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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FEM50 How To Build A Fan Base Starting With 100 True Fans

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Why I Built a Fan Base Over the past 2 lessons, we’ve worked through some pretty heavy stuff in relation to building a fan base. I told you about my epic failure with selling my first album. I explained that it was only when I started analyzing the strategies of successful Indie artists that I…

FEM45 Get An Entertainment Lawyer BEFORE You Have A Hit Song with Tina Harris

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I talk to multi-platinum record pop singer, Tina Harris, about getting an entertainment lawyer. She shares her experience in the music business and the importance of having a professional you can trust and consult about the legalities in the music industry. Tina gives valuable insights on becoming a sensational artist. Tina’s Start in the Music Business Starting her music…

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…

FEM39 The Relationship Between Music And Health with Lori Cunningham

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I talk to a certified health coach and musician, Lori Cunningham, about music and health. Learn how music can enhance health and how health is a great factor in your success as a musician. She is a mother, a wife, health enthusiast, and a music coach. Be amazed and discover the importance of health for busy music entrepreneurs…

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…

FEM36 How To Get Fans For Your Music When You’re Uncomfortable with Self-Promotion with Carey Keavy

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I talk with Carey Keavy about self-promotion and how to get fans for your music. Her resourcefulness will inspire you. She is a singer and songwriter from Minneapolis who follows her dreams and makes them happen. Discover how her belief in good things to unfold attracted positive things which sparked her music career. Carey’s Secret to Growing…

FEM32 Celebrating Famous Women in Music with Joanna Jewett

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Musician and marketing director, Joanna Jewett, tells me about her idea of creating an event to celebrate famous women in music and how she made it work into success.  I also talk with her about changes in her music career and self-promotion. Creating Respect CNY – Celebrating Women in Music Turning an idea into an…

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…

FEM23 Planning A Music Festival with Victoria Boyington

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I talk to Victoria Boyington, a successful musician, founder of the California Women’s Music Festival. She talks about her journey as a singer and songwriter to planning a music festival which aims to bring together women musician for the advancement of womens’ role in the music industry and to inspire strength in every women artist. The Vision…

FEM22 How To Become A Songwriter by Networking with Creative People with Jennell

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I talk with Jennell about how her life and career was inspired by the Nashville music scene. She shares her success formula on how to become a songwriter. Hear her story on becoming a successful musician despite the challenges that she has faced in the industry. Connecting with Nashville & How to Become a Songwriter Living…

FEM20 A Wildly Successful Approach to Booking Shows with Tara B

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Tara B is a seasoned singer, recording artist, pianist, voice coach and public speaker. In this episode, Tara talks about the strategies she learned and practiced throughout her career in booking shows, promoting music online, internet marketing and her many ways to earn as a musician entrepreneur. Creating a Variety of Income Streams from Music…