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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.

003 Pick Johnny’s Brain: “We Have A New Release Coming Out, How Do We Find And Work With A PR Company?”

What value does a PR company provide an artist on their debut release? 

How does an artist find a reputable PR company and work with them?

These are the questions submitted by CLIMBer Jay Thomason regarding the upcoming release of his debut CD.

You might be surprised at Johnny’s response to this one.  

PS: Get your music promo mindset right and download Johnny’s free guide 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More Fans today! Just go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it.

PPS: If you’re feeling like your wheels are spinning and you’re not getting any new fans, then a private consultation is just the thing to get your spirits up! Johnny will help you craft a custom strategy and you will see results. Schedule a consultation today by emailing info@daredevilproduction.com and putting CONSULTATION in the subject line. 

185: What Kind of Song Should I Play A Publisher?

“Ok songwriters, you’ve built up your song catalog and secured a meeting with a publisher. Now, how do you pick which song(s) to play? What are publishers really looking for? 

In this episode, Brent and Johnny share valuable advice straight from multiple publishers mouths. Who knows, this information may just help you secure a follow up meeting.

PS: If you have a song that you feel is ready to present to a publisher, or if you just want to have an opportunity to sit in on 10 songwriter/publisher meetings, then Brent’s “Play For Publisher” event is for you. To get more information on this amazing opportunity to begin creating relationships with real hit publishers, download Brent’s free ebook Think Like A Pro Publisher. Just go to GiftFromBrent.com and tell him where to send it.

047 SONG TITLE CHALLENGE: “Alcohol Involved”

If you read this song title, on the surface it seems a little shallow and one-dimensional, but you’ll be amazed at how deep Brent and Johnny go creating multiple different conceptual ideas for writing the lyrics to “Alcohol Involved”.

How would you write this one?

If you have an idea that Brent & Johnny didn’t think of, comment on the post below.

PS: If you’re ready to share some of your songs with a hit publisher, then participate in Brent’s “Play For Publisher” event. Learn more by downloading Brent’s free ebook Think Like A Pro Songwriter and you’ll get all info moving forward. Go to GiftFromBrent.com and tell him where to send it.

184: The Truth About Fake Streams & Fans

Should you buy streams and fans? Is that organic or will it hurt you?

What’s the deal with and what’s the difference between honest paid promotion and fake streams & fans. 

In this episode of the C.L.I.M.B, Johnny and Brent discuss FAKE streams, followers and fans and how it affects your success. 

If you’d like to contact our Spotify promoter, you can find them at ItsNoRequests.com 

PS: If you’re looking to tighten up the promo efforts for your music, then this free download entitled 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More Fans will point you in the right direction. Just go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it. 

002 Pick Johnny’s Brain: What kind of starter pack do I need to get more gigs?

I’ve been playing for about 30 years, in various bands but just for fun or one-off gigs mostly. I now want to do more serious and directed performing of covers and originals. What’s a good “Starter Pack” press kit marketing package to get into venues, gigs, etc.?Website, CDs, Social media, call or email venues and ask what they want when hiring artists? – Joel Dusek

It’s time for another episode of “Pick Johnny’s Brain.” We’ve had so many incredible questions! Keep them coming climbers! If you’d like to submit a question for Johnny to answer on this portion of the C.L.I.M.B. podcast, please email info@daredevilproduction.com and put “Pick Johnny’s Brain.” In the title. 

This episode is one you DO NOT WANT TO MISS. Johnny digs some very good questions. The answers might just help you in your journey. 

PS: Download a free copy of Johnny’s marketing PDF 21 Biggest Reasons You Don’t Have More Fans today. Just go to GiftFromJohnny.com and tell him where to send it.

183: Songwriting Advice From Music Publisher Joe Dan Cornett

What could you learn from getting in depth feedback from hit publisher Joe Dan Cornett on not one, but TEN different songs? 

You need to spend 33% of your in proximity to the people who are farther up the food chain than you to succeed. Here’s a great way to learn from a pro.

Get multiple value bombs in this episode of the C.L.I.M.B. as Brent and Johnny recap the recent play to publisher event with Joe Dan Cornett 

PS: Get all the details on Brent’s next “Play For Publisher” event by downloading his free ebook Think Like A Pro Songwriter. Go to GiftFromBrent.com and tell him where to send it. 

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