How To Get An Endorsement

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we delve into the world of endorsements. We discuss how to go about creating relationships with the brands you use, and we drop some knowledge on some dos and don’ts when it comes to supporting the products you love. Please enjoy this episode of The Music Stuff Show: How To Get An Endorsement.

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Summer NAMM and the Future of Music

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss our time spent at Summer NAMM here in Nashville, TN. We share some of what we learned while there, and we examine some of the possible futures of the music business and where music creation is headed. 

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Things That Don't Matter

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we take a look at some common questions from our fellow musicians and creators. We discuss why many of the concerns we have are not worth our time, and we explore what deserves your focus and what doesn’t. 

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The Illusion Of Time

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss the common myths we believe about career limitations with respect to time. We delve into the fact that age is irrelevant when starting your career, we examine the importance of art being created by people of all ages, and we take a look at why you should never give up on doing what you love. 

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Your Health Matters

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss the fundamental impact your health has on your career. We look at the roles of mental, emotional, and physical health, and we examine their interconnectedness and importance. 

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The Importance Of Hitting Publish

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we take a look at why creating and releasing content is one of the most crucial steps you can take when building your career. We discuss the impact this has on the growth of your business, and we talk about its effects on your fulfillment as a creator and as an artist. Please enjoy this episode of The Music Stuff Show: The Importance of Hitting Publish.

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  • Intro [0:00]

  • Sponsor [0:12]

  • Episode Overview [0:59]

  • Clouds [3:28]

  • The Importance of Hitting Publish [5:50]

  • If you don’t create anything and put it out, none of the other stuff we talk about matters [6:41]

  • Why would I make anything if nobody’s there to see it? [9:43]

  • Step 1: Make something and put it out [10:47]

  • In order to survive the long play, you actually have to love what you do [13:02]

  • If you’re only goal is to be famous, don’t do music [15:10]

  • Doing anything for fame is stupid [15:58]

  • You can make infinitely more money with 1,000 people that are completely sold out on what you do, than having vanity numbers [18:55]

  • If your job is not what you want to be doing and you want to be making music, then you really don’t have freedom [25:42]

  • The dream is doing what you love and living your life how you want to every single day [27:05]

  • If you’re miserable, that’s palpable [28:04]

  • Pressing publish lets people know what you do [39:57]

  • You would be more likely to believe they’re a food blogger than a musician [41:43]

  • Don’t glorify the end goal, glorify the process [42:35]

  • You should not be more concerned about social than you are creating music [44:36]

  • Putting out content is the way you get better at putting out content [48:50]

  • Outro [49:05]

 

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we take a look at the importance of self-examination. We get into the specifics of self-awareness and how that can play into some very important factors of your career. 

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Writing For Yourself vs. Writing For Others

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss how to approach the craft of songwriting from more than one perspective. We look at the source of creativity when there are different end goals, and we delve into the creative processes behind those differences. 

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  • Intro [0:00]

  • Sponsor [0:12]

  • Episode Overview [0:59]

  • Scratch and sniff [2:13]

  • Writing music for yourself vs writing music for other people [8:30]

  • Bruno Mars [10:16]

  • If you don’t like pop, don’t write pop [11:43]

  • A log of people that think they want to be songwriters, don’t want to be songwriters [13:46]

  • Doing something for the money alone is a terrible reason to do anything [15:31]

  • Being a songwriter is a very service oriented position [17:16]

  • If you write two songs a month, don’t be a songwriter [19:01]

  • There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be an artist [19:12]

  • Don’t be a marathon runner if you hate running [24:49]

  • Don’t pursue anything you don’t have any interest in [30:43]

  • Everybody’s a one trick pony until you prove otherwise [32:40]

  • It’s never too late [40:04]

  • Outro [40:40]

 

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How To Build An Audience

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss growing the fanbase for your business. We look at what attracts others to your product, how to create something worth people’s attention, and we examine ways to improve your relationships across the board. 

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  • Intro [0:00]

  • Sponsor [0:12]

  • Episode Overview [0:59]

  • Tigers [2:23]

  • The Rock [6:49]

  • How to build an audience [10:03]

  • There’s nothing for an audience to follow [11:33]

  • If you aren’t putting out music, there’s nothing for people to be a fan of [11:58]

  • More of The Rock [12:07]

  • Make music, hit publish [13:30]

  • You need to be putting music out regularly [13:50]

  • Skateboarding [14:51]

  • They’re not scared to show you when the fail [15:37]

  • You have to connect the want to the do [16:29]

  • If you want to be an actor: are you acting? [17:15]

  • If you’re not making music, then you don’t want to be a musician [17:39]

  • Nobody owes you their attention [18:34]

  • If it’s not a banger, that’s ok. It’s still part of the process [18:57]

  • It’s about making connections with people [19:38]

  • Think of it as building relationships with people through your music [19:54]

  • What’s your budget? [21:38]

  • What scene can you be the soundtrack for? [23:55]

  • You’ve gotta be the one to instigate [27:28]

  • The think that’s closing the audience is the music [32:47]

  • Treat marketing like dating a girl you like [33:58]

  • Add positivity, not hate [35:58]

  • Learn to love the hate [39:51]

  • Putting it in front of more people doesn’t make more people like it [52:22]

  • Scaling [52:56]

  • Wanting to have a million dollars is way different than wanting to earn a million dollars [56:10]

  • Outro [57:03]

 

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This episode of The Music Stuff Show is brought to you by DupeLoops, your weekly curated drum loop library. If you're writing music, building tracks, or programming beats, DupeLoops.com is THE place to start. They deliver 10 new drum loops directly to your inbox every Monday so you can spend less time searching for the right sounds and more time making music. Each loop is always available in stereo and multitrack formats, always fresh, and they never recycled. And for a limited time, they are offering a seven-day free trial period with every plan. So visit DupeLoops.com and start your free trial today to receive 10 new multi-tracked drum loops per week, every week.

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Fear

On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we take a look at the biggest obstacle standing in the way of any creative endeavor. We discuss its manifestations, its effects, and we examine, most importantly, how to overcome it. 

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  • Intro [0:00]

  • Sponsor [0:12]

  • Episode overview [0:59]

  • Cell phone contracts are hard [2:00]

  • 10 out of 10 would party again [2:36]

  • Fear [3:36]

  • Fear is a major motivating factor in the music community [4:06]

  • How many good artists are in the world that you will never hear about because of their debilitating fear? [4:36]

  • It’s like walking into a party where you don’t know anybody [10:35]

  • Everybody forgets that everybody lives in first person [10:44]

  • You end up comparing yourself to what you’re around and that can breed the fear [10:44]

  • To have a relationship with anybody, you have to let people in [14:18]

  • One of the hallmarks of good friendship is that your friends make you better and you make your friends better [14:44]

  • “People in my life had an opportunity to help me grow and instead they kinda crushed that and really debilitated me for a long time” [18:13]

  • You suck, do better is different than somebody saying you suck, don’t try [19:45]

  • Take leadership seriously [21:32]

  • Leadership is taken, not given [22:22]

  • Don’t be afraid of criticism [25:04]

  • People can’t get better if they don’t realize they need to get better [26:56]

  • Everybody wants people to believe in them [28:58]

  • Have the balls to be honest [32:24]

  • Learn to distinguish between constructive criticism and criticism that is meant with ill-will [33:30]

  • The bad things people say or do to you is really more indicative of what’s going on with them [34:29]

  • The first foray into writing for yourself [36:08]

  • The number 1 fear across all people is public speaking [38:03]

  • All fear stems from starting [40:01]

  • There’s no way to combat fear other than to face it head on [41:32]

  • The more you face down the fear, the more quickly that fear becomes something positive [47:34]

  • The goal shouldn’t be to eliminate fear. The goal should be to be courageous in the face of fear [50:16]

  • Outro [50:42]

 

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This episode of The Music Stuff Show is brought to you by DupeLoops, your weekly curated drum loop library. If you're writing music, building tracks, or programming beats, DupeLoops.com is THE place to start. They deliver 10 new drum loops directly to your inbox every Monday so you can spend less time searching for the right sounds and more time making music. Each loop is always available in stereo and multitrack formats, always fresh, and they never recycled. And for a limited time, they are offering a seven-day free trial period with every plan. So visit DupeLoops.com and start your free trial today to receive 10 new multi-tracked drum loops per week, every week.

Special thanks to Nashville based illustrator Bobby St. Louis for creating the artwork for The Music Stuff Show!