I'm fortunate to work with some great brands providing pop up shops, experiential marketing, guerrilla marketing, promotional staffing and social media solutions. Team Dope Chef is a dedicated team of creative marketing experts who will work with you tailoring your promotional campaign so maximum results can be achieved.
If you want to become a highly successful musician, you need to truly believe that you can do it. One of the traits common to all successful musicians is that they believed that they could make it. Don't settle for a mediocre life. Demand more from life, believe in yourself and by doing so you will empower yourself to reach your goals. If you believe in yourself, you will raise your standards and will do whatever it takes to get the result that you want. This is a big key to succeeding in any endeavor. Focus on success; do not consider failure as an option and you will stay on the right track. Along the way you may run across people who try to discourage you. They may tell you that you cannot do it, or that it is impossible to build and sustain a successful music career over the long term. If you believe you have what it takes then contact me direct. As for career guidance and direction my advice to you is this: Never take music career advice from anyone who has not actually done what you are trying to do, Believe that you can succeed, Raise your standards and expectations, Visualize yourself having already reached your music career goals, Take action and do what it takes to succeed, Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people with goals similar to your own. Find someone like me who will teach, train, coach and mentor you to create your successful music career as a professional musician.
I encourage all of our clients to come for a consultation with us. This is a meeting that goes over your goals, aspirations, expectations and answers questions you may have about how to get where you want to be; in addition to me consulting on your vocal ability (if applicable), performance ability, image, recording voice, interview techniques and much more. The consultations last approximately 1 ½ hours and you receive a full document brief afterwards, with ideas for improving yourself going forward. I'm completely honest in consulting with you and will help you find your strengths and discover your weaknesses so that regardless of whether you choose to work with me or not, you know what you need to focus on to achieve your own personal goals. A full consultation and programmed plan will be made with you at the start of any development programed.
Here’s some of the key steps in building an efficient team around your music.
1. Figure out what kind of team you need.
Not every musician needs the same kind of team. Your skills and your goals will influence the roles you need to fill. As a songwriter, you may not need a producer or engineer if you’re writing songs for others to record. Instead, your team may consist of a co-writer and someone who has a good ear and can critique your songs.
2. Assign roles and responsibilities.
This is a key point that many musicians miss out on. If you don’t make a plan that lays out who will do what, you end up with an inefficient mess. Instead, assign roles based on each person’s skills. You may not be able to hire top label executives, but each member of your band has their own unique skills. Your lead singer may be a people person who could be in charge of networking. Your drummer may have a good eye for photography or skills with photo shop or drawing. She could handle your Instagram account or create album art.
Print and online media of this nature supports your credibility, adds lots of influential power to your media bio and overall platform and helps earns you the position as a national expert and thought leader in your field. The thinking is, that if a major respected media outlet has chosen you to offer insight and expert commentary then the inferred message is that you are one of the major experts in your field. A successful print and online media campaign includes exposure in the major print and magazines but also in the influential media sites. Clients like the added benefit that a major online site with a high authority ranking with Google or other search engines is linking back to your site passing through authority and this, of course, is very good for your search engine optimization.
I've manage events all over the World. Starting with my initial consultation we work together with my clients during the planning phase to review the project budget, event concepts, event location, staff requirements, catering, special live entertainment requests and production & design timeline. My next steps include executing the development and design stages in which the physical aspects of the event begin to take form. Prior to finalization, I continuously communicate with my clients to make any final changes and revisions. Finally I book the venue, prepare the logistics, hire catering & entertainment, prepare the guest invites, notify our media list and roll out the red carpet.
Send a short e-mail “pitch” (sales letter) to a label producer, radio station, blog etc. Some do's and don't: Show that you know that you’re pitching an appropriate show. For example, if you’re pitching an interview related to an Amish romance novel, indicate that the station is in a region with many Amish residents or that you know the show has a strong female audience. Don’t state that you’d like to be interviewed because you’ve written a book about XYZ. It’s not enough to talk about a new (or old) book, same for music. Offer a few controversial, compelling, interesting interview topics related to your craft of music fashion film or the book you've written. That Amish romance book I just mentioned? There’s an online dating site for Amish people. Who knew, right? A morning drive time host would have a lot of fun using that as a starting point. Provide a list of suggested questions. Honestly, talk show hosts don’t have time to read the books of everyone they interview or even listen to the artists music before they get interviewed, so if you leave it up to them to know what to ask, you might be disappointed in the direction the interview takes (especially in morning drive time). If you have media interview experience, mention it. If you don’t, don’t. Offer to send a few of your products to use as prizes or giveaways. State your preferred time frame – two weeks from now? In three weeks? Include your product’s announcement press release (copy and paste it, along with the suggested questions, under your e-mail signature).
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