Music Growth Talks
MGT139

MGT139: The Artists Who Make It In The New Music Business – Ari Herstand

Ari shares what’s new in the second edition of his best-selling “How To Make It in the New Music Business” book, and provides numerous examples of indie artists who have built successful music careers.

Steve Welty

MGT138: Tips From An Indie Artist And Entrepreneur On Songwriting, Essentialism And Life – Steve Welty

San Diego-based singer-songwriter Steve Welty talks on finding your “genius zone,” collaborating with other songwriters, delegating work, becoming comfortable with showing up on socials, and more.

Bif Naked

MGT137: Save Your Rage For The Stage – Bif Naked

Bif Naked, the “Princess of Punk”, talks about social media, activism, vulnerability, veganism, embracing limitations, straight edge being a true representation of the DIY ethic, and a lot more.

Michael Sloane

MGT136: An Ethical Way To Spotify Promotion – Michael Sloane (Streaming Promotions)

From avoiding companies who offer “guaranteed” streams and the differences between third-party and Spotify playlists to how the platform’s algorithm works, and why music will soon be mostly curated by robots.

Tommy Stalknecht

MGT135: Your Shopify Music Store On Steroids – Tommy Stalknecht (Single Music)

The founder of Single Music, a Shopify app tailored for the music industry, talks on what Direct To Fan means today, the importance of great design in ecommerce, and how major artists increase “scans” on Billboard charts through their stores.

JP Evangelista

MGT134: Vevo’s Emerging Artist Program & Music Video Optimization Tips – JP Evangelista

Vevo’s JP Evangelista explains how their DSCVR and LIFT programs work for emerging and established artists, and gives us practical tips on optimizing music videos on YouTube.