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Shahs Of Sunset

Well…I’d never heard of this show, but apparently it’s very popular πŸ™‚ Here’s my song “Sacrifice And Triumph” that was on the show “Shahs Of Sunset”. Jam, breakdown, you know the drill…enjoy

How To Be Heard On Youtube and Spotify For REAL- Part 2 – GLNNA

You may remember I made a video with my friend Mark Klaver about his success on Spotify and Youtube.
This video is the second installment in that series πŸ™‚

In this video, I talk to my friend GLNNA about her strategies and how SHE got to over 200K Monthly listeners on Spotify!
If this is something you’re into, definitely check it out.

We also talk about Music business strategies like finding management to represent you, writing for other artists, toplinning instrumental cues for TV and Film licensing opportunities etc etc.

Enjoy and I’ll see ya on the road (hopefully some time this decade πŸ˜†)

The Law Of Attraction

The Law Of Attraction!
Have you ever heard of it?
Have you ever used it?

In this sweet and short video I give you the gist of what it’s all about and how I’ve used it in my life.
We chat about my brother Yoni (Jonah) and his really interesting YouTube channel “Hebrew Nazarite” as well as a few other stories
from my past that connect me to “The Secret” (DVD in my case) and the Law Of Attraction.

I really hope you enjoy the vid.
Please feel free to Like, Subscribe and even use my Amazon links to buy shit and get some money in my pockets during this AMAZING Corona outbreak (I make some commission off of it πŸ˜‹)

On that note, because Texas became such a hot bed for COVID-19 in the last week or so, we had our private event (Smash Mouth gig) canceled…bummer 😷

Anyway, enjoy…spread the word…and I’ll see you on the road πŸ™‚

How To Be Heard On Youtube & Spotify for REAL – Part 1 – Mark Klaver

This video’s all about making your OWN mark on Spotify and YouTube! Indie style!
Thanks to Mark Klaver for all the input on how he got 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and over 3 Million views on YouTube as an independent artist!

I also chat about:
* Getting Signed
* Major Labels vrs Indie Labels
* Finding the right producder (Alex Feder‘s story as well)
* Zach Kranz & Punch Parade

It’s a very informative video for indie artists of all kinds.
I hope you all find out some cool ways to get out there an do it on your own πŸ™‚

We’ve got two shows coming up with Smash Mouth in July 2020.
Back to work.
Hoping to stay safe and rock out!

See you soon πŸ™‚

How To Stay Motivated During Lock-Down

If you follow me on social media, you know I’m CONSTANTLY creating music, coming up with ideas for YouTube and a million other things.

Many times, I get asked “How do you stay so motivated?”
So, I just made a video about it to explain my process.
It was a fun video to make and I hope you get some motivation from it πŸ™‚

Side note…we just passed the 500 Subs mark (woohoo!!!) and became official Amazon Affiliates.
So, if you’re ever wondering how to support me in a way where you don’t have to donate money directly, this is it πŸ™‚

When you click on any of the links in the description (of the video on youtube), even if you don’t buy THAT piece, but you continue on and buy something else,
something you were going to buy anyway…I get commission from Amazon.
Super simple!
So, go support your local musician (that’s me) by clicking on his links πŸ˜‰

Well..that’s it for now.
Really hoping we start performing again soon. I need some live music in my life πŸ™‚

Have a great day y’all.

Band Agreements 101

Annnnnd…we’re back!
Last week I took a break out of respect for the #BlackLivesMatter message and the protests.
I asked my followers and viewers to take a moment and instead of watching a new video by me, educate themselves, as I was trying to do,
in the matters brought up by the death of George Floyd (RIP).

But now, we’re back in business! Helping the next generation of musicians make the right choices so they can be…my competition haha.

In this is video I finally talk, in depth, about Band Agreements.
I even share this example with you from my past.
It’s a free PDF of my band agreement from back in the day with an awesome artists called “Shane” (not me).
Me and a few other amazing writers co-wrote 17 songs for Shane’s album, got management, signed the deal…
and then ended up nowhere…unfortunately.

But as I mentioned in the video, that…the eventual breaking up of that band/project was also discussed in the agreement, as you can see if you go through it.
But, I’m warning you…it’s LONG!
The contract, not the video πŸ™‚
Yours doesn’t have to be that long.

Oh…also…amazing bloopers!!!! haha

Anyway, I hope you learn some good stuff from this one.
If you wanna support and want some good knowledge as soon as it comes out Like the vid and Subscribe to the channel.
Please comment on the video and let me know how I can help you become a better artist and musician.

We’ve got a private Smash Mouth event next month (7/2020).
I can’t wait to see everyone and play live again!!!!!

Catchya on the road soon.

Live Instagram Stream w/Michaela Paige

On 5.3.20, I had the pleasure of being Michaela Paige’s guest on her live Instagram feed πŸ™‚
This was the result.

We spoke about Corona life, touring, The Voice, manifesting destinies, life on the road, home life, public speaking and so much more.
Hope you enjoy.

Live Insta Q&A – About Touring

Sup everyone πŸ™‚

This is a recorded Instagram Live Stream I hosted on 5.2.20.
Thanks to all the people who participated with awesome questions and great comments πŸ™‚

We spoke about everything from #2 on a tour bus (No no!), to Disneyworld to Enrique’s up and coming birthday…I even played “Hero” and some “Ring My Bells” hahaha

Enjoy, comment, like and if you dare to want more…subscribe πŸ™‚
See you next week

Submithub.com YouTube Review

Let me be clear, I am NOT sponsored in ANY way by Submithub.com.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, what you’ll see in this video is my honest review of a product I sincerely think to be a HUGE asset
to artists world wide.

Submithub is a service through which you can submit your music to all these different curators around the world and the internet.
* Think Spotify Playlists with hundreds of thousands of listeners.
* Think YouTube channels with 28 million subscribers.
* Even music bloggers, radio stations (probably indie) and even labels!
But, it is so much more than just that.

I take you through my whole process of submitting, getting denied (with feedback) , getting approved and everything that goes with it!

I will be having a Live Instagram Stream with Jason Grishkoff (Founder of Submithub.com) for all your Q&A needs on 4.18.20 on my Instagram.
Those attending will get a passcode for FREE credits!!!

So, please enjoy the vid.
Like the vid and Subscribe to the channel if you wanna support and want some good knowledge as soon as it comes out.
As with my other videos, if you actually go to the YouTube Page of this video, there’s a breakdown of it with a timeline/subject list.

I hope to see you on Saturday, April 18th 2020 at 10am (PST) for our live instagram stream, and until I see you on the road….
Stay safe and healthy πŸ™‚

How To Get Endorsements!

What’s up my locked in friends? πŸ™‚
I hope you’re all healthy and using this time to catch up on the important things, like Tiger King πŸ˜›

So, in this video, I give you a quick and useful breakdown on how to get endorsements.
Everything you need to know about who to ask for them, what they might want in return and how much gear to ask for.

Let me just give a quick shoutout to Randy Fuchs from Artist Relations.
He got me my first official endorsement with Digitech since I was using their Whammy IV at the time!

Oh…the memories πŸ™‚

I recently worked with Randy again on connecting me with OWC & IK Multimedia to beef up my computers in the studio and on the road πŸ™‚

Anyway, enjoy the video, stay home, stay safe.
Like the vid and Subscribe to the channelΒ if you wanna support and want some good knowledge as soon as it comes out.
As with my other videos, if you actually go to theΒ YouTube Page of this video, there’s a breakdown of it with a timeline/subject list.

See ya on the road soon.

Your boy

P.S Thumbnail for YouTube vid shot by @centerstageimages

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