Dream Maker Blogs

9 04, 2016

Promoting Your Music With Flash Drives

By | April 9th, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

A USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash drive is a data storage tool that you see common to offices across the world.  Yet, these little devices are not just for the corporate world.  They can be a tool to help with promotion and brand reinforcement of your music. Custom Promotion Ideas Flash drives are now available in so many different varieties.  [...]

30 03, 2016

How Important Is Stage Presence?

By | March 30th, 2016|Life Coaching, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I was standing in the crowd at a festival watching an artist perform. Before the concert, I gave the M.C. a bulleted point notecard to use for the band's introduction. I watched as he was waiting to go on stage. He never got his chance. The artist decided to go straight from sound check into his concert set. So straight [...]

18 03, 2016

How To Overcome Negative Self Talk

By | March 18th, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

Negative thinking is a rampant thing these days.  News media is hitting us with a barrage of negative stories.  There are so many critical posts on social media.  It’s no wonder our minds get geared that way. I’ve seen reports that say the average individual has around 300 negative thoughts a day.  I have also heard that if you suffer [...]

11 03, 2016

What Do Corporate Sponsors Look For

By | March 11th, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

Years ago I took a local singer to the corporate offices of a national restaurant chain.  The CEO of the company was generous to meet with us on such short notice. I had the singer come into their conference room and perform the national anthem.  It was the best acapella song I could think of for her to perform.  She [...]

1 03, 2016

Getting Your CD Retail Ready!

By | March 1st, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

Recording artists use compact discs for promotion & revenue, as well as “brand reinforcement”.  This is a product that your fans take home.  You may also send them o people that can help you.  People such as investors, venues and record industry personnel. Many venues allow for digital submissions.  I still know a great many that need a physical CD [...]

26 02, 2016

Fan-base Building: Don’t Concentrate On The Haters

By | February 26th, 2016|Life Coaching|1 Comment

Years ago when I worked at a concert promotion company.  We worked with an artist who had a strong fanbase.  His concerts would sell out.  He would win the most awards at the televised awards shows.  After the concerts, he would sign hundreds of autographs for enthusiastic fans.  When we would eat at restaurants people would flock to the table [...]

12 02, 2016

Find Your Way By Following The Red Dot

By | February 12th, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

One of the verses that I learned in Sunday School that stayed with me was Psalm 119:105. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (KJV) Our calling is in direct correlation with our path. I believe we have talents to equip us on the path that we take in life. We are also [...]

5 02, 2016

Communicating Your Vision

By | February 5th, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

You are seeking to fulfill your dream of launching your product or dream situation.  You have this great vision for what you are going to do.  Your enthusiasm causes those around you to want to be a part of what you are doing.  The excitement fuels your dreams for takeoff. Then after you are in the middle of everything the [...]

29 01, 2016

How Marketing Should be Included in Your Recording Project (Part 2)

By | January 29th, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on including Marketing in your recording project budget, the why and how. (View Part 1 here.) Last week, I told you why you need marketing as a part of your recording budget project. Now it is time to discuss how to accomplish this. Let's waste no time! Press Releases: A good publicist with [...]

20 01, 2016

Why Marketing Should Be Included in Your Recording Project Budget

By | January 20th, 2016|Life Coaching|0 Comments

Part 1 of a 2 Part Series on including Marketing in your recording project budget, the why and how. In the early 1900's, Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited with saying, “If you build a better mousetrap then people will beat a path to your door to get it”.  This is 2016 and I’m not entirely convinced that this still rings true. The music [...]