The ManageMental Podcast with Blasko and Mike Mowery

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Get More Results by Doing Less
Jun 3 • 37 min
Hypebot article “5 Areas Where Musicians Can Gain More By Doing Less” by Chris Robley of CD Baby and the DIY Musician Blog.How to Write a Song That is Marketable: found.ee/marketable——Want more insight? Check out Outerloop Coaching and kick-start your…
How To Pitch Your Music to Industry Execs!
May 22 • 36 min
Hypebot article “5 Things You Need To Have Ready Before You Tell Anyone About Your Music” by Chris Robley of CD Baby for the DIY Musician blog.Should You Sign to a Record Label? found.ee/sign——Want more insight? Check out Outerloop Coaching and kick-start…
Top Tips for Independent Music Success
May 6 • 31 min
Hypebot article “Thriving After 15 Years: 6 Keys To Independent Music Success” by Yael Meyer of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog.——Want more insight? Check out Outerloop Coaching and kick-start your Music Career: outerloopcoaching.comDesign and launch your…
Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back
Apr 29 • 22 min
This week Blasko & Mike talk about fighting back against that inner voice that keeps you from your own success, with the Hypebot article “Top 3 Fallacies Holding Back Your Music Industry Career” by Jake Udell of Art of a Manager.——Want more insight? Check…
Top Tips for Word of Mouth Marketing
Apr 22 • 31 min
Hypebot article “3 Tips For Boosting Word-Of-Mouth About Your Music” by James Shotwell of Haulix.In a world filled with limitless opportunities for promotion, word-of-mouth remains the most powerful tool in music marketing.Great marketing is the key to…
Blasko and Mike Answer Your Questions
Apr 15 • 39 min
Hey man hope your doing well. The ManageMental podcast has been such an awesome resource. I’m happy to say I have been listening since the beginning. Thank you for continuing to put out such great content. Here is my question. Do you think it’s better to…
5 Tips for Building a Fanbase
Apr 1 • 29 min
Hypebot article “7 Ways To Promote Your Music And Grow Your Fanbase” by Becky Holton.The present-day music industry is making it harder for aspiring musicians to gain fame and recognition. It’s not enough to just be talented or unique - you have to know…
How To Build Your Network in 15 Minutes
Mar 11 • 34 min
Hypebot article “Growing Your Music Industry Network In 15 Minutes A Day” by Suzanne Paulinski of The TuneCore Blog.Let me guess – you’re working on new music, but you keep hearing about the importance of having an engaged, growing fanbase and solid…
More Industry Predictions for 2019
Mar 4 • 48 min
Hypebot article “5 Music Industry Predictions 2019: Fan Clubs, Apple Music, Chart Decline and More” by Haulix Daily.Fan clubs are back and more beneficial than ever. There’s also a problem with exposure on social media. An artist can have 10,000 fans on…
Advice From the Industry: Part 3
Feb 25 • 35 min
Hypebot article “19 Marketing Predictions From Music Industry Experts” by Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR.Janelle Rogers - Green Light Go Publicity: Blend Old School With New. The key to success in 2019 is blending old school with new school. Cherie Hu –…
Advice From the Industry: Part 2
Feb 18 • 27 min
Hypebot article “19 Marketing Predictions From Music Industry Experts” by Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR.Chris Robley – DIY Musician Podcast: Pay For Social Media Ads & Boosts Without Bitterness. 2019 will be the year your AVERAGE independent musician starts…
Advice From the Industry: Part 1
Feb 12 • 30 min
Hypebot article “19 Marketing Predictions From Music Industry Experts” by Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR.Have A Plan With Your Goals Included. If you don’t have a written plan and a long-term strategy, it will be very hard to get where you want to go. I see way…
Basic Concepts for Music Success: Part 2
Feb 4 • 28 min
Hypebot article “10 Basic Concepts For Success In Today’s Music Business” by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0.Much has changed in the music industry over the last few years that affect an artist’s ability to be successful. Some of it is brand new and a result…
Basic Concepts for Music Success: Part 1
Jan 28 • 33 min
Hypebot article “10 Basic Concepts For Success In Today’s Music Business” by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0. Much has changed in the music industry over the last few years that affect an artist’s ability to be successful. Some of it is brand new and a result…
Industry Predictions for 2019 Part 2
Jan 21 • 33 min
Hypebot article “10 Music Industry Predictions For 2019” by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0.Predictions can be a tricky thing, but if we look at the trends in the music business over the last year we can see where things might be going. Here are 5 more…
Industry Predictions for 2019: Part 1
Jan 14 • 29 min
Hypebot article “10 Music Industry Predictions For 2019” by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0.Predictions can be a tricky thing, but if we look at the trends in the music business over the last year we can see where things might be going. Here are 5 predictions…
How To Use Rejection to your Advantage
Dec 24, 2018 • 29 min
Hypebot article “5 Ways to Deal with Rejections in the Music Industry” by Alice Berg.Beatles were rejected by Decca in 1962; Lady Gaga was kicked out by Island Def Jam Records after only three months, Beethoven was called “hopeless compositor” by his…
Tips For The “Stay At Home” Musician
Dec 17, 2018 • 28 min
This week Blasko & Mike take some questions from one of our loyal listeners. Hey guys, thanks for the show! I hugely appreciate what you’re doing for aspiring musicians like myself. I’ve got a topic that I don’t think you’ve covered yet that I know…
Revisiting Our Predictions for 2018
Dec 11, 2018 • 33 min
This week, Blasko & Mike recap Episode 49: 10 Predictions for 2018.1. Traditional record sales will continue to decrease. 2. Apple will begin to shut down the iTunes music store with an estimated final closure date of Jan 2019. 3. Spotify will go…
Marketing Strategies That Work!
Dec 4, 2018 • 33 min
Music Think Tank article “7 Top Marketing Strategies For Musicians” by Patrick McGuire of The Bandzoogle Blog.For many artists, marketing is somewhat at odds with who they are and what they do. Since music and the act writing songs is often deeply…
How to Connect With Your Fans
Nov 26, 2018 • 30 min
Hypebot article “5 Things You Should Share With Your Fans Besides Music” by Michael Hahn of LANDR.While sharing the music they’ve created should certainly be an artist’s number one priority when it comes to interacting with fans, but as the distance…
Are You Threatin Me?
Nov 19, 2018 • 46 min
Threatin coverage on MetalSucks: http://www.metalsucks.net/tag/threatin/Jered Eames, who goes by the stage name Jered Threatin, began Threatin as a solo act after his departure from Abigail Williams. In 2015, Threatin released a single, “Living Is Dying”.…
Is Your Album Release Ready?
Nov 12, 2018 • 34 min
Hypebot article “Checklist To Decide If Your Album Is Release Ready” by Angela Mastrogiacomo of Muddy Paw PR & The Symphonic Blog.So you’ve just recorded an incredible new EP or album and you’re dying to get it out into the world. After all, this is your…
How To Crush Your Next Release
Nov 5, 2018 • 27 min
In this week’s episode, Blasko & Mike discuss the Hypebot article “3 Reasons Your Last Music Release Failed” by Suz Paulinski of The Rock/Star Advocate & Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR.Reason # 1 You Took Your Time Writing & Recording But Then You Felt a Sense…
Likeness Rights, Trademarks & Partnerships
Oct 29, 2018 • 42 min
This week Mike is joined by special guest Ryan J. Downey. Ryan is the founder of Superhero Artist Management, representing Demon Hunter, Killer Be Killed, Throwdown, and Zeuss (whose producer credits include Rob Zombie, Queensrÿche, Hatebreed). He is a…
5 Steps to Success for New Artists
Oct 22, 2018 • 36 min
Hypebot article “5 Key Priorities for New Artists” from The TuneCore Blog.1. YOU HAVE TO BUILD A TEAMIf you have decided to pursue a career as an artist, you must know that you cannot do it alone. Having a strong team with experience and connections can…
5 Hot Digital Marketing Tips
Oct 16, 2018 • 26 min
Original Article: “Five trends for digital music marketing in 2018” by Music Ally.There are three pillars for music marketing in 2018: what you do with social media; what you do with digital service providers (DSPs, principally streaming services); and…
Blasko and Mike Answer Your Questions
Oct 8, 2018 • 26 min
This week we answer some questions from you, our loyal listeners. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!——It might benefit from an episode going over who the players are in a local show (the promoter, the venue, etc.) what they do, and what the…
How To Get Discovered in the Digital Age
Oct 1, 2018 • 27 min
Original Article: “5 Ways to Help Your Music Get Discovered in the New Digital Age” by Jeremy Young on Soundfly’s Flypaper Blog.Recently our friends over at The Outline published a great piece called, “Finding New Music in the Algorithm Age.” The article…
How To Avoid These 10 Common Mistakes
Sep 24, 2018 • 31 min
Article: “10 Music Mistakes The Turn Fans Off” by Cari Cole: https://www.caricole.com/10-music-mistakes-turn-fans-off/This list is not for everyone. It’s for you if you are ready to pull out all the stops and get serious about your career. It’s for you if…
How Much Does It Cost To Tour In 2018?
Sep 17, 2018 • 54 min
This week while Blasko is out, Mike is joined by Nick “Biggie” Grimaldi of Good Fight Management. Check out Biggie’s roster here.Follow Biggie on Twitter/Instagram: @biggiexxx.Mike and Biggie discuss the Hypebot article “How Much Does It Cost To Tour In…
How To Get An Internship In The Music Business Without A Single Contact
Sep 11, 2018 • 49 min
This week while Blasko is out, Mike is joined by Emily White, author and host of the Interning 101 book and podcast.Mike: “I’ve been enamored with Emily White since we met as panelists at The Yellow Phone Music Conference in 2014. She has continued to…
Is The Album Dead?
Sep 3, 2018 • 30 min
Hypebot article “Proof the Album is Almost Dead” by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0Listener Joe writes: “I know you guys have touched upon releasing music in 2018, specifically the relevance of the album versus EPs or even singles. I wondered if you guys…
Do You Need a Booking Agent?
Aug 27, 2018 • 34 min
This week we talk about booking agents. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Listener Nick writes:”What’s up Blasko,Big fan of the podcast and what you do. My band is currently in a situation that I haven’t heard you and Mike talk about yet. I’m…
How to Get Featured on Music Blogs
Aug 14, 2018 • 32 min
Hypebot article “How To Get a Blog Premiere For Your Next Release” by Jeanette Kats of Symphonic Distribution’s Symphonic Blog.Press coverage is pretty important in the digital age, and it’s all about connections. But where do you start? Sure, you can…
How To Grow Your Following
Aug 6, 2018 • 36 min
This week on ManageMental, Blasko and Mike talk about Word of Mouth Marketing. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Original Article: https://www.impactbnd.com/blog/word-of-mouth-marketing-strategies-infographicAuthor: Ramona…
How to Promote Your Band
Jul 30, 2018 • 36 min
Original Article: bandzoogle.com/blog/8-ways-to-promote-your-bandAuthor: Patrick McGuire: patrickmichaelmcguire.strikingly.comPromoting a band is tricky business these days. Tools and tricks that worked wonders even five years ago don’t work nearly as…
What are Labels and Managers Looking For?
Jul 23, 2018 • 25 min
This week Blasko and Mike take some questions from one of our loyal listeners, Andrew, about what Labels and Managers are looking for. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!—————————-Hi Blasko,I’m really enjoying the podcast so far, and I have a…
What Is a Part Time Music Career?
Jul 16, 2018 • 27 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk about part timing your music career, thanks to a question from a new listener. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!——————Hi, I just found out about your show and have been binge-listening to it, really great…
Cover Songs Do’s and Dont’s
Jul 9, 2018 • 28 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk about cover songs. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Original Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/07/5-reasons-to-record-release-you-own-cover-songs.htmlAuthor: Patrick McGuire from the Landr blog* Given…
Bonus Episode: A New Level Preview
Jul 2, 2018 • 4 min
Subscribe to A New Level here: https://www.jabberjawmedia.com/podcasts/a-new-levelHey there. This is Blasko. You may know me from my other podcast ManageMental where my co-host Mike Mowery and I discuss the hottest topics and strategies in the music…
A Look Inside an Independent Management Company
Jul 2, 2018 • 39 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk about their own management companies, inspired by some questions from one of our loyal listeners. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!===============================Adrenaline PR RetractionHi Blasko,Big fan of the…
How To Reverse Engineer Music Career Success
Jun 25, 2018 • 33 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk reverse engineering! During the podcast, Mike talks about ‘And The Writer Is’ with John Feldmann, to check out that episode visit: https://apple.co/2yywpsf For more insight, revisit ManageMental Episode 60, “Just Get…
5 Steps to Music Business Success
Jun 18, 2018 • 30 min
In the last episode of ManageMental, Blasko and Mike chatted about ways to succeed in the music biz. That was a really great episode so check it out of ya haven’t already! This week they continue the conversation with ways to succeed in the music…
A Music Industry Formula For Success
Jun 11, 2018 • 42 min
This week Blasko and Mike discuss an article on The Huffington Post called The Music Industry Formula for Success Does Exist. For the full article, head to the link below. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Original Article:…
How to Write an Email to an Industry Pro Part 2
Jun 4, 2018 • 35 min
This week on ManageMental, Mike and Blasko talk revisit the do’s and don’ts of writing emails to industry pros. Check out Episode 41 for Part 1, This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Email Example 1:Greetings, We are a new project but I think we…
How To Build Your Music Community
May 29, 2018 • 24 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk about building your musical community. We also would like to mention that one of our loyal listeners, Alan, suggested we start a Facebook Group. So we did just that. You can search for it in macbook under Manage Mental…
Is Streaming the Future of Music?
May 21, 2018 • 33 min
In this week’s episode of ManageMental, Blasko and Mike chat about streaming and the future of music. This is gonna be killer…so let’s get mental!Original Article: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/streaming-is-killed-the-cd-and-its-ok.htmlTITLE:…
How to Launch Your Music: Idea to Execution
May 14, 2018 • 32 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk about how to properly launch your next music project…This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Original Article:…
How to Get Featured on Music Blogs
May 8, 2018 • 31 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk about what it takes to get your band featured on music blogs. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Original Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/03/5-reasons-small-blogs-can-launch-a-music-career.htmlAuthor:…
Blasko and Mike Answer Your Questions
Apr 27, 2018 • 40 min
So, my band just recently got offered a very great European tour. The catch is that it is a buy-on and also we have to pay for the agencies services on top of that price. And also find our own transportation.Many others I have talked to have said the cost…
How To Submit Your Music To A Record Label
Apr 20, 2018 • 33 min
8 label submission tips for saving you time and frustration by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/04/8-label-submission-tips-for-saving-you-time-and-frustration.htmlThere’s no such thing as a demo.Make each submission note…
5 Tips To Boost Your Spotify Streams Legally
Apr 11, 2018 • 38 min
5 Tips To Boost Your Spotify Streams Legally by Manuel Overbeck on Hypebot http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/04/5-spotify-tips-for-fast-streaming-results-.htmlWith Spotify now becoming one of the best ways to showcase new music, artists are eager for…
Marketing Plans with Underoath Manager Randy Nichols
Apr 9, 2018 • 44 min
Do You Have A Marketing Plan? by Ariel Hyatt of CyberPRhttp://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2018/03/your-marketing-plan-is-your-future-do-you-have-one-cyber-pr.htmlRising above the chatter is one of the most important and difficult problems faced by any music…
Can You Make a Living in a Band?
Apr 1, 2018 • 47 min
Can you make a living in a band? Mike and Blasko openly discuss the inevitable challenge of what the likelihood is of making a living in a band. They relay their experiences regarding finances, as well as sacrifices throughout their careers. Will there…
How To Make a Killer Press Kit
Mar 25, 2018 • 50 min
Original Article: https://bandzoogle.com/blog/the-8-things-that-should-be-in-every-band-s-digital-press-kitToday on ManageMental, Blasko and Mike answer a question from Chris, a loyal listener, and discuss an article written by their buddy Dave Cool of…
How to Just Get Started
Mar 19, 2018 • 30 min
Here we are at Episode 60 over a year after episode 1. On that episode 1 we had no listeners, no comments on iTunes, no one writing us asking questions or sending messages of support. We had no sponsors and no guests. No one knew what this podcast was…
Questions About Starting a Promotion and Management Company
Mar 11, 2018 • 35 min
This week Blasko and Mike take some questions about starting a promotion and management company from Tim, one of our loyal listeners that is also an aspiring manager. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!I just wanted to start off by saying thank…
How To Hack the New Instagram Algorithm
Mar 5, 2018 • 41 min
This is How the Instagram Algorithm Works in 2018: https://later.com/blog/how-instagram-algorithm-works/Tip #1: Spend More Time Posting To Instagram Stories. A great “hack” to get around the algorithm is to take advantage of Instagram Stories engagement…
5 Music Biz Tips from Randy Blythe
Feb 25, 2018 • 30 min
This week Blasko and Mike check out a guest post on Revolver by Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe on his top 5 tips for up-and-coming artists. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Original Article:…
How To Find A Music Career Mentor
Feb 18, 2018 • 46 min
This week Blasko and Mike talk about how to find a music career mentor. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Hypebot Guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo: How To Find A Music Career Mentor…
Band Marketing Basics Featuring Bandzoogle
Feb 11, 2018 • 40 min
This week Blasko and Mike sit down with Dave Cool from Bandzoogle and why websites are important to your bands marketing strategy. Today’s episode of ManageMental is powered by Rockabilia.com. This is gonna be killer, so let’s get mental!Band Marketing…
When Is The Right Time to Begin Touring?
Feb 4, 2018 • 27 min
When Is The Right Time to Begin Touring?Original Article:https://www.joinmyband.co.uk/classifieds/american-solo-artist-seeking-band-for-uk-tour-t1049842.html?sid=055fb84ca9da25fa2da3e9ac0c8ebe0cAmanda Palmer Kickstarter (referenced in episode):…
How To Avoid Common Music Biz Myths
Jan 28, 2018 • 30 min
This week Blasko and Mike dissect the Hypebot article ‘5 Myths of Making it in the Music Industry’ and chat about some music business myths that could be detrimental to your career. Tune in to hear what the dynamic duo has to say. This is gonna be killer,…
How To Develop Your Brand Image
Jan 19, 2018 • 34 min
This week Blasko and Mike check out an article by Bobby Owsinski and talk about developing the image of your brand. http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2017/12/8-steps-to-brand-development-as-an-artist.html Make sure your brand image accurately portrays your…
Proper Etiquette for Opening Bands
Jan 15, 2018 • 31 min
Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2017/12/etiquette-for-opening-bands.html Author: Rich Nardo.Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the Director of Public Relations and Creative at NGAGE.This week we are talking about the proper etiquette…
Should You Hire Guest Musicians
Jan 7, 2018 • 32 min
This week on ManageMental, Mike and Blasko take inspiration from one of their loyal listeners on the subject of either hiring or collaborating with guest musicians on your songs:The Question: Guest vocals. Is it worth it for underground bands to shell out…
2018 Predictions
Dec 31, 2017 • 41 min
Happy New Year! In this week’s episode, Mike and Blasko go over their Top 10 music industry predictions for 2018. Here is a brief overview of what was discussed:1. Traditional record sales will continue to decrease. 2. Apple we begin to shut down the…
How To Avoid Music Biz Scams Part 2
Dec 17, 2017 • 44 min
In last week’s episode Blasko and Mike walked you through examples of industry scams and how to avoid them, referencing the Digital Music News article How I Got 10,000 Spotify Plays For a Totally Fake Song. This week they take on a listener’s questions…
How To Avoid Music Biz Scams
Dec 11, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode Blasko and Mike walk you through examples of industry scams and how to avoid them, referencing the Digital Music News article How I Got 10,000 Spotify Plays For a Totally Fake Song. Several months ago, a playlist plugging service offered…
Revisiting the Predictions for 2017
Dec 4, 2017 • 41 min
In this week’s episode Blasko and Mike revisit one of the first ever episodes and discuss how their predictions for 2017 and Paul Resnikoff’s article: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/12/19/music-industry-anti-predictions/Wireless headphones won’t…
Some Good Advice For Playing Live
Nov 24, 2017 • 35 min
This week we take some questions about playing live from one of our loyal listeners. Tune in and follow along as we address the following questions: Thanks for answering my questions a few months back.I have more, this is a random list related to touring…
The Final Warped Tour and A Discussion About Sexual Harassment Allegations
Nov 20, 2017 • 34 min
The Vans Warped Tour has announced 2018 will be the last year for the seminal summer festival that has run across the country for 23 years. Mike and Blasko reflect on the history of Warped Tour, what the end of this era means for summer tours, and…
A Real Conversation About Music Streaming
Nov 6, 2017 • 32 min
Article: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/music-distribution/biggest-myths-music-streaming/ Author: Chris Robley http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/author/chris-r-at-cd-baby/ This week Blasko and Mike get into the myths of music streaming and digging into the…
Special Announcement: Mike’s Facebook Live Event and Q & A
Nov 2, 2017 • 2 min
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Blasko and Mike’s Take on Award Shows in the Aftermath of the Loudwire Awards
Oct 30, 2017 • 51 min
This week Mike and Blasko go off script and discuss the value of awards shows in the underground music scene. Listen in as they provide an honest take on whether these shows are needed or not, and if they are, how can they be improved. Hot off the heels…
How To Write An Email Like A Pro!
Oct 20, 2017 • 36 min
Welcome to episode 41 of the Managemental podcast! This week we’re going to get into how to properly write an email to industry professionals, so let’s get on with it! Tune in for our full commentary on the examples below. GOOD EXAMPLE: Hi Blasko, My name…
Is A Major Label Right For You?
Oct 16, 2017 • 28 min
In this week’s episode hosts Blasko and Mike Mowery assess Paul Resnikoff’s article “Why A Major Label Doesn’t Want to Sign You”. Let’s dig in…The major labels — Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment — are sometimes…
More Questions From Our Loyal Listeners
Oct 2, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode Blasko and Mike take your questions! Tune in for the discussions and answers from the following questions from listeners Rob, Cory, and Alex. Hey Blasko, long time listener of the podcast. I was wondering if you and Mike could talk about…
Learning From Other Peoples’ Mistakes Part 1
Oct 2, 2017 • 28 min
This week Blasko and Mike take on a fan question from Todd, a loyal listener and 60 Days to Signable student (via Outerloop Coaching). Todd writes: Hey there! This is Todd, student of 60 Days to Signable and Unleash It Right and long-time listener of the…
How To Break Into The Music Industry
Sep 25, 2017 • 35 min
This week Blasko and Mike dissect Paul Resnikoff’s article “The Young Persons Guide to Getting Into The Music Industry” via Digital Music News. #1. Meet Anyone and Everyone You Can In This Business. Before you’re desperate for a job, before your loans are…
Strategies For Your Live Shows
Sep 17, 2017 • 25 min
In this episode Blasko and Mike take questions from listener Brandon on where to best spend time and effort as an independent band, how to get on larger tour packages, and benefits of an agent. Read Brandon’s letter and tune in to hear Blasko and Mike…
How to Succeed in 2018
Sep 8, 2017 • 32 min
Article: 11 Things Millennial Musicians Just Don’t Get https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/07/27/millennial-musicians/ By Ari Herstand, author of How To Make It in the New Music Business, a Los Angeles based musician and the creator of the music biz…
Question From An Aspiring Manager
Sep 1, 2017 • 30 min
In this week’s episode Blasko and Mike take on questions from listener and aspiring manager, Zach. His letter reads: I understand there are “friend managers” that take on the title early in a band’s career who are only in it to hopefully ride the…
Why Don’t You Have A Record Deal Yet?
Aug 28, 2017 • 34 min
“9 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Signed” by Paul ResnikoffArticle: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/05/18/get-band-signed-within-two-years/Author: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/author/presnikoff/ In his article Paul Resnikoff interviewed a few…
How To Get Your Song On A Spotify Playlist
Aug 20, 2017 • 34 min
How To Get Your Song On A Spotify Playlist by Ari Herstand: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/06/21/spotify-playlists/Welcome to another week of the ManageMental podcast with Blasko and Mike Mowery. In this episode the hosts tackle details every…
How To Master Your Social Skills
Aug 9, 2017 • 36 min
“7 Real World Skills to Master Before You Graduate From College” by Catherine Conlan https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/7-real-world-skills-to-master-before-you-graduate-from-college In this week’s episode Blasko and Mike go over essential tips…
A Look Back (a little more than) Halfway Through the Year
Aug 7, 2017 • 47 min
If you pay attention to the podcast space, there are a lot of podcasts who use the 4th of July weekend to take a bit of a break from producing an episode that week to recap what has occurred during the first part of the year. We didn’t do that! We hard…
How Do I Become A Manager?
Jul 31, 2017 • 43 min
Blasko and Mike take on a big question this week from listener and aspiring manager, Kyle, on what it takes to be an artist manager, tune in for everything you need to know. My name is Kyle and I’m an aspiring artist manager and new listener to the manage…
5 Ways To Keep A Music Career
Jul 23, 2017 • 34 min
Article: 5 Strategies That Guarantee SuccessAuthor: Johnny Dwinell…
Bonus Episode – Outerloop Coaching - Release It Right / Unleash It Right Preview
Jul 20, 2017 • 66 min
Looking for insight on the best way to self-release your music? Join Mike Mowery’s webinars Release It Right on July 22nd and Unleash It Right, which includes the Release It Right webinar on July 22nd PLUS an additional, advanced, class on July 29th.…
5 Ways To Kill A Music Career
Jul 16, 2017 • 32 min
Article: “17 Ways To Kill A Music Career” by Paul Resnikoff https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/06/09/17-ways-kill-music-career/ Blasko and Mike pick their top 5 ways to kill a music career (out of Resnikoff’s 17). Follow along as they discuss the…
Defining and Achieving Success
Jul 10, 2017 • 30 min
https://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-377-defining-success-and-how-to-achieve-it-with-a-career-in-music.aspx In this episode Blasko and Mike tackle the subjects presented in Carlos Castillo’s article “Defining Success and How To Achieve It with A…
Can I Afford To Be In A Band?
Jun 28, 2017 • 36 min
Blasko and Mike get into more listener questions based on the costs associated with being in a touring band. This week the question comes from new listener David Woolfall who writes:“I just discovered your podcast via an ad on the Lead Singer Syndrome…
Record Deal Red Flags
Jun 25, 2017 • 38 min
“Record Deal Red Flags” by Byron Pascoe: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/10-record-deal-red-flags.htmlMr. Pascoe is a Canadian Entertainment Lawyer with Edwards PC, Creative Law and can be reached at [email protected] week Blasko and Mike…
Instagram Basics
Jun 19, 2017 • 34 min
Reference Article: https://bandzoogle.com/blog/social-media-marketing-for-musicians-how-to-get-more-fans-on-instagramMike and Blasko tackle basic marketing strategies on Instagram for musicians. Follow along as they go through each point with real world…
Bonus Episode: Outerloop Coaching – Release It Right / Unleash it Right
Jun 12, 2017 • 26 min
Bonus Episode: This week Mike is filling in for Blasko as the host with the most and is joined by his Outerloop Coaching partner, Paul. In this episode Mike and Paul cover some highlights from the first Outerloop Coaching webinar Sixty Days to Signable,…
Band Managers 101
Jun 5, 2017 • 29 min
Oh Lorde, pray leaving your manager wasn’t a mistakehttp://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/may/19/oh-lorde-pray-leaving-your-manager-wasnt-a-mistake5 Types of Artists Good Managers Will Never Work With…
How To Pick A Great Band Name
May 25, 2017 • 30 min
Article:http://www.mattblick.com/2014/11/naming-your-band-in-10-easy-steps.htmlThis week Blasko and Mike dive into tips on naming your band inspired by songwriter Matt Blick’s article “10 Easy Steps to Naming Your Band”. Follow along as they go through…
The Big Question (Part 2)
May 22, 2017 • 27 min
Part 2 of our “The Big Question” seires - How Do Bands Break Out and Become Famous? Here is the article by Matt O’Dowd, Band Dude, Songwriter, and Composer https://www.quora.com/How-do-bands-break-out-and-become-famous Be extremely good at marketing and…
The Big Question (Part 1)
May 12, 2017 • 28 min
Article: https://www.quora.com/How-do-bands-break-out-and-become-famous How does a band break and become famous? We all know there is no simple answer to this. However successful people do have habitual similarities that have been theorized as the…
Blasko and Mike Answer Your Questions
May 7, 2017 • 31 min
This episode is dedicated to answering questions from you, the listeners. Blasko and Mike tackle the following questions, submitted via email, with great detail and real world examples. From Jesse: “My question is if you could explain the different types…
Succeeding with Cover Songs
May 1, 2017 • 33 min
Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2017/04/the-art-of-using-cover-songs-to-grow-your-audience.html Dave Kusek is the founder of the New Artist Model, an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers,…
Break Down The Walls
Apr 24, 2017 • 37 min
This episode is inspired by 60 Days to Signable student Jeremy Miller who writes:“I met Mike briefly at Launch Music Conference and I’m really excited for the 60 Days to Signable class coming up. I’ve noticed a lot of different “music business help”…
Why A Band Agreement Is Important
Apr 17, 2017 • 31 min
Ghost Lawsuit http://www.metalinjection.net/metal-crimes/the-entire-ghost-lawsuit-document-leaks-more-info-on-why-former-nameless-ghouls-are-suing-papa-emeritusDo We Need A Band Agreement?https://www.thebalance.com/do-we-need-a-band-contract-2460671This…
Would You Pay to Meet Us?
Apr 10, 2017 • 33 min
Blasko and Mike take on the subject of VIP Meet and Greets, requested by listener Jason Buggle. VIP packages are sold in addition to a show ticket and includes a number of perks. These packages have become almost somewhat of a necessity to assist in…
Bonus Episode: Outerloop Coaching - Sixty Days To Signable
Apr 5, 2017 • 17 min
Blasko interviews Mike for an in-depth look into Outerloop Coaching’s webinar course “Sixty Days to Signable”. The webinar is 8 weeks long and each course brings something new to the table, students will learn from real-life experiences, and have access…
10 Steps to a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign
Apr 3, 2017 • 35 min
Article: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2017/03/how-to-run-a-successful-crowdfunding-campaign-10-tips.html Author: Leah Waldo is the Curriculum Manager for massive open online courses at Berklee Online. She is a Berklee College of Music alumna and…
Music Business Myth Busters
Mar 27, 2017 • 35 min
Article: http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2014/05/28/myths/ Author: Bob Lefsetz In the last episode we talked more about record labels and how to score that elusive “deal”. This week we dig into some music business mythology. Blasko uncovered an article…
How to get the Attention of a Record Label
Mar 20, 2017 • 30 min
Article: http://music3point0.com/2017/02/23/4-things-record-deal/Author: http://www.bobbyowsinski.comBands tend to think that the holy grail is scoring a record deal. I imagine a lot of that thought process comes from the need for validation of their art.…
When is it Time for a Publicist?
Mar 13, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, we answer a question from long time listener, Wade. He voiced some concerns regarding PR and Publicists and specifically when is a good time to hire one and what can they do to further your career. Below are the questions we cover: “My…
Not Boring Legal Advice
Mar 6, 2017 • 40 min
We were recently contacted by a music biz colleague, Attorney Mark Kesten. He voiced some concerns regarding issues that he encounters with a lot of young bands feeling misinformed about when and why and how to hire an attorney. We even call our good…
15 Quick Tips for Music Business Success
Feb 27, 2017 • 36 min
“15 Very Quick and Helpful Things You Can Do To Help Your Music Career” by Sari Delmar for MusicThinkTank.com is the basis for this episode’s discussion. http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/15-very-quick-and-simple-things-you-can-do-to-help-your-musi.html…
How To Get More People To Your Shows
Feb 20, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode we reference the article on Music Think Tank written by Simon Tam: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/6-ways-to-get-more-people-to-your-shows.html Do you sometimes feel that your band’s draw is languishing? Are you tired of seeing the same…
Getting Signed To A Record Label
Feb 13, 2017 • 37 min
Article: Is your band REALLY ready to be on a record label? By Shan Dan Horan http://www.altpress.com/features/entry/is_your_band_really_ready_to_be_on_a_record_label If you’re currently grinding it out in a basement or garage somewhere, chances are…
Understanding Your Band as a Brand
Feb 6, 2017 • 28 min
Article: https://www.musicclout.com/contents/article-440-6-definitions-you-must-have-for-your-musics-brand.aspx by John Kowalski Website: http://babacita.com In order to truly define your brand, you should break down the 5 W’s. So what are the five W’s…
Band Merchandising Secrets of Success
Jan 30, 2017 • 34 min
Referenced Article: Band merch 101: What to make, how to make it, how to sell it by Rob Dix http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/band-merch-101-what-to-make-how-to-make-it-how-to-sell-it.html We encourage you to send in any questions / comments you may have…
The 40 Best Metal Albums Of 2016
Jan 23, 2017 • 28 min
This is an article we stumbled upon on StereoGum for their Top 40 Metal Albums of 2016. Before the author gets down with the actual countdown he gets dark on the state of metal in general and it makes a good topic for today. The link to the article is…
How to Find a Skilled, Professional Music Manager to Guide Your Career
Jan 16, 2017 • 35 min
Welcome to the second episode of the Manage Mental podcast. A weekly discussion on hot topics in the music biz for the up and comers, the brand newbies, the beginners and aspiring rock stars of tomorrow. Let us help you uncover some of the mystery that is…
Music Business Predictions
Dec 14, 2016 • 23 min
Managemental Podcast - Episode 1 - “Welcome to 2017 - Music Business Predictions” Welcome to the debut episode of the Manage Mental podcast. A weekly discussion on hot topics in the music biz for the up and comers, the brand newbies, the beginners and…