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D. Grant Smith

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Smith is the host and creator of The Appetizer Radio Show, a syndicated variety music program showcasing great albums from known and emerging musicians weekly on indie, public and community radio stations.

He also works with musicians and creative startups in audience growth, branding his work as "Growth Farming." His DIY Artist Route Podcast has featured interviews with Benji Rogers of PledgeMusic, best selling marketing expert Seth Godin, musicians Matthew Mayfield, William Fitzsimmons and other notable thought-leaders in the creative markets.

When not making outstanding music programs or working with the people behind the artistry, Smith enjoys comic books (Batman in particular), movies, boxing, craft beer and conversations with folks. Abo
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D. Grant Smith You have to write a lot. You have to write when you don't want to, when you feel like you have nothing to say or that what you say has no value. Write…moreYou have to write a lot. You have to write when you don't want to, when you feel like you have nothing to say or that what you say has no value. Write anyways. I think Stephen King has the same advice, and he's much more well known, so listen to him.

I also believe that talking with people about why they enjoy what they do (if their reading list is similar to what you've written) is more important at the beginning than just pitching your book at them. Authors and musicians run in a similar path here. You have content you want to share and you want others to read, so be the person you want others to be to you. Be interested in the person first before you put your work in front of them. When you get people interested in you, they'll be interested in your writing.(less)
D. Grant Smith A mixture of things. Between producing the weekly 2 hour radio show for our stations across the US, and working with musicians and entrepreneurs in…moreA mixture of things. Between producing the weekly 2 hour radio show for our stations across the US, and working with musicians and entrepreneurs in coaching for growth, I'm (slowly) writing a book that is both autobiographical and also how-to for creating something that builds an audience. It's a lot of storytelling, and also a lot of honesty in the power of overcoming your fears. When will I release it? Who knows. I'm going one book at a time right now and my main focus is getting the DIY Musician's Radio Handbook in as many people's hands as possible for now.(less)
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If you want to talk to someone who has proven time and again how to build a strong audience base, you talk to Rick Barker. The man behind Music Industry Blueprint and the former manager of Taylor Swift is not stranger to building a passionate following. He’s also ready and willing to dish out tons of great advice to artists willing to do the work.


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While this book covers a series of topics from entrepreneurship to music to economic policy, it's less of a How-To and more of a series of Simmons' personal beliefs and philosophies. He waxes poetic at times, tells people to do things that might or m ...more
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Easily one of the best books I've read this year. The first half appeals to the humanitarian who sees the beauty in every person. Scott's ability to tell tales from the perspectives of the people involved is second to none. He's certainly NPR's best ...more
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