    • 26 min
    Twitter for Musicians with Madalyn Sklar – S2 E17

    Twitter for Musicians with Madalyn Sklar – S2 E17

     



    This week on Kingdom of Rock, guitarist Matt Gibson spoke with Twitter expert Madalyn Sklar about her experiences as a social media expert and the music industry! Co-Host Amanda Bocchi will return next week after she finishes her degree in Classical guitar from Hollins University!

    Madalyn Sklar is a serial entrepreneur, community builder and leading Twitter marketing expert. With 22 years digital marketing experience and 13 years social media marketing under her belt, it’s no surprise she’s ranked the #1 Social Media Power Influencer in Houston. Each week Madalyn hosts the #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat that brings together hundreds of people in an active one hour discussion revolving around Twitter marketing. Since launching two years ago, it has reached 4.64 billion impressions. She also hosts the weekly #SocialROI chat that’s presented by ManageFlitter. Madalyn interviews leading social media and marketing experts for her TwitterSmarter podcast and co-hosts the weekly Communities That Convert podcast with Kami Huyse. Huffington Post has named Madalyn one of 50 Women Entrepreneurs to follow.

    https://www.madalynsklar.com/

     

     

    • 28 min
    Amanda Bocchi Talks About her Pledgemusic – S2 E16

    Amanda Bocchi Talks About her Pledgemusic – S2 E16

    This week on Kingdom of Rock podcast for DIY Musicians, co-hosts Matt Gibson and Amanda Bocchi talked about what it takes to run a successful Pledgemusic Campaign. Amanda is currently running her campaign in support of her new album Organ Donor until the end of April. You can check it out here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/amandabocchi

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Curtmo317 ,

Very Informative!!

Great information- love the guests you have on and the discussion of how to make money at music.

H.R. Rockenstuff ,

Very good show

Good topics, good interview style. And lots of good info you don't normally get 🤘🏻

Music Composer ,

Good stuff!

There are some great tips and interviews for the indie musician on this podcast. Keep going dude!

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