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The Indie Confidential podcast is all about exposing the music industry secrets in order to help you survive and succeed as a career musician.With over 30 years experience in the music business as a singer, songwriter, producer and performer, my goal is to share with you everything that took me a lifetime to learn.In depth interviews with industry tastemakers and tips and tricks to fast track your career, sign up and be part of the team – John Baxter

The Indie Confidential podcast is all about exposing the music industry secrets in order to help you survive and succeed as a career musician.With over 30 years experience in the music business as a singer, songwriter, producer and performer, my goal is to share with you everything that took me a lifetime to learn.In depth interviews with industry tastemakers and tips and tricks to fast track your career, sign up and be part of the team – John Baxter
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The Indie Confidential podcast is all about exposing the music industry secrets in order to help you survive and succeed as a career musician.With over 30 years experience in the music business as a singer, songwriter, producer and performer, my goal is to share with you everything that took me a lifetime to learn.In depth interviews with industry tastemakers and tips and tricks to fast track your career, sign up and be part of the team – John Baxter

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English


Episodes

IC30: Hitting The Wall

3/26/2019
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Have you hit the wall in your music career? You’ve released your music and you’re playing good live shows. Your songs are getting some good streams and maybe even some radio airplay. What happens next may well be the toughest hurdle in your music career. Check out this important final episode in this season of Indie Confidential. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic Bandzoogle: Use promo code “indie15” for a 15% discount...

Duration:00:14:36

IC29: Playing Live

3/19/2019
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Are you in a band? Are you a solo act or a vocal ensemble or string quartet? Playing your music live to an audience is one of the greatest experiences and likely the most powerful tool you have in your arsenal as a musician. Live gigging is one of my specialties, and with over 1000 live shows under my belt, as The Edge would say, I’m going to take you on a musical journey. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic Bandzoogle: Use...

Duration:00:14:49

IC28: Michael 'Smasha' Pollard

3/13/2019
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Michael 'Smasha' Pollard is the owner and operator of Smash’n’Sound for over 30 years, he has a diploma in audio engineering from the SAE and a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Education & Training from RMIT. He has toured the UK, Asia, New Zealand and Australia mixing bands such as Mondo Rock, Huxton Creepers, Archie Roach, Russell Morris, Jon Stevens, Joe Camaleri and the Feelers. In this interview you'll hear Smasha talk about problem frequencies, hearing protection, live sabotage,...

Duration:00:44:26

IC27: Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone

3/5/2019
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Do you live in your snug and cosy comfort zone? Do you feel uncomfortable and uneasy when stepping away from your comfort zone? If you do, this may be a very important episode for you, because stepping out of your comfort zone is where growth and success lives. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic Bandzoogle: Use promo code “indie15” for a 15% discount on membership

Duration:00:13:56

IC26: Mental Health In Music

2/26/2019
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Is there anything more important than your mental health? What kind of mental health issues can sneak up on you while you’re out on a limb tackling one of the toughest careers that being a full-time artist? This important subject is of special interest to me, and hopefully you too. Get Help: Beyond Blue Reach Out Sane Head Space Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:46

IC25: Music Myths

2/19/2019
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There’s no industry on the planet full of more mythology and bull shit than the music business. Where cowboys and villains abound in an unpredictable unregulated ecosystem, there’s bound to be mountains of manure spread as far as the eye can see. Yes, welcome to the music business and it’s full of ridiculous myths. In this epidsode I’m going to share five of my pet hates. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:11

IC24: Importance Of Planning

2/12/2019
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I’m going to talk about the importance of planning your career and having defined goals. That can be a musical plans and goals or even just a life plan. If you’re the kind of person that likes goals and achievements, this is an episode for you. I’ve also got a four step procedure that will help you get started. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:25

IC23: Sean Simmons

2/5/2019
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Sean Simmons is a booking agent with Australia's largest agency, Premier Artists. He is a music industry veteran of over 25 years with a roster that includes Mick Harvey, Tex Perkins, The Scientists, Blackeyed Susan’s and is also the frontman for Melbourne band the Spoils. We discuss gender diversity, networking, agents duties, talking too much and fatherhood. Premier Artsist: Bookings Sean's band: The Spoils Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper,...

Duration:00:38:00

IC22: Why Not Give Up Music?

1/30/2019
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In this episode, we'll explore the ever present giving up on your music dream. You'll get to hear about why I never gave up and nor should you. Why I never stopped chasing my dreams and most likely never will. What you will hear in this episode actually applies to everything you do in life. I'll also share some thoughts with you that might help you through your journey - the challenges, and the almost certain, unavoidably tough times. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the...

Duration:00:16:02

IC21: Brian Hazard

1/22/2019
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Brian Hazard is the frontman of electronic act Color Theory and curator of the Passive Promotion website. With a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from California State University, we discuss YouTube, FaceBook, Spotify, Patreon, advertising, playing live and more. Color Theory: Here Passive Promotion: Here Patreon: Here Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:40:02

IC20: Release Your Music Pt. 3

1/15/2019
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In this final episode of the release series, I’ll cover websites, music aggregators, your own record label, performing rights associations, publicity and promotion, launch day, follow up, and more. I’ll also leave you with some personal advice worth its weight in gold. Aggregator: CD Baby Australian PRO: APRA/AMCOS Site: Wix Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:17:01

IC19: Release Your Music Pt. 2

1/8/2019
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Release your music Pt. 2. In this episode we’re going to dig further into the nitty gritty of the DIY release process. Mixing and mastering what’s that all about, is it worth it? Affordable artwork, photography, music video and more interesting topics. Video: Radar Music Video My mastering engineer: Ludwing Diaz Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:37

IC18: Release Your Music Pt. 1

1/1/2019
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Release your music Part 1. We’ll talk about the studio blues, single, EP or album, the undercooked record, when to release and the damage holding off can cause. We’re also going to figure out why the hell are we doing all of this? Alcotomic: A Little Hour Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:59

IC17: David Vodicka

12/25/2018
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Founder and partner of Australasia’s largest boutique entertainment law firm, Media Arts Lawyers, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. Active volunteer for AIR, PPCA, ARIA and MIFF. Owner of seminal record label Rubber Records and 3RRR announcer for over 10 years. This episode's guest is David Vodicka. David Vodicka: Media Arts Lawyers Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:38:07

IC16: Recording Studios: The Million Dollar Myth

12/18/2018
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There is a long-standing myth in the music industry. We’ve all been taken for a recording industry joy ride for too long and I’m going to set the record straight: You don’t need a professional recording studio, you don’t need an audio engineer and you certainly don’t need a music producer. Really? Yes, stay tuned! Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:39

IC15: Paul Gale

11/14/2018
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Do guitars get better with age? Is it the wood or the electronics that makes a guitar great? These questions and more answered by legendary luthier and electronic wizard Paul Gale from Soundworks. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:30:19

IC14: It's A Cover Up

11/11/2018
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Cover bands. Yes, it’s a dirty word to some – me included. But, I’ll explain to you why it ain’t always so. You’ll hear about the brilliance of ABBA and the Bee Gees, playing on the Spirit of Tasmania band picking up $1200 a night. Check out these tribute acts: cover bands Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:13:44

IC13: Frank Varrasso

11/7/2018
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The Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Oasis and Madonna. Frank Varrasso is regarded as one of Australia's leading publicists and has worked with the biggest stars on the planet. Frank will discuss Oasis, triple J and what Madonna gets up to at the end of tour parties. Frank Varrasso: Varrasso PR Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:34:36

IC12: Goodbye To The Naysayer

11/4/2018
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What you’re likely to encounter throughout your music career is the naysayer, killjoy, pessimist or disapprover. Not just in music, but in every walk of life. In this episode, you’ll learn how to identify and deal with them. Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:06

IC11: Music Success Formula - The Three C's

10/31/2018
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The secret formula behind making it in the music business - any business in fact. It’s super simple and if you stick by my ‘three C‘ rule, nothing can stop you from making it. Support the show: Jump on iTunes and review the show Bands: Five Mile Sniper, Prettymess, Alcotomic

Duration:00:14:24