Is David Andrew Wiebe the Real Deal?
10/06/2023 08:00:00 +0000
In the age of AI and rampant scamming, "Trust, but verify" is no longer just a catchy mantra, but a crucial step in the decision-making process.
You can't trust everyone at their word. Yet, it's amazing how many artists will watch a so-called expert on TikTok explain a hack or exploit, try their method, and see no results from it after six months to a year of diligent effort!
Of course, there are a couple of important questions that come to mind:
• Did you really think free advice was going to be worth more than the price of admission?
• Do you value information as highly when you don't pay for it?
In a world rife with shills, charlatans, and unspoken treachery, Content Marketing Musician Founder & CEO David Andrew Wiebe has always been a breath of fresh air.
His first book, The New Music Industry
, for instance, detailed both his victories and blunders in a very transparent manner. David has been honest with us from the very beginning, even when it could have hurt him to do it.
But you've probably seen all kinds of claims about him – award-winning composer, best-selling author, veteran podcaster, just to name a few. Are these claims true?
Let's dig up the dirt!
Award-Winning Composer – Confirmed
Yes, David is the award-winning composer of the 2021 short film, The Nobody Prayer
. In 2022, he composed for another short film called Entity
. You can also see his credits on his IMDb page
Of course, the fact that he's composed for a few films does not make him an award-winning composer. So, we reached out to David for comment.
"It was a pleasant surprise for me also. The score for The Nobody Prayer won Best Original Score once, and then it just kept winning, to where it won four times and was also nominated once."
He also shared the following image with us:
If you're curious how David (eventually) pulled it off, you may be interested in his how-to piece on Bandzoogle, which was also syndicated to Hypebot:
You can listen to The Nobody Prayer score here:
Summarily, David has been composing since 2009 and has paid his dues. He first began incorporating his compositions into his YouTube videos before landing on other opportunities.
In 2015, he composed for the comedy short Unhappy Endings, which planted the seeds for future projects like The Nobody Prayer.
David now enjoys composing opportunities yearly, and the rumor is he's currently working on a new track to be released later this year.
Best-Selling Author – Confirmed
David is the author of seven self-published books, including:
Of course, being a published author doesn't automatically make one a best-selling author.
In response, David shared a screenshot with us:
The always humble David says he has more screenshots saved in his archives and could share his financials, if necessary. "But no one would be impressed," he laughed. "Book royalties are mailbox money, nothing more. Nice to have, but not a clear pathway to fame or fortune."
As David has explained before
, some factors may make it easier than ever for anyone to achieve best-seller status. But he contends that an author would need at least one of the following three items to get there:
• A great book – good content helps it to spread.
• Influence or connections – a decent-sized following that can be mobilized to buy on short notice.
• Resources – for advertising or even for buying up one's book inventory at major retailers.
If you have none of these, and you can't get on any sales radars or trigger algorithm boosts, "You're dead in the water," says David, who has had at least three best-selling books.
David has ample experience as a blogger, writer, and author, and we trust him. He is a confirmed Amazon and Kobo best-seller.
Veteran Podcaster – Confirmed
Yes, David has published many podcast episodes through the years, and here's a short list of his more prominent projects:
• Thought Thursday – 4 episodes
• The New Music Industry Podcast – 302 episodes
• Using Your Power – 62 episodes
• The Question Podcast – 29 episodes
• AS Movies & Games Podcast – 19 episodes
• DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship – 153 episodes
That's a total of 569 podcast episodes to date (and there are several other shows he's appeared on or has lent his talent to).
Sure, we know podcasters that publish at a faster clip. For example, Entrepreneur On Fire
host John Lee Dumas has been publishing daily shows – with some interruption – since 2012 (which would easily put his numbers into the thousands)!
David says he's been podcasting since 2009, and at first, he was only publishing monthly, as opposed to weekly. So, 569 episodes to date is a reasonable figure to have achieved.
Another way we can confirm his longevity, however, is by listening to the difference between an episode that was published in 2009, versus something that was published more recently.
So, here's an episode from 2009:
And here's an episode from 2023:
David has grown immensely as a podcaster, don't you think?
Considering 90% of podcasts never get passed the first three episodes, we believe 569 episodes is enough to put David in veteran territory.
Whether he started in 2009 or not is irrelevant. David has been playing this game long enough to have hosted multiple shows and has tallied a stunning 500+ episode track record to date.
You may have seen many other claims about David, whether about his teaching experience, his (modest) successes as a YouTuber, or publications his music has appeared in.
The fact of the matter is, we think David is a down-to-earth, trustworthy guy. He may not be a household name, but his heart is in the right place, and he's one of the hardest-working musician coaches we know.
Are his info-products, coaching services, and communities for everyone? Probably not. But those who aren't taking advantage of his training are almost certainly missing out on valuable principles, concepts, strategies, and tactics that few other (if any) coaches are teaching.
If you're ready to get started, consider picking up one of David's books
today. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.