SXSW 2010: The Power Pie
Published: April, 2010 | womensradio.com
By Brian Ball, Host of WomensRadio Music Review
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Feeling bright-eyed and bushy tailed, we were up and at ’em again by 9AM; leaving ourselves plenty of time to charge up for our last full day of SXSW 2010. Up first on the docket was the all-woman panel, “The Power Pie: Purpose, Passion, Performance and People”, presented by Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity & Cyber PR, Author of Music Success in Nine Weeks), Jody Gnant (Edelman Digital), Deborah Crooks (SF Independent Singer-Songwriter) and Rynda Laurel (RyndaLaurel.com).
As mentioned during introductions, the panel was brought together by all four members’ realization that in order to create a successful career for oneself as a musician in today’s world, one must first build a strong team that is both diverse and cohesive in execution while drafting and implementing a concrete plan of attack to guide each member along the way.
“There’s a completely new model of how to market your brand if you’re an artist … it’s all about creating a team.” –Rynda Laurel
The expertise offered during the panel was top-notch, and having been our first attended all-woman panel at SXSW, made it even more of a special memory.
Among the many tips and tricks offered during the panel, it was through the use of the following formula the panelists shared exactly which “ingredients” one should prepare prior to baking their “Power Pie”, thereby executing a successful business campaign in today’s music world.
(x) Set your goals + (y) Create a timeline + (z) Know who can help you = (P) Power Pie
“The whole thing I’ve got going right now is aligning my music with either cause-related events or campaigns that are consistent with my art, my audience and my beliefs.” –Deborah Crooks