Monthly Archives: September 2019

005 Pick Johnny’s Brain #5: How do I market my music without a budget?

“How do I market my music when I don’t have a budget?” It’s one of those million dollar questions all artists want to know, and the answer may surprise you…

LISTEN NOW:http://bit.ly/marketmusicnobudget 

Shout out to Climber Eric Godswill for sending this music marketing question in for this episode fo pick Johnny’s brain. 

PS: Get your free PDF download of 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More fans today and improve the promotion efforts for your music. Go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it.

PPS: If you’re ready to take the next step and grow your artist brand, then schedule a consultation today. Johnny will help you craft a strategy that will garner immediate results regardless of your promo budget. Email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

189: I Wrote A Hit Song Without Writing it

How does one write a hit song without writing it? Is writing a life changing song really about just sitting down and writing the words? And what does it mean to write from “within” the song, instead of “about” the song. 

Tune in as Brent and Johnny talk about how to write a song that hits home, comes from the heart and gives people all the feels. 

PS:Get your free PDF download of 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More fans today and improve the promotion efforts for your music. Go to GiftFromJohnny.comand tell him where to send it.

PPS:If you’re ready to take the next step and grow your artist brand, then schedule a consultation today. Johnny will help you craft a strategy that will garner immediate results regardless of your promo budget. Email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

049 Song Title Challenge: “Left Undone.”

Have you ever wondered what a professional co-writing session looks like? How does it start and how do the writers land on a direction for the song title?   

Tune into this episode of Song Title Challenge to get a glimpse of what the first 15-20 minutes of a pro songwriting room looks like as Brent and Johnny tackle the title “Left Undone.” As always, we’d love to hear what direction you come up with for this title! 

And if you have a song title you’d like Brent and Johnny to brainstorm on the podcast, email it in to johnny@daredevilproduction.comand put “Song Title Challenge,” in the subject line! 

PS: Get your free PDF download of 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More fans today and improve the promotion efforts for your music. Go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it.

PPS: If you’re ready to take the next step and grow your artist brand, then schedule a consultation today. Johnny will help you craft a strategy that will garner immediate results regardless of your promo budget. Email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

188: #1 album, 10 minute single, $45 CD

The band Tool just released their most recent album, the first in 13 years, which features a 10+ minute single and costs $45 and it’s a #1 album! What does this mean for artists and the music industry? How is the market changing? 

Find out in this episode. 

In this episode, Johnny and Brent talk about Tool’s big release and what this means for the ever changing music biz. 

PS:Get your free PDF download of 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More fans today and improve the promotion efforts for your music. Go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it.

PPS:If you’re ready to take the next step and grow your artist brand, then schedule a consultation today. Johnny will help you craft a strategy that will garner immediate results regardless of your promo budget. Email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

004 Pick Johnny’s Brain: Why Is It So Scary To Contact Music Supervisors

At first, Johnny thought this question was silly…but then he realized that EVERY single songwriter goes through this horrific mental space

Why is it so scary to contact Music Supervisors, Publishers, Music Industry Execs, etc.

Find out in this episode.

PS: Get your free PDF download of 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More fans today and improve the promotion efforts for your music. Go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it.

PPS: If you’re ready to take the next step and grow your artist brand, then schedule a consultation today. Johnny will help you craft a strategy that will garner immediate results regardless of your promo budget. Email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION in the subject line.

187: Turn A Cliche Into A Hit

How do you take a typical cliche’ and turn it into a hit lyric, and what does this episode have to do with a piñata? 

In this episode, Brent and Johnny dig into the infamous cliche’ and what kinds of phrases to steer clear of when you want to write an intriguing and fresh lyric. 

Also, be on the lookout for the “Cliche’ Piñata that will be posted every Tuesday in the C.L.I.M.B. and Songwriting Pro social media groups. We’d love to see what you come up with! 

PS: If you’d like to submit a song title to be used on The CLIMB Show podcast, please email as many titles as you like to info@daredevilproduction.com and put SONG TITLE CHALLENGE in the subject line.

PPS: If you have a song that’s already completed but you still need a professional demo recorded, then you’ll love saving 50% of your song demos with our Discount Song Demo Deal. We have just 2 slots left on our July session so email us back and reserve your discounted session today at info@daredevilproduction.com and SONG DEMO in the subject line. 

048 SONG TITLE CHALLENGE: “New Teeth and a Used Trailer”

What kind of lyrical direction could a writer come up with on the title “New Teeth and a Used Trailer”??

You absolutely won’t believe what Brent and Johnny came up with on this one.

Listen to a 15-minute brainstorm on 4-5 different conceptual approaches to writing song lyrics for this song.

186: You’re On Your Own

Naivetè may keep you blissfully ignorant, but if you want to win the game, you’re going to have to learn to play the game.

If you’re an indie artist, any genre, this is a MUST LISTEN!

The bottom line is that in order to succeed in the music industry, you must transform into a professional…which means you’re going to have to be a student of the game. 

This episode breaks down a recent Bob Lefsetz Letter post which is a sobering look backstage at the music business and what artists can expect from labels, managers, booking agents, etc. 

You can read Bob Lefsetz’s post by clicking HERE

PS: If you feel like you’re spinning your wheels because you can’t get your songs heard, then Johnny can help you craft a plan to grow your audience. Schedule a consultation today. Email us at info@daredevilproduction.com and put CONSULTATION into the subject line. We’ll reply and schedule a time that works for you.

PPS: Get your timing right, get your act down tight! Download Johnny’s free PDF report, 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More Fans today. Go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it.