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FEM91 Songwriting Camp For Girls & Women with Kirsti Manna

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Kirsti Manna’s songwriting camp empowers women and girls to find their creative voice. Not only did her 6 week #1 hit “Austin” introduce Blake Shelton to country music, but Kirsti also has an interesting history in acting where she had a TV show called Kirsti’s Manor. Kirsti has been gracious enough to offer a ticket to her…

FEM90 Using Music Giveaways To Build Your Fan Base

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Using music giveaways is a great way to build your fanbase. Today, we are going to discover how you can build your email list and your social following with contests and music giveaways. The first rule of thumb when creating a giveaway is to make sure you give away things that your audience would really want.…

FEM89 Behind The Scenes with Female Indie Artists Jiana Wessel & Beth Matthew

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Female Indie Artists Jiana Wessel and Beth Matthew shared their journeys as independent artists in their music career. An important part of an artist’s journey is to learn about that of other artist’s so you don’t feel like you are on your own. I was so happy to meet up with Beth and Jiana today. As members of…

FEM88: Climbing the iTunes Album Chart with the Help of Their Fans with Sherry-Lynn Lee of 23rd Hour

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Sherry-Lynn Lee knows a thing or two about the iTunes Album Chart. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, her album with her jazz pop duo, 23rd Hour, Perfect Strangers, debuted on the iTunes Bestsellers Chart at #22 for new jazz releases and peaked at #10 just a few days later. Hear how she was able to work her…

FEM87 What To Do When It Feels Like EVERYTHING Is Distracting You From Your Music Business Plan with Bree Noble

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Do you ever feel like every little thing is distracting you from your music business plan? This is one of the most common obstacles musicians (and entrepreneurs in general) face. Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring against us when we are trying to achieve goals. As humans, we deal with personal, health and family…

FEM86 How To Fight Resistance To Your Soul’s Calling

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When you find your soul’s calling, it’s easy to find yourself fighting the resistance to do things that will help your soul evolve. Sometimes you create excuses to not do the things that will move you forward. As mentioned in The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, feeling this resistance to an idea usually means you are on the edge of…

FEM85 Embracing The Nerd Music Niche with Meri Amber

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For Meri Amber, finding a music niche was natural. Growing up wanting to be in the girl band, Bewitched, she drew inspiration from the American Comic Con scene. Her music is a mix between bright pop with 90s punk rock and is inspired by Comic Con, Dr. Who, Lego and more. She writes, records, self publishes,…

FEM84 Developing Your Captivating & Compelling Music Personality

creating your music personality

Creating your captivating and compelling music personality or character is one big way to gain super fans. Super fans like more than what they hear. They follow you not only for your music but also for your values, personality. Join us for the upcoming challenge- 5 Days to Your First or Next 100 Super Fans.…

FEM83 Creating SUPER Fans with House Concerts

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Creating super fans can be less daunting when you perform at house concerts. I have included a free resource for musicians who are interested in booking house concerts. It’s called the House Concerts Online Booking Resource Guide and it will help you find ways to book house concerts in your area. Fill out the form below to receive…

FEM82 Indie Music Concerts: House Concerts vs. Traditional Venues

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I can’t say enough about Indie music house concerts. As an independent musician, there is no better way to engage with your audience, meet new fans and be creative in your set and sound. If you want to hear more about how you can be profitable performing at house concerts, click the button below to…

FEM81 How To Work With A Virtual Assistant for Musicians with Caitlin Kularski

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A virtual assistant for musicians is something I am often asked about. As a musician and entrepreneur, it can be demanding to balance the technical and administrative side of business with the musical and creative side. This is why I think a virtual assistant for musicians is a great idea. This week, I am talking with…

FEM80 Stop Looking For A Band! Do this instead!

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Are you a solo artist who is stuck because you feel like you need a band to perform and share your music? Today, I am going to tell you why you need to stop looking for a band and what you can do to feel more comfortable onstage. I see so many musicians struggling around…

FEM79 Self Expression Through Music with A Message with Andrea Hamilton

self expression through music, music with a message, self expression

I was so excited to meet with Andrea Hamilton this past week! Andrea is a pop singer/songwriter who’s dedicated to her church and healthy eating. Currently, music is her sole source of income, whether it is through music licensing, creating music for her church or live performances. Creating music with a message has always been a source of…

FEM78 Facebook Ads Vs. Music Promotion Services with Bree Noble

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When first starting out, Facebook ads can be a great first step in musicians promoting their music. Music promotion services or PR firms should be used when musicians are in the fourth stage of their music career. Fill out the form if you are interested in learning about my strategy in creating Facebook ads. You’ll…

FEM77 How To Build A Fanbase For Your Music by Understanding The Discovery Journey

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While setting up a series of Facebook Ads, I think about a journey that fans go on from not knowing who you are to becoming a raving fan. This has led to my ads being structured in a certain way that allows me to build a fanbase. If you are interested in learning more about…

FEM76 Social Media for Musicians & Becoming An Influencer with Malynda Hale

social media for musicians

This week I met up with social justice advocate and singer/songwriter, Malynda Hale. We went over social media for musicians where she gave us some great advice on how to leverage social media to enhance music careers. Advice to Struggling Musicians You have to find the good in the bad Facing challenges makes you figure…

FEM75 Facebook Live for Musicians & Other Ways To Reach New Audiences with April Duran

facebook live for musicians and other ways to reach new audiences

I was so happy to reconnect with April Duran this week. She was one of the first interviews I did back in 2015 when we started this podcast. Since then, she has started her own record label, Raghouse Records and she has been doing huge things to help female artists broaden their horizons in nontraditional…

FEM74 The Lowdown on Musician Headshots with Bree Noble

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Musician headshots not something often talked about, after all, we are musicians and not photographers. My latest experience with having headshots taken was by far my most professional so I wanted to share my experience with you. There are many things to look for in finding a photographer and the style of the shoot. Musician…

FEM73 How Performing at Local Open Mic Nights Can Make You Money with Bree Noble

how open mic nights can make you money

Open mic nights can be controversial among musicians, after all, why would you want to play for free? In reality though, open mic nights can help you in many ways to grow your business. I thought it would be helpful to go over these things because on Thursday, February 16th, I’m hosting my Musician’s Profit…

FEM72 Musician Websites That Attract & Engage Fans with Allison Sharpe of BandZoogle

Musician Websites That Attract & Engage Fans with Allison Sharpe of BandZoogle.

We talked with Allison Sharpe of Bandzoogle and she gave us some valuable tips on building musician websites that will attract and engage your fans. Allison is also a musician so she knows a thing or two about building a musician website. Join the webinar to learn more about musician websites and to start your…