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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

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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

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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

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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…

FEM71 Accountability & Masterminds for Musicians

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Today we talk about masterminds for musicians and break down why they are important for accountability. To get started with an accountability partner, join the Get More Done In Less Time Challenge starting on January 23. In this challenge, we will identify how to create music goals with clear objectives and how you can be productive…

FEM70 Why Your Music Goals And Objectives Are Stressing You Out

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As musicians and business owners, we often find ourselves stressing out about our music goals and objectives. Setting the right goals and having clear objectives is how we create success in our musician businesses. Often times, we don’t think of ourselves as business owners as well as musicians. Because of this, I am thrilled to be…

FEM69 Tips For Songwriting & Growing Your Fan Base with Stacie Rose

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 Today, Stacie Rose shares her tips for songwriting and growing her fanbase. Stacie Rose has taken a somewhat unique approach and always writes about her present life. Music from years ago may bring you back to what life was like when she married her high school sweetheart. Today, you might catch a glimpse into the…

FEM68: Exercises For Music Entrepreneurs To Plan Their Year

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Watch Or Listen As music entrepreneurs, we may find it time consuming to plan for a brand new year. Are you stuck thinking about 2016? We are going to talk about how you can release 2016 and plan for 2017.   I want you to grab a sheet of paper and label the following columns: WINS/WHY/LESSONS and on…

FEM67 How Holiday Music & A Strong Work Ethic Changed The Game for Whitney Wolanin

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Growing up in the music industry, Whitney Wolanin has navigated her way through holiday music, adult contemporary and top 40 hits. She is a shining example as to how staying true to yourself is the best way to nurture your music career. Since age 11, Whitney knew she wanted a music career. At just 13…

FEM66 Be A Boss: Why You Need A Musician Business Plan with Bree Noble

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I’ve discovered that being a true BOSS in my business and creating a musician business plan is a key ingredient to my success. After doing this in both my musician business and my online business, I immediately doubled my productivity and profit in the first 3 months. But it wasn’t always obvious to me why…

FEM65 How to Create A Fanbase by Being Authentic and Unique with Emii

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Emily Rose Morrison aka Emii in the music scene is one of the most talented people I’ve met. Can you believe that because of her passion for music, she left her hometown in Ohio for New York to strike out on her own at the young age of 18. What bravery! And she’s a shining example…

FEM64 How to Be A Healthy Rockstar with Symentha Holmes

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Symentha Holmes is one of the most inspiring woman out there.  She empowers the world by sharing her own journey from sickness to healthy rockstar with hemp and her healthier lifestyle. She’s the Jane of all trades—from being a model, recording and performing artist, an actor and professional bartender, but Symentha’s  health took a turn for the…

FEM63 How Home Studio Equipment Can Grow Your Career with April Kelly

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April Kelly is a very passionate woman, especially when it comes to her music. She is not only a singer, but also a prolific songwriter. Because she developed skills in production and utilizes home studio equipment, she is able to churn out incredible music for film and TV on her own schedule. Forming Her Own Band & Building…

FEM62 Music Crowdfunding with Ariel Hyatt

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I have an enlightening and in-depth conversation with Ariel Hyatt, author & founder of Cyber PR, about lessons learned from her own crowdfunding experience and how they can be applied to music crowdfunding. She also introduces her new book on crowdfunding called “Crowdstart”. The book is available for pre-order now on her website and will be…

FEM61 How To Build A 6 Figure Music Career with Cathy Heller

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As you’ll soon see, Cathy Heller is a wealth of information, inspiration and motivation for you to create a successful music career. She built her entire career from the ground up. She tried the traditional route and turned down 2 record deals because she believed in a different model. Now she licenses her songs to…