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Kevin Rankin - Drummer for A Flock of Seagulls

 

Kevin tours the world with the 80’s group Flock of Seagulls performing for thousands of fans at every show. Kevin is the kind of bright light that leaves a lasting impression from the first time you meet him.

Today Kevin talks about the impact his influences had on him early in his career and they are some heavy hitters. He talks about the power of staying clean for longevity as well as the attitude of loving on people and treating them in a way that he wants to be treated and how that has continued to propel his career upward. 

Full interview here:  https://www.dreambigseries.com/kevinrankin

You got this.  We are rooting for you. 

Chad & Bret

 

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ARE YOU A TRAILBLAZER?

mindset money trail blazer Jan 29, 2020
 

Are you a “Trailblazer?” I love this term. In this short clip from our DREAM BIG SERIES from our Sarah Mac talks about the process of being a trailblazer and the steps that will lead to a life changing movement in your own life.

Sarah Mac is a Writer and Mindset Coach who supports creative entrepreneurs to transition to the passion work that makes them happy. She works with artists, coaches and healers who are ready for more money, freedom and fun in life and business.

Sarah Mac Dream Big Series Video Interview

You got this.  We are rooting for you. 

Chad & Bret

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET A SONG PLACED ON NETFLIX?

Uncategorized Jan 26, 2020
 

Would you like a song to get placed on Netflix? Check out this short clip from the  podcast.

In the full interview, Don talks about the importance of starting a music career right along with great information on ASCAP, BMI, copyrighting and performance royalties Also, Don speaks about the importance of setting up a band's organizational structure correctly. In other words, who gets paid what?

In addition, we discuss music publishing and how you get paid when a song ends up on Netflix, T.V. commercials, video games or something similar. And lastly, Don has great advice on how to treat music like a business. Full interview video and podcast links: 

Full Video Don Simon Dream Big Series

You got this.  We are rooting for you. 

Chad & Bret



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THE REV JIMMIE BRATCHER- GOING PLACES OTHERS WON'T

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2020
 

 The Rev Jimmie Bratcher is a preacher / blues artist who is not afraid to go places that many won't with his music and message.  Jimmie plays in prisons, clubs, Sturgis, church and more.  His story is inspiring and has impacted thousands. 

 In this interview, Jimmie talks about:

  • Overcoming drug addiction
  • How to re-invent yourself
  • How to restart your music career later in life
  • What his daily method of operation looks like
  • How to listen to the voice of your heart
  • How to stay relevant
  • Developing relationship skills 

You got this.  We are rooting for you. 

Chad & Bret

Make sure to leave a comment here and support Jimmie at the following links:

 Some ways to follow Jimmie. 

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DAN WELLER FROM FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - CORRIDOR OF OPPORTUNITY

 

Dan Weller is the guitar, keyboard, and auxiliary player for Florida Georgia Line, one of the biggest country music groups in the world. Dan has an incredible business mind and shares a ton of his knowledge in this interview.  

Dan talks about:

  • The corridor of opportunity
  • The power of a care package
  • The rule of three
  • How music is a business
  • Working a room

In this clip, Dan talks about what can happen by just putting one foot in front of the other. The full interview link is in the comments. What was your last you made without completely understanding how it was going to end?

Full interview can be seen or heard here: 

You got this.  We are rooting for you. 

Chad & Bret

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FROM THE BARS TO THE WORLD STAGE WITH BRANDON MILLER

music business Dec 29, 2019
 

The power to make decisions is something successful musicians have mastered.  That doesn’t mean that all the decisions made are the right ones. But the power of making a decision over not making a decision is the difference between success and wondering “what would have happened if…”  

If you add enough “what ifs” up, they equal a life of regret.  

In this section of  the Dream Big Series podcast interview, Brandon Miller talks exactly about what decisions he has made in his life to put him on a world stage.  For the full interview, click on your favorite podcast platform below.  

What was your last decision you made that your “gut” prompted you, you followed through and you’ve seen the positive results on the backside of it? 

(Keep in mind, the positive results may have been something you needed to learn to set you up for the future)

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HOW ARE YOUR PERSONAL EQ SETTINGS?

 

How is your EQ?  All audio engineers will tell you that you are generally working with a 31 band EQ when adjusting the frequencies of either individual instruments or the entire mix of instruments. They will also tell you that if anyone of those frequencies is off, it can jack with the entire sound of an instrument and/or a band. 

Carrying this over, if you are dealing with some emotional imbalance, or said another way, your emotional frequency is off, it can and will affect your entire life.  

Here’s the other thing, if a frequency is off in an audio mix, the audience won’t know what exactly is wrong, they will just know that they don’t like it.  The same goes for your life. If you have something off, many won’t know what it is, but they will sense that something is off and won’t like it.  

What would happen if you would remove all negativity from your thoughts?

What about if you removed all negativity from your speech?

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WHEN SHOULD I RAISE MY BAND RATE?

Such an interesting question when it comes to our musical passion.   I mean it’s about the art and our passion right? For years, I could care less about the money I would make playing music.  Early on in my career I was playing 4-6 nights a week traveling all over the country with a personal salary of $180 per week.  I didn’t have a car, a house, or anything for that matter except my gear. Let me tell you though, I was having the time of my life.  As long as I could pay for food, guitar strings and batteries for my wireless, I was good to go. 

Later on in my career, money became more important.  Although, if I was independently wealthy I still wouldn’t care about what I was making from music. I just love to do it.  Since that’s not the case yet, here is how I learned to increase what I was making as a band and a musician.  

If you remember basic econ class from school, it comes down to simple supply and...

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ARE YOU GETTING BLOWN OFF?

Do you feel like your words are falling on def ears when you call a potential gig? Do you even get that far in the process?  Do you feel like know one calls you back?

Believe me, I get.  This was a large part of my music career.  I just felt if I could do a good enough job selling my group and talk to enough people, I could force my band into success.  But, we don't know what we don't know, right?  It wasn't until I started studying other bands that were getting all the gigs that things began to clear up for me.  On top of that, I became an entertainment agent buying bands for a few shopping centers.  These shopping centers would redirect all their entertainment inquiries right to me.  And there were hundreds calling me.  Now I was on the other end of this hearing every good, bad and ugly pitch out there.  Here's the interesting part.  The bands that were doing it write never called me.  They didn't have to.  The...

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