Posts by Bree Noble

FEM 167 Creating One-Woman Cabaret Theater Shows That “Wow” Audiences with Fiona-Jane Weston

cabaret theater

In our first ever podcast and interview about cabaret theater, Fiona-Jane Weston shares how she has made a career out of producing her one-woman shows. Interestingly, cabaret theater and artists have never been the subject of this podcast so when I met Fiona-Jane Weston is an online class, I jumped at the opportunity to have…

FEM166 How To Build A Music Career On Your Own Terms with Cassandra Kubinski

build a music career

Global Co-Chair of Membership for Women In Music, Cassandra Kubinski, shares her tips and tricks on how to build a music career and how she stays grounded in her life. For musicians looking to build a music career, Cassandra Kubinksi brings tons of knowledge to the table. As a Profitable Musician Summit guest, back in…

FEM165 Stop Waiting For Permission To Start A Music Career with Rebecca Hollweg

start a music career

Being proactive is the secret to Rachel Hollweg’s success as a musician. She wouldn’t sit back and wait for someone else to help her start a music career, she got in the middle and did it herself. Rebecca Hollweg didn’t wait for the stars to align to start a music career. In fact, she jumped…

FEM164 Strong Belief In Your Product Makes Marketing Your Music Easier & More Fun with Abigail Rose

marketing your music

Nashville native, Abigail Rose, talks about how she came up through the music business. Not only did she gain a lot of connections, but it helped her figure out who she wanted to be as an artist. Marketing your music can be a daunting task for some musicians, but believing in your product makes it…

FEM163 The Smiling Girl of Blues Bands with Bridget Kelly

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fanBridget Kelly loves her fans and spends a lot of time engaging with them but the best way she connects with them, and others, is simply by being kind. One of the greatest female-fronted blues bands is The Bridget Kelly Blues Band, an electronic blues band. Their latest CD, Blues Warrior, was released on June…

Support & Resources for Female Music Artists

music artists

During our Season Finale of Indie Interactive, we had a round table discussion about the unique struggles and barriers we face as female musicians. Female music artists face a rare set of struggles and this past week we discussed some of those live, with many others chiming in during Indie Interactive. You can watch or listen…

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5 Ways To Avoid Playing The Comparison Game

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The original post can be found on Reverbnation. Do you find yourself in the comparison game and constantly comparing yourself to other artists? Do you get secretly jealous when other musicians land cool gigs, win awards, and score lucrative press? These are signs that you are playing the comparison game, a common trap that can…

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FEM162 A Support System for Female Musicians with Bree Noble, Catherine M Thompson, Sheila Veerkamp & Beth Matthew

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Women face a unique set of challenges in the male-dominated music industry. The Female Indie Musician Community (FIMC) was created to give women a safe place to be seen, heard and found for their musical talent. Female musicians, Catherine M Thompson and Sheila Veerkamp, joined Beth Matthew and I for a discussion about the state…

FEM161 What Is A Music Entrepreneur & Are You Acting Like One?

Playing great music isn’t the only skill a music entrepreneur has. Today we talk about what it takes to be a successful music entrepreneur and what you need to do if you lack in a certain area. What is a music entrepreneur? Today we talk about the skills and characteristics you need to possess in…

FEM160 How To Improve Your Singing Voice If You’re Not A Classical Singer with Sally Morgan

improve your singing voice

Learn how vocal coach, Sally Morgan, developed her “Sing Like You Speak” method over time through her frustration and inability to find a system that worked for her. If you’re looking to improve your singing voice, you need to check out Sally Morgan’s book, Sing Like You Speak. Her book and method are designed to…

FEM159 How To Focus on Music & Make Progress Doing Just 3 Things Each Day

focus on music

Make progress in your music career by doing just 3 things each day that focus on music. Doing this can combat burnout and eliminate overwhelm associated with lengthy to-do lists. Doing just 3 things each day that focus on music is the way I have made significant progress in my music career. With tasks are…

FEM158 Battling Burnout How To Recognize The Signs & Make Changes Before You Burn Out

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As the Founder of Women of Substance Radio Podcast, Female Entrepreneur Musician and the Female Musician Academy, I am no stranger to burnout. Today I share the classic (and not-so-classic) signs of burnout and the changes to make so you avoid burn out mode. Burnout can effect anyone, in fact, I had my first bout…

FEM157 Mindfulness for Musicians with Alicia Mathewson

mindfulness for musicians

Alicia Mathewson talks about how her mindset has set her up for nothing but success in her music career. Mindfulness for musicians is something Alicia Mathewson practices and shares daily with her clients in Sounding Still Wellness, her private energy and sound therapy practice. Writing and singing since age 6 and releasing 4 albums, she…

FEM156 Why A Self Employed Musician Needs Multiple Streams of Income

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As a self employed musician, it’s crucial to have different streams of income. In this podcast, you’ll learn why it’s smart to diversify. It’s important for a self employed musician to diversify their income streams and not depend on one particular source of cash flow. Employing  a combination of things such as performing live, live…

FEM155 3 Concert Tips To Improve Audience Connection & Enjoyment That Have Nothing To Do With Musicianship

concert tips

What I learned from attending a Gordon Lightfoot concert that had nothing to do with his amazing talent and everything to do with audience connection. Today I share 3 concert tips that can be used across venues and genres to improve audience connection and enjoyment. I recently attended a Gordon Lightfoot concert and although I had…

FEM154 Make Money Making Music by Conquering Your “Money Blocks”

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When Greg Wilnau realized what his money blocks were, he was able to change is mindset and take actionable steps to earn an income from music. To make money making music, we need to understand the money blocks and limiting beliefs that are holding us back. During the Profitable Musician Summit, we will hear from…

FEM153 Making Money Making Music At Home

making music at home

Today’s episode focuses on making music at home and income streams you can establish from them. Making music at home can be a profitable business in a variety of ways, from teaching lessons to busking online. The Profitable Musician Summit is all about making money in a variety of ways, not just touring or performing…

How To Sell Merch & Music At Shows Without Being Sales-y

How To Sell Merch & Music At Shows

Wondering how to sell merch & music at shows without coming off as annoying or sales-y? You’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for musicians to feel uncomfortable and out-of-their-element. This unsettling feeling usually causes musicians to avoid sales altogether. After all, we musicians are creatives. Deep down, we believe that the quality of our creative…

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FEM152 How To Grow As A Musician Without Playing The “Comparison Game”

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The Profitable Musician Summit is just around the corner and I wanted to share some tips and tricks to kick comparison to the curb so you can be inspired and learn from our experts. Wondering how to grow as a musician but get caught up in comparing yourself to others? Or even worse, do feelings of…

FEM151 How To Make Money Playing Music Live

How To Make Money Playing Music

Want to know how to make money playing music live? Listen to these snippets of the Profitable Musician Summit. Have you been wondering how to make money playing music? The Profitable Musician Summit is a free 10 day summit running from May 1st through May 10th and you won’t want to miss it! You’ll hear…