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Music Business Hacks

By Simon Tam

A daily show for the aspiring musician who wants to revolutionize their career with inspiration + activities. During the week, listeners will learn about specific things they can do that day to advance their career and hear deep dive interviews with insight from creatives and music industry professionals. The show is written and hosted by Simon Tam, author of Music Business Hacks, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, and the Last Stop Booking blog. He is also founder and bassist of dance rock band, The Slants.

  1. 1.
    #158 - How to Be a Self-Made Musician14 July 2018
    7:45
  2. 2.
    #157 - How to Stay Creative and Productive when Distracted13 July 2018
    9:09
  3. 3.
    #156 - How to Scale Your Music Business12 July 2018
    7:01
  4. 4.
    #155 - 5 Hacks for Filling in Gaps on Your Tour11 July 2018
    6:21
  5. 5.
    #154 - Musician Morning Routines10 July 2018
    8:43
  6. 6.
    #153 - How to Stand Out in an Overly Crowded Marketplace9 July 2018
    8:42
  7. 7.
    #152 - How Birthday Targeting on Facebook Works to Promote Your Music & Shows8 July 2018
    5:26
  8. 8.
    #151 - Monthly Recap: Music Business Strategy vs. Tactics7 July 2018
    8:52
  1. 9.
    #150 - Musician Hacks for YouTube7 July 2018
    8:27
  2. 10.
    #149 - When and How Often Should You Post on Social Media?5 July 2018
    7:25
  3. 11.
    #148 - 5 Ways to Promote Your Music on Independence Day4 July 2018
    6:52
  4. 12.
    #147 - How to Get Press Coverage Without a Publicist4 July 2018
    6:36
  5. 13.
    #146 - How Musicians Can Rock Interviews2 July 2018
    6:40
  6. 14.
    #145 - Build the Business but Don't Forget the Music1 July 2018
    7:32
  7. 15.
    #144 - How to Get That Record Deal with Radar Label Group Founder/Partner Jason Davis1 July 2018
    41:06
  8. 16.
    #143 - The Ultimate Sponsorship Report: How to Make it POP30 June 2018
    10:40
  9. 17.
    #142 - How to Use RSS to Hack Booking Opportunities30 June 2018
    5:42
  10. 18.
    #141 - Permits and Licenses that Musicians Need28 June 2018
    8:41
  11. 19.
    #140 - How to Create an Advisory Board for Your Band26 June 2018
    7:28
  12. 20.
    #139 - Rules for Songwriting Sessions25 June 2018
    6:06
  13. 21.
    #138 - Weekly Recap: Why recap at all? And How to Get Results24 June 2018
    7:36
  14. 22.
    #137 - An Honest Talk About Being Married & Touring, Visual Artistry, and Inspiration with Faina Lorah23 June 2018
    41:16
  15. 23.
    #136 - Relationship Advice for the Touring Musician22 June 2018
    6:39
  16. 24.
    #135 - How to Get the Best Possible Rate on a Hotel21 June 2018
    6:32
  17. 25.
    #134 - How to Get Your Music Into Video Games20 June 2018
    8:04
  18. 26.
    #133 - Lasers, Shotguns, and Messages19 June 2018
    7:12
  19. 27.
    #132 - Weekly Recap: Building a Sustainable Music Career with Finance Hacks (and Habits)18 June 2018
    6:36
  20. 28.
    #131 - Garrison Snell of Gyrosity Projects on Affordably Launching an Artist's Career17 June 2018
    35:07
  21. 29.
    #130 - How to Start a Nonprofit Organization16 June 2018
    8:25
  22. 30.
    #129 - Instagram Hacks for Bands15 June 2018
    8:59
  23. 31.
    #128 - Pay to Play and International Tour Buy On Opportunities15 June 2018
    9:37
  24. 32.
    #127 - Musicians and Affiliate/Influencer Marketing13 June 2018
    9:05
  25. 33.
    #126 - How to Save Money on a Rehearsal Space by Using an Alternative12 June 2018
    6:46
  26. 34.
    #125 - Bree Noble on #MeToo & the Music Industry, Empowering Women, and Professional Musicianship11 June 2018
    43:21
  27. 35.
    #124 - Monthly Recap - The Secret to Hacking the Music Business (Storytelling)11 June 2018
    6:00
  28. 36.
    #123 - How to Use Exclusivity to Build Loyal Fans, Sell Records, and More9 June 2018
    6:18
  29. 37.
    #122 - Mental Health8 June 2018
    4:12
  30. 38.
    #121 - How to Ask For Help From Busy People7 June 2018
    6:54
  31. 39.
    #120 - Developing a "Sick Policy" for Your Band6 June 2018
    7:01
  32. 40.
    #119 - How to Deal with Hecklers30 May 2018
    6:43
  33. 41.
    #118 - Art and Activism29 May 2018
    8:56
  34. 42.
    #117 - Weekly Recap: Takin' Care of (Music) Business28 May 2018
    7:47
  35. 43.
    #116 - Matt Westin on Meeting Danny Trejo on a Slayer Set, Meaningful Music, and Gary Vaynerchuk27 May 2018
    31:04
  36. 44.
    #115 - How to Become a Famous Singer26 May 2018
    7:43
  37. 45.
    #114 - How to Improve Your EPK (Electronic Press Kit)25 May 2018
    5:02
  38. 46.
    #113 - Hiring a Photographer to Get Your Best Press Shots24 May 2018
    6:58
  39. 47.
    #112 - Music Business Budgeting23 May 2018
    8:54
  40. 48.
    #111 - How to Get a Registered Trademark22 May 2018
    7:25
  41. 49.
    #110 - Weekly Recap: Hacks for a Touring Musician21 May 2018
    6:48
  42. 50.
    #109 - Talking Tour Management & Branding with Ed Wimp (Earth, Wind, & Fire and A$AP Rocky's Tour Team)20 May 2018
    24:47
  43. 51.
    #107 - How to Keep a Tour Vehicle Running Properly18 May 2018
    7:57
  44. 52.
    #106 - How to Use Special Effects in Your Live Show17 May 2018
    8:14
  45. 53.
    #104 - How to Soundcheck Like a Pro15 May 2018
    8:22
  46. 54.
    #103 - Weekly Recap: How Storytelling Can Change Your Career14 May 2018
    7:00
  47. 55.
    #102 - Interview with Joe X. Jiang on How Filmmakers Use Story (and What Musicians Can Learn From Them)13 May 2018
    30:59
  48. 56.
    #101 - Storytelling pt. 5: How to Use Storytelling Techniques in Social Media and Marketing12 May 2018
    7:20
  49. 57.
    #100 - Storytelling pt. 4: Making a Better Live Show with Story11 May 2018
    8:09
  50. 58.
    #99 - Storytelling Tips Pt. 3: How to Write a Better Biography10 May 2018
    6:26
  51. 59.
    #105 - How to Overcome Common Obstacles on Stage10 May 2018
    6:19
  52. 60.
    #98 - Storytelling Tips Pt. 2: Writing Great Lyrics with Advice from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Lin-Manual Miranda, and Leonard Cohen9 May 2018
    10:19
  53. 61.
    #97 - Storytelling Tips pt 1: Creating an Emotional Arc8 May 2018
    10:31
  54. 62.
    #96 - Weekly Recap: Music Business Hacks Through the Eye of the Beholder7 May 2018
    8:38
  55. 63.
    #95 - Rick Barker, Former Taylor Swift Manager & Music Industry Blueprint Founder on His Best Advice6 May 2018
    38:30
  56. 64.
    #94 - 2 Things Holding Artists Back at Live Shows5 May 2018
    5:06
  57. 65.
    #93 - How to Use Focus Groups to Choose Songs for Your Next Album4 May 2018
    5:28
  58. 66.
    #92 - 5 Tips to Get Your Music Licensed for TV, Film, and Video Games3 May 2018
    6:01
  59. 67.
    #91 - 5 Ways to Guarantee Your Emails Will be Read2 May 2018
    8:15
  60. 68.
    #90 - Monthly Recap: The Best Music Hacks From April1 May 2018
    9:48
  61. 69.
    #89 - Interview with Neo-Traditional Hispanic Country Star Madelyn Victoria30 April 2018
    35:44
  62. 70.
    #88 - 10 Ways to Incorporate Social Media into any Fan Meet Up29 April 2018
    5:26
  63. 71.
    #86 - 3 Mistakes Musicians Make to Sabotage Their Own Careers27 April 2018
    7:29
  64. 72.
    #85 - 5 Common Myths About Touring and Booking26 April 2018
    8:18
  65. 73.
    #84 - 6 Things Musicians Should Know That They Don’t Teach You in Music School25 April 2018
    7:30
  66. 74.
    #83 - Weekly Recap: Where Creativity Meets Best Practices24 April 2018
    7:28
  67. 75.
    #82 - How to Earn Dependable Income From Live Music with Greg Wilnau of Musician Monster23 April 2018
    49:03
  68. 76.
    #81 - How to Find New Fans Through Market Segmentation22 April 2018
    11:17
  69. 77.
    #80 - Why Every Artist Needs Timers on Their Contracts21 April 2018
    4:33
  70. 78.
    #79 - Two Cent Video Strategy That Will Get Your Priceless Engagement20 April 2018
    8:02
  71. 79.
    #78 - If Your Music Career Was a Food Cart19 April 2018
    5:22
  72. 80.
    #77 - Weekly Recap: How Lists Unlock Creativity18 April 2018
    11:14
  73. 81.
    #76 - Finding the Life Mission of the Artist with Ed Roman17 April 2018
    33:34
  74. 82.
    #75 - How to Deal with Conflict in The Band16 April 2018
    8:22
  75. 83.
    #74 - 5 Things You Can Learn From Your Day Job to Apply to Your Music Career15 April 2018
    6:27
  76. 84.
    #73 - Hacks for Productivity: Finding Time in Unexpected Places14 April 2018
    9:26
  77. 85.
    #72 - 6 Phrases That Can Make You Sound Like a Diva13 April 2018
    11:13
  78. 86.
    #71 - The Guide to Performing Rights Organizations: ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC12 April 2018
    12:15
  79. 87.
    #70 - Weekly Recap: How to Make More Money as a Musician11 April 2018
    8:09
  80. 88.
    #69 - How to Authentically Connect with Audiences the Jeremy Parsons Way10 April 2018
    51:00
  81. 89.
    #68 - 50 Revenue Streams for Musicians part 29 April 2018
    14:24
  82. 90.
    #67 - 50 Revenue Streams for Musicians (part 1)8 April 2018
    10:13
  83. 91.
    #66 - How to Manage Expenses for Musicians7 April 2018
    15:28
  84. 92.
    #65 - 5 Unexpected Places to Promote Your Music6 April 2018
    6:29
  85. 93.
    #64 - How to Make Music Business Contacts5 April 2018
    9:39
  86. 94.
    #63 - 6 Things You Can Do for $100 That Will Help Your Music Business4 April 2018
    6:57
  87. 95.
    #39 - 8 Tips to Help You Sell More Merchandise3 April 2018
    11:04
  88. 96.
    #60 - Hacks for Using Linkedin in Your Music Business Strategy1 April 2018
    10:24
  89. 97.
    #59 - The Best Ideas of March: Merchandise, Digital Marketing, and the Interviews31 March 2018
    11:06
  90. 98.
    #58 - How Often Should You Play? 6 Drawbacks to Playing More Shows30 March 2018
    6:18
  91. 99.
    #57 - 5 Free Social Media Listening Every Band Should be Using29 March 2018
    12:26
  92. 100.
    #56 - Weekly Recap: the Science of Selling & Songwriting/How to Get a Record Deal28 March 2018
    8:58

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