Rock Star Rewind: Bees making honey . . . (April 2019)


Productive; not just busy…

II promise you, we are NOT confusing being busy with being productive…..In fact, I have given myself permission to plan forward whatever did NOT get accomplished from the rather massive list that we’d compiled. (Better to shoot for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll hit the stars, right?) I think I can safely say that we hit the stars…. I TRY to be sure that everything we do moves our needle closer to our LARGEST goal (which is to establish ourselves as authorities in our field and to grow our audience on all sides of the aisle—Blooming Prejippie, Prejippie Music Group, and PMG Cool+Quirky Custom Music). After gathering this list of what was done, it is clear how each activity helps undergird our mission. Since we do these monthly round-ups to help us stop and smell the roses, evaluate what’s working and what’s not, and plan what to do better (or more of), I won’t be spending a lot of time analyzing it for you. I will let the body of work speak for itself (with a few, brief observations thrown in).

Expanding our Tribe:

One of our goals was to reach out and join with other folks who are doing rock star stuff. To that end, this month, we:Guest posts from other bloggers (Anselm’s review of “Late”) Welcomed first ever in-studio guest, Lori Stratton of Stratton Setlist on Gab & Jam (video-- https://youtu.be/yjiyJNYUZ_Y and audio-- http://bit.ly/2VuzmR1 ), where she shared insights on her journey to becoming a music blogger and for what she looks for when deciding which bands to go see and feature in her blog.

Here's our first in-studio guest ever, Lori Stratton, a music blogger who runs Stratton Setlist.com.

More IRL Networking:

Another important goal has been to connect with more people in person (which had been a weakness for decades). We are happy that we are doing something about that, but OMG! SXSW in less than 2 weeks.

We’ll be doing:

Check out plans for our first ever meet up (at South By Southwest 2019).

Song a week challenge for 2019 (“19 for 2019” goals):

--(really equals 2 “songs” a week; one seed of a song and one fully-produced song)

  • Already into 10th week

  • Missing it? Check your favorite social media; posted every weekend

Sadly, still languishing….

  • Email course and eBooks

  • Theme of the month (content calendar)

  • Branding post (and cheat sheet

GAB & JAM:

  • Gab and Jam Ep #46: Steal my song! (video and podcast)

  • Gab and Jam Ep #47: Do you need to write your own songs to be considered an artist? (video and podcast)

  • Gab and Jam Ep #48: How much of a song should an artist be allowed to sample? (video and podcast)

  • Gab and Jam Ep #49: Are albums irrelevant? (video and podcast)

  • Gab and Jam Ep #50: Insights from a Music Blogger (video and podcast)

VIDEOS:

MUSIC REVIEWS:

SONGS TO SOUNDCLOUD:

  1. Supermarket Obscene

  2. So Good

  3. The Passion

  4. Black SuperHero Theme

  5. Soul Funkstication

  6. Audrey, Please

  7. Vital Hour

  8. What I Like

  9. The Monolith

  10. Stay with Me

Upcoming:

  • South By Southwest Meet Up Link

  • Friends and family week: For both Facebook groups (week of March 10 – 16, 2019)

  • Prizes for those with most invites to each group (to be awarded on March 17, 2019)

  • Fans of a variety of music will enjoy Funky Happy People

  • Those who are looking to uplevel their creative efforts in the music biz (or in podcasting or YouTubing—you get the picture….), there’s Be the Next D.I.Y. Rock Star

  • Record Store Day (April 13, 2019) Snail Mail Crawl

Here's an unboxing of the Kala U-Bass.

(HERE'S HOW WE PLAN: Weekly Blogging Planning Method)

What have you accomplished in the last month that makes you oh so proud?

We'd love to hear about it.

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Until next we meet, here’s wishing you love, peace, and chicken grease!

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