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Introducing the New Rock Star Life Lessons Logo!

Posted in A Day in the Life, DIY Diva, Indie Music | 6 Comments »


TA-DAA!!! Thanks to all of you who voted and helped me choose, I’m happy to unveil my new Rock Star Life Lessons logo! This logo was designed by Adi Ramdhan, a talented graphic designer from Indonesia, who submitted original designs to my logo contest at The logo contest attracted 177 entries, and it wasn’t easy to choose (which is why I needed your help).

Over the next few months, this blog will become less about me, and more about YOU, the indie musician. The podcast will soon be launched, as well as a few new books and courses. I’ll be moving more of my personal stories to another blog (Yes, another blog! ;-)) to have more of a separation of church and state, so I can refocus on my music activities. After all of my internet marketing lessons and experiences, I’m whittling everything down to two blogs and newsletters. This will enable me to organize my music and music marketing activities into a better experience for you.

I want to do another CD, but I feel like I have to get my online house in order first. But now that the new logos are ready, and my new indie musician list is building quickly, I know that I’ll soon be done with this particular overhaul, and return to making and performing music the way I want.

Thanks so much for your support for the past few months. I couldn’t have done this without you.

I also have to give a shout out of thanks to Chris Wright, my sound editing whiz for the upcoming RSLL podcasts, as well as marketing interns Courtney Bernat and Andres Moreira. I’ve learned the hard way that I cannot (and should not) do it all myself, and I’m grateful for their help, dedication and hard work.

I also have to give a special shout out to Jeffrey Paul Bobrick, my ace, for honest feedback, and hooking me up with those interns. Geno Talerico gets love for all the support and hugs he gives unconditionally. Much gratitude goes to my spiritual mastermind partners CharLena Pearson-Fulcher and Shelia Hutson who have lovingly held my vision, and helped pray it into reality.

Last, but not least, Ariel Hyatt gets Super Kudos for being an awesome role model, peer mentor, client, friend, and all-round cool person.

I’d also like to thank the Academy… sorry, getting carried away there! Seriously, there is no such thing as a self-made success, and I am grateful for everyone who helped me get this far. THANK YOU!!!

Let me know how you like the new logo, and which music marketing topics you’re interested in. I’m ready for you!!!

6 Responses to “Introducing the New Rock Star Life Lessons Logo!”

  1. Philip Clark Says:

    That was the clear choice. Nice!

  2. Carla Says:

    Hey Philip! Honestly, this logo wasn’t my first choice, but I took your design experience to heart when you made your vote/comment. Thanks again!

  3. Kelly Carpenter Says:

    Hi Carla,

    Thank you so much for your encouraging words during the MSi9W Blog Challenge. I love the chosen logo (I voted for it).

    Q for you: I have difficulty finding music blogs that are applicable for my style of music and I’m thinking there is something I’m not doing correctly when I’m doing searches. My 15-second pitch is “Instrumental piano infused with splashes of Chill, Jazz, Americana, and Post-Rock”.

    This was a long way of suggesting that one topic to cover is how to make effective use of music blogs. What do you think?



  4. Carla Says:

    Hey Kelly,

    I’m so glad you’re enjoying Ariel’s MSi9W challenge – I’m having a lot of fun. Thanks for your vote too!

    One tip I suggest is going to the Hype Machine blog at and typing in names of similar artists or bands into their search engine. Hype Machine is a blog about music blogs, so when you find blogs that feature similar bands, those are the blogs who may also feature you!

    Thanks for your suggestion!


  5. Kelly Greene Says:

    Nice logo 🙂 I like it.

  6. Carla Says:

    Hey Kelly Greene! Glad you like the logo. Thanks so much for stopping by the site!

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