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David Hooper joins us to day to share ways comedians might market themselves based on what he know from the music business. In 2013 David released his book, “Six-Figure Musician – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business”.

Hooper hosts Music Business Radio, a syndicated, weekly, one-hour specialty program spotlighting the inside workings of the music business. David interviews various industry professionals giving listeners their music business insights and expertise. The wide-ranging guest list includes Grammy Award winning music producers, artists, musicians, and songwriters, as well as record label executives, promoters, and artist managers.

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It’s for that very reason that I asked David to share some of the unique ways he has seen musicians get airplay, sell CD’s and gain a following.

During our brainstorming session he reveals a lot of great actionable tips, including:

  • How demographics play a role in product choice
  • Being in the business of being YOURSELF
  • The experience that can’t be replicated
  • Long tail marketing … what is it?
  • How to make money in Chunky, MS
  • What you can learn from Lynard Skynard
  • Colt Ford and his cult following
  • The benefit of a physical product
  • Innovative distribution of TONIGHTS show
  • Market like Disney
  • Monetizing the live experience
  • Making email lists a priority
  • Owning your masters
  • How being topical can get you on the radio
  • Tapping out before you reach your potential
  • Being known for one bit you hate
  • The reason Chris Stapleton is an overnight success
  • My upcoming book “Anchors & Hooks”
  • Including your fans in your journey on stage (and off)

And much, much more!

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