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064 – Getting Your Mindset Right as a Musician

A strong mindset is essential if you want to achieve big things in your music career. Sometimes, moving forward in your endeavors is a test of the will, and your mindset will determine how far you make it. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share...

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062 – Your Questions Answered Part 1

I recently received a few general questions regarding music and the music industry. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I field four questions that came through my email, and offer my own perspective on the subject matter. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 –...

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060 – Go With The Flow

No matter how well you plan, things can fall through the cracks. Sometimes, they will go horribly askew. It happens to everyone. So, it’s not about trying to dodge difficult situations. It’s about how you respond to them. In this episode of The New Music Industry...

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059 – Why Read Books?

Is it worth reading books? How much time should you put into it? How can it assist with your personal growth? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share why I choose to invest in my personal development. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 – Disclaimer 00:56 –...

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056 – General Update: August 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve done any kind of personal- or career-based update. But I feel like some of the changes I’ve been making to my work life warrant a proper announcement. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share what I’ve been up to this...

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055 – The Importance of Ongoing Self-Education for Musicians

I’m a big believer in self-education. Formal education can teach us a great deal, but its influence only extends so far. If we stop learning, we stop growing, and unfortunately many people stop learning after they leave high school or college. In this episode of The...

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054 – 10 Types of Emails to Send Your Fans

So, you’ve been building your email list. Now what? Many artists struggle with what email to send their fans and end up falling behind the eight ball. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share 10 types of emails you could be sending to your fans....

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053 – 5 Monetization Opportunities for Blogging Musicians

Would you consider yourself a blogging musician? Did you know that there are many ways to make money from your blog? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explore five opportunities you can take advantage of as a blogging musician. Podcast Highlights:...

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052 – The Basics of Music Copyright

Are you worried about someone stealing your music? Are you trying to figure out the exact process for how to register your songs? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explain the basics of music copyright. Podcast Highlights; 00:14 – Music copyright...

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051 – The 6 Types of Summer & How to Interpret Them

Summer is here in full force. What type of summer have you been experiencing so far? In my experience, there are essentially six types of summers that exist. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, you’ll learn about how these seasonal changes can affect...

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048 – How to Create Engaging Video Content as a Musician

Do you create video content? Are you using YouTube to promote your music? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explain how to create great quality videos that engage your fan base. If you’ve ever asked yourself what it takes to create unique video...

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047 – How do I Promote My Forthcoming Single?

Releasing music is a fact of being a musician. Marketing is the part that sometimes doesn’t come as naturally. You can have a lot of fun with your marketing once you get the hang of it. But just like learning to ride a bicycle, it can be a bit of a challenge to figure...

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046 – The Rise of Creative Alchemy Part 2

In the last episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I compared music entrepreneurship to creative alchemy. But I wanted to go deeper into creative alchemy as a practice, and that’s what I focus on in this episode. Find out why so many artists and creative...

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045 – The Rise of Creative Alchemy

Have you ever taken inventory of all the skills and talents you possess? Are you leveraging them to the degree you could be? We as musicians aren’t just creatives anymore. We aren’t just business people either. We’re creative alchemists. In this episode of The New...

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044 – Is One Hit Song All You Need?

Don’t get me wrong – one hit song can make a big difference in your career. And we should all be grateful should such an opportunity present itself. It is all you need to “make it” in the music industry though? Is that how you’ll make the greatest impact possible? I...

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043 – Why You Should Join a Mastermind Group as a Musician

Have you ever heard of mastermind groups? What are they? Who are they for? Should you be a part of one? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explain the importance of joining and actively participating in mastermind groups. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 –...

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041 – How to Set Up a Membership Site as a Musician

It can be extremely challenging to establish a predictable income in the music industry. But it seems like many musicians are trying the same things hoping for different results, which is the definition of insanity. Ready to try something different? In this episode of...

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038 – Making Your Own Rules

If you don’t feel like you’re making progress in your career, you have no one to blame but yourself. Perhaps you haven’t even thought about what you’re trying to accomplish, or what steps you need to take to get there. The best way to make steady progress? Make your...

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037 – Flashes of Elation: Gratitude

Do you practice gratitude in your daily life? How important do you think it is to be thankful for where you are and what you have right now? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I look at the importance of saying “thank you” in our daily lives. Podcast...

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036 – Taking Ownership in Your Life & Your Career

Ownership is one of the most important concepts I could teach anyone in the music industry. Many people do not take responsibility for their lives, let alone their careers. They blame outside circumstances and other people for their lack of results and success. In...

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035 – Career Update: Q1 of 2017

I’m finally back with another career update. I know this is something you guys enjoy, so I didn’t want to leave you hanging. Have a listen to this quick episode to get caught up on how things have been going in the last 90 days. In this episode of The New Music...

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034 – Flashes of Elation: Finances

Do you struggle with your finances as a creative? What about pricing your products? Do you have a system for managing your money? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share a chapter from my upcoming book titled “Finances.” I also share the Tony...

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033 – How to be Liked & Build a Better Reputation

Has your reputation been tarnished? Have you burned bridges without thinking twice? Are you trying to build or rebuild your standing? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I discuss how you can create better relationships with others. These ideas will...

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032 – Flashes of Elation: Frustration

Have you ever felt frustrated in your creative efforts? What causes you to be exasperated? Has frustration ever stopped you from moving forward in your art? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I explore why we become frustrated, turning weaknesses into...

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031 – Flashes of Elation: Jobs

Oh, the dreaded day job. When will you ever break free from it so you can dedicate your time to your creative expression? There are many ways to support your creative work. And sometimes, the work you do as an artist will become self-sustaining. But this is not a...

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030 – Flashes of Elation: Passion

Are you passionate about what you do? Does it help you push forward when things are difficult? Are you in an endless and hopeless pursuit of what your life purpose and passion is supposed to be? Do you believe everything is pre-determined? In this episode of The New...

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028 – Flashes of Elation: Perfectionism

How is perfectionism holding you back in your artistic career? Are you still trying to measure up to the impossible standards of perfection? In this episode of The New Music Industry podcast, I look at what perfectionism has meant to me over the years, how I’ve...

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027 – 6 Office Essentials for Music Entrepreneurs

Do you feel organized or frazzled? How are you keeping track of everything you need to do from week to week? Are you prioritizing the right tasks, or are you just working on things as they come? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I look at how to use a...

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026 – Top 10 The Music Entrepreneur HQ Posts of 2016

What are some of the most read and viewed posts on The Music Entrepreneur website? What keeps readers coming back for more? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I look at the top 10 posts from 2016. Download the PDF transcription Podcast Highlights:...

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025 – 6 Impacting Books I Read in 2016

There is a wealth of knowledge available in books you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why I continue to read 52 books per year. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I look at the best books I read in 2016. Download the PDF transcription Podcast...

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024 – 2016 in Review

2016 is over. Whenever another year comes to an end, I like to take some time to process it. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I review the year, what I accomplished, and where I fell short. Download the PDF transcription Podcast Highlights: 00:14 I’m...

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023 – 7 Productive Things to do During the Holiday Season

2017 is almost here. So, what are you doing to prepare for the year ahead? Have you reflected on 2016? Have you set new goals? It can be hard to know what to do this time of year. A lot of people slow things down and kick it back for a while. Is that the best thing...

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022 – Merry Christmas & Thank You

Christmas greetings! 2016 has been an excellent year for me and for The Music Entrepreneur, and I look forward to another amazing year in 2017. Thank you so much for sticking with me, and I look forward to connecting with you. Podcast Highlights: 00:14 Holiday...

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021 – Career Update: November 2016

November has been another crazy month. How have things been going for you (seriously, I want to know)? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I discuss what I’ve been working on, and how things have been progressing with my projects. Podcast Highlights:...

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020 – The Music Entrepreneur Traffic Analysis 2016

Will you be taking the time to reflect on this last year? Will you be gleaning lessons from what went right and what went wrong? I know I will be. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share invaluable lessons I learned from building my website...

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019 – Recording Music & Getting it Placed – with Juno Award Winning Songwriter and Artist Helen Austin

Ever thought about pursuing licensing and placement opportunities with TV, commercials, movies, and video games? Wouldn’t you love to be able to create and record music entirely from home? This is exactly what Helen Austin has done, and continues to do. Not that she doesn’t work really hard, mind you. In this episode of The New Music Industry podcast, I have a great conversation with Juno Award winning Helen Austin.

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018 – Career Update: October 2016

I’m back with another career update in this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, and discuss everything from my music, my performance schedule, all the way over to the podcast, my books, what I’m learning right now, and more.

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017 – If You Care About Your Music Career, Don’t Be A Jerk

In the long run, being a jerk will do more harm than good for your music career. And once you have a bad reputation, it will take a lot of effort to reverse that image. In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, we look at why you should be aware of how you conduct yourself while you’re building your music career.

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016 – 5 Things I Learned From Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World by Don & Alex Tapscott

There’s some talk in the industry about the blockchain and what it can do for the music industry. Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about? Have you found it challenging to understand what’s actually being discussed? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I share with you what I learned from reading Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Revolution.

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015 – 5 Things I Learned From The Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World’s Greatest Investor by Robert G. Hagstrom, Jr.

A lot of people talk about investments. But what most people aren’t willing to admit is that they know very little about how they work, why they’re important, and how much money they’re paying to have their portfolios managed. In this episode of the podcast, I share five insights from the book, The Warren Buffett Way, in an effort to clarify the sometimes confusing and scary world of investing.

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013 – Career Update: September 2016

What have I been up to since my last thrilling career update? Why was there a bit of an interruption in content creation during the summer? Where has all the old content gone? All this and much more in the latest episode of The New Music Industry Podcast.

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012 – What the Music Industry Can Learn from Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is dominating the mobile app market, and its success has added $7.5 billion to Nintendo’s market value. What can the music industry from the augmented reality video game? Could we create a game or app that’s just as fun as Pokémon? Could we make music more fun and exciting again?…

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011 – The Importance of Reading Books in Personal Development

Leaders are readers – or so they say. But what is the value in reading books? What can we gain from books that we can’t elsewhere? Why is reading an essential activity to foster ongoing personal development. In this episode, we explore the value of reading, and why every music entrepreneur should make it a priority…

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010 – Do You Have Mentorship in Your Life?

Do you have a mentor? A mentor is someone that leads and guides you in a specific area of life – personal growth, business, sports, music, or other. We all look up to different people, but not always for a good reason. We all listen to people and sometimes internalize opinions and viewpoints, but sometimes not to our own benefit. Let’s explore the value of mentorship…

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009 – The Value of Personal Development in Building a Music Career

What is personal development? Why do some people choose a path of personal growth, and why do others not? How do you get on a personal growth program? And more importantly, does self-help really apply to a music career? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, I seek to answer these questions in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner…

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008 – Get in the game – don’t just sit on the sidelines

What kind of person are you? Do you take life by the horns, or do you observe from the sidelines until you decide that it’s “safe to play”? We are in exciting times, but the spoils of the age will go to those who take a proactive approach to their careers. What are you doing today to move your career forward? Get in the game – don’t just sit on the sidelines!…

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007 – What does it mean to adapt, grow, and thrive in the information age?

The industrial age has come to an end, and we are firmly in the information age. What exactly does that mean for the music industry and musicians at large? How have things changed? How do we adapt, grow, and even thrive in the times we now occupy? These are exciting times if you know how to make the most of them. In this podcast episode, you will learn how…

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006 – What are the 11 components of the new music industry?

The music industry has changed, and it continues to morph and evolve. So what exactly is the shape of today’s industry? What components is it made up of? It used to be that we could easily fit every piece neatly into the 4 P’s of the music industry, but is that still the case? In this podcast episode, you will learn what the 11 elements of the new music industry are…

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005 – Is the music industry still made up of 4 distinct fronts?

What are the four fronts of music? We could also refer to these as the 4 P’s of the music industry. They are: 1) artist and product development, 2) promotion, 3) publicity, and 4) performance. Each of these four components is still relevant today, though we are seeing less of artist development in today’s business. In this episode of the podcast, I examine these four fronts…

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003 – The Value of Having Your Own Website as a Musician – with Ross Barber of Electric Kiwi

Have you ever asked yourself whether or not you should have a website as a musician? In this episode of The New Music Industry Podcast, David Andrew Wiebe connects with Glasgow web and graphic designer Ross Barber. They chat about web design, building a website as a musician, communication etiquette in the music business, writing a book, building an email list, and much more…

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