Business & Industry

FEM175 How & Why To Build Relationships with Music Industry Contacts with D Grant Smith

music industry contacts

The relationship between artist and fan isn’t the only one you should be building in your music business. D Grant Smith shares some tips and tricks on cultivating relationships with music industry contacts that will foster growth in your music career. Connecting with music industry contacts is necessary for growth and that’s why D Grant…

FEM174 How To Find The Best Virtual Assistant For Musicians with Bree Noble

virtual assistant for musicians

Running your business as a one-woman operation won’t work as your music business grows. Learn how to find a virtual assistant for musicians and what to outsource. Finding a virtual assistant for musicians doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be as easy as outsourcing some tasks to family and friends who want…

FEM173 Improving Artist And Venue Communication with Carolina Castilla Founder of Massive Act

venue communication

Carolina Castilla, creator of Massive Act, moved from Colombia to Silicon Valley to start her company from scratch, without knowing anyone when she saw a need in the industry. Venue communication can be difficult in the music business so when Founder of Massive Act, Carolina Castilla, noticed a need while working as a promoter, she…

FEM172 Music Library Licensing Opportunities with Art Munson of Music Library Report

music library licensing

Art Munson, founder of Music Library Report sat down with me to talk about the benefits of using MLR for music library licensing. Art Munson isn’t new to the world of music library licensing, in fact, he’s had placements on Oprah, America’s Got Talent, Entertainment Tonight and ABC World News. In his younger years, he…

FEM171 Making Music Merch More Profitable with Vanessa Ferrer of Merch Cat

music merch

Vanessa Ferrer , founder of Merch Cat, is an expert when it comes to music merch. With her background in music and business, she created Merch Cat to help musicians leverage this income stream. A successful businesswoman for 15 years, Vanessa Ferrer has managed touring artists and consulted with industry pros. In 2015, she created Merch…

FEM170 How To Get The Most Out Of Taxi Music with Founder & CEO Michael Laskow

taxi music

Music licensing for film and TV can be a lucrative income stream for artists. Taxi Music Founder and CEO, Michael Laskow, answers your questions about his company and their mission. For 26 years, Taxi Music has been bridging the gap between artists and music supervisors. In fact, having a direct connection to music supervisors has…

FEM169 The State of Music Business Today with Bree Noble & Rick Barker

music business today

Having been in the music industry for 30 years, Rick Barker knows a thing or two about what works when it comes to being a successful musician. The music business today is ever-changing so I asked Rick Barker to share his thoughts on some of these changes and what that means for musicians in our…

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…

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

female musicians

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

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…

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

festival stream

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…