Status Escalate Podcast | Music business resource for planning & execution

The Status Escalate podcast is a bi-weekly music business show where you will learn tips and tricks of the trade from guests who've gained success in various fields of business. From artists and musicians to successful entrepreneurs of all sorts, providing "outside of the box" ways to approach your career. From promotional strategies and social media tips to my Top 3 (Dos, Don'ts & Must Haves), we're providing tools and info to help plan and execute your next moves in the music business.
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Oct 31, 2016

Today I'm talking with my main man: Artist, Musician, Life Coach, Comedian, and professional phone conversationalist Cookbook from LA Symphony. He’s also got a show on the Platform Collection network called ReallyTho?!? where you can find my recent interview with him. If you wanna learn a little more about me in a less formatted and serious setting that’s the one. Please remember to Subscribe, Rate and Review the show

Farmers Market Hawaii and Status Escalate Podcast are gonna giving away a prize pack with stickers, music and a FREE unreleased, Farmers Market Hat to 1 lucky winner who can answer the question. “What’s the secret sauce.” Find the answer in my episode with Keoni PainKillers Payton and go to to enter… we’ll announce the winner on our show December 21st. Now… lets get into the show with my homie Cookbook.

01:19 - Guest Introduction to past, music & success coaching

04:07 - Going from a successful group to a solo career 

07:40 - Early success came easy but...

10:05 - Branding yourself as a solo artist

11:40 - Scratch n Sniff cd called “Smell of Success"

12:30 - Cashing in on your network

13:15 - EP Series with different Producers, Rhettmatic, Blu, Evidence

17:55 - Every move is a step up

23:20 - "A Whole New Cook" #1 on CMJ Charts

24:45 - Tapping into College Radio w/Interviews, drops etc.

27:11 - Relationships are a key component in every aspect of our lives

31:34 - Bring value to people

33:38 - Having the right attitude will get you further

35:32 - Establishing a positive reputation

36:30 - Haters are not necessarily a bad thing

41:24 - Getting your music to djs and radio stations

45:25 - Why physical albums are better for college radio exposure

47:00 - How CMJ charts and other radio charts work

51:30 - Routines/Life Hacks: Visualizing, Reading and Meditating on specific self success'

54:30 - Focus on what you want NOT what you don’t want

56:30 - Overcoming Everyday Obstacles: Family and Music

58:24 - Discipline 

59:48 - Failure turned success: Updating your formula 

1:02:49 - Rules before collaborations: Vibes and Energy

1:04:30 - Insuring execution of ideas: Discipline/Reverse engineering

1:07:03 - Top 3 (Do, Don't & Must Have): 

Do: Seek personal growth

Don't: Wait

Must Have: Family

1:09:23 - Words to live by: F**k it! (Just do it!)

1:12:53 - Guest contact and projects: 

-All social media platforms = @CookbookthePR


-New Album: "A Whole New Cook” w/Evidence (Dilated Peoples) on iTunes:

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Status Escalate is a PR company who’s purpose is to create awareness for you as an artist and expand your brand. 
Status Escalate has been spreading the word on new, up and coming artists for years with a strong focus on Hip-Hop.
Go to the contact section at to discuss a package and rates. 
Mention this podcast in the subject and receive 50% off your first project.
Podcast network with great podcasts like: The 2mex Hologram podcast and Hologram Radio showReally Tho?!? with Cookbook, Crappy Awesome Podcast with Mr. Arash and KILLcRey, Life on the Road with 60EastThe Orcastrated Podcast with Noa James and Lesa J, Culture Sessions with Malathion & Arkyve the Nomad Prod by Spokbeats, & Proof of Life Radio hosted by KILLcRey and Myself.
Music by Gangstarr - Work
Production by DJ Premier - Lyrics by Guru (R.I.P.