RISING MUSIC S.T.A.R.S. COLLECTIVE
An Artist Evolution Program to Help Musicians Move Forward, Together
AN ARTIST EVOLUTION PILOT PROGRAM
If you're ready to move forward in your music career, build a strong brand foundation or find a community of musicians to help support your journey, this program was made with you in mind.
Through our 6-week Pilot Program, our fearless founder will lead you through a process to help you build a music brand that's true to you, tune into an authentic audience made up of real fans and connect the dots by using proven music promotion strategies to help people discover your music.
Whether you're looking to make a living or simply leave a legacy with your music, this program will provide you with tools and help you prioritize next steps so you can live "the dream" in real life.
"I’m more confident in my next steps because I have the right info to make the right plan that suits my own personal goals."
-Andrew Rodger, Independent Musician
Travis Terrell, CEO & Founder
Soundstripe, Music Licensing
"The Marketing Mixtape came into our lives when we desperately had a brand identity crisis. We knew what we were doing, but we didn't know how to connect our message with the public. With The Marketing Mixtape's help, we found a clear way to share our message. We can't recommend them highly enough!"
Adam Mason, CEO & Founder
45 Riots, Record Label
"The Marketing Mixtape works with you as a partner on your project, uniting with your own vision; they're a team you can rely upon as added strength on your team, always at the ready to make the next move happen and guide you with expert advice and creative solutions.”
Paul Reisler, Artistic Director
Kid Pan Alley, Music Nonprofit
“I’ve never come across anyone so knowledgeable and clear about marketing and who is able to transmit that information to others. Whitney is a master teacher.”
THIS IS FOR YOU IF:
You want your music brand to reflect the stories within your music.
You want to figure out who your real fans are, and how to reach them.
You want to create content that stands out in a way that will set it apart.
You want to release content in a way that resonates with your listeners.
You want to build a sustainable creative career that makes revenue.
WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM THIS:
A community of musicians to help inspire and encourage your journey.
A better understanding about how to build a music brand foundation.
An understanding about how to find your ideal audience and connect with them.
An overview about how to create content that communicates your story in a compelling way.
Strategies for how to grow and engage listeners through music releases.
Guidance for how to make your career sustainable through sales.
A chance to help ensure this program is as valuable as possible.
S.T.A.R.S. PILOT PROGRAM OUTLINE
WEEK 1 // OVERVIEW
Topic - Prepare to evolve & rise up together, as a collective - a time to meet & cast a vision
Tangibles - A Survey to Help Inform Added Value Throughout this Program, New Music Friends :)
WEEK 2 // STORY
Topic - Start with your story - an overview of what goes into a BRANDCHECK (aka brand audit) and how to make a strong first/lasting impression through relevant partnerships.
Tangibles - Brandcheck Guide, Brand Partner Guide
WEEK 3 // TARGET
Topic - Tune into your target audience - an overview of what goes into a FANALYTICS Report (aka consumer insights) with a focus on how to find your ‘perfect fanbase.’
Tangibles - Fanalytics Guide, Target Persona Template
WEEK 4 // ALIGN
Topic - Align your resources - an overview about how to be clear about your content by making the most of what you have, using the MIX Method, making a VIBE Guide to keep creative control as you evolve.
Tangibles - VIBE Guide, List of Content Creation Tools, Dot Connecting Guide
WEEK 5 // REACH
Topic - Reach people - an overview about what success looks like for your release with an emphasis on belief-based marketing strategies (aka earned media aka social media, public relations).
Tangibles - Social Media Campaign Guide, Public Relations Campaign Guide
WEEK 6 // SUSTAIN
Topic - Sustain your career - an overview about ways to monetize your music career through live shows, desirable merch and streaming revenue.
Tangibles - Booking Strategy Guide, Playlist Strategy Guide, Merch Guide
Whitney is the founder of The Marketing Mixtape, a branding & promotions agency that helps musicians connect their music with listeners in a memorable way. Having worked at Capitol Records and iHeartMedia, armed with a Masters Degree in Strategy & Business from the nationally-ranked VCU Brandcenter, Whitney is passionate about helping musicians share their music stories. To date, Whitney has teamed up with grammy-award winning artists including Jason Mraz as well as “The Voice” Contestants, SoundStripe, Xbox, NASCAR, CamelBak & 200+ musicians of all genres & stages of their music journey. With a passion for education, Whitney sits on the Board of Directors for Kid Pan Alley, a nonprofit dedicated to rekindling creativity as a core value in education through collaborative songwriting experiences. The Marketing Mixtape’s mission, “dream fearlessly,” is based on the idea that nothing should stand in the way of a musician with a dream… especially business.
...DO THE STARS ALIGN?
WHO // Two Groups, 12 Artists Each
WHAT // Artist Evolution Program Pilot
WHEN // April - May 2022
WHERE // Remote (ZOOM)
WHY // Clarity, Strategy, Community
HOW MUCH // $150 ADV, $180 GEN