Triple threat artist, Daphne Willis, shares with us how she has found music success through celebrating many wins.
Daphne Willis has found music success in many different ways including music placements, being performed by other artists and being signed by a well known publishing company. Not only is she a fabulous songwriter and performer, her music includes lyrics that are compelling, sharing messages that are relevant to many issues. Her newest song, Dopamine, was just released and you can find it on the WOS Radio Podcast Episodes #687 and #690. Listen here on iTunes!
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Industry Music Success
- Appreciating the small incremental success as a DIY artist
- Incremental successes build to slowly bring you up
- It takes time and hustle
- Experienced greatest career growth when sharing more personal songs
The Power of Sharing More Personal Songs
- Creates a deeper connection with fans
- Finding the guts to share more personal songs
- It’s liberating
- Has changed how she views her art
- Still books some of her own shows
- Don’t be afraid to talk money
- Streams of income include licensing, merch, streaming, and live shows
- Hold off on a formal agreement with an agent until you find the right one
Interacting with Fans
- Interacts with fans as much as possible
- Instagram and Facebook have been monumental in connecting with fans
- Created a fan support group page from interaction on her band page
- Getting more into YouTube
ABOUT HOST BREE NOBLEBree 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 at www.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic