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The Entrepreneurial Musician, hosted by former Boston Brass member Andrew Hitz, features interviews with the best and brightest entrepreneurs in the music business today.
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Aug 11, 2017

This TEM Short features thoughts on my favorite Dr. John Parks quotes from TEM 103.

Quotes:

  • "I wasn't good at this thing, and I wasn't good at this thing, and I was kind of good at this thing and then realized it was really hard. So instead of quitting, I just decided, 'I'm gonna practice my butt off'. And so I did and I started getting a lot better and then I started getting addicted to being better."
  • "I think the goal for every teacher is to teach your students to be their own teacher and there's no better way to do that than by listening to recordings of yourself. It's always humbling. No matter how well you are playing, it's always humbling because it never lies to you.”
  • "We've recorded several CD's of the percussion ensemble and it's amazing. We get in there to record and the red light goes on and they don't even flinch. You can take really good guys and put them in a recording situation and say you're rolling and all of sudden they (are freaking out.)"

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

 

Aug 3, 2017

TEM 103: Dr. John W. Parks IV on Building a Professional Recording Studio from Scratch, Being Addicted to Getting Better and Pushing Boundaries Within a Traditional Job

Percussionist John Parks talks about the innovative recording studio he has built for the use of his studio at Florida State University.

What You'll Learn:

  • How John went from being a piano major in college to being one of the world's best known percussion professor

  • How he got "addicted" to getting better and how that fueled his rise in the business

  • John talks about the incredible recording studio he has built at Florida State and how he learned just about everything about building it and setting it up through asking questions in forums

  • How this recording studio has enabled a number of his students to start businesses offering pre-screening audition recordings for other students

  • Why and how John formed an LLC

  • What you need to start a recording studio (and it's probably less than you think)

  • How they have progressed to making video

  • The entrepreneurial skills his students have learned through experiencing this recording project

  • A resource John would recommend for young musical entrepreneurs

Links:

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Don't miss the debut of the TEM Newsletter! Sign up to receive a free copy of 7 Things I Learned from the First 100 Episodes of TEM.

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes (I'm really close!) by leaving a rating and review.

Follow TEM on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo for Pedal Note Media

Jul 28, 2017

This TEM Short is in response to my conversation with The Bulletproof Musician's Noa Kageyama in TEM 101 where he spoke about the power of embracing the process.

"(Music) was a craft that I needed to work on every day to get better at and even now in other things I do, I'm always really kind of geeked out most about the process of getting better at something, sometimes even more than the activity or the craft itself. I think engaging in this continual improvement process is what really intrigues me."

—Noa Kageyama of The Bulletproof Musician

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

 

Jul 22, 2017

TEM 101: Noa Kageyama of the Bulletproof Musician on the Rule of Thirds, Building a Huge Email List and What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Performance Psychology

Noa Kageyama of The Juilliard School and The Bulletproof Musician talks about being a musical entrepreneur and what we can learn from performance psychology.

What You'll Learn:

  • The details of Noa's fascinating journey through the music journey which included moving to Japan at a young age for six months to study with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
  • How his desire to get out of orchestra at Oberlin led him to getting a double major in psychology
  • How he built such a great (and popular) website
  • How a friend challenged him to question whether he was approaching his music as a hobby or a profession
  • The importance of promoting yourself in a way that feels good to you and his advice on how to get comfortable promoting yourself
  • How his website and all of his online offerings have morphed over time
  • Noa's advice on getting comfortable with marketing yourself
  • How the Rule of Thirds keeps you focused on the people ready to hear your message
  • How long his average blog post takes to create
  • What as entrepreneurs we can learn from performance psychology
  • How he has built an email list of over 32,000 people
  • The advice Noa would give to a musical entrepreneur who is looking to branch out from "just" teaching or performing

Favorite Quotes:

  • "(Music) was a craft that I needed to work on every day to get better at and even now in other things I do, I'm always really kind of geeked out most about the process of getting better at something, sometimes even more than the activity or the craft itself. I think engaging in this continual improvement process is what really intrigues me."

  • "You have to find a way to market that feels right to you, that feels good to you. Like you're doing a service, not trying to take people's money away from them and cheat them in some way."

  • "The world doesn't become a better place by you hiding what it is that you can contribute."
  • "If you're not interested in promoting yourself, stay in your $#@%ing basement." (—Ben Folds)

Links:

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes (I'm really close!) by leaving a rating and review.

Follow TEM on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo for Pedal Note Media

 

Jul 11, 2017

 

I can't believe it but TEM has hit its 100th episode! Tens of thousands of downloads in 77 countries and all 50 states. That's hard to wrap my head around!

A huge thank you to everyone who has listened, commented, shared TEM with a friend, supported me through Patreon or in some other way helped to make the podcast a success. Also, to our producers and interns at Pedal Note Media, you guys rock!

And of course thank you to the incredible guests who have all donated their time to being interviewed. Turns out the most successful people in the music business are incredibly busy so it really is a sacrifice for them to carve out an hour for some tuba player to grill them about their career path. If you had told a younger me the list of people I would someday interview I would have told you you were nuts!

Even though it is a crazy amount of work, I'm having a blast doing this so no plans to stop any time soon. Here's to the next 100!

Topics Covered:

 

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes (I'm really close!) by leaving a rating and review.

Follow TEM on Instagram and Twitter

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo for Pedal Note Media

Jun 28, 2017

A Book Report (with the help of rock star co-host Dr. Joanna Hersey) on Roy Baumeister's Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes (I'm really close!) by leaving a rating and review.

Follow TEM on Instagram and Twitter

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo for Pedal Note Media

Jun 22, 2017

This TEM Short is in response to my conversation with 21CM's Mark Rabideau in TEM 97.

Mark spoke about being curious about not just the world we do live in, but the world you'd like to live in which head my head spinning in a good way!

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Jun 18, 2017

Seth Godin spoke to Juilliard students about the state of today's music business and what it takes to succeed and he has graciously allowed me to transcribe it and offer it to the TEM audience as a free ebook.

Click here to get your free copy of Seth Godin: Live at Carnegie Hall from TEM Books

Seth gave a predictably mind-blowing talk and every single musician in the world needs to hear what he had to say.

Follow TEM on Instagram and Twitter

TEM is produced by Joey Santillo for Pedal Note Media

Jun 15, 2017

Mark Rabideau of 21CM speaks about finding your own unique path and the skills needed to do that.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

You can help me reach two specific goals I've set for myself:

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes (I'm at 41 currently so getting close!) by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Jun 9, 2017

This TEM Short is in response to my interview with Tim Topham in Episode 95.

The best thing you can do when launching a product or service is already have a community built.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Jun 1, 2017

Australian piano teacher and performer Tim Topham shares how, through the use of a membership site, newsletter, podcast, blog and webinars, he was able to build a wildly successful piano teaching community in an already crowded space.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

If you are a fan of the show you can help me reach some specific goals I've set for TEM:

Help me get to 50 ratings and 50 reviews on iTunes. It takes just a minute and really helps people to find the podcast. Thanks to everyone who has already left a rating!

You can also help me get to 20 patrons on Patreons (and I'm really close!) 

Thanks for all the help spreading and supporting TEM. It means the world to me.

Produced by Joey Santillo

May 29, 2017

There actually is one true key to success and this is it.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

 

May 16, 2017

This TEM Short is in response to my interview with Steve Dillon in Episode 92.

How passion can lead to you becoming (and staying) an authority on a subject.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

 

May 6, 2017

The Entrepreneurial Musician just turned two! Hard to believe this little podcast has already made it two full years and over 90 episodes but here we are.

Thank you everyone who has supported the podcast through Patreon, through telling a friend or just through listening. Here's to another two years together!

Episode 92 features Steve Dillon of Dillon Music talking about his 30+ years in the music business. He touches on passion, becoming an authority and the importance of always thinking long-term.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

You can help me reach two specific goals I've set for myself:

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Apr 27, 2017

History is riddled with examples, both inside and outside of the music business, of people fighting reality and it not ending very well.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

You can help me reach two specific goals I've set for myself:

1. Help me get to my goal of $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Apr 21, 2017

Why it's vitally important to never pitch someone the wrong way and the one thing you have to keep in mind to make sure you're not.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

You can help me reach two specific goals I've set for myself:

1. Help me get to $25 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

 

Apr 14, 2017

Episode 89 of The Entrepreneurial Musician Podcast is a Book Report on the incredible kick in the pants that is Do The Work by Steven Pressfield. This book will fire you up!

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

There are three ways you can support TEM:

You can help me reach two specific goals I've set for myself:

1. Help me get to $25 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Apr 6, 2017

This TEM Short is in response to my interview with Peter Meechan in Episode 87.

How "Arnold Palmer Luck" can help propel any career forward.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Help me get to my $25 per episode goal on Patreon and get a mini-consultation with me! I'm only $1 per episode short!

And you can help me get to 50 ratings on iTunes. Thanks to everyone who has already left a rating!

Thanks for all the help spreading and supporting TEM. It means the world to me.

Produced by Joey Santillo

 

Mar 31, 2017

Peter Meechan is a professional composer from England who now resides in Canada. He has had compositions performed by the "President's Own" Marine Band, Edmonton Symphony, Black Dyke Brass Band and many other world class ensembles.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Help me get to my $25 per episode goal on Patreon and get a mini-consultation with me!

And you can help me get to 50 ratings on iTunes. Thanks to everyone who has already left a rating!

Thanks for all the help spreading and supporting TEM. It means the world to me.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Mar 24, 2017

This TEM Short is in response to my interview with Dana Fonteneau in Episode 85.

Are "external should's" holding you and your art back?

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Help me get to my $25 per episode goal on Patreon and get a mini-consultation with me!

And you can help me get to 50 ratings on iTunes. Thanks to everyone who has already left a rating!

Thanks for all the help spreading and supporting TEM. It means the world to me.

Produced by Joey Santillo

 

Mar 15, 2017

TEM 85: Dana Fonteneau on Figuring out Your "Why", Holding Yourself Accountable When You Work for Yourself and How She Got Her First Paid Clients Before She Had a Proven Track Record

Dana Fonteneau, the woman behind the WholeHearted Musician and the author of It's Not (JUST) About the Gig: A Musician's Guide to Creating the Mindset Which Leads to Career Success and Fulfillment, speaks about getting to know your why and how that informs everything you do as an entrepreneur.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Help me get to my $25 per episode goal on Patreon and get a mini-consultation with me!

And you can help me get to 50 ratings on iTunes. Thanks to everyone who has already left a rating!

Thanks for all the help spreading and supporting TEM. It means the world to me.

Produced by Joey Santillo

Mar 9, 2017

This TEM Short is in response to my interview with John Beder in Episode 83.

Is a lack of a deadline holding your project back?

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including links to all books and websites referenced in this episode can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

It would mean the world to me if you felt like making a small donation to support what I'm doing with TEM. You can find out more at:

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Joey Santillo

Mar 3, 2017

TEM 83: John Beder on Self-Awareness, Having Performance Anxiety as an Entrepreneur and Battling His Inner Resistance

Musician turned filmmaker John Beder talks about making the the film "Composed" and all the entrepreneurial lessons he learned along the way that can also apply to any musician.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

There are three ways you can support TEM:

1. Help with the ongoing costs of producing TEM by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help others find the podcast by leaving a rating and review over at iTunes

3. Share the podcast with a friend

Produced by Joey Santillo

Feb 23, 2017

A brief overview of The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, a book that changed how I view marketing and even informed the art I make.

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

 

There are three ways you can support TEM:

1. Help with the ongoing costs of producing TEM by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help others find the podcast by leaving a rating and review over at iTunes

3. Share the podcast with a friend

Produced by Joey Santillo

Feb 16, 2017

The two ways to make yourself famous (and which one is a lot easier!)

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

Are you a fan of TEM and want to help out the show?

Leave TEM a rating and a review at iTunes!

Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help: 

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Joey Santillo

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