Q&A with Dani Felt, CEO of Dani Felt Consultants

Tell us a bit about Dani Felt Consultants.

Dani Felt Consultants is a one-stop for shop for musicians. We help connect artists to marketing , branding and creative service providers to help them build their brand. Some examples are music producers, web designers, photographers, and social strategists. 

What gave you the idea for your business and how did it start?

I have always had a passion for singing and songwriting. I also found a new passion for marketing and networking. Therefore, I put my 3 passions together to create a powerful network to help musicians. My biggest inspiration was my internship in London at a music PR firm. It inspired me to start my own! I started with a music blog. Then, I wrote a book with the advice from the interviews I had done with my team. I decided to start a second company called Dani Felt Consultants LLC, a place to connect artists to resources.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

My favorite thing about my company is the opportunity to build bridges. I love connecting and helping people. The fact that my company helps artists every day makes me so happy! I am so grateful for the opportunity to help singers and songwriters each day. 

What are your keys to making yourself productive?

My first key is spirituality. Learning how to have balance in my life and making time to do things that are for my enjoyment such as songwriting or watching a musical is very important to me. Happiness is a big key to productivity. When I am doing things I love, I will, in turn, be more productive. Taking breaks by doing things like going for a walk, calling a friend, or eating your favorite meal make such a difference in my whole day. Gratitude is also a big one. I feel that the more grateful I am the more incredible things come into my life which ultimately makes me more productive. Another is having the right coach who can keep you accountable. This makes a huge difference and makes you stay on top of your work and hustle. Fourth is health when I eat better my mind can think clearer and faster. Diet is key for productivity!

Tell us one long-term goal in your career.

Well, I just launched my first artist development program called the Artist Plugin Program. My goal is for this program to take off and for it to be able to help millions of artists across the world. This program helps empower artists by teaching them 4 key elements: mindset, online branding, monetizing, and networking. It is my goal with this program to leave artists feeling empowered and inspired to follow their dreams. 

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned through the course of your career?

There is so many lessons I have learned so far. The most valuable I would say is be careful who you trust and do business with. I make sure they have good character, and try to start with them in something small to see how they do before giving them a big job. Who people know and who they work with is key. When you are introducing someone your reputation is always on the line. Make sure you can trust them. 

What advice would you give to others aspiring to succeed in your field?

One of my biggest pieces of advice to give aspiring entrepreneurs is learn to meditate and really focus within. Listen to your inner voice and your gut. Find a great mentor, someone who is doing what you are doing so you can learn from them. Also, don’t be afraid to dream BIG. You can do anything and you should always aim BIG. Also, don’t be afraid of rejection. The more rejection the more you are putting yourself out there. Go for it! Take risks!

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

My favorite thing in the entire world besides songwriting, recording and singing is watching theatre. I will blast broadway music on repeat daily. I see shows on or off Broadway whenever I can. Theatre always inspires me!

Name a few influential books you’ve read and/or websites you keep up with that you’d recommend to readers.

The Secret is one of my favorite books and movies! It changed my life. Also, Youtube creator Abraham Hicks gives life transforming info. I am a spiritual artist and entrepreneur so most of my influences are around those. The 4 Hour Work Week is also a great book!