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The Unstarving Musician features weekly interviews with independent musicians, songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals who share their experience and expertise on recording, touring, marketing, the business of music, and more. This is all intended to help you, the independent DIY music artists create a sustainable and profitable music career. Continue Reading >>
The Unstarving Musician features weekly interviews with independent musicians, songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals who share their experience and expertise on recording, touring, marketing, the business of music, and more. This is all intended to help you, the independent DIY music artists create a sustainable and profitable music career. << Show Less
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Creating a business around your music and artistic sides–Fabiana Claure (Ep 233) Fabiana Claure is a concert pianist and educator who has created a business around her music and artistic sides. Teaching others how to do the same is her passion. Fabiana resides in the U.S., but has also lived in Bolivia and Cuba. She says that living abroad has given her a helpful global perspective toward music, entrepreneurship and education. She founded The Musician’s Profit Umbrella® business mentorship program for musicians. Fabiana was also Founder and Director of the Music Business and Entrepreneurship program at the University of North Texas, which is not far from my hometown of Fort Worth. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree with cognates in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami. She received a master's a from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's from College of Charleston. Her credentials run deep in education, music performance and entrepreneurship. You can learn more about her street cred at  fabianaclaure.com. In this conversation... In this conversation Fabiana and I discuss living and growing up abroad, her adventures in education and as faculty at North Texas University, the concept of aligning artistic, personal, and professional strengths into a unified sense of identity, her Musician’s Profit Umbrella mentorship program, creating a business while staying true to one's artistic side, and more. Fabiana periodically runs an online master class, in which you can get an idea of what she and The Musician’s Profit Umbrella are all about. I encourage you to learn more about that at fabianaclaure.com. Please enjoy my conversation with Fabiana Claure. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Mentioned in this Episode Visit UnstarvingMusician.com for links related to this episode. This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com/Podcasts for related links, episode transcripts and past guests. Sign up for the Unstarving Musician email newsletter at UnstarvingMusician.com Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube
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Creating a business around your music and artistic sides–Fabiana Claure (Ep 233) Fabiana Claure is a concert pianist and educator who has created a business around her music and artistic sides. Teaching others how to do the same is her passion. Fabiana resides in the U.S., but has also lived in Bolivia and Cuba. She says that living abroad has given her a helpful global perspective toward music, entrepreneurship and education. She founded The Musician’s Profit Umbrella® business mentorship program for musicians. Fabiana was also Founder and Director of the Music Business and Entrepreneurship program at the University of North Texas, which is not far from my hometown of Fort Worth. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree with cognates in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami. She received a master's a from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's from College of Charleston. Her credentials run deep in education, music performance and entrepreneurship. You can learn more about her street cred at  fabianaclaure.com. In this conversation... In this conversation Fabiana and I discuss living and growing up abroad, her adventures in education and as faculty at North Texas University, the concept of aligning artistic, personal, and professional strengths into a unified sense of identity, her Musician’s Profit Umbrella mentorship program, creating a business while staying true to one's artistic side, and more. Fabiana periodically runs an online master class, in which you can get an idea of what she and The Musician’s Profit Umbrella are all about. I encourage you to learn more about that at fabianaclaure.com. Please enjoy my conversation with Fabiana Claure. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Mentioned in this Episode Visit UnstarvingMusician.com for links related to this episode. This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com/Podcasts for related links, episode transcripts and past guests. Sign up for the Unstarving Musician email newsletter at UnstarvingMusician.com Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube
Kevin Breuner On Small Town Poets, CD Baby, Music Distribution And DIY Musician Education (Ep 232) Kevin Breuner of CD Baby joins me in this episode to discuss music distribution, education for the DIY musician, his journey with CD Baby, his band Small Town Poets, and the DIY Musician podcast. CD Baby started out as a place where musicians could circumvent the middleman by selling music CDs direct to fans. It has since evolved into an artist-services platform that helps independent musicians to distribute, promote, and monetize their music outside of the major-label system. Kevin recently celebrated 16 years with CD Baby. When he joined the company, his job was to talking artists. Now he's SVP of Engagement and Education. Kevin also started DIY Musician podcast and he's part of the team that heads up the DIY Music Conference, which returns in August 2022, following a hiatus that was driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this conversation, Kevin and I talk about remote work, the return of his band Small Town Poets, CD Baby (of course), education overwhelm that indie artists face, recent changes in the music industry, music distribution and more. Follow Kevin on Instagram @KBreuner. Hear the DIY Musician Podcast at Podcast.CDBaby.com. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Mentioned in this Episode Visit UnstarvingMusician.com for links related to this episode. This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com/Podcasts for related links, episode transcripts and past guests. Sign up for the Unstarving Musician email newsletter at UnstarvingMusician.com Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube
The Mystery of The Flounder – Cozi Anda Flounder (Ep 231) My conversations with Cozi and Ezra Vancil did not reveal the mystery of the flounder that is Cozi Anda Flounder. I assume that Ezra is the flounder, but they weren't exactly forthcoming about the meaning of the flounder. Ezra implied that the band has vowed never to speak of the flounder.  The duo are the founding members of Cozi Anda Flounder. In this episode, I speak with Cozi and Ezra in two separate conversations, which were originally intended to be two separate episodes. My first conversation is with Cozi Vancil, the young and sultry voice of Cozi Anda Flounder.  Ezra has also appeared in episodes 42, 182 and 187 (links below). They had recently released their first EP called The Place, when Cozi and I spoke. Cozi had previously tracked vocals on and cowrote a song called Parables, which was on Ezra's Family Songbook album. Cozi is the second teenager I've interviewed for this podcast, the other being Radio Disney artist Samantha LaPorta (ep 26). I confess that I find teenagers challenging as an interviewer. I enjoy speaking with them and always have, but I've decided there's a slightly different skill set needed to get the good questions in with teenagers. That's what I've decided and I'm going to solicit advice on how to ask better questions of any future teenage guests. Cozi is an interesting and delightful person. I just felt like I could have done better. I don't know. We had fun nonetheless, or I did anyway. In this conversation w/CoziIn this conversation Cozi and I talk about songwriting, her music influences, working with her dad Ezra, learning the ropes of the music business, growing as a vocalist and songwriter, and a wee bit more. This episode marks is Ezra's fourth appearance on the Unstarving Musician. One of those episodes was Ezra interviewing me about my debut single On Top Of The World, which I've not mentioned in a while. Yes, I've written and recorded a couple of tunes.  You can find links to my music on your music platform of choice by visiting Robonzo.com. Ezra's a lot of fun to speak with, so our chat ultra casual.  In this conversation w/Ezra In this conversation Ezra and I talk about Cozi Anda Flounder, his various other projects, funding his music projects, At Home Records (Ezra's label), separation between artist and label, marketing as an artist, the 90s movement, the evolution of Cozi, live shows, nerves, preparation, falling down, his new studio, the next Cozi Anda Flounder album, and more, more, more. You can hear Cozi Anda Flounder wherever fine music is found and at CoziAndaFlounder.com. Please enjoy my conversations with Cozi and Ezra of Cozi Anda Flounder. Bandzoogle adds built-in Smart Links and Landing Pages for musicians Music website platform Bandzoogle has added a built-in Smart Links feature as well as custom Landing pages to their suite of tools for musicians. The new Smart Links feature allow musicians to easily sell albums and singles directly to their fans commission-free, and link to their music on popular streaming platforms all from a single mobile-friendly page on their own website.  Bandzoogle has also added Landing pages for musicians. These Landing pages can be customized to reflect the goal of their marketing campaign, from selling album pre-orders, offering limited edition merchandise, selling tickets, or building their mailing list. Learn more at Bandzoogle.com and Use promo code “robonzo” to get 15% off the first year of any subscription. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Mentioned in this Episode CoziAndaFlounder.com Ezra Vancil The Place First Aid Kit Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Tom Petty Somewhere You Feel Free Gypsy Tree Related Episodes A Hidden Album Collection Discovery–Ezra Vancil (Ep 42) Keeping Your Side of the Street Clean–Ezra Vancil (Ep 182)</
Stick To Your Guns And Your Vision–Harrison Marcello (Ep 230) Stick to your guns and your vision is what Harrison Marcello of the rock band TEMPT recommends to young bands. This, he says, helps bands stay ready for whatever projects may come their way. He’s a founding member, guitarist and one of the songwriters in TEMPT. The New York City based band has a love for the old school 80s rock sound, which I believe gives them a melodic and pop sensibility. TEMPT reminded me of Def Leppard upon first listen. The band’s younger audiences likely hear them as fresh and new, from a genre perspective. Old guys like me think, “Cool, that sounds familiar. I like it.” Harrison and I remarkably have very similar tastes and experiences with rock music. In our conversation Harrison and I talk about TEMPT’s forthcoming album, their single Living Dangerous, featuring DOROTHY, creating content specifically for fans, business strategy, the formation of TEMPT, their big takeaway from the pandemic, and more. You can learn more about Harrison and his band TEMPT at TemptBand.com. Please enjoy my conversation with Harrison Marcello of TEMPT. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Mentioned in this Episode Related Episodes This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com/Podcasts for related links, episode transcripts and past guests. Sign up for the Unstarving Musician email newsletter at UnstarvingMusician.com Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube
Showing Up Again And Again – Peter Wilson of Four Trips Ahead (Ep 229) Peter Wilson and his bandmates in Four Trips Ahead have been showing up again and again to build a following around their music. The New York based hard rock band punched their way through the pandemic by releasing new music and preparing for the return of live music. In this conversation we talk about Peter's vinyl collection, his band's journey into self producing, comparisons and genres used to describe the band's music, radio expectations for hard rock, Peter's interest in reaching latin markets, generating income during the pandemic, and more. Peter and Four Trips Ahead have been at it since 2003. One of their latest releases is an EP called Remnants, which can be find on all the popular music platforms. Learn more about the band and their music at FourTripsAhead.com. Please enjoy my conversation with Peter Wilson of Four Trips Ahead. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Mentioned in this Episode FourTripsAhead.com This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com/Podcasts for related links, episode transcripts and past guests. Sign up for the Unstarving Musician email newsletter at UnstarvingMusician.com Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube
The Secret To Writing And Recording Songs To Completion – Marc Dold (Ep 228) The secret to writing and recording songs to completion is something that Marc Dold wants to share with all musicians. He is a songwriter, platinum-selling producer, Apple certified Logic Instructor and indie artist known as Mawk Phoenix. This is Marc’s 3rd appearance on the podcast. Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 131) Today’s Indie Musician—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 165) Marc was living in Malta, but had relocated to nearby Gozo when we spoke for this episode. If you’re like me you may need a clue as to where these places are. They are islands in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. Marc and I reconnected as he was finishing up a course called Musical Architects, which he describes as a practical workshop that teaches how to write, arrange, record, produce, mix and finalize a song. Marc has produced and re-mixed for more than 50 major artists such as Nelly Furtado, Luis Fonsi, Paul van Dyk, Peter Gabriel, En Vogue, Alice Cooper, Cindi Lauper, Luther Vandross, Erasure, and many more, leading to several top 5 Billboard Hits including 2 #1 Hits. Needless to say, he’s qualified to teach you and me how to get it done. Topics of discussion… We talk a about his upcoming album and he asks me about my experience recording songs (my first two singles). Also discussed: Marc’s Musical Architects course, getting stuck in the recording process, how he starts his days with deep work in mind, and house concerts. On the topic of Deep Work, Marc mentions a book he was then reading called Deep Work by Cal Newport. Since our conversation for this episode, I heard an interview with the author on the Tim Ferris Show, one of my favorite podcasts. I have since added Deep Work to my reading list. Cal Newport has his own podcast, which I’m now enjoying (link in the show notes below). Please enjoy this conversation with me and Marc Dold. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Mentioned in this Episode Musical Architects course by Marc Marc on Instagram MawkPhoenix.com Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport Deep Questions podcast with Cal Newport Related Episodes Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 131) Today’s Indie Musician—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 165) This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income <a href="https://unstarvingmusician.com/podcaststartup
Creativity, Music, Entrepreneurship and Leadership – David Andrew Wiebe (Ep 227) David Andrew Wiebe thinks about creativity, music, entrepreneurship and leadership in everything he does. He is a musician, composer and published author with three best sellers. Among his books is the 2022 edition of The Music Entrepreneur Code, which David says is more ninja than its predecessor. He is also the host/creator of The New Music Industry Podcast, and he wants to share what he knows with musicians that want to get ahead. Hear David Andrew Wiebe in his first appearance on the Unstarving Musician (Ep 132). In this conversation we discuss his Elite Players: All Access Pass project, mindset, confidence, incremental success tracking, re prioritizing milestones, his forthcoming album, the leadership program in which he participates, and the updated more ninja Music Entrepreneur Code book. Hear the continuation of our conversation on The New Music Industry Podcast with David Andrew Wiebe. Find all things David Andrew Wiebe at MusiceEntrepreneurHQ.com Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Visit our Crowd Sponsor page Mentioned in this Episode Music Entrepreneur HQ Elite Players: All Access Pass The Music Entrepreneur Code – 2022 Edition (pre-orders) Sahakarini Team, Management, and Leadership Program Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe (Ep 132) Growth – Robonzo of The Unstarving Musician (New Music Industry Podcast interview) Stay in touch! Leave voice feedback on Robonzo’s Speakpipe page This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com/Podcasts for related links, episode transcripts and past guests. Sign up for the
We Are All Musicians Now – Zack O'Malley Greenburg (Ep 226) Zack O'Malley Greenburg is working on a new book project called We Are All Musicians Now. He calls artists canaries in the coal mine of modern business. Zack has written a a few books on hip hop, which include the Jay-Z biography Empire State of Mind and A-List Angels: How a Band of Actors, Artists and Athletes Hacked Silicon Valley. He was a senior editor at Forbes for about ten years. He has also written for the Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Billboard, Vibe, Sports Illustrated and several other big and noteworthy publications. Lending even more legitimacy to his knowledge, Zack has profiled the likes of Jay-Z, P Diddy and Dr Dre throughout his career. This is Zack's second appearance on the Unstarving Musician. He first appeared in episode episode 149 back in May of 2020. In this conversation we cover his move from Forbes to Substack, his book We Are All Musicians Now, his Substack, niche writing, the exodus from big media outlets, the relationship between indie artists & super fans, the rise of the super fan, NFTs, teachings from hip hop, intellectual property and more. Find Zack at ZogBlog.co and ZogBlog on Twitter. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Visit our Crowd Sponsor page Mentioned in this Episode Zack O'Malley Greenburg on Substack ZOGreenburg.com Empire State of Mind: How Jay Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office by Zack O'Malley Greenburg A-List Angels: How a Band of Actors, Artists, and Athletes Hacked Silicon Valley by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Dr Mari Gabriella The New Music Industry Podcast / Music Entrepreneur HQ Related Episodes How Creators Can Become Owners—Zack O’Malley Greenburg (Ep 149) Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe (Ep 132) Robonzo on episode 259 of The New Music Industry Podcast – Growth Robonzo on episode 164 of The New Music Industry Podcast – How to be a Happy & Profitable Live Performer This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Resources The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians
Being A Successful Gigging Musician – Jared Judge (Ep 225) Jared Judge is dissecting everything that goes into being a successful gigging musician. He’s doing this on his Gigging Musician Podcast, in his book Gigging Secrets: The Underground Playbook to Making A Living Performing and with his music business app BookLive. We think very much alike about gigging and Jared’s story is great. He graduated from music school with a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters in Orchestral Conducting. After graduation the advice given to Jared by his music school was to go out get auditions. Jared was ready to get to work as a musician and conductor. Auditions unfortunately proved to not be the best path forward. Guess what Jared ended up doing? He took business classes and doing he says that doing so was game changing. Now he’s making it a good income as a gigging musician and is building a real business around his music. In this conversation we cover private event opportunities, how Jared got his start in private events, marketing yourself as a musician, selling yourself as a musician, treating your music like a business, Jared’s book Gigging Secrets and his music business app BookLive. I really enjoyed this conversation and have a feeling Jared and I will be keeping in touch with one another. Find Jared on Facebook and Instagram (@jaredjudge) to learn more about how he’s dissecting everything that goes into being a successful gigging musician. Please enjoy my conversation with Jared Judge. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. Visit our Crowd Sponsor page Mentioned in this Episode BookLive app for musicians Gigging Secrets: The Underground Playbook to Making A Living Performing Jared on Instagram How to Earn More Per Gig (Gigging Musician podcast episode) Related Episodes Gig Gab Podcast Interviews Roberto Paul Kent Talks The Houserockers, Gig Gab, Relationships, and Music Collaboration Dave Hamilton on Music Theory, Home Recording, The Business of Music, and Divas This episode is powered by Podcast Startup, the learning platform for creators with a voice. Podcast Startup covers tech, production, editing, marketing and more. I know what it feels like to be slowed down by challenges revolving around fear, procrastination and tech, yet I’ve recorded and published over 260 podcast episodes. To learn more about Podcast Startup and to get free podcasting startup tips right to your inbox, go to UnstarvingMusician.com/PodcastStartup. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I’m in the program and I’m learning tons! I’m growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I’ll be earning money in the new year. It’s also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Visit UnstarvingMusician.com/Podcasts for related links, episode transcripts and past guests. Sign up for the Unstarving Musician email newsletter at UnstarvingMusician.com Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube
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