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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.
    #109 - Talking Tour Management & Branding with Ed Wimp (Earth, Wind, & Fire and A$AP Rocky's Tour Team)20 May 2018
    24:47
  2. 2.
    #107 - How to Keep a Tour Vehicle Running Properly18 May 2018
    7:57
  3. 3.
    #106 - How to Use Special Effects in Your Live Show17 May 2018
    8:14
  4. 4.
    #104 - How to Soundcheck Like a Pro15 May 2018
    8:22
  5. 5.
    #103 - Weekly Recap: How Storytelling Can Change Your Career14 May 2018
    7:00
  6. 6.
    #102 - Interview with Joe X. Jiang on How Filmmakers Use Story (and What Musicians Can Learn From Them)13 May 2018
    30:59
  7. 7.
    #101 - Storytelling pt. 5: How to Use Storytelling Techniques in Social Media and Marketing12 May 2018
    7:20
  8. 8.
    #100 - Storytelling pt. 4: Making a Better Live Show with Story11 May 2018
    8:09
  1. 9.
    #99 - Storytelling Tips Pt. 3: How to Write a Better Biography10 May 2018
    6:26
  2. 10.
    #105 - How to Overcome Common Obstacles on Stage10 May 2018
    6:19
  3. 11.
    #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
  4. 12.
    #97 - Storytelling Tips pt 1: Creating an Emotional Arc8 May 2018
    10:31
  5. 13.
    #96 - Weekly Recap: Music Business Hacks Through the Eye of the Beholder7 May 2018
    8:38
  6. 14.
    #95 - Rick Barker, Former Taylor Swift Manager & Music Industry Blueprint Founder on His Best Advice6 May 2018
    38:30
  7. 15.
    #94 - 2 Things Holding Artists Back at Live Shows5 May 2018
    5:06
  8. 16.
    #93 - How to Use Focus Groups to Choose Songs for Your Next Album4 May 2018
    5:28
  9. 17.
    #92 - 5 Tips to Get Your Music Licensed for TV, Film, and Video Games3 May 2018
    6:01
  10. 18.
    #91 - 5 Ways to Guarantee Your Emails Will be Read2 May 2018
    8:15
  11. 19.
    #90 - Monthly Recap: The Best Music Hacks From April1 May 2018
    9:48
  12. 20.
    #89 - Interview with Neo-Traditional Hispanic Country Star Madelyn Victoria30 April 2018
    35:44
  13. 21.
    #88 - 10 Ways to Incorporate Social Media into any Fan Meet Up29 April 2018
    5:26
  14. 22.
    #86 - 3 Mistakes Musicians Make to Sabotage Their Own Careers27 April 2018
    7:29
  15. 23.
    #85 - 5 Common Myths About Touring and Booking26 April 2018
    8:18
  16. 24.
    #84 - 6 Things Musicians Should Know That They Don’t Teach You in Music School25 April 2018
    7:30
  17. 25.
    #83 - Weekly Recap: Where Creativity Meets Best Practices24 April 2018
    7:28
  18. 26.
    #82 - How to Earn Dependable Income From Live Music with Greg Wilnau of Musician Monster23 April 2018
    49:03
  19. 27.
    #81 - How to Find New Fans Through Market Segmentation22 April 2018
    11:17
  20. 28.
    #80 - Why Every Artist Needs Timers on Their Contracts21 April 2018
    4:33
  21. 29.
    #79 - Two Cent Video Strategy That Will Get Your Priceless Engagement20 April 2018
    8:02
  22. 30.
    #78 - If Your Music Career Was a Food Cart19 April 2018
    5:22
  23. 31.
    #77 - Weekly Recap: How Lists Unlock Creativity18 April 2018
    11:14
  24. 32.
    #76 - Finding the Life Mission of the Artist with Ed Roman17 April 2018
    33:34
  25. 33.
    #75 - How to Deal with Conflict in The Band16 April 2018
    8:22
  26. 34.
    #74 - 5 Things You Can Learn From Your Day Job to Apply to Your Music Career15 April 2018
    6:27
  27. 35.
    #73 - Hacks for Productivity: Finding Time in Unexpected Places14 April 2018
    9:26
  28. 36.
    #72 - 6 Phrases That Can Make You Sound Like a Diva13 April 2018
    11:13
  29. 37.
    #71 - The Guide to Performing Rights Organizations: ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC12 April 2018
    12:15
  30. 38.
    #70 - Weekly Recap: How to Make More Money as a Musician11 April 2018
    8:09
  31. 39.
    #69 - How to Authentically Connect with Audiences the Jeremy Parsons Way10 April 2018
    51:00
  32. 40.
    #68 - 50 Revenue Streams for Musicians part 29 April 2018
    14:24
  33. 41.
    #67 - 50 Revenue Streams for Musicians (part 1)8 April 2018
    10:13
  34. 42.
    #66 - How to Manage Expenses for Musicians7 April 2018
    15:28
  35. 43.
    #65 - 5 Unexpected Places to Promote Your Music6 April 2018
    6:29
  36. 44.
    #64 - How to Make Music Business Contacts5 April 2018
    9:39
  37. 45.
    #63 - 6 Things You Can Do for $100 That Will Help Your Music Business4 April 2018
    6:57
  38. 46.
    #39 - 8 Tips to Help You Sell More Merchandise3 April 2018
    11:04
  39. 47.
    #60 - Hacks for Using Linkedin in Your Music Business Strategy1 April 2018
    10:24
  40. 48.
    #59 - The Best Ideas of March: Merchandise, Digital Marketing, and the Interviews31 March 2018
    11:06
  41. 49.
    #58 - How Often Should You Play? 6 Drawbacks to Playing More Shows30 March 2018
    6:18
  42. 50.
    #57 - 5 Free Social Media Listening Every Band Should be Using29 March 2018
    12:26
  43. 51.
    #56 - Weekly Recap: the Science of Selling & Songwriting/How to Get a Record Deal28 March 2018
    8:58
  44. 52.
    #55 - Interview: Audio Engineer Adam Gonsalves on Mastering Typhoon, Elliot Smith, and More27 March 2018
    48:34
  45. 53.
    #54 - Hacking Interviews: How to Interview Better (and get more from them)26 March 2018
    9:46
  46. 54.
    #53 - Songwriting Secrets from Max Martin25 March 2018
    9:34
  47. 55.
    #52 - How to Negotiate Better Performance Fees24 March 2018
    12:02
  48. 56.
    #51 - The Science of Persuasion23 March 2018
    11:00
  49. 57.
    #50 - Supplies Every Merch Bin Should Have22 March 2018
    7:58
  50. 58.
    #49 - Weekly Recap: Music Business Fundamentals and Improving Your Sows21 March 2018
    7:22
  51. 59.
    #48 - Dez Cadena of Black Flag/The Misfits talks Rick Rubin, Duff McKagen, & Punk Rock20 March 2018
    1:04:07
  52. 60.
    #47 - Email Marketing Hacks19 March 2018
    11:36
  53. 61.
    #46 - How to Protect Your Music Through Copyright Registration & Copyright Myths18 March 2018
    9:36
  54. 62.
    #45 - The Parento Principle in Your Music Business17 March 2018
    9:14
  55. 63.
    #44 - How to Work a Crowd16 March 2018
    10:15
  56. 64.
    #43 - Why Every Musician Should Have a Post-Show Game Plan15 March 2018
    8:56
  57. 65.
    #42 - Weekly Recap: Best Ideas to Get You On Shark Tank14 March 2018
    10:33
  58. 66.
    #41 - Interview: How Phillip Broussard Uses His Finance Background to Hack the Music Industry13 March 2018
    36:59
  59. 67.
    #40 - Strategic Philanthropy and Your Music12 March 2018
    8:00
  60. 68.
    #38 - How Artists Can Use the Scientific Method to Hack Their Careers10 March 2018
    11:39
  61. 69.
    #37 - Managers, Publicists, Booking Agents, and Lawyers: What Do They Do and When Should You Hire Them?9 March 2018
    8:36
  62. 70.
    #36 - How to Book a Tour for Your Band, Step-by-Step8 March 2018
    11:19
  63. 71.
    #35 - Weekly Recap: Social Media Hacks for Bands7 March 2018
    7:00
  64. 72.
    #34 - Lessons Learned from Writing 2,200 Songs and Touring 100k Miles with Gayle Skidmore6 March 2018
    35:24
  65. 73.
    #33 - 5 Big Tips That Can Save Your Tour5 March 2018
    8:31
  66. 74.
    #32 - How Bands Can Create Reaction Videos to Get More Views4 March 2018
    9:34
  67. 75.
    #30 - Hacks for Booking College Gigs2 March 2018
    11:08
  68. 76.
    #31 - How to Get Better Pricing From Your Merchandise Suppliers2 March 2018
    11:05
  69. 77.
    #29 - When Should You Boost Facebook Posts?1 March 2018
    9:44
  70. 78.
    #28 - 28 Days of Music Business Hacks28 February 2018
    12:55
  71. 79.
    #27 - Recording Studio Hacks with Victor Franca of Track Town Records27 February 2018
    34:00
  72. 80.
    #26 - Return on Investment (ROI) on Merchandise26 February 2018
    10:11
  73. 81.
    #25 - How to Get the Opening Slot for a Major Tour/Band25 February 2018
    7:46
  74. 82.
    #24 - Every Musician Needs an Interband Agreement24 February 2018
    7:13
  75. 83.
    #23 - Booking SXSW and Other Music Festivals23 February 2018
    14:40
  76. 84.
    #22 - How to Get a Sponsor pt. 2: Approaching Sponsors22 February 2018
    10:46
  77. 85.
    #21 - Weekly Recap: It's All About Value21 February 2018
    6:00
  78. 86.
    #20 - It's a Long Way to the Top if You Wanna Rock with Eric Stuart20 February 2018
    41:27
  79. 87.
    #19 - The Non-obvious Stuff Every Musician Should Carry19 February 2018
    10:26
  80. 88.
    #18 - The Surprising Benefits to Transcribing Your Own Music18 February 2018
    7:37
  81. 89.
    #17 - Breaking Into New and Unexpected Markets for Your Music17 February 2018
    15:27
  82. 90.
    #16 - Hacking Yelp for Your Music16 February 2018
    10:50
  83. 91.
    #15 - How to Get on the TED stage15 February 2018
    5:54
  84. 92.
    #14 - Weekly Recap: SMARTER Crowdfunding14 February 2018
    6:56
  85. 93.
    #13 - Kicking It With Kickstarter Record Breaker Shanna Germain13 February 2018
    44:08
  86. 94.
    #12 - Crowdfunding Your Way to the Top12 February 2018
    9:51
  87. 95.
    #11 - Find New Sources of Inspiration11 February 2018
    13:21
  88. 96.
    #10 - Getting Venues to Respond10 February 2018
    13:26
  89. 97.
    #9 - Perfecting Your Pitch9 February 2018
    14:37
  90. 98.
    #8 - SMARTER Goals8 February 2018
    11:37
  91. 99.
    #7 - Weekly Recap: Changing Your Habits7 February 2018
    11:07
  92. 100.
    #6 - From Sweeping Floors to Smashing Success with DaRealWordSound6 February 2018
    1:06:42

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