musicindustry podcasts

#180 - Hacking Sponsorships pt. 3 - Finding Your "It Factor"

In today's episode, we focus on activities designed specifically for you to find your "it factor," that which makes...

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#181 - Hacking Sponsorships pt. 4 - Connecting with Sponsors

So you've created a compelling pitch. You understand what makes you unique. Now, it's time to demonstrate how a...

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#182 - Hacking Sponsorships pt. 5 - Making Your List of Sponsors

Today, we're going to focus on an activity that could help you find your connections and lead to your first...

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#183 - Hacking Sponsorships pt. 6 - Places to Find Even More Sponsors

We're building on the techniques discussed this week to talk about even more places where you can fin potential...

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#184 - Hacking Sponsorships pt. 7 - How to Ask for What You Want

In today's episode, we talk about how to get what you want. When it comes to sponsorships and endorsement deals, how...

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#186 - The Secret to Getting a Sponsorship Deal

For the past 8 episodes, we've been talking about sponsorship hacks - everything from pitching a potential sponsor to...

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#185 - Interview: How Whitherward Got Subaru to Sponsor Their European Tour

Today we sit down with indie-folk/Americana band, Whitherward. Their inspirational story highlights a creative...

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#187 - How to be a Social Media Rockstar (DIY Musician Conference speech)

I delivered one of the main addresses at the CD Baby D.I.Y Musician Conference in Nashville, TN on social media...

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#188 - Don't work harder. Work smarter

Yes, it's important to work hard. But its just as important to work smarter. Today, we talk about the secret to doing...

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#189 - How Musicians Can Improve Their Stage Banter

We've all been to shows where the music might be great but any kind of conversation between songs is lackluster....

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#190 - How to Find Your Niche

If what you believe is your niche is shared by many others, how do you set yourself apart? If you're unsure of what...

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#191 - Overcoming Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome

You're not alone: almost every artist is filled with doubt about their vocation and passion. In today's episode, I...

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#192 - How Frankie Ray Gets 2-3 Shows Booked per Day

Currently in the studio recording toward what will be her next album, singer/songwriter/guitarist Frankie Raye is...

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#193 - August Recap: Checking in Your Midyear Goals

In today's episode, we talk about some of the best ideas discussed over the past month. Everything from the big...

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#195 - How to Properly Advance Every Show

When it comes to your shows, you want to make sure that every detail is covered and confirmed before you get there....

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#196 - Why Music Genealogy is Important to Your Music

Music genealogy is the study of where music came from: how did certain movements and genres arise and what are the...

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#197 - How to Create the Best Stage Plot and Input List

If you're playing live shows, you should have an updated stage plot and input list that is accurate, easy to read,...

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#198 - How to Captivate an Audience from Start to Finish

Today, we talk about what it takes to captivate an audience. What grabs their attention? What keeps them engaged?...

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#199 - What Working Security for Venues Taught Darren Linder About the Music Business

Darren Linder is drummer for Portland band, The Shrike. But in addition to handling percussion, he is the band's...

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#200 - Becoming a Lifelong Learner of Music Business

Today, I recap the best ideas shared over the past week and reflect on what it means to be a lifelong learner when it...

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