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Today, we wrap up our content avalanche with our friend Brian Thompson.  He started his career working in record stores where he eventually became the manager of 19 record  stores.  Brian parlayed his background in music into a successful blog and podcast where he provides advice to musicians. Here are some of the highlights from our chat:
  • What Record Labels Did Terribly that Resulted in Their Demise 
  • How Content Restrictions Can Hurt Your Business
  • The Power of Giving Away Great Content
  • Some Key Insights to Creating Valuable Content
  • Going Through the Multiple Phases of Blogging Growth
  • How Brian Setup a Way to Receive Donations for His Podcast
  • The Difference Between Good Writers and Great Writers
  • How Brian Identified a Major Need in the Music Industry
  • Why Experimentation is Necessary to Figure Out How You Make Money
  • A Lesson in Creating Longevity in Your Art
  • Why Brian Produces a Podcast On a Daily Basis
  • The Reason the Email List is the Most Important Tool in Your Arsenal
Tweetable Insights Include:
  • Just because you created it, it doesn't mean it has any value (Click to Tweet)
  • You need to be remarkable and exceed expectations (Click to Tweet)
  • If you blow people away and connect with them, they're going to come back for more (Click to Tweet)
Brian Thompson is a creative coach. music marketer. podcaster. blogger. and the guy behind The DIY Daily Newsletter & Podcast. You can follow him on twitter @thornybleeder. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. One of our goals for 2012 is to become a top 100 show in iTunes. We can get there with your help and it will enable us to improve the how and bring on even bigger guests. So if you can, we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

Originally aired almost 5 years ago.

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