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I’m so excited to announce that I’m giving an intimate interview at Art&Heart’s Sacred Artistry Summit coming up on May 12th, 13th, and 14thAnd {{ contact.FIRSTNAME }} I’ve got a free ticket for you!Created with love by my friend, award-winning recording artist Honey Larochelle. She and I will be talking about why your authentic personal brand is the key to success.There's a killer lineup of artists, creatives, and leaders in the entertainment industry. You will receive actionable steps to increase your income, status, or creativity. Plus there will be MANY high-value giveaways.Sign up now and grab your spot right away so you don’t miss out.The intention of the Art&Heart’s Sacred Artistry Summit is to...remind you that you are HIGH VALUE and sacredreignite your sparkgive you a sneak peek at what's possible beyond your limiting beliefsThere will be about 20 of us, showing up, sharing how we did it, how we do it, and what we are about to do.Consider this an exclusive invitation to a private party. A party where all the keys to your success are being passed around on hors d'oeuvres trays.I know the entire team is most definitely committed to helping you build a dope-ass life and career. You just gotta show up.❤️Grab your free ticket here!Honey is my guest today. A veteran soul vocalist, Honey Larochelle has spent over a decade touring the world with, writing songs for, and singing backgrounds for legendary artists we all know and love, including Roberta Flack, Macy Gray, Joss Stone, Lorde, and many others. She’s the inventor of ‘The SeaSavers’ Singer Straw’, a uniquely designed vocal warm-up tool built to make voice exercise safer and more effective for singers and professional speakers. Honey uses Reiki, strategy, and leadership to transform the lives of the artists in her Sacred Artistry program. All in all, Honey Larochelle is a loving, trusting, vulnerable woman, committed to making a lasting impact on herself, her peers, her clients, her fans, and the world. Honey offers beautiful advice about artists and their money mindset. 
It’s time to talk about what happens after the show. Listen as I tell you about the time I danced on stage with Jane's Addiction and Joe Perry at Lollapalooza and the post-performance depression that followed. Perry Knoppert is a mad multipotentialite misfit. He says "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes ... the ones who see things differently…" So obviously, I had to invite him on the show. Creator of the Octopus Movement, dr. Octopus is a nonlinear thinker creating a global mycelium network of atypical thinkers. For links and a transcript visit dianefoy.com/081
You’ve heard me say that I help multi-passionate artists, musicians, and actors slide into the spotlight with the impact and income to match, but maybe you’ve wondered what exactly does that mean?Have you ever thought to yourself:“If I’m being honest, I fear putting myself out there, being judged or failing. I hold myself back.”“I know social media is important, but I get overwhelmed thinking about everything everyone tells you that you should be doing with it.”“If I could just get an agent or manager or hire a PR and marketing pro, my career would take off.”Gaining clarity on your goals, values, beliefs, and story is what personal branding is about and it is the foundation required before PR & marketing strategies will result in long-term successAsk yourself: Is embracing your authenticity, creativity, and purpose important to you? If you said YES, I’m so excited to launch the newly updated Fans, Media, and Industry Attraction Playbook!The 3 Phases of The Fans, Media, & Industry Attraction Method:Authentic Personal BrandingEmbrace your authenticity, creativity, and purpose by exploring your goals, values, beliefs, personality, strengths and experiences. Your unique story is the key to connecting with fans, media, and industry.Social Media SuperfansLearn how to confidently show up consistently on social media by sharing your personal brand through photography, video and storytelling. Identify and connect with your ideal superfans.Media SpotlightWhether you want to be featured in blogs, magazines, podcasts, radio, television or your local newspaper it is important to prepare yourself to make the most of the opportunities. Melissa Harding is a multi-faceted singer/songwriter and a concierge Vocal Coach and Stylist based out of Los Angeles, CA. With a background of 20+ years of vocal training in theater, classical voice, pop techniques and major touring, Melissa helps touring vocalists harness their unique vocal power and learn to sing effortlessly so they can be reliable in the studio and on stage, night after night. Melissa works privately with a broad range of singers of all styles, providing focused coaching for vocalists working on an extended tour, recording in the studio, an actor preparing for a special performance, or at home developing a healthy vocal routine for long term maintenance. Melissa is also an active singer and creator, releasing her latest single "Paper Suit" in February 2022, now streaming everywhere! We talk about all your favorite pop and rock vocalists. Of course, I bring up my Janet and JLo, but we talk Celine Dion. We talk Pink, Steven Tyler, Dave Grohl, Mariah, of course, Michael Jackson, Billie Eilish, Adele. The list goes on.For links and a transcript visit https://dianefoy.com/080
Can I be honest? Growth is not always comfortable. In fact, it’s usually not. When I started out as a coach for artists, musicians and actors, I had a lot to learn.Yes, I had already been in the arts and entertainment industry for 25 years; however, coaching is its own special skill. It took time to develop my unique process in helping artists authentically attract fans, media, and industry so that they can make a greater impact and income.But as I continue to build my business into what I’ve dreamt it could be, I’ve learned it’s during my biggest challenges that I grow the most. I mean, I had a full-on growth spurt when I got clear on the personality trait of my favourite clients.Multipotentiality!I am a multi-passionate artist so it makes sense that I have a special bond with other multi-passionate artists. I love hearing that a singer-songwriter also paints and makes jewelry or an actor also writes and wants to produce their own projects.I love that I can celebrate my own multiple talents in my coaching when I can draw on my photography, makeup artistry, and fashion background one day and my publicity, journalism, and marketing experience the next.I tell you this story to get you thinking, what challenges are helping you grow?Every artist is different, but my most successful clients have the following things in common:• They are open to explore, share & overcome the fear, self-doubt & limiting beliefs that keep them in their comfort zone• They are highly motivated and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their dreams• They know that there is no overnight success, slow and consistent progress is what prepares you for opportunities.If you can relate, but feel that you are missing the strategy on how to cultivate an authentic personal brand and attract an engaged audience of fans, media, and industry.I have great news for you. You can get started on your journey right now. I have given myself the challenge to give away 30 free introductory coaching sessions in 30 days. Book your session at dianefoy.com/booking and let’s explore your goals.You can do this!My guest today is Mara Girone, a hand embroidery artist, writer, podcast host, and proud owner of the fashion label Mara Girone Simple Sophistication. It is a fashion label of ‘powerful words you can wear’, specializing in sustainable, hand-embroidered, and hand-painted fashion. At the age of 8, Mara fell in love with hand-embroidery and regularly returned to this artform throughout her life. She could get lost in it for hours and although at the time she recognize it as such, she had discovered a powerful and effective form of meditation. From a young age, Mara never had just one answer to the ‘what do you want to be when you grow up’ question. She would say “I would like to be a writer and artist, traveling the world and meeting new and interesting people.” She was often met with comments like ‘she doesn’t know, she wants to be everything and nothing". But the real answer was that she was a multi-passionate artist. Today she can say that she has fulfilled and is living her dream. She has owned a publishing house, writes articles, and is working on a book. She is an artist creating for her own fashion brand and having exhibitions locally and internationally. Mara is also a podcast host for which she has the privilege to meet interesting and inspiring people every day. And by the way, she has lived in several countries and continents!I know that you will enjoy listening to our conversation. For links and a transcript visit dianefoy.com/079
Welcome to episode 78 of Multi-Passionate Artists. I have two incredible opportunities for all you fabulous artists out there. Whether you've been following me for a while or we're new to each other, I am here to help you get on an empowering path toward a thriving career in the arts.I've given myself the challenge to give away 30 free coaching sessions over the next 30 days for multi-passionate artists, musicians, and actors who want to make a greater impact and income.I want to educate, motivate and empower you to embrace your authenticity and purpose because as artists you have the power to change lives with your talent.If you are ready to stop letting fear and a lack of knowledge hold you back from achieving your dreams head to https://dianefoy.com/booking and snag yourself a free session.If you are listening to this later I expect the sessions to continue until about mid-March. I hope that you are listening now as my next opportunity for you is happening Feb 15, 17, and 19.****Are you ready to discover what to say and how to say it to magnetically attract your dream clients or superfans? Then you need actor-turned-copywriter Marisa Corcoran in your corner...In addition to writing the words that get landing pages converting at 60% (or higher!) and crafting personality-filled emails, Marisa is the creator of the wildly popular Copy Chat summit and helps coaches and creatives craft their uncopyable message inside her program, The Copy Confidence Society.I am a member and for all you multi-passionate artists, musicians and actors out there, The wonderful thing about having Marisa as your copy coach is that she uses her acting experience and lots of pop culture references in her work.I draw on a lot of storytelling tricks I have learned from her in my own coaching.I want to invite you to a free training she is hosting called The Leave ‘Em Wanting More Masterclass. This is the perfect class to attend if you feel like you sound like everyone else when working on your copy or you want to “write like you talk” but don’t know exactly how to do it.You’ll learn the 3-part framework to whip up irresistible words with creativity and chutzpah.Marisa’s skilled at helping you create personality-filled copy that dazzles. I’ve learned a TON from her and I know you’ll love this free class.Click the link HERE to grab your spot. For links and a transcript visit https://dianefoy.com/078
Hello and welcome to episode 77 of Multi-Passionate ArtistsI hope that your 2022 is off to a fantastic start. I have been revisiting my future vision, goals, motivation, and purpose to set intentions for this year.  I'm a big believer in the power of making your goals public (I'm a coach after all and we're all about goals!). So, here I am walking my talk: My goal is to gift 30 free coaching sessions to 30 multi-passionate artists, musicians, and actors who are ready to embrace their authenticity, creativity, and purpose so that they can slide into the spotlight with the impact and income to match. If that sounds like you and you'd like to help me surpass my goal, head to dianefoy.com/booking and snag one of the sessions. I would love to hear about your goals and see if I can help you achieve them. My guest today is Emily McGill, a tarot reader and storytelling strategist. After nearly a decade and a half working in entertainment in New York City as a Broadway publicist and expert communications consultant, her path of self-exploration led to healing and evolution - and reading tarot cards professionally. Invited to read tarot for virtual Burning Man in 2021, Emily has also been featured by The Tamron Hall Show, the NY Post, and Thrive Global. Currently in development is her own deck, The Broadway Tarot.With 20 Broadway credits, Emily has represented the Tony Award-winning productions of A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington, Memphis, Billy Elliot, and Disney's The Lion King, plus Disney's Aladdin, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock and CATS, George Takei’s Allegiance, This Is Our Youth, Rock of Ages, Ghost, Elf, and First Date. If you love Broadway or Tarot, you are going to enjoy this episode as we talk all about her Broadway PR career and her transition to tarot reading. She also offers us all a reading on the show.For links and a transcript visit dianefoy.com/077
10,000+ PODCAST DOWNLOADS!!! It only took 2 years & 9 months, 75 episodes, 76+ guests, 10 solo episodes, 2 websites, & a name change!From Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! to Multi-Passionate Artists, it has been an amazing experience having conversations with thriving multi-passionate artists, musicians, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, and other creative souls on their journey, process, and entrepreneurship.If you're one that's been enjoying this podcast, I'd be ever so grateful if you were to share it with your artist friends or rate and review it on Apple podcasts. Or there's a few other places that you could leave. Reviews like PodChaser and I will read it on air and give you a shout out.Today's guest You've heard his music on Television starring actors like Kevin Nealon, or pro athletes like Chris Bosh & Arnold Palmer, airing daily throughout North America. 2018 Canadian Country Music Award-nominated artist Rory Gardiner has appeared on multiple CMT (Country Music Television) nationally broadcasted reality shows and shared the stage with a number of great country acts including Keith Urban. Fusing his music background with stand-up comedy, he has made a number of television appearances for brands like Under Armor, or shows like The Handmaids Tale. His comedy sketches have received millions of views on TikTok and featured on Funny or Die, and Americans Funniest Videos. You can catch his hilarious 2019 TEDx Talk, on using humour as a coping mechanism. He is also the host of The Balanced Artist podcast.For links & a transcript visit dianefoy.com/076
Hello and welcome to episode 75 of Multipassionate Artists. I am so excited about the upcoming episodes I have in the works for you. Along with interviews with a variety of multi-passionate artists, I’m also going to try out a new format with real-life coaching sessions. An artist just like you will volunteer to be in the hot seat and you will be able to listen as I coach them to a solution. Topics will include how to choose what to focus on when you have so many interests, how to set achievable goals, how to break through creative blocks and limiting beliefs, and how to show up authentically in every aspect of your life. Of course, pr and marketing strategies will come up, however, I believe that you can’t be successful without first building a solid foundation with authentic personal branding.Shoot me an email at podcast@dianefoy.com if you are interested in volunteering. I want to shout out a new review for the podcast and the first for Multipassionate Artists.RinaAM says Love this podcast and I’m excited about the new name and focus. I’ve heard “you do too much” more often than I can count. Thanks to Diane for not only encouraging us to embrace all parts of ourselves, but to LOVE this part of ourselves. I can’t wait to learn more.Thank you Rina. Artistic Director, Dancer, Choreographer, Educator & Fight Director Colleen SnellToday my guest is Colleen Snell, the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Frog in Hand. She works with a broad range of dance and movement organizations in a variety of roles including educator, choreographer, collaborator, outside eye, fight director, and performer.  Colleen’s choreographic tendencies lean toward large-scale ensemble work and stories inspired by science fiction. Her collaborative choreographic process and work is highly regarded, as is her work in improvisation and site-specific production. Colleen devises and performs collaborative work with musicians, spoken word poets, actors, fight directors, visual and martial artists. She holds a Masters Degree in Dance from England's London Contemporary Dance School and regularly choreographs and dances with a variety of dance-theatre companies. Colleen frequently acts as a fight choreographer with a specialty in site-specific/dance-based movement sequences.For links & a transcript visit dianefoy.com/075
Hello and welcome to Multi-Passionate ArtistsYes, we have a new name and focus for this podcast. Creativity coach Diane Foy has conversations with thriving multi-passionate artists, musicians, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, and other creative souls on their journey, entrepreneurship, and process.Solo shows offer coaching drawn from her 30 years of experience as a creative entrepreneur, which includes 16 years as a arts and entertainment publicist.Let’s celebrate being a multipotentialite, scanner, Renaissance soul, polymath, multi-hyphenate, serial specialist, or whatever term feeds your soul.https://dianefoy.com/074
Hello and welcome to episode 73 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!It has been longer than the normal break between episodes this time and honestly, it was because I was not feeling inspired. For the podcast, but also what I was posting on social media and the whole way I have been communicating about what I do, who I coach, and how I help them.I had a breakthrough idea last week and I have jumped in to make it a reality so changes are coming very soon. Stay tuned for a new name, new focus, and new inspiring content. My purpose is still all about arts, entertainment, and creativity so I’m confident that you will all want to come along for the ride. Recorded during the Music Pro Summit by CDBaby and Indie Week, today’s episode is a Q&A with artists Quanthem, who is a coaching client of mine, Eli Glenn who goes by Always the Grimm and hosts the Zensational podcast, and Alex Hajjar who hosts the Social Animals podcast. We had an inspiring conversation about the importance of an artist’s story in attracting fans, media and industry, personal branding, and pushing your comfort zone to show up authentically. My whole life I have been passionate about arts and entertainment. When I was a kid I was so shy but I was drawn to the worlds that musicians, actors, and dancers created. In my creative entrepreneur journey, I have been a photographer, makeup artist, journalist, artist manager, publicist, or now coach. The motivation behind all it was to help performers succeed. As a coach, I help artists, musicians and actors attract fans, media, and industry so that you can make a greater impact and income. This podcast is another resource I created to educate, motivate and empower artists to stop letting fear and a lack of knowledge hold them back from achieving their dreams.So today at the Music Pro Summit I invited some artists on the show to ask whatever questions they have about personal branding, social media or publicity.  For links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/073
Hello and welcome to episode 72 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!I’ve been a guest on some amazing podcasts lately so I wanted to shout out some shows that you should check out. Plus I always think I’m much more entertaining and provide more value on other shows than on my own. I think it is because of the great questions the hosts ask me. To hear how to market your music so that you attract fans listen to the Dare To Be Seen podcast. The importance of knowing your why before marketing what you do is the focus of the All Things Vocal podcast. On the Profitable Musicians podcast, I talked about the importance of sharing your unique story to genuinely connect with audiences. I talk about Personal branding and goal setting on the Art Talk podcast and social media marketing on the Out To Be podcast. I was also a guest on the Actor CEO podcast with today’s guest Mike Moreno where we talked about publicity and branding for actors. You can check out all of these episodes and more at http://dianefoy.com/mediaToday’s guest Mike Moreno runs The Actor CEO Podcast and ActorCEO.com, connecting thousands of actors worldwide to industry pros, tools, and resources that help them treat their career like a business filling the gap between training and building a sustainable creative life. Backstage and Casting Networks have both rated the podcast as a "top podcast for actors.", Mike contributes articles to Backstage, OnStageBlog, and StageMilk and also teaches industry business and marketing classes in drama schools around the country and coaches creative professional online. Now is the golden era for creatives, and Mike is helping to ensure actors lead the way. If you enjoy this episode I would greatly appreciate it if you could rate and review it on apple podcasts and share it with your fellow artists! I will give you a shout-out and read the review on a future episode.For links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/072
Hello and welcome to episode 71 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!First up I want to announce that I have just released an updated version of the Fans, Media, & Industry Attraction Roadmap for Musicians and Actors. This free ebook will walk you through 3 phases to set you up so that you can book gigs and make money with your talents.Phase 1 is Authentic Personal BrandingPersonal branding is all about expressing your authentic self in all its glory. It is exploring and celebrating your personality, interests, experiences, core values, beliefs, skills, strengths, and even your weaknesses.Phase 2 Social Media SuperfansPersonal branding allows you to present yourself with confidence as you are clear on your artist identity, purpose, and unique story. Now it’s time to learn how to show up consistently on social media and cultivate lasting relationships with fans, media, and industry.Phase 3 Media SpotlightWhether you want to be featured in blogs, magazines, podcasts, radio, television or your local newspaper it is important to prepare yourself to make the most of the opportunities. Phase 3 sets the stage for building your team.To download the Fans, Media, & Industry Attraction Roadmap for Musicians and Actors visit dianefoy.com/freebie In this episode, I have 2 returning guests of this podcast, Bree Noble and Katie Zaccardi who have teamed up to run a group coaching program, Out to Launch, built for music entrepreneurs to grow their businesses & income and successfully launch their music coaching/teaching program or course.After a successful run as a touring singer/songwriter, Bree Noble founded Women of Substance Radio to promote quality female artists in all genres. She hosts the Profitable Musician Show Podcast where she teaches musicians how to tap into multiple streams of income. Drawing on her extensive experience as a musician, online marketer, and business owner, Bree has created several educational programs for musicians including The Female Musician Academy and Rock Your Next Release. Katie Zaccardi has helped hundreds of musicians, music teachers, and music coaches grow their careers & bank accounts while ditching overwhelm, self-doubt, and burnout for good. She is the host of the Out To Be podcast and is on a mission to empower women in music to grow sustainable music careers, and create lives of freedom & abundance.The program launch will officially kick off June 17th during a 3-day free challenge, 3 Steps to Successfully Launch a New Income Stream as a Music Teacher/Coach and they explain a bit more about it in our chat. I hope that you enjoy it.Also, check out the quiz they mention in the episode What money-making offer should you add to your business?For other links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/071If you enjoyed this or any other episode I would love it if you could rate and review it on apple podcasts. It really helps the show get discovered and bring in more amazing guests.There is a new review out of Canada by CJ jellybeansduncken who says“Diane Foy is an amazing host, she is incredible, every time I listen to her podcast she always interviews the most inspiring artists that help motivate and inspire me in life. I like how Diane talks on her podcast, it’s really clear and professional.”That right there is the reason why I do this. I want to motivate and inspire people to pursue their passions.
Hello and welcome to episode 70 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!Let's talk transformations...By now, you probably know that I am a branding and PR coach for artists, musicians, and actors, but today I want to shift gears to talk about the transformation my coaching can do for you!I believe that in order to attract fans, media, and industry you need to explore your purpose, identity, and story which is all a part of personal branding. With an authentic personal brand along with social media and communication strategies, you can be unstoppable.That’s why people like Tamara Maddalen had such a breakthrough and went from overwhelmed without a plan to successfully launching her Mint Green Mercury album.By exploring her authentic artist identity, she was able to fearlessly pursue her passions and attract loyal fans, media coverage, and music industry opportunities. She is now also 1/3 of country music’s hottest new trio New Moon Junction.Tamara is just one of my client success stories and I’d love for you to experience this transformation, too. So for a limited time, I’m offering a free introductory coaching session for listeners of this podcast. Visit dianefoy.com/booking  My guest today is Dr. Natasha Kassam Paris who is a Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT™) Practitioner. She uses her diverse clinical background, rich cultural heritage, and lived experiences to help women of color transform every facet of their lives and create a new sense of belonging. Dr. Natasha is a part of the Six Figure Coach Club that I am in as our mindset coach. I have also taken her Embracing the Saboteur workshop which is available for free right now on her website. You can learn how to douse self-sabotage with attention, curiosity, and compassion. You'll be introduced to powerful, self-care practices that can help you leap beyond your sabotage behaviors and reactive post-trauma responses. As another one of my mentors, Jasmine Star would say “Prepare your heart” because we go deep and I know that it will inspire you.For links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/070
Hello and welcome to episode 69 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!I’m going to start the show with a little-known fact… For most of my life, I tiptoed around in order to go unnoticed. I was passionate about the performing arts, however, I was way too shy to become a performer. As a photographer, makeup artist, journalist, artist manager, and publicist I could remain behind the scenes, but becoming a coach changed that for me. As a creativity coach, we dig deep into core values, limiting beliefs, and personal motivation for achieving goals. Encouraging my clients to show up authentically, to share vulnerabilities, and to push through their comfort zones motivates me to lead by example and do the same. Now when I notice I am procrastinating on something I examine the why behind it, what fear or limiting belief am I holding on to? Then I work to push through. And I’m grateful for the change! Listeners have heard me say before that the reason I got into coaching was out of frustration that too many artists were coming to me for publicity before they were really ready. In order to get media attention these days, you need a professional brand, interesting stories, and an active social media following. Through coaching I can guide you through developing those step by step, however, lately, I’m realizing that in my attempts to give the people what they want which is for me to teach them about social media and dyi publicity that I’ve started to allow clients to again skip over the foundational work. The foundation is personal branding which is all about expressing your authentic self in all its glory. It is exploring and celebrating your personality, interests, life experiences, core values, beliefs, skills, strengths, and even your weaknesses. It is deeply personal work that I believe strongly that you can’t have long-lasting success if you skip it. I’m sharing this because it is good to take a step back and remember the why behind your vision and notice if you are going off track. So you may notice on the podcast or things I share on social media that I’m going to return to focus on the foundations more so than giving you social media and publicity tips. My guest today knows all about sticking to your vision so much so that Stick to your vision has grown from a song that he wrote and recorded to a book to Ted talks to being a major part of his personal and professional brand. Maestro Fresh Wes is a multi-award-winning recording artist, and the first Canadian Hip Hop artist to have a single hit Gold status on the charts. His iconic 1989 album Symphony In Effect was the first to receive a JUNO Award for Best Rap Recording of the Year, as well as the first Canadian Hip Hop album to go Platinum. A true pioneer, he was also the first Canadian hip hop artist to have a song rank on Billboard’s Top 20 Rap Singles chart, and in 2019 “Let Your Backbone Slide” became the first rap song inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.Maestro’s songs “Reach For The Sky (feat. Classified and Blue Rodeo)” and “The Distance (feat. Saukrates)” were featured throughout the Olympics, 2014 Winter, and 2016 Summer, respectively.As an actor, Williams has appeared on numerous film and television projects, including The Line — for which he was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series — and  as the character of Paul Dwyer in the CBC hit sitcom, Mr. D. He has been inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame, received the 2003 Reel World Film Festival Trailblazer Award, and was a guest speaker for the Governor-General of Canada’s Summit on Urban Arts. Williams’ paths as both an author and motivational speaker merged with the release of his motivational book, Stick To Your Vision with its foreword written by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and content long-credited for inspiring fellow Canadian hip hop star Drake.Canada’s indisputable Godfather of hip hop has just unveiled his newest release — an inspirational children’s book, Stick To Your Vision: Young Maestro Goes to School.How is that for an introduction…the man is a legend and a super sweet guy too. I hope you enjoy our conversation.Links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/069
Hello and welcome to episode 68 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!I wanted to start this episode with some gratitude. I’ve been creating this podcast for over 2 years and it is nearing 8,000 downloads. That may not be a lot in comparison to many others out there but I’m always coaching artists about how slow and steady growth is longer-lasting growth. I wanted to take a moment to recognize some listeners who took the time to leave a review for the show. It means so much to me each and every time someone tells me that they either learned something new or were inspired by an episode.The first one comes from Nella Marina who says about the show “What a wonderful resource to have in your pocket! So many amazing tips from an industry expert. Thank you for all of the amazing free information that you put out there!” Nella, thank you so much for your kind words and because I google everyone, I know that Nella Marina is an Australian actress from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, who has relocated to Vancouver, BC, Canada. That is very cool. I love Australians and grew up in Vancouver.Another recent review was from a previous guest of the show. Vocal coach Judy Rodman says “This podcast is a quality audio experience that doesn't waste time getting to the heart of matters of interest to singers, dancers, actors, and other artists. I had the honor of being interviewed and found Diane's experience in the field of the arts made her an insightful interviewer who knows how to dig into the good stuff!”That is so sweet and I loved my conversation with Judy so if you missed it definitely visit episode 66 and hear all about her 50-year career in the music industry. I love seeing where people are from that are downloading the show. The number one country now is India. I have no idea why but that is fantastic. USA and Canada are next. I also want to shout out listeners from France, Senegal, UK, Australia, Brazil, and Spain. How cool is that? I would absolutely love to hear from you all. It would mean the world to me if you could leave a review on itunes. Take a screenshot and tag me @dianefoypr and I’ll be sure to share it and give you a shout-out on a future episode. May is mental health awareness month in the US and my guest today X. ARI is an LGBTQIA+ Alt-Pop singer, writer, and mental health advocate from Toronto. Her life motto is all about turning “Pain Into Power” through art and self-care. Having comorbid Dis-Orders is not her identity, but her superpower. X. ARI’s visceral lyrics transmit messages of hope as often as they ponder tragedy. Her sound comes to life in the middle. Her upcoming EP “Anja”, dedicated to her first-ever girlfriend, is being released this June to celebrate their newfound love & Pride Month.It is X. ARI’s mission to use creativity to empower and raise awareness by using her platform to encourage others to turn their Pain into Power by finding their conduit for healing. Her goal is to make a global impact as an artist, songwriter, advocate, and public speaker to spread her message, light, and self-care tips to help heal the world.For the entire month of May, she’s hosting “Mental Health Month with X. ARI”. It is a FREE online festival with workshops & talks by healers, teachers, advocates, artists, and organizations such as National Alliance on Mental Illness (San Fernando Valley & Westside LA), Jack.org, Be There, Free Arts, VRY, and Pause+Expand. Throughout the month they are featuring powerful stories, Yoga, Guided Meditations, Sound-Baths, Coping Skills with NAMI, Emotional Freedom Technique, Radical Acceptance, LGBTQIA+ x Mental Health, Sleep Hygiene, Crystal Healing, Cultural Diversity, Mindful Mantras, Intention Setting, and more!X. ARI aims to spark open conversation, connect like-minded people and provide healing support throughout the month that participants can utilize in the future. She hopes to normalize mental health and create an environment where everyone feels accepted, supported, and seen.For Links & a Transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/068
Hello and welcome to episode 67 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!Are you one to set goals or go with the flow? I lived go with the flow for far too many years. I am most creative when I don’t have a specific plan, but I’ve learned that a goal without a plan is just a wish or dream.Right now, I’m aiming to fill my coaching practice with 5 more musician or actor clients so that I can help them attract fans, media, and industry and so that the world can experience their talent.My plan to achieve that is to offer 20 free coaching sessions over the next month. If you are looking to increase your confidence and online presence so that they can book more gigs you can schedule a session at dianefoy.com/bookingToday’s guest Barry Bergman played a key role in launching the careers of AC/DC, Meat Loaf, John Paul Young, and Flash & The Pan when he was Vice President and Professional Manager at Edward B. Marks Music. He went on to become Vice President of Creative Affairs for United Artists Music Publishing.  In 1981 he started Barry Bergman Management representing recording artists and Ellymax Music & Wood Monkey Music representing songwriters.He has published over 400 songs recorded by artists including Cher, Michael Bolton, Joan Jett, Kiss, & Helix, He had hits with Paul Carrack, KIX, and Kathy Mattea to name a few.Barry was inducted into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame in 2018 and is the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Music Managers Forum U.S., an international not-for-profit organization with over 1000 members worldwide. The MMF was formed to further the interests of talent managers and their artists in all fields of the music industry.Currently, Barry is an entertainment business consultant, publisher, and hosts a music industry seminar called “Music Industry Secrets You Can’t Google” focusing on management, marketing, music publishing, and promotion.For links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/067
Hello and welcome to episode 66 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!My guest today has over 50 years of success in the music industry. Judy Rodman has sung on decades of hit records or performed live or on TV with artists such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and the list goes on. During her solo music career, she had a #1 record on the Billboard, Cashbox, Gavin, and R&R charts and won the Academy of Country Music award for New Female Vocalist. Her songs have been recorded by Loretta Lynn, Diamond Rio, Tammy Wynette & Wynonna, Randy Travis, and the #1 song recorded by Leann Rimes "One Way Ticket", which earned her BMI's Million-air award.As a vocal coach, Judy has worked with Kasey Musgraves, Pam Tillis, Bryan White and Radney Foster, Angaleena Presley and was named 'Best Vocal Coach' by Nashville Music Pros She also hosts the All Things Vocal podcast where she offers tons of fabulous free tips to improve your vocal technique. Whether you are a singer, voice-over actor, public speaker, or podcaster, I’m sure that you will gain tons of value from this episode.For links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/066
Hello and welcome to episode 65 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!2020 did not go according to plan! In 2021, so many things are still uncertain, like when live concerts, theatre, festivals, and other events will return. What I know for sure, though, is why I got into coaching unstoppable musicians and actors in the first place. I have a real passion for the performing arts and I am committed to helping my clients attract fans, media, and industry so that they can make money with their talents. It is my purpose in life.I love the descriptive word “unstoppable” because my ideal clients didn’t just wait around last year for things to go back to normal. They were resourceful, proactive, and persistent in educating themselves and growing their audience online. I can coach performers on the how of personal branding, social media, and PR, but the key to success is taking consistent action. Does this describe you? or who you want to become?I announced on the podcast a few weeks ago that I was giving myself the challenge to give away 45 free coaching sessions in 45 days to qualified musicians and actors. It has been fantastic to connect with so many of you during the last couple of weeks. I will continue the offer throughout April so if you haven’t yet had an introductory session with me, now is the time! Visit Dianefoy.com/booking Thank you so much for your help and I hope to see you on zoom soon.My guest today shares my purpose for helping up-and-coming musicians succeed. Bree Noble quit her corporate job as a Director of Finance to pursue music. After a successful run as a touring singer/songwriter, she founded Women of Substance Radio to promote quality female artists in all genres. She hosts the Profitable Musician Show Podcast where she teaches musicians how to tap into multiple streams of income. Drawing on her extensive experience as a musician, online marketer, and business owner, Bree has created several educational programs for musicians including The Female Musician Academy and Rock Your Next Release.During our conversation, Bree shares her Musician’s Profit Path framework: The 5 stages of music career growth and the unique challenges of being a female indie artist.For links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/065
Hello and welcome to episode 64 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!My guest today is an actor and singer originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Patrick Oliver Jones. He has been in the performing arts both onscreen and onstage for more than 25 years. He was in the original cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago in addition to two national tours, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and EVITA. On camera, Patrick has appeared and done voiceover work in several national commercials as well as co-starring roles on primetime television (BLUE BLOODS and LAW & ORDER: CI). He is the host and executive producer of Why I’ll Never Make It, a weekly theater podcast focusing on the realities of a career in the arts. He lives in New York City with his husband who is also a performer. For links and a transcript visit If you enjoyed this episode I would be ever so grateful if you were to rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser or Stitcher as it really helps get the show discovered by more people. You can also share it on social media and tag me @DianeFoyPR and I’ll be sure to give you a shout out and share it as well.
Hello and welcome to episode 63 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive! 2020 reinforced for me that we in the entertainment industry need community, we need to ask for help, and we need to offer help when we can. My offer to help:As a PR & marketing coach,I help musicians and actors attract fans, media, and industry so that they can book gigs and make money with their talents, without feeling overwhelmed or doubting themselves.After 16 years as an entertainment publicist, I’ve made a milestone decision for 2021 to no longer offer publicity services and go all-in on coaching because that’s where I can have a deeper impact. This is why I’ve set a goal to give away 45 FREE coaching sessions in 45 days so I can truly be of service to as many people as possible.If you haven’t yet had an introductory session with me, now is the time! You will gain some clarity on your goals and the challenges that you face in achieving them.It’s totally free to book your session– no catch, no strings attached.  I’ll tell you more about how to work with me moving forward if you are curious about that, but at the very least, you should jump on the free session. Dianefoy.com/bookingMy asking for help:I’m asking you to help me meet my challenge. Can you think of 2-3 other musicians or actors who want to attract more fans, media, and industry attention but lack a strategic plan? And if you can, I am asking if you could share this episode with them.My challenge kicks off March 1st. Thank you so much for your help and I hope to see you on zoom soon.My guest today knows all about the importance of community as the creator of the popular Music Biz Besties group. Katherine Forbes is the founder of Nashville-based website and brand design company, Designing the Row, with a client roster that includes over a dozen GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated artists. She is known for her clean and simple design style and recognized as a Squarespace Expert and Squarespace Authorized Trainer. Music Biz Besties is a community of thousands of female musicians and industry professionals from around the world with chapters as far from Nashville as Melbourne AUS. Her work has been featured on Forbes.com and she’s spoken on panels hosted by YELP, the Music Business Association, and many others. Katherine believes that "your success depends on you taking action" and she's passionate about motivating and encouraging others to do just that!During our chat, you will learn what makes a good website, the common mistakes people make, SEO and why she prefers Squarespace over the other options out there. Katherine also shares some lessons that she has learned during her time in music management and through Music Biz Besties.For links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/063
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