ManageMental Podcast with Blasko and Mike Mowery

Two experienced artist managers and music industry professionals bring you their take on the modern day music business and how they mentally approach the profession of management. Join Blasko and Mike Mowery as they cover hot topics in the industry, answer fan questions, provide insight on sales numbers and showcase new music with a slant toward developing artists.
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Apr 3, 2017



Author: Leah Waldo is the Curriculum Manager for massive open online courses at Berklee Online. She is a Berklee College of Music alumna and received her Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 


We’re digging in to the subject of crowd funding and tips on how to successfully run one. Mike most recently had great success with the Darkest Hour crowdfund campaign and we explore Leah Waldo’s article “10 Tips to Run a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign” with the following points laid out in the article:



  • Grow Your Email List and Social Media Followers
  • Set a Realistic Goal
  • Identify Potential Donors Outside of Your Email List and Social Media Followers
  • Make a Compelling Video That Tells your Story
  • Don’t Sell Yourself Short
  • Don’t Give Too Many Options
  • Make Your Fans Feel Like They Are on the Journey with You
  • Keep in Touch
  • Be Grateful
  • If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try and Try Again



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Find Blasko on Twitter and Instagram: @blasko1313

Find Mike Mowery on Twitter and Instagram: @mikeoloop


Mike is opening his knowledge base of the business to aspiring musicians! Join his webinar “Sixty Days To Signable” at


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