About Kevin

Kevin is a Grammy nominated artist, podcaster, and indie musician advocate. He resides in Portland, OR where he is the Director of Marketing for CD Baby (cdbaby.com). Oh, yeah, he also plays guitar in Smalltown Poets.
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    Does the availability of preview tracks actually reduce sales and fuel file sharing?

    For the indie artist, the ability for music consumers to preview music before making a purchase has had an enormously positive impact on sales. Music fans, who might not have bought an album from an unknown band, can get a sample of the music which in turn entices them to buy. After looking at my [...]

    Simple steps to lose your Twitter followers

    I clicked the unfollow button on a friend today. It wasn’t an easy decision. I thought about it, and weighed all the options. I even gave second chances, but when it came down to it, I had to do it. Why you ask? Because they continued to commit what some consider to be obvious Twitter [...]

    Knowledge is power – Especially when you know people!

    This past week I had the opportunity to speak to the music business students at Full Sail University in Orlando Fl(Good people!). Full Sail is a state of the art media school that features everything from recording, film, graphic arts, and of course music business. During my visit there, I was reminded of a couple [...]

    The New Digital You!

    In the comment section of my previous post, Arthur Pope left an intriguing comment that I thought deserved a post of it’s own. Due to vision impairment, Arthur is not able to tour extensively, therefore, he is not able to participate in what has traditionally been the bread and butter for musicians, the live show [...]

    Sports talk radio gets it! Why doesn’t the music industry?

    I was driving in to work listening to sports talk radio, when the host, Colin Cowherd, said something very interesting. He was discussing another athlete who got caught smoking pot, and how some people just don’t care that this famous athlete broke the law. In reference to how people have come to view the law [...]

    Creating Moments on Stage: Idea #1 Your Influences

    Well, this is the first post of what I hope will be a long series of posts where I share a specific “moment” creating idea. All of the ideas I plan to share come from first hand experience, whether I was a part of the performance, or a member of the audience who was moved [...]