Oct 14, 2014

Episode #148: MTS Music on Building a Successful Creative Team

On this episode of The JellyVision Show Podcast, we welcome back music engineer and producer, Matthew Shell, CEO of MTS Music. You can hear Matthew on our 74th Episode. He returns with some of his MTS Team, including singer/songwriter Ihsan Bilal (Top 100 on itunes R&B), MTS Music manager, Terra Tuono,  and his Marketing Expert, Andres Escobar.  Fresh from the successful launch of the single My Baby which Matthew wrote and dedicated to his wife, the team talks to us in depth about:

*What it takes to put together a successful creative team
*Authenticity and Generosity in the music industry
*Identifying Integrity and building trust
*Determining everyone's strengths and weaknesses
*Social Media & Branding Strategy
*Networking in your industry
*Choosing to work only with highly talented, passionate, hard working people
*How to Launch your music project
*Treating the music business as a lifestyle, not a hobby

The video above features vocals by Ihsan Bilal (Teal), Honore' and D.C. Don Juan.

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Oct 8, 2014

Episode #147: Danny Charnley: You Need A Product to Build an Audience


We welcome back, working comic, Danny Charnley, to The JellyVision Show this week. Danny approaches his comedy career like a business and talks to us about considering his comedy his product and how by continually focusing on the quality of his product, has built an audience. This is apparent on his Twitter Account which has 103K followers who actively respond to his hourly, comedic tweets.
We also talk about expanding your network outside your hometown, the creative process and white people condiments.

Each week we talk about subjects to help you live more creatively and make a creative living.

If you like that kind of thing, please rate & subscribe to The JellyVision Show on itunes and Stitcher

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Oct 1, 2014

Episode 146: CrowdFunding Your Project with Christina Herrick


On this week's episode of The JellyVision Show Podcast, we are obsessed with Crowdfunding as one of the most effective strategies to finance your creative project. We discuss the definition, types, platforms, strategies and perils of crowdfunding with film producer and experienced crowdfunder, Christina Herrick of Christina Herrick Productions. Christina has an active campaign on IndieGogo to fund her current project, The B League. The B League is a comedic webseries that follows three friends as they go from slackers to superheroes. The first webisode will be out this year!

Joining the conversation is Mel Gordon, a semi-celebrity super-agent who is in town for his biggest client, Chippy Wang.
The Chippy Wang Show is a live talk show that focuses on eccentric characters, multimedia and live music. It debuted at The Comedy Spot on Sept. 25th.

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Sep 24, 2014

Episode 145: Richard McMurry: The Art of the Art Show Hustle

Painting by Richard McMurry, Severn Art. 2014

This week on The JellyVision Shpw Podcast we talk to indie artist, Richard McMurry, about the art show hustle. Richard talks to us about having to sacrifice some of the time he usually spends painting, on a marketing strategy in order to increase the success of his art shows.  Richard is an amazing surreal painter based in Northern Virginia.

It is all about the art of the hustle in order for artists to reach an audience and earn a loyal fan base. Here are some of the art hustle tips we share  on this episode:

--hit the pavement with a smile and postcards
--network even when you are an introvert. Just put on a different hat!
--Be authentic
--Talk to people, tell your story and make a genuine connection
--learn how to leverage social media to continue the conversationction
--vary your price points by changing the format of your art in order to appeal to a new art collecting audience
--Tell everyone you know what you do and what you have going on
--Make friends with Design Groups
--Contact other arts organizations and forge mutually beneficial relationships (Thanks NOMA!)
--build & use your email list
--Give something away to attract an audience
--Be professional
--Be an artist with a capital "A"

In addition to marketing,  we have some fun throwing around some ideas for art shows we would like to see happen. Richard is producing an upcoming art show, The Black Light Show, which opens Sept. 27th from 8-11pm at The Fairfax Art League. Enjoy food, drinks and mild intoxication! You can also see his work at Gallery NK now until the closing reception on Thursday Oct. 2nd from 5-8pm.

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