98: David Hooper: The Musicians Marketer Shows How To Go From 1- 1,000
http://www.joinupdots.com/wp-admin/edit.phpWelcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Podcast Interview with Mr David Hooper.
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Today guest, on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is Mr David Hooper, the go to man if you have a band, are interested in creating music, but don’t know the first thing about getting it out there.
Being in the music industry and the online world since way back in 1982, our guest at first had the desire to be the main man himself.
Strutting the stage like….well a John Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen, but as we find time and time again on Join Up Dots life had other ideas for him.
Six months ago, he released a book called Six-Figure Musician – How to Sell More Music, Get More People to Your Shows, and Make More Money in the Music Business
As the title suggests, it was written for musicians and the people who work with them — managers, record labels, etc.
During the first few years, David Hooper was able to work on promotions by several big acts… No Doubt, Bush, Run-DMC, Ratt, and others, and the names have got bigger from there. But working with the established is not what excites our man.
As he says “I’d rather build something than add on to it. In my opinion, helping somebody go from zero to 10,000 records sold is much more life-changing than helping somebody go from 100,000 to 1,000,000.
Plus, going from zero to 10,000 records requires more skill…and I love a challenge.”
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Mr David Hooper.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How David Hooper did his first recording session at the age of five and was bored stiff….not a good start then!
How its a human trait to always look at the “overnight success” and believe that its not a combination of hardwork, inspiration, more hardwork and risk taking that has built up over years!
How being in the music business was just plain dumb luck due to growing up in Nashville….but he still made something out of that luck!
How Tootsies in Nashville is the greatest bar in the world bar none!
How “One Direction” is music heroin and is made purely to go straight to the veins and hit the right spot with audiences!
Discussed During The Show
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