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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

Why You Need to Invest In Solutions

8/16/2018
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Today on the Music Industry Blueprint Rick explains the one mental mindset shift that will allow you to make massive progress in your personal development. For many, the one thing that is stopping them from taking the leap is the cost. However, changing how you view the cost of a coach, or a training course from an expense to a solution will allow you to take the leap you may be scared to make right now. On this episode, Rick shares a new way to look at the cost of investing in yourself,...

Duration:00:14:10

Time Management Skills for Artists

8/13/2018
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“I don't have the time!” is an excuse so many of us make. When in reality we all have time, we just don’t know what to do with it. On this episode Rick joins us live from the backstage of a Trent Harmon concert in Chicago. He shares practical tips on how to maximize your time to get the things that matter most to your career done. “We all have time, the problem is you just don’t know what to do with it.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint...

Duration:00:08:23

Rick's Opinion on The Four (TV Talent Show) Revised

8/9/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick is happy to talk about the changes in The Four - the TV talent show. He will speak about the changes that have happened and his opinion on the show’s contestants. Tune in to find out more and see if you share Rick’s view. “That’s not how the music business is today.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! Time Stamps: 1:22 - Opinion on The Four talent show 4:10 - This...

Duration:00:10:49

How to Get Noticed by Playlist Curators with Michael Warner

8/6/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick interviews Michael Warner, the founder, and curator of Work Hard Playlist Hard. Michael has been in the music industry for more than 15 years and he has made his site in order to help new artists get more exposure through many popular playlists. Tune in to learn about his business, the submission process on the site, the best ways to improve yourself as an up-and-coming artist, and much more. What I found with Crosshair is that...

Duration:00:50:25

Why You Need to Lose the Entitlement Attitude in this Current Music Era

8/2/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick dives deep into the feeling of entitlement many artists have in today’s age. He will explain how no one has the right to feel entitled, in the music industry and life in general, and how to do it right. Tune in to hear Rick’s opinion on the matter and find out how to act in this current music era if you really want to be successful. With the internet, you can put out new music every single day. You don't have to wait for anyone's...

Duration:00:12:39

How to Find Your Ideal Audience , Avoid Management Scams and More! | Q&A with Rick Barker

7/30/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick will answer some of your questions about the music industry. Do you need to be wealthy to start a music career? How to build your audience and get them to connect with you? How to avoid management scams? Rick will attempt to answer these questions in full detail, so if you want to hear the answers and learn something new, tune in. Don't forget to put aside funding for marketing. - Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the...

Duration:00:10:54

What You Need to Know about Music Copyright Law with Colin Maher

7/26/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick is joined by Colin Maher, an entertainment attorney in Nashville. Colin and Rick will talk about a lot of important things that you should know about when it comes to copyright issues. Tune in if you want to know more about these legal problems in the music industry, and learn about them directly from an entertainment attorney. “The earliest pitfalls, if I were to make a checklist, the first one is make sure that you have the...

Duration:00:20:38

Is the Music Business Unfair for New Artists

7/23/2018
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Let’s face it, the music industry has drastically changed. But is it for better or worse? Some new artists argue that streaming has made it very difficult for up and coming artists. Rick shares his thoughts on this topic. Tune in to find out why this might be the best time to be in the music industry. “We need to spend more time adjusting to the way things are [in the music industry] instead of complaining about the way we wish things were.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from...

Duration:00:06:48

New to the Music Business? Invest in These 4 Things

7/19/2018
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If you were a brand new artist and someone offered you $5000 to invest in your music business what would you spend it on? This is the question Rick is addressing today. A lot of new artists would assume the best thing to do is to record a song and hire a PR firm to push it to radio. WRONG! Rick shares what he would strategically do so that there is an opportunity for more investments in the future. “It’s a lot easier to go back and ask for more investment money if they see that you...

Duration:00:09:59

What You Need to Know About 360 Deals and Negotiating the Terms

7/16/2018
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Today on the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick discuss the 360 deal. This episode breaks down how the 360 deal came about and who benefits from the deal. Rick shares insider tips on negotiating deals, and what investors should look for with potential artists. “Make sure that if anyone is participating in any form of the revenue stream that they are helping contribute a little bit.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! Time...

Duration:00:10:43

Tips for Self Publishing

7/12/2018
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Today on the Music Industry Blueprint, we are continuing the conversation about publishing. This episode is geared toward the self publishing writers. Tune in as Rick breaks this part of the industry down for you. “Before you sign a publishing deal, make sure you get an entertainment attorney to look over it.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! Time Stamps: 2:25 The benefits of having a publisher 2:55 The 2 types of...

Duration:00:10:23

Publishing Deals Explained

7/9/2018
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On this episode, Rick continues answering questions from his email subscribers. Today he discusses the 2 types of publishing deals. Rick gives us some insider information on the hiring process, what staffed songwriters make and an inside look of the publishing process. If you are a songwriter, this episode is for you. “Hold on to your publishing as long as you can. The person that holds the copyright is the person that gets to make the rules and decisions. ” -Rick Barker What do you...

Duration:00:10:58

What You Should Be Doing with Free Content

7/5/2018
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Recently, Rick asked his followers what they want to hear on the podcast. So, on today’s show, Rick is sorting through his mail and answering your questions. He gives tips on posting to your socials, as well as tips on what your website should look like. “You may be listening to the podcast, but are you doing what I teach on the podcast?.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! Time Stamps: 2:50 The issue with free...

Duration:00:12:07

Rick's Review of Indepreneur's New Music Marketing Library

7/2/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick discusses a new product from one of his favorite podcasts, Creative Juice. Aimed at the indie artist, you don’t want to miss the great content this program has to offer. Tune in to hear why Rick stands behind this product and its creators. “You never, know it all. Things are always changing.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! Time Stamps: 2:10 Why Rick buys his...

Duration:00:10:23

The Mindset You Need to Make it in the Music Industry

6/28/2018
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On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick passionately shares his thoughts on artists looking for validation. Artists must realize that they are the only ones that can make their goals and dreams happen. Rick also discusses the work ethic and mindset that you need to make the right connections and be successful in the music industry. “If you are waiting for someone else to give you permission to achieve your goals and dreams...STOP IT.” -Rick Barker What do you want to...

Duration:00:13:09

What To Do and Not Do When Auditioning for Reality Shows

6/25/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint we are discussing TV talent shows once again! This time Rick gives us 10 valuable tips to follow when creating a submitting video for auditions. Currently, The Launch, American Idol and The Voice are all accepting audition videos, so make sure you take notes and apply these tips to your submissions. “Because you’re doing a video submission [to TV talent shows], take the time to practice.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the...

Duration:00:08:39

How to Handle Your Fan Requests

6/21/2018
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On today’s episode, Rick gives us a behind the scenes look at meet and greets. He shares some of strange requests and his experiences he has had with Taylor Swift and Trent Harmon fans. Rick also teaches us how to properly deal with these sometimes awkward situations. “A lot of times fans take things very personal when they have a request, but we have to take a look at the long term repercussions.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us...

Duration:00:10:43

How To Schedule Your Social Media Posting Efficiently?

6/18/2018
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On today’s episode, Rick debunks the most common social media myth, that being active on social media will take up all of your time. Rick gives you some tips on how and when to schedule your posts so that you won’t be stuck on your socials all day. “Treat your social media like your meal plan. Give them something for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! Time Stamps: 2:03 Does being active on...

Duration:00:07:18

How to Interact with fans in Person

6/14/2018
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Grab and pen and paper! Today Rick shares insider tips on how to interact with fans, face to face. He gives practical information on how to manage the time that you spend with your fans so that things don’t get chaotic. Also, discover some of the best practices for selling your merchandise. “You never want to be so big that you don’t have time for your fans, they are the only thing that keep you alive.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint...

Duration:00:12:10

Finding Your Why and Multiple Revenue Streams as a Musician with Bree Noble

6/11/2018
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Today on The Music Industry Blueprint, Rick sits down with the creator of Female Entrepreneur Musician Podcast & Female Musician Academy, Bree Noble. On this episode Bree and Rick discuss why you need to know your purpose as a musician. Also, tune in to find out how other artists are utilizing Facebook live and Facebook retargeting. “You need to tailor your music business for what works for you.” -Bree Noble What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us...

Duration:00:29:19