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Episode 44 - The Final Warped Tour and A Discussion About Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Vans Warped Tour has announced 2018 will be the last year for the seminal summer festival that has run across the country for 23 years. Mike and Blasko reflect on the history of Warped Tour, what the end of this era means for summer tours, and consider what could be next for the Warped brand. To learn more about the final Vans Warped Tour head to --- The hosts also comment on the current sexual harassment allegations in entertainment,...

Duration: 00:33:19

Episode 43 – A Real Conversation About Music Streaming

Article: Author: Chris Robley This week Blasko and Mike get into the myths of music streaming and digging into the article “The Biggest Myths About Music Streaming” by Chris Robley, tackling the following points: There’s no money in it For artists who own 100% of their publishing and sound recording rights, all their streaming revenue flows to...

Duration: 00:31:21

Special Announcement: Mike's Facebook Live Event and Q & A

Join Mike Mowery tonight at 8pm EST for an Outerloop Coaching Facebook Live event at For more information on Outerloop Coaching visit

Duration: 00:02:03

Episode 42 - Blasko and Mike's Take on Award Shows in the Aftermath of the Loudwire Awards

This week Mike and Blasko go off script and discuss the value of awards shows in the underground music scene. Listen in as they provide an honest take on whether these shows are needed or not, and if they are, how can they be improved. Hot off the heels of the Loudwire Music awards, Blasko and Mike review the diversity of award winners at this past week's event - We want to hear...

Duration: 00:50:40

Episode 41 – How To Write An Email Like A Pro!

Welcome to episode 41 of the Managemental podcast! This week we’re going to get into how to properly write an email to industry professionals, so let’s get on with it! Tune in for our full commentary on the examples below. GOOD EXAMPLE: Hi Blasko, My name is Michael, and I’m the frontman of the hard rock, progressive metal band, (BAND NAME), based in LA. I was speaking with Steve Rennie recently and your name came up as we were discussing the music business and managers who are...

Duration: 00:35:27

Episode 40 - Is A Major Label Right For You?

Article: Author: Paul Resnikoff In this week’s episode hosts Blasko and Mike Mowery assess Paul Resnikoff’s article “Why A Major Label Doesn’t Want to Sign You”. Let’s dig in… The major labels — Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment — are sometimes referred to as the ‘big three’. They own a bunch of other sub-labels and...

Duration: 00:27:42

Episode 39 – More Questions From Our Loyal Listeners

In this episode Blasko and Mike take your questions! Tune in for the discussions and answers from the following questions from listeners Rob, Cory, and Alex. --- Tune in to hear the insightful discussions and answers to Todd’s questions. Email any questions or comments to Find Blasko on Twitter and Instagram: @blasko1313 Find Mike Mowery on Twitter and Instagram: @mikeoloop Want to get your band to the top of the charts with your next album release? Sign up...

Duration: 00:35:55

Episode 38 – Learning From Other Peoples’ Mistakes Part 1

This week Blasko and Mike take on a fan question from Todd, a loyal listener and 60 Days to Signable student (via Outerloop Coaching). Todd writes: Hey there! This is Todd, student of 60 Days to Signable and Unleash It Right and long-time listener of the podcast. My band recorded a 5-song EP with a well-known producer last year. We paid a lot of money for it and without really taking time to learn about the industry or business side of things, or consider self-releasing, we jumped...

Duration: 00:28:12

Episode 37 - How To Break Into The Music Industry

Article Link: Author: Paul Resnikoff This week Blasko and Mike dissect Paul Resnikoff’s article “The Young Persons Guide to Getting Into The Music Industry” via Digital Music New. Follow along as your hosts uncover the facts of the business through the following guidelines. #1. Meet Anyone and Everyone You Can In This...

Duration: 00:34:47

Episode 36 – Strategies For Your Live Shows

In this episode Blasko and Mike take questions from listener Brandon on where to best spend time and effort as an independent band, how to get on larger tour packages, and benefits of an agent. Read Brandon’s letter and tune in to hear Blasko and Mike weigh in! --- Hi guys, Love the show. I found out about it a few months ago and have since managed to binge all the episodes. #1 I play for a rather noisy, chaotic hardcore band out of Phoenix, AZ I've found that in promoting and...

Duration: 00:24:45

Episode 35 – How to Succeed in 2018

Article: 11 Things Millennial Musicians Just Don’t Get By Ari Herstand, author of How To Make It in the New Music Business, a Los Angeles based musician and the creator of the music biz advice blog Ari’s Take. Follow him on twitter @aristake In this episode Blasko and Mike Mowery discuss tips and strategies for how to succeed in 2018 as they dive into the following points made by Ari Herstand’s article “11 Things...

Duration: 00:31:54

Episode 34 – Question From An Aspiring Manager

In this week’s episode Blasko and Mike take on questions from listener and aspiring manager, Zach. His letter reads: I understand there are "friend managers" that take on the title early in a band's career who are only in it to hopefully ride the coattails of their creative buddies' success...and not really deserving, nor qualified to take on the work and responsibility that comes with being a good artist manager as you've outlined in previous episodes. I am referencing the up and...

Duration: 00:29:30

Episode 33 – Why Don’t You Have A Record Deal Yet?

“9 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Signed” by Paul Resnikoff Article: Author: In his article Paul Resnikoff interviewed a few industry executives to find reasons why bands are not getting signed today. Blasko and Mike will take you point by point through these reasons, give their personal opinions and real world experiences. (1) You want it too...

Duration: 00:33:28

Episode 32 – How To Get Your Song On A Spotify Playlist

How To Get Your Song On A Spotify Playlist by Ari Herstand: Welcome to another week of the ManageMental podcast with Blasko and Mike Mowery. In this episode the hosts tackle details every artist needs to understand about Spotify before trying to get on a Spotify Playlist. From the article: Streams are not equivalent to downloads or sales. When someone bought a song or an album it was because they were a fan of that song or...

Duration: 00:34:10

Episode 31 – How To Master Your Social Skills

“7 Real World Skills to Master Before You Graduate From College” by Catherine Conlan In this week’s episode Blasko and Mike go over essential tips to help you master social skills that will help you navigate networking in the industry. How to network: Learn how to shake a hand, make strong eye contact and dress well for a business event. Attending networking events can help...

Duration: 00:35:16

Episode 30 - A Look Back (a little more than) Halfway Through the Year

If you pay attention to the podcast space, there are a lot of podcasts who use the 4th of July weekend to take a bit of a break from producing an episode that week to recap what has occurred during the first part of the year. We didn’t do that! We hard charged through the holiday and still found a way to bring you an episode. But now, as we roll into the first week of August, we want to recap the episodes we’ve done thus far. This will allow us to reflect on and appreciate all that...

Duration: 00:46:23

Episode 29 – How Do I Become A Manager?

Blasko and Mike take on a big question this week from listener and aspiring manager, Kyle, on what it takes to be an artist manager, tune in for everything you need to know. My name is Kyle and I’m an aspiring artist manager and new listener to the manage mental podcast. I’ve spent the last 10 years in the music industry, having founded and ran a band that became semi-successful and signed with a record label and did tons of touring. Since the band folded I have even built a recording...

Duration: 00:42:19

Episode 28 – 5 Ways To Keep A Music Career

Article: 5 Strategies That Guarantee Success Author: Johnny Dwinell Mike and Blasko are back at it this week dropping music industry knowledge like you’ve never heard before! In the last episode the hosts discussed ways to kill a music career, now...

Duration: 00:33:41

Bonus Episode – Outerloop Coaching - Release It Right / Unleash It Right Preview

Looking for insight on the best way to self-release your music? Join Mike Mowery’s webinars Release It Right on July 22nd and Unleash It Right, which includes the Release It Right webinar on July 22nd PLUS an additional, advanced, class on July 29th. Learn the tips and tricks that has helped Mike launch independent releases onto the Billboard charts. Sign up now at and use the discount code MENTALPOD5! Here’s what former Outerloop Coaching students have had to...

Duration: 01:06:08

Episode 27 – 5 Ways To Kill A Music Career

Article: “17 Ways To Kill A Music Career” by Paul Resnikoff Blasko and Mike pick their top 5 ways to kill a music career (out of Resnikoff’s 17). Follow along as they discuss the following points: 1) Relying on a label, manager or anyone besides yourself to build your career. Even with a label deal, bands can find themselves de-prioritized, or flat-out ignored. But these days, labels rarely sign bands that...

Duration: 00:32:10

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