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Podcast title The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast
Website URL http://rickbarker.com/
Description 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. Rick grew up in Alabama and was raised by a single mom. Growing up with very little in way of money and resources, Rick developed a work ethic and learned to hustle at the age of 12. By the age of 14, he was helping his mom financially support his brothers and sister. Rick was not a fan of the traditional education system. He found himself doing just enough to get by in the classes that didn’t interest him, yet excelling in those that did. At the age of 17, his life changed dramatically when he moved to California to live with his dad. He got involved with the wrong crowd and ended up quitting high school. Later, he found himself addicted to drugs and living homeless on the streets of LA. On April 4, 1989, after battling a cocaine addiction Rick got on his knees and prayed that God would let him die. Yet, God had other plans for Rick. These plans included sobriety, pursuing his dream of being on the radio, marrying his wife (Jill) and having two great children (Brianna and Logan), and one day meeting and managing Taylor Swift. All of these trials and tribulations influenced him to become the man he is today. Rick Barker’s motto is “Your Past Does Not Define Your Future” and he is living proof of that. In this podcast, Rick teaches artists how to treat their art as a business and become an attractive partner to a record label. With major changes in the music industry and digital world today, record labels expect artists to build their online presence and fan base, become great songwriters and performers, and ultimately create their own buzz. Through interviews with other experts in the music industry, and his own insights Rick shares the mindset, tactics, and principles you need to take your music to the next level.
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Episodes

1. Episode 105: You want Spotify Plays? EASY! Get them yourself....
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Do you want to get more plays on Spotify? Have you been wondering if you need outside help to achieve this goal or if it's something you can do on your own? Is your entire Spotify strategy getting someone else to add your songs to their playlists? Check out this episode of the MIB podcast to hear how YOU can become your own radio station and get plays all. on. your. own. 👊🏻 

"The problem I've run into with the artists I've talked to is that they're relying on someone else to add them to their playlists in order to get plays... And if that's your entire Spotify strategy, you're foolish."

- Rick Barker

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Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information 

Resources:

Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree"  MusicIndustryBlueprint.com Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

with Rick:

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

2. Episode 104: The Amazing Instagram Story....Story....
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Do you currently use Instagram stories/lives to promote yourself? Did you know it can be a really great way to reach people who DON'T follow you? Did you know it's also a great way for you to make money if you're consistent with showing up? I discovered a unique way to meet new people and increase revenue through the use of Instagram stories/lives and want to share it with you! Check out this episode of the MIB podcast to hear how you can take advantage of this. 👊🏻 

 

"The most important word that I can teach you guys is "reciprocity" "

- Rick Barker

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Resources:

Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree"  MusicIndustryBlueprint.com Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

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3. Episode 103: The Question I Get Asked The Most
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Do you need a manager? When should you sign a management contract? What makes a good candidate for a manager? Are you currently attractive to managers? What can you do WITHOUT a manager? These are all the questions I'm answering regarding Managers on the latest episode of the MIB podcast. Don't miss this - these are the questions I'm always asked the MOST! 👍🏻

"You do not need a manager right now. You need advice and guidance...."

- Rick Barker

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Resources:

Access to Rick  "All You Need To Know About The Music Business" by Donald Passman "How To Make It In The New Music Business" by Ari Herstand The Bobby Cast Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

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4. Episode 102: How to Survive as a Songwriter
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Are you making sure to develop yourself as an artist before putting your brand out there? Do you make sure that you're feeding your music to the right audience? Will you be sure to break the noise for the right reasons? Listen to this episode of the MIB podcast where special guest Judy Stakee and I discuss how to survive as a songwriter or artist. 👍🏻

"You create it, I'll help you get rid of it - but your songs can't suck."

- Rick Barker

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Resources:

Judy Stakee Songwriter's Survival Guide Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

with Rick:

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5. Episode 101: To Bot or Not To Bot:-)
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Do you currently use Facebook to help market your music and engage with your fans? What if I told you there was a new way artists were using Facebook messenger to connect with their fans to help the unique wants and needs of your audience without having to personally respond to each message... would you be interested in having something built out for you to help you reach your fans in this new and exciting way? Check out this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint podcast to see how Michael Bridges (of Stashimi) and I can help you! 

"Now everywhere you turn it's chat bots and messenger bots..."

- Rick Barker

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Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information 

Resources:

Stashimi Offer Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

with Rick:

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

6. Episode 100: Celebrating our 100th Episode!
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Celebrating the 100th episode of the MIB podcast by honoring those that made this possible. Today I bring on my clients as guests to learn more about them, find out their favorite guest speakers, and see what they've enjoyed the most throughout the last 99 episodes. Thank you all for making this possible and get excited for the next 100 episodes!

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Resources:

The Book One To Many Free Download from Jason Fladlien Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

with Rick:

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

 



7. Episode 99: Making Sure Your First Impression Has An Impact
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If I asked you what your elevator pitch is, would you have something prepared? If so, what would it be? Have you ever been stuck with two events/speakers scheduled at the same time and wondered how you could best take advantage of that situation? Have you ever heard of Mentor Cafes? Do you wonder how you could be memorable in a positive way? Listen to this episode of the MIB podcast to hear me discuss these topics and give you my advice.  👍🏻 

Here is the original email I mention:

"Hi Rick! Clara here :) 

I'm attending two music conferences back-to-back next month, and am looking to make the most of the opportunities.
 
Do you have any tips in regards to
- Elevator pitches?
- Deciding which event to attend when there are two you really want to attend scheduled at the same time?
- Mentor Cafés / 1-on-1 meetings with industry heavy hitters?
- Being memorable (in a good way?)
 
Thank you in advance!
 
- Clara"

“Do your homework beforehand. Be professional. Look sharp.”
- Rick Barker (on conferences)

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Resources:

CMW Canadian Music Week (May 9-12)  CD Baby DIY Musician Conference (August 16-19) Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

with Rick:

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8. Episode 98: Dangers With Crowdfunding
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Have you used crowdfunding to finance a record? Did you wait too long to deliver? Have you lost the trust of your fans because they invested in you but you haven't met their expectations? Listen to this episode of the MIB podcast to find out how you can get yourself out of this sticky situation and re-engage those fans.  👍🏻 

“When you're funding the operation or paying for it yourself, take as long as you want to make it right, but if you ask other people for money to help achieve your goals you owe it to them to deliver sooner rather than later.”
- Rick Barker

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Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information 

Resources:

Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

with Rick:

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

9. Episode 97: It Is NOT as HARD as YOU THINK!
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Do you want to find out how to turn your social media into a personal ATM? Are you ready to take your social media engagement to the next level? Do you feel overwhelmed with the platforms and think it's too complicated for you to grasp? Don't worry - social media is not as hard as you think! Check out this episode of the MIB podcast to find out how I can help you take advantage of these important tools! You don't want to miss this... it could be the next big step towards advancing your career as an artist!  👍🏻 

“Social media is about creating value.”
- Rick Barker

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Resources:

Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.” Click HERE If you're listening after January 24, 2019 & Want the Free Training! Artist Assessment

with Rick:

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

10. Episode 96: What Exactly Is the "Indie Bible?"
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Are you willing to work HARD for your "dream?" Do you have the right tools to take this career seriously? Have you ever wondered what the "Indie Bible" might consist of? Check out this episode of the MIB podcast to hear Dave Wimble and I discuss what exactly makes up the Indie Bible. You can't be afraid to invest in learning from others because it ultimately saves you years of having to learn it all on your own. 👍🏻 

“You want everything for free, but you get upset when nobody wants to pay for your music!”
- Rick Barker

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Resources:

Indie Bible Indie Bible - Discount Artist Assessment

with Rick:

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11. Episode 95: What's "Branding" Really Mean?
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Do you understand that branding is more than just colors and logos? Do you know that it's also okay for your branding to change over time? Listen to this episode of the MIB podcast to hear Greg Wilnau and I discuss the importance of branding. He also briefly talks about how he and his wife sold all of their belongings and now travel and live ALL over the world! Really neat stuff. 👍🏻 

“How do I match the sound of my music with my visual design so that not only do people feel my music when they hear it, but also when they see it.”
- Greg Wilnau

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Resources:

Greg Wilnau Music Brand Checklist Artist Assessment Grab My Book "$150,000 Music Degree" Here!

with Rick:

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12. Episode 94: PR... Start Being More Realistic!
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How can I be my own publicist and pitch myself? Who can help me put together a marketing plan? What if I need help with my socials? Listen to this episode of the MIB podcast to find some answers! Today, Ariel Hyatt and I discuss PR to help you understand how YOU can do it on your own and be more realistic about your PR expectations!

“Independent artists often have unrealistic expectations of what a PR person can do for them.”
-Rick Barker

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Resources:

Ariel Hyatt CYBER PR Artist Assessment

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13. Episode 93: Start the New Year Off Right!
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What is it that makes you stand out? Is it for a good reason? Are you making sure that you're taking the time to get your music right before putting it out into the world and promoting it? Listen to the latest MIB podcast episode to find out how to start your New Year off right and take your career to the next level in 2019! 

"Make sure you're standing out for the right reason."

-Rick Barker

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14. Episode 92: Beat the Stress
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How does Mike Schwartz also know as The Rock Doctor recommend you beat the stresses that come along with a career in the music industry? What do you do with the naysayers? Do you do these important things to start off your day? Find out on today’s episode. Rick and Mike share their best methods for defeating stress and getting the most out of your day.

“Give yourself as many do-overs as you need in a day.”
- Rick Barker

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Resources:

Ollie Matthew's Book "The One Day Body Upgrade" Mike Schwartz  Rich Redmond

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15. Episode 91: My Story Part 2
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What happened after Rick quits as Taylor Swift’s manager? How did he come to do the things that he’s doing now to help musicians succeed in their career? Find out on today’s episode as Rick continue his story. Rick shared the problems he observed in the music industry and how he made it his goal to be the solutions guy and help change peoples lives and the world along the way.

“If I can go to bed every night knowing that I don’t owe anyone an apology for trying to wrong them to better myself, then it was a good day.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

1:21 - What Rick did after resigning as Taylor Swift’s manager

2:39 - The ugly scenario that he saw in the music industry when he came to Nashville

5:44 - How he made it his goal to be the solutions guy in the music business

7:00 - When he starts being a coach, put everything he knew online and launched the Music Industry Blueprint

7:40 - The importance of understanding what you can control

9:08 - Changing people’s lives and the world by helping musicians get their music out and reach as many people as possible

9:43 - Do you have what it takes to be coached by Rick?

Resources:

Taylor Swift Joe Galante Scott Borchetta Brendon Burchard The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice by Brendon Burchard MIB Episode 90 - My Story Part 1

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16. Episode 90: My Story Part 1
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Your past does not define your future and Rick is proof of that. On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick shares his personal story.  Starting from how he was exposed to alcohol at such a young age and used cocaine. Then he became a drug dealer and an alcoholic right at the highlight of his career as the #1 DJ in Santa Barbara. He also tells how he got arrested several times and put in jail! If you haven’t heard Rick’s story, tune in now and discover how he turns his life around and came to where he is, helping other musicians to succeed by sharing his knowledge.

 

“Drinking wasn’t the problem. Drugs and alcohol were but a symptom. The problem was that my personality and my ego felt that I was better than anybody else.”
-Rick Barker

 

 

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Time Stamps:

1:10 - Rick’s life living in Santa Barbara, his success and mistakes and why he’s very open about his past

4:16 - His family and career background and how he got exposed to alcohol at a young age

5:45 - Why he used cocaine and became a drug dealer while working as a DJ plus the first turning point in his life where he stopped cocaine and drugs and became sober

8:00 - How he made mistakes again and did some time for it

11:28 - The tipping point in his life and how he turns his life around

13:52 - How he came to know, teach and manage Taylor Swift

15:00 - Why he quit as a manager and why it is the best decision he ever made

 

Resources:

Scott Borchetta Big Machine Records Sugarland Taylor Swift

Connect with Rick:

 

Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

 

 

 

 

 



17. Episode 89: Helping You Succeed in Your Music Career with Thalia ‘Muziqueen’ Ewing
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If you need someone to help you in your music career, so you can focus on your art, then the answer is ‘Muziqueen’ Thalia Ewing. Like Rick, Thalia also has a servant’s heart who loves to help and educate people. Going back home, she saw the need to become one of the pioneers to help musicians with publishing and songwriting. On today’s episode, Rick and Thalia discuss what and how it is in the music industry today. They also talk about how they help musicians avoid mistakes and save them from frustration, headache, and heartache.


“Once you step out on faith and follow what you’re supposed to do, the universe and God starts to work on your behalf.”
-Thalia ‘Muziqueen’ Ewing

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Time Stamps:

2:16 - Thalia’s background, her passion for music and why she pursue her dreams in New York

5:40 - What is mechanical licensing

7:41 - The reason why Thalia went back to Nashville and how she became one of the pioneers that help musicians in publishing and other areas of their career

11:49 - Why Nashville is a great place for people in the music industry

12:58 - How most people don’t really understand the ins and outs of the music industry and how Rick and Thalia helps them  

16:12 - Thalia’s biggest frustration in her business and Rick’s advise to help her deal with it

20:03 - The problem with people who are not ready to do the work and provide the right tools to succeed in the music business

22:23 - All about the Muziqueen - how Thalia helps musicians anywhere in the world in the areas of publishing and songwriting

26:09 - Why most people create mistakes in their music career

Resources:

Scott Borchetta Timbaland ill Factor ASCAP BMI SoundExchange

Connect with Thalia:

www.themuziqueen.com Facebook Instagram Twitter

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18. Episode 88: What Numbers Really Matter?
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What numbers really matter?  Do you have a lot of followers but not a not of engagement?  Rick breaks down the importance of engagement on your Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.  


“Stop worrying about the numbers and focus on the engagement.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

1:20 - Is it really about the number of followers?

4:29 - Breaking down the Skip, Saved, Shared, and Follow on Spotify

4:47 - Don’t be fooled by purchasing play on any digital platform

5:46 - The number of followers doesn’t matter if you are not engaged with them

Resources:

Free Book and artist assessment from Rick Baker

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Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show



19. Episode 87: Making Music on Facebook Live and Making it Big with Dawn Beyer
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick talks with Dawn Beyer. Dawn is an independent singer/songwriter and online mentor. She started her career at Nashville and Broadway. But what makes her successful is when she starts singing live on Facebook. Discover how she make it big on Facebook and what motivates her to keep doing what she's doing.

“Once I got clear on what it was making it real for me, doors just started opening for me.”
-Dawn Beyer

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Time Stamps:

1:57 - Dawn’s background as a singer/songwriter in Nashville and in Broadway

4:25 - How she started singing on Facebook live and make money out of it

5:40 - Growing her Facebook page connection, increasing her music influence and making albums

9:57 - The importance of consistently putting music online

11:10 - How she went to 30 different places because of her live music on Facebook

12:16 - Dawn’s mindset and how she motivates herself to keep singing live and doing what she’s doing

14:03 - Doing online workshop and giving guitar and songwriting lessons

15:08 - All about her exclusive Facebook group and the importance of having a consistent source of income

Connect with Dawn:

www.therealmakingit.com Facebook

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20. Episode 86: Rick's Opinion on “The Launch” and “Real Country”
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Today’s episode features the TV shows “The Launch” and “Real Country”. Hear how these two shows are changing the music industry’s involvement in television and opening doors for young artists. In this jam-packed episode, find out how you can learn from the artists on these TV shows and find your own opportunities for success.

 

“If a fan is an avid Facebook user don't expect them to go to Instagram to find you. You gotta meet them where they're at!”

-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

1:31 - Why The Launch started and how it differs from American Idol

3:38 - The problem that the show had and how Rick got involved to fix it

5:18 - The premise of Real Country and why it is a door for artists to walk through into success

Resources:

The Launch TV Show Scott Borchetta Real Country TV Show

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21. Episode 85: Tips for Controlling your Narrative Through Your Website and Social Media Platforms
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22. Episode 84: Building Facebook Campaigns using Dynamic Creative with John Oszajca
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Rick and John talk about the fundamentals of advertising on Facebook for the music industry.  John has a video out to help artists, around the world, learn how to put ads on Facebook and have a fantastic ROI if done correctly.  Some of the information can seem overwhelming, but the fundamentals are pretty simple, and to succeed as an artist, you must be willing to communicate with the correct audience.   

 

“In the real world, businesses don’t really run that way...you find a market, figure out what it wants, you spend money, and focus on getting that ROI”

-John Oszajca

 

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3:24 - Did you think the internet was just a “fad” when it first came out?

7:09 - John ran his first ad for a friend on the internet in 2009

8:08 - Working outside the “system” allows you to cut out the middleman

12:30 - What is one of the main problems with labels?

19:19 - Rick finds out what a “module” is

20:39 - What is the Dynamic Creative?

29:37 - Don’t try to outthink Facebook

Resources:

Music Marketing Manifesto How to Build Facebook Ads Free Book and artist assessment from Rick Baker

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Website Facebook Twitter Instagram

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23. Episode 83: How to Use the Philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu in Your Music Career and Life
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick talks about the retreat for musicians that he recently attended and Jiu-Jitsu. Discover why Rick doesn’t want to try Jiu-Jitsu and how you can use its philosophies in your life and music career to be successful. Rick also shares why the investment that he puts in making this podcast is all worth it.

“I truly believe in serendipity, and that everything happens for a reason.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

2:43 - All about the retreat for musicians that Rick attended

3:22 - Meeting Victoria Gracie, one of the mentors, and her husband Ryan who brought the subject of Jiu-Jitsu to Rick

4:02 - Why Rick didn't want to try Jiu-Jitsu plus what Jiu-Jitsu really is

5:44 - How you can apply Jiu-Jitsu’s strategies in life and in your music career to be successful

8:00 - Why the investment that Rick puts into the podcast is worth it

Resources:

gracieuniversity.com vicgracie.com neverlandretreats.com

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24. Episode 82: Part 4 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor
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Do you want to manage a band or become a music producer? Are you a newbie songwriter/singer who wants to grow your music influence from zero? On this last part of Q and A with Rick and iLL Factor of Beat Academy, they delve into what does it takes to become a good manager or producer.  They also talk about the mindset you should have if you are just getting started and how to grow your influence from zero. And what’s more, Rick gave tips on how often should you release or share your music.

“Just because you promoted something for a month, now it’s old. It’s old for you, it’s brand new for somebody else every day.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

2:10 - The mentality and attitude of a good music manager or producer

5:17 - Rick’s story on how he became Taylor Swift’s manager

7:00 - Growing your influence from zero plus the mindset a new artist should have

9:55 - How often do you have to release your music

12:22 - Active and passive listening - how to know if people are connecting to your music

Resources:

iLLFactor.com beatacademy.com/rick Taylor Swift

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25. Episode 81: Part 3 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor
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We are now on part 3 of the Q and A with Rick and iLL Factor at Beat Academy. Today they discuss how to increase the number of views of your music video on YouTube and what you need to know before you hire a manager. They also gave tips on writing a song and advice on becoming a music producer. With all the knowledge and information that you have received so far from this Q and A, Rick points out the most important thing that you need to do to be successful.

“At some point, we overeducate ourselves… we want so much knowledge but we don’t go out and do it.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:11 - How to increase the number of views of your music video on YouTube

4:00 - Factors to consider before hiring a manager

6:39 - The songwriting process plus tips on how to write a song

11:29 - Advice on how to become a music producer

14:00 - Doing what you have to do to drive people to hear your music

16:12 - The importance of having your own website

Resources:

illFactor.com beatacademy.com/rick Michael Elsner Master Music Licensing: The 4 Step Plan to Licensing Success by Michael Elsner

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26. Episode 80: Part 2 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor
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Today’s episode is part 2 of Q & A with Rick and iLL Factor from The Beat Academy. Grab a pen and paper as these two music industry entrepreneurs teach you how to manage your time between engaging with your audience online and creating music. They also dive into how to promote your EP before and after its release and how to register your music properly.  

“There is no shortcut for success, but there is a shortcut for time.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:33 - Managing your time engaging with your audience online and creating your music

5:33 - How to effectively promote your EP in social media before and after its release

8:43 - Why Rick and iLL Factor do what they do - teaching and sharing their knowledge

11:20 - ASCAP and Distrokid - what are they and why do you need them both

14:04 - What else do you need to register your music properly

Resources:

illFactor.com beatacademy.com/rick ASCAP BMI SESAC Distrokid TuneCore SoundExchange Songtrust

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27. Episode 79: Part 1 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor
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Rick is a guest speaker on the iLL Factor Beat Academy.  In this part 1 of questions and answers, Rick answers a couple of questions in great detail from some of iLL Factors audience.  Are you doing what the superstars are doing?


“This is your real estate.  You have the ability to make your house look any way you want it to look.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

2:05 - How to attract the right audience

3:58 - Focus on quality vs. quantity

6:27 - This business isn’t for everyone

7:00 - What are the superstars doing?

9:14 - Stories sell

10:15 - How to release a new album

Resources:

illFactor.com beatacademy.com/rick

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28. Episode 78: Relax Already!
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Rick explains why taking “me” time can help you be more productive during your working hours.  Can you help yourself be part of the solution instead of part of the problem? Rick also sends out a challenge to all of his listeners.  

 

“All they are is excuses, and I am the one making them.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:52 - Is your head in the game?

4:44 - Do you have nomophobia?

5:35 - Are you doing more harm than good?

7:22 - You need to take time for you every day

9:35 - My challenge to you

Resources:

Persell Farms Neverland Retreat in Costa Rica Nomophobia Tim Ferriss, The Four Hour Work Week

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29. Episode 77: It's about COLLABORATION not COMPETITION
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Rick and his team are in the collaboration business, not the competition business.  Most of the top hits right now are collaborations.  Rick and his team collaborate with others in the same field because “there is enough room for everybody.”

 

 “There is something to learn from everyone, and if you are only learning from one person, you will not grow.”
-Rick Barker

  

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Time Stamps:

3:57 - Why should we collaborate?

5:02 - Sharing is caring and be sure to give credit where credit is due

11:00 - True collaboration - there is something to learn from everybody

12:15 - Harsh reality

14:25 - Don’t do yourself a disservice

 

Resources:

Chris Greenwood Leah McHenry Circa and Corrin / Creative Juice Podcast

 

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30. Episode 76: Humble and Gracious Win Every time!
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Every winner has a story of how they started. On today’s episode, Rick talks about the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame that he recently attended. He shares the similarities that he found in all the winners, the stories of how they started and what they did to succeed. From that standpoint, Rick gives advice on what you should do to make it in the music industry. Listen in to learn and find your way to be a winner too.   

 “Sometimes in order to move forward we need to go back.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:40 Rick’s background in the songwriting world

2:44 Collaboration and the key factor to succeed in your music career

3:32 The attitude and stories of success of the winners

4:44 How to find opportunities visiting different towns and learning from the best

7:33 Preparations to do to make your trip a success

 

Resources:

Sudio.com: MIBPodcast15 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

 People Mentioned:

Marv Green

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31. Episode 75: Spotify Gave You a Gift, Don't Screw It Up!
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As Spotify opens their new playlist submission feature, Rick takes some time to give advice to artists looking to take advantage of this opportunity. Spotify has opened up their tailored playlists for artists to submit their songs for consideration. So listen in to today’s episode to find out how you can wisely use this for your success.

“Make sure that you’ve got enough catalog to take advantage of whatever opportunity that comes your way.”

-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:13 - Spotify is doing you a favor and giving you an advantage

2:06 - How overambitious artists could make this difficult for the Spotify editors

3:27 - How to submit your music correctly

5:55 - What you need to have ready as you submit songs for playlists

Resources:

‘Artists Can Now Ask Spotify For Playlist Placement’ Article

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32. Episode 74: You Don't Have to Agree, but You Better Show Respect
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Family life and roles can get bent out of shape while pursuing the music industry. Today’s episode features advice from Rick on how to show respect as a young artist. Rick also dives into the topic of parenting a young artist. Listen in to hear a message for everyone in the family as you work together to make it in the music business.

 

“Research does not equal work.”

-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:35 - Setting up the question

2:40 - Who should you show respect to when you’re getting into the music business?

4:00 - A message for family members of the pursuing artist

6:01 - Don’t just do the research

9:21 - The roles of the family and the artist

 

Resources:

Sudio.com: MIBPodcast15

 

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33. Episode 73: Don't Quit Before the Miracle Happens
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Everyone wants to be a winner and become successful. Sometimes, you need to learn how to quit some things before you win. Join Rick as he dives into some of the things you need to quit before you become successful in the music industry. Replace your sources of bad advice and comparison with good habits and thoughts.

“Quitting is not a bad thing as long as you’re quitting the right things.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

1:05 - When you should be a quitter

2:31 - Two areas of advice to quit taking

3:37 - Two lies to quit telling yourself

5:27 - You need to quit believing there is a “magic pill” of success

7:53 - Quitting comparison

 

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34. Episode 72: Don't Believe Everything You Hear
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What happens when Rick gets into an interesting conversation on Twitter? He gets the person’s number and continues the convo on the podcast of course! This episode is unconventional but jampacked with music advice for the new artist. Listen in as he gives his twitter follower actionable steps to succeed.  It’s time to turn up the volume and listen in.

“The only person I have to blame of my business failing is me.” 

- Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:45 Phone conversation with Joshua, Rick's Twitter Follower

3:15 Major Label  System is not powerful for every artist

6:44 Who to blame if your music business fail

7:33 The importance of finding the right audience for your music

10:19 Find out the power of consumers dictating the demand for great music

11:26 Rick gives Joshua actionable steps to do

14:38 Do you need to have a fund to get your music out

17:09 Where to put your energy and focus as a new artist

19:04 Differences between superstar and a good artist

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35. Episode 71: Scam Alert, Here We Go Again!
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Scams come in all forms and sizes and even the music industry is no exception. Today, Rick shares an actual email from an alleged records company that came to one of his clients – offering a contract that has to be first secured with a deposit. Tune in to know more.

“No record company is going to reach out to you and state that in order to be unsolicited, you have to pay them money.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

01:10 – Preying on Artists: Rick shares an email from one of his clients 01:44 – Decca Records Universal Scam 03:34 – Rick lists down the proposal inclusions 07:50 – No record company will ask for payment

Resources:

 

Decca Records Email Scam Download your Custom Tips from Music Industry Blueprint

 

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36. Episode 70: The Mindset of Giving Value with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor
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The music industry has become all about collaboration and “giving more than receiving.” Rick interviews Ivan Corraliza, also known as iLL Factor, and a Grammy-nominated producer. Listen in as Ivan explains the benefits of giving value to fans, how to be a successful artist, and why it’s so important to have help. Be sure to also tune in for a free giveaway to boost your beats!

“You don’t necessarily have to have it all together. What you can do is just allow the fan to be a part of your journey.”

 

Ivan Corraliza

 

 

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Time Stamps:

12:00 - The world of collaboration

14:45 - The value of giving, and asking for help

18:30 - What artists don’t realize

21:30 - The myth of success, and how it should be defined

24:32 - Where iLL Factor came from

28:40 - How to show your value

30:42 - Beat Academy, and the thought behind it

36:45 - A big tip to bring value to your audience

Resources:

Beat Academy Pack

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Beat Academy Instagram Youtube

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37. Episode 69: I Cannot Give You A Chance
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Attempting to get into the music industry through other people’s work will not work.  Today’s podcast features Rick’s advise on how to start your journey into the music business. Listen to get tips on getting started as a musician and artist. Don’t wait for someone else to start for you. Get going yourself. Show the industry that you are ready to be invested into!

“If you’re going to ask someone to invest in you… at least show us that you’re willing to invest in yourself.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:10 - You have to give yourself the first chance.

2:39 - Evaluating your current chances

4:01 - Read. Listen. Watch. Practice.

5:22 - Take the advice or move on

6:33 - Finding help

 

Resources:

Ari Herstand - How to Make It in the New Music Business Donald Passman - All You Need to Know About the Music Business Rick Barker - The $150,000 Music Degree Audible.com DIY Musician Podcast by CD Baby Creative Juice by Indepreneur

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38. Episode 68: Do Not Make This Mistake, Too Many Do!
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In this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick addresses a personal email from a parent and why it’s crucial to educate yourself in the music business. Whether you are a new musician or the parent of a talented teenager, this advice is for all of you! Listen closely as Rick discusses the importance of the right audience, and discover how to learn about the industry before making a big investment in your music.

“Just because you create music doesn’t mean there’s an audience. You need the right audience.”
-Rick Barker

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Time Stamps:

1:10 - Sharing an email from a parent

3:05 - The importance of parents, and understanding the music industry

4:44 - Where’s the audience?

6:38 - Why it’s crucial to slow down, learn, and practice

8:24 - Rick’s experience with educating himself

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39. Episode 67: Spotify Said YES, are you Ready!
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There’s been a lot of buzz regarding Spotify and the recent news now allowing independent artists to upload their music, and getting paid directly. Rick discusses these changes with Graham Cochrane, the founder of Recording Revolution. Tune in as Graham speaks about the quality control of music, and the open access to produce music and make mixes. Also, listen for some tips on how to stand out as an artist, and important resources to create the best music possible!

 

“The average fan wants to hear a mix that’s clear, exciting, and well balanced.”
-Graham Cochrane

 

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Time Stamps:

3:13 - Graham’s opinion on Spotify and music

7:05 - The transition from artist to engineer

8:09 - The two big things to consider when you mix

10:35 - Graham’s recommendations to practice mixing

 

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Facebook Instagram Free Video Guides Mixing University & Free Checklist

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40. Episode 66: The TRUTH about Music Licensing with Michael Elsner
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Don’t know how to make it in the music industry? Today’s episode will show you how the music industry has changed for your benefit. Listen in as Rick sits down with Michael Elsner, a producer, songwriter, and author of The 4 Step Plan to Licensing Success. Michael explains why this is the golden age of music licensing as he gives his step-by-step process to getting started and succeeding through licensing.

“Every part of a

song can find a home.”
- Michael Elsner

 

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Time Stamps:

2:25 - From Michael’s pursuit of being a rock star to his introduction to licensing music

10:50 - Michael’s observations of artists that inspired him to music licensing

13:25 - We are in the golden age of music licensing

15:34 - Having a strategy to get music out there

16:19 - Writing elements of songs instead of whole songs

19:55 - It’s all about the elements and the placements

25:36 - The 4 step process of developing music for licensing

25:59 - Step 1: Build your catalog

27:51 - Step 2: Create valuable content (multiple mixes and placements)

28:31 - Step 3: Mastering metadata

39:23 - Step 4: Getting your music heard (working with producers)

47:45 - How the 4 step process sets you apart from other professionals

51:00 - Getting your music licensed by changing your approach -- get Michael’s free e-book!

 

Resources:

MasterMusicLicensing.com

Courses & Consulting

Master Music Licensing - The 4 Step Plan to Licensing Success FREE E-BOOK

Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action TED Talk

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

 

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41. Episode 65: She Crowdfunded over $20,000 with an Email List under 2000
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Description:

In this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick interviews Cheryl B. Engelhardt. She’s a musician and composer who has 4 records out and has toured internationally. This advice goes out to all the artists who are having difficulty with their email lists. Tune in for tips and tricks to convert your fans, warm up your list, and start up proper email conversations.

 

“What you think is not interesting is often interesting to other people.”
-Cheryl B. Engelhardt

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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With the following information:

Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information

 

Time Stamps:

5:58 - How to network as an artist

7:35 - Why it’s important to have proper email conversations

8:54 - Keeping a relationship with your email list

10:36 - The million dollar tip for email conversion

12:35 - How to warm up an email list

16:26 - What doesn’t work in email lists

21:14 - The three points of excitement to convert a consumer

Resource:

FANBASE Blueprint

Connect with Cheryl:

Facebook Instagram Twitter www.inthekey.co/results

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42. Episode 64: Step by Step Guide to Building a Fan Base for Beginners
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Description:

In this short episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick will talk about building a fanbase. This advice goes to all the new artists who are struggling with creating an audience. Tune in if you want to find out, step by step, how to create an audience by yourself and with the resources that are available to everyone.

“Social media gives you the opportunity to get in front of an audience much faster than playing live.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

2:05 - Building an audience

4:25 - Creating opportunities for yourself

6:20 - Every artist has fears

7:26 - Recap of the step

Resource:

FANBASE Blueprint

Connect with Rick:

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43. Episode 63: How to Get Organic Exposure with Ben Ganz
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Description:

On today’s episode of the Music Industry Podcast, Rick interviews Ben Ganz, founder of Vego Pictures. Ben talks about his past, the creation and evolution of his company, launching Kevin Hart’s app, and more. Plus, tune in to find out how Ben got an insane amount of exposure organically.

“I’ve evolved my company to be the special force of the digital media world.”
-Ben Ganz

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?***

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Time Stamps:

2:50 - What does Ben do

4:18 - Ben’s company - it’s creation and evolution

5:23 - Launching Kevin Hart’s network

6:36 - The Complete evolution of the company

9:30 - Getting an insane amount of exposure organically

12:11 - No competition, only collaboration

15:55 - The next big thing

 

Resources:

Laugh Out Loud by Kevin Hart app

People mentioned:

Kevin Hart Roman Atwood Rob Level

Connect with Ben Ganz:

Website HOLLYWOOD 2.0 - THE VEGO SHOW Instagram

Connect with Rick:

 

Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

 

 



44. Episode 62: Why It's Important to Take Care of Your Health as an Artist [Lessons from the Rascal Flatts Tour]
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Description:

More updates on the Rascal Flatts tour. Recently, an event had to be canceled on the tour because of an artist's vocal health. Rick reviews the good and bad in social media when events like this happen. Tune in to find out more.

“As an artist, it’s important that you take care of your health.”
-Rick Barker

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:10 Current update on the Rascal Flatts Tour

2:42 How Dan + Shay used social media to try to salvage the event

5:55 Why it’s important to take care of your health as an artist

8:01 Be appreciative of what you have

People mentioned:

Trent Harmon Rascal Flatts Dan + Shay

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45. Episode 61: The Differences Between Major Label Artists and Indie Artists
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Description:

Rick is back on the road with Trent Harmon on the Rascal Flatts tour. On this episode you will hear some of the exciting things that are happening behind the scenes.  On today’s episode Rick breaks down the differences between major label artists and independent artists.

You can get a lot of chances if you’re independent but you do have to work for it.

“You don’t get a lot of chances when you’re signed to a label, but you get all the chances when you’re independent.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:20 - Anniversary of 9/11

3:19 - The job of a major label artist vs. the job of an indie artist

4:38 - The indie artists need to show that they are doing their jobs

6:22 - Build your audience, and the right people will hear about you

Resources:

Facebook Live with the Firefighters

People mentioned:

John Flanagan

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46. Episode 60: Why You Don’t Have to be Signed to a Label to Make Serious Cash Flow
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Description:

On this episode of the Music Industry Podcast, Rick interviews Chris Greenwood aka Manafest, music marketing genius and indie artist. Chris shares his successes as an artist and how his business - Smart Music Business - has helped other artists achieve the same level of success. Tune in to get the practical advice that will help you in the long run.

 

“A band got 10 million streams and the label gets all of that. I’m about to get 10 million and I get all of that.”
-Chris Greenwood

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:45 - Chris Greenwood and his career

6:53 - Putting old songs to work

8:48 - Why Chris felt it was important to spend money to get the audience

12:26 - Getting the audience to participate in a transaction with you

15:14 - How does Chris get the people to buy from him

18:53 - Chris’ way of touring

Resources:

Manafest.com The Smart Music Business Podcast Manafest Facebook Campaign

People mentioned:

Gary Vee

Connect with Chris Greenwood:

Smartmusicbusiness.com YouTube - Smart Music Business YouTube - Manafest

Connect with Rick:

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47. Episode 59: How to Nurture Relationships with Fans
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Description:

On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick shares an old interview he had with Steve Palfreyman, founder of the Music Launch Hub. Tune in to find out Rick’s expert advice on fan engagement and how to nurture your fans, not just increase your numbers.

“These fans will do everything for you if they feel like you know them.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:18 - A review of the Steve Palfreyman Show

5:20 - How does Taylor Swift nurture so many fans

7:29 - Using the right tools

8:40 - What fan engagement really means

10:47 - Jump in on that conversation

Connect with Steve Palfreyman:

Facebook Instagram Twitter musiclaunchhub.com  Stevepalfreyman.com

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48. Episode 58: The Business of Music with Circa from Indepreneur
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Description:

In today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick talks with Kyle “Circa” Lemaire, his good friend and founder of Indepreneur. They discuss the music industry, how it operates, and give advice on how to succeed in this world. They share the ins and outs of the business and the secrets that are often overlooked. You don't want to miss the nuggets of knowledge they drop in this episode. Tune in now!

“Life is about finding meaning by figuring out how strong you can be, and musicians can be the best at that.”
-Kyle “Circa” Lemaire

 

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Time Stamps:

4:10 - Circa and Indepreneur

6:02 - History of the music industry

9:28 - The government controls what you get in royalties

16:51 - Advances come from engagement

21:09 - Superstars are business people, not just artists

24:48 - Spend money to gather an audience and point them to your products

34:48 - What Circa did with Indepreneur

Resources:

Peter Diamandis and the 6 D’s DigitalMarketer Lab Creative Juice Podcast

People mentioned:

Russell Brunson

Connect with Kyle “Circa” Lemaire:

Indepreneur Facebook Twitter Instagram

Connect with Rick:

 

Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show

 

 

 

 



49. Episode 57: Key Take Aways and Tips from the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour for Young Artists
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Description:

It has been about 10 years since Rick worked with Taylor Swift. Recently he took his family to see her live in action. Listen in as Rick takes a walk down memory lane and revisits some special moments he and Taylor shared. Also, if you are a female artist, stay tuned to hear Rick’s advice on how to get some more exposure.  

“If you always err on the side of being humble and gracious, you will always win.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:10 The Taylor Swift Reputation Tour

2:48 Humbleness goes a long way

3:49 The opening acts

6:05 An opportunity for young females can capitalize on

7:33 Making sure you are prepared for the opportunity

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50. Episode 56: Does Social Media Work For Older Artists
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Description:

Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I could just meet the right person with the right connections, I could go a long way.” Rick explains why that is not the right mindset to have in today’s music industry. Plus, tune in to find out how YOU can be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint podcast!

 

“Connections can get you in the door, but what you have done leading up to that is going to keep in the door.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:42 You are not too old to apply these current strategies

3:44 Rick’s top advice to artists that he works with

4:20 Connections can get you in the door, but what keeps you there?

5:38 Why you must adjust to the industry trends

6:53 What is going to make you successful

8:29 What’s next for the MIB podcast | You don’t want to miss this!

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51. Episode 55: Monetizing Merchandise with Discmaker's Tony Van Veen
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Description:

Looking for more ways to monetize your music? Then you don’t want to miss this episode! Rick sits down with Tony Van Veen, CEO of CD Baby and Disc Makers. Together they discuss the fundamentals of what makes indie artists successful. They also share great ideas for bundling and pricing, and how to get creative with the merch you offer.

 

“You are never too small to start connecting with fans.”
-Tony Van Veen

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:22 The history behind Tony Van Veen, Disc Maker and CD Baby

7:30 The business side of indie music

8:40 How CDbaby can help monetize your music

10:28 The fundamentals of success for the indie artist

12:00 Are physical CD’s a lost cause?

16:00 Creative pricing ideas

19:30 Let’s talk merch costs

30:21 The secret to why some people are more successful than others

39:23 The DIY Musician conference

Resources:

merch.ly CD Baby.com CD Baby| Facebook Page DIY Musician Conference 2018 discmakers.com

Connect with Tony:

Twitter Facebook

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52. Episode 54: Goal Setting Exercise for December 2018
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Goal setting, we all know we should do it but how many of us actually write them down and follow through? On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick shares questions you should be asking yourself when figuring out your music business goals. Grab a pen and paper and hit that play button now!

“Make sure you have got your goals written down and don’t be afraid to start over.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:48 Goal setting and what to do if you miss your goal

2:42 Questions to answer when writing your goals

4:36 What you need to have done before you go into the studio

5:42 Tips for solo artists

6:17 Tips for building your audience on social media

7:07 The importance of writing down your goals

Resources:

On Stage Success- Tom Jackson Michael Hyatt

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53. Episode 53: Investing in Solutions to Upgrade Your Skills as an Artist
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Description:

Today on the Music Industry Blueprint Rick explains the one mental mindset shift that will allow you to make massive progress in your personal development. For many, the one thing that is stopping them from taking the leap is the cost. However, changing how you view the cost of a coach, or a training course from an expense to a solution will allow you to take the leap you may be scared to make right now.

 

On this episode, Rick shares a new way to look at the cost of investing in yourself, and the recent investment he has made in himself that was actually less than he expected!

 

“Start looking at things as solutions”
-Rick Barker

 

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:40 What the noise in the latest episode, on time management for artists

2:23 Sudio Headphones. Sudio.com use MIBpodcast for 15% off

7:00 $20,000 for 8 hours.

8:50 Looking at products and services as solutions

9:33 The best thing that ever happened to Rick

 

Resources:

Sudio Headphones. Sudio.com use MIBpodcast for 15% off Take the Quiz! The $150,000 Music Degree [FREE BOOK]

 

Connect with Rick:

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Contact: rick@rickbarker.com



54. Episode 52: Time Management Skills for Artists
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Description:

“I don't have the time!” is an excuse so many of us make. When in reality we all have time, we just don’t know what to do with it. On this episode Rick joins us live from the backstage of a Trent Harmon concert in Chicago. He shares practical tips on how to maximize your time to get the things that matter most to your career done.

“We all have time, the problem is you just don’t know what to do with it.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

2:49 Figuring out how much time you really have

4:10 Tips on how to get you practice in

4:40 Dedicating time for education

5:15 Tips for scheduling social media

6:00 Why it’s so important to have a schedule

Resources:

NASI Songwriters Program

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55. Episode 51: Rick's Opinion on The Four (TV Talent Show) Revised
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Description:

On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick is happy to talk about the changes in The Four - the TV talent show. He will speak about the changes that have happened and his opinion on the show’s contestants. Tune in to find out more and see if you share Rick’s view.

“That’s not how the music business is today.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:22 - Opinion on The Four talent show

4:10 - This year’s show changes

6:02 - Not about the judges anymore

7:55 - For those of you who want to do the shows

Connect with Rick:

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56. Episode 50: How to Get Noticed by Playlist Curators with Michael Warner
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Description:

On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick interviews Michael Warner, the founder, and curator of Work Hard Playlist Hard. Michael has been in the music industry for more than 15 years and he has made his site in order to help new artists get more exposure through many popular playlists. Tune in to learn about his business, the submission process on the site, the best ways to improve yourself as an up-and-coming artist, and much more.

 

What I found with Crosshair is that there is a number of curators on there, and that’s the only way that you are actually going to be able to submit music to them. They don’t have time to go through 400 emails every day.

-Michael Warner

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

Tell us here!

 

Time Stamps:

3:12 - Introducing Michael Warner and his company Work Hard Playlist Hard

9:04 - The submission process on Work Hard Playlist Hard

12:48 - Sound and production quality needed for submission

17:41 - Start from the bottom, don’t shoot for the biggest names in the industry

24:10 - Submission fee and what’s it for

28:46 - You can build relationships with curators, or you can pay someone who has them

32:58 - How Michael’s Work Hard Playlist Hard ebook came to be

38:31 - Best practices and realistic numbers for artists and playlists

Resources:

Sudio headphones - put in the code MIBPODCAST at checkout and get 15% off your order!

Crosshair Music

Work Hard Playlist Hard e-book

LANDR - Creative Tools for Musicians

Connect with Michael Warner:

Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Michael’s own Twitter account

Connect with Rick:

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: rick@rickbarker.com

 



57. Episode 49: Why You Need to Lose the Entitlement Attitude in this Current Music Era
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick dives deep into the feeling of entitlement many artists have in today’s age. He will explain how no one has the right to feel entitled, in the music industry and life in general, and how to do it right. Tune in to hear Rick’s opinion on the matter and find out how to act in this current music era if you really want to be successful.

 

With the internet, you can put out new music every single day. You don't have to wait for anyone's permission.

-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

2:30 - The inspiration for this episode - entitlement

4:19 - Do you have the right to feel entitled to something?

6:47 - Get in the game, don’t wait for it

8:15 - We are in collaboration mode, you can’t keep praising yourself

9:56 - A lot of people are winning, but only for a short time

Connect with Rick:

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58. Episode 48: How to Find Your Ideal Audience , Avoid Management Scams and More! | Q&A with Rick Barker
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Description:

On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick will answer some of your questions about the music industry. Do you need to be wealthy to start a music career? How to build your audience and get them to connect with you? How to avoid management scams? Rick will attempt to answer these questions in full detail, so if you want to hear the answers and learn something new, tune in.

Don't forget to put aside funding for marketing.
- Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:30 - Is it helpful to be wealthy when pursuing a successful music career?

2:55 - Are people relating and connecting to your music?

4:00 - How can artists figure out their audience and make the people pay attention?

6:00 - How do you know if a management team is a scam or legit? Are they even necessary?

Connect with Rick:

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59. Episode 47: What You Need to Know about Music Copyright Law with Colin Maher
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Description:

On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick is joined by Colin Maher, an entertainment attorney in Nashville. Colin and Rick will talk about a lot of important things that you should know about when it comes to copyright issues. Tune in if you want to know more about these legal problems in the music industry, and learn about them directly from an entertainment attorney.

 

“The earliest pitfalls, if I were to make a checklist, the first one is make sure that you have the rights to your band name or artist name.”
- Colin Maher

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:55 - Colin talks about himself and his profession, about intellectual property and more

3:51 - The early pitfalls of artists

6:24 - The most common and easiest to obtain agreements

7:42 - Things people should be on the lookout for when signing a production

11:45 - Mechanical licenses, the easiest and safest way to get one

16:20 - Colin gives you legal advice

17:01 - The right time to hire and what to look for in an entertainment attorney

18:10 - The proper etiquette when discussing money with an attorney

Resources:

The Harry Fox Agency

Connect with Colin:

Website

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Contact: rick@rickbarker.com



60. Episode 46: Is the Music Business Unfair for New Artists
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Description:

Let’s face it, the music industry has drastically changed. But is it for better or worse? Some new artists argue that streaming has made it very difficult for up and coming artists. Rick shares his thoughts on this topic. Tune in to find out why this might be the best time to be in the music industry.

“We need to spend more time adjusting to the way things are [in the music industry] instead of complaining about the way we wish things were.”

-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:55 Adapting to the changes in the industry

2:20 Opportunities to test your market and build your audience

2:50 The advantages of modern technology for the music industry

3:55 How most artist’s make their money

1:30 Learning how to utilize streaming

5:34 Why it’s a good time to be in the music industry

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61. Episode 45: New to the Music Business? Invest in These 4 Things
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If you were a brand new artist and someone offered you $5000 to invest in your music business what would you spend it on? This is the question Rick is addressing today. A lot of new artists would assume the best thing to do is to record a song and hire a PR firm to push it to radio. WRONG! Rick shares what he would strategically do so that there is an opportunity for more investments in the future.

 

“It’s a lot easier to go back and ask for more investment money if they see that you spent wisely on your first investment.”

-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:56 The scenario: What do you invest in when you are brand new?

3:11 The first step - Educate yourself

4:30 Invest in good video equipment

5:29 Invest in a vocal program

6:09 Invest in training for weak areas

7:02 What to do with your first 4-5 songs

7:22 Working your socials

 

Resources:

Lifetime Membership Fanbase Blueprint Cari Cole Vocal Training Brett Manning Vocal Training Linda Septien Vocal Training Judy Rodman Vocal Training

 

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62. Episode 44: What You Need to Know About 360 Deals and Negotiating the Terms
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Description:

Today on the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick discuss the 360 deal. This episode breaks down how the 360 deal came about and who benefits from the deal. Rick shares insider tips on negotiating deals, and what investors should look for with potential artists.

 

“Make sure that if anyone is participating in any form of the revenue stream that they are helping contribute a little bit.”

-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:30 Are 360 deals fair to the artist?

3:18 How the 360 deal came about

5:50 Negotiating the terms of the 360 deal

7:00 Paying your investors

7:55 What type of artist should I invest in?

8:15 Educating yourself as an investor

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63. Episode 43: Tips for Self Publishing
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Description:

Today on the Music Industry Blueprint, we are continuing the conversation about publishing. This episode is geared toward the self publishing writers. Tune in as Rick breaks this part of the industry down for you.

 

“Before you sign a publishing deal, make sure you get an entertainment attorney to look over it.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:25 The benefits of having a publisher

2:55  The 2 types of artist deals

4:40 Budgets, money and attorney

5:20 How publishing works for artists that are already signed to a label

6:30 Why you shouldn’t take the advances unless you need it

7:00 Protecting your music when you self publish

7:45 Great resources for writers

8:22 Publishing in a nutshell

Resources:

ASCAP BMI CD Baby Pro Song Town

Connect with Rick:

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64. Episode 42: Publishing Deals Explained
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On this episode, Rick continues answering questions from his email subscribers. Today he discusses the 2 types of publishing deals. Rick gives us some insider information on the hiring process, what staffed songwriters make and an inside look of the publishing process. If you are a songwriter, this episode is for you.

“Hold on to your publishing as long as you can. The person that holds the copyright is the person that gets to make the rules and decisions. ”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

2:45 What is a publishing deal

3:25 2 types of publishing deals

4:50 What it’s like being a staff writer

7:00 Getting your songs out there on your own

8:00 Why you should hold on to your publishing as long as you can

8:23 The journey of a song written by a staffed writer

 

Connect with Rick:

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65. Episode 41: What You Should Be Doing with Free Content
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Recently, Rick asked his followers what they want to hear on the podcast. So, on today’s show, Rick is sorting through his mail and answering your questions. He gives tips on posting to your socials, as well as tips on what your website should look like.

 

“You may be listening to the podcast, but are you doing what I teach on the podcast?.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

2:50 The issue with free content

4:00 Different music career paths

6:00 Tips for posting on social media

8:00 Why your website should match your music

8:15 Applying the information given on the podcast

9:30 One of the biggest mistakes companies are making with their social media

10:00 Things to look for in upcoming episodes

Connect with Rick:

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66. Episode 40: Rick's Review of Indepreneur's New Music Marketing Library
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick discusses a new product from one of his favorite podcasts, Creative Juice. Aimed at the indie artist, you don’t want to miss the great content this program has to offer. Tune in to hear why Rick stands behind this product and its creators.

 

“You never, know it all. Things are always changing.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:10 Why Rick buys his competitors’ programs

3:24 Circa’s passion about the indie artists

5:00 Who is The Creative Juice Podcast for?

6:10 New changes to the Indepreneur program

Resources:

Indepreneur | Music Marketing That Works The Creative Juice Podcast Perpetual Traffic Podcast

Connect with Rick:

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67. Episode 39: The Mindset You Need to Make it in the Music Industry
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On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick passionately shares his thoughts on artists looking for validation. Artists must realize that they are the only ones that can make their goals and dreams happen.  Rick also discusses the work ethic and mindset that you need to make the right connections and be successful in the music industry.

 

“If you are waiting for someone else to give you permission to achieve your goals and dreams...STOP IT.”
-Rick Barker

  

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Time Stamps:

2:30 Why you don’t need anybody's validation

3:12 Do you have the skills that you need?

4:00 Is the system not working, or is it you that’s not working?

4:50 Having the right connections

5:50 Stand out! DO NOT BE GENERIC

7:41 Recap of this podcast’s key points

8:40 Don’t waste your time, educate yourself

9:20 How to approach professionals

People Mentioned:

Gary Vaynerchuk - Wikipedia LeBron James - Wikipedia

Connect with Rick:

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68. Episode 38: What To Do and Not Do When Auditioning for Reality Shows
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint we are discussing TV talent shows once again! This time Rick gives us 10 valuable tips to follow when creating a submitting video for auditions. Currently, The Launch, American Idol and The Voice are all accepting audition videos, so make sure you take notes and apply these tips to your submissions.

“Because you’re doing a video submission [to TV talent shows], take the time to practice.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:17 Mistakes Rick has seen in submission videos

3:39 Tip # 1 Make sure your audio is crisp

3:47 Tip # 2-3 Telling your story with clarity

4:30 Tip # 4-5 Give us the best you in the shortest amount of time

4:53 Tip # 6 Don’t let your instrument drown out your voice

5:32 Tip # 7-8 Looking your best in front of the camera

6:15 Tip # 9- 10 Reviewing your video

Resources:

The Launch American Idol The Voice Fanbase Blueprint

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69. Episode 37: How to Handle Your Fan Requests
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On today’s episode, Rick gives us a behind the scenes look at meet and greets. He shares some of strange requests and his experiences he has had with Taylor Swift and Trent Harmon fans. Rick also teaches us how to properly deal with these sometimes awkward situations.

“A lot of times fans take things very personal when they have a request, but we have to take a look at the long term repercussions.”
-Rick Barker

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:40 Dealing with strange requests from fans

2:46 The story behind why Taylor Swift stopped meet and greets

5:20 Current situation going on with Trent Harmon

6:30 What you do for one fan you have to do for all

7:11 Leave the hard decisions up to the manager

8:00 Why many artist won't look at fan’s emails and social media comments

Connect with Rick:

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70. Episode 36: How To Schedule Your Social Media Posting Efficiently?
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On today’s episode, Rick debunks the most common social media myth, that being active on social media will take up all of your time. Rick gives you some tips on how and when to schedule your posts so that you won’t be stuck on your socials all day.

“Treat your social media like your meal plan. Give them something for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

2:03 Does being active on social media require a lot of time?

2:20 Determining what type of relationship you want to develop with fans

3:00 What times you should be posting

3:40 Tips for creating content

4:16 Recycling your popular content

5:03 How to track your content

5:15 Tips for scheduling posts

Resources:

Canva

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71. Episode 35: How to Interact with fans in Person
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Grab and pen and paper! Today Rick shares insider tips on how to interact with fans, face to face. He gives practical information on how to manage the time that you spend with your fans so that things don’t get chaotic. Also, discover some of the best practices for selling your merchandise.

 

“You never want to be so big that you don’t have time for your fans, they are the only thing that keep you alive.”
-Rick Barker

  

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

1:50 What goes on at the CMA Music Fest

4:17 Tips on maintaining your fan base

4:55 When is it ok to approach someone famous?

5:30 What to do when you're with a fan and time is limited

6:33 Why you shouldn’t rush fans if you have the time

7:29 How to set limits when doing meet and greets

8:05 How to move your merchandise during meet and greets

9:25 How to get people to your merchandise table

10:10 Utilizing the best time to sell merchandise

Resources:

CMA Music Fest Bonnaroo Nashville Universe 

People Mentioned:

Bobby Bones

Connect with Rick:

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72. Episode 34: Finding Your Why and Multiple Revenue Streams as a Musician with Bree Noble
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Today on The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick sits down with the creator of Female Entrepreneur Musician Podcast & Female Musician Academy, Bree Noble. On this episode Bree and Rick discuss why you need to know your purpose as a musician.  Also, tune in to find out how other artists are utilizing Facebook live and Facebook retargeting.

 

“You need to tailor your music business for what works for you.”
-Bree Noble

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

4:00 The 5 stages of music career growth

7:33 Why social media presence is a must when your on Spotify

8:50 What are your business responsibilities as an artist

9:18 Are your fans sharing your music?

10:25 How Bree started with house concerts

12:25 Understanding why connecting with your fans is important

14:00 How to utilize Facebook Live and re-targeting

17:24 How fans develop a relationship with you

21:30 Why you must know your “why”

Connect with Bree:

Facebook Twitter Femusician.com Podcast on iTunes

Connect with Rick:

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73. Episode 33: How to Get a Manager to Approach You
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Today on The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick continues his discussion on managers. On this episode, he discusses what you can do to make yourself attractive to a manager and the skills that you need to effectively manage yourself. Unlock the secret of how to get managers to approach you.

 

“Get the ball rolling and managers will find you.”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

2:45 How a managers position has changed over the years

5:20 Deciding which is financially best for you (hiring or DIY)

6:30 Things to be aware of when signing contracts

6:49 Skills you need to have as a DIY manager

7:30 Do you need a manager to introduce you to record labels?

8:13 How to get managers to find you

9:35 Deciding if a manager is right for you

 

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74. Episode 32: Do You Need a Manager or a Coach?
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick is on the road with American Idol winner, Trent Harmon, as his manager. He gives us the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a manager.  Stay tuned to find out if you need a manager or a mentor.

 

“You can learn the skills that I have if you are willing to put in the work, time and investment and go out and get a mentor.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

Tell us here!

 

Time Stamps:

1:22 Do you need a manager or do you need a coach?

2:50 Why you need to be your first manager

4:00 What is a manager’s role?

4:56 What are a manager’s regular duties?

6:30 Why it’s hard to find a manager

7:49 Rick’s virtual manager program

8:25 What to look for in a manager

 

Resources

CMA Fest Trent Harmon Rascal Flatts Tour

 

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75. Episode 31: What it Takes to Get Signed to a Major Label
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick shares insider information on how major record labels operate. He shares the answers to these common questions, “What does it take to get signed by a major label” and “How much engagement does a label want to see before they sign you?”.  Also, stay tuned to find out why it may be in your best interest to not get signed early in your career.

 

“The person who thinks they need a major label to be successful is not the right person to be signed to a label.”
-Rick Barker

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

Tell us here!

 

Time Stamps:

1:39 What are you bringing to the table?

2:00 How to keep a record label

2:30 How record labels operate

4:11 How to make labels want to work with immediately

6:33 How much engagement does a label want to see before they sign you?

7:10 How to show your worth to a label

 

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76. Episode 30: Why You Need to Know Your Weaknesses
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick sits down with Scotty Huff, a jack of all trades.  Scotty is a fellow podcaster that is a singer, songwriter, record producer and musician. He shares why it is so important to know your personal limitations when it comes to your talents. Also, stay tuned to find out if horns are making a come back in country music.

 

“Know your strengths but more importantly know your weaknesses.”
-Scotty Huff

 

 

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:
1:57 Scotty Huff’s journey to Nashville

5:38 What not to do when you come to Nashville

6:28 Why you need to know your strengths and weaknesses

7:22 Why you shouldn’t let others push you into opportunities that don’t fit you

11:09 Scotty Huff’s current projects

11:30 Are horns making a comeback?

 

Connect with Scotty:

Facebook Instagram Twitter Music Stuff Podcast

 

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77. Episode 29: Why No One Can Make You a Star
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick speaks on why he can not make you a star. He also discusses the right attitude you should possess when reaching out to people in the industry. Also, stay tuned to hear how you can get on anybody in the music industries good side.

 

“Equip yourself with the right tools and knowledge to go out and get your own experiences.”
-Rick Barker

 


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Time Stamps:

1:37 Why I can not make you a star

2:55 When you ask advice, expect a critique

4:06 What happens when you reach out to someone in the industry

5:30 My purpose is to prepare you

6:00 How you can get on anyone in the industries good side

7:33 A lesson on behaving yourself on social media

 

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78. Episode 28: How to Make and Schedule Content for Different Platforms
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick discusses a common theme at Music Biz 2018, content -- how it should be made and when to use it. He goes into depth on the importance of native content and the differences between platforms. Also, stay tuned to hear Rick’s sequential marketing strategy for Facebook.

 

“You need to provide the proper content. It may take longer, but the payoff is huge. ”
-Rick Barker

What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?

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Time Stamps:

2:26 Native Content, what it is and how to do it

4:37 The video differences amongst the platforms

5:20 How long your video should be for a “cold” audience

6:18 Sequential Marketing-how to utilize it and hook your audience

 

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79. Episode 27: Utilizing Twitter as an Music Artist
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick interviews the Twitter expert,  Madalyn Sklar. They go into depth on important features artists should be utilizing on Twitter. Also, stay tuned to hear Madalyn’s expert advice on the best video practices for Twitter.

 

“Be on there every day to stay visible, consistency is the best thing you can do. ”
-Madalyn Sklar

 



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Time Stamps:
4:50 Rick’s favorite features on Twitter

5:50 Madalyn’s favorite Twitter features

6:20 The ad’s platform

7:22 Thes best way to utilize lists on Twitter

12:30 Optimum video strategies for Twitter

14:41 Is it possible to tweet too much?

16:26 Madalyn’s advice to artists using the platform

 

People Mentioned:

Michael Stelzner : Social Media Examiner Grant Cardone - Author, Entrepreneur, Producer, Training Expert

 

Connect with Madalyn:

Twitter Facebook Instagram iTunes Podcast www.madalynsklar.com

 

Connect with Rick:

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80. Episode 26: Key Takeaways from Canadian Music Week 2018
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick shares his experiences at the Canadian Music Week. He goes into depth on his key takeaways from a session with industry leaders. Also, stay tuned to hear critical press release advice from a well known Variety magazine writer.

 

“You are not going to take over the whole world if you can’t take over your own town. ”
-Rick Barker

 

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Time Stamps:

1:30 Rick’s weekend at  Canadian Music Week experience

3:04 Canadian government gives grants to artists

5:06 What is your story?

5:46 Know what you want when you approach decision makers

8:18 Why you need to become studious with all that you do

 

People Mentioned:

Ebony Hailey Shirley Halperin

 

Resources:

Songtradr The Canadian Music Week

 

Connect with Rick:

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81. Episode 25: Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset as an Artist
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On this episode of The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick sits down with musician, author, and founder of the world's first and only all-Asian American dance-rock band, Simon Tam. They go into depth on what you should be focusing your time on as an “entrepreneurial” artist. Also, stay tuned to hear how Simon’s band won their Supreme Court Case against the US government for their right to be called “The Slants”.

 

“Social media is like the world’s biggest cocktail party. ”
-Simon Tam


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Time Stamps:

3:28 The difference between an entrepreneur, business person, and freelancer

6:44 Are you spending too much time learning and not enough time doing?

7:50 How to discern what information is you need to be successful

9:49 What you should be posting on social media

12:54 Rick’s best advice for musicians

14:55 Having the right mindset to build a fan base

20:27 Things that have helped Rick grow his business

31:42 The Slant’s unique niches

32:15 All about The Slants Supreme Court Case

 

People Mentioned:

Seth Godin Gary Vaynerchuk Rascal Flatts Dan + Shay Grant Cardone Ari Herstand

Resources:

The Fan Base Blueprint Crushing It! By Gary V The Millionaire Messenger By Brendon Burchard Social Media Lab  by Agorapulse Kevin Hart's Life Lessons By Kevin Hart James Corden Autobiography By James Corden You Are A Badass By Jen Sincero Start With Why By Simon Sinek How to Make it in the New Music Business By Ari Herstand The Music Industry Connection The Slants Supreme Court Case - Comedy Central

 

Connect with Simon:

Instagram Facebook simontam.org www.theslants.com

 

Connect with Rick:

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82. Episode 24: Who Is Holding You Back From Reaching Your Full Potential?
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Do you find yourself blaming others because YOU haven’t reached your goals? Then this episode is for you. Rick shares how he came to the realization that he was hindering himself. Once it became clear that HE needed to go out and get the knowledge he was lacking, things began to change. Tune in to hear this inspiring story.

 

“If you don’t know it, learn it. ”
-Rick Barker

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Key Highlights:  

⇾Find out if you are the reason your career is not advancing

⇾Why you need mentors

⇾Discover the 3 things you need to be successful

Time Stamps:

2:25 Are you blaming others for holding you back?

3:20 Why we need mentors and coaches

4:47 The 3 things you need to be successful: The Knowledge, The Tools, and The Team

5:30 The importance of being able to ask questions

7:39 Survey done on music students

8:03 Don’t hold yourself back because of your lack of knowledge

 

Resources:

The Fan Base Blueprint

 

Connect with Rick:

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83. Episode 23: Must Have Website Features with Bandzoogle's Dave Cool
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On today’s show Rick is joined by Dave Cool from Bandzoogle. They discuss the importance of artists having their own website. Dave and Rick discuss new features from Bandzoogle as well as the necessities for a user-friendly, functioning website. Tune in to hear more about what features need to be included on your site.


“If you have poor quality images on your site, people are going to make a judgment about your music before they even hear it. ”
-Dave Cool

 

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Key Highlights:  

⇾Find out why you need a website

⇾The top 3 mistakes artists make on their websites

⇾Discover the “must haves” for your website features


Time Stamps:

5:13 A little bit about Bandzoogle

6:29 Bandzoogle website features

7:11 Why you need a website

8:05 Dave Cool’s Backstory

10:20 Common mistakes artists make on their websites

16:00 Utilizing electronic press kits

18:04 The must-haves for a website

18:49 Bandzoogle email tools

 

Resources:

Bandzoogle.com CD Baby Blog Ari's Take Gary V's Podcast Perpetual Traffic Sonicbids The Launch MailChimp GetResponse AWeber


Connect with Dave:

Twitter Instagram Dave Cool Website

 

Connect with Rick:

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84. Episode 22: How to Know if an Opportunity Will be Worth it or Not
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Every opportunity or investment may not be right for you. To save yourself time and money you should be analyzing the benefits that it will bring to you. In this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick discusses how he determines which opportunities and investments are right for him and how you can do the same.

“When opportunities come to you, sit down and take a good look at the long-term benefits, if its a good investment figure out how to make it happen. ”
-Rick Barker

 

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Key Highlights: 

⇾ Find out the questions to ask when a vendor contacts you about an engagement

⇾ Learn how to determine if an opportunity will benefit you

⇾ The process you need to go through to analyze an opportunity



Time Stamps:

1:54 Questions to ask when a vendor contacts you about an engagement

4:41 How to determine if an opportunity will benefit you

5:10 Rick shares how he analyzed a recent investment

9:00 Why you need to have good credit

9:35 The process you need to go through to analyze an opportunity


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85. Episode 21: Why You DON'T Want to Get Discovered Before You’re Ready
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“Just because you played well on the college level, doesn't mean you are ready for the NBA”.  You have to bring your “A” game to be considered by record labels. There are so many artists out there that the record labels are looking for reasons to turn you down, so don’t give them any. On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick tells us exactly why you do not want to get discovered before you’re ready. And what you need to have to be considered by a label.



“You are not competing against the other unsigned artists, you are competing for space. So the goal is to put yourself in a position to be able to compete”
-Rick Barker



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Key Highlights:  
⇾Find out why you don’t want to get discovered before you are ready
⇾Understand what you need to have to be considered by a record company
⇾Discover the best way to get in front of the right people in Nashville


Time Stamps:
2:55 Why I ask for help and hire professionals

4:46 Why you don’t want to get discovered before you are ready

5:40 What you need to have to be considered by a record company

6:47 What you are competing for when trying to get signed

7:19 The Nashville Process: How you get a deal in Nashville

9:49 Put yourself in the right position for the right time


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86. Episode 20: Why You Should Give Someone a Chance Before You Judge
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Have you ever been judged for something before you were given the opportunity to prove yourself? On this podcast, Rick shares his past trials and tribulations when he was Taylor Swift’s manager. He discusses the ridicule he got for approaching things differently. Rick also discusses the recent comments on Bobby Bones as the American Idol mentor.

“Too many people have opinions but not many people have the research to back that opinion.”
-Rick Barker


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Key Highlights:  
⇾Find out some of the things that Rick went through early on as Taylor Swift’s manager
⇾Understand why Bobby Bones is an amazing mentor and great fit for American Idol
⇾Discover why Rick makes all of his artists listen to the Bobbycast

Time Stamps:
2:40 Rick’s experiences with being judged by others
4:08 Bobby Bones strengths as a mentor on American Idol
4:45 People questioning Bobby Bones as a mentor
5:35 Rick’s experiences on American Idol
6:11 Rick’s relationship with Bobby Bones
6:56 Review of Bobbycast- Why Rick makes all of his artists listen to it
7:31 Let’s show support and stop the negativity
8:16 Trent Harmon’s new releases and return to American Idol

 

Resources:

Bobby Bones The Bobby Bones Show on iHeartradio Bare Bones By Bobby Bones Fail Until You Don't By Bobby Bones Trent Harmon's New Album Trent Harmon - You Got 'Em All (Official Video)

 

Connect with Rick:

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87. Episode 19: How to Start Making Money as an Independent Artist
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Did you know that the majority of artists that are signed to labels are in debt? In fact, there are more independent artists making money than there are signed to labels. On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick is joined by Greg Wilnau from the Musician Monster’s podcast. Tune in to find out how this independent artist went from working a job he hated to making money off of his music.

"I realized that the only reason why I wasn’t making money from my music was because I was hoping that someone else would come along and do it for me."  

-Greg Wilnau

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Key Highlights:  
⇾Discover why you may be better off as an independent artist

⇾Find out the 1st step to making income off of live performances

⇾Understand the mindset you need as an independent artist


Time Stamps:

3:36 From a broke band drummer to business owner/world traveler

5:39 This is what you need to do if you want to get anywhere in life

6:45 Why you are better off being an independent artist vs signed to a label

8:40 Owning up to your decisions and stop being dependant on others

11:40 The 1st step to creating income from your music

13:57 Advice to musicians who do not like to ask for money

16:51 How Taylor Swift encouraged her fans to meet her

17:38 Breaking the ice with an honest story

21:36 The mindset shift that allowed Greg to live off of his music

 

Resources:

Live Show Blueprint (Learn the steps to earn income at every live performance) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey Airpods

 

Connect with Greg:

Musician Monster Podcast on iTunes musicianmonster.com Twitter Instagram Facebook

 

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88. Episode 18: Why You Shouldn't Take Things Personally in the Music Industry
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“Don’t take things personally!” Sometimes that’s easier said than done. On today’s show, Rick gives us some insight on why we shouldn't take things so personally when it comes to the music industry. He shares some great information on how to get your music solicited, what expos you should be attending and why you should not act “out of character” on social media. If you have been trying to get off the unsolicited list and into the ears of a record label president, this one is for you.

“When you are interacting with someone in the industry and something does not go the way you want it to go... don’t show a side of you... that someone will not want to work with, don't take it personal.”

-Rick Barker

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Key Highlights:  
⇾Rick share the best way to get off the unsolicited material list
⇾Find out some great events for songwriters to get discovered
⇾Understand why you can not take things personally in the music industry

Time Stamps:

1:32 What is considered unsolicited material? And why

3:22 The best way to get solicited

4:12 Take the advice that people give you and educate yourself

5:50 The 2nd best way to get solicited

6:48 To get more knowledge you have to spend time or money or both

10:06 If someone has invested in me, I am obligated to invest in them

11:55 In the music industry you can NOT take things personally

 

Resources:

Performance Rights Organization (PRO)

ASCAP BMI SESAC SOCAN

Events

NSAI ASCAP Expo The Durango Songwriters Expo

 

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89. Episode 17: The #1 Career Killer
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It was once said that patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. The same holds true in the music industry. On today's show, Rick talks about the importance of having patience when trying to build your career as an artist. So many people are trying to be discovered today, find out why that may not be such a good idea.


“In my opinion, the biggest killer of careers is the lack of patience.”
-Rick Barker

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Key Highlights:  

⇾Find out Rick’s opinion of the #1 career killer
⇾Understand what labels are looking for when they meet you
⇾Realize the opportunities that are presenting themselves

Time Stamps:

2:00 The # 1 career killer in the music industry

2:53 Understand what labels are looking for

3:57 Why you do NOT want to be the best-kept secret

4:47 Invest in the education that you need to prepare yourself

6:05 Do NOT rush the process

6:46 Are you realizing the opportunities that are presenting themselves?

 

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90. Episode 16: Real Artists Don't Starve with Jeff Goins
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In this industry, there are two types of people, the starving artist, and the thriving artist. Both are very talented but there is one major difference, their mindset.  Jeff Goins, author of the best selling book, “Real Artists Don't Starve”, joins Rick on this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint. Listen in as Rick and Jeff discuss the mindset you need to make a decent living off of your art. This is a podcast you don't want to miss!


“Before you become a professional, you have to think like a professional.”
-Jeff Goins

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Key Highlights:  

⇾Find out the mindset difference between the starting artist and thriving artist
⇾Why you need to define what success means to you
⇾Jeff Goins gives his best advice to artists (a lesson from the wealthiest artist of the Renaissance)

Time Stamps:

2:39 The starving artist vs the thriving artist

4:34 The mindset difference between the starting artist and thriving artist

6:47 How Jeff became successful following the unconventional path

8:38 This musician went from making $150,000 to multiple millions and retired at 38

9:50 Why you should seek success, not fame

12:58 What does success mean to you?

14:04 Don’t let misery drive your success,

15:30 This is why you need to separate yourself from your work

21:08 Jeff Goins best advice to artists (the story of the wealthiest artist of the Renaissance)

 

Resources:

Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk Audible

 

People Mentioned:

Brendon Burchard Gary Vaynerchuk

 

Connect with Jeff:

Instagram Twitter goinswriter.com

 

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91. Episode 15: Rick's Favorite Podcasts
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Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans listening to a podcast in their busy schedules? You’re not the only one that listens to podcasts, Rick is a huge podcast fan as well. Podcasts are super convenient and they’re the best way to gain knowledge on topics that interest you. On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick shares his 6 favorite podcasts. These podcasts have shaped and molded Rick into who he is today. And we know they will be a great resource for you as well.

“I’m going to give you access to the tools to get you out of whatever situation you happen to be in. [But] you ultimately have to do the work .”
-Rick Barker

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Key Highlights:  

⇾Find out which podcast practically gave Rick an MBA in marketing 
⇾Discover who’s mailing list you NEED to be on
⇾Rick shares his absolute favorite podcast


Time Stamps:

2:57 Rick practically got an MBA in marketing from listening to this podcast
3:47 Even if you don’t subscribe to this podcast, you NEED their newsletter
4:33 This guy will give you all the tools for a no-nonsense approach to marketing
5:59 If you need help with the technical side of the music industry this show is for you
6:46 Want to stay up to date with what's going on in the music industry? Try this podcast
7:00 Rick’s absolute favorite podcast

 

Connect with the I Love Marketing Podcast

iTunes Instagram ilovemarketing.com

Connect with the Social Media Marketing Podcast

iTunes Instagram Socialmediaexaminer.com

Connect with the #AskGaryVee Podcast

iTunes Instagram Garyvaynerchuk.com

Connect with the Creative Juice Podcast

iTunes Instagram Indepreneur.com

Connect with the DIY Musician Podcast

iTunes Instagram Cdbabypodcast.com

Connect with the Bobbycast Podcast

iTunes Instagram bobbybones.com

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92. Episode 14: The Best Advice for Young Artists Trying to Stand Out
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Has someone you admire in the music industry ever granted you facetime? In this fast-paced industry, it doesn't happen often, so when it does you better not miss out. On today’s show, Rick tells us about a similar incident that happened to him. Listen in as he draws some very relevant advice from the mistakes of others.

 

“Your sound is not identified by data and analytics. Your sound is identified by who you are and who you want to be as a musician. If you are trying to be like everyone else you’re never going to be yourself.”

-Rick Barker

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Key Highlights:  

⇾Why your music needs to be fresh
⇾Understanding the mindset you need to be successful
⇾How to deal with trolls and bitter people

Time Stamps:
1:50 Dear young artists, don't make these mistakes
3:00 The dangers of making yourself seem bigger than you are
3:46 How to identify your sound
4:41 Why your songs need to sound fresh
5:10 Constantly bragging? Not a good idea
6:07 What you should do when a mentor offers facetime
8:35 Understanding the mindset you need to be successful
9:10 Dealing with trolls and bitter people

 

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93. Episode 13: Email Marketing is Not Dead! Here's Why
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Rick sits down with Ian Clifford, founder of makeitinmusic.com, to discuss the importance of email marketing. While some think it’s a dead art, Ian and Rick explain why it is a necessity for every “do it yourself” artist. In addition, they give you the rundown on how to build a mailing list and an effective marketing sequence as well. Plus listen in for the exclusive offer only for MIB podcast listeners!

 

“In the past 10 years the importance a website and mailing list hasn’t changed at all. Obviously social media sites have come and gone and that’s a real indicator of why your mailing list should be a primary method of reaching out to your fan base.”

-Ian Clifford

 

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Key Highlights:  

⇾Why having an email marketing strategy is still relevant

⇾Effective strategies for obtaining people's email addresses

⇾What a compelling email marketing strategy should look like

 

Time Stamps:

3:10 Is email marketing still relevant?

4:45 The difference between a follower on Facebook/Instagram and someone on your email list

6:24 Proper email communication 101

7:13 Effective strategies for obtaining people's email addresses

10:45 The importance of being a “do it yourself” artist

13:22 How your website and email marketing sequence should go

15:20 Becoming a dork about your data

16:36 Insider tip: Ask your fans things about themselves

 

Resources

Get Response
MailChimp
Aweber


Connect with Make It In Music

Exclusive offer for MIB listeners
www.makeitinmusic.com


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94. Episode 12: Q&A with Rick Barker
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It’s Q and A time on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast. Rick is scrolling down Twitter and Instagram and answering your questions. In this episode Rick gives valuable advice for aspiring songwriters that want to get the attention of artists and labels. Also, find out what you could be potentially wasting your time on as an independent artist and where that time would be better spent.

 

“What I see most independent artists not doing, is putting a value on their time.”

-Rick Barker

 

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Key Highlights:  

⇾ Valuable marketing advice for aspiring songwriters

⇾ Which social platforms you need to be active on

⇾ Find out where you should be spending your time as an independent artist

 

Time Stamps:

01:24 What’s the hardest part about the music industry/business?

03:39 What advice do you have on presenting your songs to artists/labels if you are a new writer?

05:22 Do you see podcasts becoming more prominent than they already are?

06:30 Advice for aspiring songwriters

08:37 Should I be active on all social media platforms?

10:35 What is something you see independent artists wasting their time on?

12:31 What's an effective way to approach playlist curators?

13:41 Should I move to Nashville as a business move?

 

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95. Episode 11: Being Your Authentic Self
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Do you have what it takes to become the first you? Everyone wants to be the next Taylor Swift or the next Bruno Mars but rarely do artists say they want to be their authentic self. In this episode, Rick breaks down how you should be evaluating yourself as an artist. If you are going to be the next big hit, you need to know your strengths and have some clearly defined goals. Rick shares some key questions you should be asking yourself, you don't want to miss this episode.

 

“Be the first you.”

-Rick Barker

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Key Highlights:  

 

⇾ Don’t be the next Taylor Swift, be the first you

⇾ Figuring out your own personal strengths

⇾ Evaluate and establish your career goals

 

Time Stamps:

 

1:34 What does it takes to be the next Taylor Swift?

2:36 Understanding that your fan base is key

3:07 The Gary V of the music business

4:07 Figuring out your current strengths

5:50 The necessary work ethic

7:10 Understanding the music business

7:30 Establishing your goals

8:06 Research before you put your product out

 

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96. Episode 10: Branding, Storytelling and Social Media Marketing with Co Founder of Blitzmetrics Logan Young
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On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint special guest Logan Young joins Rick to discuss branding, storytelling and some key information about social media marketing. Logan is the co-founder and head of training for Blitzmetrics. Blitzmetrics creates Facebook dashboards and micro-targeted ad campaigns for brands such as the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.  

 

“Failures are either stumbling blocks or stepping stones, it’s really up to you.”

- Logan Young

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Key Highlights:  

⇾ Dealing with rejection

⇾ Tips for branding and storytelling

⇾ Plumbing - Know what’s going on with the content you put out

 

Time Stamps:

02:19 Logan Young’s backstory

04:20 Being rejected by other creatives

04:45 What kept Logan going after many failures

08:40 Tips for branding and storytelling

10:47 Focus on being you

12:44 Plumbing - Knowing what is going on with the content you put out there

16:15 The story of the bologna principle

 

Resources & Links

Dennis Yu Facebook Page Blitzmetrics Facebook Blitzmetrics.com

 

Connect with Logan

Logan Young Facebook Page Linkedin Contact: Logan@blitzmetrics.com (remember to mention this podcast or “hot single Mormon girls” in the subject line)

 

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97. Episode 9: Is Your Music Just an Expensive Hobby?
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Are you really in the music business or is it just an expensive hobby? Find out the harsh truth on this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint. Rick delves into the necessity of having a marketing budget and a strong relationship with your fan base to bring in the revenue.


“If you can’t get 1000 fans to give you $5, you haven’t built a strong enough relationship with them.”
- Rick Barker

 

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Key Highlights:

⇾ Are you treating your music like a hobby or a business
⇾ Shocking results from Rick’s revenue survey of 200 artists
⇾ Building a profitable relationship with your fans

Time Stamps:
1:36 Are you treating your music as a hobby or a business?
3:37 Facebook changes- Your content MUST be high quality and engaging
4:28 Artists must learn how to market
5:49 Rick’s artist revenue survey
6:14 A harsh reality- if you don't make $5000 a year on music, you’re not in the music industry
7:26 You have to think of your music as a business
7:51 Build a relationship with your fans
8:10 Facebook marketing tips

Resources & Links

Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
Creative Juice Podcast


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98. Episode 8: The TV Talent Show Conversation Continues!
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The conversation continues! After our first episode about TV talent shows our listeners had a lot of questions! This question in particular kept coming up, “Why have the television shows had such a hard time breaking in artists?” Find out Rick’s answer to this question and the keys to solve this problem on today’s podcast. (In case you missed it, here’s the first episode on TV Talent Shows)

“It’s not hard to get a record deal, it’s hard to keep it .”
- Rick Barker

 

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Key Highlights:

⇾ Whose responsibility is it to make the winning artist a star
⇾ What you should be doing in the early weeks of the show
⇾ Things you need to do before signing a TV talent show contract

Time Stamps:

2:00 Why have the television shows had a hard time breaking artists?
2:32 Why Blake Shelton always wins!
3:17 Whose responsibility is it to make you a star?
4:41 What you should be doing on social media while on the show
5:32 Things you need to do before you sign the contract
7:24 Danielle Bradbery after The Voice
8:42 Letting the artists grow

Resources & Links

Television Talent Show Part 1
Danielle Bradbery- Worth It

People Mentioned

Trent Harmon
Lauren Alaina
Scotty McCreery
Danielle Bradbery

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99. Episode 7: How Episode 8: American Idol Winner Trent Harmon and Rick Overcame Adversity
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In life, especially as an artist, there will be times when things don't go as planned. What you do in those moments can make or break your career. Today, Rick talks about the amazing perseverance American Idol winner, Trent Harmon displayed as he went through some astronomical challenges after the show. From a managing company that went bankrupt to a label that folded, find out how this young artist overcame his worst nightmare.

“When plans get changed, you can either whine and complain about it or you can make adjustments.”

- Rick Barker

 

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Key Highlights:

⇾Understanding that things will not always go as planned

⇾How to persevere through tough times

⇾The reward of making adjustments

 

Time Stamps:

03:00 Trent Harmon’s difficulties after American Idol

05:51 Wanting to call it quits

06:24 What Trent did to persevere through his tough times

06:56 The support of great fans

07:34 Trent’s breakthrough

 

Resources & Links

Trent Harmon on iTunes

 

People Mentioned

Trent Harmon

 

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100. Episode 6: Television Talent Shows, Which One is Right for You?
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American Idol, The Voice, The Launch…. the list goes on and on. There are so many TV talent shows out there but which one is right for you? On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Rick discusses the pro’s and con’s of TV talent shows and what marketing tools you need to have in place before your name goes up in lights. Listen in as Rick gives his expert advice on each TV show to help you decide which one would be the best fit for you.

 

“Once the door opens and we put you in the door, the rest is on you.”

- Rick Barker

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Key Highlights:  

⇾ Understanding the purpose of TV talent shows

⇾ What you need to have in place before you go on a TV talent show

⇾ Which TV talent show is right for you

 

Time Stamps

03:18 - Things that you need to have set up before you go on a TV talent show

04:41 - Rick’s review of American Idol

05:23 - Rick’s review of The Voice

06:18 - Rick’s review of The Four

07:26 - Rick’s review of America’s Got Talent

07:56 - Rick’s favorite TV Talent Show - The Launch

 

Resources & Links

American Idol The Voice The Four America's Got Talent The Launch

 

People Mentioned

Scott Borchetta from Big Machine Label Group

 

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