Productivity & Habits

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…

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…

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

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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

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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

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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…

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…

FEM165 How To Start A Music Career: Stop Waiting For Permission with Rebecca Hollweg

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Wondering how to start a music career, especially if you don’t have any Industry contacts? Being proactive is the secret to Rebecca Hollweg’s success as a musician. She didn’t sit back and wait for someone else to help her start a music career, she got going and did it herself. Rebecca Hollweg didn’t wait for…

FEM159 Habits of a Successful Musician: Do 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. The habits of a successful musician include doing just 3 things each day. That’s the way I made significant progress in my music career. Including…

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

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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

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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

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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…