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Helping you navigate the music industry is former manager of music superstar Taylor Swift, Social Media Mentor to finalists on FOX’s American Idol, and private consultant to entities such as Big Machine Label Group and Live Nation, Rick Barker, join in every week as he shares his best strategies and wisdom from over 25 years in the music industry. In this podcast, Rick teaches artists how to treat their art as a business and become an attractive partner to a record label. With major changes in the music industry and digital world today, record labels expect artists to build their online presence and fan base, become great songwriters and performers, and ultimately create their own buzz. Through interviews with other experts in the music industry, and his own insights Rick shares the mindset, tactics, and principles need to take your music to the next level. Subscribe to the podcast and join Rick every week on MIB Podcast and discover how to take control of your career and become a business-minded artist who is ready to take on this crazy industry. For more info and a free copy of Rick’s book The $150,000 Music Degree go to rickbarker.com

Helping you navigate the music industry is former manager of music superstar Taylor Swift, Social Media Mentor to finalists on FOX’s American Idol, and private consultant to entities such as Big Machine Label Group and Live Nation, Rick Barker, join in every week as he shares his best strategies and wisdom from over 25 years in the music industry. In this podcast, Rick teaches artists how to treat their art as a business and become an attractive partner to a record label. With major changes in the music industry and digital world today, record labels expect artists to build their online presence and fan base, become great songwriters and performers, and ultimately create their own buzz. Through interviews with other experts in the music industry, and his own insights Rick shares the mindset, tactics, and principles need to take your music to the next level. Subscribe to the podcast and join Rick every week on MIB Podcast and discover how to take control of your career and become a business-minded artist who is ready to take on this crazy industry. For more info and a free copy of Rick’s book The $150,000 Music Degree go to rickbarker.com
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Helping you navigate the music industry is former manager of music superstar Taylor Swift, Social Media Mentor to finalists on FOX’s American Idol, and private consultant to entities such as Big Machine Label Group and Live Nation, Rick Barker, join in every week as he shares his best strategies and wisdom from over 25 years in the music industry. In this podcast, Rick teaches artists how to treat their art as a business and become an attractive partner to a record label. With major changes in the music industry and digital world today, record labels expect artists to build their online presence and fan base, become great songwriters and performers, and ultimately create their own buzz. Through interviews with other experts in the music industry, and his own insights Rick shares the mindset, tactics, and principles need to take your music to the next level. Subscribe to the podcast and join Rick every week on MIB Podcast and discover how to take control of your career and become a business-minded artist who is ready to take on this crazy industry. For more info and a free copy of Rick’s book The $150,000 Music Degree go to rickbarker.com

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Episodes

Making Music on Facebook Live and Making it Big with Dawn Beyer

12/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:20:04

Rick's Opinion on “The Launch” and “Real Country”

12/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:09:42

Tips for Controlling your Narrative Through Your Website and Social Media Platforms

12/6/2018
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Duration:00:09:32

Building Facebook Campaigns using Dynamic Creative with John Oszajca

12/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:34:59

How to Use the Philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu in Your Music Career and Life

11/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:09:47

Part 4 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor

11/26/2018
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Do you want to manage a band or become a music producer? Are you a newbie songwriter/singer who wants to grow your music influence from zero? On this last part of Q and A with Rick and iLL Factor of Beat Academy, they delve into what does it takes to become a good manager or producer. They also talk about the mindset you should have if you are just getting started and how to grow your influence from zero. And what’s more, Rick gave tips on how often should you release or share your...

Duration:00:13:28

Part 3 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor

11/22/2018
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We are now on part 3 of the Q and A with Rick and iLL Factor at Beat Academy. Today they discuss how to increase the number of views of your music video on YouTube and what you need to know before you hire a manager. They also gave tips on writing a song and advice on becoming a music producer. With all the knowledge and information that you have received so far from this Q and A, Rick points out the most important thing that you need to do to be successful. “At some point, we overeducate...

Duration:00:18:43

Part 2 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor

11/19/2018
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Today’s episode is part 2 of Q & A with Rick and iLL Factor from The Beat Academy. Grab a pen and paper as these two music industry entrepreneurs teach you how to manage your time between engaging with your audience online and creating music. They also dive into how to promote your EP before and after its release and how to register your music properly. “There is no shortcut for success, but there is a shortcut for time.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry...

Duration:00:14:59

Part 1 Q&A with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor

11/15/2018
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Rick is a guest speaker on the iLL Factor Beat Academy. In this part 1 of questions and answers, Rick answers a couple of questions in great detail from some of iLL Factors audience. Are you doing what the superstars are doing? “This is your real estate. You have the ability to make your house look any way you want it to look.” -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...

Duration:00:14:45

Relax Already!

11/12/2018
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Rick explains why taking “me” time can help you be more productive during your working hours. Can you help yourself be part of the solution instead of part of the problem? Rick also sends out a challenge to all of his listeners. “All they are is excuses, and I am the one making 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...

Duration:00:12:30

It's about COLLABORATION not COMPETITION

11/8/2018
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Rick and his team are in the collaboration business, not the competition business. Most of the top hits right now are collaborations. Rick and his team collaborate with others in the same field because “there is enough room for everybody.” “There is something to learn from everyone, and if you are only learning from one person, you will not grow.” -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...

Duration:00:17:10

Humble and Gracious Win Every time!

11/5/2018
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Every winner has a story of how they started. On today’s episode, Rick talks about the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame that he recently attended. He shares the similarities that he found in all the winners, the stories of how they started and what they did to succeed. From that standpoint, Rick gives advice on what you should do to make it in the music industry. Listen in to learn and find your way to be a winner too. “Sometimes in order to move forward we need to go back.” -Rick...

Duration:00:10:02

Spotify Gave You a Gift, Don't Screw It Up!

11/1/2018
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As Spotify opens their new playlist submission feature, Rick takes some time to give advice to artists looking to take advantage of this opportunity. Spotify has opened up their tailored playlists for artists to submit their songs for consideration. So listen in to today’s episode to find out how you can wisely use this for your success. “Make sure that you’ve got enough catalog to take advantage of whatever opportunity that comes your way.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from...

Duration:00:09:09

You Don't Have to Agree, but You Better Show Respect

10/29/2018
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Family life and roles can get bent out of shape while pursuing the music industry. Today’s episode features advice from Rick on how to show respect as a young artist. Rick also dives into the topic of parenting a young artist. Listen in to hear a message for everyone in the family as you work together to make it in the music business. “Research does not equal work.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a...

Duration:00:14:03

Don't Quit Before the Miracle Happens

10/25/2018
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Everyone wants to be a winner and become successful. Sometimes, you need to learn how to quit some things before you win. Join Rick as he dives into some of the things you need to quit before you become successful in the music industry. Replace your sources of bad advice and comparison with good habits and thoughts. “Quitting is not a bad thing as long as you’re quitting the right things.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us...

Duration:00:10:23

Don't Believe Everything You Hear

10/22/2018
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What happens when Rick gets into an interesting conversation on Twitter? He gets the person’s number and continues the convo on the podcast of course! This episode is unconventional but jampacked with music advice for the new artist. Listen in as he gives his twitter follower actionable steps to succeed. It’s time to turn up the volume and listen in. “The only person I have to blame of my business failing is me.” - Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint...

Duration:00:22:24

Scam Alert, Here We Go Again!

10/18/2018
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Scams come in all forms and sizes and even the music industry is no exception. Today, Rick shares an actual email from an alleged records company that came to one of his clients – offering a contract that has to be first secured with a deposit. Tune in to know more. “No record company is going to reach out to you and state that in order to be unsolicited, you have to pay them money.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want...

Duration:00:11:27

The Mindset of Giving Value with Grammy Nominated Producer iLL Factor

10/15/2018
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The music industry has become all about collaboration and “giving more than receiving.” Rick interviews Ivan Corraliza, also known as iLL Factor, and a Grammy-nominated producer. Listen in as Ivan explains the benefits of giving value to fans, how to be a successful artist, and why it’s so important to have help. Be sure to also tune in for a free giveaway to boost your beats! “You don’t necessarily have to have it all together. What you can do is just allow the fan to be a part of your...

Duration:00:44:22

I Cannot Give You A Chance

10/11/2018
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Attempting to get into the music industry through other people’s work will not work. Today’s podcast features Rick’s advise on how to start your journey into the music business. Listen to get tips on getting started as a musician and artist. Don’t wait for someone else to start for you. Get going yourself. Show the industry that you are ready to be invested into! “If you’re going to ask someone to invest in you… at least show us that you’re willing to invest in yourself.” -Rick...

Duration:00:07:58

Do Not Make This Mistake, Too Many Do!

10/8/2018
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In this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick addresses a personal email from a parent and why it’s crucial to educate yourself in the music business. Whether you are a new musician or the parent of a talented teenager, this advice is for all of you! Listen closely as Rick discusses the importance of the right audience, and discover how to learn about the industry before making a big investment in your music. “Just because you create music doesn’t mean there’s an audience....

Duration:00:10:30