The Profitable Musician Show

By Bree Noble

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Create a solid business as a musician by building an engaged fan base and tapping into multiple streams of income. Learn up-to-date music marketing tactics to grow income streams in 4 essential areas: recording music & releasing music, music performing & livestreaming, freelance opportunities for musicians (music teaching, session work for musicians, custom songwriting & more) and recurring revenue for musicians (fan support, Patreon, affiliate income for musicians and more).

Join host Bree Noble, best-selling author of "The Musician's Profit Path" and creator of the Rock Your Next Release framework, as she shares profitable strategies to accelerate and diversity your income from music. She also does interviews with Music Industry experts to help you explore new and exciting ways to make money as a musician in the 4 key areas.

Episode Date
It’s All About Your Story: Public Relations For Musicians With Diane Foy

People may love your music, but it’s simply not enough to gain the attention that you need, especially nowadays. You need to work on the public relations side of your career. What you need are a story and social media activity. Bree Noble’s guest today is Diane Foy, a PR, and marketing coach. Diane explains the importance of figuring out what you want. What is your 10-year vision? Life in the arts is not easy. If you don’t know why you want to be a well-known public figure, it’s so easy to quit. Tune in to learn more! 

May 11, 2021
Songwriting For Guitar: How To Write Better Songs And Earn More With Mike Meiers

Bree Noble’s guest in this episode is Mike Meiers, founder of Songwriting for Guitar. Mike shares his journey on how he came to love playing the guitar and teaching others to play it. Teaching others helped Mike grow exponentially in music, eventually becoming a skilled songwriter. Through the years, he realized that people don’t buy tickets and merchandise because the band makes clever music. Rather, they support music that’s hooky, catchy, and relatable. Tune in and discover how you can write better songs on your guitar and earn!

May 04, 2021
The Business Side Of Music: Band Promotion And Content Creation With Monica Strut

Being a musician is not just about learning how to play and perform, especially if you want to succeed. You also need to learn about the business side of it, from marketing to networking, basically all the things that make the music industry what it is. Helping musicians find their footing and thrive, Bree Noble interviews Monica Strut, a musician, marketing and strategy coach for bands, and host of the Being in a Band podcast. Here, Monica takes us deep into band promotion and content creation through social media as key things to put your name out there while also highlighting the importance of team effort. She also discusses work-life balance and everything we need to know as musicians to feel good about what we're doing and make the kind of impact we want without getting totally burnt out. Join in on this conversation as you learn not only the business side of music but also the personal side, putting self-care at the forefront where musicians are empowered and making money doing what they love.

Apr 27, 2021
Gigs And Booking Strategies In The Post-Pandemic World With Tara Brueske

Just when we start to lose hope in this current pandemic situation, we’re now seeing some events slowly coming back up. For artists and musicians, this means finally getting booked and doing gigs. However, as we move into the post-pandemic period, it helps not to deny that some things are not the way they were. Tara Brueske, a recording artist and founder of The Engaging Voice podcast, joins Bree Noble to share with us some post-pandemic gigs and booking strategies that will help us navigate this new environment. Opportunities are starting to pop up. It’s time to seize them and keep yourself top of mind. Follow along this episode to learn some ways how.

Apr 20, 2021
Writing Personalized Songs As A New Income Stream For Musicians With Leo Saunders

The pandemic is a hard hit on all business industries, but especially with the creative entertainment industry. In this episode, Leo Saunders explains why he founded TuneRiver and how it opens up a new income stream for musicians like yourself. TuneRiver allows customers to order personalized songs from their favorite artists. The artists can personalize as much as 40% of their song's content to cater to their customers' personal comments. Result? A beautiful connection between the artists and their listeners and plenty of happy tears. Tune in to this episode to learn more!  

Apr 13, 2021
Cheryl B. Engelhardt On Building Your Following By Engaging Through An Email List

Behind every social media platform is one important account that is typically overlooked: email. If you can put together a comprehensive email list to regularly send messages and engage with, one can reap a huge following and a handsome monetization. Bree Noble brings back Cheryl B. Engelhardt, this time to share her secrets on connecting with fans in a more intimate way through email. Cheryl explains the best number of people to be included in your list, how frequently you should message them, and how concise or complex your content must be. She also talks about the right attitude to have when you see people unsubscribing from you, and why you should focus more on your most loyal fans instead of your losses.

Apr 08, 2021
Branding Strategies To Help You Make Profit From Music With Megan Kuhar

A lot of musicians don’t know what to do when it comes to promoting themselves. Sometimes, they don’t even want to promote themselves. They believe that promoting yourself is narcissistic and that it has to be phony or inauthentic for it to work. Joining Bree Noble to dispel this misconception is Megan Kuhar, a professor of Music Technology, creative brand and tech coach, audio engineer, videographer, social media manager, percussionist, and entrepreneur. Megan dives deep into branding, social media content, and all the things you need to be working on in your marketing to help you profit from music.

Mar 30, 2021
Danielle Tucker On The Right Way To Manage Time And Resources For A Music Event

From releasing an album to holding a concert, planning and hosting a music event is a tedious and challenging undertaking, especially today when almost everything is done virtually. But with proper planning and adequate help, the rewards it can yield are more than just exciting. Joining Bree Noble is singer and vocal coach Danielle Tucker. Danielle shares the most effective strategies in holding music events, both online and in-person, detailing what it takes in terms of time, resources, promotions, expenses, and target audience. She also emphasizes the importance of doing reverse planning when preparing for such events, focusing on why you are doing it rather than what you can get out of it.

Mar 23, 2021
Nicole Riccardo: Building Your Instagram Following Through Engagement And Value

Building your Instagram following is never an overnight task. For you to connect with people online in the most profound ways, the right engagement strategy and value are needed. Classical flutist and marketing strategist Nicole Riccardo joins Bree Noble in a discussion about utilizing genuine human connection when engaging with your Instagram followers and avoiding resorting to spammy and annoying messages. Nicole also shares the best strategies in publishing content on social media for your work to resonate with people, especially when it comes to promotions and events. Finally, she explains how creativity plays in all of these, from coming up with content that provides value to maximizing the features of Instagram, particularly newly rolled out ones.

Mar 17, 2021
Audio Mixing Techniques For That Professional Feel With Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato

Now that we're forced into our homes, making music alone has become even more felt. However, not many of us are quite versed when it comes to mixing, and with all the information on the Internet, it can get overwhelming to find the best resource to learn from. Joining the show to share some EQ and audio mixing techniques that will have us on par with the pros is concert sound engineer Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato. Here, Michelle breaks down the misconceptions towards EQ and audio mixing and then shares simple and cost-efficient ways to do them, such as her three-step process called The HIT Production Process. Furthermore, finding the lack of women working in sound, Michelle co-founded to provide space for women working in professional audio where they can come for support, advice, empowerment, and inspiration. She takes us deep into the amazing things she is doing there and more to help elevate women in the industry.

Mar 09, 2021
The Balanced Artist: Why Having A Day Job Makes Sense For Musicians With Rory Gardiner

Being a full-time artist even if there’s still no way for you to make what you need solely out of your art is the perfect formula to becoming the stereotypical starving artist. Rory Gardiner joins Bree Noble on the show to explain why there is no shame in being a “balanced artist” – someone who has a day job, perhaps a family, and their art in the mix. In fact, he makes the case for its unexpected advantages over-focusing solely on the art. Rory believes that when you free yourself from thinking of your art as the way you make money, you will be able to focus more on getting it to the direction that you want. After all, even the great artists back in the day had patrons. Why not be your own patron and use your day job to sponsor your art?

Mar 04, 2021
Monetizing Your Fanbase By Launching A Successful Patreon With Katie Zaccardi

Patreon has become this buzzword in the artistic and creative community that everyone thinks they should have one, but they don’t really understand what’s involved with it. On today’s podcast, Bree Noble brings on music career coach and podcast host Katie Zaccardi to show us how to launch Patreon the right way. Katie has helped tons of musicians, music teachers, and music coaches grow their careers and their bank accounts while ditching overwhelm, self-doubt, and burnout for good. Launch your Patreon in a way that's going to make you happy income-wise. Tune in to hear Katie’s tips.

Feb 24, 2021
5 Steps To Use The Spotify Algorithm To Turn Listeners Into Fans

One of the great things about Spotify is that you have a massive opportunity on your hands to make yourself heard by the people whom your music is intended for. Spotify for Artists makes it even sweeter by giving you the tools that you need to build a fan base out of the people who listen to one or two of your songs. But with a lot of other artists competing for listeners’ attention, what can you do to stand out? For some time, Bree Noble has been donning her thinking cap on and put herself from the consumer’s perspective to make sense of how artists can actually influence the Spotify algorithm to their advantage. She shares what she learned so far in five easy steps that you can do on your own. Listen in and learn how you can be downloadable in a few easy steps! 

Feb 17, 2021
Meetfox: The Simple Scheduling & Meeting Tool For Musicians with Tali Mandelzweig

With technology continuously upgrading, people strive to be more efficient in all transactions, meetings, and even music lessons. Join Bree Noble as she interviews Tali Mandelzweig, the Co-founder of MeetFox. Tali explains what MeetFox is all about, from its features to its applicable functions for the service you are looking for. She also shows us how to navigate the platform and how musicians can gain an added value using MeetFox. 

Feb 09, 2021
From Backup Singer And Into The Spotlight: Music Career Journey With Judith Hill  

Becoming a solo musician doesn't just happen overnight—it takes time, practice, patience, and a solid education in the discipline. On today's show, singer-songwriter Judith Hill talks with host Bree Noble about her journey on how she became a solo musician and how her strong foundation for music has led her to step into the spotlight and presently has hundreds of adoring fans. She also lets us in on how she is navigating the current pandemic and then gives some advice to those who want to get started on their music career. Judith's third album, "Baby, I'm Hollywood!" is scheduled for release in February 2021. Tune in and discover more about how to up your game in music composition and tips on how to pursue a solo music career. 

Feb 04, 2021
Overcoming Tech Hurdles: How Musicians Can Make Online Tech Work For Them With Jaime Slutzky

At this very time when it is badly needed, we still hear of many people who get frustrated with online technology and feel like there is nothing in the world that could possibly make them master it. Musicians are not exempt from this seemingly insurmountable challenge. Bree Noble brings in Jaime Slutzky in this conversation to talk about how musicians can get over the tech hurdles that are holding them back from doing more things online. Jaime is the CEO of Tech of Business, where she helps people elevate and enhance their presence online. She works with all kinds of influencers, thought leaders and professionals, but has a special place in her heart for musicians, whom she helps to create their own online programs and courses through which they can share their expertise and build their brand. 

Jan 26, 2021
Tara Simon On Finding Purpose In Vocal Coaching

Making money may be the major goal in entrepreneurship, but without getting that satisfaction of serving others or pursuing your true passion, it may all be for naught. Singer Tara Simon joins Bree Noble in sharing how her career eventually brought her to the vocal coaching stage, helping others hone their singing talents. Tara reminisces how the doors of coaching opened to her, giving her a bigger life mission than just earning cash. She also explains how her simple source of passive income grew into an established group of vocal coaches, which is now making the most out of the increasing demands of online lessons.

Jan 19, 2021
How Reality TV Can Ignite Your Career In Singing With Brianna Ruelas

There are many ways to launch a career in singing, but the advent of reality TV has changed this world forever. Almost overnight, an aspiring singer can go from complete obscurity to global fame if they play their cards right. This episode’s guest, however, reminds us that singing for a reality singing show is not an end to itself, but an opportunity to launch a more serious career as an artist or anything else you would want to be in the industry. Joining Bree Noble to give us a glimpse into this potent force in the music industry is Brianna Ruelas, a strategy consultant, reality music coach, singer-songwriter and author who once had her shot at reality TV back in the day. Joining 100,000 other hopefuls for the American Idol Season 4 auditions, Brianna was chosen as one of the 100 destined for Hollywood. That one didn’t go well, but that wasn’t the end, either. Leveraging the lessons that she learned from that experience, she now helps indie artists and bands achieve successful careers in music. 

Jan 12, 2021
How To Convert Listeners Into Paying Fans Using A Proven System With Michael Walker

To have people listen is one thing, but to move them to take action, specifically to purchase, is another. In this episode, modern musician Michael Walker joins host Bree Noble to talk about his proven system that converts listeners into paying fans. Taking us first to the beginning, he shares his music career journey, building his fan base back then and translating it to now, where the industry has migrated to online because of COVID. Michael breaks down the fundamentals of using online tools to connect and still create that deep connection, tapping into automation, funnels, and more. Join in on this insightful conversation as they help you navigate these tough times and earn more through music.

Jan 05, 2021
Suz Paulinski: Defining Music Career Goals Through Efficient Planning

Clearing up the clutter and defining your music career goals can be achieved much easier through proper planning. For Suz Paulinski, using visuals and going back to physical planners is a great way to start. She sits down with Bree Noble to discuss how having a comprehensive vision board or checklist can help a lot in laying the right path towards musical success, emphasizing how having a clear sight of your goals can help deal with losses and missed deadlines much more efficiently. Suz also shares the rigid workstyle often experienced by musicians when working with record labels and how it has become tamer compared to the early 2000s.

Dec 29, 2020
With The Band: Reaching New Fans Using Online Street Teams With Sarah Beth Perry

To continue filling up the stadiums and selling all those albums, artists need to continually engage with their fans. It’s a missed opportunity for artists not to be using their fans to promote their music or whatever they wanted to promote. Sarah Beth Perry, the Founder and CEO of With the Band, grew up loving boybands. After working with multiple artist teams, she saw that there was an opportunity to improve fan engagement between artists and their fans. In today’s episode, Sarah speaks with Bree Noble about how their platform is helping artists further their career reaching new fans using street teams.

Dec 22, 2020
Befriending Reality: How To Make Money Creating Music For Big Brands With Tommy Zee

There is a way to make music a decent living by creating music for big brands. However, you may want to think twice before you get too excited and quit your job and start making music full-time. That’s the mistake that music producer, Tommy Zee committed when he first burst into the scene. Having had his break doing a piece for a car commercial, Tommy hastily quit his job and quickly found himself struggling to land a decent career. In this conversation with Bree Noble, he shares how he bounced back from that situation and the lessons that he learned from that experience. For aspiring musicians out there – life in this career may be hard, but it can be a bit less hard if we learn from the failures and successes of those who came before us. Listen in!

Dec 15, 2020
The Bandzoogle Members’ Secret To Making Over $5M During The Pandemic With Bandzoogle CEO Stacey Bedford

A lot of artists, specifically musicians, think nobody’s earning during the pandemic. The fact of the matter is musicians are just shifting how they’re earning. One such musical-related company called Bandzoogle managed to make over $5 million. Joining Bree Noble on today’s podcast is its CEO, Stacey Bedford. Stacey shares how she got involved with Bandzoogle and how they’re supporting musicians even in these challenging times.

Dec 08, 2020
DIY Producing: Make Music From Home Like A Boss With Kris Bradley

If you’re a musical artist, there are a lot of advantages in having your own music production setup at home. For one, you can make demos easily and not have to rely on work tapes to pitch your work. You can also do a sort of beta version of your song and gather feedback from your followers, saving you a lot of money and allowing you to make sure you’re pouring in money for the right song. And it can all be so SIMPLE! Joining Bree Noble to talk about this is Kris Bradley, a singer-songwriter and creator of Produce Like a Boss. Eight years ago, Kris was a dinosaur in the digital world. An advocate of self-learning, she went from not knowing how to copy-paste from a Word document to being a highly-successful producer and mentor to artists who are looking to test the DIY route. Through her video series called Start Producing Your Song Today in Three SIMPLE steps, she teaches how you can set up your own home studio and create great music for a very minimal investment.

Dec 01, 2020
How To Grow Your Audience And Drive More Good Results Using Collabs With Cassandra Kubinski

We can only grow and do so much by ourselves. That is why many thrive best when reaching out to others for help. In the music industry, one of the great avenues to grow your audience is by using collaborations. In this episode, Bree Noble is joined by singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski to talk about the opportunities that open up with collaboration and how creating partnerships with other artists drive good results in listenership and fanship. She shares her recent collabs and the process it took to develop that relationship not only with fellow singers but other artists and even organizations as well. Join Cassandara in this conversation as she lets us in on more benefits of collaboration and using music to heal, help, and contribute to communities and causes.

Nov 24, 2020
Avoid This Biggest Mistake Musicians Make When Releasing Music

Things have become different for the music industry with the dawn of streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora. It is no surprise that many uninitiated artists are making mistakes when it comes to releasing and structuring their marketing around music. That is because they’re following the way the old music industry model used to work. On today’s show, Bree Noble talks about the biggest mistake that artists make when it comes to releasing music. As they say, out with the old, in with the new!

Nov 17, 2020
A Musicpreneur’s Guide To Landing Online Session Work With Angela And David Blacker

Many musicians make music from home. However, not many know how to get paid for it. Bree Noble has on the show Angela Blacker and David Blacker from AirGigs, a platform that offers a user-friendly tool for diversifying income for musicians where you can offer your services remotely. In this episode, they talk about online session work and how you can use AirGigs to land gigs as vocalists, guitarists, arrangers, and more. They provide some great tips on maximizing doing remote work to get paid for it and become a musicpreneur. Be guided by tuning into this great discussion to become even more prepared and do better in online session work.

Nov 16, 2020
Give 2020 A Break: Top 10 Reasons To Release Holiday Music This Year For 2020

After a very rough and distressing year, releasing holiday music may be the furthest thing in everybody’s mind, but there is reason to believe that it might just be a good idea. In fact, there are 10 perfectly compelling reasons why you should definitely release a holiday album, or at least an EP or even a single. And it’s not too late! Bree Noble counts down on these reasons and makes the case for good monetization opportunities while you’re at it. Never has promoting yourself as an artist and making money been easier than around holiday season. Don’t miss this chance to break into the scene!

Nov 15, 2020
How To Triple Your Income From Live Performing Online With Laura Simpson

Being a musician is tough during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Holding concerts and shows have become almost impossible. Good thing that online concerts have become a beacon of hope, but only if you know how to utilize it well. In this episode, Bree Noble invites to the show Laura Simpson from Side Door to talk about how you can triple your income from live performing online. Called the Airbnb of Concerts, Side Door works to help match up artists and hosts for concerts, venues, and more. Now, they have pivoted to online concerts and providing cool things for artists, fans, and hosts. Laura lets us in on what they are doing and how we, too, can thrive in this industry. She discusses as well the different pillars in your music income to help you become a profitable musician. Just because the world is forced into their homes doesn’t mean you have to give up performing altogether. You better believe that with online performing, there is a way.

Nov 14, 2020
Overcoming Money Blocks: How To Make Money And Still Be An Authentic Artist

Musicians tend to have more than their fair share of hang-ups when it comes to money, but a lot of that comes down to our mindset over the green stuff. A lot of times, we invite our own money blocks because of certain deep-seated beliefs that keep us stuck in the poverty loop. Bree Noble enumerates the most common of these money myths and demonstrates just how ridiculous they are in relation to reality. There might be some sort of pride in being a starving artist or living a Bohemian lifestyle, but money does move mountains. There is no telling how further you can take your message and your art with the help of a little grease. It all starts in your mind, not your pocket.

Nov 13, 2020
What To Expect From The Profitable Musician Show

The Profitable Musician Show is built around 4 Cornerstones that we believe are essential for a strong, solid musician business that we believe will weather any market changes. Learn what they are and how we plan to explore them in this show so you can build what we like to call a "brick house business" for your music career.

Nov 12, 2020