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.
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!
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.
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
This week, Amanda and Matt spoke to author and radio persona Paul Porter. Paul is the author of Blackout – My 40 Years in the Music Business. He was also the programming director for BET and eventually purchaced his own radio station in Orlando, Florida. If you want to learn about how radio works or want to explore the dirty side of the music business, this episode is for you! Paul shoots about as straight as you can get on every topic. We talk about everything from payola to a detailed breakdown of how to break a song on the radio and get it to chart! Matt and Amanda both agreed that Paul was one of the best guests ever. Enjoy! You are going to learn a lot…
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Matt Gibson spoke with sales, marketing and business guru Grant Cardone. He addresses why musicians and artists struggle with the concept of making money. Listen now and let Grant hit you between the eyes with some great advise and motivation!
Grant Cardone is a well known author of the 10x Factor and the creator of the 10x Growth Convention. He is an entrepreneur with the creation of 6 companies under his belt. Through his real estate holdings, Grant is well on his way to becoming a billionaire. We brought Grant on the show to help you understand the kind of energy it takes to create that amount of wealth. Amanda Bocchi and I are both fans of the 10x Factor and use principals found in Grant’s writing and live videos to build our business.
Favorite Quotes from the interview:
“If you have great art and you sit in your living room and play to yourself you are selfish and self-centered.”
This week on Kingdom of Rock, Amanda Bocchi and Matt Gibson spoke to guitar shredder and YouTube star Annie Grunwald about her experiences in the music business.
This week, Matt Gibson spoke with Great White guitarist Mark Kendall. Mark talks about his vast experiences in the music industry in a Grammy nominated hard rock band that sold millions of records.
This Week on Kingdom of Rock Podcast for DIY Musicians Matt Gibson and Amanda Bocchi spoke to sales and marketing expert Wes Schaeffer. If you are looking for business and sales training, this is the episode for you!
This week on Kingdom of Rock Podcast for DIY Musicians, Amanda Bocchi and Matt Gibson spoke with guitarist and entrepreneur Nick Able. Nick is best known for touring with Ravi Shankar and his family as a guitarist.
Nick shares his experiences as an entrepreneur and he tells us about the mechanics behind building and managing a guitar membership site for legendary guitarists Andy James and Frank Gambale.
Topics covered Include:
Elance – recruiting help for your business
Building a team
Four Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
Pat Flynn – Smart Passive Income – Will it Fly
Business Automation via the Internet
Daniel Tomkins http://daniel-tompkins.com/
Andy James https://andyjamesguitaracademy.com/
Frank Gambale http://www.frankgambaleonlineguitarschool.com/