So, I’ve been thinking…
It’s probably about time I put together a new index for my products. It has been a while since I’ve taken inventory of everything I’ve got, and things have a way of changing over time. Old products are replaced by new products, some become obsolete, some fall by the wayside.
Likely, this post will be updated now and again, just like some of the others on this site.
Note: pricing noted here may not match up exactly with listings on sales or order pages. This is because I’m currently revising prices, there’s a promotion in effect, or I haven’t had the opportunity to update this post in a while.
- 62 Exercises, Drills, Solos, and Tips for Guitarists – currently inactive but returning soon
- How to Record, Promote & Sell Your New Music Release – currently inactive but returning soon
- 170 Music Career Tips to Help You Grow Your Following, Promote Your Music & Increase Your Income – currently inactive but returning soon
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- Productivity, Performance & Profits Newsletter – coming soon
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With my growing involvement in podcasting, I’ve also made the foray into wearables / merchandise. You may have seen my first T-shirt design.
Today, I wanted to share a couple of new additions to the inventory. I will be adding these to a new page on the website as well.
The New Music Industry Podcast Unisex T-Shirt
The T-shirt has been available for several weeks, but I didn’t get around to announcing it in an official capacity until today – in the latest episode of the podcast, and right here on the blog.
The T-shirt, donning the latest, longest-running iteration of the podcast artwork, is available in S, M, L, and XL, as well as in multiple colors – black, dark grey heather, asphalt, gold, and white. I’m especially excited about the gold, though it might be too “loud” a choice for some.
You can grab the T-shirt here.
The New Music Industry Podcast Unisex Fleece Zip Up Hoodie
The hoodie became available just today. I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of hoodies, and they are my go-to in the fall, and the winter (depending on how cold it is, of course – a hoodie won’t be quite enough to keep you warm during cold Calgary winters).
The hoodie, donning the official podcast artwork, is available in S, M, L, and XL, and you can find it in a few simple colors – black, charcoal heather, and white.
You can grab the hoodie here.
Will there be more to come? Yes, there will be! I’m big into T-shirts and hoodies myself, but you’re welcome to let me know what you’d like to see. If it exists, there’s a good chance I can add my design to it.
And if you do choose to patronize my store, thank you in advance. I do this for the love of it, not for the profit of it.
Yesterday, I shared about the addition of The Question Podcast to my blog archives.
And today, I bring you the new podcasts page.
On the old podcast page, all you could do was subscribe to The New Music Industry Podcast and Thought Thursday. The new podcast page is a huge upgrade in that regard – you’ll be able to scan and access podcast content directly.
Now, this page should not be considered complete as of today, but I think you can see where I’m going with it.
On the left side, you’ll find links to the 100 most recent episodes of The New Music Industry Podcast, a show that’s been going strong since 2016. The last couple of weeks have been a little insane in terms of workload for me, so unfortunately, I haven’t gotten around to adding a new episode in a while, but I do have many in the can to be published.
Then, on the right side of the page, you’ll find links to some of the other podcasts I’ve been involved in. There are still more shows to add to the sidebar (and thus to the archives), but all in good time.
Some shows are ostensibly complete, like The Question Podcast. Some have been on hiatus, like Thought Thursday. And some I’m either involved in or just getting started with – The New Music Industry Podcast and the brand-new Adrenalize Def Leppard Fan Podcast (which is already gaining some traction out of the gate!).
I have no plans of adding the Adrenalize Def Leppard Fan Podcast to the blog archives, at least not for now, so you will be taken offsite should you choose to listen to it. To be fair, that’s the case for The New Music Industry Podcast as well.
There is still much to do for this page to reach its full potential, but we’re getting there, so stay tuned.
In my ongoing efforts to simplify and bring my content under fewer umbrellas, I’m excited to announce the addition of all 29 episodes of The Question Podcast to my blog archives today.
I’m not looking to steal any thunder from The Question website, which will remain online indefinitely. Ostensibly completing in July 2018, the podcast (blast from the not-so-distant past), had a multi-year run, beginning October 2015. It was even available for download on iTunes while it was active.
The community began as a TEDx Talks style grassroots initiative exploring the nature of truth. Our bold community leader, Frederick Tamagi, was the primary presenter at most monthly gatherings, but I also gave a few presentations and was even onsite tech / host of the podcast. We also had performances via local poets and musicians at each gathering.
As I recall, not all presentations were ultimately turned into podcast episodes (I oversaw the initiative in my limited spare time with two helpers), but almost everything was captured and uploaded to The Question YouTube channel.
It’s times like these I’m grateful for WordPress’ import / export function, because without it, adding just five episodes to the blog would prove a lengthy and tedious process.
So far as boring technical details are concerned, though, I still plan to:
- Add a featured image to each post.
- Add a canonical link to each post.
- Revise the introduction and content for each episode.
- Add a transcription for each episode.
A Complete List of Episodes:
If you’d like to delve into one of the lesser known shows I was a part of, here’s a complete list of episodes for your perusal. You can also find everything under The Question Podcast.
I’m proud to announce a brand-new resource for all my favorite human beings out there – independent artists, creatives, creators, executives, and entrepreneurs – it’s called the Productivity, Performance & Profits Blackbook.
Over the years, I’ve published 44 songs, seven books, dozens of eBooks, thousands of blog posts and articles, hundreds of podcast episodes, and hundreds of videos too. And somehow, I still have time left over for web and graphic design, artist coaching, book reading, and intensive leadership programs.
Nowadays, I easily write 15,000 to 20,000 words per week and I’m nowhere near done.
(And I’m not even all that old yet! At least, that’s what I like to tell myself…)
How the hell?!
Exactly. That’s what people ask me when they learn that keeping up with even half my schedule would feel like Navy SEALs training to them (in no way am I comparing myself to a Navy SEAL, just so we’re clear… 😉).
Well, I can tell you right now it didn’t happen in a vacuum. I used systems, mental models, processes, procedures, protocols, checklists, tools, automation, virtual assistants… virtually anything and everything I could get my hands on to squeeze the most out of my days, weeks, months, and years.
Not everything I’ve tried has worked let alone stuck. But that’s exactly what you should expect from anyone who’s created a resource like this – they have real world, applied knowledge and skill in setting themselves up to be as productive as they can possibly be. And they’ve personally produced a body of work that demonstrates their claims.
(My blog archives alone speak wonders…)
I’m not here to tell you how awesome I am or how much I can get done in a day, though. This new resource was created for you.
Over the years, I’ve written and shared extensively on the topics of productivity, performance, and profits. And to make this as high value a resource as it can possibly be, I’ve personally hand selected, reviewed, and edited all the content found in this must-have resource.
Wait… Isn’t This Supposed to be a “Blackbook?”
Right, by definition, blackbooks are supposed to contain everything one has ever created on a topic.
Trust me when I say, though, that you’re not missing anything. Some of the content I’ve published on the topic isn’t even that good, and I don’t even follow the methodologies espoused anymore.
If it’s value adding and has the potential to help you, I left it in. If it was just word salad masquerading as advice, I left it out.
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- The entirety of Start Your Year the Right Way
- Access to all future editions of Productivity, Performance & Profits Blackbook
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Who This Is For:
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Who This Isn’t For:
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Expected Date of Arrival:
The Blackbook will become available on February 20, 2023. But you can pre-order now and begin the program today.
I know you’ve been waiting on bated breath for another update, and guess what? Today’s is just as exciting as yesterday’s (I lie…).
The good news is, between yesterday and today, I’ve completed quite a bit of Music Entrepreneur HQ related work, and that’s what I’ll be focusing on in today’s update.
I’ve created four new audiograms to be uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
I had yet to share episodes 276, 277, 278, and 279 of The New Music Industry Podcast on these channels, so I used Microsoft’s new Clipchamp to create these.
I think Clipchamp shows quite a bit of promise, especially since until recently, Movie Maker’s only replacement was Video Editor, and it wasn’t anything to write home about.
I don’t like the “freemium” nature of Clipchamp. I think Microsoft owes it to their users to provide an app that’s better than Movie Maker, especially since Video Editor didn’t fill a void. But based on initial impressions I think Clipchamp could be better than iMovie.
The New Music Industry Podcast
I got around to editing two episodes of The New Music Industry Podcast today. I haven’t scheduled them in WordPress yet, but that shouldn’t take too long. This is something I’ll be looking at first thing Monday.
For the first time in a long time, I’m starting to feel almost on top of things with Music Entrepreneur HQ again (also see next section). But there is much more to do.
I finally caved and created a Notion page to keep track of my Music Entrepreneur HQ related tasks.
Even if I am the go-to guy on the project, I thought it would be worthwhile to create a space where anyone (e.g., a collaborator, virtual assistant, employee, etc.) could see exactly what’s being worked on and how things are progressing on all fronts.
It’s going to take something to track relevant metrics, but I know it’s worthwhile.
There’s work that’s draining, and there’s work that’s energizing. This is something that has stuck with me ever since one of my mentors shared it with me. And I’m gradually finding this to be true.
Normally, I would not be determined to finish much work on a Saturday, but despite an early morning with family, I got to work and stayed at work for about six hours. When it’s work that energizes you, it hardly feels like a sacrifice.
Perhaps I’m not done expanding yet.