Yes, being great at whatever it is you do has merit (for it). But quality isn’t nearly enough. You HAVE to huck it, kids. Every second of every day. Re: The Death of Marketing? Sorry Bob, respectfully disagree.
I don’t care how friggin spectacular you are… if you don’t have anyone to tell, it might as well not be true. It’s a chicken and the egg deal. Almost. Because, you CAN have real, passionate, loyal fans at every stage of your career, from fledgling to Trent; if I like you, I’ll help you. Period.
Think of it like this: the way you make me feel about your product handily trumps the actual product. In a heartbeat.
So… how do you do it? Um, it’s called MARKETING.
Singer-songwriter Seth Glier recently quoted a fan who said it best:
“You know Seth, I know we don’t see each other a lot but I consider you a friend…..Coldplay is JUST music to me.”
And Seth is hands-down one of the most spectacular self-marketers I know.
It works like this, in this order […]
A Triple-A radio programming veteran, Kate has served as Music Director of the Loft at XM, Midday Host at WYEP, Evening Host at both WNCS and WUIN, as well as Content Supervisor for Pump Audio. Currently, she’s the CEO of Outlandos Music, a new-music discovery service for grown-ups. Kate has been nationally recognized for her ardent presentation of music and her ability to champion talented, compelling artists.