Being In A Band

New music business and marketing podcast for bands by Monica Strut

39 | Facebook Ads with Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult Magazine

March 30th, 2020

 

Today, I get a chance to pick the brain of music journalist, owner of Ghost Cult Magazine and marketing and sales expert, Keith "Keefy" Chachkes. This interview is broken up into two parts. In part 2 we talk all about Facebook ads!

Follow Keefy on Twitter: @GhostCultKeefy
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38 | Marketing and Advertising with Keith Chachkes of Ghost Cult Magazine

March 27th, 2020

Today, I get a chance to pick the brain of music journalist, owner of Ghost Cult Magazine and marketing and sales expert, Keith "Keefy" Chachkes. This interview is broken up into two parts. In part 1 we talk about the incredible career he's had as well as being brave enough as artists to ask people to support you!

Follow Keefy on Twitter: @GhostCultKeefy
Follow Ghost Cult Mag: @GhostCultMag

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.

37 | Morning Routine for Creatives - Tips and Why it’s Important

March 25th, 2020

Many of us are working from home right now, self-isolating or have maybe even been unfortunately made redundant. Keeping a solid morning routine is essential in not only for productivity but mental health, as well as keeping some normalcy and structure in our days when everything else seems up in the air right now.  Here's what I do each morning to set up my days for success.

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.

36 | 10 Things I’d Do if I Had to Start My Band From Scratch

March 24th, 2020

This one was inspired by Angie Lee who published an episode on her podcast stating 10 things she'd do if she had to start her business from scratch! I found it super interesting and helpful so decided to do my own version! What would you do differently if you had to start over again? Tweet me @monicastrut!

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.

35 | Starting a Side-Hustle - Why All Musicians Should be Entrepreneurs

March 23rd, 2020

BOMBSHELL! The days where you can earn a full-time living from music alone, are LONG GONE. If you want to learn how to have the freedom and finances to work on your music career, you need to listen to this episode. 

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.

34 | How to Market + Brand a Single

March 16th, 2020

Recently my band celebrated the 1 year anniversary of our most successful single to date (streaming-wise). So I thought I’d use the opportunity to talk about some of the marketing and branding strategies we used to promote the track that you can EASILY do too!

This podcast was based on the blog post, Marketing Tips from 'Fear' - 1 Year On.

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33 | What it Takes to be a Full-Time Musician with Digby Robinson

March 9th, 2020

What does it take to be a full-time musician? Well, I decided to bring on former client, Digby Robinson, for the answer. In this episode, we touch upon everything from marketing and music business to gear and touring!  Digby tours in his cover-band Furnace and the Fundamentals but also has an original band, Big Red Fire Truck who are often packing out shows in their hometown. 

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.

32 | How to Find a Good PR Company

February 28th, 2020

This one was inspired by one of my listeners who has felt like they've been previously scammed by a 'PR company' who took their money but they didn't really see many results.  I am asked often how to find a good PR company and honestly, I think recommendations are the best way to find a PR company. But if you don't know anyone who's done PR before or had success with PR previously, here are some tips!

Check out PR Made Simple here (Use code, 'SHRED' at checkout for 20% off)

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.

31 | The Art of the Video Clip with David Owen Blackley of Her Name is Murder Productions

February 24th, 2020

Today I’m speaking with someone who has actually played a pivotal role in my own musical journey. David Owen Blackley is a filmmaker, music video director and founder of Her Name is Murder Productions. He's worked with bands such as Sepultura, The Cranberries, Norma Jean, Sworn In, Snot, Unearth, Story Of The Year, Thy Art Is Murder..not to mention my current and previous bands!

During this interview, we go deep into what it means to be an artist and the beautiful synergy between sound and visuals. We also talk practically about how to even start planning for a video clip, the role of a director, and how to find your own visual style when you may not have ever done a video or many videos before.

Full show notes at monicastrut.com

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.

30 | #Askmeanything - Third-Party Video Hosting YouTube Channels + Competition Between Bands

February 21st, 2020

Ooofftt! We haven't done an 'Ask me anything' episode since episode 3! Today I answer two questions from my community. 1) What's the deal with third-party video clip hosting channels on YouTube (like Dreambounce, Blank TV, etc.)? Do they actually get you more exposure or does the music industry see right through the numbers? 2) My opinion on bands feeling like they are competing with one another!

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If your band wants to work with me directly, hit me up at contact@monicastrut.com! Or check out my consulting packages here.