I talk with Denise Kovalevich, owner of  DMK Publicity. She is an experienced music publicist with tons of experience in the entertainment industry who shares some great advice and stories and will introduce an amazing tool, Event Hustler, that will help you get paid quickly and easily when selling tickets to events.


people-want-CDs-sqaWhat Denise Learned as a Music Publicist While Working at QVC

  • Artists sharing stories with fans creates a deeper connection and sells more cds
  • People still want to by physical albums
  • Creating unique packages and bundling products sells more
  • Personal connection that people crave from artists
  • Artists have to tell their story and their music’s story

PR Tips for Independent Artists

  • Study who is writing about your genre
  • Read as many blogs as you can
  • Make connections with blogger and reporters through social media
  • Comment on and share posts you like by writers and reporters
  • Today’s bloggers are tomorrow’s Rolling Stone writers
  • Start building your network and developing relationships

get-press-develop-PR-foundation-sqaWhat She Learned from Working on the First Warped Tour

  • Why people thought the first Warped Tour would fail
  • How to secure sponsorships
  • How to line up bands
  • How to do press for a large tour and make sure each band is represented

Event Hustler

  • Designed to be simple and easy for artists to use
  • Artist is paid as soon as a ticket is purchased
  • Use it to help create community with fans
  • Connect to your social media for easy event promotion

Connect with Denise


Try Event Hustler – it’s FREE


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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic