This episode is for the singers out there.
Do you ever wonder what gives an artist that “star power”? What distinguishes a great vocal from a good vocal? What’s the difference between the demo singer and the artist?
In this episode, I talk about falling in love with the voice you've got... and what exactly that means! Sometimes the work calls for a solo artist, and other times it calls for a demo singer; there's nothing wrong with either! But do you know how to fill those shoes?
We've all heard the stories about how hard it is to make money as a musician; living in cars, working in restaurants while your songwriting dreams sit on a shelf. Well here's some good news: your story can be different.
In this episode, I interview one of my students from the course, Eryn Michel.
Using the newfound skills she gained from the Voice Memo 2 Demo online course, she was able to hone her craft, discover new opportunities, and MONETIZE in 3 months!
Listen to Eryn talk about her life before, when she served in the Army and worked in politics, as she describes the journey of finding her passion in music. From that passion she found the class to help her - a class aimed at helping songwriters learn production - and before she had even finished the course, she was making her own demos, producing for her friends, and earning money!
The crazy dream that had once seemed so far out of reach came easily to her once she found the right instruction for her. Can it happen to you too?
Start Producing Your Song Today in 3 S.I.M.P.L.E. Steps
In this episode I interview Michael Walker from Modern Musician, and host of the annual “Success with Music Conference”.
Michael shares his story on how he and his band went from living in their cars, to touring with their favorite band and playing selling 24,000 albums in 6 months and reaching #2 on the iTunes Alternative Charts!
Michael also takes us behind the scenes of his company Modern Musician where he’s helping tons of artists create a lasting career in the music industry by providing them with the proper tools they need to succeed.
Are you an artist getting ready to release your music into the world and not sure where to start when planning your release?
In this episode, I interview Bree Noble from Female Entrepreneur Musician.
We talk about strategy and the long game of releasing an album, or series of singles.
Here’s the link to the LIVE training we’ll be doing this Wednesday, May 6 @ 6 PM Central/ 7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific.
There are 8 big pieces of the puzzle or focus areas that determine whether a release will be successful or not. In this workshop, we'll go deep into each focus area. Bree will also show you how the pieces fit together within the Rock Your Next Release framework.
Join us for the workshop to learn:
The 3 big mistakes you're probably making when releasing music (and how to fix them)
The one component you MUST have to ensure that you don't miss out on crucial promotional and income opportunities
How to use the Rock Your Next Release framework to make a BIG splash with your next release without feeling overwhelmed
And Bree will be available to answer questions that come up throughout the workshop so be sure to attend live.
Register at https://release.breenoble.com/boss
Let’s get a plan in place so you can make a HUGE splash with your next release!
In this episode I cover:
the correlation between work & luck
some myths about how success comes about
how to prepare for the life you want
the magic secret to success (spoiler alert: there isn’t one!)
Here's the book I'm raving about :
"Do the Work"- Steven Pressfield
This episode is all about why I don’t charge by the hour. I go on a bit of a rant keeping it 100% real. I talked about:
-specific situations in the industry where hourly rates aren’t actually cheaper for the consumer
-why time spent does not always equate to the value of service provided
-when it MIGHT be acceptable to charge hourly
If you’re ready to start making money from your home studio there is no better time than now. Right now we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. People are losing their jobs left and right, including the gigging musicians and my heart aches for them.
But you know who’s still surviving? Studio musicians that can engineer themselves.
If you can record yourself, you can make a living. If I can do it, you can do it!
In this episode I cover:
the mindset change I had to have after moving to Nashville thinking a major publishing deal was the only marker of success
some myths that may be stopping you from getting started
how to get out of your own way and start making MONEY
The Links mentioned in this episode:
Wondering how to take your songwriting or production to a 'competitive' level? How much are you listening to modern music and using reference tracks?
Grab your FREE copy of the Producer's Toolbelt here:
I’ve noticed a common misconception in the community lately among songwriters and artists who believe that co-writing a track with their producer is a tool of leverage for negotiating the price down. In this episode, we’re going to talk about why that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Whether you're looking to save money on demos, or you're an artist releasing your own music or trying to break into sync licensing world, learning how to produce or simply record yourself can benefit you TREMENDOUSLY as a songwriter!
Also....I'd love to hear from you!!
Take this quick survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7T356Y3 and tell me what's holding you back from learning how to produce your own music!
On this podcast, I interview Mike Meiers from Songwriting For Guitar.
In order to get killer sounding guitars, you need to understand different playing styles, voicings, and much more! Not only while recording, but playing live too!
Use this link to get 15% off his course "Songwriting For Guitar":
Are you feeling a bit discouraged with your music? Feeling like maybe you’re just not getting the right opportunities?
In this episode, I talk about why YOUR MUSIC IS NOT ALWAYS YOUR RESUME and some of the tools you need to get ahead if you want to build a business as a producer, artist or songwriter!
How to Make Money From Your Home Studio
So many people think you're either BEYONCE big or you're BROKE as an artist. Fortunately for us indies, that couldn't be further from the truth!
In this episode, I'm going to teach you how to make money from your home studio, even if you're just starting out and even if you don't have fancy gear!
Don't forget to grab your FREE copy of the PDF "5 Ways to Make Money From Your Home Studio"
Have you ever sat down to create a track and gotten totally lost, looking up at the screen to hieroglyphics, asking yourself...where the hell am I and what am I trying to do here exactly? Omg, this used to happen to me ALL THE TIME.
In this episode I talk about how to SEE your production FIRST, so you can save time and get your music out of your head FASTER!
Don't forget to grab a FREE copy of the Producer Toolbelt here: https://www.producelikeaboss.com/producertoolbelt
Much Love Xo
It is understandable that as musicians we want to get our music out into the world. We want to connect with an audience or a market that really resonates with what we’re doing.
So many musicians are inquiring about opportunities for their music, especially when it comes to Film/TV placements.
Here’s the thing though. Their music, most times, is NOT ready to pitch.
Make sure you're ready for opportunities when they present themselves by following these steps.
And remember, Don't knock until you build!
Grab your free copy of "The 4 Step Plan to Licensing Success" here:
Perfectionism is procrastination disguised as productivity. Don't let the myth of "one day when I finally have the gear...." stop you from taking action now with your music!
**Please forgive the kitty cat podcast bomb at 2:31 :)
Want to build your home studio and not sure WHERE to start ?
Download my FREE PDF guide The Home Studio Starter Kit here: https://www.producelikeaboss.com/homestudiostarterkit
Already up and running with your studio and want some boss tools to take you to the next level?
Download my FREE PDF guide The Producer Tool Belt here: https://www.producelikeaboss.com/producertoolbelt
Have you ever caught yourself saying things like… “When I have the money I will…” or “When the timing is right I will….”
How about….when I can afford the right gear I’ll be able to make great music.
It’s always fascinated me how we can be so wired to argue for our limitations. Why do we do that?
I think for artists and producers one of the biggest hurdles is gear. And so I wanted to just share a quick little secret with you.
I started doing this FULL time and landing placements using NOTHING but an apogee duet and a RODE NT1A as my only setup, besides my computer and DAW. The apogee duet interface cost me $350 used, and the Rode mic is a $200 mic. I did not buy a pre-amp, or any other hardware. I simply worked in the box (in the computer) and used what I had.
Now, I definitely procrastinated for a LONG time leading up to that.
Gah…One of my biggest excuses was: I only have stock sounds, so I can’t produce good quality tracks. I literally let that stop me from even creating!
Omg…I realize now how self-defeating that was!
So why do we argue for our limitations?
The answer? Perfection.
Perfectionism is procrastination disguised as productivity.
Let that sink in.
So here we are…with good intentions, really just wanting to present our best selves to the world. And what a great story to justify our standstills, right?
But can we get real for a second? We’ve just cracked the code.
Perfectionism is procrastination disguised as productivity.
And procrastination is simply fear. Whether it’s fear of failure or fear of success, whatever it is, it’s fear. Fear of rejection, heartbreak, expansion, you name it, it’s all fear. And the only cure for fear is action.
So we can wait for everything to be perfect, and do nothing.
Or we can just take action and do something. Anything. Just move. Take 1 step forward.
Do it Like a Boss. Xoxo
Welcome to the first episode of Produce Like a Boss!
In this episode, I talk about the juggling act of writing, performing AND producing your own music!
Doing ALL the things at once can be a bit overwhelming when you're wearing multiple hats, especially when you’re still developing and mastering those skills separately, but it doesn’t have to be.
In this video, I talk about how you CAN do ALL the things without losing your mind.
Here's a link to the Free Producer's Toolbelt I created for you!