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Three Ways To Move From Followers to Listeners to Customers

Michael C Smith, December 31 2022

Having trouble getting your music to make you money? Can't get people to actually support you? Well, let's discuss how you move from follower to listener to customer. The word "customer" may have an awkward sound for those of us who are musically inclined, but whether you call the people purchasing your music (product) that or not, this is how...

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Imani Wj Wright "So I Thought"

Michael C Smith, August 13 2020

Imani Wright takes us on a soulful journey of preconceptions. "So I thought" is a heart wrenching cry to keep a relationship in tact as it starts to show signs of ending. Imani's retrospective look on what he thought he knew and what actually happened in a relationship is a catchy tune for anyone that has lost love. "So I thought"s, mahogany laced...

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Monetizing Music

How artists can profit in the COVID-19 Chaos (ethically)

Michael C Smith, March 18 2020

Photo by Spencer Imbrock During this global pandemic, there are a lot of stories about price gauging and shady actions. There is an old saying that "there is profit in chaos". People and business drop everything when there is panic. When fear and uncertainty hit those who stay grounded can find opportunity. The truth of the matter however is that...

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