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The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast

By Rick Barker
The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast is consistently rated as one of the Top Music Business Podcasts.
Hosted by Taylor Swift's Former Manager Rick Barker. Rick is known for his straightforward and honest approach when it comes to the Music Business. This weekly podcast is designed to help keep you up to date with what is happening in the world of music and the latest trends when it comes to digital marketing.

Rick, also has a Subscriber ONLY Podcast that comes out weekly called the "MIB Secret Society."
You can subscribe at www.rickbarker.com/secret

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"MIB Secret Society" Episode 3: Things Are Starting To Become Normal Again. Now What?
In the episode, Rick gives you some tips on things you should continue doing now that the pandemic is loosening up and some strategies to re-connect with venues for bookings.
06:25
May 18, 2021
Episode 250: You've Got It All Backwards...
If you are not a part of the MIB Secret Society Subscriber Podcast check it out here: www.rickbarker.com/secret In this episode, Rick shares a message he received and talks about what is expected today to make it as an artist. What Labels and Managers will and will not do for the artist. Check out the 5 Must-Haves Free Training: https://rickbarker.com/5musthaves/ Follow Rick on IG @rickbarkermusic
08:44
May 18, 2021
Episode 249: New Changes to Social Media...
In today's episode of the podcast, Rick talks about some new strategies for Social Media and how everyone can now use Clubhouse. You can also join the MIB Secret Society "Subscriber Only" podcast by going here www.rickbarker.com/secret Join Clubhouse https://www.joinclubhouse.com/ Watch latest Social Media For Music Training: www.socialmediaformusic.com
08:05
May 12, 2021
"MIB Secret Society" Episode 2: How To Break Through The Noise!
In this episode, I want to share with you how to get your message and your music to break through the noise. It is very crowded out there. What can you do to get your music heard? I also share a story of how I was able to get people to look at Taylor in a different way. Very powerful story! www.rickbarker.com
13:17
May 7, 2021
Episode 248: Don't Be Afraid To Ask!
In this episode, Rick talks about the best ways to tell people how they can support your music, without coming across as needy! www.socialmediaformusic.com www.ratethispodcast.com/mib Make sure to subscribe to the MIB Secret Society for weekly exclusive content: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/subscribe
09:15
May 4, 2021
"MIB Secret Society" Episode 1: Why The Music Industry Sucks!
Welcome to the MIB Secret Society! This is where Rick gets to be real and raw. This place is not for everyone:-)  In this first episode, Rick talks about why he Loves the Music Business and Hates The Music Industry. Connect with Rick on Instagram @rickbarkermusic
12:12
April 27, 2021
Episode 247: My Favorite Artist and Why?
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17:28
April 21, 2021
Episode 246: Stay Offline, If You Are In This State of Mind!
In this episode, Rick talks about the best way to avoid the "Haters" Online and how to lift yourself up when others want to bring you down... www.socialmediaformusic.com
09:27
April 6, 2021
Episode 245: NFT'S For Dummies ( I am the Dummie:-)
In this episode of the podcast, Rick speaks with Eric Porper from Unboxed Venture Studio one of the leaders in the NFT space... Eric even makes it so easy Rick could understand it:-) Connect with Eric here https://www.unboxed.ventures/ Follow Rick on Instagram @rickbarkermusic
40:53
March 30, 2021
Episode 244: Bulldog DM puts Live Streaming on Steroids!
In this episode, Rick speaks with John Petrocelli from BulldogDM. They are responsible for some of the biggest live streams in history. Eavesdrop on a very interesting conversation. Learn more about BulldogDM here www.bulldogdm.com
36:51
March 24, 2021
Episode 243: Interview with Guitar Player Rod Castro
In this episode, Rick speaks with Rod Castroguitar player for people like Beyonce, Bootsy Collins, Bebe Rexha, and many more. This conversation is very informative about the current state of the music business. Follow Rod on Instagram @iamrodcastro
34:29
March 16, 2021
Episode 242: No More Excuses!
In this episode, Rick discusses some of the things that might be holding you back. To get the most up-to-date Social Media Training go to www.socialmediaformusic.com
08:17
March 9, 2021
Episode 241: How This Statement is FALSE... "Knowledge is Power."
In this episode, Rick talks about why the statement "Knowledge is Power" is FALSE. He will also share his thoughts on what is missing. This episode is brought to you by Social Media for Music. If you want the most up-to-date strategies to build, nurture and monetize your fanbase, go to www.socialmediaformusic.com for the Free On-Demand Training. You can also rate this podcast at www.ratethispodcast.com/mib
09:49
February 24, 2021
Episode 240: Understanding the Data with Mike Warner from Chartmetric
In this episode, I speak with Mike Warner from Chartmetric.com We discuss the importance of data... Email: hi@chartmetric.com and mention you heard about the Artist Special on this podcast and get a great discount... Also, go to www.workhardplaylisthard.com
22:58
February 16, 2021
Episode 239: Twitch For Musician's with Karen Allen
This platform is not just for gamers. In this episode, I speak with Karen Allen who wrote the book Twitch For Musicians. go to www.twitchformusicians.com for more info and to grab two free chapters of her book. Follow me at www.rickbarker.com
40:53
February 9, 2021
Episode 238: Just In Time Learning!
In a day and time when we have the ability to get knowledge anytime we want, many have turned to "Just In Time Learning." I myself have been using that strategy for my entire adult life. www.socialmediaformusic.com www.ratethispodcast.com/mib
08:36
February 2, 2021
Episode 237: Different is The NEW Better
Quality is expected, Different is the New Better. Thank you Daniel Den for that great perspective. When someone says, I don't want to be treated differently, I want to be treated the same. I have to ask why? www.ratethispodcast.com/mib Episodes: 232 and 232 My personal story... Episode 184: Where I introduce the concept of different is the new better...
07:45
January 26, 2021
Episode 236: How I Went Viral on Tik Tok
I am now a viral Tik Tok Star:-) Just kidding. On a serious note, at the recording of this episode, I went from 600 followers to over 6700 and had one video hit over 560,000 plays in under 36 hours and another do over 80,000 in 24 hours with close to 1500 shares. How?  I had an amazing teacher Alex Stemplewski @alex.stemp on Tik Tok. And, I listened:-) You can follow me and see the journey on Tik Tok @rickbarkermusic Rate the podcast 
10:41
January 20, 2021
Episode 235: The Difference Between "Talent & Artist" with Mr. CSA2k
In this episode, I am joined by Terrell "Mr. CSA2k" Varnes. We discuss many things to help artists including the difference between being a person who is talented, and a person who is an artist.  You can connect with Terrell Mr. CSA2k Here: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook are all @mrcsa2k Here is a link to his past show episodes: **Every Sunday 10am EST** https://www.coalitionkingdom.com/newmusicsundayreview Also here is Dash Radio link: https://dashradio.com/southside Company website: https://www.coalitionkingdom.com/ www.rickbarker.com https://www.joinclubhouse.com/
26:36
January 12, 2021
Episode 234: Thoughts on 2021
No more resolutions, just some things I feel I need to do better and ideas I wanted to share to help you also. www.ratethispodcast.com/mib www.rickbarker.com
11:10
January 5, 2021
Episode 233:(PART 2) Your Past Does Not Define Your Future ( Rick's Personal Journey)
As we finish up with my story and 2020, we get into how I ended up managing Taylor Swift. Also some very valuable lessons about being different and how that can be an advantage, especially today. Pollstar Story about Rick and Taylor  www.rickbarker.com
29:36
December 29, 2020
Episode 232:(PART 1) Your Past Does Not Define Your Future ( Rick's Personal Journey)
Many know Rick as Taylor Swift's former manager, consultant to Major Record Labels, Husband and Father. Over the past 7 years, his online and personal training has helped thousands of indie artists achieve their dreams of making money with their music. But there was a life before Taylor and many don't know his story. In the first part of this two-part series, Rick will take you on his personal journey and he holds nothing back.  Follow Rick from his website www.rickbarker.com
31:34
December 22, 2020
Episode 231: New Strategy for HASHTAGS ###
At some point, things change and we have to change with them. One of those is the use of HASHTAGS#... In this episode, Rick will explain why and how to fix the problem... www.rickbarker.com
11:09
December 15, 2020
Episode 230: How to Deal With Overwhelm?
In this episode, Rick discusses a very common problem and some of his tips for dealing with Overwhelm... Https://www.rickbarker.com https://michaelhyatt.com/planner/
07:59
December 2, 2020
Episode 229: We Could All Use A Do-Over:-)
Today Rick talks about how to grow something Online and manifest it offline... www.rickbarker.com
06:37
November 24, 2020
Episode 228: FINALLY, An Easy Way To Learn The Legal Side Of Music...Interview with Kamal Moo Esq.
In this episode Rick speaks with Entertainment Attorney Kamal Moo. Kamal just released his new book The Straightforward Guide To The Music Biz. This is a must listen for anyone and the book is a must get! CONNECT with Kamal by CLICKING HERE www.rickbarker.com
18:09
November 17, 2020
Episode 227: How To Step Up Your Merchandise Game with Corrin Campbell of Indepreneur
In this episode, Rick catches up with Corrin Campbell from Indeprenuer who is not only an amazing artist but one of the brightest and smartest marketers in the game. They talk about merchandise and Indeprenuers new offering with Full Stack Merch. Watch the video version here https://business.facebook.com/musicindustryblueprint/videos/359388042025120/ Connect with Corrin at www.corrincampbell.com Full Stack Merch 
56:23
November 10, 2020
Episode 226: Yes, You Should Be Releasing Music and Merch During The Holidays...
People are looking to spend money and be entertained during the holidays. If you don't do it someone else will. In this episode, Rick shares some ideas on how and what to do this holiday season. www.rickbarker.com/breakthrough
08:35
November 4, 2020
Episode 225: Building The Proper TEAM for your Music Career!
Everyone needs a team... Sometimes in the beginning it is you. Today Rick talks about who those Team Members are, what they do, and how to find them... www.rickbarker.com/resources www.rickbarker.com/breakthrough
10:24
October 27, 2020
Episode 224: How You Can Help Your Favorite Artist... Plus a special bonus segment:-)
In this episode, Rick shares what you can do to support your favorite artist during these crazy times. Plus he walks you through The 5 Keys To Success To Breakthrough With Your Music... www.rickbarker.com/breakthrough Watch Facebook Fan Support Video Here 
09:01
October 20, 2020
Episode 223: How To Get Music Influencers To Share Your Music
In today's episode, Rick speaks with Johnny Cloherty from Songfluencer.com about how to get Influencers to promote your music. www.songfluencer.com  www.rickbarker.com
23:36
October 13, 2020
Episode 222: The Best Live Streaming Tool Today!
Today you are introduced to Tim Westergren from Sessions. Sessions is a platform to assist musician's with their "Live Streams" and helps them get paid. www.sessionslive.com
31:07
October 6, 2020
Episode 221: Without Quality Music, Nothing Else Matters!
Let me first off say thank you for just going over 500,000 listens on this podcast. I am honored.  In this episode, I talk about the importance of your music and how you need to get it right to be successful. I also share a trick to test it out. I introduce you to a "one of a kind" FB Group started and run by Graham Cochrane from Recording Revolution to get the helo you need with your music. www.rickbarker.com/rrvip
09:23
September 29, 2020
Episode 220: Questions Submitted By The Listeners !
In this episode, Rick answers questioned submitted by the listeners. Listen in on some great insight and suggestions. www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic www.rickbarker.com/resources
12:33
September 22, 2020
Episode 219: Side Hustles for Musician's
In a world where listening to music is free, sometimes Indie Artist need to take on a "Side Hustle" to make money. In this episode, Rick gives some great ideas. www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic www.rickbarker.com/resources
07:13
September 15, 2020
Episode 218: Who are The MOST Important Influencers In The World? Here is my vote...
Today I discuss the 4 types of Influencers and who I feel is the most important. Articles referenced in the podcast: https://blog.iconosquare.com/guide-to-social-media-influencers https://medium.com/swlh/nano-influencers-who-they-are-and-why-they-matter-c4278cc95d8f Follow Rick everywhere: www.rickbarker.com
11:56
September 9, 2020
Episode 217: How To License Cover Songs , So You Can Get Paid
Cover songs are a great way to build an audience, and with the proper license, you can get paid. In this episode of the podcast, Rick speaks with Larry Mills from We Are The Hits. They discuss what you need in order to monetize your cover songs on YouTube. They also take a glance at where they feel Facebook will be when it comes to monetization of music. www.wearethehits.com www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic www.rickbarker.com
35:37
September 1, 2020
Episode 216: How Council Band is Doing ALL The Right Things!
In this episode, Rick interviews Council Band. These guys have built up an audience of over 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and they share how. They will also share the exact strategy on how to reach out to new fans through social media including the exact script they use. The value in this episode is PRICELESS. www.socialmediaformusic.com www.councilband.com
38:56
August 25, 2020
Episode 215: How To Tell If What You Are Doing With Instagram Is Working...
We post, and we post, but how do we know if what we are doing is working. In today's episode, Rick walks you through what he does with his IG account to see what is and isn't working. You can see a video version of this podcast on his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic Learn more about Rick at www.rickbarker.com
08:11
August 18, 2020
Episode 214: Interview with Scotty Willbanks of Luke Bryan's Band Created This Amazing Project
In this episode, Rick talks with Scotty Willbanks who is the keyboard player for Luke Bryan. With so many musician's and road guys out of work because of COVID, he wrote this song that some major superstars played on including Brad Paisley, Steve Warner and Jonathan Cain of Journey. All proceeds benefit Music Cares You can see the video and listen to the song here: www.quarantineallstars.com Follow Rick at www.rickbarker.com
33:13
August 10, 2020
Episode 213: To Me, This is Artist Development...
In this episode, Rick talks about what Artist Development truly means, what to focus on and what to avoid. He will also share one of the most ridiculous emails he has received lately. Resources mentioned: www.singingsuccess.com www.beatacademy.com www.rickbarker.com/resources
10:25
August 4, 2020
Episode 212: Behind The Spotify Playlists: Your Questions Answered...
In this episode, Rick dives into a recent Spotify Blog Article. You can read the entire article here: https://artists.spotify.com/blog/behind-the-playlists-your-questions-answered-by-our-playlist-editors Follow Rick on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rickbarkermusic/
09:17
July 28, 2020
Episode 211: Interview with JR Schumann from Sirius XM The Highway
Every Artist wants their song on the radio. In this episode, I share a portion of an hour-long conversation with Program Director JR Schumann of Sirius XM The Highway. If you would like to hear the entire episode click here https://rickbarker.com/JR This is relevant no matter what genre of music...
08:03
July 20, 2020
Episode 210: What To Post on Social Media?
I get asked every day "What should I post on Social Media?" Today we discuss that in detail and also for the first time I am doing a joint Podcast at YouTube Video. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic Free Social Media Presentation www.socialmediaformusic.com Management Presentation www.managemymusiccareer.com
11:17
July 13, 2020
Episode 209: What Are You Doing Now, To Protect Your Future?
Are you making the necessary changes to handle adversity in your business? It is not too late, to shift your focus. The work you out in now will absolutely change the game for you... www.socialmediaformusic.com
09:39
July 6, 2020
Episode 208: Stop Whining! I Really Don't Care...
I cannot help "Whiners." No one can. So stop it already. Look for solutions they are out there.  www.rickbarker.com
08:49
June 29, 2020
Episode 207: Enough of the BS! It is NOT Worth It...
In this episode, Rick talks about Real Credibility and avoiding getting caught up in buying fake engagement... www.socialmediaformusic.com www.rickbarker.com
09:04
June 23, 2020
Episode 206: How To Create Content On A Budget!
In this episode, I discuss ways to create and get your content out into the world even on a budget. www.socialmediaformusic.com
08:25
June 15, 2020
Episode 205: Be a Part of the Solution, Not The Problem.
This episode was recorded a week after the World had its eyes opened once again. I Pray there is REAL Change this time. www.rickbarker.com Instagram @rickbarkermusic TikTok @rickbarkermusic
14:53
June 9, 2020
Episode 204: Catching Up with Dawn Beyer Talking Facebook Live
If you have followed Rick at all you have heard him refer to Dawn Beyer. Dawn made over $74,000 in her first year doing Facebook Lives. In this episode, Rick catches up with Dawn to discuss what is working now and how artists can tap into the world of Live Streaming and use it to generate income. www.rickbarker.com/dawn
44:06
June 1, 2020
Episode 203: Virtual Tour Hacking with Michael Walker
In this episode we talk about a strategy that helped one band sell over 24,000 physical CDs by "Tour Hacking." Today we can use the same strategies with "Virtual Tour Hacking." Get ready to take lots of notes... www.rickbarker.com/music2020 If you are seeing this after June 3rd 2020 the link will still work...
32:58
May 25, 2020
Episode 202: Are You A Part of The Problem or The Solution?
In this episode, Rick shares some amazing stories of people making a huge difference during this crazy time. www.rickbarker.com 
09:11
May 18, 2020
Episode 201: The Linktree App Has New Awesome Features. Interview with Alex Zaccaria
In the episode, Rick speaks with Alex Zaccaria from Linktr.ee. Linktree is such a powerful tool and they discuss some of the new updates and best practices. If you are not familiar with it, it is an app that allows you to take full advantage of only being able to use one link on Instagram. Get free membership here:  Linktr.ee Get free resources at www.rickbarker.com 
22:24
May 11, 2020
Episode 200: Looking Back and Looking Forward!!!
Wow! 200 Episodes... In this episode, Rick takes a look back and a look forward and he shares some of his favorite episodes from the past, the best way to listen to the podcast, and what to expect for the future... www.rickbarker.com
12:09
May 4, 2020
Episode 199: Travis Scott Fornite Concert and What To Expect After COVID 19...
What are you doing to get creative during this shutdown? Travis Scott did a virtual concert inside of Fortnite... www.rickbarker.com www.indiestreamingbible.com/mib www.indiestreamingbible.com/youtube/mib
06:51
April 27, 2020
Episode 198: The Keys To Writing Hit Songs with Seth Mosley
In this episode, Rick is excited to be joined by Grammy Award-winning Songwriter and Producer Seth Mosley. They talk about what has kept him on top with 28 #1 songs to his credit. Get access to a video conversation and some great resources by visiting: www.rickbarker.com/resources
27:50
April 20, 2020
Episode 197: Creative Ways To Get More Gigs, Get Paid, EVEN When You Cannot Travel!
Rick talks with Artist Dan Managan who is using his Company Side Door to Ticket Online Shows and the results have been amazing! www.sidedooraccess.com www.rickbarker.com
36:52
April 13, 2020
Episode 196: Talking, Bloggers and Playlists with Submithub's Jason Grishkoff
In this episode, Rick talks with Jason Grishkoff who is the founder of Submithub. Its mission is to efficiently and transparently connect artists with curators. https://www.submithub.com https://www.rickbarker.com http://www/indiestreamingbible.com
39:55
April 6, 2020
Episode 195: How To Use The Lucrative World of Gaming as a Revenue Stream for Indie Artist...
In this episode, Rick talks with Jimmy Rhodes from the Indie Rock Label FiXT. They discuss the industry as a whole and what they are doing with their artist to generate additional revenue streams during the pandemic. FiXT has made a big impact in the world of Video Gaming and Jimmy shares their approach. www.rickbarker.com FiXT https://instagram.com/fixtmusic https://fixtonline.com FiXT Neon https://instagram.com/fixtneon https://fixtneon.com Jimmy Rhodes https://www.facebook.com/jimmyrhodes https://twitter.com/jimmy_rhodes
21:42
March 30, 2020
Episode 194: Your Career Doesn't Have To STOP During This Pandemic. It can actually get STRONGER!
In this episode of the podcast, Rick talks about what we cannot do in person but gives some alternatives that will help you advance and still keep people safe... Vocals, Songwriting, Touring, Recording...... You can check out these resources here: www.rickbarker.com/resources
08:51
March 23, 2020
Episode 193: With Crisis and Chaos, Come Great Opportunities (TO DO GOOD)
The date is March 16th, 2020 and much of the world is dealing with the Corona Virus. Many places instituting mandatory shutdowns of large gatherings like concerts, sporting events, even restaurants. This is a great opportunity for creatives as Rick explains... www.rickbarker.com
25:37
March 16, 2020
Episode 192: The Coronavirus Scare, How to Handle It...
In this episode, Rick talks about ways an artist can avoid getting sick. This is also something we should practice every day anyway. Resources from this episode www.rickbarker.com www.anchor.fm
06:38
March 10, 2020
Episode 191: Marketing Magic with Omari MC
We are all Digital Marketers! Today more than ever you need to be at the top of your game. Rick talks with one of the best Omari MC. They go deep in strategy and what an artist can do today to stick out in a crowded space. Rick also takes a question from a listener on what to do before and after releasing a project. Connect with Omari at https://www.omarimc.com If you are ready to Monetize Your Music Career go to Rick's Free Training! CLICK HERE What to do before releasing a song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daIn-eQdw5g&t=6s What to do after releasing a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4gsh9BVzpA&t=64s
35:15
March 2, 2020
Episode 190: An Amazing Tool for Songwriters and Producers
Having access to your music and publishing information in one place is so valuable. In this episode, Rick introduces you to a cool new tool to do just that. Plus you will meet the guy behind one of the most helpful Instagram pages out there https://www.instagram.com/avoranowcom/ Musicspace: https://musicspace.io/ Karan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karanbeghi/ www.rickbarker.com www.socialmediaformusic.com
24:18
February 24, 2020
Episode 189: Clarity is KEY! You Cannot Hit a Fuzzy Target...
So often, creatives launch into a project with no plan. That must change if they want success.  In this episode, Rick talks about Clarity, Vision Boards, tools and resources to get that and how to effectively show up every day. www.rickbarker.com Check out The Life On Fire Challenge
08:44
February 17, 2020
Episode 188: Taylor Swift Netflix Documentary "Miss Americana" My Take, plus insight...
I have been approached people wanting my opinion on the Taylor Swift Netflix documentary. So in the episode, I give it and I share some early observations that might surprise you on why her fans love her so much. I also answer a listener question on what to do before and after releasing a song... www.rickbarker.com What To Do Before Releasing a Song What To Do After Releasing a Song
14:20
February 10, 2020
Episode 187: Are You Surrounding Yourself With the Right People For Ultimate Success?
What are you doing to surround yourself with the right people. Who is in your "Circle of Influence?" The DIY Music Conference is coming up and you need to be there. In this Episode Rick will address these weeks question from a listener about having a Live Music Producer. www.rickbarker.com www.socialmediaformusic.com www.managemymusiccareer.com Tom Jackson's Onstagesuccess.com
10:45
February 3, 2020
Episode 186: So Sad, and Eye Opening... First Round Of Q&A
At the recording of this episode the world mourns the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and others. Rick talks about that and we jump into our first round of Q&A. www.rickbarker.com www.socialmediaformusic.com
10:28
January 29, 2020
Episode 185: Social Networking Do's and Don'ts
Social Networking Do's and Don'ts: In this episode, Rick goes over some of the most common mistakes people make when reaching out on Social Media. Get show resources and leave rick a voice message at  https://www.rickbarker.com
10:38
January 20, 2020
Episode 184: The Human Mind Is Addicted To Novelty! What are YOU Doing to Stand Out?
I just got back from a Marketing Cruise with some amazing people who have incredible online businesses. I share some great takeaways in this episode... Connect with Daniel Den https://www.facebook.com/DanielDenOficial Connect with Rick  FREE TRIAL of Click Funnels
09:18
January 13, 2020
Episode 183: Are You Creating Superfans?
In this episode, Rick discusses the value and ways to create "Superfans." He talks about the book he is listening to called "Superfans" by Pat Flynn. Here are the resources he discussed in the podcast. www.audible.com www.patflynn.com www.rickbarker.com Follow Rick on Instagram at @rickbarkermusic
09:59
January 6, 2020
Episode 182: Lessons Learned from Eddie Murphy Movie "Dolemite Is My Name"
I just saw a great movie on Netflix starring Eddie Murphy called "Dolemite Is My Name." These lessons are very applicable for all creatives:
12:09
December 31, 2019
Episode 181: These Resources Will Change The Game For You!
In today's episode Rick talks about the podcast he listens to and gives his recommendations for you. Link to Feedpost Top 15 Music Marketing Blogs www.rickbarker.com Must Listen To Podcast: All of these are linked to Spotify. DIY Music Podcast The Savvy Musician Show Creative Juice Made It In Music Social Media Marketing The Sunny Show Perpetual Traffic Please subscribe and share.... Rick
14:08
December 23, 2019
Episode 180: The Best Person To Invest In Is You!
In this episode Rick talks about why you need to stop asking and start doing!
07:57
December 16, 2019
Episode 179: How To Plan Like A Rockstar with Suzanne Paulinski
We are all busy and we all have the best intentions of staying on track.
32:48
December 9, 2019
Episode 178: Sometimes Change Can Be Good!
Is it time to change what you are doing? Maybe so...
10:16
December 2, 2019
Episode 177: Sometimes We Need To Get Out Of Our Own Way!
Get out of the way, you are the one probably holding you back...
09:23
November 25, 2019
Episode 176: The Episode I Was Hoping To Not Have To Record
The Battle Continues Between Taylor And Scott
11:43
November 18, 2019
Episode 175: Digital Marketing, Playlist and Radio Tour with Sara Franczyk
If you want to succeed in the new music business you must accept the fact that you are a "Digital Marketer."
29:25
November 11, 2019
Episode 173: Haters, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism...
In this episode Rick talks about his past addictions to drugs, alcohol and how to deal with online haters.
12:13
November 8, 2019
Episode 174: How to Make It in the New Music Business with Ari Herstand
Rick talks with Ari Herstand about the release of the Second Addition of his book "How to Make It in the New Music Business"
23:47
November 7, 2019
Episode 172: Stop Waiting, Big Mistake!
In this episode I share an email sent in by a listener.
16:01
October 31, 2019
Episode 171: How to set up your own Record Company with Kevin Bruener of CD Baby
This is a Must Listen to Episode if you want to make sure you get paid with your music!
42:45
October 28, 2019
Episode 170: EVERY Musician needs a website...
The keys to having a great music website.
33:24
October 24, 2019
Episode 169: Dealing with Reality!
In life there is a time to call it quits. When is that time?
08:09
October 21, 2019
Episode 168: How to get an Amazing Vocal Recording with Producer iLL Factor
Let us help you get the best vocal recording you can...
35:01
October 17, 2019
Episode 167: Prison, Suicide and Ellen DeGeneres... Meet Lee Perreira the Marathon Musician
In this episode I let you eavesdrop on a management session with my client Lee Perreira. Lee has an amazing story which includes prison, suicide, and Ellen DeGeneres
21:12
October 14, 2019
Episode 166: What to do BEFORE you release your next song...
How to successfully release your next song...
10:49
October 10, 2019
Episode 165: Audience Questions... EPK, Original Music @ Social Media
During a recent Live Q&A some great topics got discussed including Electronic Press Kits (EPK's) and using Youtube to grow and audience with original music...
10:10
October 7, 2019
Episode 164: What to do when Accused of Being a Racist...
In this episode Rick talks about what to do when being accused of something and how best to handle it.
10:43
October 3, 2019
Episode 163: There is no such thing as FREE!
Why do Artist feel the World owes them something and people should work for them for free? Rick gets very real in this episode of the podcast.
13:05
September 30, 2019
Episode 162: Meet Rock To Recovery...Using Music To Change Lives..
Music has healing power. Today Rick introduces us to Phil Bogard who works with Rock To Recovery. This organization is doing some amazing things...
24:23
September 26, 2019
Episode 161: Your Audience Wants To Connect With You... Let Them!
How much does your audience really know about you? Why?
08:50
September 23, 2019
Episode 160: What The Heck is It I Do?
What do I do? And how can I help you...
12:38
September 20, 2019
Episode 159: The Difference Between The Music Business and The Music Industry... YES there is a difference...
Do you know the difference between The Music Business and The Music Industry?
15:23
September 17, 2019
Episode 158: The Internet Does Not Discriminate
The internet does not discriminate. If you want something, go for it... The only person holding you back is you! Thanks to Fridel and OJ from SoHo Sonic in London for the inspiration... www.sohosonic.com www.managemymusiccareer.com
08:31
September 12, 2019
Episode 157: Jesus and The Devil, yes we went there... No Seriously:-)
Could be the most real conversation I have had yet, judge for yourself...
35:44
September 9, 2019
Episode 156: Great Conversation and some Nuggets with Kaytee Long from Diy PR Group
Proper PR Techniques for the 21st Century Musician.
28:29
September 5, 2019
Episode 155: Scams, Songland and Letting Kids Be Kids...
Unfortunately there are still people making False Promises when it comes to the Music Industry. I
11:43
September 2, 2019
Episode 154: Why is Taylor Swift Re-Recording Her Records?
Recently in an interview, Taylor Swift mentioned she will re-record her first 5 cd's. What does that mean? Why is she doing it? Rick's breaks it all down in this episode of the podcast.
10:18
August 29, 2019
Episode 153: Getting Your Mindset Right with Patrick Cooke!
If you want to take it to the next level, mindset is KEY!
20:52
August 26, 2019
Episode 152: Amazing Tools To Help You Run Your Music Business
You are your first Manager, Booking Agent, Record Company, Publishing Company and a whole lot more. When running a business it is vital to have the right tools.
23:11
August 22, 2019
Episode 151: Sneak Pick.. Behind The Curtain of the Music Biz
Are you ready for a manager? How should you approach Social Media?
31:33
August 19, 2019
Episode 150: Let the Q&A Session Begin! with Co-Host Maddy Newton
This is an epic episode with close to 20 of your submitted questions...
39:47
August 8, 2019
Episode 149: It takes TIME and Patience!
You might not see results instantly in your business, but if you are doing things correctly, below the surface there is growth.
11:09
August 5, 2019
Episode 148: Steps to Take Everyday To Build Your Audience
Are you doing everything you can everyday to get your music heard?
10:56
August 1, 2019
Episode 147: When Is It Right To Hire a PR Firm?
When is it time to hire a PR Firm?
10:42
July 29, 2019
Episode 146: Are You Setting Realistic Goals?
Let us all make sure that the goals we set are attainable!
08:35
July 25, 2019
Episode 145: For Goodness Sakes It is Free.
This simple mindset shift could change everything.
10:01
July 22, 2019
Episode 144: How to Handle Turbulence!
Two choices... Fly into the storm, or divert. Your choice.....
09:36
July 18, 2019
Episode 143: Lesson's Learned From The Movie "Yesterday"
Lesson's I learned from watching the movie Yesterday!
10:54
July 15, 2019
Episode 142: Is Your Music Brand On Point?
Is your Music Brand on point?
35:24
July 11, 2019
Episode 141: What does Google say about you?
Go Google yourself. Do you like what you see? Go FIX it!
08:19
July 8, 2019
Episode 140: This Whole Thing Sucks, But There Is A Bright Side...
There is a war raging between Taylor Swift, Scott Borchetta and Scooter Braun. Find out why...
16:50
July 4, 2019
Episode 139: The BEST Email I Have Ever Received!!!
The BEST Email Ever!
12:24
July 1, 2019
Episode 138: How To Get Your Music Into Film and TV with Michael Elsner
When I survey musician's the #1 thing they want to know is how to get their music into film and tv. Michael Elsner is the best. Back in episode 66 we had this conversation and I wanted to share with you as our listenership has grown. www.mastermusiclicensing.com Take Free Artist Assessment at www.rickbarker.com/assessment Connect with Rick at www.linktr.ee/rickbarkermusic
01:04:21
June 27, 2019
Episode 137: Musician's as Entrepreneur's is it possible? Guest is Kato On The Track
Rick talks with Producer & Entrepreneur Kato on The Track about the reality and mindset musician's need to be entrepreneurs.
29:59
June 24, 2019
Episode 136: Meet the Female Version of ME:-)
Today you will be introduced to the female version of Rick...
22:29
June 20, 2019
Episode 135: Hook, Story, Offer....
Russell Brunson from Click Funnels says it best "Hook, Story, Offer." Listen in on how I use that same strategy with one of my coaching clients EPIC The Band. Take Free Assessment at http://www.rickbarker.com/assessment Learn more about Rick at www.linktr.ee/rickbarkermusic
15:10
June 17, 2019
Episode 134: Sometimes the answer is YES! You are too old....
Yes, you might be too old!
13:41
June 13, 2019
Episode 133: Thoughts on the TV Show Songland
Brand new TV show featuring the Songwriters called Songland. My thoughts and the origin story.... Connect with Rick, grab a free copy of his book at http://www.linktr.ee/rickbarkermusic
10:21
June 10, 2019
Episode 132: This Technology is Genius!
If you are not using this technology as an Indie Artist, you are missing out.
21:47
June 3, 2019
Episode 131: I Will Never Say That Again!
This situation that happened this weekend has changed the way I approach certain things...
12:21
May 30, 2019
Episode 130: What Does Your Digital Footprint Say About Your True Character?
What does your Digital Footprint say about you?
10:48
May 27, 2019
Episode 129: "Repeat after me... I am a MARKETER..." with Justin Smith
If you want to win as an artist today, you must come to grips with the fact that you are a Marketer!
28:29
May 23, 2019
Episode 128: Some People are Just Ignorant...
Recently I was a featured Keynote Speaker at CMW. As most of you know, I teach Social Media Engagement. In the audience was the person that Taylor Swift used as her muse for the song Mean. What he saw compared to what an actual musician in the audience saw, is mind blowing... Connect with Rick
16:24
May 20, 2019
Episode 127: Artist Development in 2019 with Producer Andre Kaden Black
Great conversation with Producer Andre Kaden Black!
29:58
May 16, 2019
Episode 126: It is a Marathon NOT a Sprint! Meet Artist Alli Walker and hear her story...
Meet Artist Alli Walker a perfect example of this business is a Marathon NOT a Sprint!
14:42
May 13, 2019
Episode 125: Q&A Live from Canadian Music Week
While in Toronto giving a Keynote Presentation at Canadian Music Week, I decided to host an impromptu meet up.
48:09
May 9, 2019
Episode 124: Lesson Learned This Week From Gary Vee
What I learned this week from Gary Vaynerchuck!
11:39
May 6, 2019
Episode 123: How To Get Results From Other's Experience
In this episode, we talk about using other's successes and failures to move your career forward! https://rickbarker.com/assessment RESOURCES: Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist Assessment Connect with Rick: Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
09:49
April 29, 2019
Episode 122: Sacrifices and Beliefs! What is holding you back?
In this episode, we talk about what sacrifices you are willing to make to get results!https://rickbarker.com/assessmentRESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
11:04
April 22, 2019
Episode 121: Behind the Scenes of One of My Coaching Calls
In this episode, I take you behind the scenes of one of my coaching calls. Some amazing questions from my clients.http://www.ricksfreebook.comRESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
58:46
April 15, 2019
Episode 120: Q&A with Martin Sutton of The Songwriting Academy
I was invited to answer questions with Martin Sutton of Songwriting Academy and some of his students. We cover some great topics!www.songwritingacademy.comRESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
15:48
April 11, 2019
Episode 119: Major Dilemma When It Comes To Keeping Your Brand On Point
Make sure you're evaluating opportunities by considering the effects it will have on your brand. It's okay to say no if it doesn't line up with what you stand for or what you want to promote as a part of yourself. 👊🏻 It's important to make sure there's value in the collaborations you take part in and that it actually makes sense. RESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
09:47
April 8, 2019
Episode 118: Over 30 Music Influencers Who Can Impact Your Career with Bree Noble
I am so excited to chat with Bree and talk about the next Profitable Musician Summit. Over 30 amazing folks share tips and strategies to take your career to the next level.Profitable Musician Summit 2019 Free RegistrationRESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
21:51
April 4, 2019
Episode 117: The "Big Podcast Book" Episode with David Hooper
In this episode I get to speak with a good friend of mine David Hooper about his new book "Big Podcast." Join us as we talk about some of the best practices for podcasting and we even bust each others chops a bit. Very fun and informative episode.https://www.bigpodcast.comRESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
46:57
April 1, 2019
Episode 116: MUST LISTEN: Music Publishing Simplified
I have been trying for years to wrap my head around music publishing. Who to sign up with, why I need to sign up, who collects my money, how to do this, how to do that. Thankfully I met the folks at Songtrust and Elizabeth has saved me, which in return will save all of you!Links from Episode:Home: www.songtrust.comEvents: www.songtrust.com/eventsBlog: www.blog.songtrust.comHelp Center: help.songtrust.comWeekly Publishing Sessions: www.songtr.st/PubSessionPast Webinars: www.songtrust.com/interactive-eventsRESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
35:28
March 28, 2019
Episode 115: Comparing Life and The Music Business to March Madness!
In life we have are ups and we have our downs. We start strong and fail to finish. Things we can do to make sure we finish strong.....Beat AcademyMaster Music Licensing RESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
08:30
March 25, 2019
Episode 114: She is a Force to be Reckoned With! Great Conversation
Do you feel like you're savvy with the business side of the music industry? Do you find yourself only focusing on the creative and ignoring marketing, sales, social media, etc.? Don't want to be taken advantage of in this business? Yael Meyer and Rick Barker talk about the importance of learning the business side of the industry and how to be smart and educate yourself so that you can make a living with music, on this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast!  RESOURCES:Yael MeyerGrab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
33:50
March 21, 2019
Episode 113: The Day Facebook and Instagram Crashed!
You heard the phrase "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." That came true a couple days before the recording of this episode. Facebook and Instagram went down for over 10 hours. Everyone who's business model resolves solely on Facebook and Instagram ads, was crushed. This is why we diversify!Check out the Gary Vee Collection at https://www.kswiss.comAnd be sure to follow them on social media. RESOURCES:Gary VeeKSWISS ShoesGrab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com if you have ideas for future episode ideas.
09:05
March 18, 2019
Episode 112: She is changing lives and making money, this is how it is done!
Want to be productive? Stop complaining and take action. Get out there and do it. Expect to get coaching for free? You don't expect people to listen to your music for free, so don't expect me to only hand out freebies. Just as you're making a living, I am too.Are you holding back on joining one of my coaching programs because you're concerned with when you'll see a return on your investment? People carelessly spend so much money on college degrees that they never use. It's about work ethic and making an effort towards your ultimate goal. Don't expect anybody to get you there except for yourself. "Productive people are the quietest because they're just out there doing it."- Leah McHenry RESOURCES:Savvy Musician AcademyGrab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterSoundcloudRickBarker.comContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
32:11
March 13, 2019
Episode 111: Part 4 Paying Tribute To My Hero's (Russel, Stephen and Todd)
Sometimes being an Entrepreneur can be a lonely and daunting task. I have been fortunate to have invested in some great programs and mentors. I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You." No successful person has ever done it on their own.   Resources:Check out their programs, books and podcasts by clicking on their names below.Russell BrunsonStephen LarsenTodd Brown RESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterSoundcloudRickBarker.comContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.comfor a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
10:60
March 11, 2019
Episode 110: Part 3 Paying Tribute To My Heros (Ryan, Billy Gene & Dennis)
Sometimes being an Entrepreneur can be a lonely and daunting task. I have been fortunate to have invested in some great programs and mentors. I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You." No successful person has ever done it on their own.   Resources:Check out their programs, books and podcasts by clicking on their names below.Ryan Levesque The Ask MethodBilly Gene Is MarketingDennis Yu Blitzmetrics RESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterSoundcloudRickBarker.comContact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.comfor a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
11:28
March 7, 2019
Episode 109: Part 2 Paying Tribute To My Hero's (Brendon, Jay, Joe, Dean and Marie)
Sometimes being an Entrepreneur can be a lonely and daunting task. I have been fortunate to have invested in some great programs and mentors. I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You." No successful person has ever done it on their own.   Resources:Check out their programs, books and podcasts by clicking on their names below.Brendon Burchard Jay AbrahamJoe Polish & Dean JacksonMarie Forleo RESOURCES:Grab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist AssessmentConnect with Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterSoundcloudRickBarker.comContact:podcast@musicindustryblueprint.comfor a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
14:48
March 4, 2019
Episode 108: Part 1 Paying Tribute To My Hero's (Jeff Walker of PLF)
Sometimes being an Entrepreneur can be a lonely and daunting task. I have been fortunate to have invested in some great programs and mentors. I wanted to take this opportunity to say "Thank You." No successful person has ever done it on their own.   Resources:Jeff Walker Product Launch FormulaFacebookTwitterGrab a FREE Copy of my book "$150,000 Music Degree" Free Training “How To Become A Social Media Ninja In Under An Hour.”Artist Assessmentwith Rick:FacebookInstagramYoutubeTwitterSoundcloudRickBarker.comContact:podcast@musicindustryblueprint.comfor a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
10:40
February 28, 2019
Episode 107: Never Stop Learning!
If you are serious about your career, you never stop learning. In this episode of the MIB podcast, Rick discusses what is currently happening at Click Funnels Annual Event, Funnel Hacking Live. Click Funnels Dotcom Secrets The Book Experts Secrets The Book Sales Funnel Radio with Steve Larsen   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
08:40
February 25, 2019
Episode 106: Stop COMPLAINING about SPOTIFY PLAYS!
Are you creating a professional profile on Spotify that is attractive to your fans (and future fans)? Do you want to connect with your fans in a new, face-to-face way on Instagram? Are you making the right kind of playlists on Spotify? Listen to this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint podcast to hear Chris Greenwood of Manifest and I discuss Instagram live/streaming and how you can make the most of Spotify right now! 👍🏻   "If you will plan a real marketing release, you'll such a better response and better results.  - Chris Greenwood "Treat it like a business!" - Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information  Resources: Chris Greenwood's "Smart Music Business" Podcast 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
15:19
February 21, 2019
Episode 105: You want Spotify Plays? EASY! Get them yourself....
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: 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
08:08
February 18, 2019
Episode 104: The Amazing Instagram Story....Story....
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: 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
13:29
February 14, 2019
Episode 103: The Question I Get Asked The Most
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information  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 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
06:47
February 11, 2019
Episode 102: How to Survive as a Songwriter
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information  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: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
22:58
February 7, 2019
Episode 101: To Bot or Not To Bot:-)
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: 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
24:40
February 2, 2019
Episode 100: Celebrating our 100th Episode!
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! What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information  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
52:40
January 31, 2019
Episode 99: Making Sure Your First Impression Has An Impact
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) What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information  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: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
11:23
January 28, 2019
Episode 98: Dangers With Crowdfunding
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: 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
07:53
January 24, 2019
Episode 97: It Is NOT as HARD as YOU THINK!
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: 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
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January 21, 2019
Episode 96: What Exactly Is the "Indie Bible?"
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information  Resources: Indie Bible Indie Bible - Discount 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
20:31
January 17, 2019
Episode 95: What's "Branding" Really Mean?
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information  Resources: Greg Wilnau Music Brand Checklist Artist Assessment Grab My Book "$150,000 Music Degree" Here! 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
11:34
January 14, 2019
Episode 94: PR... Start Being More Realistic!
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   Resources: Ariel Hyatt CYBER PR 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
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January 10, 2019
Episode 93: Start the New Year Off Right!
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information Connect 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
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January 4, 2019
Episode 92: Beat the Stress
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   Resources: Ollie Matthew's Book "The One Day Body Upgrade" Mike Schwartz  Rich Redmond Connect 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
28:37
January 3, 2019
Episode 91: My Story Part 2
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information 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 Connect with Rick: Facebook Instagram Youtube
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December 31, 2018
Episode 90: My Story Part 1
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     What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here!   ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   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: Facebook Instagram
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December 27, 2018
Episode 89: Helping You Succeed in Your Music Career with Thalia ‘Muziqueen’ Ewing
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here!   ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information 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
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December 24, 2018
Episode 88: What Numbers Really Matter?
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   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 Connect with Rick: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: rick@rickbarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
08:59
December 20, 2018
Episode 87: Making Music on Facebook Live and Making it Big with Dawn Beyer
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here!   ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   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 Connect 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
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December 13, 2018
Episode 86: Rick's Opinion on “The Launch” and “Real Country”
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here!   ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   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 Connect with Rick: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: rick@rickbarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
09:43
December 10, 2018
Episode 85: Tips for Controlling your Narrative Through Your Website and Social Media Platforms
Connect with Rick: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: rick@rickbarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
09:33
December 6, 2018
Episode 84: Building Facebook Campaigns using Dynamic Creative with John Oszajca
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     What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   Time Stamps: 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 Connect with John Oszajca Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with Rick: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: rick@rickbarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
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December 3, 2018
Episode 83: How to Use the Philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu in Your Music Career and Life
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 What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here!   ***Want to be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast?*** Send an email to podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com With the following information: Name, website, social handles, questions you would like to ask Rick and contact information   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 Connect with Rick: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter Soundcloud RickBarker.com Contact: rick@rickbarker.com Contact: podcast@musicindustryblueprint.com for a chance to be a guest on the MIB podcast show
09:48
November 29, 2018