Artist Insider Q&A 2008-02-28 Business Independent Publishing | February 28, 2008

Third show of Artist Insider Q&A, hosted by Greg and Jonathan

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Questions, Topics & Notes:

  • Seneff Law
  • Phil Remone – Making Records
  • Artist Insider Tip Jar
  • Do you get in trouble if you play a clip from a TV show on the air? ~Matthew
  • What about using a clip as an example in a podcast? ~Follow-up by Matthew
  • What is the best way to protect your publishing rights when entering a first time record deal? ~Laura Clapp
  • mentioned interview with Tom Bogan
  • I have been creating graphics projects, and some music for right at 10 years. Eventually I want it to be my full time business, I should start a company or just keep doing everything under my name? ~Matt in Virginia
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michale Gerber (
  • TWIT 133 in this episode of This Week in Tech, they talk with Jonathan Coulton, an independent musician and about the current music industry. Here are his Listening Suggestions. (direct download)

That does it for this week. We have a few more questions already in the que we will get to next time on March 13th. You can send in your own questions or join the show and participate *Live*. Add ArtistInsider (feed) to your favorite RSS reader to keep up to date on the news, or fill in the form to get our posts emailed to you.


Larry Carpenter | September 13, 2006

Larry CarpenterAbout:
Larry can be seen in The Patriot, but is better known for his work on the business side of production and distribution. He was the President of Ingram Christian Resources, President and CEO of Spring Arbor and founded Faith Works, who basically helps get products to stores that carry christian books and materials. In 2006 Larry sold Faith Works to STL, though he remained with the organization.

In May of 2007, Larry left STL to become Vice President of Marketing for Thomas Nelson Publishers. Charged with marketing for the Non-Fiction Trade Books division. Thomas Nelson is the largest Christian publisher and the sixth largest publisher in the US. Read more

Jennifer Blair | August 9, 2006

Jennifer is a graduate of Belmont, with a BBA Music Business/Marketing Emphasis. She has experiance working with MCA, Mercury, Woody Bowles Company, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Bullseye Marketing, as their Director of Active Radio Marketing, and now with Jennifer Blair Promotions. Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge Read more

Jeremy Cowart | July 26, 2006

Jeremy started his creative career as a backup singer for such bands as Alabama, John Denver, Sandi Patty, and many more when he was very young. Later when looking at college he wanted to be a painter, but others persuaded him to look at Graphic Arts. After college he worked for a couple companies and one day decided to set off on his own and founded Pixelgrazer, a web design company. Eventually he moved into what he is most known for: Great images.

He mostly photographs musical acts, like Andrew Peterson, Ryan Starr, Bebo Norman, Rebecca St. James, Savannah, most recently Switchfoot, and many more. He has shot the cover of many CDs, magazine covers, and for MTV Execs. Read more

Kim Thomas | July 19, 2006

About: (official bio)
Kim grew up in an artistic family that traveled from place to place on a regular basis. She spent a good bit of time in Japan, which had a major effect on the development of her creative skills. She meet Jim, who is now her husband, when she was a teenager and has been on an amazing ride ever since.For roughly 18 years she traveled with Jim as a singer and songwriter. Most of those years they were the two members of the band Say-so, which included numerous uses on TV shows. Read more

Dennis Dearing | June 21, 2006

When he was four years old, Dennis received one of his best Christmas gifts ever, a tiny Roy Rogers acoustic guitar that began his love of music and specifically the guitar. After high school, he moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University, an institution which boasts such former students as country stars Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Dennis studied Music Business, played guitar for the university’s group, The Belmont Reasons, and received his BBA. Read more

Reed Arvin | June 7, 2006

Reed Arvin grew up on a working cattle ranch in Kansas. He studied music in college, became a successful session musician and record producer, and toured the world with a variety of artists. He now writes full time. He and his wife Dianne, a painter, split their time between homes in Nashville, TN, and St. Petersburg, FL. Read more

Artist Insider 7.5: Keith Mohr – IndieHeaven Radio | May 30, 2006

Insider: Keith Mohr

Today is our last free segment with Keith with more ideas for webmasters, info for potential IndieHeaven members, and a way to find music.

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Questions and topics:

  • What has been the most successful advertising for you?
  • Can you tell us about the radio portion of the site?
  • What about selling CDs and making money on IndieHeaven?
  • Final thoughts by Keith and closeout

Tomorrow we begin an interview with a painter who is married to a music producer and author.

Running time: 11 minutes 10 seconds

Artist Insider 7.4: Keith Mohr – Maximum Content | May 29, 2006

Insider: Keith Mohr

The foci of this segment include mistakes made, lessons learned, developing the wheel, and success

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Questions and topics:

  • What are some common mistakes?
  • So, most artists want to reinvent the wheel?
  • What is the primary lesson you have learned?
  • Is there a max amount of content that the market will absorb?
  • What percent artists/bands go flop?
  • success is relative
  • What’s your business background?

Tomorrow is the last segment with Keith and focused on advertising, radio, and making money.

Running time: 10 minutes 59 seconds

Artist Insider 7.3: Keith Mohr – Rattling Cages | May 26, 2006

Insider: Keith Mohr

This free segment tells how to get involved in IndieHeaven and more about the features. There is also talk about giving away $20,000.

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Questions and topics:

  • Lets define Independent Artist
  • What is the process of getting involved?
  • What is the difference from a free site?
  • What was the Momentum Award?
  • Practical help or trends that have happened? Tips?

Enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend, at least in the USA. The free segment for Monday focuses on mistakes people have made and lessons learned.

Running time: 11 minutes 46 seconds

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