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Ep 29: Bonus Live Coaching w/ James Divine

As a bonus to Episode 28, I recorded a live coaching session with James Divine, helping him bust through roadblocks surrounding his goal on booking more speaking engagements. Enjoy!


Ep 28: Music-Preneur Spotlight: James Divine

Sometimes we get so caught up in our idea of success we don't stop & think what it means to us & what we want from it. Find inspiration by lessons learned from music-preneur James Divine {plus click here for a BONUS episode!}. "I think another mistake I made for the longest time was not realizing that the goals were adaptable." Key Highlights Links/Rocksources Sub-Radioherehereherehereherehere40 Ways to Make Money as a Musicianhere Thanks for listening! If you liked what you heard,...


Ep 27: Mentors, Coaches & Peers, Oh My!

As the saying goes, it takes a village. We often talk about building a team but 3 crucial roles are often left out of the conversation. "Rather than feel as if building a team is so far out of reach in relation to where you’re currently at, realizing your team has already started to form can empower you to take action and get to the next milestone more quickly." Key Highlights Download my Mentors Worksheet to map out who you trust to lean on for guidance, expertise, and support...


Ep 26: Taking Out the Competition

Competition can motivate and challenge you put your best self forward, but there comes a point where it becomes unhealthy. Learn ways to manage it so it doesn't go from motivation to madness. "This journey is difficult enough. Don't be your own road block or get off course by looking 5 lanes over." Key Highlights Download my Taking Out the Competition Cheat Sheet here & talk yourself out of comparison paralysis and into motivated...


Ep 25: Numbers That Are Ruining Your Career

While it's important to track certain data in order to make informed decisions, certain number-watching is doing you more harm than good. "Labels are no longer the gate-keepers, your fans are, and fans are more than numbers. Instead of thinking in Likes & Shares think in people & relationships." Key Highlights Download my Metrics That Matter Worksheet here and avoid drowning in numbers & focus on the engagement that will move your music career...


Ep 24: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Lesley Barth

Singer-songwriter Lesley Barth discusses how she made the leap from part-time musician to full-time music-preneur & how she plans on sustaining her progress. "I think the reason I knew was because I realized I felt that I was no longer getting out of it more than I was putting in. I feel like I'm just at pivot point and I want to put all my weight behind it." Key Highlights Her actionable for YOU Take a listen to Lesley's latest music from her album, Green Hearts, OUT...


Ep 23: Stop Taking Sh*t Personally

It's almost impossible not to take criticism personally when what you're creating is so personal. By learning how to protect your heart without altering your art you'll be more motivated to take action in spite of the naysayers & reach your goals! "In order to build that sustainable career you have to be able to maintain a positive mindset and that’s usually much easier said than done." Key Highlights Breakdown a situation that you may have taken personally to see that it really...


Ep 22: Re-Defining the Hustle

We often forget the power we have to control our own path. Stop letting the industry dictate what your career needs to look like for you to be happy. It's time to re-define the hustle! "You don’t need a label to determine your qualified to be here. You don’t need a certain venue to deem you worthy to play." Key Highlights Download my FREE My New Hu$tle Workbook here and re-define what your personal hustle will look like to create the career you've always...


Ep 21: When the Band is Out of Sync

Feeling like everything is on your shoulders? Tired of trying to get everyone else in your band to care as much as you do? More often than not it comes down to clear communication and making sure you’re all working towards the same goals. "This is what happens when assumptions are made that you’re all on the same page simply because you’re in the same band!" Key Highlights Click here to download my Banding Together Workbook to get on the same page & start working together as a band...


Ep 20: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Cipha Sounds

Join me as I sit down with NYC radio legend, Cipha Sounds, as he reveals the secrets that allowed him to build a career 20+ years strong and how he managed to leverage a career in radio to build his own successful path, merging hip-hop and comedy. "You want to keep your storefront clean and washed, but the numbers are in the back. You know what I’m saying So, I think people only pay attention to the front... I think they need to put some of that business sense into their daily...


Ep 19: Why YOU Are the Brand

Shying away from selling your music, merch, tickets, and more? You don't have to feel guilty about making money OR sit scratching your head on how to do it. You just have to be YOU! "You'll never see an advertisement for a new TV show or film that doesn't include, "From the producers who brought you..." or, "From the star of..." That's because marketing is about people." Key Highlights Understand how to market yourself and sell your products/services without feeling like a...


Ep 18: The Importance of Boundaries

Feeling pulled in 1000 different directions? Learn how to set boundaries on your time, relationships, and money in order to have more freedom to reach your goals! "While you may think you're doing yourself and others a service by being a "yes" person, you're actually denying people the chance to get to know and respect you." Key Highlights Set better boundaries in order to reach the goals you've set for yourself by downloading my FREE guide - My Contract of Non-Negotiables -...


Ep 17: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Zach Golden of Broken Luxury

Zach Golden, 1/2 of future-soul duo, Broken Luxury, sits with Suz to discuss relationship-building, patience in the industry, and being in it for the long haul. "We don't want them to be as if we are taking this as a joke. We want to make sure that's it's represented in a way that shows what the music will be when you listen to it, which is consistently a learning process." Key Highlights Take a listen to Broken Luxury's new song, Moments, off their upcoming EP, Énouement, and follow...


Ep 16: When Loved Ones Don't Get It

Feeling down about the lack of support from certain family members or close friends? Learn how to navigate their doubts & negative comments & politely tell them to STFU! "You can’t live your life for someone else. At the end of the day you can't be doing it for anyone else but yourself." I’ve left out the “Key Highlights” as this episode is intended to be listened to from beginning to end. Handle those well-meaning naysayers so you are free to do you by downloading my FREE guide - 7...


Ep 15: Why No One Cares

Hearing crickets on your posts & waiting for your streaming numbers to increase? Here is a list of reasons no one cares about your music & how to change that. "It's the one thing about you that shouldn't have anything to do with you, you see?" Key Highlights Start getting your fans engaged & taking ACTION by downloading my FREE worksheet - 20 Ways to Get Fans to Care - here! Links/Rocksources Sub-RadioherehereYou can sign up for Ariel + Suz' Facebook Pop Up Course...


Ep 14: Don't Get Screwed!

While you should always consult a lawyer before signing a contract, you better make sure you understand what you're signing! Learn how to gauge for yourself if a situation is right for you and empower yourself to understand music industry legal terminology and how certain clauses in common contracts effect your career. "Lawyers aren’t just there to dig us out of holes, they’re there to help make sure we never fall into one in the first place." Key Highlights Download my Contracts...


13: Music-Preneur Spotlight: Sub-Radio

The other day I sat down with four of the six members of the DC-based pop-rock group Sub-radio. As the composers of this podcast's theme music I felt it was only right for them to be my first guests. We discussed everything from social media assignments to time-traveling. "We can all play instruments so we should be in a band that releases music. And those aren't the minimum standards. You should have something to say... You should make music because you want to do something with...


Ep 12: Stop Hating Your Day Job

Day jobs can be a drag! They take you away from your music & often drain your energy. But there's a way you can shift your mindset so you can make the most of the time you're away from your music. “If you decide the job is awful and out to destroy your happiness, you will find evidence of that every day. If you decide it’s a necessary component to the overall growth of your future career in music, you will find ways to support that vision.” Key Highlights Download my Day Job Audit...


Ep 11: Silence the Fraud Talk

A missed deadline, an under-attended show, a fight with a friend, or even seeing someone else's highlight reel on social media - they can all trigger those feelings of fear of self-doubt. “Mistakes don’t make you a fraud, they make you human.” Key Highlights Download my Shut The Fr@^d Up! worksheet & create your own way to shield yourself from unwanted doubts & distractions! http://www. Links/Rocksources Sub-Radiohereherehere Thanks for...


EP 10: Creating Your Self-Care Routine

The New Year can often cause us to take on too much too soon. In order to find balance, Suz breaks down how to determine what practices help you maintain your focus & energy and then how to ensure you turn those practices into daily habits. "Awareness is the focus, not judgment." Key Highlights Decide what you need to do each day to feel recharged & focused to take on the day! Download a free copy of my [FREEBIE] here: Links/Rocksources Sub-Radiohere...