Podcast

Saying “No” To Music Gigs Will Make You More Money

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If you’re an Indie musician trying to build a following and make some money from your music, you probably think you need to say “yes” to every gig that comes your way. It’s easy to say “yes” to music gigs, just to get something on your calendar and feel like you’re making progress, even when…

What To Do If Your Music Goals Aren’t Inspiring You

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What do you do when your music goals just aren’t inspiring you? When you look at that to do list, you get this heavy feeling, or you have a knot in the pit of your stomach, or maybe you just want to run away. You might start to think,  “Maybe I really don’t want this…

Frustration And Overwhelm Can Actually Help You Achieve Music Success

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As a musician, you always have so much to do to work toward music success. Your mind is constantly juggling priorities. Whether it’s booking your next tour, engaging with your fans online, writing new music, or marketing your new EP,, it can seem like you never have any time to take a breath. You may…

FEM187 How To Be A Touring Musician And A Mother

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There’s a common belief out there that being a mom means you have to put your dreams on hold. A belief that you should prioritize your family over everything else. And when your dream is to be a touring musician, well, that can make following your dreams feel completely out of reach, especially if you…

Sneak Peak Into The Profitable Musician Summit 2019

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My goal with the Profitable Musician Summit 2019 is to eradicate the starving artist paradigm for good. I realize this is not an easy task. That’s why I not only brought in Music Industry Experts this year, but I also tapped some creative-friendly experts in the financial space. Our mantra for the 2019 Profitable Musician…

FEM185: Music Business Management – How To Keep More Of The Money You Make

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Is music business management, especially the money part, stressing you out? You’re not alone. Particularly this time of year, you may be scrambling to get your taxes done and realizing that you don’t have a good system for managing your money. Or maybe, you’ve been avoiding music business management and tracking income and expenses completely.…

FEM184 Music Entrepreneur Success – Practical Tools & Mindset

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Whether you realize it or not, as a musician, you are a music entrepreneur. If you’re wondering what a music entrepreneur is and how to act like one, check out this Podcast Episode. In order to succeed as a music entrepreneur, you first need to acknowledge that working on your business skills is important. I…

FEM183 QUICK TIP: Why Having Too Many Music Ideas Is Stopping Your Career In Its Tracks…And How To Fix It

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Are you an artist who has tons of great music ideas but has trouble figuring out a plan for them or suffers from overwhelm? There’s a misconception that having a bunch of great music ideas and actually following through on all of them can be a shortcut to career success. In reality, having too many…

FEM182 Setting Music Goals, Time Management & Delegation with Suzanne Paulinski The Rock/Star Advocate

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Suzanne Paulinski, The Rockstar Advocate, and I discuss topics like mindset, goal setting, planning, productivity and habits . Although music goals are approached by Suzanne and I in similar ways, they are still very different. With her background in counseling, she brings a fresh perspective when it comes to setting up and running a music…

FEM181 Connecting With Fans Across The Globe With Jenn Bostic

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Raw, real emotions and struggles inspire pop, gospel, soul artist, Jenn Bostic, to write music that her fans can relate to. Connecting with fans seems to come easy for Jenn Bostic. Her music is unpredictable and she isn’t afraid to follow her heart in the music she creates. In her most recent album, Revival, she…

FEM180 Artist Development & Performance Coach Vicki Ambinder

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Vicki Ambinder has been a professional in the performance and media arts for almost 40 years, helping musicians and artists deal with common issues around performing live and in the studio. Artist development and performance coach, Vicki Ambinder, works with musicians of all ages, levels and genres to enhance their performing skills in both the…

FEM178 Lessons In Music PR with Dawn Jones

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Learn how to implement effective promotion strategies for your brand and music with PRESSED PR founder, Dawn Jones. To have an effective music PR campaign, an independent artist needs to be doing more than just making music. Today we will dive into the promotion of tours, album releases and getting attention with Dawn Jones, of PRESSED…

FEM176 YouTube Music Promotion & Recording Using Artificial Intelligence with Taryn Southern

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At just 18 or 19 years old, Taryn Southern knew that if she could learn to use the skills and software to produce and record her own music, she would be less dependent on other people. Youtube music promotion is being used by most artists in today’s world. As an artist and technologist, Taryn Southern…

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

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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

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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…

FEM172 Music Libraries Accepting Submissions with Art Munson of Music Library Report

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Art Munson, founder of Music Library Report sat down with me to talk about the benefits of using MLR to find music libraries accepting submissions. 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. When he was…

FEM171 Making Music Merch More Profitable with Vanessa Ferrer

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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

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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

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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…

FEM168 How To Book A Music Tour That Satisfies Your Passion for Traveling with Prita Grealy

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Australian artist, Prita Grealy, didn’t have plans to start a career in music. In fact, it was a breakthrough on a private yacht and an opportunity at a 5-star resort that changed her trajectory. Travel had always been a passion of Prita Grealy. Growing up in a family that moved around often and a love…