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FEM111: How To Avoid Music Scams

music scams

Music scams are all over the place in today’s world. With some common sense and know how,you can improve your chances of avoiding scams in online submission opportunities. We’ve all heard of the phrase “too good to be true.” This can be the case when it comes to music licensing opportunities so I thought it…

FEM110: Pursuing Music Licensing Opportunities as a Career Focus with Kim Krenik

music licensing opportunities

Music licensing opportunities have become singer/songwriter Kim Krenik’s major focus in her musician business. Learn how Kim discovered music licensing and how she uses it to supplement her income. In this interview, we learned a lot about Kim Krenik! In addition to Kim’s music journey, you will hear about the course that Kim took to…

FEM109: Should I Submit Music for Licensing to Film, TV & Ads with Michelle Lockey

submit music for licensing

How do artists submit music for licensing? This week, Michelle Lockey joined us for Indie Interactive and talked a little bit about how she has been able to keep a consistent stream of income coming in from licensing her music for film, TV and ads. Michelle has always been into music but it was only…

FEM108 How To Write An Engaging Artist or Band Newsletter

band newsletter

Whether you’re writing a one off email or a band newsletter, it can be daunting to fill all that white space. Spoiler alert! You don’t have to! We’ll talk about how to plan your topics, write about them and edit them so you get the most engagement from your band newsletter. This time of year…

FEM107: What Does A Music Manager Do & How Do They Serve Their Clients with Natalie Umbert

what does a music manager do

What does a music manager do? Natalie Umbert, one of the most sought after music managers, stopped by to share over 20 years of wisdom working in the industry. Natalie has worked for premier companies such as Primary Wave, New Breed and EMI Records Group and earlier this year, she opened her own management firm…

FEM106 How To Plan Mini Tours with Gabi Huckins

mini tours

Gabi Huckins was with us today to talk about how to plan profitable mini tours. Gabi comes with loads of experience managing bands and planning tours. Starting out as a teenager, Gabi currently works in commercial music but her side hustle consists of managing and consulting with bands helping them plan mini tours. While there…

FEM105: 10 Ways To Build Your Fan Base Using Facebook Ads

build your fan base

Facebook Ads are, in my opinion, one of the BEST ways to build your fan base by attracting new fans and engaging current fans.  There are several reasons for this including: Facebook is a platform most people log into at least once per day. Your potential fans ARE on Facebook, and ads give you a…

FEM104 Success as a Professional Musician Takes Patience & Consistency with Katherine Moller

professional musician

Professional musician and fiddler, Katherine Moller, joined me to talk about how she has turned her passion from hobby to full time career. Applying for grants, crowdfunding and just plain getting stuff done is what has catapulted Katherine Moller to the role of professional musician. As a student in my Female Musician Academy, Katherine is…

FEM103 When It Comes To Music Opportunities, Follow Your Intuition with Anni

music opportunities

Here to talk with us about music opportunities is Anni, a Finnish singer and songwriter. She is a firm believer that staying true to herself and trusting her intuition was the way to her success. Anni believes music can make all of us better. She has been working on a project called Seize the Song where she writes…

FEM102 Artist Booking & Finding Your Audience with Nancy Moran

artist booking

Nancy Moran was with us to talk about artist booking. As the co-founder of Azalea Music, she is a mentor to artists helping them pave the way for their music career. Getting a late start in music and having worked her way through struggles hasn’t slowed Nancy down. She has spent a great deal of time helping…

FEM101 Audio Production for Women

audio production

Expert in audio production, Fett, of Azalea Music talks about how he supports women in the music business and his clinic, Empowering Women in Audio.   For over 3 decades, Fett has been working in audio production. During that time, women were typically not seen in that side of the industry. Over the last three to five years, increasingly more…

FEM100 Artist Booking Prices: How To Decide What To Charge withTara B & Bree Noble

artist booking prices

Artist booking prices can be a touchy subject. How do you know what to charge when booking a gig? How do you know you are charging what you are worth? Tara B is back this week to share more of her valuable wisdom, this time around artist booking prices and making sure you are making…

FEM99 Daughter Carla Cooke Brings The Best Sam Cooke Songs To New Audiences

best sam cooke songs

Being the daughter of a legend, Carla Cooke always had a passion for music. At age 50, she began singing the best Sam Cooke songs, branched out into her own songs and started pursuing her music career. Starting her full fledged music career later in life is proof that it’s never too late to follow your passion.…

FEM98 How To Find Music Gigs That Pay In A Brand New Market with Tara B & Bree Noble

music gigs that pay

Tara B takes the fear out of finding music gigs that pay by showing artists where to look, whether they are in a brand new market or getting back into the music scene. Tara B has been a performing musician for 27 years with over one hundred gigs each year for the past 10 years. She knows a thing…

FEM97 How To Find Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

time for music

Finding time for music can be a juggling act, especially when artists have all different kinds of day jobs. Some may be traditional, working in an office Monday through Friday, others may be working from home taking care of small children or aging adults. Whatever it is that you do, it’s important to find time…

FEM96 Using Music Video Marketing To Build Your Fan Base with Holly G

music video marketing

As an artist, music video marketing is one of the best tools we have in our marketing arsenal. Whether it’s boosting your crowdfunding campaign or getting more Patreon followers, Holly G of Holly G Studios tells us all about how to create videos to connect to our audience and grow our fanbase. She has just…

FEM95 How To Get Fans To Tell You What They Want To Buy & Experience From You

get fans to tell you what they want

How To Get Fans To Tell You What They Want Using A Survey Surveying your audience is a very important tool to get fans to tell you what they actually want from you. The #1 rule of surveys is…don’t call it a survey. Listen Above or Watch The Video Why To Survey Your Fans Show them that…

FEM94 How The Lack of A Band Marketing Plan Killed This Project Before It Ever Got Off The Ground

band marketing plan

When I was in a band that lacked a band marketing plan, it was detrimental to our success. Started by one woman, the band was already branded and named prior to having any members. The founding woman auditioned and picked two more members, myself being one of them. Although our band had potential, we had no…

FEM93 Creating Music for Community & Empowerment with Naomi Wachira

music for community

This week, Naomi Wachira joins me to discuss music for community and how growing up singing gospel music in a choir has driven her to create music that is hopeful and inspiring. Committed to making the world a better place, you can find Naomi in the Pacific Northwest pursuing her music career full time. Revenue…

FEM92 Facebook for Musicians & How To Use Groups To Advance Your Career

facebook groups for musicians

Facebook for musicians can be a driving force in building a music career. Today’s podcast focuses on the right way to use Facebook groups to build a music career. I created a free group, Female Indie Musician Community which now has approximately 1,650 members and tons of engagement. With so many Facebook groups available, musicians in all locations, especially rural or…