Full-time musician. Doesn’t that term have a great ring to it? Wouldn’t you love to pursue your passion full-time?

In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I chat with UK based musician Malcolm “Bubba” McCarthy and ask him how he rose through the ranks to become an established and in-demand musician.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 01:01 – Who is Malcom “Bubba” McCarthy?
  • 02:48 – The deficiencies of traditional education
  • 05:57 – Side hustles
  • 06:50 – Playing well vs. social media marketing
  • 08:10 – Revenue streams and taming the tiger
  • 09:12 – Establishing yourself as a quality musician in UK
  • 12:23 – What sort of gear are you using?
  • 16:42 – Getting repeat gigs
  • 19:05 – Being versatile in the music industry
  • 20:32 – How important are music sales for you?
  • 22:24 – The duality of being prolific and perfectionism
  • 24:20 – Michael Jackson and Thriller
  • 25:15 – Are there any books or resources that have helped you on your journey?
  • 27:28 – Building relationships in the industry


Coming soon.

David Andrew Wiebe

Founder & CEO at The Music Entrepreneur HQ
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a performance schedule with Long Jon Lev and Adrenalize. If you'd like to be notified whenever the blog is updated, click here to subscribe.
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