Artist Development

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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

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…

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

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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

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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…

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

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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…

FEM147 From Label Deal To Blazing Her Own Trail As An Indie With Sarah Darling

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Sarah Darling, an established country singer/songwriter from Nashville, talks about her life as a musician. Growing up in a little farm town in Iowa to Nashville at age 21, Sarah has been singing since she could talk and started playing shows at age 14. She got her first label deal in 2008 and in 2012…

FEM141 Music Showcase Opportunities for Women with Ashley Kervabon of #WomenCrush Music

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Ashley Kervabon was a singer-songwriter living in Portland, Oregon when she realized her mission was to build a community for women in the music industry. #WomenCrush Music was created to help fellow female artists advance in their careers. Creating music showcase opportunities is one of the driving factors behind #WomenCrush Music, which is all about promoting female…

FEM140 How Successful Independent Musicians Overcome Rejection & Deal With Haters

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Not a single independent musician is invincible when it comes to rejection and haters so booking can be a hassle. Using these strategies will help you deal with rejection while staying positive so you can always put your best foot forward. Unfortunately, even the most successful independent musicians are not immune to having challenges. The…

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

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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,…

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

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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

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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

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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…

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

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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…