It was my pleasure Tuesday to introduce you to a few friends in the industry who played very important roles in promoting my music and helping to establish the SounDoctrine Brand. Hopefully you took the initiative to introduce yourself, utilizing the principles I suggested in “Relationship Roundtable.” If so, I trust you will reach out to these wonderful folk as well.
Roger Harris – Owner of Charm City Jazz in Maryland. Because he has built his business through contacts within the Indie Community, Roger remains loyal to showcasing artists who need a solid platform to introduce their music to the public. SounDoctrine has greatly benefited from the exposure Roger has provided.
Chris Mann (UK) – Loves Jazz & Old School Funk!! He appreciates discovering new artists and writes heartfelt reviews that reveal the way he really feels about their music. Chris has a keen ability to understand the struggle facing most Entrepreneurial Musicians and thrives on giving their music generous airtime on his myriad of online stations. I am truly blessed to call Chris my Friend!
Theda Cain – Indie Artist Radio. TMC (as she’s affectionately known) calls artists directly to let them know how she feels about the music they submit. Not only that – She advises them on the best shows to submit to on her station. As if that’s not enough, Theda goes above and beyond to hook you up with other artists in your particular genre. Most often she “feels in her heart” that you’d make a great connection with another artist and works to make it happen. I LOVE TMC!
John Anderson – Coach’s Corner – An extraordinary gentleman I met through TMC. Early on, when we released “Perseverance,” John had a show on IAR and gave us plenty of spins. He also extended me the opp to record plenty of liners once he found I had a radio background. When he founded his sports program, I was blessed that he chose SD Music to use as theme and bumpers – and yes, more liners. John is an outstanding proponent of indies and digs about every genre out there!
Lord Litter (UK) – A wonderful programmer in Germany who promotes music on a myriad of online stations. He was the FIRST DJ to provide us international airplay and then we lost touch for a while. About six months ago, I emailed him to catch up, sent him more recent stuff and we got back on the block as if nothing ever happened – he is committed to indie music of all styles and sends a weekly playlist so you know where your songs are being played.
Cool Jazz Conversations – Not only is Joy Hall an incredible blessing, she is a Walking Miracle. She has taken a personal situation and transformed it into a vehicle which has opened up a door of success to others, while propelling those already in the spotlight to brighter horizons. It is a ‘Joy’ (pun intended) to know her and to have had her open doors for me through her great show.
Andre L Carter – This Brother has the heart and soul of an Entrepreneurial Leader. Not only is he totally accessible to provide advice and opportunity, but also to step up and ask assistance for his many essential projects. I respect and admire his transparency and I am thankful for what he means to my career. You can’t go wrong contacting him!
So I’ve presented another exciting list of people who truly care about EMs who bring the noise. I am foremost grateful for their personal friendship and that they’ve allowed me the opportunity to introduce them to you. Remember to contact me and let me know how you’re progressing along!