How to Say: “NO” – Boundaries Part 2 by @ArtistsEdge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor I promise, with practice, being able to choose – yes or no – according to your values and priorities will give you tremendous empowerment and the freedom to create the life you want. And as I promised in Boundaries and the Power of “NO” (or Go Ahead, Be the […]

Boundaries and the Power of “NO” (or Go Ahead, Be the Bitch) by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor The thought terrifies, doesn’t it?  What if they don’t like me?  What if they think I’m a bitch?  I’m a NICE PERSON!  I don’t want to be a bitch. Or if we’re being really honest with ourselves, I don’t want people to think of me as a bitch. Even […]

Music business, promotion,

12 Days of Monetization via @cyberpr

Last month I was one of twelve guest bloggers for Ariel Hyatt’s CyberPR Music Business blog. Click here to read my article: 12 Days of Monetization: How Do You Get People to Buy Your Music? – Debra Russell [DAY 4] Stay tuned, there will a free e-book that is a compilation of the entire series. […]

Self-Employed vs. Business Owner – Which Mindset Will Empower You Most? by @artistsedge

by Debra Russell | Featured Contributor Many WAHMs and solo-preneurs think of themselves as self-employed.  Why? Because that’s what the IRS calls you.  When you file a Schedule C and your income is 1099 and you are not incorporated or part of a partnership, then you are considered self-employed. But I’m going to take a […]

Interview With Artisthead Business Coach, Debra Russell

Interview With Artisthead Business Coach, Debra Russell – YouTube Debra Russell is a Certified Business Coach and workshop leader specializing in the Entertainment Industry and sports fields, Debra’s innovative programs have been presented throughout world.… Artisthead – The Future of Music Is You Facebook:  

overwhelm, opportunity

Opportunity Overwhelm

I recently had a very interesting conversation with a client who called for some in-between-session support. He called because he was feeling completely stuck.  He was swamped with having so much to do, so many opportunities he could be taking advantage of, and he felt completely overwhelmed. He had no idea how to prioritize all […]

emotional intelligence, success skills

When Bad Things Happen, Part 2

This article is a sequel to the July 2013 Newsletter Article, When Bad Things Happen.  Of course, I meant to get back and complete the article the very next week.  Ah, the best laid plans… But better late than never, right?  I recommend you go back and read that article to give you the back […]

BGE Radio powered by BlogTalk: BGE Presents

Certified Business Coach for the Arts and Entertaiment Industry- Debra Russell joins Jiggy Jag to discuss all the right strategic concepts, Business operations, Marketing, and Branding opportunities that should not be missed as an artist grow in today’s world of music.

despair, bad things

When Bad Things Happen

July was a tough month.  It started out well, but one morning I woke up in pain.  I’d done something to my wrist in my sleep.  As that day wore on, the pain got worse until I gave in and went to the ER and after an x-ray they told me it might be broken!  […]

Mid Tenn Listens ep 45 – Indie Connect NY – Music Workshop Series

Mid Tenn Listens ep 45 – Indie Connect NY – Music Workshop Series – YouTube Streamed live on Jun 5, 2013 Mid Tenn Listens ep 45 – Indie Connect NY David Pheiffer of Indie Connect NYC ( and Debra Russel from Artist’s Edge ( join C Bret to talk about IC-NYC’s ongoing music workshop and […]

Artists MBA, Professional Program

How to Create a Fanbase From Scratch

Back in February, I interviewed Ariel Hyatt about how to create a successful crowd funding campaign. The first thing you need to build a successful crowdfunding campaign is, well, a CROWD! It seems obvious, I know – and yet you’d be shocked how often I get this question from people who have 150 names on […]

Tiamo De Vettori, stages

7 Secrets to Get Booked on Corporate Stages with Tiamo De Vettori

At the Artists Marketing & Business Academy, we’re all about making a prosperous and sustainable living doing what you love. Are you sick and tired of playing small gigs that pay you next to nothing for your musical talent? What if you could play on huge stages in front of hundreds, if not thousands of […]

cognitive behavorial cycle, psychology

Fear of Success or Fear of Failure?

What’s stopping you?  Do you know? What blocks you from pursuing your dreams with all that you have, all that you are, all of your might? Often when asked this question, the answer is either: Fear of Success or Fear of Failure   And often it’s even expressed as both – “Maybe it’s fear of […]

Artists MBA, Professional Program

How to Move Past Your Fear of Success or Failure

Do you feel confronted by the specter of fear or success? When you start to take action to move your career forward, does it feel like you’re pushing against a wall? Or does that wall stop you dead in your tracks? This question comes up often, “How to I move past my fear of success […]

Welcome Message from Debra Russell, Certified Business Coach

Welcome Message from Debra Russell, Certified Business Coach – YouTube Debra Russell tells you a little bit about herself and her background.

Debra Russell’s ArtistsMBA Professional Mentorship Tour

Debra Russell’s ArtistsMBA Professional Mentorship Tour – YouTube… Debra Russell of Artist’s EDGE gives you a tour of the additional benefits of joining the Artists Marketing & Business Academy at the Professional Mentorship Level. In addition to all the classes, advanced classes and interviews with experts you get at the Foundation and Professional Programs, […]

crowd funding, money management

How to Prepare for a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign, an Interview with Ariel Hyatt

In today’s DIY Music Business, many artists are looking to crowd funding to replace the financing that a record deal used to provide. But the success rates of crowd funding efforts in the music industry are not all Amanda F. Palmer stories. It’s not the get rich quick solution to your financial woes. Luckily for […]

Marketing, PR & Promotion on a Budget w/C. Bret Cambell of Middle Tennessee Music (MTM)

Streamed live on Jul 26, 2013 A conversation w/C. Bret Campbell of Middle Tennessee Music. ( about marketing, promotions and press on a budget for both Artists & Industry service providers. Hosted by Diana Barnes of, Suede Management ( Indie Connect-NYC Chapter, ( Indie News at Noon ( Participants: Debra Russell of Artists EDGE ( […]

Songwriting Craft and Collaboration – Hangout

+Tim Behrens Search – Google+ Had the great pleasure of joining +Christopher Joel Thomspon today for the Songwriting Craft and Collaboration hangout.  Lots of good conversation about songwriting, self-promotion, time management, hangouts, etc. And what a great group of people.  Chris Thompson is an amazing songwriter and performer, with a passion for music, and a knack […]

Artists MBA, Foundation Program

Internet Marketing and Social Media –Waste of Time or Key to Success in the New Music Business?

The internet has paved the way for the Artist Entrepreneur to create your own career without waiting for the record deal, the publishing deal or anybody to “discover” you. But learning what you need for your business can be quickly overwhelming – do you need a website?  What should be on it?  What about Facebook? […]