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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Trust Yourself

As anyone who has made a full-length album before will tell you, it’s a HUGE undertaking – emotionally, financially, and in the sheer number of hours required.  I just released my first full-length album Green Hearts at the end of January after raising money through crowdfunding.  In addition to self-releasing it, I’ve been doing my own PR for the release (on top of a demanding day-job).  Suffice it to say it’s been a busy year!  I have learned so much, but the most important thing I’ve learned throughout the entire process…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Being Resilient

Over the past four years, our band has played some of the largest music festivals in the country, been featured on EMG TV, snagged 14 sponsorships within a few months time, had music on The Today Show, The Food Network, NFL Total Access, & more. One specific thing that has drastically helped our career is our un-compromised resilience. I’ve been playing in bands since I was 14. When I turned 18 I left my life behind and moved to Minnesota to start a new one. I had no connections, and…

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Emotional Connection (How We Made 125k on Kickstarter)

This past year, our band launched a Kickstarter campaign that landed us on their front page and became the highest grossing music campaign of 2016. We asked our fans for $2,016, optimistic that we would surpass this symbolic goal, and ended up with over 125K a few weeks later. It was insane. We live in Nashville and several of our musician friends have asked us why we thought it was so successful. They want us to reverse-engineer the outcome, so they too can achieve mega crowd funding success with their fans. We…

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