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FEM137 When & How To Suggest An Artist Booking Contract, Deposit or Guarantee with Tara B & Bree Noble

artist booking contract

Don’t get caught in a sticky situation. Having an artist booking contract is a smart idea for artists who gig frequently. Tara B shares what she learned through her own experiences. Do you have an artist booking contract? Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned so it’s always a good idea to have a clear…

FEM136 How To Create A Winning Electronic Press Kit for Musicians

electronic press kit for musicians

Confused about what an electronic press kit for musicians should look like? In this podcast, we talk about who an electronic press kit is for and what to include on it. Creating an electronic press kit for musicians can be daunting but simply having important information scattered on your website isn’t enough. Members of press…

FEM135 The Best Concert Venues You’ve Probably Never Explored with Lisa Lynne

best concert venues

Finding the best concert venues can be a struggle for any artist. Lisa Lynne stopped by to share some of her own secrets that lead her to writing her brand new book. Last time I met with Lisa Lynne, on Episode 27, she was just starting to write her book, How to Succeed at Self-Produced…

FEM134 Fighting Facebook ZERO: New Facebook Strategies For Musicians

Facebook strategies for musicians

With limited space in the news feeds, Facebook is changing its algorithm once again to deter people from leaving the platform. Here are some quick Facebook strategies for musicians to use to combat this issue and get their posts seen by fans. Advertising and un-engaging posts are causing people to leave Facebook so a new…

FEM133 My Top 5 Lessons Learning In 2017 & How You Can Apply Them To Your Music Career in 2018

music career

2017 was a year of learning in my music career so I am sharing my top 5 takeaways and how you can apply them to your music career in 2018. What are you doing differently in 2018 in your music career? Learn what you can do build an audience connection, focus on what is working,…

FEM132 Symptoms and Treatment for Strained Vocal Cords and Instrument-Related Repetitive Injuries with Sara Giita

Treatment for strained vocal cords

Sara Giita is no stranger to treatment for strained vocal cords and other artist injuries. She has dedicated the last ten years to teaching ergonomic injury preventative technique in her private piano and voice studio. At the age of just 19 as a piano major, Sara Giita, suffered a playing related repetitive strain injury. She…

FEM131 How To Keep Your Music Habits On Track This Year

music goals

Start 2018 off on the right foot with establishing music habits early in the year. Setting yourself up for success all year long is easy if you put these resources and techniques to the test. Pledging yourself to new music habits for 90 days and then re-evaluating is not only practical but it’s also less…

FEM130 Make 2018 A Year of Transformation For You & Your Music Fans

music fans

Transformation is not just something we need to strive for in our own career, but we need to create experiences of transformation for our music fans as well. Transformation can be created in your own career through: Planning Learning And you can create transformation for your music fans through: Intentionality Authenticity Getting out of your…

FEM129 Creating A Deep Connection With Her Fans Through Live Performance with Rehya Stevens

live performance

Growing up around the music industry, Rehya Stevens knew as a teenager that her passion for music would lead her to be a professional musician. Learn how she uses a live performance to connect with her audience. For the last 17 years, Rehya Stevens has been an independent artist, becoming a successful session and live…

FEM128 The Accidental Musician Turned Pro with Meghan Cary

accidental musician

Accidental musician turned pro, Meghan Cary, didn’t set out to be a musician. A panic attack in college led to her changing her major from chemistry and math to drama, and ultimately, becoming a musician and performer. As a chemistry wiz and actress, it wasn’t until her fiancé tragically died that Meghan Cary picked up…

FEM127 How To Regain Control of Your Personal & Music Inbox And Save Your Sanity

music inbox

Limiting the amount of digital clutter in your life can make you more productive and feel less overwhelmed. Email is the major source of digital clutter so today I am giving you some easy tactics on how you can dramatically decrease the amount of emails in your music inbox. Is your music inbox overflowing with…

FEM126 Music Success Is A Series of Incremental “Wins” with Daphne Willis

music success

Triple threat artist, Daphne Willis, shares with us how she has found music success through celebrating many wins. Daphne Willis has found music success in many different ways including music placements, being performed by other artists and being signed by a well known publishing company. Not only is she a fabulous songwriter and performer, her…

FEM125 Female Indie Artists Who Stepped Up Their Game In 2017 with Kristin Chambers & Sarah Baker

female indie artists

Today, we met up with Kristin Chambers and Sarah Baker who have been up to some great things in 2017 and how it changed everything in their music careers. Female indie artists, Kristin and Sarah, have both been able to get more into the recording and engineering of their own music this year. Thanks to…

FEM124 Advice from Voice Coach & Holistic Artist Mentor Wendy Parr

voice coach

Voice coach Wendy Parr is one of the country’s top coaches, having worked with many artists from their first voice lesson all the way to a Grammy Award. She shares how she helps each artist develop and maintain their signature style through holistic techniques. As a voice coach, producer, mentor, award winning songwriter, and artist,…

FEM123 Studio Skills & Role Models for Women with Fett & Bree

studio skills

As more and more women are breaking into the recording industry, it’s time we hone in on studio skills and helping women feel confident in the studio. Fett is here for a second time talking about how to be looked at as a professional in the studio instead of an amateur. Despite having professional studio…

FEM122 Songwriting Tips from Kevin Thomas of Songwriting Planet

songwriting tips

Kevin Thomas from Songwriting Planet stopped by to share some songwriting tips and different techniques he uses to improve his songs and the songs of his students. Songwriting tips didn’t come naturally to Kevin Thomas. He started asking questions about systematic techniques to use while songwriting and eventually went to Berklee College of Music to…

FEM121 How A Community of Musicians Can Support & Elevate Your Career with Lindsay Katt

community of musicians

Lindsay Katt is a spiritual and heart centered artist who wants to create art for the sake of art. She enjoys the process just as much as the finished product and is here to tell us how she has gotten to where she is today by keeping the joy in creating. It’s critical to be…

FEM120: Marketing Lessons For Musicians From Over 300,000 Downloads of The Women of Substance Music Podcast

music podcast

Time flies when you’re having fun and here at Women of Substance Radio & Podcast, it has been a fun-filled 10 years! With this milestone, I found it appropriate to share the marketing lessons I have learned over the years. A music podcast is about sharing things with other people and gaining traction. Not starting out…

FEM119 How To Promote A Show with Facebook Messenger

how to promote a show

Have you wondered how to promote a show? Facebook Messenger offers a new and fun way to connect with your audience and keep them abreast of upcoming events. Watch and read on to learn how I use Messenger and ManyChat to engage with my audience and grow my business. Today we talk about how to…

FEM118 How To Improve Your Singing And Survive The Music Industry with Judy Rodman

how to improve your singing

Judy Rodman has worked with many well known artists as well as contestants on shows like The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Today, she is with us to share how she got started as a vocal coach and how she can help you improve your singing. Judy Rodman doesn’t only teach you how…