Performing Live

FEM181 Connecting With Fans Across The Globe With Jenn Bostic

connecting with fans

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

artist development

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…

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…

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…

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 in an online class, I jumped at the opportunity to have…

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…

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…

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…

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…

FEM137 When & How To Suggest An Artist Booking Contract, Deposit or Guarantee with Tara B & Bree Noble

artist booking contract

Don’t get caught in a sticky situation. Having an artist booking contract is a smart idea for artists who gig frequently. Tara B shares what she learned through her own experiences. Do you have an artist booking contract? Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned so it’s always a good idea to have a clear…

FEM135 The Best Concert Venues You’ve Probably Never Explored with Lisa Lynne

best concert venues

Finding the best concert venues can be a struggle for any artist. Lisa Lynne stopped by to share some of her own secrets that lead her to writing her brand new book. Last time I met with Lisa Lynne, on Episode 27, she was just starting to write her book, How to Succeed at Self-Produced…

FEM129 Creating A Deep Connection With Her Fans Through Live Performance with Rehya Stevens

live performance

Growing up around the music industry, Rehya Stevens knew as a teenager that her passion for music would lead her to be a professional musician. Learn how she uses a live performance to connect with her audience. For the last 17 years, Rehya Stevens has been an independent artist, becoming a successful session and live…

FEM119 How To Promote A Show with Facebook Messenger

how to promote a show

Have you wondered how to promote a show? Facebook Messenger offers a new and fun way to connect with your audience and keep them abreast of upcoming events. Watch and read on to learn how I use Messenger and ManyChat to engage with my audience and grow my business. Today we talk about how to…

FEM106 How To Plan Mini Tours with Gabi Huckins

mini tours

Gabi Huckins was with us today to talk about how to plan profitable mini tours. Gabi comes with loads of experience managing bands and planning tours. Starting out as a teenager, Gabi currently works in commercial music but her side hustle consists of managing and consulting with bands helping them plan mini tours. While there…

FEM102 Artist Booking & Finding Your Audience with Nancy Moran

artist booking

Nancy Moran was with us to talk about artist booking. As the co-founder of Azalea Music, she is a mentor to artists helping them pave the way for their music career. Getting a late start in music and having worked her way through struggles hasn’t slowed Nancy down. She has spent a great deal of time helping…