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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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

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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

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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…