Streams of Income for Musicians

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

music PR

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…

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…

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…

FEM163 The Smiling Girl of Blues Bands with Bridget Kelly

blues bands

fanBridget Kelly loves her fans and spends a lot of time engaging with them but the best way she connects with them, and others, is simply by being kind. One of the greatest female-fronted blues bands is The Bridget Kelly Blues Band, an electronic blues band. Their latest CD, Blues Warrior, was released on June…

FEM156 Why A Self Employed Musician Needs Multiple Streams of Income

self employed musician

As a self employed musician, it’s crucial to have different streams of income. In this podcast, you’ll learn why it’s smart to diversify. It’s important for a self employed musician to diversify their income streams and not depend on one particular source of cash flow. Employing  a combination of things such as performing live, live…

FEM155 3 Concert Tips To Improve Audience Connection & Enjoyment That Have Nothing To Do With Musicianship

concert tips

What I learned from attending a Gordon Lightfoot concert that had nothing to do with his amazing talent and everything to do with audience connection. Today I share 3 concert tips that can be used across venues and genres to improve audience connection and enjoyment. I recently attended a Gordon Lightfoot concert and although I had…

FEM153 Making Money Making Music At Home

making music at home

Today’s episode focuses on making music at home and income streams you can establish from them. Making music at home can be a profitable business in a variety of ways, from teaching lessons to busking online. The Profitable Musician Summit is all about making money in a variety of ways, not just touring or performing…

FEM151 How To Make Money Playing Music Live

How To Make Money Playing Music

Want to know how to make money playing music live? Listen to these snippets of the Profitable Musician Summit. Have you been wondering how to make money playing music? The Profitable Musician Summit is a free 10 day summit running from May 1st through May 10th and you won’t want to miss it! You’ll hear…

FEM150 How Do Music Artists Make Money?

how do music artists make money

Having multiple income streams is the key to success as a musician. Attend the FREE Profitable Musician Summit to learn which ones to implement and which ones to cast aside. How do music artists make money? With multiple income streams, of course! This week I am so excited to announce the huge project I have…

FEM149 Introducing…The Profitable Musician Summit

profitable musician

The Profitable Musician Summit features 39 independent musicians and industry professionals who will present topics over 10 days. The Profitable Musician Summit takes you behind the scenes to see just how musicians profit from their music. It’s happening May 1st through May 10th and is chock full of expert speakers from around the music industry…

FEM144 Music Crowdfunding for Instrumentalists with Brass Chick Kate Amrine

music crowdfunding

In our first interview with a female brass player, Kate Amrine talks about music crowdfunding and how she made music a full time career through teaching and performing. When she started music crowdfunding, Kate Amrine was surprised by how many strangers wanted to support her campaign. It wasn’t the random people that made the difference,…

FEM142 How To Make Money Selling Music Online & At Live Shows Without Being “Sales-y”

how to make money selling music online

Don’t feel shy, uncomfortable or even pushy about selling your music. Offering items for sale gives your audience a way to support you and thank you. Struggling with how to make money selling music online? No one wants to feel like they are being sleazy or tacky when asking for sales. Today, I will share…