Productivity & Habits

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

music goals

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…

FEM179 How To Build Long-Term Relationships With Music Venues with Tara B & Bree Noble

music venues

Tara B shares the tips and tricks she has learned in over 25 years of booking music venues. Her successful strategy focuses on building relationships that lead to bookings and re-bookings. Booking music venues since the age of 15, Tara B made the realization that as long as she wanted to perform live, booking would…

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…

FEM177 Why You Might Be Resisting Concert Booking & How To Overcome It with Bree Noble & Beth Matthew

concert booking

FIMC Community Manager, Beth Matthew, shares the struggles that held her back from concert booking and the steps she took to break through booking resistance. Concert booking can be nerve wracking for even the most seasoned artists but unfortunately, it’s something we need to work through if we want to share our gifts with the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FEM148 How To Break Down A Music Project Into Do-Able Steps

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Avoid overwhelm, by breaking down a music project into smaller, bite sized pieces. Working on a big music project can be overwhelming. Whether you are releasing a CD or planning a tour, breaking down larger projects into smaller pieces can give you peace of mind and make things less intimidating. Overwhelm is possibly the most…

FEM139 Strategies To Help You Conquer Those Music Tasks You HATE Doing

music tasks

Procrastination is a never-ending battle that many people deal with. Using some simple strategies and hacks, it’s not only impossible but even enjoyable to get music tasks done. We all have music tasks we loathe doing but getting these tasks done (and staying consistent) is what will help us make progress and grow in our…

FEM131 How To Keep Your Music Habits On Track This Year

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Start 2018 off on the right foot with establishing music habits early in the year. Setting yourself up for success all year long is easy if you put these resources and techniques to the test. Pledging yourself to new music habits for 90 days and then re-evaluating is not only practical but it’s also less…

FEM127 How To Regain Control of Your Personal & Music Inbox And Save Your Sanity

music inbox

Limiting the amount of digital clutter in your life can make you more productive and feel less overwhelmed. Email is the major source of digital clutter so today I am giving you some easy tactics on how you can dramatically decrease the amount of emails in your music inbox. Is your music inbox overflowing with…

FEM97 How To Find Time For Music When You Have A Day Job

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Finding time for music can be a juggling act, especially when artists have all different kinds of day jobs. Whether you work full-time outside the house, in your home office or take care of young children or aging adults (which is definitely a full-time job), finding time for music can be a juggling act. When…

FEM87 What To Do When It Feels Like EVERYTHING Is Distracting You From Your Music Business Plan with Bree Noble

music business plan

Do you ever feel like every little thing is distracting you from your music business plan? This is one of the most common obstacles musicians (and entrepreneurs in general) face. Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring against us when we are trying to achieve goals. As humans, we deal with personal, health and family…

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…

FEM71 Accountability & Masterminds for Musicians

Today we talk about masterminds for musicians and break down why they are important for accountability. To get started with an accountability partner, join the Get More Done In Less Time Challenge starting on January 23. In this challenge, we will identify how to create music goals with clear objectives and how you can be productive…

FEM70 Why Your Music Goals And Objectives Are Stressing You Out

music goals and objectives

As musicians and business owners, we often find ourselves stressing out about our music goals and objectives. Setting the right goals and having clear objectives is how we create success in our musician businesses. Often times, we don’t think of ourselves as business owners as well as musicians. Because of this, I am thrilled to be…

FEM68: Exercises For Music Entrepreneurs To Plan Their Year

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Watch Or Listen Get my free SMART Goals Workbook, where you will learn how to hone in on the things you should be focusing on so you can make a steady income from music. As music entrepreneurs, we may find it time consuming to plan for a brand new year. Are you stuck thinking about 2016?…