Monthly Archives: July 2019

181: Advice From A Song-Of-The-Year Songwriter

You don’t necessarily need to write with the artist, it certainly helps. But, I’m a firm believer that the BEST SONG WINS”, is just a small bit of advice from song-of-the-year songwriter Jimmy Yeary. 

What else can YOU learn from this multi-hit songwriter?

In this episode, Brent and Johnny recap Frettie interview with song of the year songwriter Jimmy Yeary! Find out what Jimmy does every day to set his mind up for success, things he’s learned about how to approach songwriting and his view of what makes a SUCCESSFUL songwriter! 

PS: Here’s your chance to hang out with music publisher, Tim Hunze, & independent sungplugger, Shane Barrett!
*Join two music industry professionals as they reveal what YOU need to know about earning success in the music business.
*Ask YOUR questions- and get answers!
*Join us online from anywhere in the world!

This access to these two incredible talents on our regular “Know The Pro” event is absolutely free if you’re a member of Frettie. Just go to Frettie.com and sign up…it’s only $5/month. EZPZ

045 SONG TITLE CHALLENGE: “What People Think”

Are you certain that you have settled on the very best concept to write your song title?

The Song Title Challenge miniseries mimics what happens during the first 15 minutes of a pro songwriting session by creating 4-5 different concepts for writing lyrics.

In this episode, Brent and Johnny craft concepts for the song title “What People Think”. 

How would YOU write this one?

PS: If you’d like to participate in a private song title challenge exercise or maybe you’d like to prepare a song or repair a song. Schedule a coaching call with Brent today and take your songwriting to a whole new level. Go to SongwritingPro.com/coaching and find your session time. 

180: How Great Bands Can Stop Playing To Empty Rooms

How do great independent artists and bands FILL A ROOM? How do indie artists get MORE new people turned on to their music?

We know the steps that it takes to help you get there. Are you ready to discover our secrets? 

In this episode, Johnny and Brent discuss case studies of how independent artists and bands have connected to new people via digital marketing and turn empty rooms into a sea of fans!

CLICK HERE to see the ad we did for Jacob Cade in Scottsdale AZ that got 400 people to come see him in a ghost market.

PS: If you’re still trying to get your music heard using the old way, then a consultation can help you learn a much less expensive, far more efficient method for get your art in front of new eye balls. 

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

006 SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE: Michael R. J. Roth

Do you know your target audience and your brand? That’s the secret to hyper growth on your social media platforms.

If not, how do you find YOUR audience, create a long lasting relationship with them and what can you learn from Johnny’s Social Media Challenge with Michael R. J. Roth? 

2019 NSAI lyric winner Michael R. J. Roth dives head first with Johnny into his online presence, how to find his target audience, expand his reach and polish his website. 

PS: If you’re looking to grow your fanbase then schedule a consultation today. We’ll craft a custom strategy with specific instructions for you to follow and you’ll see results the very first day. Email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

179: The Truth About Song Pluggers

Have you ever thought about hiring an independent song plugger to pitch your songs but decided not to because you don’t know how it works? 

Were you afraid you might find a shark of some kind that would take your money and not pitch your songs?

In this episode, Brent and Johnny discuss the truth about song pluggers and reveal 5 different things you need to look out for to be sure your plugger is legit.

PS: There are not one, but TWO “Know The Pro” events coming up on Frettie.com. 

  • Tuesday August 13th, you have the opportunity to connect with independent song plugger, Shane Barrett
  • Tuesday August 20th, you have the opportunity to connect with the Creative Director at Anthem Entertainment, music publisher, Tim Hunze.

These events are free to Frettie Members. To get in visit Frettie.com and subscribe.

044 SONG TITLE CHALLENGE: “Cold Shoulder To Cry On”

Have you ever wondered what the first 15 minutes of a pro songwriting session are like?

In this super-fun, creative miniseries, CLIMBers send in their song titles to info@daredevilproduction.com (please put SONG TITLE CHALLENGE in the subject line). Johnny springs the title to Brent live on the podcast. Then, for about 15 minutes they brainstorm on 4-5 different conceptual approaches to writing lyrics for the song title. 

In this mini-sode, the song title is “Cold Shoulder To Cry On”. If there is a concept that Brent and Johnny missed, PLEASE comment on the social media post and add your input. 

PS: If you’d like to explore this SONG TITLE CHALLENGE creative experience privately, or if you’d like some lyrical help on your song, schedule a coaching session with Brent today. Go to SongwritingPro.com/coaching and pick your time. 

178: Will You Let Facebook KILL Your Career?

How can Facebook kill your career when we’re always touting it as thee most important tool you can use to get your art in front of new eyeballs?

In this episode, you’ll find out the in’s and out’s and become a student of the game to avoid losing everything! You’ll discover how and why Facebook could ruin you as well as what you need to do to protect yourself.

PS: Need a bigger fan base? Get Johnny’s free download 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More Fans by going to GiftFromJohnny.com and telling him where to send it.

PPS: Imagine how much more career momentum you’d have if every minute you spent getting your music out there was really effective. Schedule a consultation today and learn the tricks we use at Daredevil Production to get exposure for our artists.

Just email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

005 SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE: Erin McAndrew

Maybe you love driving highways, back roads, and interstates but you can’t drive all three at the same time.

Tune into this miniseries episode where Johnny helps indie country artist, singer/songwriter, wellness coach, and wine enthusiast YouTube personality Erin McAndrew clarify her many brands setting her up to expand her fan base by more effectively connecting with them.

Follow along with Erin’s socials: 

Instagram: @iamerinmcandrew

Twitter: @iamerinmcandrew

If you’d like to participate in SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE, please email your social media links to info@daredevilproduction.com and put SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE in the subject line.

PS: Tighten up the effort you’re putting forth to get your music  heard by downloading Johnny’s free tutorial 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More Fans. Just go to and tell him where to send it.

177: Day Job Prison or Creative Patron?

Are you an artist and/or songwriter with a day job you just can’t stand? Do you constantly daydream about how much better your career would be if you could focus 100% on your craft as opposed to that stinking job?

Are you thinking prison or paycheck…or both?

In this episode, Brent and Johnny break down some different perspectives that will ease any pain & suffering you may be experiencing and actually invigorate your attitude!

PS: As a “thank you” for listening, Brent would like you to have a gift. Download a free copy of Brent’s ebook, Think Like A Pro Songwriter. 

Just go to GiftFromBrent.com and tell him where to send it.