Posts in diy music
Storyline on Spotify: Cool New Feature or Grab for Instagram?

Is Spotify about to get more social? Earlier this week, Spotify launched a new feature to a select few musicians: Storyline. This allows for a musician to share their own story about a song in an Instagram Stories like method, with users tapping their way through a song.

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Get Onto A Spotify Playlist (Part Two)

There are 3 types of playlists on Spotify and here is how to get on all of them! This guide walks you through verification of your account, the types of playlists, how to approach curators, and how to submit to Spotify for official playlist consideration.

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7 Tools Every Musician Needs

What are the 7 top things that musicians need in their toolkit for today’s music world? These are my list of essential things a musician needs to build a growing and thriving business online.

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Avoid Copyright Strikes! A Guide for Bloggers & Vloggers

Bloggers, Vloggers, and Content Creators! What are some of the best ways to avoid copyright strikes? How can you legally upload content that won’t get you flagged? Read this to know common myths, how to get permission, and avoid copyright strikes all together and forever.

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How to Copyright Your Songs the Right Way

Learn how to copyright your songs the right way in 3 easy steps! Don’t believe any of the copyright myths like the poor mans copyright, or that you are protected if you upload to YouTube. See how easy it is in this week’s blog.

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How to Build a Music Career When You're Afraid of Selling Out

How do you be a successful musician, make money, sell out shows, and keep your artistic vision and integrity? Is that possible? I argue yes, you can. Read along to see if you agree with me or not, and leave angry comments telling me how you can’t be successful and a musician.

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Do You *ACTUALLY* Need An Email List?

Everyone tells you to get an email list started as the best way to grow your music career, but do you really need one? Today let’s look at the pros and cons of having an email list and what you as a musician should do about it.

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Your Music Done!

Are you procrastinating getting your music done? Are you procrastinating right now? Okay, read this and then you’ll be armed with tips and tricks from Kick In The Butt Motivation founder, Doug Golinski, on how you can get things done!

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How To Write the Perfect Welcome Email

Know what to say in your welcome email? Learn the best things to do for your email sequences including the number one thing that you should never, ever do! Includes a template that you can copy and paste for use in your sequences!

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Email Lists for Musicians - Where the HECK to Start!

Ready to rock your email list? Or maybe you have no idea where to start! This guide walks you through why musicians MUST have an email list, the best places to start one, and includes ideas of what to put in those emails so your fans will be excited to open them.

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What Promoters Want In Your Music EPK

Learn the top things promoters and booking agents want to see in your music EPK. Includes templates so you know what to do and can build your own right away. Book shows better by making sure venues know what you’re all about!

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How to Improve Your Instagram in 60 Seconds

Have 60 seconds? Read this and learn how to get better results on your Instagram page by adding 60 seconds before your post that will get you more likes, more followers, and better engagement!

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Musicians Guide to Instagram - Part Two!

Part two of a musician guide. This post covers writing a better bio, how to use Stories as a musician, and reaching out to brands and influencers to get them to market your music for you! Ready? Let’s dive in!

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Musicians Guide to Instagram - Part One!

Instagram is one of the largest social media platforms of the moment, but do you know how to maximize your time there to get more fans, connect with more brands, and sell more songs? Part one covers how to beat the algorithm, knowing what to post, and how to get more followers.

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How To Successfully Book A Music Show

Ready to start performing live but aren’t sure how to book your shows? Maybe you are booking but want to do more. This guide covers the basics of booking music shows, including a template of what to say when you email or call that will make your chances of getting a show even better!

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