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The MICPodcast

The MICPodcast

By Artist Collective
We host casual conversations with the movers and shakers of today's music industry to get firsthand stories, knowledge, and strategy about the business. These conversations are aimed at independent artists and can benefit anyone in the industry to carve their path faster while building their network, hearing insider tips, and having a good time.

Provided by Artist Collective.
Hosted by Vinnie Hines.
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How To Make Music Money Off Your Website | ft. Dave Cool of Bandzoogle

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How To Crush Your Content Creation in 2022 ft. Leonard Patterson of Artist Collective | Author of 365 Livestream Ideas for Musicians
Introducing Leonard Patterson, the authority on live streaming for musicians. We are proud to have him on the MICPodcast, not only because he's a member of the AC Team, but also to showcase his wildly popular debut release "365 Livestream Ideas for Musicians", available everywhere. In that book, he not only redefines what people assume a Livestream can be, showing ways to diversify the content, the conversation starters, and most of all, how you make money and create Superfans along the way! {SNAG YOUR COPY TODAY: https://www.artistcollect.com/365} Leonard's expertise starts with a long history as a corporate trainer, where he learned the art of taking something dull and informational and making it fun and interactive. Some might even call that engagement! Now, he focuses on showing music brands how to keep their audience engaged with the fastest, direct-to-consumer content type. Combining that know-how with his first-hand knowledge leading a six-figure dance band as well as acting as a booking agent for years, he has become one of the leading experts in music consulting. Whether negotiating an arena, co-producing virtual concerts, or guiding artists through career transformations, he's an asset to the independent music industry working hard for the little guy! By the end of this MICPodcast, you'll be able to answer the following questions: -What is the key to creating engagement all the time from my Superfans? -What types of consistency are there in content creation? -What are some quick content ideas to save time? -Where does live streaming concerts and other content fit in the future of VR? Where to get your copy?? https://www.artistcollect.com/365 --- SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE WITH YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES & REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
52:24
December 8, 2021
How To Market Your Music Using Principles of Dating ft. Willy Chill | Digital Marketing Lead for Artist Collective
 One of the most brilliant minds on the Artist Collective Team is none other than Willy Chill and his name truly suits him. He has found his Zen by carving a path through the digital playground of marketing yourself online. He has mastered the customer journey, has done a deep dive into growth hacking, and uses the analogy of dating in a way that makes it so digestible to do in your professional setting. Also, how to network VIP contacts so that you can wildly grow your music career and become financially independent. And that's what we're all after, right? Financial independence so we can create full-time! In this episode Willy answers the tough questions: -How do I start a professional conversation with someone in the music industry I don't know? -What are the next steps beyond a greeting, when networking? -Is Digital Marketing's AI going to be good or bad for the music industry moving forward? -How can dating truths reinforce the principles of the customer journey? -What can be learned from international markets about the state and strategy of domestic markets? - How do international spending habits differ? -If I have $500 to my name left over for marketing a new release, where should I put that money? All this and a lot more is addressed, so make sure you listen all the way to the end. We've got amazing stories in this podcast about his international travels working his way through Egyptian marketplaces. What he took from those places and combined with his knowledge of marketing at large, makes this amone of a kind MICPodcast that you have to listen to. Presenting... Willy Chill. === SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:12:15
November 16, 2021
(Guest Hosted by Evan Price) How Vinnie Generated $500,000 from One Superfan ft. Vinnie Hines | Singer/Songwriter, COO of Artist Collective
Today we talked about the struggle most artists have with selling themselves. Vinnie peels back the curtain into how his half a million-dollar deal with Elvis Presley Enterprises came to be. Evan and Vinnie discuss some common roadblocks their clients face when attempting to become profitable with their businesses. https://www.artistcollect.com for more information on working with the Artist Collective team. Subscribe for more episodes weekly. Follow Evan Price HERE. Follow Vinnie Hines HERE. === SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
32:35
November 2, 2021
How Egypt Reshaped What I Consider A Music Mogul ft. Evan Price | CEO of Artist Collective
Evan Price is the CEO of Artist Collective and he has one life's mission: to get artists back to the music. He aims to do this through his personal brand of inspiration, time management, and well... branding! He urges artists to take control of their own careers using a foolproof 4-step system he and his team developed to critical acclaim in 2020. When most music companies were pulling budgets and cutting employees, Evan recognized a deep need for independent music business development outside of the mainstream. His efforts were recognized by Billboard when Artist Collective was named one of the top virtual education platforms for musicians during the pandemic by providing virtual workshops, panels, and consultations. You can expect to see Evan all around the country, teaching keynotes and seminars on his expertise of branding and the sole pursuit of Superfans. He and his team at Artist Collective are now looking for Creative Coaches, Producers, Studio Owners, and Venues to work with. His confidence in his program is so strong that he offers those that are approved a money-back guarantee, boasting that if it's not "the best money you've spent on your music business, you can have your money back!" If you're interested, don't hesitate to reach out to Evan Price on Instagram.com/ac_evan or send an email to Evan@ArtistCollect.com --- In this MICPodcast Episode, we tackle some fun topics: -What did you learn from your trip to Egypt? -What is new with Artist Collective? Are you accepting new clients? -What are the main things most artists are missing to make their career successful? -What can musicians do to monetize their brands? -How can creative coaches double their revenue? --- SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
45:27
October 23, 2021
A Music Label Owner's Guide To The Modern Record Deal ft. Danny Barros | CEO of Hitskope Music Group
Danny Barros is a bulldog of the music industry and has dedicated more than a decade to honing his craft of promotion, management, and music entrepreneurship. After working in promotion and event planning with huge celebrities in such as Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran, T-Pain, and Steve Aoki, Danny Barros has taken his knowledge and experience in his own hands creating his very own label called Hitskope Music Group. One of Hitskope’s biggest achievements to date is the deal that they recently signed with The Orchard by Sony Music. This important step in the company’s history has allowed it to launch its own record label division, Hitskope Records. The agreement has also given the label and its artists a huge advantage in the form of a global distribution network that is only available through Sony’s distribution arm. Hitskope Music Group focuses on signing independent artists from genres ranging from pop, hip-hop, and R&B. Artists receive full strategic support and coaching through experiential marketing when they are under Hitskope’s wing. They make sure to make the connection with their clients is a personal one, rather than just make it a simple deal or transaction.  "Artists that are signed under Hitskope Music Group do not need to worry about protecting their interests, because the label itself shares those same interests. They are committed to giving their artists the highest level of attention. Hitskope only offers the utmost level of integrity, loyalty, and transparency to their clients." -Music Industry Weekly To know more about the Hitskope Music Group, visit their official website and follow their Instagram account.  --- In this MICPodcast Episode, we tackle some tough questions: -What predictions did we make last season (2020) about the future of the industry and what were we right about? -What ways do typical record deals take advantage of unsigned artists? -What are the signs of a bad record deal? -What contract formats for record deals are most common for music artists today? -How does influencer income change the modern record deal contract? -How can you attract a record deal as a new artist? -When is a music artist ready for a team, record deal, or agent? -What are the best ways to run ads to new music fans? --- SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:11:53
September 29, 2021
How To Claim Your Royalties As An Independent Musician ft. Lauren Trayhan | Co-Founder of thenoise.org
Lauren Trayhan is co-founder and VP of Marketing for the National Organization of Independent Songwriters. When she's not talking about publishing, she's surfing, playing bass, and adventuring around the US. She truly is living her passion and her Instagram account can spark wanderlust in just about anyone! theNOIS is an interesting organization that focuses on the little guys in the indie circuits with all sorts of way to recoup missing royalties. We love so much of their mission statement and verbiage to support the independent musicians across the country and this MICPodcast episode is chocked full of epic industry knowledge. theNOIS founding team is made up of producers, artist managers, songwriters, and tech specialists from JP Morgan Chase. Our own need to have a simple catalog management tool led us to ultimately build out a publishing administration company, Killphonic Rights, for independent publishers as private clients, most notably Sumerian Records. We decided to adapt our powerful technology into a platform available to all independent songwriters, and thus theNOIS was born. Our mission is to make royalty collection as easy as possible for all independents - songwriters, publishers, and labels alike - and continue to educate and advocate on publishing, royalties, and the value of publishing in the current music landscape. In this episode of the MICPodcast, we. break down the core elements of how independent songwriters can collect their royalties worldwide, in addition to these questions: -What is mechanical licensing in the music business? -What ways can independent songwriters be taken advantage of in their careers? -Who is theNOIS? -What are music publishing royalties? -Where are independent musicians missing music money? -How can you collect music royalties? --- SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:00:50
September 7, 2021
How To Make Music Money Off Your Website | ft. Dave Cool of Bandzoogle
Dave Cool is the Vice President Of Business Development at Bandzoogle and one of the most booked podcast guests in the music professional circuit! He's worn many hats in the industry and now he represents one of the most popular online platforms for musician website design. Dave has spoken at dozens of music conferences including SXSW, Canadian Music Week, SF MusicTech, and ASCAP EXPO. He has also been interviewed by The Economist, Newsweek International, CNN.com, and the Financial Post for his insights on the music industry. He’s a self-proclaimed recovering punk rock drummer, comedy nerd, wine snob, and vintage hockey card collector. In 2006, he directed and produced the documentary film "What is INDIE? A look into the World of Independent Musicians". Distributed by the National Film Board of Canada, it featured several leading experts in the music industry including the founders of CD Baby and Sonicbids. Bandzoogle is an online platform that provides tools for musicians to build a professional website, promote their music, and sell direct-to-fan for a flat monthly fee. We've recommended Bandzoogle to dozens of musicians and we break down exactly why it's the ideal platform for budding music brands. They boast more than $80 MILLION DOLLARS in commission-free sales through their websites and those numbers speak for themselves! Their new features are super exciting and allow you to sell music, merchandise, tickets, subscriptions, and even crowdfund with email integration! In this episode of the MICPodcast, we. break down the core elements of what makes a great music website, as well as the following questions: What is a fan subscription and how do I create 'tiers'? What are some clever ideas for original membership tiers and other perks? What is crowdfunding and when is the right time to create a campaign? How can I use my website to make music money?  How much money are musicians making from virtual events and fan subscriptions? --- SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:13:19
August 3, 2021
What Booking Agents Won't Tell You About Booking Gigs | ft. Kyle Weber of Indie on The Move
Kyle Weber of Indie On The Move is one of the most seasoned booking experts in the country! His platform has guided thousands of musicians across the country to find bandmates, local showcases, and even piece together national tours using the super simple profile options. Not only have they created the largest live music venue database, but they regularly connect with the talent buyers and agents involved to make sure their contacts are regularly updated! We've truly recommended this super affordable platform to countless artists and use it ourselves regularly. The college booking database and blog sections are also chocked full of valuable contacts and articles. Even our CEO Evan Price booked his first national tour almost a decade ago using this site and you'll hear how easy it can be. In this episode, you'll get a clear vision of the booking landscape in 2021 and beyond with some great tactics to be seen! SUBSCRIBE + REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:15:49
July 13, 2021
Copyright Law For Musicians Made Easy ft. David Adler (Entertainment Lawyer)
David M. Adler, Esq. is the principal attorney and driving force behind his Firm's Technology Division with an extensive background and experience in corporate law, including contract interpretation, drafting, negotiation, and enforcement and intellectual property law. He received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law where he wrote for the DePaul Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. He received a Bachelor of the Arts in English, a Bachelor of the Arts in History with a minor in Chemistry from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. David also happens to be our lawyer and has helped dozens of our clients with various legal needs! His expertise can be heard on this podcast episode as we weave the conversation through the first steps of copyright, the foundations of intellectual property law, and what you need to do to protect your ideas from creation to publishing! We hear some David vs. Goliath legal stories and even dig into what made our guest choose the creative field instead of others. Listen to the end of this episode to hear David break down how he sees NFT's and cryptocurrency playing a role in the future music industry and his personal recommendations for how to treat the new digital landscape! SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE WITH YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES & REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:14:27
July 6, 2021
How To Make Music Money From Livestreams ft. Leonard Patterson of Artist Collective (Author of 365 Livestream Ideas for Musicians)
Introducing Leonard Patterson, the authority on live streaming for musicians. We are proud to have him on the MICPodcast, not only because he's a member of the AC Team, but also to showcase his wildly popular debut release "365 Livestream Ideas for Musicians", available everywhere. In that book, he not only redefines what people assume a Livestream can be, showing ways to diversify the content, the conversation starters, and most of all, how you make money and create Superfans along the way! {SNAG YOUR COPY TODAY: https://www.artistcollect.com/365} Leonard's expertise starts with a long history as a corporate trainer, where he learned the art of taking something dull and informational and making it fun and interactive. Some might even call that engagement! Now, he focuses on showing music brands how to keep their audience engaged with the fastest, direct-to-consumer content type. Combining that know-how with his first-hand knowledge leading a six-figure dance band as well as acting as a booking agent for years, he has become one of the leading experts in music consulting. Whether negotiating an arena, co-producing virtual concerts, or guiding artists through career transformations, he's an asset to the independent music industry working hard for the little guy! By the end of this MICPodcast episode, you'll learn how to engage with your audience, keep your live streams interesting and fun, how to get new viewers, and how to make music money from your live streams whether it's a concert, Q&A, or another one of the hundreds of ideas in Leonard's amazing book! We show why live streaming will continue to be a cornerstone of successful music careers, how you can use them to create an international audience and the incredibly successful types of innovation such as The Observatory by Underoath we expect to see in 2021 and beyond. Get your copy here: https://www.artistcollect.com/365 --- SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE WITH YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES & REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS!  (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:20:13
June 22, 2021
How To Refocus & Energize Your Music Career ft. Suzanne Paulinski of Rock/Star Advocate (Productivity Coach)
Suzanne Paulinksi is the Founder & CEO of Rock/Star Advocate and the name says it all! She teaches folks to embrace the 'Rock' side of their career as a way to ground themselves and balance their careers to become the 'Star' they so badly want to be! With a long history in the music industry, she's worked for top labels and bumped elbows with the likes of Russell Simmons, who inspired her to carve her own path. Rather than working for the corrupt record labels at large, she decided to create a system of consultation and accountability that has radically changed the lives and careers of her clients.  From the streets of Queens to the halls of Drexler, and the offices of Atlantic Records and Astralwerks Records, she has a resume that would make anyone blush. Her integrity and unique approach specializing in productivity, focus, and accountability have made her one of the most recognizable names in the independent music scene and beyond. By the end of this podcast, you'll hear all about the history of gang-affiliated labels, Suzanne's superhero origin story, what a record deal really is, where so many artists go wrong in their early days, and how you can reinvigorate your career in 2021 and beyond! --- SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE WITH YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES & REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP:  (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
01:09:07
June 15, 2021
How to Inspire Superfans With Original Music ft. Matthew Wade of My Silent Bravery (Inspirational Recording Artist)
Matthew Wade is the lead singer and founder of "My Silent Bravery"!  Billboard Magazine states, “My Silent Bravery plays like a major label signing, from its production savvy, eloquent lyrics, authoritative imaging, polished web site, a dedicated Northeast U.S. fan following, merchandising, and most important, a chockablock collection of winning songs. My Silent Bravery is destined to make major noise.” We were so excited to have him on the MICPodcast because Matthew focuses on inspirational sounds that raise people's vibrations! He's done an incredible job of diversifying revenue streams, creating platform-exclusive content, and maintaining a captive eco-system of Superfans via a fan subsciption. He's doing it all and managing himself along the way.  He began his career with some amazing sync placements, and he continues to connect deeper with his audience as his Spotify streams soar. Hear his story, how he stays sane, managing himself along the way, wearing so many hats in the industry, and finessing it well!  By the end of this MICPodcast, you'll hear great recommendations for diversifying your fan outreach, how to showcase your brand to inspire fans, creating a fan subscription model, and how to drive streams using intuitive, fun methods! Be sure to tell your friends and strap in for an excellent conversation. --- SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE WITH YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES & REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS!  (bit.ly/MICPodcast) JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: (Facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs)
56:38
June 5, 2021
What Is Artist Collective? Q&A Interview ft. Evan Price (CEO of Artist Collective, Branding Specialist)
Evan Price is the Founder & CEO of Artist Collective and in this special episode of The MICPodcast, we take a look at his origins in music business at the age of 15, how the company came to be and how it's pivoted to the music marketing mecca it is today! From humble beginnings in Central IL to the classrooms of Columbia, various internships, and countless industry hustles, Evan is now a public figure in the world of artist management, branding, and crafting compelling artist stories. We talk about music colleges in the modern-day, what ways artists can develop themselves more intuitively and what we've learned over the years with Artist Collective. Fun fact: Evan Price was our host Vinnie Hines' Manager up until the American Idol days, so tune in for exclusive stories and an insider look at Artist Collective, the current programs available to artists and what type of artists we're looking to work with. As always follow and connect with our guest on Instagram.com/ac_evan SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE WITH YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES! JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs/ REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (*Link coming soon*)
01:01:32
June 4, 2021
The Secret to Making Viral Videos in The Modern Music Industry ft. Steve Zilberman (Viral Engineer With 1.8B Video Views + Counting)
Few guests have the resume that Steve Zilberman can boast. His video views on combined projects alone have reached nearly 2 BILLION and he's not stopping any time soon. Starting his career in a band touring the country, he noticed the potential for Youtubers to blow up when he started working with Cherdley's after a short series of documentaries. After taking the first six videos viral with Cherdley's, Steve began working with countless artists from Oliver Tree, Bria & Chrissy, and now, Benny Blanco and Bella Poarch. His strategy is founded in A/B Testing and jumping into the trends with both feet while they're hot. He reveals so much of what has gifted his clients their success and urges folks to make multiple types of the same content with some TikTok cheat codes of sorts. Tune in for more industry secrets about virality, the power of the meme, and other content tips.  As always, show our guest some love and be sure to follow him on Instagram.com/zilbersteve SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE WITH YOUR MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES!  JOIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicindustryentrepreneurs/ REVIEW US ON APPLE PODCASTS! (*Link coming soon*)
01:07:29
June 3, 2021
What Is The Brand New MICPodcast?! ft. Your Host, Vinnie Hines of Artist Collective (@ac_vinnie)
CALLING ALL Music Artists, Producers, Singer/Songwriters, Instrumentalists, Engineers, Aspiring Agents, Managers, Unsigned Rappers, Studio Owners, A&R Coordinators, Sync Agents, and everyone else in the music industry... Welcome to the MICPodcast, the best podcast on the planet for developmental music brands. At Artist Collective, we create profitable music businesses that attract lifelong superfans, and the first step in that journey is SUBSCRIBING!  Within just a few episodes, you'll get to hear from top-tier music biz professionals about their start in music, the reality of the modern industry, the strategies that got them where they are today, and how you can replicate their results on your own terms! You get all of this without the fear of 'false gurus' as we've hand-selected each guest based on their expertise and integrity, even giving you ways to add them to your network. --- I'm your host Vinnie Hines and in this episode, we get reacquainted, checking in on the AC Team, the new Music Industry Entrepreneurs Facebook Page, and the exciting new Lifelong Superfan Program more than a dozen clients deep! It's a little strange talking to the camera in such a fashion, but I hope that it gives you a peek at the fun ways we're adding some flavor to the MICPodcast's sauce, keeping it laid back, and sprinkling in some comedic gold here and there.  More than anything, what the AC Team and myself could use from listeners are Apple Podcast REVIEWS! We want to get the message out to as many artists that they truly can build a full-time music career brick by brick on their own terms, and it will take an entire community of creatives to make that happen.  PS: After you leave us a positive review, please SHARE + SUBSCRIBE to the MICPodcast! If you're interested in being a guest on the MICPodcast, be sure to shoot @ac_vinnie a DM!
17:06
June 2, 2021