Web Design & Building Community with Katherine Forbes of Music Biz Besties & Designing The Row

Multi-Passionate Artists with Diane Foy

Feb 25 2021 • 27 mins

Hello and welcome to episode 63 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

2020 reinforced for me that we in the entertainment industry need community, we need to ask for help, and we need to offer help when we can.

My offer to help:

As a PR & marketing coach,I help musicians and actors attract fans, media, and industry so that they can book gigs and make money with their talents, without feeling overwhelmed or doubting themselves.

After 16 years as an entertainment publicist, I’ve made a milestone decision for 2021 to no longer offer publicity services and go all-in on coaching because that’s where I can have a deeper impact.

This is why I’ve set a goal to give away 45 FREE coaching sessions in 45 days so I can truly be of service to as many people as possible.

If you haven’t yet had an introductory session with me, now is the time! You will gain some clarity on your goals and the challenges that you face in achieving them.

It’s totally free to book your session– no catch, no strings attached.  I’ll tell you more about how to work with me moving forward if you are curious about that, but at the very least, you should jump on the free session.


My asking for help:

I’m asking you to help me meet my challenge. Can you think of 2-3 other musicians or actors who want to attract more fans, media, and industry attention but lack a strategic plan? And if you can, I am asking if you could share this episode with them.

My challenge kicks off March 1st. Thank you so much for your help and I hope to see you on zoom soon.

My guest today knows all about the importance of community as the creator of the popular Music Biz Besties group.

Katherine Forbes is the founder of Nashville-based website and brand design company, Designing the Row, with a client roster that includes over a dozen GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated artists. She is known for her clean and simple design style and recognized as a Squarespace Expert and Squarespace Authorized Trainer.

Music Biz Besties is a community of thousands of female musicians and industry professionals from around the world with chapters as far from Nashville as Melbourne AUS. Her work has been featured on Forbes.com and she’s spoken on panels hosted by YELP, the Music Business Association, and many others.

Katherine believes that "your success depends on you taking action" and she's passionate about motivating and encouraging others to do just that!

During our chat, you will learn what makes a good website, the common mistakes people make, SEO and why she prefers Squarespace over the other options out there.

Katherine also shares some lessons that she has learned during her time in music management and through Music Biz Besties.

For links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/063