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Andrew Apanov

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Mindful Money for Musicians and Everyone with Andrew Apanov!

Mindful Money Matters Podcast

Andrew Apanov, the "Music Growth Engineer," is the founder of Dotted Music, a music industry blog and digital marketing agency for music brands. He's also the creator of a growth training and community platform for artists called WeSpin, and a host of the Music Growth Talks podcast. Andrew has been in the music business for over 15 years, as editor-in-chief of Ultimate Guitar, live events promoter, drum & bass DJ, consultant, speaker, and a marketing specialist. Andrew and I had a great conversation about music business and finances. I'm sure you'll enjoy our conversation. Thank you Andrew! Please check out his work at www.andrewapanov.com and www.dottedmusic.com. :-)--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/timothy-james-mcdaniel/support

1hr 1min

15 Mar 2021

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Episode 321 - Andrew Apanov of Dotted Music and Music Growth Talks

Dumb & Dumbest

Andrew Apanov is a unique and interesting guy. Having started years ago at Ultimate Guitar he has since leverage his success into Dotted Music - an agency for emerging artists. He also runs the awesome Music Growth Talks podcast! In this episode we go deep on music marketing and much more.  Check out Dotted Music: https://agency.dottedmusic.com/ Listen to Music Growth Talks: https://musicgrowthtalks.com/ Find him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dottedmusic/ Follow Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/matterandrew Support his Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/andrewapanov  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dumbanddumbest/support


6 Feb 2020

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BTB Ep 106: BTB Song Contest Announced!; Andrew Apanov on turning your fans into paying fans

Break the Business Podcast

Hi Podcast listeners! Thanks for downloading. Be sure to get a copy of the Break the Business audiobook, now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!This week, Ryan formally announces his Break The Business Seven Note Challenge Song Contest. To encourage listeners to enter songs in Serj Tankian's Seven Note Challenge (www.serjtankianchallenge.com), Ryan is having his own contest. It has the same rules as the Serj Tankian Challenge, but you need to submit your songs to breakthebusiness@gmail.com by December 8, one week before the Serj Tankian Challenge deadline. The Podcast will pick a winner among the entrants from our community of listeners, and that winner will receive over $500 in prizes! The prize package includes music and merchandise from Ryan as well as Podcast guests Ari Herstand, Ariel Hyatt, Meri Amber, Spruke, Verity White, The Rock Star Advocate, and more to be announced. Ryan's contest is not affiliated with the Serj Tankian Challenge, but he is doing this contest to encourage you to to submit your song for that competition and win the $5,000 grand prize! Do it!!!This week, Ryan also speaks with the brilliant and knowledgeable Andrew Apanov. Andrew is a musician, podcaster, entrepreneur, and growth expert. He is the creator of the growth training and artist community platform WeSpin, the founder of the music brand service provider Dotted Music, and the host of the Music Growth Talks Podcast. On November 11, he will be hosting a live masterclass on How to Get 100 Paying Fans in 100 days at whiise.me. Be sure to check out his work at musicgrowthtalks.com, dottedmusic.com, and andrewapanov.com. Andrew gives us some great tips this week on growing your music career and monetizing your fan base.Rate/review/subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play. Follow Ryan @ryankair. Like Break the Business on Facebook and tell a friend about the show! And visit www.breakthebusiness.com to get a copy of Ryan’s Book “Break the Business: Declaring Your Independence and Achieving True Success in the Music Industry.”

1hr 12mins

5 Nov 2017

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s3e18 Fan Engagement with Andrew Apanov [TJS 62]

The Jazz Spotlight Podcast: Music Business With a Touch of Jazz

Dotted Music and WeSpin founder Andrew Apanov talks about ways and tools musicians can use to boost their fan engagement, and discusses his new free online course "Fan Engagement Faculty".


24 Aug 2016

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Insights From The Musician’s Webman Andrew Apanov

The DIY Artist Route Podcast

Andrew ApanovIn the digital age, we’re not limited to location for who we can learn from or be aided by. One of my favorite people doing great things for musicians is Andrew Apanov. Based out of Poland, Andrew’s platform Dotted Music is a great resource for all things digital and web for musicians. His blog is a fantastic resource with great articles and posts that shine new light on not just the pieces of building a digital brand as a musician, but the how-to steps to make that happen. What Andrew Apanov says about online branding for musicians Andrew and I have had several conversations about what musicians need to do with their online branding and platforms to really grow their audience. We’ve also talked about media, which is why he was one of the first people I sent the DIY Musician’s Radio Handbook to, because back in the day Andrew was a radio host too. His inclusion in the DIY Artist Route Podcast is perfect for us as we start the summer. I know a lot of artists are taking the time to re-evaluate their growth and what they’re working on. If that’s you, you’ll gain a lot from this episode. Music marketing online, online branding, relationship building a whole lot more are all in this episode.If you’re looking to hire a publicist or work with a music marketing agency, and you’ve read up on We Spin and Dotted Music, there are some things you should prepare for in consideration before you start writing checks. What do marketing agencies and publicists look for with new musicians Great publicists and music marketing agencies look for specific things from artists before they sign them. Do you know what they are? Andrew does, and now in turn you do too. I see a lot of musicians paying for services that they can do themselves. The reason they don’t do it themselves (like music marketing, radio promotion, etc) is because they’ve tried methods that don’t work and they gave up. So they pay money to someone else to do the work that creates networking connections. Except, they pay the money for the airplay, but don’t get the network. It’s so backwards. And it’s one of the things I appreciate most about this conversation with Andrew. His blogs and podcast get you even more form him. How to be your own music publicist and promoter Speaking of music promotions and publicity, don’t be one of those artists who get suckered into some promoter’s game of paying 100s or 1000s of dollars for promotion. It’s crap. Literally. Be your own radio promoter by doing 3 big things that many musicians and even labels get wrong. Learn how to do it right. I’ll show you. Click here to get it right.

25 May 2016

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#6: Andrew Apanov on Brand Building, Music Marketing Myths, and Networking

The EDM Prodcast

In this interview, I talk to Andrew Apanov. Andrew runs Dotted Music - a music marketing agency, and WeSpin, which is a growth training platform for musicians, bands, and producers. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Download a free PDF containing tips from podcast guests: edmprod.com/podtips---------------------------------------------------------------------------------We delve into a range of different topics from brand building to networking. We discuss hot topics like:- When should you start promoting yourself?- Is it worth building an email list?- Facebook advertising - yay or nay?- What's the best craft beer? And much more. Cool things mentioned in the show:- WeSpin (http://wespin.co)- Dotted Music (http://dottedmusic.com)- Busting Music Marketing Myths with Andrew Apanov (http://www.resoundsound.com/music-marketing-myths/)- 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing (http://amzn.to/1O25UYZ)- Seth Godin - Purple Cow (http://amzn.to/1JuXkku)- Seth Godin - Tribes (http://amzn.to/1O25YaU)- Seth Godin - Icarus Deception (http://amzn.to/1Fa8cjx)- Seth Godin - Permission Marketing (http://amzn.to/1EuaMpV)- Music is Your Business (http://amzn.to/1Fa8gjh)Andrew Apanov on the web:Website: http://andrewapanov.comFacebook: http://facebook.com/dottedmusicTwitter: http://twitter.com/matterandrew Download for free on The Artist Union

1hr 5mins

30 Aug 2015

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Episode 46: Andrew Apanov, founder of Dotted Music + WeSpin, gives us a new spin on music marketing

MusicBizCast with Kelly Castor

Andrew Apanov is the founder of Dotted Music, a digital marketing agency for the music industry. Dotted Music offers branding, graphic design, inbound marketing, social media integration, website development, copywriting, targeted PR, and online management to music brands of all sizes. Andrew also recently launched WeSpin, a video-based growth training and online community for musicians, bands, producers, and DJs. He is the former editor-in-chief of Ultimate Guitar, host of the WeSpin Recipes Podcast, and the Stand Above The Noise video series. Andrew speaks and consults internationally on issues facing the music industry, and still finds time to rock some drum & bass DJ.


1 Apr 2015