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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

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

Spotify Said YES, are you Ready!

10/4/2018
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There’s been a lot of buzz regarding Spotify and the recent news now allowing independent artists to upload their music, and getting paid directly. Rick discusses these changes with Graham Cochrane, the founder of Recording Revolution. Tune in as Graham speaks about the quality control of music, and the open access to produce music and make mixes. Also, listen for some tips on how to stand out as an artist, and important resources to create the best music possible! “The average fan wants...

Duration:00:17:19

The TRUTH about Music Licensing with Michael Elsner

10/1/2018
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Don’t know how to make it in the music industry? Today’s episode will show you how the music industry has changed for your benefit. Listen in as Rick sits down with Michael Elsner, a producer, songwriter, and author of The 4 Step Plan to Licensing Success. Michael explains why this is the golden age of music licensing as he gives his step-by-step process to getting started and succeeding through licensing. “Every part of a song can find a home.” - Michael Elsner What do you want to...

Duration:01:03:23

She Crowdfunded over $20,000 with an Email List under 2000

9/27/2018
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In this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick interviews Cheryl B. Engelhardt. She’s a musician and composer who has 4 records out and has toured internationally. This advice goes out to all the artists who are having difficulty with their email lists. Tune in for tips and tricks to convert your fans, warm up your list, and start up proper email conversations. “What you think is not interesting is often interesting to other people.” -Cheryl B. Engelhardt What do you...

Duration:00:29:14

Step by Step Guide to Building a Fan Base for Beginners

9/24/2018
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In this short episode of the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, Rick will talk about building a fanbase. This advice goes to all the new artists who are struggling with creating an audience. Tune in if you want to find out, step by step, how to create an audience by yourself and with the resources that are available to everyone. “Social media gives you the opportunity to get in front of an audience much faster than playing live.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music...

Duration:00:09:09

How to Get Organic Exposure with Ben Ganz

9/20/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Podcast, Rick interviews Ben Ganz, founder of Vego Pictures. Ben talks about his past, the creation and evolution of his company, launching Kevin Hart’s app, and more. Plus, tune in to find out how Ben got an insane amount of exposure organically. “I’ve evolved my company to be the special force of the digital media world.” -Ben Ganz What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! ***Want to be a guest on the...

Duration:00:19:13

Why It's Important to Take Care of Your Health as an Artist [Lessons from the Rascal Flatts Tour]

9/17/2018
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More updates on the Rascal Flatts tour. Recently, an event had to be canceled on the tour because of an artist's vocal health. Rick reviews the good and bad in social media when events like this happen. Tune in to find out more. “As an artist, it’s important that you take care of your health.” -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:00:10:10

The Differences Between Major Label Artists and Indie Artists

9/13/2018
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Rick is back on the road with Trent Harmon on the Rascal Flatts tour. On this episode you will hear some of the exciting things that are happening behind the scenes. On today’s episode Rick breaks down the differences between major label artists and independent artists. You can get a lot of chances if you’re independent but you do have to work for it. “You don’t get a lot of chances when you’re signed to a label, but you get all the chances when you’re independent.” -Rick Barker What...

Duration:00:08:28

Why You Don’t Have to be Signed to a Label to Make Serious Cash Flow

9/10/2018
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On this episode of the Music Industry Podcast, Rick interviews Chris Greenwood aka Manafest, music marketing genius and indie artist. Chris shares his successes as an artist and how his business - Smart Music Business - has helped other artists achieve the same level of success. Tune in to get the practical advice that will help you in the long run. “A band got 10 million streams and the label gets all of that. I’m about to get 10 million and I get all of that.” -Chris Greenwood What...

Duration:00:24:28

How to Nurture Relationships with Fans

9/6/2018
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On today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick shares an old interview he had with Steve Palfreyman, founder of the Music Launch Hub. Tune in to find out Rick’s expert advice on fan engagement and how to nurture your fans, not just increase your numbers. “These fans will do everything for you if they feel like you know 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...

Duration:00:13:09

The Business of Music with Circa from Indepreneur

9/3/2018
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In today’s episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick talks with Kyle “Circa” Lemaire, his good friend and founder of Indepreneur. They discuss the music industry, how it operates, and give advice on how to succeed in this world. They share the ins and outs of the business and the secrets that are often overlooked. You don't want to miss the nuggets of knowledge they drop in this episode. Tune in now! “Life is about finding meaning by figuring out how strong you can be, and musicians can...

Duration:00:45:18

Key Take Aways and Tips from the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour for Young Artists

8/30/2018
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It has been about 10 years since Rick worked with Taylor Swift. Recently he took his family to see her live in action. Listen in as Rick takes a walk down memory lane and revisits some special moments he and Taylor shared. Also, if you are a female artist, stay tuned to hear Rick’s advice on how to get some more exposure. “If you always err on the side of being humble and gracious, you will always win.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint...

Duration:00:09:44

Does Social Media Work For Older Artists

8/27/2018
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Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I could just meet the right person with the right connections, I could go a long way.” Rick explains why that is not the right mindset to have in today’s music industry. Plus, tune in to find out how YOU can be a guest on the Music Industry Blueprint podcast! “Connections can get you in the door, but what you have done leading up to that is going to keep in the door.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint...

Duration:00:10:24

Monetizing Merchandise with Discmaker's Tony Van Veen

8/23/2018
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Looking for more ways to monetize your music? Then you don’t want to miss this episode! Rick sits down with Tony Van Veen, CEO of CD Baby and Disc Makers. Together they discuss the fundamentals of what makes indie artists successful. They also share great ideas for bundling and pricing, and how to get creative with the merch you offer. “You are never too small to start connecting with fans.” -Tony Van Veen What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us...

Duration:00:47:38

Goal Setting Exercise for December 2018

8/20/2018
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Goal setting, we all know we should do it but how many of us actually write them down and follow through? On this episode of the Music Industry Blueprint, Rick shares questions you should be asking yourself when figuring out your music business goals. Grab a pen and paper and hit that play button now! “Make sure you have got your goals written down and don’t be afraid to start over.” -Rick Barker What do you want to hear from the Music Industry Blueprint Podcast? Tell us here! Time...

Duration:00:08:25

Investing in Solutions to Upgrade Your Skills as an Artist

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:00:14:24

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