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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    What every artist and musician should have learned from the Olympics

    Every time the Olympics come around, it’s amazing how In a matter of moments, a good story can make us care so deeply about an event or athlete we’d hardly given thought to before. In most cases, we didn’t even know they existed. We get sucked in by the masterful story telling which turns us [...]

    The Problem With The 1,000 True Fans Theory

    Is Your Music Career All About The Money?

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    What the Cheshire Cat has to say about Your Music Career

    It’s pretty common for artists and musicians to have big dreams of making music their full time career. The problem is that in most cases, there is no definition of what “making it” will truly look like for them. Without clear goals and a picture of success, it’s easy to spend a lot of time [...]

    2011 will be the year of the QR Code!

    QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) have been around for a while, but in 2011 we’ll see their explosions into the mainstream consciousness. Just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, a QR Code is the little black & white checker-box images that are popping up on posters, kiosks, signs and just about [...]

    My Interview With Hypebot

    Last week, the music business blog Hypebot, posted a 2 part interview with yours truly. Most of the questions centered around the how the web fits into the career of a musician in this new business climate, and I have to admit, my soap box came out a bit. I said a lot of things [...]

    “How to Destroy Your Music Career” by Billy Bob Thornton

    By now, you might have seen the bizarre, uncomfortable, and strangely humorous video of Billy Bob Thornton making a fool out of himself in a way that only Hollywood types seem able to do. If not, it’s right here for you. There are numerous things that can be said about this silly display, but one [...]

    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 [...]