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Rick Barker is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN. He is a manager, entrepreneur, author, and consultant focusing on the recent changes in the music business. By sharing his experience and insider tips, he helps his clients understand the music business and fast-tracks their steps to success. While those things describe his business life, the titles that he loves most are the ones which describe his personal life: Sober, Christian, Husband, and Father. Ric ...
 
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In this episode, Rick shares what you can do to support your favorite artist during these crazy times. Plus he walks you through The 5 Keys To Success To Breakthrough With Your Music... www.rickbarker.com/breakthrough Watch Facebook Fan Support Video Here --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this po…
 
In today's episode, Rick speaks with Johnny Cloherty from Songfluencer.com about how to get Influencers to promote your music. www.songfluencer.com www.rickbarker.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support…
 
Today you are introduced to Tim Westergren from Sessions. Sessions is a platform to assist musician's with their "Live Streams" and helps them get paid. www.sessionslive.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support…
 
Let me first off say thank you for just going over 500,000 listens on this podcast. I am honored. In this episode, I talk about the importance of your music and how you need to get it right to be successful. I also share a trick to test it out. I introduce you to a "one of a kind" FB Group started and run by Graham Cochrane from Recording Revolutio…
 
In this episode, Rick answers questioned submitted by the listeners. Listen in on some great insight and suggestions. www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic www.rickbarker.com/resources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support…
 
In a world where listening to music is free, sometimes Indie Artist need to take on a "Side Hustle" to make money. In this episode, Rick gives some great ideas. www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic www.rickbarker.com/resources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-ind…
 
Today I discuss the 4 types of Influencers and who I feel is the most important. Articles referenced in the podcast: https://blog.iconosquare.com/guide-to-social-media-influencers https://medium.com/swlh/nano-influencers-who-they-are-and-why-they-matter-c4278cc95d8f Follow Rick everywhere: www.rickbarker.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anc…
 
Cover songs are a great way to build an audience, and with the proper license, you can get paid. In this episode of the podcast, Rick speaks with Larry Mills from We Are The Hits. They discuss what you need in order to monetize your cover songs on YouTube. They also take a glance at where they feel Facebook will be when it comes to monetization of …
 
In this episode, Rick interviews Council Band. These guys have built up an audience of over 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and they share how. They will also share the exact strategy on how to reach out to new fans through social media including the exact script they use. The value in this episode is PRICELESS. www.socialmediaformusic.com www…
 
We post, and we post, but how do we know if what we are doing is working. In today's episode, Rick walks you through what he does with his IG account to see what is and isn't working. You can see a video version of this podcast on his YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusicLearn more about Rick at www.rickbarker.com--- Send in a voi…
 
In this episode, Rick talks with Scotty Willbanks who is the keyboard player for Luke Bryan. With so many musician's and road guys out of work because of COVID, he wrote this song that some major superstars played on including Brad Paisley, Steve Warner and Jonathan Cain of Journey. All proceeds benefit Music Cares You can see the video and listen …
 
In this episode, Rick talks about what Artist Development truly means, what to focus on and what to avoid. He will also share one of the most ridiculous emails he has received lately. Resources mentioned: www.singingsuccess.com www.beatacademy.com www.rickbarker.com/resources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/m…
 
In this episode, Rick dives into a recent Spotify Blog Article. You can read the entire article here: https://artists.spotify.com/blog/behind-the-playlists-your-questions-answered-by-our-playlist-editors Follow Rick on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rickbarkermusic/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messag…
 
Every Artist wants their song on the radio. In this episode, I share a portion of an hour-long conversation with Program Director JR Schumann of Sirius XM The Highway. If you would like to hear the entire episode click here https://rickbarker.com/JR This is relevant no matter what genre of music... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mus…
 
I get asked every day "What should I post on Social Media?" Today we discuss that in detail and also for the first time I am doing a joint Podcast at YouTube Video. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic Free Social Media Presentation www.socialmediaformusic.com Management Presentation www.managemymusiccareer.com --- Send i…
 
Are you making the necessary changes to handle adversity in your business? It is not too late, to shift your focus. The work you out in now will absolutely change the game for you... www.socialmediaformusic.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-bluep…
 
This episode was recorded a week after the World had its eyes opened once again. I Pray there is REAL Change this time. www.rickbarker.com Instagram @rickbarkermusic TikTok @rickbarkermusic --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support…
 
If you have followed Rick at all you have heard him refer to Dawn Beyer. Dawn made over $74,000 in her first year doing Facebook Lives. In this episode, Rick catches up with Dawn to discuss what is working now and how artists can tap into the world of Live Streaming and use it to generate income. www.rickbarker.com/dawn --- Send in a voice message:…
 
In this episode we talk about a strategy that helped one band sell over 24,000 physical CDs by "Tour Hacking." Today we can use the same strategies with "Virtual Tour Hacking." Get ready to take lots of notes... www.rickbarker.com/music2020 If you are seeing this after June 3rd 2020 the link will still work... --- Send in a voice message: https://a…
 
In the episode, Rick speaks with Alex Zaccaria from Linktr.ee. Linktree is such a powerful tool and they discuss some of the new updates and best practices. If you are not familiar with it, it is an app that allows you to take full advantage of only being able to use one link on Instagram. Get free membership here: Linktr.ee Get free resources at w…
 
Wow! 200 Episodes... In this episode, Rick takes a look back and a look forward and he shares some of his favorite episodes from the past, the best way to listen to the podcast, and what to expect for the future... www.rickbarker.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.…
 
What are you doing to get creative during this shutdown? Travis Scott did a virtual concert inside of Fortnite... www.rickbarker.com www.indiestreamingbible.com/mib www.indiestreamingbible.com/youtube/mib --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/s…
 
In this episode, Rick is excited to be joined by Grammy Award-winning Songwriter and Producer Seth Mosley. They talk about what has kept him on top with 28 #1 songs to his credit. Get access to a video conversation and some great resources by visiting: www.rickbarker.com/resources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-bluepr…
 
Rick talks with Artist Dan Managan who is using his Company Side Door to Ticket Online Shows and the results have been amazing! www.sidedooraccess.com www.rickbarker.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support…
 
In this episode, Rick talks with Jason Grishkoff who is the founder of Submithub. Its mission is to efficiently and transparently connect artists with curators. https://www.submithub.com https://www.rickbarker.com http://www/indiestreamingbible.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: …
 
In this episode, Rick talks with Jimmy Rhodes from the Indie Rock Label FiXT. They discuss the industry as a whole and what they are doing with their artist to generate additional revenue streams during the pandemic. FiXT has made a big impact in the world of Video Gaming and Jimmy shares their approach. www.rickbarker.com FiXT https://instagram.co…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Rick talks about what we cannot do in person but gives some alternatives that will help you advance and still keep people safe... Vocals, Songwriting, Touring, Recording...... You can check out these resources here: www.rickbarker.com/resources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/m…
 
The date is March 16th, 2020 and much of the world is dealing with the Corona Virus. Many places instituting mandatory shutdowns of large gatherings like concerts, sporting events, even restaurants. This is a great opportunity for creatives as Rick explains... www.rickbarker.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprin…
 
In this episode, Rick talks about ways an artist can avoid getting sick. This is also something we should practice every day anyway. Resources from this episode www.rickbarker.com www.anchor.fm --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support…
 
We are all Digital Marketers! Today more than ever you need to be at the top of your game. Rick talks with one of the best Omari MC. They go deep in strategy and what an artist can do today to stick out in a crowded space. Rick also takes a question from a listener on what to do before and after releasing a project. Connect with Omari at https://ww…
 
Having access to your music and publishing information in one place is so valuable. In this episode, Rick introduces you to a cool new tool to do just that. Plus you will meet the guy behind one of the most helpful Instagram pages out there https://www.instagram.com/avoranowcom/ Musicspace: https://musicspace.io/ Karan Instagram: https://www.instag…
 
So often, creatives launch into a project with no plan. That must change if they want success. In this episode, Rick talks about Clarity, Vision Boards, tools and resources to get that and how to effectively show up every day. www.rickbarker.com Check out The Life On Fire Challenge --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-bluep…
 
I have been approached people wanting my opinion on the Taylor Swift Netflix documentary. So in the episode, I give it and I share some early observations that might surprise you on why her fans love her so much. I also answer a listener question on what to do before and after releasing a song... www.rickbarker.com What To Do Before Releasing a Son…
 
What are you doing to surround yourself with the right people. Who is in your "Circle of Influence?" The DIY Music Conference is coming up and you need to be there. In this Episode Rick will address these weeks question from a listener about having a Live Music Producer. www.rickbarker.com www.socialmediaformusic.com www.managemymusiccareer.com Tom…
 
At the recording of this episode the world mourns the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and others. Rick talks about that and we jump into our first round of Q&A. www.rickbarker.com www.socialmediaformusic.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-bluepr…
 
Social Networking Do's and Don'ts: In this episode, Rick goes over some of the most common mistakes people make when reaching out on Social Media. Get show resources and leave rick a voice message at https://www.rickbarker.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/musi…
 
I just got back from a Marketing Cruise with some amazing people who have incredible online businesses. I share some great takeaways in this episode... Connect with Daniel Den https://www.facebook.com/DanielDenOficial Connect with Rick FREE TRIAL of Click Funnels --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport…
 
In this episode, Rick discusses the value and ways to create "Superfans." He talks about the book he is listening to called "Superfans" by Pat Flynn. Here are the resources he discussed in the podcast. www.audible.com www.patflynn.com www.rickbarker.com Follow Rick on Instagram at @rickbarkermusic --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/musi…
 
I just saw a great movie on Netflix starring Eddie Murphy called "Dolemite Is My Name." These lessons are very applicable for all creatives:--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support
 
In today's episode Rick talks about the podcast he listens to and gives his recommendations for you.Link to Feedpost Top 15 Music Marketing Blogs www.rickbarker.comMust Listen To Podcast: All of these are linked to Spotify. DIY Music PodcastThe Savvy Musician Show Creative JuiceMade It In MusicSocial Media MarketingThe Sunny ShowPerpetual TrafficPl…
 
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