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I Am Z-FLO Podcast
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Helping independent musicians create, launch, and build a successful, sustainable online music career! We equip musicians with the knowledge and tools to live their dreams in the new music industry.
 
Learn what it takes to not only survive in the modern music industry, but thrive. Sit down with legends, risers, songwriters, session musicians, industry execs, etc., as they recount their biggest hits, past failures, battling addictions, racism, sexism, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and even homelessness to get where they are today.
 
Chris G. has been in the Music Business since 2006 as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. “Making It” is not about being on top of the charts, winning mainstream awards, or having millions of social media followers. Though those things are nice, that’s a very small percentage of the industry. “Making It” is about having conversations with people that do what they love full time, instead of being stuck with a career they hate. Throughout his journey, Chris has met many insp ...
 
Guitar Goddess is devoted to incredible female guitar players from all over the world. We feature the latest news, interviews, concert dates and industry events about, and for, female guitarists from as far away as, the U.K. Japan, Sweden and Australia to Canada and the U.S. Here you’ll find female guitarists covering all music genres from folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass to rock and country. Guitar Goddess.com was launched in 1995 to honor the women who have the courage, determination, a ...
 
The Brassy Broadcast is an exploration of ways we create, engage, and communicate more effectively using technology, social media, and non-traditional broadcast platforms.
 
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SynchStories
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SynchStories is a podcast brought to you by the Synchtank team in London and NYC. We talk to music supervisors and other sync licensing professionals about the use of music in TV, film, advertising, video games and other media outputs.
 
The podcast about all things business for music teachers and studio owners. Learn how to brand, market, and grow your music studio. Hear stories of creative music teachers who are taking on other cool entrepreneurial projects. Get answers to your self-employment questions from experts. Hosted by entrepreneur, business coach, and piano teacher, Andrea Miller.
 
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Flute 360
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The Flute 360 podcast incorporates a panoramic view of flute-related topics. The episodes are based on research and Heidi's expertise in the field. Flute 360 is a podcast for the modern-day flutist.
 
Business and career advice for independent musicians. Twenty minute interviews with successful musicians and execs. Learn how to make money, promote your brand and protect yourself legally in the music industry. We are your twenty minute music mentor!
 
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Key Conversations
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Welcome to Key Conversations, where you can connect with the best of the music business, unlocking the secrets to exploding your music career. Presented by In The Key Of Success. Hosted by Cheryl B. Engelhardt, the conversations in Season 1 & 2 are between a special guest and participants of her MX4 Course - the Marketing and branding, Money-Making Motivation Masterclass for musicians. They are singers, songwriters, composers, producers and artists just like you, asking their burning questio ...
 
A daily show for the aspiring musician who wants to revolutionize their career with inspiration + activities. During the week, listeners will learn about specific things they can do that day to advance their career and hear deep dive interviews with insight from creatives and music industry professionals. The show is written and hosted by Simon Tam, author of Music Business Hacks, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, and the Last Stop Booking blog. He is also founder and bassist of danc ...
 
The Motive Unknown Podcast is a monthly talk show around the latest developments in the music industry. Hosted by Darren Hemmings, the show digs through the latest trends in music and tech and also answers questions from listeners relating to both the industry developments and music marketing in general. Dig in!
 
Nuts and bolts discussions on the business and practical aspects of being a composer in the 21st century, with host Dennis Tobenski.
 
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Flute 360 | Episode 34: “An Interview with Christopher Caliendo” (52:42) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Christopher Caliendo who is a guitarist, composer, and a banker. He currently resides in California with his wife (Kristin) and son (Christian Paul). Christopher and Heidi talk about his background, compositional process, and advice for ...…
 
Shannon Curtis is an artist who works as a songwriter, singer, storyteller, recording artist, speaker, and author. Her sixth studio album, entitled Both at the Same Time, is out now, and explores concepts of duality and of holding opposing truths in tension. Curtis and her husband Jamie Hill’s pioneering development of their unique community-dr ...…
 
In our season finale, pianist and #1 Billboard DIY artist Matthew Mayer shares what he did differently with his 12th album that got him to the number 1 slot on the Billboard New Age charts. Do not miss this one! LINKS http://www.matthewmayer.com http://twitter.com/mayersolopiano http://show.co Watch this episode at http://inthekey.co/325 http:/ ...…
 
Today, I'm going to focus on specific tactics that you can use in order to repurpose some of your social media content. Some of this will be dealing specifically with optimization, while other areas of focus will be on efficiency. Resources: If This Then That
 
Automated marketing, drip campaigns, lifecycle emails...these are all terms you might have heard of. Even if you haven't, chances are you've been a part of the sales funnel that marketers have created in order to receive a series of email messages. So how can you take best practices from this area and adopt them into your own email practice? Re ...…
 
A taste of home, overhauling healthcare, and dropping verbal bombs with Castlecomer, Tatum Allsep of Music Health Alliance, and Luke Dick of Republican Hair. One song can really change your life. That's at least the origin story for Australian based band Castlecomer. Bede and Neel of the band let us in how touring the states have been going, ho ...…
 
Rihana and Axl Rose don't have much in common except one thing: displeasure at Donald Trump for having their music used at his rallies. In today's quick episode, we talk about how/when rallies can use your music and what you can (and can't do) to stop it from happening. Related: Episode #71: The Guide to Performing Rights Organizations: ASCAP, ...…
 
In today's episode, I shared specific tactics for asking better questions so that you can get what you want (whether it is better customer service, tech support, or making a pitch).
 
In today's episode, we're going to begin with the activity first. So grab a paper and pencil and get ready to hit that pause button while we deal specifically with your top 25 goals as a musician. Then, we'll share Warren Buffet's secret on getting more done.
 
Flute 360 | Episode 33: “An Interview with Nicole Chamberlain” (32:14) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Nicole Chamberlain who is a flutist and a composer who resides in Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.). She received her Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Georgia. To read Nicole’s full biography, please click here. Episode 33 – M ...…
 
I'm working on a musical! It was never really expected to happen but here I am...and of course, it also comes with lessons that I've found helpful to apply in other areas of the music business as well. Today, I'm sharing my top 5 lessons learned. Resources: Episode #97: Storytelling part 1
 
Pop vocalist and songwriter and DIY video phenomenon Jess Godwin talks about honoring your inner-introvert, making a difference with 8th graders, her "Hagrid moment" and powerfully departing from the label-development conversation. This deep dive conversation explores being a performer, a creative, and an empath. LINKS http://www.jessgodwin.com ...…
 
After a major election, there is usually a group who is elated and one who is in despair. Where they are going - towards greater success or failure - actually depends on perspective. In today's episode, I talk about that perspective and what we can learn to adjust to the major events in our careers.
 
Tabitha Rhys is the author of Love, Music, Madness, a novel about a songwriters whose music journey takes him across the country and behind the mixing board. Although entirely a work of fiction, Love, Music, Madness is inspired by Tabitha’s adventures on the road as an independent musician and in DIY studios during the rise of the digital recor ...…
 
Big props to Belmonts, Curb College of Music for hosting the honest conversation on where women are at in having a chance for equality in music. Recorded live at Columbia Studio A, Cassadee Pope (The Voice and recording artist), Tracy Gershon (artist manager and c0-founder of Change the Conversation), and Leslie Fram (Senior Vice President of M ...…
 
In today's episode, I reflect on what it means to "home" as a musician (and when we need to do some remodeling work on our business). Resources: Episode #118 - Art and Activism Episode #243 - How to Tour Lighter Episode #244 - How to Launch Episode #245 - Putting All Your Eggs Into One Basket Episode #246 - The Best Hack for Getting More Time a ...…
 
In this episode of the Savvy Musicians Show, Leah will be talking about windowing and its usefulness as a launch strategy. First off, Leah unpacks exactly what windowing is and how it has traditionally been used in the film industry to try and maximize revenue for films across platforms. She then looks at who in the music industry the strategy ...…
 
Today's episode focuses on the upcoming elections and what we can learn from candidates vying for your support. From Battle of the Bands, reality tv shows, or trying to get fans to support your work in some kind of way, we have a bit that we can learn from political candidates building a platform.
 
In today's episode, we focus what trais actually make the world's worst manager. What are they like? How do they treat an artist? What responsibilities are they avoiding? In reality, we're our own manager...so we might as well be the best that we can be. Resources: The World's Worst Boss by Seth Godin Music Business Hacks #Episode 8: SMARTER Goals…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 32: “Journal Entry 7” (9:25) In today’s episode, Heidi talks about using technology within your lessons to help your students improve musically. She lists a few websites and technological tools that you can incorporate in-and-out of your student’s lessons. Finally, Heidi will be in the Chicago-land area the last week of Febr ...…
 
Proverbial wisdom will tell you that getting up earlier allows you to get more done...but is that true? Today, we talk about how and when you can work your best as well as find other ways to get another 5,100 hours each year to develop your music career.
 
Musicians like singular ideas and actions. Whether it is a new social media trend, booking SXSW, or trying to get on more playlists, we think these are all magic bullets that can guarantee success. However, those are just different baskets - and we need to avoid going all in on any particular strategy. P.S: If you want to see my newest entrepre ...…
 
Vanessa Ferrer, founder of MerchCat, shares her knowledge of how to make the most of merch. Not having merch means leaving tons of money on the table. Hear about this amazing tool and how it can work for your live show! LINKS http://www.merchcat.com http://web.merchcat.com PROMO CODE : in the episode :) VIDEO at http://inthekey.co/323…
 
I have to take a quick break from the podcast to move Music Studio Startup HQ (and the rest of my life) from Maryland to Missouri! If you haven’t heard the earliest episodes the podcast, now is a good time to catch up. If you want to read about the steps I’ve been taking to close and transition my studio in Maryland, you can check out those det ...…
 
Building a career, managing your career, and all things songs with artist Alex Hall and veteran music publisher Tim Hunze. Alex calls Gainesville, Georgia home but writes songs for himself and other writers in Nashville, TN. He grew up riding horses and playing sports, but music has always been an important part of his life. With encouragement ...…
 
In this episode, we talk about strategies for helping launch a new effort: whether it is a cd release, a new music video, or kicking off a tour, you'll want to have a specific plan in mind for creating the momentum that your music project deserves.
 
Flute 360 | Episode 31: “Journal Entry 6” (13:31) In today’s episode, Heidi shares that she is in the 2ndweek of using Invisalign, and how it is affecting her flute playing. The challenges that come with playing with braces are many, but the opportunity to experience this challenge is great for many reasons. She goes into detail of the benefits ...…
 
Jade Driver is on of the founders of Crowd Surf, along with her business partner Cassie Petrey. Crowd Surf is a marketing company which also handles PR and artist management for artists. The company literally started while they were in college. They went from having Backstreet Boys posters on their walls, to now working with them as a client. C ...…
 
Paul Bateman, a 92-year-old history teacher with a lifelong passion for singing and music, shares his insight on never giving up on his dreams and finally recording his first record at 89. Paul gives some serious encouragement to never give up on what brings you joy, not to mention you're never too old to live out a dream. Links Email Workbook: ...…
 
In today's episode, we talk about how you can tour with less stuff on the road. Really, you have three options: downsizing your gear, working with a strategic partnership, or borrowing it. What makes the most sense for you? Resources: Here are some of my favorite things that are portable and sound great. Guitar amp: ZT Amplifiers (especially th ...…
 
Cindy Hsu is from a slightly different category of entrepreneur than my usual guests, but she has such a great sense of hustle and so many insights to share on building an audience. I know I picked up some gems to apply to my business endeavors! Full show notes available at https://www.musicstudiostartup.com/episode020/…
 
Today's episode is a highlight reel of some of the most important topics covered over the past 16 episodes (at least in my opinion and based on listenership). If you've missed some, now is a good time to get a review for a mini-music business cram school. By the way, be sure to check out We Are the Northern Light's new single out today! Here's ...…
 
Songwriting, stolen weed, and growing your career with John Craigie and Matt Urmy. First, John Craigie jumps in to talk about expectations of connections but a couple of things you should know is that John is a songwriter armed with wit and truth. “the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg.” describes him perfectly. Recently John released a ...…
 
Today's episode is for the introverts out there: you're not alone (even if you want to be). Touring can be extra tough for us so be sure to pay attention and work on some new habits before you hit the road! Resources: My favorite earplugs for sleeping: Mack's Ultrasoft -32db ear plugs My favorite eye mask: Bedtime Bliss Meditation app: Headspac ...…
 
Welcome to the Savvy Musicians Show! This is the podcast that will help you get your music and career to where you have always dreamed it could be. In this episode, we are dealing with a fundamental part of running your brand in the current climate and that is how to utilize a particular area of social media, namely Facebook Groups. Things have ...…
 
Today's episode contains some of my remarks from the National Conference on Free Speech at Duquesne University, shared earlier in the day (October 21st). I believe the First Amendment is something that is important for all creators, especially to push for social change. I hope you enjoy this talk and my story.…
 
Today's episode was inspired by Jet Li: it is a reminder to review who owns what. When it comes to things like your music, your name, and even your images, it's important to know (and not just assume) who owns what, especially if you have licensing/distribution deals, work in a band or partnership, and are actively touring. Resources: Why Jet L ...…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 30: “Journal Entry 5” (4:28) In today’s episode, Heidi discusses the start of her music listening journal. She encourages young musicians to listen to compositions from start to finish. This way the listener follows the composer along their musical journey. For example, not only listening to all of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 ...…
 
FOMO, or Fear of Missing Out, is a powerful human emotion that gets people to act. Have you ever thought about the principles behind it and how you can use it to sell more tickets, get more fans to sign up on your mailing list, or to help with your crowdfunding campaign? Today, talk about 6 ways you can use FOMO in your music business. Resource ...…
 
In today's episode, I talk about my favorite and most influential non-music business books that have radically changed my own outlook and approach to music business. Resources: Music Business Hacks (free download!) Books mentioned: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell The War of Art by Steven Pressfield All Marketers Are Lia ...…
 
Most companies overcomplicate branding. Tim Ferriss has one of my favorite definitions on branding, and that’s “consistently over-delivering the same one or two values to your 1,000 true fans.” Branding is what people think of you or your company, and that’s influenced by the value you provide to your audience and your behavior around providing ...…
 
Today I talk with Katherine Forbes, the go-to woman for creating your music website. Learn some of the secrets that Katherine uses when creating a musician's website. From selecting pictures to colors, to fonts, we discuss the process of creating your ideal website. Links Mentioned: Katherine's website-https://www.designingtherow.com/ Music Biz ...…
 
Today, we talk about how image impacts music, especially the unconscious signals that we provide to others. Image is more than just the clothes you wear: it also is your venue, your lighting, what the merch tables looks like, and how you physically perform your music. As you think about what image is, consider how you can control the signals yo ...…
 
A lot of entrepreneurial stories have meandering starts, often with setbacks and challenges that test a founder’s dedication and perseverance as much as the business idea itself. Today’s guest has one of those stories, but she stuck it out and made it to the other side. Here’s our conversation! Full show notes available at https://www.musicstud ...…
 
In today's episode, I go a bit deeper into the idea of finding unconventional ways into the opportunities we're seeking. Whether it is SXSW, Sundance, or a particular college where you'd like to perform, we should approach opportunities with creativity and enthusiasm. Resources: Episode 30: Hacks for Booking Colleges Episode 165: How to Book Co ...…
 
Producing, discoverability in 2018, and new music with Dustin Burnett (aka Zayde Wolf) and Lincoln Parish (aka Parish f/t). Parish f/t is a record producer, songwriter, and guitarist based in Nashville, TN who has worked with artists including Lissie, The Moxies, Run River North, Rebecca Roubion, American Idol’s Paul McDonald and Lucinda Willia ...…
 
This past weekend, I caught an unexpected show while eating dinner at a restaurant. It definitely wasn't the environment for a performer but many of us have been there before. In today's episode, we talk about how to make the most out of those situations and turn them around.
 
Flute 360 | Episode 29: “Journal Entry 4” (19:52) In today’s episode, Heidi discusses the underlining life lessons she is taking from her part-time job being a show note writer. The guests and panelists on these podcast shows are talking about coding, programming, and developing computer software and/or codes; however, there are core lessons to ...…
 
Want to learn more about the business of trailer music? Check out this recording from a recent webinar we hosted with Emily Weber, Position Music's VP of Creative Licensing - Trailers | Promos | International. We take a deep dive into the types of trailers out there, best practices for finding and pitching for trailer sync opportunities, emergi ...…
 
The questions I receive the most are related to touring and building a fanbase. Regardless of where you are in your career, whether you’re just starting out or have been grinding for a long time but you’re just not where you want to be in your career, this episode is ideal for you. In this episode, I expand on and string together some clips fro ...…
 
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