AYA053 – Your Story Will Always Make Your Music Stand Out with Katherine Forbes

Katherine Forbes

Katherine Forbes is a professional website and brand designer. After graduating from undergrad at Virgina Tech in music she packed her bags and moved to Nashville to start working in the music business in artist management. After finding her niche in website design she left her full-time job and started her own company that is focused on helping musicians stand out and develop their brand.

MEET KATHERINE:
I’m Katherine…the girl on the other side of the screen.
I’m a Music City girl obsessed with creating confidence in my clients through designing, branding, marketing, and community. In today’s world, your visual branding and online presence will either make or break you. I’ve got my Diet Coke in hand and am ready to get started on your next project.

I believe music speaks when words can’t.
I believe design can make people feel things.
I believe in the power of authentic marketing.
I believe everyone needs community and a place to belong.
I believe it takes creativity, determination, and confidence to be successful.

AND THAT’S WHY I FOUNDED DESIGNING THE ROW.
I partner with musicians and creative businesses who want confidence in their website and online presence… I teach online marketing strategy and the importance of messaging to help others grow an audience they love interacting with… and I create a community to inspire and empower those around me!

Be honest, it will get your far in life.

BOOKS:

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneurby Carrie Green

CONTACT:

https://www.designingtherow.com/

https://musicbizbesties.com/

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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY:
What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.

About the author, Yuri

Yuri Cataldo is the founder of the multiple international award winning bottled water company IndigoH2O, and an award-winning set/costume designer. He has worked on Broadway, in Film, Dance, Theatre, and Opera. In 2011, he founded & bootstrapped IndigoH2O bottled alkaline mineral water, which has won multiple international awards and was named the 2015 best tasting water in the world. IndigoH2O has been sold all over the world, been featured at the Oscars, Golden Globes, the Emmy’s, the MTV VMA’s, and in 75+ articles & news stories in the last 2 years. (CNN, BuzzFeed, INC, Playboy, Huffington Post, PBS, Indy Star, Boston Globe, etc.). He is also the host of the Advance your Art podcast which is focused on the journey from artist to entrepreneur and back again.

Yuri holds a BA from Indiana University in Drama, an MFA in design from Yale School of Drama, an independent study at The Juilliard School, and in 2013 was named one of the 40 under 40 business leaders in Indiana

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