By the time you go through this course you'll have everything you need to build stronger connections in the music industry. You won't be beholden to spending thousands on a publicity campaign or have to wait around for that manager to finally notice you. We'll take you through the best process for getting people to pay attention to your music, whether you're after radio play or simply building a stronger connections with your fans. We're in the trenches doing this stuff every day and you can skip thousands of hours of frustration by following the principles and the systems we give you to get more from your next release.
- Students should have a rudimentary understanding of social media and communication basics. If you can't write a letter to a stranger or don't know how to use a computer, you might want to get that stuff squared away first. Then you'll be set to take this course!
- Publicize and market their music without having to hire anyone or contract it out
- Reach out to music media (blogs, radio stations, podcasts, etc) to get noticed and features for your music
- Build stronger networking relationships with music influencers
- Have a greater understanding and practice of effective communications both online and in person for better marketing and outreach
Moved by music and inspired by people who work to create a better world, Steve can be found
in the depths of bars watching live bands or head first in lessons about human performance,
leadership & tomorrow's marketing trends.
After starting up a musical instrument shop at the age of 20, he moved to Melbourne to pursue
his music career. Along the way he built up a grassroots indie music festival, ran a social media
team for the internationally renowned event Pause Fest and managed bands to the point where
they were selling out launches, scoring major festival slots, record deals & lengthy national
Since launching his own personal brand in 2013 he's grown targeted audiences on Twitter in
excess of 200,000 people, raised a collective $27,000 across 3 crowdfunding projects, and has
helped a number of solo entrepreneurs start and build their own online businesses.
Steve has a knack for turning ideas into strategies and simplifying the actions we take daily to
grow our creative projects. One minute you’ll see him jumping around a stage with guitar in
hand, the next a passionate listener deep in powerful conversation.
He wants to leave one thing in the minds of others that we can all make our mark on the world
in ways that are good for humanity.
D Grant is "The Growth Farmer." The core philosophy of his work and teachings are that your mind and your heart are a garden and what you plant inside yourself is what you're going to produce with your life.
This principle also applies to your relationships (personal and professional). Smith is committed to helping you grow yourself, your relationships and your success, utilizing the seeds of LOVE to yield the harvest of your dreams.
His work, trainings, coaching, books and teachings all center around building strong relationships, empowerment, personal development, leadership, emotional intelligence and linking it all together so everyone wins. Which he extends to others by showing you how to do the same.
His latest book, Be Solid: How To Go Through Hell & Come Out Whole, is the foundation for his work in helping people overcome the trauma of heartbreak and deep-emotional wounds to transform into the best version of themselves. Get a detailed training into the application of this powerful book in his How To Heal Heartbreak To Become Your Best Self course here on Udemy!
Smith's specialties include his unique style of encouragement/empowerment (he calls himself The Empowerment Superhero) that brings the best out in others and helps them see their specific talents in powerful ways.
His coaching and trainings have impacted people from all over the world in different areas of influence from music and the creative industries, small business, entrepreneurs, speakers and teachers, business professionals and executives.
He spent 22 years in broadcast media and journalism including 16 years as the syndicated host of The Appetizer Radio Show and the DIY Artist Route Podcast.
When not coaching, teaching or writing, D Grant enjoys deep conversations about life, love, philosophy, and superheroes (big Batman, Superman, and Avenger movie fan).
He also writes poetry, short stories, and paints. And you might find him doing some kind of charity or nonprofit work in his community because giving and serving are great practices to foster more connection with people.