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Author: Bree Noble

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Create a solid business as a musician by building an engaged fan base and tapping into multiple streams of income. Learn up-to-date music marketing tactics to grow income streams in 4 essential areas: recording music & releasing music, music performing & livestreaming, freelance opportunities for musicians (music teaching, session work for musicians, custom songwriting & more) and recurring revenue for musicians (fan support, Patreon, affiliate income for musicians and more).

Join host Bree Noble, best-selling author of "The Musician's Profit Path" and creator of the Rock Your Next Release framework, as she shares profitable strategies to accelerate and diversity your income from music. She also does interviews with Music Industry experts to help you explore new and exciting ways to make money as a musician in the 4 key areas.

45 Episodes
So you’re finally releasing your album after a lot of hard work. Now, what do you choose for your album’s single? How do you choose the right song? In this episode, Bree Noble walks us through choosing the best song to use as singles for your album release. She discusses a few things to keep in mind to get the most bang for the time you’re spending promoting the songs. Equip yourself with the right song choices that will keep the momentum going for when your album is finally out. Listen in to learn more about picking the best single!
Voice lessons are truly a great help for aspiring individuals to hone and master their craft as professional singers. If you have a talent for singing or have some experience as a singer, perhaps lending a hand to those who want to do the same is a great idea. Vocal coach Tiffany VanBoxtel joins Bree Noble to talk about the combination of vocal knowledge and the desire to serve others that is required in offering effective and engaging voice lessons. She emphasizes how confidence is something that must be instilled in every learner more than any vocal technique. Tiffany also explains why charging weekly for voice lessons has a positive impact on the learner's disposition and why accolades mean so little in your reputation as a vocal coach.
Many of us have probably written a number of songs that don't get to see the light of day. We're creating a hard drive graveyard waiting for the right opportunity to come. Well, it is time to create that opportunity for yourself, take them out, and let them be heard as they should! Singer-songwriter-producer Kris Bradley is someone who can help out. She is the founder of Produce Like a Boss, an online coaching program geared towards the songwriter/producer rather than the engineer. Her' non-techy' and simplified style of teaching is helping tons of artists learn how to produce their own music. In this episode, she joins Bree Noble to teach us exactly that and more! She tells us all about talent stacking, where she shows why, beyond being a great engineer, we also need to become smart business people to create income-generating systems. We need a hard drive revival! Follow Kris and Bree in today's conversation to learn how to become not only a music producer but one who knows how to make money while at it. 
We have nothing but time on their hands due to the worldwide pandemic. What can we do to turn this all around and let it work to our advantage? Your host, Bree Noble, interviews Michael Elsner about sync licensing opportunities in this episode. Michael Elsner's career took a left turn after getting his first song licensed on CBS's Cold Case in 2004. He tried to do sync licensing while pursuing his artist career but felt so stressed out it caused health issues, so he changed his path. With all the time we have in our hands, he explains why it’s the right time to do sync licensing and the process he used. He shares his struggles over the years, the learnings he gained, and gives us guidelines on the path we could take. Explore the opportunities, learn how to create income and help your business scale and tune into this episode! 
The music industry is fast growing. And as artists, we have to know what tools we should make use of and how we could attract more listeners and fans to our brands. Join Bree Noble and Mike Warner as they delve into the streaming tools that musicians can use in their profession. Mike is a producer, podcaster, and the author of Work Hard Playlist Hard: The DIY Playlist Guide For Artists And Curators. In this episode, he shares his personal and professional experiences in the music industry and the importance of utilizing the free tools for artists so we could expand our presence and figure out the ultimate ways to get our fans involved.
Many creatives often put off financial planning but make no mistake: creatives need to be ready, and that means making sure your finances are in top shape. In this episode, we meet a person who will share her insights on financial planning for musicians and other creatives. Bree Noble sits down for a productive chat with the CEO of Create Financial Planning, Lindy Venustus. Lindy walks us through planning for your financial future and shares tips on making sure your finances are in good shape. A must-catch episode for creatives struggling with their finances. 
Let's say you're a music teacher but you aren't getting as many students as you want. How do you market your music studio better so that you can attract more students? Do you create better social media ads? Are you targeting the right market? Are your lessons for experienced or inexperienced musicians? These are all the things you have to think of as you grow your business. Learn more about growing your music studio with Daniel Patterson, the owner of Grow Your Music Studio and he does exactly what he says. Join your host, Bree Noble as she gets Daniel to share his tips and tricks on marketing and advertising. Double your revenue today.
Much of the music business is now online. To break through as a new artist and become visible to your target audience, having a few SEO tricks up your sleeve is not only an advantage, but a must these days. Rebekah Read helps business owners build a strategic online presence through brand strategy, web design, and SEO tactics. In this conversation with Bree Noble, Bekah shares how the tools she is using to help online entrepreneurs can be used to help musicians break into the digital airwaves without putting money into paid advertising. Join in the conversation and learn how you can get your music to the right ears and start turning your passion into a legitimate business. Just remember: there will always be the right people for your music; you just have to give them a little help finding it!
It's not easy building a brand or starting something new. Getting people to invest in you is can be hard. But in this new age of the internet comes the rise of crowdfunding. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe are some platforms that artists can use for crowdsourcing. To talk about crowdfunding and private patronage is musician, Mary Alouette, better known as Alarke. Join Bree Noble and Alarke as she goes through her musical journey - from gypsy jazz artist to composing original music. Learn how crowdfunding and finding private patrons helped her get gigs, merchandise, and more.
Publicity and PR have become interchangeable these days because of the increase in networking and social media. As a musician, you need to learn why it is important to have good publicity. You need to find that golden nugget that lets you stand out from the crowd of artists out there. Here to help you find it is Ariel Hyatt. Ariel is the founder of Cyber PR where she helps entrepreneurs and musicians find their footing in the online space. She is also an author, with her newest book being The Ultimate Guide to Music Publicity. Join your host, Bree Noble as she sits down with Ariel Hyatt to talk about her newest book. Learn the difference between publicity and PR. Also, get a glimpse of some inspiring stories from artists in her newest book. 
Do you want to know what money-making offer you should add to your business? Katie Zaccardi, founder of “Out To Be,” joins Bree Noble to discuss their own experiences to help you choose which offer is best for you. At the end of the day, your best money-making offer depends on your personality, your current goals, your audience size, and where you're at in business right now. If you are a music teacher, a coach, or a musician looking to expand your streams of income, this episode is for you. Dive in!
Many music teachers out there are struggling to find the resources they need. What if there is a community that can help them with that and provides support at the same time? Today’s guest is Jessica Peresta, founder of The Domestic Musician, which aims to help music teachers thrive in teaching and creative entrepreneurs succeed in online business. In this episode, Jessica joins Bree Noble to share her journey of being a music teacher and the common struggles they face. From classroom management to home-life balance, she knows these things too well. This eventually led her to create an online community where music teachers can access lesson plans and socialize. Join in the discussion to learn more about how Jessica helps uplift the community through the great support within The Domestic Musician!
If you want to get more views on YouTube, then this episode is for you. Today’s guest is Fiona Flyte, the creator of the Profitable Performer Revolution and YouTube Domination. She talks with Bree Noble about understanding YouTube for musicians and how you can use SEO and metric analysis to attract more views. However, increasing your views is not all there is. You also have to engage with your subscribers. Why? Because the most successful YouTubers make most of their money from merch, not from ad revenues. Tune into this conversation to learn more!
If you want your music to sound professional through speakers and headphones, then what you need is a music producer. A music producer is someone who helps mix, add instruments, and bring your music up to industry standards. How do you find the right person for your needs? Listen in as Bree Noble gets answers from Emily Satterlee, the CEO of ItyDity, a music platform that allows singer-songwriters to find their ideal music producer. Listen in to discover important insights on finding the right producer that will take your art to its fullest potential.
People may love your music, but it’s simply not enough to gain the attention that you need, especially nowadays. You need to work on the public relations side of your career. What you need are a story and social media activity. Bree Noble’s guest today is Diane Foy, a PR, and marketing coach. Diane explains the importance of figuring out what you want. What is your 10-year vision? Life in the arts is not easy. If you don’t know why you want to be a well-known public figure, it’s so easy to quit. Tune in to learn more! 
Bree Noble’s guest in this episode is Mike Meiers, founder of Songwriting for Guitar. Mike shares his journey on how he came to love playing the guitar and teaching others to play it. Teaching others helped Mike grow exponentially in music, eventually becoming a skilled songwriter. Through the years, he realized that people don’t buy tickets and merchandise because the band makes clever music. Rather, they support music that’s hooky, catchy, and relatable. Tune in and discover how you can write better songs on your guitar and earn!
Being a musician is not just about learning how to play and perform, especially if you want to succeed. You also need to learn about the business side of it, from marketing to networking, basically all the things that make the music industry what it is. Helping musicians find their footing and thrive, Bree Noble interviews Monica Strut, a musician, marketing and strategy coach for bands, and host of the Being in a Band podcast. Here, Monica takes us deep into band promotion and content creation through social media as key things to put your name out there while also highlighting the importance of team effort. She also discusses work-life balance and everything we need to know as musicians to feel good about what we're doing and make the kind of impact we want without getting totally burnt out. Join in on this conversation as you learn not only the business side of music but also the personal side, putting self-care at the forefront where musicians are empowered and making money doing what they love.
Just when we start to lose hope in this current pandemic situation, we’re now seeing some events slowly coming back up. For artists and musicians, this means finally getting booked and doing gigs. However, as we move into the post-pandemic period, it helps not to deny that some things are not the way they were. Tara Brueske, a recording artist and founder of The Engaging Voice podcast, joins Bree Noble to share with us some post-pandemic gigs and booking strategies that will help us navigate this new environment. Opportunities are starting to pop up. It’s time to seize them and keep yourself top of mind. Follow along this episode to learn some ways how.
The pandemic is a hard hit on all business industries, but especially with the creative entertainment industry. In this episode, Leo Saunders explains why he founded TuneRiver and how it opens up a new income stream for musicians like yourself. TuneRiver allows customers to order personalized songs from their favorite artists. The artists can personalize as much as 40% of their song's content to cater to their customers' personal comments. Result? A beautiful connection between the artists and their listeners and plenty of happy tears. Tune in to this episode to learn more!  
Behind every social media platform is one important account that is typically overlooked: email. If you can put together a comprehensive email list to regularly send messages and engage with, one can reap a huge following and a handsome monetization. Bree Noble brings back Cheryl B. Engelhardt, this time to share her secrets on connecting with fans in a more intimate way through email. Cheryl explains the best number of people to be included in your list, how frequently you should message them, and how concise or complex your content must be. She also talks about the right attitude to have when you see people unsubscribing from you, and why you should focus more on your most loyal fans instead of your losses.
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