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Your Health Matters

6/14/2018
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This week on The Music Stuff Show, we discuss the fundamental impact your health has on your career. We look at the roles of mental, emotional, and physical health, and we examine their interconnectedness and importance. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Connect with Tom: Facebook Instagram Twitter Connect with Vance: Facebook Instagram Twitter Connect with The Music Stuff Show: Facebook Instagram Twitter This episode of The Music Stuff Show is brought to you by...

Duration:00:44:48

The Importance of Hitting Publish

6/7/2018
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This week on The Music Stuff Show, we take a look at why creating and releasing content is one of the most crucial steps you can take when building your career. We discuss the impact this has on the growth of your business, and we talk about its effects on your fulfillment as a creator and as an artist. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: MKBHD 9 years ago Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:12]Episode Overview [0:59]Clouds [3:28]The Importance of...

Duration:00:35:38

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

5/31/2018
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This week, we take a look at the importance of self-examination. We get into the specifics of self-awareness and how that can play into some very important factors of your career.

Duration:00:35:56

Writing Music For Yourself Vs Writing For Others

5/24/2018
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This week, we discuss how to approach the craft of songwriting from more than one perspective. We look at the source of creativity when there are different end goals, and we delve into the creative processes behind those differences. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Songwriters Turned Pop StarsWhat Do You Want? Ken Jeong Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:12]Episode Overview [0:59]Scratch and sniff [2:13]Writing music for yourself vs writing music...

Duration:00:41:49

How To Build An Audience

5/17/2018
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This week, we discuss growing the fan base for your business. We look at what attracts others to your product, how to create something worth people’s attention, and we examine ways to improve your relationships across the board. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Deadliest Warrior Logic - Plane Meet & Greet Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:12]Episode Overview [0:59]Tigers [2:23]The Rock [6:49]How to build an audience [10:03]There’s nothing for an...

Duration:00:58:11

Fear

5/10/2018
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This week, we take a look at the biggest obstacle standing in the way of any creative endeavor. We discuss its manifestations, its effects, and we examine, most importantly, how to overcome it. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Why do good artists fail episodeWhiplashSeinfeld Public SpeakingWill Smith on Facing Your Fears Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:12]Episode overview [0:59]Cell phone contracts are hard [2:00]10 out of 10 would party again...

Duration:00:51:55

How To Not Suck At Communication

5/3/2018
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This week, we break down the many ways you might use to connect with your audience. We discuss the role communication plays in growing your business, delve into the role storytelling plays in your creative work, and we examine a few real-world scenarios for creating relationships that are centered around your brand. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Eminem - Without MeTushy BidetBazziTim Ferriss Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:12]Episode...

Duration:01:04:00

Branding Yourself

4/26/2018
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This week, we take a look at what it means to brand yourself. We discuss how you can create a personal brand, the relationship your brand has to the product it represents, and we present some helpful ways to put these lessons into effect. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Brandon PugglesworthChristmas Coke CommercialStranger Things Tom DeLonge - Pursuit of Tone Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic EP Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:12]Show Overview...

Duration:00:45:25

How To Get Started As A Producer

4/18/2018
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This week, we look at how you can create a career as a producer in the music business. We look at the role a producer plays, discuss what the job title really means, and examine some steps you can take to build the career that you want. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: The Gear Episode GarageBandGarageBand Alternatives for AndroidYousicianTeoria EQ Frequency Chart and BreakdownThe Making of Post Malone’s “rockstar” with Tank God |...

Duration:00:51:20

Screw Your Gear

4/11/2018
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This week, we examine the role your gear truly plays in your business and in your career. We present some compelling arguments in support of the “less is more” philosophy, look at some out of the box ways to access the tools you need, and we discuss why waiting on the right equipment before you move forward is never the right play. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: The Boring CompanyMusic Pro InsuranceMatt KassLuke HollandMatt McGuireCasey...

Duration:00:48:04

Overcoming Your Own Excuses

4/4/2018
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This week, we discuss how to defeat the biggest enemy to your success: yourself. We talk about overcoming your own fear, refusing to believe the dissenters, and, as always, the importance of hitting publish. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Jerry Maguire - Did you know?Post Malone | I Fall Apart (TDIII Remix) The Goals Episode What I Learned About Being The Target Of Internet Hate At Age 13 Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:09]Episode overview...

Duration:00:52:33

Cultivating A Community

3/28/2018
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This week, we discuss what it takes to create and maintain a community in the business of music. We look at ways to create relationships, examine why not being the best fit isn’t always a bad thing, and show you how to use your influence to improve those around you. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Ice Age Squirrel How To Start From ZeroCartel Favorite Gentlemen Being Intentional About Social Media Marketing Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor...

Duration:00:46:58

How To Start From Zero

3/21/2018
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This week, we talk about how to start your career in music, right out of the gate. We examine the importance of choosing a skill you want to pursue, take a look at how to beat that initial creative block, and we discuss the positive impact of establishing a workflow for yourself, early-on. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Dave GrohlKanye WestCharlie Puth Harrison Ford Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsor [0:09]Episode Overview [0:55]Monopoly Money...

Duration:00:45:38

Being Intentional About Social Media Marketing

3/14/2018
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On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we take a look at the role social media plays in your business. We discuss where you should start, what kind of content to prioritize, and a few general guidelines for getting the most from your efforts. Please enjoy this episode of The Music Stuff Show: Being Intentional About Social Media Marketing. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Brendon Urie on Instagram LiveWaves Plugins Episode Guide: Intro...

Duration:00:57:11

Building Your Team

3/7/2018
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On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we talk about adding more people to your business. We pick apart a few crucial members of your organization, discuss what pieces you really need, and we take a look at how to go about finding them. Please enjoy this episode of The Music Stuff Show: Building Your Team. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Tootsie Pop CommercialPunk Goes Pop Meet Cash: The Man Behind The Weeknd Goals episodeCAA Episode...

Duration:01:01:58

Should You Be Touring?

2/28/2018
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On this episode of The Music Stuff show, we take an honest look at touring and where it fits into your career in the music business. We discuss some of the calculated risks worth taking, how to plan for your shows and routing, and some strong financial guidelines for hitting the road. Please enjoy this episode of The Music Stuff Show: Should You Be Touring? Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Vinyl episodeTN Kids Episode Guide: Intro [0:00]Sponsors...

Duration:00:40:16

Why Do Good Artists Fail?

2/21/2018
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On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we examine some of the reasons a promising artist might fail to succeed in the music business. We discuss some of the common setbacks like ego, fear, and the endless pursuit of perfection, all of which can easily converge to prevent those with talent from building a career doing what they love. Please enjoy this episode of The Music Stuff Show: Why Do Good Artists Fail? Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Saying...

Duration:00:38:56

You're a Business. Act Like It.

2/14/2018
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On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we take a look at why it is important to be business-minded in today’s musical economy. We present some tips to help you make smart business choices, avoid common pitfalls, and embrace change as you work to build a career doing what you love. Please enjoy this episode of The Music Stuff Show: You’re a Business. Act Like It. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Go home Roger Why you don’t press CDs anymore Seth...

Duration:00:32:20

Define Your Goals

2/7/2018
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On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss the importance of setting goals. We examine the benefits of quantifying what you want to achieve, why you should never work for free, and we give some concrete examples of how you can set and meet your own milestones and build the career you desire. Please enjoy this episode of the Music Stuff Show: Define Your Goals. Don’t forget to rate and review the show! Links from the Episode: Fubo Chåvez Chase JarvisCreativeLive Hire Tom...

Duration:00:41:45

Content Distribution and How the Model Has Changed

1/31/2018
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On this episode of The Music Stuff Show, we discuss some of the major changes in content distribution that have occurred within the last decade. We present some compelling arguments for why you should never press CDs, explore how to create value for your audience at no cost to you, and look at some content release strategies to maximize your returns and, ultimately, grow your brand. Please enjoy this episode of the Music Stuff Show: Content distribution and how the model has...

Duration:00:43:32