Welcome once again to #MusicMonday!
As per usual, there’s way too much to cover and not enough time or space to cover it all, so let’s get right to the key updates for the week.
▶️ Extreme Releases 2 New Singles, “Banshee” and “#Rebel”
Neither the fans nor the band can keep the excitement contained. Unwilling to wait for the official release of their new album on June 9, 2023, Extreme released two new singles, “Banshee” and “#Rebel.”
Intentional or not, where “Rise” ended up playing like a modern rocker, “Banshee” is 100% a callback to the band’s earlier years, which were heavily influenced by Aerosmith, Queen, and of course Van Halen. Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt went for a darker, deeper guitar tone on this one and it sounds great.
The subject matter of the song is juvenile, but did you honestly think there wouldn’t be a testosterone-driven sex tune on Six? Don’t be silly!
As for “#Rebel,” the swung blues-rock riff is very reminiscent of Van Halen. The song even has a bit of a Led Zeppelin vibe to, though I’ve pointed out before how Gary Cherone is a Robert Plant-style singer, so it’s only natural.
I can’t tell you how many riffs like “#Rebel” I’ve written myself, but given that Nuno is one of my major influences, should I even be surprised?
I am loving that all their singles so far are rockers. I’m sure there will be other styles of songs on their album, or it would not be Extreme. I am looking forward to those as well.
▶️ Why You Fail in Music: You Don’t Take Responsibility
In case you missed it, in episode 291 of the podcast, I shared one of the key reasons a lot of independent artists don’t get to where they want to go in music – taking responsibility. But what exactly does it mean to take responsibility in your music career? Listen to this episode to find out.
▶️ New Landing Pages for Content Marketing Musician
We’ve been hard at work organizing and updating the courses and offers at Content Marketing Musician. The following offers now all have revised info pages (these pages will be benefiting from additional updates):
- Entrepreneurial Essentials for Musicians Masterclass
- Digital Marketing Essentials for Musicians
- The Code Breaker Course
- Productivity, Performance & Profits Blackbook
Specifically, I want to highlight The Code Breaker Course, because this course was previously unavailable to anyone who hadn’t purchased The Music Entrepreneur Code. Now the book and course are available as a package deal! It’s the ideal pairing for any independent musician looking to master marketing, mindset, and productivity.
▶️ The Productivity, Performance & Profits Breakthroughs Program Enters Week 3
Here are the relevant links:
Week 3 content is coming tomorrow! Join in on the fun and have a breakthrough in productivity.
▶️ Best of David Andrew Wiebe
I blog daily. Here are my favorite posts from the past week:
And that’s what jumped out at us this week, but if there’s anything else you think we should have covered, leave a comment below and let us know!