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MUSICIANS! Are you tired of starving and surviving? Let's achieve creative freedom! Thriving Musician is an educational podcast hosted by Spenser Liszt focused on financial literacy, mindset and music business. Episodes include candid interviews from a wide range of thriving musicians, business professionals and finance experts. Topics include building savings, planning for retirement, investing, insurance, tax preparation, financial organization, music business resources and strategies, marketing, mental health and mindset. Learn more at www.SpenserLiszt.com

MUSICIANS! Are you tired of starving and surviving? Let's achieve creative freedom! Thriving Musician is an educational podcast hosted by Spenser Liszt focused on financial literacy, mindset and music business. Episodes include candid interviews from a wide range of thriving musicians, business professionals and finance experts. Topics include building savings, planning for retirement, investing, insurance, tax preparation, financial organization, music business resources and strategies, marketing, mental health and mindset. Learn more at www.SpenserLiszt.com
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MUSICIANS! Are you tired of starving and surviving? Let's achieve creative freedom! Thriving Musician is an educational podcast hosted by Spenser Liszt focused on financial literacy, mindset and music business. Episodes include candid interviews from a wide range of thriving musicians, business professionals and finance experts. Topics include building savings, planning for retirement, investing, insurance, tax preparation, financial organization, music business resources and strategies, marketing, mental health and mindset. Learn more at www.SpenserLiszt.com

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Episodes

Ep. 23: Pianist Pays Off $60,000 Debt & Becomes Financial Planner

6/12/2019
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Cody Garrett developed a curiosity and love for music when he began piano lessons at the age of six, and from then on strived to become educated in music history, theory, composition/arranging, improvisation, production, and business. Cody continued his academic education at the University of Houston Moores School of Music, where he studied music theory, composition, and piano performance. Desiring a greater understanding of contemporary styles, reharmonization, and music production, Cody...

Duration:00:55:01

Ep. 22: NYC Vibraphonist Makes Name For Herself & Promotes Gender Awareness

6/5/2019
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Sasha Berliner is a musician, composer, producer, and band leader from San Francisco, CA. Sasha started playing drums at eight years old. She pursued a jazz emphasis at her high school, Oakland School for the Arts, where she picked up the vibraphone at age 13. She is an alumni of the SF Jazz High School All Stars Orchestra and the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. She headlined festivals like the Atlanta Jazz Festival, NYC Winter Jazz Festival, and the Burlington...

Duration:00:48:44

Ep. 21: Australian Arts Manager, Drummer & Yogi Finds Healthy Balance

5/29/2019
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Holly Norman is a freelance arts manager, event producer and musician. Some of her career achievements have included the production logistics for Melbourne Festival (2016 - 2018 - Contemporary Music), artist logistics for Darwin Festival (2016), project management of Perth International Jazz Festival (2015) and Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2019). As an independent producer and tour manager, Holly co-wrote the award-nominated Fringe World show Good Songs For Bad Lovers (2016) and...

Duration:01:02:37

Ep. 20: An Entertainer & DJ Reveals Secret To Charging Higher Rates

5/22/2019
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Dan Quinn is an event entertainment expert, multi-instrumental live looping musician, singer, DJ, and Master of Ceremonies (MC) who specializes in private events such as weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, festivals, school events, and private parties. Guitarist. Singer. Live Looping Master. One Man Band. MC. DJ. Party Starter. Limit Pusher. Pretty fun guy to hang out with. Totally responsible suburban dad. Known by friends and fans alike as "DQ" or even "DQB", Dan Quinn has received...

Duration:00:57:38

Ep. 19: An Entertainment Lawyer Talks Music Business Basics

5/15/2019
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William is an entertainment lawyer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He works with singers, musicians, bands, record labels, managers, publishers, and film producers. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of North Texas and his law degree from Southern Methodist University. He is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Pennsylvania. Thanks for listening and keep thriving! Show notes: www.SpenserLiszt.com/blog/TMP19 Free list of potential tax deductions:...

Duration:00:54:26

Ep. 18: A Music Educator Gets Real About Music Education

5/8/2019
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Saxophonist and educator Dan Gelok is internationally recognized and sought-after as an outstanding young performer and teacher of classical saxophone music. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Indiana University and his Masters in Saxophone Performance from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He currently holds the title of Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the University of Houston. His teachers include Ronald Attinger, Otis Murphy, and Lynn Klock. He has been...

Duration:01:10:23

Ep. 17: A Saxophonist Busks NYC Subways & Overcomes Drug Habit

5/1/2019
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Jake Dester is an American musician based in New York City whose expertise lies in jazz saxophone and composition. Dester is also a songwriter, entrepreneur, arranger, music producer, singer, guitar player, graphic designer, marketer, and video editor. He comprises one half of the "darling duo" Sydney & Jake, a partnership with vocalist/guitarist Sydney McNulty (aka Syd Caldera) that specializes in performing classic songs in a 1940s-50s style for weddings and corporate events. Recently, he...

Duration:01:09:54

Ep. 16: A Drummer & Educator Navigates His Finances, Family & Future

4/24/2019
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Stockton Helbing is not very good at sitting still. If he is not playing the drums he is busy being a composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, music director, author, and entrepreneur. Stockton maintains a busy schedule of performing, recording, and teaching around North America with his trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet. He is a frequent guest artist at colleges and high schools where he clinics, rehearses, and performs with their small groups, big bands, and percussion...

Duration:00:50:55

Ep. 15: Money Mindset 101

4/17/2019
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Today we're going to discuss how musicians can adjust their mindset in regards to money and more. The goal of this blog series is to rid the stigmas limiting musicians from reaching their full potential musically, financially, and mentally. Our mindsets are incredibly powerful. In fact, I wasn't able to take financial control over my life until I renewed my mindset. Thanks for listening and keep thriving! Show notes: www.SpenserLiszt.com/blog/TMP15 Free list of potential tax deductions:...

Duration:00:06:42

Ep. 14: An Opera Singer Become A Certified Financial Planner

4/10/2019
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Freelance Financial Planning founder Ben Henry-Moreland trained as an opera singer and performed professionally around the Midwest, New England, and Europe. He has worked in the financial services industry since 2012, serving with two Boston-based investment advisory firms before launching Freelance Financial Planning in 2017. Ben earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and his certificate in financial planning from Boston University, and he holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™...

Duration:01:07:30

Ep. 13: Five Ways To Kickstart Your Music Career

4/3/2019
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So you made it through music school and you’re ready to start your career. Ambition and hope is at an all time high and then you remember in 6 months your student loan payments begin. Panic, frustration and fear set in... Wait. Let’s not go down that rabbit hole because it doesn’t do anyone any good and a positive mindset will carry you through the hard times. This episode will cover 5 ways to kickstart your music career. Thanks for listening and keep thriving! Show notes:...

Duration:00:07:45

Ep. 12: Married Musicians Build Music Academy Business From Scratch

3/27/2019
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Jiyoung Johnston, director and co-founder of Lone Star Music Academy, exhibits equally strong performance and education abilities in classical and jazz music. Since she came to the states in 1999, Jiyoung has performed with several legendary musicians including Grammy-award winning clarinetist, Eddie Daniels and Jazz composer and performer, Russ Ferrante of the Yellowjackets. She has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and has been a featured pianist for the Dallas Wind Symphony....

Duration:00:55:28

Ep. 11: Contracts: Don't Play A Note Without One

3/20/2019
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As intimidating as a contract sounds, it can be quite relieving and lead to healthier personal and business relationships. Thanks for listening and keep thriving! Show notes: www.SpenserLiszt.com/blog/TMP11 Free list of potential tax deductions: www.SpenserLiszt.com/p/TaxDeductions Join the Thriving Musicians closed Facebook group: www.Facebook.com/groups/ThrivingMusician Email questions, comments or nominate a Thriving Musician to spenser@spenserliszt.com Follow Spenser online: Facebook:...

Duration:00:04:24

Ep. 10: A Vocalist & Educator Buys Her Dream Home With 20% Down

3/13/2019
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Having completed a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the world-renown University of North Texas, Emily is a well-rounded and confident vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator with extensive skills and knowledge in and of jazz theory, jazz history, improvisation, research, pedagogy, and vocal physiology. Emily currently resides near Salt Lake City, Utah and is the owner, manager, and instructor at Emily Merrell Vocal Studio. Additionally, Emily is thrilled to direct BYU's vocal jazz...

Duration:01:05:03

Ep. 9: Do Musicians Need Insurance?

3/6/2019
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Many studies over the decades have concluded that over 40% of musicians do not have health insurance. Many of my colleagues and clients are in the same boat. With that in mind, how many musicians do you think have home, liability, disability or life insurance? Thanks for listening and keep thriving! Show notes: www.SpenserLiszt.com/blog/TMP9 Free list of potential tax deductions: www.SpenserLiszt.com/p/TaxDeductions Join the Thriving Musicians closed Facebook group:...

Duration:00:08:07

Ep. 8: Tax Advice From An Entertainment CPA & Guitarist

2/27/2019
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Jon Thomas, born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California, attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Accounting. His interest and exposure to the Entertainment Field started early growing up in Los Angeles and spending time with his uncle who was formerly a child radio star and currently an entertainment event promoter. Jon was involved personally as a musician playing in bands from the time he was 12. Though...

Duration:01:05:46

Ep. 7: Ten Income Sources For Musicians

2/20/2019
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Multiple. Streams. Of. Income. Ever hear those magical words? Musicians, artists and freelancers who diversify their income increase their sense of job security and freedom of choice. There are many sources of active and passive income in the music industry to choose from. Let’s start with 10. Thanks for listening and keep thriving! Show notes: www.SpenserLiszt.com/blog/TMP7 Free list of potential tax deductions: www.SpenserLiszt.com/p/TaxDeductions Join the Thriving Musicians closed...

Duration:00:07:45

Ep. 6: A Professional Saxophonist Becomes A Computer Scientist

2/13/2019
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Jason St. George is a musician, educator, computer scientist, and machine learning engineer, currently completing his Master’s degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. After a rural, quintessentially American upbringing in Upstate New York, Jason completed his Bachelor of Music Performance and Music Theory from University of North Texas in 2013, going on to a career as a musician and educator in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, where he worked and taught as a freelance professional for over...

Duration:01:00:25

Ep. 5: How To Set Your Rates As A Freelance Musician

2/6/2019
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When it comes to setting your freelance rates there are many factors to consider. There is not a one-size-fits-all formula, but let’s go through a few ways you can feel comfortable and confident when you say those magic numbers. Thanks for listening and keep thriving! Show notes: www.SpenserLiszt.com/blog/TMP5 Learn more: www.SpenserLiszt.com Free list of potential tax deductions: www.SpenserLiszt.com/p/TaxDeductions Join the Thriving Musicians closed Facebook group:...

Duration:00:07:24

Ep. 4: A Pit Orchestra Musician Pays Off Her Student Debt

1/30/2019
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A native of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Kelsey Mire is an experienced musical theatre musician based in Washington, DC. She plays 16 woodwinds including bassoon, saxophones, clarinets, and flutes. Kelsey can be heard regularly at Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, and Arena Stage. Prior to moving to the DC metro area she played Nashville recording projects with MTI Broadway Junior and Garth Brooks, musical theatre shows at TPAC and the Grand Ole Opry, and 2nd bassoon with the...

Duration:00:57:48