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School Of Laughs

Welcome to the School of Laughs podcast. I am your host, Rik Roberts.

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Nov 27, 2015

David Hooper joins us to day to share ways comedians might market themselves based on what he know from the music business. in 2013 David released his book, "Six-Figure Musician - How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business”.

Hooper hosts Music Business Radio, a syndicated, weekly, one-hour specialty program spotlighting the inside workings of the music business. David interviews various industry professionals giving listeners their music business insights and expertise. The wide-ranging guest list includes Grammy Award winning music producers, artists, musicians, and songwriters, as well as record label executives, promoters, and artist managers.
It’s for that very reason that I asked David to share some of the unique ways he has seen musicians get airplay, sell CD’s and gain a following.

During our brainstorming session he reveals a lot of great actionable tips, including:

  • How demographics play a role in product choice
  • Being in the business of being YOURSELF
  • The experience that can’t be replicated
  • Long tail marketing … what is it?
  • How to make money in Chunky, MS
  • What you can learn from Lynard Skynard
  • Colt Ford and his cult following
  • The benefit of a physical product
  • Innovative distribution of TONIGHTS show
  • Market like Disney
  • Monetizing the live experience
  • Making email lists a priority
  • Owning your masters
  • How being topical can get you on the radio
  • Tapping out before you reach your potential
  • Being known for one bit you hate
  • The reason Chris Stapleton is an overnight success
  • My upcoming book “Anchors & Hooks”
  • Including your fans in your journey on stage (and off)

And much, much more! 

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