An interview with Damian Keyes

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to someone I connected with through Twitter – which is very fitting for our conversation because we really dive deep into what it means to use social media effectively and bust some myths that put a lot of creatives – introverts and extroverts alike – off the platforms.

Damian Keyes is a founder of The British Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) which is now valued at over £50M, and in 2010 started DK Music Management; where he helps musicians find work after leaving music education.

Marketing for musicians

What we discussed:

  • Damian’s plan for rockstardom
  • The reality of the music business
  • Are bassists the introverts of bands?
  • How Damian identified his unique strengths to help others
  • The value of collaboration
  • Tips for being on stage
  • The misconceptions about introversion
  • Why there is such a stigma about self promotion from creatives
  • The problem of perfection seeking
  • Dealing with the fear of rejection
  • It is a numbers game (and how to manage that)
  • How social media is brand new but the underlying concept is age old
  • Building relationships one at a time
  • The importance of having real conversations online
  • How to simplify, slow down and enjoy the journey
  • Damian’s 1% rule

 Marketing for musicians

Links Mentioned:

John Deacon
Amanda Palmer
My interview on Damian’s Youtube channel




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