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Indie Insider

Indie Insider

By Babywoman Records
Hosted by Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records, Indie Insider is a deep dive podcast into the independent music industry. In these podcasts Charlotte interviews artists, industry pros, decision makers and shares tips, stories and experiences on being an independent musician.

This is the podcast by artists, for artists.
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Ep 6: Let's Talk About TikTok with Josh Savage
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks about the world of TikTok with fellow independent artist Josh Savage. Is TikTok for you? Which ways could you be using it to grow your fanbase? Josh shares some insight into how he uses the platform as well as reflecting on his journey in music so far, what's next for him and what the pandemic has taught him about himself.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords https://www.babywomanrecords.com/ Follow Josh Savage  https://www.instagram.com/joshsavagemusic https://www.joshsavagemusic.com/ www.tiktok.com/joshsavagemusic
47:26
February 18, 2021
Ep 5: Slacking Off Isn't Always A Bad Thing
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks about under-productivity and how this isn't - at all - a bad thing or something to worry about. There is talk about ways you can strike a better work/life balance and how we should all stop judging ourselves on days off.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords
11:25
February 11, 2021
Ep 4: How Musicians Can Go Green
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks about the ways you can go green in your music career. She talks to Joe Booley from Beth Shalom Records about the ways he turned his record label into an eco-friendly/sustainable business and how independent artists can adopt the same practises.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords Follow Beth Shalom Records https://www.instagram.com/bethshalomrecords/ Check out these lathe cut companies: Lathe To The Grave https://www.lathetothegrave.com TiPunch Records https://www.tipunchrecords.co.uk/about Loose Hair https://www.loosehair.co.uk
47:27
February 4, 2021
Ep 3: Independent Record Deals
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks to Big Indie Records all about independent record deals. How many times have you say records in one sentence? Wow. Are you a DIY artist wondering about your next move? Do you want to get signed? Aaron Watts from Big Indie talks to us about what they're up too and when is the right time for an artist to think about that move.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords Check out Big Indie https://www.bigindie.com/ Follow Aaron Watts  https://www.instagram.com/aaronwatts147 The music in this episode is by Orla Gartland and it's the instrumental to her newest single 'More Like You' - check it out!
56:41
January 28, 2021
Ep 2: Making Money From Music In 2021
Join Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talk about some ways you can make some money from music in 2021. With yet another year looking pretty bleak for touring and streaming royalties looking the same, how can we make some money? This episode explores ways you can utilise Bandcamp Friday, joining Patreon and things to consider when creating your tiers, how you should treat virtual gigs like real gigs and a chat with Amy from Sunflower Thieves about ways of getting savvy with merchandise.  Follow Charlotte https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords Follow Sunflower Thieves https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerthieves Discover Patreon https://www.patreon.com Discover Bandcamp  https://bandcamp.com/ https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/bandcamp-fridays-2021
39:18
January 21, 2021
Ep 1: Orla Gartland
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks to Orla Gartland about her journey in music from working with different producers, her patrons, co-writing and why being an independent artist gives you so much more control. Join Charlotte as she speaks to one of the leading names amongst independent artists today.  Follow Charlotte  https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords Follow Orla Gartland https://www.instagram.com/orlagartland The music used in today's episode is 'More Like You' from Orla Gartland
57:01
January 14, 2021
Ep. 20: Changing Your Mind
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records closes season 1 of Indie Insider with the topic of changing your mind. Why do we, as artists, feel so compelled to stay down one path? Are we stumping our own growth?  This is the podcast for artists, by artists.  Follow Charlotte  https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords
11:58
November 5, 2020
Ep. 19: How To Boss Your Soundcheck with Matthew Daly
How To Boss Your Soundcheck with Matthew Daly Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talk to Matthew Daly about being a sound engineer! Have you been intimidated by sound checks? Have you spent the entire time not really knowing what to say to get it right? This episode explores what we can do, as artists, to make it all a little more painless.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords Follow Matthew Daly https://www.instagram.com/matthewdebdaly
01:11:20
October 29, 2020
Ep. 18: Myths Of Playlisting
Myths Of Playlisting Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records shares her thoughts on streaming playlists and how musicians should avoid judging their own art by numbers. This is an opinion. None of this is factual. This is simply one artist airing some views and maybe some of you will resonate.  Follow Charlotte here https://www.instragam.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records here https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords
29:12
October 22, 2020
Ep. 17: In Conversation with Roxanne de Bastion
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records hosts Indie Insider. The podcast for artists, by artists. In this weeks episode Charlotte has some DMC with fellow independent singer/songwriter Roxanne de Bastion. This episode is a deep dive into a whole host of indie musician musings including expectations vs reality, struggles with the sound engineer and some insider scoop into the FAC (Featured Artists Coalition). Make a brew and join in.  Follow Charlotte here https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records here https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords Follow Roxanne here https://www.instagram.com/roxannemusic Check out FAC here  https://thefac.org/
01:24:33
October 15, 2020
Ep. 16: Why Aren't We Celebrating?
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records explores why, as artists, we are so terrible at celebrating our achievements? This episode explores the idea of setting realistic expectations and taking yourself less seriously.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Buy your life balance journal https://www.sighh.co/products/daily-balance-a5-desk-pad
19:57
October 8, 2020
Ep. 15: Music & Parenthood with Hazel Wilde (Lanterns On The Lake)
Music & Parenthood with Hazel Wilde (Lanterns On The Lake) Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks to Hazel Wilde from Lanterns On The Lake about what it takes to be a woman in music as well as a mother. Spoiler: you can have it all.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Hazel https://www.instagram.com/hazel.wilde/ Follow Lanterns On The Lake https://www.instagram.com/lanternsonthelake/
29:23
October 1, 2020
Ep. 14: Luck Doesn't Exist
Luck Doesn't Exist Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks about the danger of the word luck. Do you often hear the phrase  "All you need is a little bit of luck."? Charlotte shares her ideas on why luck doesn't exist within the music industry and how you can use this mindset to better your work ethic.  This is the podcast by artists, for artists. Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords Watch the trailer for Joy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR-2TiQVY-k
15:10
September 24, 2020
Ep. 13: Getting A Booking Agent with Midnight Mango
Getting A Booking Agent with Midnight Mango Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks to Matt from Midnight Mango about the world of being a booking agent. When is the right time to get a booking agent and what do they expect from you?  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Check out Midnight Mango https://www.midnightmango.co.uk/
58:30
September 17, 2020
Ep. 12: How To Book (Good) Gigs
How To Book (Good) Gigs Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records takes artists through a 5 stage process from booking open mic nights to booking headline tours. This bitesized episode is perfect for an artist or band with a few songs under their belt and ready to take it live! The industry may tell you to wait until you're a finished product, or until a sound is fully formed - we say HELL to that. Get out on the road and grow as you go.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/
26:06
September 10, 2020
Ep. 11: 5 Ways To Up Your Admin Game
 5 Ways To Up Your Admin Game  Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records presents this weekly podcast. The podcast for artists by artists. This week Charlotte shares her best advice on how to up your admin game! Are you a DIY artist will lists, checklists, to-do's? Do you want to make better, more diverse social media content? Then listen in, bring your notepad and learn a few new tricks.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter - https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records - https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Linktree - https://linktr.ee/login Link Fire - https://www.linkfire.com/ Google Drive - https://www.google.com/drive/ Canva - https://www.canva.com/ Photoscape X - http://x.photoscape.org/
13:42
August 20, 2020
Ep. 10: Taking Time Out with Sophie Jamieson
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records speaks with artist Sophie Jamieson about taking a pause on her music career for 5 years and why she made that choice. Have you ever felt all consumed by your music career? Have you ever felt your mental health suffer? This podcast episode is for you. Sophie talks very openly about her experiences and how the time away has shaped who she is.  This is the podcast by artists, for artists.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Sophie Jamieson https://www.instagram.com/sophiejamiesonmusic/
01:05:10
August 13, 2020
Ep. 9: WTF Is PR? with Stay Loose
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks to Paddy from Stay Loose about the world of PR.  What is PR? How can it help your career? This podcast episode is here to answer all of those curious creatures and hopefully clear your mind a little on whether it's right for you right now. How many people have you heard say "I just need some great PR."? A lot I assume? Well, yes, you do need good PR but it's only a small part of the puzzle and we find out a little more about why that is... This is the podcast for artists, by artists.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Check out Stay Loose https://stayloose.co.uk/pr/ Check out Paddy and Balloon Machine https://www.instagram.com/p.j.kinsella/ https://www.instagram.com/ball00nmachine/
01:07:52
August 6, 2020
Ep. 8: You Only Learn By Failing with YVA
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks to musician YVA about the long and winding road of being an independent musician.  We share stories and experiences on support tours, major record deals, songwriting and being at peace with our failures. If you're an artist going through a big change right now or a woman in music, needing to hear some wise words of encouragement this episode is for you.  This is the podcast and community by artists, for artists.  Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/  Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/  Follow YVA https://www.instagram.com/yva_music/?hl=en
01:35:26
July 30, 2020
Ep. 7: Babywoman Records Round-up
Hosted by Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records and co-hosted by Alex Rühl. This episode is a celebratory round-up of the launch of Indie Insider. Alex probes Charlotte on the topics discussed so far and the things she's learned as a label head and independent artist. Where is the future of the independent music industry going? Why did Charlotte find it so important to start discussions about it? If you're interested in learning a little bit more about the life and intentions of the host and enjoy listening in on two friends having a big life chat, this is the episode for you.  This is the podcast and community by artists, for artists. Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Alex Rühl https://www.instagram.com/alexmakesvr/
01:13:24
July 26, 2020
Ep. 6: Building Your Team & Artist Management with COR-MGMT
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records deep dives into the life of an artist manager with Corinne Chinnici - founder of COR-MGMT. Cori also works for AWAL. Have you ever wondered if you should have a manager? Do you think one would help you? How the hell do you find the right one? In this episode they discuss Cori's very interesting journey into management and artist development. How do you actually develop an artist and what does that process look like?  This is the podcast and community by artists, for artists.  Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Cori https://www.instagram.com/coru_89/ Check out Music Managers Forum https://themmf.net/
01:39:46
July 25, 2020
Ep. 5: Creativity & Having The Final Say with AWAL
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records chats to Phil Loutsis (VP, AWAL Community) about distributing your music with AWAL. All distributors are different and AWAL are home to some of the biggest independent artists out there. Their ethos is all about artists being in control and stepping away from tradition record deals and in this podcast Phil & Charlotte discuss the AWAL journey and how independent artists can exercise their freedom through release campaigns. If it feels boring to you, it probably will to your fans, so why not spice things up and set yourself a part? Is the album dead? How can we build our careers with the data made available to us? There are heavy questions in here with Phil but AWAL artists can build a long term trajectory and Babywoman Records wanted to find out how.  This is the podcast and community by artists for artists.  Follow Babywoman Records  https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow AWAL  https://www.instagram.com/awal/ https://www.awal.com/
01:03:21
July 24, 2020
Ep. 4: Building a Label & a Career with Bryde
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records talks to Sarah Howells aka Bryde about well...everything. They talk about building your own label and community and why that can be such a strong move for likeminded artists. Bryde shares her thoughts and experiences on being a full time musician, touring, PR, Spotify and co-writing. Have you ever wondered if PR really helps? Do you wish you had more Spotify monthly listeners? There is so much to learn from Bryde and other artists in general, so play it loud and get your notebook ready.  This is the podcast and community by artists for artists.  Follow Babywoman Records https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Charlotte Carpenter https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Bryde https://www.instagram.com/brydeofficial/ http://www.brydemusic.com/
48:34
July 23, 2020
Ep. 3: Build Your Fanbase & Make Cash with Bandcamp
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records sits down with Aly from Bandcamp to talk about how incredible (and rightfully so) the service is to independent artists. How valuable is Bandcamp to the DIY music scene? What creative ways can you be using your Bandcamp page to grow your fanbase and make some serious cash? We find out all of the answers and some juicy scoop about their beta vinyl service too. That's right, Bandcamp are helping DIY artists achieve their life long dream of having their music on vinyl.  This is the podcast and community by artists for artists. Follow Babywoman Records: https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Charlotte Carpenter: https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Bandcamp and Aly's own label First Word Records: https://www.instagram.com/bandcamp/ https://bandcamp.com/ http://www.firstwordrecords.com/ Check out the beta vinyl service: https://bandcamp.com/vinyl
46:58
July 22, 2020
Ep. 2: Publishing and Monetising Your Songs with Sentric
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records chats to Simon Pursehouse from Sentric Music all about publishing. What even is publishing? How can it make a substantial difference to your life as an independent artist? This podcast covers all you need to know about royalty collection, synch, co-writing, writing better songs and making enough money to be a full time musician.  This is the podcast and community by artists for artists. Follow Babywoman Records: https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Charlotte Carpenter: https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow Simon and Sentric and head over to their website to start making some money! https://www.instagram.com/pursehouse/ https://www.instagram.com/sentricmusic/ https://sentricmusic.com/
57:01
July 21, 2020
Ep. 1: DIY Distribution 101 with CD Baby UK
Charlotte Carpenter from Babywoman Records sits down with Rich & Hen from CD Baby UK to talk all things distribution! What is it? What does it mean to you as an independent artist? Why are there so many distributors to choose from?! Find out all you need to know about getting your music onto streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and start growing your online presence.  This is the podcast and community by artists for artists.  Follow Babywoman Records: https://www.instagram.com/babywomanrecords/ Follow Charlotte Carpenter: https://www.instagram.com/ccarpentermusic/ Follow CD Baby UK and start using CD Baby for your music distribution! https://www.instagram.com/cdbabyuk/ https://cdbaby.com/
39:22
July 20, 2020