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Posts Tagged ‘music career’

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…

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…

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…

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…

FEM58 SMART Music Goals with Bree Noble

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SMART Music Goals Are Just Smart Business As I remind you often on the podcast (and the name of this site really says it all), you as musicians are also business owners and entrepreneurs.  It is up to you to decide how you want your business to operate and to set music SMART goals that, when…

FEM54 How To Make It As A Musician with Nancy Ruth

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I talk with Nancy Ruth about her desire from a very young age to learn how to make it as a musician. She emphasizes how important a good music education is. She explains what drew her to move to Spain and how her love of travel and other cultures fits into her music and her…

FEM44 Inspiration & Advice from Guitar For Girls Writer & Singer/Songwriter Ali Handal

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I talk to Ali Handal about inspirations and advises based on her  instructional book “ Guitar For Girls ”. Ali is a successful  singer, songwriter, lead guitarist and author whose passion for music and performing lead her to create a career in music with different income streams. Playing an Instrument as a Singer-Songwriter You don’t have to depend…

FEM43 Open Mic Night Ideas & Strategies for Honing Your Craft with Toni Koch

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I talk to Toni Koch, professional song writer and seasoned music director about open mic night ideas and strategies for a successful career in music and arts. Toni is a passionate musician and art advocate who is a pioneer in the indie music marketing techniques. She has received various awards as a mentor, promoter and manager. Basic…

FEM42 How Do You Become A Singer, Songwriter & Public Personality And Maintain Your Integrity with Djoir Jordan

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Djoir Jordan shares her philosophy on how do you become a singer, songwriter and public figure. We also talk about how she used Social Media to build a large quantity of solid following. Discover how she creatively crafted her success as a musician. How Djoir Built a Twitter following of 70,000 Looked at what other…

FEM41 How To Make Money As A Musician When You Don’t Perform Live with Leah McHenry

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I talk to Leah McHenry on how to make money as a musician. She is a successful symphonic and Celtic metal singer and songwriter. Leah has earned multiple awards from her first album, got acclaimed critical reviews, multiple radio air plays, and a massive following of devoted fans. How Leah Balanced her Non-Traditional Music Career and Family Creating a…

FEM40 Music Publicist Denise Kovalevich on How To Promote Your Music And Be An Event Hustler

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I talk with Denise Kovalevich, owner of  DMK Publicity. She is an experienced music publicist with tons of experience in the entertainment industry who shares some great advice and stories and will introduce an amazing tool, Event Hustler, that will help you get paid quickly and easily when selling tickets to events. What Denise Learned…

FEM37 How To Make Money As A Musician By Finding Your Niche with Tamara Gal-On

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Tamara Gal-On is a successful music business coach and we talk about how to make money as a musician. She talks about her realistic approach in helping out musicians and creatives in making their way to real success in the music industry. This in an eye-opener episode for all artists as Tamara shares her valuable…

FEM34 How To Be A Successful Musician Without Sacrificing Your Family with Martha’s Trouble

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Jen and Rob of Martha’s Trouble talk to me about how they manage their priorities; family and musical career. Learn how to be a successful musician from their journey as career and life partners. The lessons they learned from their mentor which gave them a breakthrough in their passion and the experiences they have earned…

FEM33 Using a Live Music Festival Stream as Marketing & The B-Side Remix Project with Yvette Chivers

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I talk to marketing and events managing director, Yvette Chivers, about using live music festival stream in music marketing. Yvette is also a DJ and she founded B-Side Project, which aims to bring together music of different genres. Working in the Music Industry with a Degenerative Eye Condition Raising awareness for others with working with physical…

FEM31 How Being a Multiple Song Writing Contest Winner Advanced Her Career with DeDe

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I talk to the multiple song writing contest winner and crossover artist, Dede Wedekind, about her life purpose and joy and peace she found in pursuing her passion. Her path from marketing to a music career brought her faith, courage and learning that she now applies as a full-time music entrepreneur.  Growing Her Fan Base Creating partnerships with bloggers Using…

FEM29 How to License Your Music, Attract Music Supervisors & Create Super Fans with Cheryl B Engelhardt

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Music industry professional, Cheryl B Engelhardt, talks to me on how to license your music and tips straight from her experience about attracting music supervisors and directors. She talks about doing the music business with the right drive, motivation and building relationships with people you work with. Her energy will surely motivate you! Music Licensing Scoring Music…

FEM28 Taking Charge of Her Career After Being One of The Most Memorable American Idol Past Contestants with Alexis Grace

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I talk with Alexis Grace, full time musician and radio DJ, about the influences that made her choose a career in music and her unforgettable experience as one of the amazing American Idol Past Contestants. Learn from her honest opinions and the realities of pursuing a career in music. Her strong, positive character and heart is going to motivate you. Before her Career…

FEM27 Selling 1 Million Albums Through Creative Physical CD Distribution with Lisa Lynne

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Lisa Lynne, harpist, composer and multi-instrumentalist, shares how she succeeded in physical CD distribution. She has great tips on generating income from music. Learn how Lisa sold over 1 Million albums! She also believes in giving back her gift as a musician to the community. Revenue Streams and Physical CD Distribution Record sales – has sold over a million…

FEM18 Building A Fanbase & Crowdfunding For Musicians With The Glass Child

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The Glass Child, Charlotte Ericksson,  bares her unique story of survival in her life and career. She tells us her walks in finding a place for her music and books.  I talk to her about her knowledge and experience in crowdfunding campaigns and how she managed to gain a loyal fanbase through learning from the internet and…

FEM16 Music Tour Management & Social Media For Musicians with Bari Leigh

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I talk with the Nashville-based singer and songwriter, Bari Leigh, on how she makes money in doing her passion. Bari shares music tour management tips. She tells us her experience in connecting with fans through live performances. Her realizations provide a clear perspective of how independent artists  should utilize their resources such as social media for musicians to their…