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Oct 31, 2019

TEM194: It's all about engagement

Whether it's prospective clients or already converted true fans, it's all about engagement.

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On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • Why engagement is more important in today's music business than ever before
  • Remarkable examples of audience engagement from Time for Three, Travelin' Light and Phish
  • True fan engagement at its best courtesy of Taylor Swift and Umphrey's McGee
  • How to engage with prospective clients in a remarkable way

Links:

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Andrew Hitz

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

Oct 24, 2019

TEM193: Finding your five adjectives and the power of outsourcing - A conversation with acclaimed artist Mark G. Meadows

Mark G. Meadows is a musician, actor and teacher based in the Washington DC area and my colleague at Shenandoah Conservatory.

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Did you know there are two episodes of TEM every single week? TEM Extra is a weekly episode available exclusively to patrons of the show.

On Last Week's TEM Extra:

  • Why most people will be against you whenever you try to change the culture somewhere
  • One hell of a quote from Les Brown about aiming high and dreaming big
  • The importance of consistently shipping your art when it comes to converting people into true fans (and serving the true fans you already have!)

Listen to last week's TEM Extra here.

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On Today’s Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • Why being a good person comes out in your music and in your relationships
  • The universe will tell you what your passion is if you listen to it
  • The crazy story about Mark landing a lead role in a musical when he wasn’t an actor!
  • Mark’s remarkable bio (it includes a mission statement!) and how being an outsider growing up informs that mission statement and his art to this day
  • Finding your five adjectives
  • Why the best feedback can sometimes come from people you don’t know
  • Outsourcing and why anything you can teach someone else to do is something you shouldn’t be doing yourself
  • A reminder that everything (from delegating tasks to making your art) is a practice

Links:

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Andrew Hitz

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

Oct 17, 2019

TEM192: Don't let technology use you - A conversation on productivity with Lance LaDuke

For this week's episode I am joined by my Pedal Note Media partner, Lance LaDuke, for a conversation on technology and productivity.

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Did you know there are two episodes of TEM every single week? TEM Extra is a weekly episode available exclusively to patrons of the show.

On Last Week's TEM Extra:

  • A tweet by Dan Hockenmaier that exaggerates a point about how passion isn't everything but still hits on something incredibly important
  • Making art that fills a need
  • Some wisdom from Yoko Ono via fellow musician Alan Theisen about living on someone else's schedule
  • Going against the grain of the many different cultures we are all engrained within (and why that's so hard sometimes)
  • The career course corrections I am constantly experiencing by interviewing such brilliant people for TEM

Listen to last week's TEM Extra here.

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On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • If you make something for 90 days in a row and then don't on day 91, would anyone notice?
  • Thinking of a social media platform as an infinity pool and realizing you are the product
  • The entrepreneurial lessons you can learn from a trip to the grocery store
  • The spirit behind minimalism and how it can apply to entrepreneurs
  • Carving out time to be creative as an individual or as an organization
  • Finding your creative rhythm and knowing when in the day to do your creative work and when to do your busy work
  • The shifting collaborative schedule this fall for Pedal Note Media and how we finally seemed to have settled on a good rhythm
  • Lance's trick to not waste hours a day on social media
  • Having the self-awareness to know when it would be best for you to change a behavior or some aspect of your life
  • A system that Lance used this summer to leverage a Sudoku game he was playing into regular productivity
  • How good we both are at doing busy work done when we have important work to do

Links:

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Andrew Hitz

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

Oct 10, 2019

TEM191: Keep asking

Sometimes all you have to do is keep asking. Or do you?

Did you know there are two episodes of TEM every single week? TEM Extra is a weekly episode available exclusively to patrons of the show.

On Last Week's TEM Extra:

  • The list of traits Gary Vauynerchuk values more than skills
  • The most important things to look for in a business partner
  • A reminder from Eunbi Kim on the importance of contracts and planning for worst case scenarios
  • Putting my money where my mouth is (in regards to if no one ever thinks you charge too much money then you aren't charging enough)

Head to Patreon to gain access today!

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The no's will come and you just have to keep asking
  • Getting the three yes's takes a lot of rejection
  • The limitless number of reasons why someone may say no to you at any given moment
  • Keep showing up
  • Sometimes you just have to find your people rather than trying to turn others into your people (and this also goes for institutions)

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Andrew Hitz

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

Oct 3, 2019

TEM190: Dont fit in

A series of questions to ask yourself to make sure your art isn't fitting in.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • In today's music business, fitting in is the kiss of death
  • A series of questions to ask yourself to make sure your art isn't fitting in

Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!

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

Produced by Andrew Hitz

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

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