Inspirational Interviews

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…

FEM57 How To Tour With A Band & Learn The Ropes In Nashville with Morgan Myles

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I talk with talented soulful Country artist Morgan Myles about her budding career, her decision to move to Nashville and how she cultivated her songwriting and performing as well as important musical relationships along the way. She also talked about how to tour with a and: the joys, the pitfalls, and the strength it takes to lead.

FEM55 Turning Down a Record Deal Contract & Thriving as An Indie with Jennie DeVoe

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I talk with Jennie DeVoe about why she turned down a record deal contract near the beginning of her career, deciding to remain fiercely independent. We discuss what makes an artist unique and how to always put forth your very best.  She touches on the importance of growing a fan base and what an honor…

FEM54 How To Make It As A Musician with Nancy Ruth

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I talk with Nancy Ruth about her desire from a very young age to learn how to make it as a musician. She emphasizes how important a good music education is. She explains what drew her to move to Spain and how her love of travel and other cultures fits into her music and her…

FEM52 Releasing “Message Music” That Connects with Your Audience with Audrey Callahan

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I talk to Audrey Callahan, musician and entrepreneur, about releasing Message Music and how it connected with her fans. She talks about how she followed her passion in music and how she started seeing loyal fans and income follow. Audrey emphasizes giving life to music and songs by sharing meaningful messages. She is also the creator of…

FEM51 Become A Full Time Musician Through Perseverance & Diversification with Lisa Brigantino

I talk with Lisa Brigantino about how to become a full time musician, the perseverance it takes, and how she diversified what she’s doing so she can do music day in and day out. She’s a solo singer/songwriter, runs a music production and rights-clearing company, and does musical comedy shows with her sister too! Lisa’s…

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…

FEM44 Inspiration & Advice from Guitar For Girls Writer & Singer/Songwriter Ali Handal

I talk to Ali Handal about inspirations and advises based on her  instructional book “ Guitar For Girls ”. Ali is a successful  singer, songwriter, lead guitarist and author whose passion for music and performing lead her to create a career in music with different income streams. Playing an Instrument as a Singer-Songwriter You don’t have to depend…

FEM42 How Do You Become A Singer, Songwriter & Public Personality And Maintain Your Integrity with Djoir Jordan

Djoir Jordan shares her philosophy on how do you become a singer, songwriter and public figure. We also talk about how she used Social Media to build a large quantity of solid following. Discover how she creatively crafted her success as a musician. How Djoir Built a Twitter following of 70,000 Looked at what other…

FEM28 Taking Charge of Her Career After Being One of The Most Memorable American Idol Past Contestants with Alexis Grace

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

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…

FEM26 How Online Music Competitions Can Give You A Head Start in The Music Industry with Jetty Rae

I talk with Jetty Rae, a confident singer and songwriter, about how she got a head start on her career in music through online music competitions. She took her career seriously; making sure that she knows what she wants, putting her goals to actions, heeding advice from her mentor, learning from her experiences and from others, and…

FEM15 How To Get Into The Music Industry Without Losing Your Identity with Jessie Lee Cates

I talk with Jessie Lee Cates, a brilliant country singer and song writer, on how to get into the music industry, her struggles and what kept her going. She shares her experiences on how she managed well to keep her identity and maintain her uniqueness as a musician while enjoying a stream of income. How…

FEM13 How To Make It In The Music Industry As A Solopreneur with Myla Smith (Part 2)

I continue my conversation with singer/songwriter Myla Smith about all the pieces you need to have in place to move your career forward as a musician solopreneur. Working with a Team as a Solo Artist You are the label Building Team and PR costs into fundraising goals Trying to figure it all out The Rewards…

FEM12 How To Start A Music Career & Maintain Life Balance with Myla Smith (Part 1)

I talk with Myla Smith about her early experiences with music, how to start a music career, and how she made a crucial decision that allowed her to pursue her musical dreams while maintaining a healthy life balance.  Early Career Growing up singing in church and plays Working on the Barney & Friends show Learning…

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…

FEM07 Growing With Your Audience With Singer Actress & Songwriter Kate Todd

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I talk with singer actress and songwriter Kate Todd.  You may recognize her from the Nichelodeon show “Radio Free Roscoe” where she played a budding singer/songwriter, or from her starring role on “My Babysitter’s A Vampire” on Disney TV. Kate’s Unconventional Career Start As A Singer Actress & Songwriter Following advice she received when turned…

FEM03 How To Become A Musician: Creative Strategies For Making A Living As A Female Indie Artist With Marina V

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I talk with award-winning Russian-American artist Marina V about coming to America, finding her calling as a full-time musician and the ups and downs of her career.  She also discusses her creative income strategies, music managers, radio airplay and more. How To Become A Musician The story of how Marina V entered a talent contest…

FEM01 The Search for Authenticity – Finding Your Voice & Living Your Passion with Erin Dickins

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The Search For Authenticity – Finding Your Voice & Living Your Passion with Erin Dickins This is a fun, enlightening conversation with an Industry veteran and co-founder of Manhattan Transfer. The amazing story of how she got started in the business and met the other founders of Manhattan Transfer. What it was like to be…