Rank #1: MMP014: How To Make A Viral Music Video
Today's guest is Grant McFarland. His band, Galactic Empire, moved from obscurity to stardom almost instantly. They did not have a fan base or a significant internet presence—they had never even released an album. They covered the main Star Wars theme and released a music video alongside it. In 24 hours that video was viewed over 2 million times, leading to more than 2,000 sales of Galactic Empire's rendition of the Star Wars theme, in less than 7 days.
Mar 30 2016
Rank #2: MMP036: Music Branding Like A Rockstar: How Music Industry Icons Brand Their Music
Ever wonder how music branding works for huge artists? How do they do it? Think about U2 or AC/DC, they have consistently matched a brand with their music for decades. Even new artists like Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. They re-brand every album. How do they do it? That’s what we’ll talk about in today’s episode. Steve […]
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Aug 03 2018
Rank #3: MMP017: How To Record Your Own Music At Home – And Make It Sound Great
In the last podcast episode, I explained the experiment we’re doing on Musician Monster, and how were taking an original song from a concept and showing what we do to earn income from it. We're going through the entire process and sharing everything with you.
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Jun 06 2016
Rank #4: MMP026: The Best Music Marketing Strategies – All The Sneaky Ways People Sell You Music And You Don’t Even Realize It
Today's guest is John Oszajca, the founder of Music Marketing Manifesto. John teaches a systematic approach to marketing music online.
Dec 01 2016
Rank #5: MMP038: How To Stand Out From Other Musicians And Discover Your Music Brand
There are so many independent musicians today. You try and try, but getting people’s attention is hard work. What if there was an easier way? With appearances on Ellen Degeneres and the Today Show, having millions of YouTube views, and being featured in countless TV shows all over the world, Philipp Jørgensen, is going to […]
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Jan 02 2019
Rank #6: MMP024: The Three Paths To Success In The Music Industry
A little over a year ago I attended a webinar that was hosted by Dave Kusek from the New Artist Model. In that webinar, Dave shared some of the most helpful information I have ever received. When pursuing music, one of the biggest challenges is finding out what to actually do. The options are limitless. That’s why I’m excited about today’s episode. Dave narrows down those infinite options to three, specific paths.
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Oct 12 2016
Rank #7: MMP021: How To Get Your Fan’s Undivided Attention: Using Music To Create A Community That Grows Itself
Today's guest is Steve Palfreyman from Music Launch Hub. He's going to show us how to grow a fanbase that grows itself. Whether you're just getting started in music or been busy growing your fanbase for years, this episode will give you direction on how to earn people's undivided attention so they spread the word about
Aug 20 2016
Rank #8: MMP018: How A Website Will Enhance Your Music
Today's guest is Ross from Electric Kiwi. A designer and developer that specializes in creating custom websites for singers, songwriters, and musicians. Ross agreed to come on the show and give the inside scoop on how to craft the perfect music website.
Jul 06 2016
Rank #10: MMP029: Unstoppable Musicians – The No BS, In Your Face TRUTH About What It Takes To Make It In Music
At the risk of sounding melodramatic, if you want to make it in the music industry and seeking the truth about what it takes, today’s episode could be a game changer for you. First, if you haven’t heard of Peter Hollens, search his name on Google. He is today’s guest. You need to understand just how popular he […]
Apr 03 2017
Rank #11: MMP035: Become A Greater Musician By Changing The Way You Think About Music
Let me ask you a question. As a musician, do you expect to struggle? Do you think making it in music is supposed to be hard? Impossible, even? What if I told you that wasn’t true. That it is possible to go from where you are to where you want be quickly, and with fewer […]
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Jun 15 2018
Rank #12: MMP034: Finding Your Place In The Music Industry
The music industry is large. It’s easy to get discouraged and doubt. Sometimes, we’re tempted to quit. In today’s episode, Bobby Owsinski joins us. From performing live to session work, studio recording and sound engineering, Bobby has the benefit of being immersed in the music industry his entire life. And if there’s one thing he understands, […]
May 10 2018
Rank #13: MMP027: Organize Your Band – How To Transform Disorderly Musicians Into A Well-Oiled Machine
Matt Rappaport is an independent musician from Detroit, Michigan. Today, he comes on the podcast to share how getting organized, helped his band go from earning under $20k per year to more than $200k in less than 12 months.
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Jan 17 2017
Rank #14: MMP031: Get Your Music Heard: The 3 Pillars Of Music Marketing
What’s the best way to market your music? How do you get your music heard? What should you do first when there are so many options? We’ll answer those questions in today’s episode. There are fundamental truths that make marketing your music easier. Today you’ll discover those truths and three pillars of music marketing. Arm […]
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Dec 01 2017
Rank #15: MMP023: Write Better Music – Getting Comfortable With (Brutally Honest) Feedback – Audiokite
This episode is part of a series I'm doing to give you an over the shoulder view of how to earn income from original music step by step. All the info is taken directly from what I experience while doing it for myself. If you want a quick intro to each step
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Sep 23 2016
Rank #16: MMP030: Six Critical Steps To A Successful Music Crowdfunding Campaign
There’s a lot of mystery around music crowdfunding and it’s difficult to find solid advice that’s proven to work. Today’s guest has helped hundreds of artists run uber successful music crowdfunding campaigns (including some of our previous guests). His name is Ian Anderson from launchandrelease.com. Today, Ian simplifies successful music crowdfunding, and condenses everything we need […]
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Aug 31 2017
Rank #17: MMP032: Tour Hacking: How To Go On Tour Even If You Don’t Have An Audience
Today Michael Walker from Paradise Fears joins us. He’s going to share a “hack” he discovered that allowed his band to go from ZERO to touring worldwide in a few months. Listen in as Michael explains why “tour hacking” is so powerful and how to do it. Let’s rock! In this episode you will learn: […]
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Mar 10 2018
Rank #18: MMP013: Rick Barker Talks About Managing Taylor Swift And The Music Industry Blueprint
Rick Barker loves developing artists and watching them grow. A skill that served him well managing Taylor Swift's career in the early days of Big Machine Records. Rick talks about growing up poor and stepping down as Taylor's manager just as he was about to make more money than he ever had.
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Mar 18 2016
Rank #19: MMP037: WhiiseCon
Today, my personal friend Tommy Darker is coming on the show to talk about WhiiseCon 2018, the first event of its kind. Exclusively for MusicianMonster listeners, Tommy D is going to give us an inside look at all the goodness in store for you. WhiiseCon is Tommy’s online music conference where successful musicians share their secrets […]
Oct 31 2018
Rank #20: MMP016: What’s Next For Musician Monster And What It Means For You And Your Music
In today's episode, I explain how we're putting the last 12 months of learning into practice so that you can get an over the shoulder view of how to earn income from original music.
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May 23 2016