musicindustry podcasts

#111 - How to Get a Registered Trademark

What is a trademark and why should every artist get one? How does it differ from a copyright? In today's episode, we...

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#115 - How to Become a Famous Singer

Recently, I came across an oft-asked question: "How do I become a famous singer?" It's so common that Alexa and...

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#116 - Matt Westin on Meeting Danny Trejo on a Slayer Set, Meaningful Music, and Gary Vaynerchuk

Matt Westin's first single, “Our Redneck of the Woods” reached the IndieWorld Country chart and the European Country...

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#117 - Weekly Recap: Takin' Care of (Music) Business

This week, we focused on developing some core music business practices that every artist should have a grasp on:...

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#118 - Art and Activism

The worlds of art and activism have been connected for as long as social structures have existed, however, we're...

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#119 - How to Deal with Hecklers

It happens to the best of us: hecklers. When you're performing at venues, especially bars with drunk audience...

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#120 - Developing a "Sick Policy" for Your Band

It happens. People get sick. But when you have performances or a record on the line, how do you deal with people who...

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#121 - How to Ask For Help From Busy People

In today's episode, we talk about how you can reach music business and industry leaders who are busy. How can your...

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#122 - Mental Health

This week, the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain rocked our world. Countless entertainers, musicians, and...

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#123 - How to Use Exclusivity to Build Loyal Fans, Sell Records, and More

If you want to make people excited (like, really excited) about your e-newsletters, content that you share, or your...

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#124 - Monthly Recap - The Secret to Hacking the Music Business (Storytelling)

We normally do a month-long recap every ~30 days, but today I want to focus on a question that I'm repeatedly asked:...

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#125 - Bree Noble on #MeToo & the Music Industry, Empowering Women, and Professional Musicianship

This week's feature interview is with Bree Noble. Bree had a successful 7-year run as a touring singer/songwriter...

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#126 - How to Save Money on a Rehearsal Space by Using an Alternative

If you're playing in a loud band, chances are that you'll need a place to hold those rehearsals. And if you're in a...

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#127 - Musicians and Affiliate/Influencer Marketing

What is affiliate marketing and how can musicians benefit from this new trend? How can you become an influencer or...

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#128 - Pay to Play and International Tour Buy On Opportunities

A listener asks the question: should I pay for a tour buy on opportunity in Europe? It leads to a bigger set of...

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Instagram Hacks for Bands

How do you get more Instagram followers? Does following other accounts in hopes that they return the favor work?...

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#130 - How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Today we answer the question could you, should you, and why would you file for nonprofit status? There are a lot of...

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#131 - Garrison Snell of Gyrosity Projects on Affordably Launching an Artist's Career

Garrison is 24 years old. He graduated from Belmont University in 2015 and immediately started a business. Month...

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#132 - Weekly Recap: Building a Sustainable Music Career with Finance Hacks (and Habits)

This week, we discussed building better habits for our music business - especially habits that can save money, create...

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#133 - Lasers, Shotguns, and Messages

What's more effective at hitting its target, a shotgun or a laser? It depends. When it comes to your messaging, be it...

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