Monthly Archives: February 2019

159: Stop Calling Your Songs “Great”

Do you think your songs are great?

Here are a number of reasons you should probably pump the breaks a bit and stop calling your songs great…because it could make you look like a rookie.

PS: Are you having trouble getting your songs heard by professional publishers and industry experts? Here’s your chance to submit your song(s) and hear exactly what happens when a publisher critiques them. Download Brent’s free ebook Think Like A Pro Songwriter and you’ll be on the list to get the information. Go to

034 SONG TITLE CHALLENGE: “Please Don’t Stop Here”

How would you write this one?

Listen to what the first 15 minutes of a pro songwriting session typically sounds like. They have a song title, “Please Don’t Stop Here” that is submitted by a member of the CLIMB Community. Then Brent & Johnny craft up multiple lyrical approaches to writing the song title before digging in. Sometimes the most obvious concept is the right one, but many times it’s not. 

If you’d like to submit a song title that Brent and Johnny might use on the air, please send it to and put SONG TITLE CHALLENGE in the subject line.

If you’d like to experience this pro songwriting exercise privately and/or have Brent help you prepare, repair, or write your song, then schedule a songwriting coaching session today. Go to

158: Underrepresented Women

Are you a woman, a person of color, an LGTBQ person who feels underrepresented in the music industry? 

Are you an artist that feels like there are incredible barriers to overcome in the industry to get a fair shake?

You’ll love the breakdown and inspiring analysis that Johnny and Brent give on this Billboard Magazine article about this very subject.

To read this article, you can download the free PDF by clicking THIS LINK.

PS: You don’t need anyone’s permission to find your audience and bring your music to the masses. You DO need a little marketing savvy and a customized strategy. Schedule a consultation today and you’ll definitely see results tomorrow. Email us at and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

026 EXPAND YOUR BRAND: Do’s and Don’ts

Have you ever thought about “gaming the system” to get more followers on social media?

How about more engagement? 

How’s that working out for you?

In this Mini-sode, Lexi and Johnny tackle some do’s and don’ts for growing your social media, expanding your audience, and getting your music HEARD.

PS: If you’re ready to stop wasting your valuable time on useless growth tactics that don’t grow your audience and fail to get your music heard, then schedule a consultation today and we’ll craft a custom strategy that is all about YOU. I promise, you’ll see immediate results. Email us at and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

Let’s get something on the books right now and get you ROLLING.

157: Why Publishing Companies Won’t Meet With You

Do you feel like the bigwigs in the business are against you? Do you feel like the industry is full of “insiders” who are keeping you out?

Here are a bunch of reasons why publishing companies won’t meet with you. 

PS: If you feel like you’re ready to get a recommendation to meet and interact with a hit publisher, or if you’d like to see what it’s like when publishers critique other songwriter’s songs, then Brent’s “Play For Publisher” event is something you really want to explore. Get your music heard.

Simply download Brent’s free book Think Like A Pro Songwriter and you’ll get email updates on all the details you’ll need to get your shot to be heard. To get the book, go to and tell him where to send the book.

033 SONG TITLE CHALLENGE: “Tracks Through The Fog”

How would you write this one?

Have you ever wondered what happens during the first 15 minutes of a pro songwriting session?

Brent & Johnny craft up 4-5 different plot twists to writing lyrics for the song title, “Tracks Through The Fog”.

PS: If you’d like to work this song title challenge exercise privately with Brent, or if you’d like to repair or prepare your song lyrics, schedule a coaching session today. Go to to find open times.

156: The Music Biz Riptide Can Kill You

Have you ever felt frustrated or ready to give up on your dream of making a living with your music? 

Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you work, you still can’t seem to get any momentum with your career? 

It’s because you’re caught in the music biz riptide. If you don’t do something about it quickly, you could drown.

Find out why you’re so exhausted swimming against a massive current and learn the solution to get your efforts WITH the current before it’s too late!

PS: If you’re in need of a specific set of instructions customized to your unique career situation that get you daily results and create real momentum, then a consultation is the most valuable time you can spend.

Schedule a consultation today by emailing us at and put CONSULTATION in the subject line. 

025 EXPAND YOUR BRAND: 5 Hacks To Amplify Your Engagement

Are you one of those artists who avoids social media because you think it’s just about stroking your ego and warm fuzzy feelings?

Having a healthy social media footprint with STRONG engagement will GET YOU PAID. 

In this mini-sode, Lexi and Johnny discuss 5 hacks that you can immediately implement to get your followers more active on your accounts. 

PS:  I want you to win. If your music is competitive, there is an audience out there who will love it. Here’s a free download PDF that will empower you to do what inspires you…to more people every day.

If you’d like to learn to the 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More Fans (and 21 solutions) Go to and tell me where to send it.

PPS: If you’re frustrated because your fan base is too small, then a consultation will help you tweak your efforts to get immediate results. Schedule a consultation today by emailing me at and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.