Business & Industry

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…

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…

FEM81 How To Work With A Virtual Assistant for Musicians with Caitlin Kularski

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…

FEM46 How To Build A Fanbase One Fan At A Time with Rachael Sage

  I talk to the artistic Rachael Sage, successful musician and producer, on how to build a fanbase. Rachael is also a dancer, visual and literary artist but is best known for her career in music and founded her own record label. She shares her journey as an Indie singer and songwriter and how she came up  with…

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

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…

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…

FEM23 Planning A Music Festival with Victoria Boyington

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…

FEM21 Free Music Promo Using The Clammr App

I love Clammr! I use it to promote my music podcast, Women of Substance, and it’s given our show some amazing exposure to a new audience.  I know it is a great tool for all Indie Musicians to add to their arsenal. What is Clammr App? Who can benefit from using Clammr App? How Clammr…

FEM14 Jobs for Music Majors & Climbing The Music Industry Ladder with April Duran

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I talk with April Duran, founder of all-female Record Label Rag House Records and creator of SoCal Girl Fest about climbing the Music Industry ladder and the philosophy that keeps her moving upward. Her Experience at Musician’s Institute Going back to school to make a career change Wanting it badly enough to work full time…

FEM09 Getting A Record Deal Is Just The Beginning with JES

I talk with JES about her genre, Rocktronica, her songwriting, her amazing ride with her band “Motorcycle”, getting a record deal and what it meant for her career, and now starting her own label. The Electronica Culture The culture of electronica music What is Rocktronika Which dance music charts are most influential Differences in Electronica…

FEM08 How to Become A Successful Musician with Ariel Hyatt

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Ariel Hyatt, author, speaker and founder of CyberPR®, talks about what holds musicians back from success, telling signature stories (hint: it’s not just the bio), and the power of an e-mail list. Her Artistic & Business Background and How She Got Started in PR Growing up the daughter of an entrepreneur mother and filmmaker father…

FEM04 How To Attract Record Labels Looking For Artists And How To Sell Songs To Artists with Andrea Standley of SongDriven

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Andrea Standley worked for Warner Brothers Records for 28 years, founded collaborative songwriting site SongsInc, and is now heading up a movement to promote songwriters and great songs called SongDriven.  I talk with her about how artists can attract record labels looking for artists.  We also discuss the lack of opportunities for songwriters with great…

FEM02 The SXSW Social Scene: Networking at SXSW with Music Publicist Stacey Sherman

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  I talk with Music Publicist Stacey Sherman about promoting Indie Artists and her experience on her maiden voyage to South By Southwest, the behemoth Music Festival held every March in Austin, Texas. What Does a Music Publicist Do? Why it’s important for publicists to be organized and detail-oriented. How she got started in PR and…