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Greg from MusicianMonster.com is a self-made musician. He cuts through the noise and goes straight to the source, pulling the curtain on how today's independent musicians, artists, and songwriters go from washing dishes or waiting tables to accomplishing their highest goals with music on their own terms. This podcast is about more than just music business, music marketing, promoting music, growing a fanbase and booking gigs. It's about becoming a more prosperous musician and enjoying the many benefits that come from a music career that doesn't depend on signing a contract.

Greg from MusicianMonster.com is a self-made musician. He cuts through the noise and goes straight to the source, pulling the curtain on how today's independent musicians, artists, and songwriters go from washing dishes or waiting tables to accomplishing their highest goals with music on their own terms. This podcast is about more than just music business, music marketing, promoting music, growing a fanbase and booking gigs. It's about becoming a more prosperous musician and enjoying the many benefits that come from a music career that doesn't depend on signing a contract.
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Orlando, FL

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Greg from MusicianMonster.com is a self-made musician. He cuts through the noise and goes straight to the source, pulling the curtain on how today's independent musicians, artists, and songwriters go from washing dishes or waiting tables to accomplishing their highest goals with music on their own terms. This podcast is about more than just music business, music marketing, promoting music, growing a fanbase and booking gigs. It's about becoming a more prosperous musician and enjoying the many benefits that come from a music career that doesn't depend on signing a contract.

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English

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515-809-0989


Episodes

MMP029: Unstoppable Musicians – The No BS, Totally Legit, In Your Face TRUTH About What It Takes To Make It In Music - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

4/3/2017
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At the risk of sounding melodramatic, if you want to make it in the music industry and seeking the truth about what it takes, today’s episode could be a game changer for you. First, if you haven’t heard of Peter Hollens, search his name on Google. He is today’s guest. You need to understand just how popular he […] The post MMP029: Unstoppable Musicians – The No BS, Totally Legit, In Your Face TRUTH About What It Takes To Make It In Music appeared first on Musician Monster.

Duration: 00:44:59


MMP028: Recordings That Sound Great and The Truth About What It Takes – With Graham Cochrane From TheRecordingRevolution.com - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

3/9/2017
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“The sound quality isn’t that great.” How would you like to never hear those words again? The Recording Revolution was founded by Graham Cochrane. From recording songs in his bedroom to multi-million dollar studios and freelancing for artists and bands worldwide; Graham is passionate about music and audio. He shows anybody smart enough to listen how to get […] The post MMP028: Recordings That Sound Great and The Truth About What It Takes – With Graham Cochrane From...

Duration: 00:46:32


MMP027: The Kick Ass Guide To Get Your Band Organized - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

1/17/2017
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Matt Rappaport is an independent musician from Detroit, Michigan. Today, he comes on the podcast to share how getting organized, helped his band go from earning under $20k per year to more than $200k in less than 12 months. I can’t wait for you to hear the wisdom Matt brings with him in today’s podcast episode. Let’s […] The post MMP027: The Kick Ass Guide To Get Your Band Organized appeared first on Musician Monster.

Duration: 00:44:22


MMP026: Sell Your Music While You Sleep – New Music Marketing Strategies And Tactics With John Oszajca - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

11/30/2016
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The post MMP026: Sell Your Music While You Sleep – New Music Marketing Strategies And Tactics With John Oszajca appeared first on Musician Monster.

Duration: 00:42:01


MMP025: How To Win Fans And Influence People - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

11/14/2016
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Today’s guest, D Grant Smith, has worked in radio for more than 20 years. In that time, he claims to have uncovered the reason why some musicians see their fan base grow, some don’t, what makes the difference. In today’s episode, D Grant will show you how to turn any conversation into a unique opportunity to grow your audience. Let’s Rock! In this […] The post MMP025: How To Win Fans And Influence People appeared first on Musician Monster.

Duration: 00:13:02


MMP024: The Three Paths In The Music Industry – Which Path Is Right For You? - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

10/12/2016
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A little over a year ago I attended a webinar that was hosted by Dave Kusek from the New Artist Model. In that webinar, Dave shared some of the most helpful information I have ever received. When pursuing music, one of the biggest challenges is finding out what to actually do. The options are limitless. That’s […] The post MMP024: The Three Paths In The Music Industry – Which Path Is Right For You? appeared first on Musician Monster.

Duration: 00:23:04


MMP023: Write Better Music – Getting Comfortable With (Brutally Honest) Feedback – Audiokite - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

9/23/2016
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This episode is part of a series I’m doing to give you an over the shoulder view of how to earn income from original music step by step. All the info is taken directly from what I experience while doing it for myself. If you want a quick intro to each step, click here to […] The post MMP023: Write Better Music – Getting Comfortable With (Brutally Honest) Feedback – Audiokite appeared first on Musician Monster.

Duration: 00:24:44


MMP022: Getting An EDGE In The Music Business - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

9/5/2016
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Today's guest is an award-winning entrepreneur, musician, and manager of a platinum selling pop band. He's toured Europe, North America, and the Far East; played on countless TV and radio shows and performed in some of the most renowned music venues in the world. His name is James Taylor, and here are a few of the companies, brands and celebrities he's worked with: Sony Entertainment, Universal, Google, YouTube, Yamaha, BMG, Martin Taylor (Jeff Beck, Stephane Grappelli), Billy Cobham...

Duration: 00:23:31


MMP021: How To Get Your Fan’s Undivided Attention: Using Music To Create A Community That Grows Itself - The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business for Musicians

8/19/2016
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Today's guest is Steve Palfreyman from Music Launch Hub. He's going to show us how to grow a fanbase that grows itself. Whether you're just getting started in music or been busy growing your fanbase for years, this episode will give you direction on how to earn people's undivided attention so they spread the word about your music. Let’s go! In this episode, you'll learn: How to overcome resistance and start building a fanbase The FIRST step to creating a community and WHY it's so...

Duration: 00:15:11


MMP020: How To Promote Your Music – Triple Turnout At Your Next Gig And Why It’s Easier Than You Think - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

8/8/2016
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Do you love playing live and want to improve fan turnout but don't have the time and energy to promote? There are easy ways to get more bodies in the venue - you just have to change your approach. This episode and will give you a fresh perspective on promoting your music and show you how to get better results with less effort. This episode and will give you a fresh perspective on promoting your music and show you how to get better results with less effort. Let's rock! In today's...

Duration: 00:16:39


How To Break Through Roadblocks And Win Creative Battles - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

7/20/2016
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Feel like you can't get a break? No matter how hard you try, nothing's good enough? I know I feel that way sometimes... ...And that's why I'm excited to introduce today's guest! Suz is the Rock/Star Advocate. With experience working for major record labels and other industry institutions—like EMI—she knows the ins and outs of the industry. And with a masters degree in psychology, she also knows how the creative mind works. Today, she comes on the show to give us some uncommon tips to...

Duration: 00:20:50


MMP017: How To Record Your Own Music At Home – And Make It Sound Great - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

6/6/2016
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In the last podcast episode, I explained the experiment we’re doing on Musician Monster, and how were taking an original song from a concept and showing what we do to earn income from it. We're going through the entire process and sharing everything with you. That said, one of the first steps to making money with music is to record it. This step is pricey, and we want to figure out how to get it done inexpensively, without sacrificing quality. Today’s guest is Tom from MadCraft. Tom’s...

Duration: 00:24:11


MMP016: What’s Next For Musician Monster And What It Means For You And Your Music - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

5/23/2016
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In today's episode, I explain how we're putting the last 12 months of learning into practice so that you can get an over the shoulder view of howto earn income from original music. In this episode, you'll learn: The steps to making passive income from original music... ...And anoverview of each step Tools that make a musician's life easier Upcoming guests on the musician monster podcast Useful Links: Subscribe to Musician Monster(updates) Google Drive(collaborate) 1KWithMusic(course) 8...

Duration: 00:07:47


MMP015: Into The Mind of A Great Musician – What Would Your World Be Like As A Professional Guitarist? - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

4/14/2016
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Today's guest is a masterful musician. Carl Verheyenhas been a full-timeguitarist since he was 21 years old, holding his first job long enough to pay off his new Les Paul. Despite his success, the way Carl thinks about his role will surprise you. Carl Verheyen is one of the "Top 100 Guitarists of All Time" (according toClassic Rock Magazine) and among the "Top 10 Guitar Players in the World" (Guitar Magazine)--in 1996, he won the LA Music Awards category of Best Guitarist. Carl is mostly...

Duration: 00:26:01


How To Make A Viral Music Video - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

3/30/2016
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Today's guest is Grant McFarland. His band, Galactic Empire, moved from obscurity to stardom almost instantly. They did not have a fan base or a significant internet presence—they had never even released an album. They covered the main Star Wars theme and released a music video alongside it. In 24 hours that video was viewed over 2 million times, leading to more than 2,000 sales of Galactic Empire's rendition of the Star Wars theme, in less than 7 days. After their video went...

Duration: 00:13:31


MMP013: Rick Barker Talks About Managing Taylor Swift And The Music Industry Blueprint - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

3/18/2016
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Rick Barkerloves developing artists and watching them grow. A skill that served him well managingTaylor Swift's career in the early days of Big Machine Records. Rick talks about growing up poor and stepping down as Taylor's manager just as he was about to make more money than he ever had. Rick shares his story, explains why he does what he does and the path that took him there. From strippers to cocaine, spandex to radio; promoting local music, managing Taylor Swift and creating The Music...

Duration: 00:24:04


MMP012: How To Play Guitar Like a Beast In Six Months - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

2/3/2016
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It takes 10,000 hours to master a craft. That means practicing for one hour every day for the next 27 years (assuming you have an efficient routine). The good news is that you can 10x the effectiveness of your practice sessions by finding a great teacher. Over the last 20 years, Jeb Hart has spent 25,000 hours teaching people how to play the guitar. Jeb's teaching methods are precise. He can take a noob guitarist and turn them into a proficient player in six months. In today's episode, I...

Duration: 00:08:41


MMP011: Danika Holmes – From College Dropout To Full Time Musician - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

12/31/2015
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Danika Holmes has played over 400 shows since she decided to pursue music full time in 2010. The path that took here there is rarely traveled--abandoning her Ph.D., only a dissertation short of becoming “Dr. Holmes.” Don’t let Danika's "luck" fool you into thinking she’s had it easy. It was only through taking consistent action that she was able to go from dropping out of college to a full-time musician. The post MMP011: Danika Holmes – From College Dropout To Full Time Musician appeared...

Duration: 00:11:29


MMP010: Is The Music Industry Dying? - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

9/7/2015
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The old system doesn't work and that's awesome! We should be ecstatic because we don't have to sell out just to get signed. For better or worse--we have freedom to be creative. Problem is, it's hard to see creative destruction as "good" when you're in the thick of it. We have a habit of looking at the old definition of success as the defacto, standard. When it's collapsing, instead of looking for answers, we think about how sucky the situation is and, out of frustration, throw our hands up...

Duration: 00:10:57


MMP009: Creative Control and The Practicing Mind - The Musician Monster Podcast: Musicians | Music Careers | The New Music Industry

8/20/2015
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What is a Practicing Mind? It's learning and achieving through intention and repetition. And musicians have it in spades...sometimes. By the time Tom Sterner was twenty three he had worked with some of the largest orchestras in the world. He knows what he is talking about when it comes to practice and patience. But it wasn't always like that... The post MMP009: Creative Control and The Practicing Mind appeared first on MusicianMonster.

Duration: 00:40:41

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