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Nov 16, 2019

TEM196: Why Starbucks isn't overpriced

Why I don't think Starbucks is overpriced even though I'm not a fan of their coffee.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • How Starbucks sells more than just coffee
  • Why artists must think about the entire experience we are offering rather than just the art in a vacuum
  • A reminder that not everyone will sign up for the experience you are offering
  • What we as artists can learn from a world-class restaurant

Links:

  • TEM Extra: Episode 10 - A bonus episode with Mark G. Meadows discussing the vital need to outsource aspects of your business, the advice he would give to his college-aged self if he could go back in time, and the importance of creating a network early because you will need people along the way

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

1. Hear an extra TEM episode every single week while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: 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

Nov 7, 2019

TEM195: I've never heard of you (and that's not a problem)

Why we shouldn't sweat it when someone who is our ideal potential customer has never heard of us.

***Let me help you connect with more fans and make more money in the music business. Get a free consultation from TEM Coaching today***

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The reminder I received last week that you no one has heard of everything
  • Why we can't spend a lot of energy worrying about people having heard of us or our art rather than making art the world can't live without
  • The YouTube channel I'd never heard of that has over 10 million subscribers (and that makes content I love!)

Links:

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

1. Hear an extra TEM episode every single week while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: 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 31, 2019

TEM194: It's all about engagement

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

***Let me help you connect with more fans and make more money in the music business. Get a free consultation from TEM Coaching today***

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

Sep 24, 2019

TEM189: Dale Trumbore Quotes

This episode of TEM features my favorite quotes from my conversation with composer Dale Trumbore in TEM144.

Quotes:

  • “My idea of success as I defined it as I was 18 was ‘I will know I am successful when I am making my living as a composer’ and that’s shifted over the years as I mentioned before. I have eight piano students. I’m happy to have them. I’m happy to have a source of steady income.”

  • “I love having the morning to do business things and the afternoon to do creative things. Again, that’s what works for me. I know everyone’s different. But once you find your own personal creative rhythm you should do everything in your power to make that possible and to create and carve out that space for yourself.”

  • “That particular essay is also about not getting so attached to particular performers. Like, ‘oh if this one chorus just did my music I would feel like I made it. I’d feel like I was finally successful. I’d get a ton more commissions as a result. That might be true, but looking at my career, and looking at my friends’ careers too, it is very rare that one single performance has that kind of effect.”

  • “Feeling like you have any obligation to put anything on your website is a recipe for disaster I think. It’s up to you completely how you structure your website and what you put on it and why.”

  • "You do all this research and it might take five minutes. You don't have to dig deep into the history of what this ensemble has done. But you get a really good feeling for the kind of music that they do and then you look at your own catalog and you see what music you have that would be a good fit for them. An actual, real good fit. And then you say something like 'I think this piece would be a really good fit for you because I've noticed that you loved doing this piece' or 'you did a really beautiful performance of this piece and so I thought you might enjoy my piece."

  • "I've found too that just labeling things when they come up is so helpful. Recognizing that something is a pattern and that it comes up every time and knowing that you can be like 'Oh, this is the day where I hate everything I've written and tomorrow or two days later it's gonna be fine again.' That helps you move through it, again, without attaching any additional stress or anxiety to that moment."

  • "It's okay if things take time and they will take time. And if you set a very, very narrow, specific goal for yourself you're not very likely to succeed."

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

Sep 17, 2019

TEM188: Don't go wide (TEM Short)

A TEM Short on resisting the urge to go wide with your art.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • Resisting the urge to go wide
  • Why doing so is a form of hiding

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 iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes 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

Sep 10, 2019

 

TEM187: Evolving your organization to increase your impact and being flexible as an entrepreneur - A conversation with David Reynolds, Jr.

David Reynolds Jr. is a music educator in Fairfax County, Virginia and the founder of Vienna Jammers.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • How the Vienna Jammers got their start
  • Why they needed to officially separate from Fairfax County Public Schools in order to grow the project
  • The decision to form a nonprofit in 2012 and the reasons behind it
  • Acquiring skills to further your mission (whether that is strategic planning for a nonprofit or building your own marimbas!)
  • The importance of keeping a growth mindset as an entrepreneur and an educator
  • The power of the word "yet"
  • The evolution of the Board of Directors and their roll within Vienna Jammers
  • "Every year we get really good at something."
  • Founder's syndrome
  • The future of Vienna Jammers

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 iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes 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

 

Sep 3, 2019

TEM186: The key is showing up (TEM Short)

The key to doing anything well is simply continuing to show up.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The benefits you get when you continue to show up
  • Making a commitment and honoring it

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 iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes 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

Aug 27, 2019

TEM185: Becoming a published composer while still in middle school and resisting the expectations of others in order to blaze your own path - A conversation with composer Tyler S. Grant

Tyler S. Grant is a composer, conductor and music educator based in Alabama.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The business reason behind adding a middle initial to his name
  • How he ended up meeting and working with his mentor, Brian Balmages
  • The many things Brian has taught him including how to balance your career with the rest of your life
  • There is something we can learn from absolutely anyone in the music business
  • The meaningful connections Tyler made with guest artists as a college student by volunteering to drive them to and from the airport
  • His first composition for band which was only 90 seconds long and took him months to write (which got performed at the Midwest Clinic!)
  • Why he felt like he had arrived when he got that first piece published and as a result didn't release anything in the following year
  • Being that driven from an early age and the lessons he learned along the way
  • Learning to resist the expectations of the industry and others so you can find your own artistic path
  • Why having a degree in something, while valuable, is not a requirement to creating art
  • His decision to self-publish his music and to form an LLC
  • The crazy schedule he kept as a college student to be an in-demand self-published composer (including enlisting the help of his fellow students to get orders out)
  • Hiring a "ghost printer" to keep up with demand and how that kept his sanity

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 iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes 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

Aug 20, 2019

TEM184: If she could do it, you can too

You might not be too busy. It might just be an issue of priorities. An episode inspired by the incredible Toni Morrison.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The incredible story of how Toni Morrison didn't get published until she was a 39-year-old single mother
  • The story we frequently tell ourselves (we're too "busy") when it's actually just an issue of priorities
  • Being okay with admitting to yourself that something isn't a top priority

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 iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes 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

Aug 13, 2019

TEM183: Embracing the business elements of music and common mistakes that will tank your career: A conversation with Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins

Joel Cummins is the keyboardist for Umphrey's McGee and the author of The Realist's Guide to a Successful Music Career.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • Joel's brand new book, The Realist's Guide to a Successful Music Career (trust me - it's awesome!)
  • Why we have to embrace the career and business elements of music if we want to have successful and fulfilling careers
  • The Passion Test
  • The importance of finding like-minded artists to collaborate with (one of the secrets to the enormous success of Umphrey's McGee)
  • Common mistakes that will tank your career as a musician

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 iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes 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

Aug 6, 2019

TEM182: Aligning your priorities and actions for a new year (TEM Short)

For many in the music business, September 1st serves as a reset which is a great time to align our goals and actions.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • September 1st marks the start of a new academic year as well as a reset for much of the music business, which serves as an opportunity to make sure our priorities and current actions are in alignment
  • An exercise to bring these into alignment
  • A trick to figure out what your priorities really are
  • Why perfect alignment should not be your immediate goal

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 iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes 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

Jul 30, 2019

TEM181: Owning your own network and turning an idea into a product- A conversation with Truelinked CEO Sune Hjerrild

Sune Hjerrild is a former professional tenor and the CEO of Truelinked.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The story behind Sune losing all of his opera contacts in France that led him to realize how vital it is for musicians to own their own network
  • The importance of not having all of your career eggs in one basket
  • The original idea behind TrueLinked and how it has pivoted over time
  • The decision to purchase OperaBase and why that brought so much value to the platform
  • The importance of reaching customers where they are already hanging out
  • The conversation Sune had with an entrepreneur on a short flight that inspired him to get to work on his idea which eventually became Truelinked
  • The "Four Big A's" that Truelinked serves: Arts organizations, artists, agencies and audience
  • Why good agents are still the heart of connectivity in the opera world
  • The "zero error culture" many musicians are raised in and why we have to battle that if we want to be successful entrepreneurs

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

Jul 23, 2019

TEM180: The rule of thirds (TEM Short)

The best advice I've ever received about speaking to an audience.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The unintended side effects of catering to the people who are only kind of digging your presentation (spoiler: it waters down the message that is resonating with your true fans)

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

Jul 17, 2019

TEM179: Discovering your own space and finding collaborators who are deeply commited - A conversation with Eunbi Kim

Eunbi Kim is a pianist, teacher and entrepreneur based in New York City.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • How Angela Beeching changed her life by teaching her how to find her own space within the music business and the world
  • Eunbi's project Murakami Music and all that went into making it a reality
  • The importance of communication and contracts with people you collaborate with (and why the best time to discuss things like exit strategies is when everyone is getting along)
  • Her textbook email asking me about appearing on TEM
  • Bespoken, a music mentoring organization founded by Eunbi and Gina Izzo
  • The dangers of comparing your real self to someone else's social media self
  • The teacher she had in college who was so abusive that she became overcome with crippling self-doubt and how she came through the performance even stronger
  • Why ego-based fear is so damaging to artists
  • The power of affirming your own good intentions

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

Jun 8, 2019

TEM178: Purple Cow by Seth Godin (TEM Book Report)

A Book Report on an all-time classic, Purple Cow by Seth Godin. 

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • What is a Purple Cow and how do you make one
  • The best marketing possible is making your product more remarkable
  • In today's over-saturated world, only things that are truly remarkable are not invisible
  • The importance of measuring things (and why anything you measure can be improved)
  • The single most impactful thing I've ever read in a Seth Godin book (no, really!)

Links:

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

May 17, 2019

TEM177 The only morning routine you will ever need (TEM Short)

A TEM Short inspired by a new feature on the TEM Blog, the Tweet of the Week.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • Author James Clear's take on morning routines
  • The byproduct of his simple, two-step routine

Links:

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

May 12, 2019

TEM176: Managing burnout, not waiting to live your best life and streamlining tasks - A conversation with Elisa Janson Jones

Elisa Janson Jones is an entrepreneur, author, educator and the founder of the International Music Educator Summit.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The crazy number of projects she has going in addition to her full-time teaching job
  • How she successfully pitched SmartMusic about doing a podcast for them
  • The thought process behind getting an MBA and the work that has led to
  • The key to improving anything
  • The inspiration for her two books (which were both written for very specific business reasons)
  • Why writing a grant is just like writing a business plan (and why you have to help the organization you're pitching to fulfill their mission)
  • Why Elisa doesn't believe in work/life balance
  • The inspiration for the International Music Education Summit and how she decided to price it
  • The importance of streamlining processes to save time down the road
  • How she used research and testing to build the summit
  • The changes that the summit has undergone in just two years
  • The ownership everyone feels when they are a part of a community
  • Elisa's incredible life story that has included becoming a mother during college and surviving a very difficult marriage and how those experiences helped to change her mindset about business and life
  • Living the life you want to live because none of us are promised a tomorrow

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

May 3, 2019

TEM175: No one has seven ideas (TEM Short)

A TEM Short inspired by a quote about ideas from Dr. David Cutler.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • "You never meet anyone with with seven ideas. They either have a couple of ideas or they have a thousand."
  • How I transformed myself from a couple of ideas guy to a thousand ideas guy
  • An exercise to help you generate more and better ideas

Links:

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

Apr 29, 2019

TEM174: Sam Pilafian on producing

Sam Pilafian was a legendary producer, entrepreneur, performer and pedagogue.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • The app Sam recommended to get my ears totally ready for the session
  • The number one job of any producer (it's not what you might think)
  • Why a producer has to be "the continuity expert"
  • How to organize a take sheet to make things easier when the edits are done
  • The many entrepreneurial lessons I learned from Sam's approach to producing

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

Apr 18, 2019

TEM173: Spotted Online featuring Brodie Welch, Seth Godin and Sam Pilafian

Spotted Online features thought-provoking articles, podcast episodes and YouTube clips pertaining to all aspects of being a successful musical entrepreneur.

On today's episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician I talk about:

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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

Apr 12, 2019

TEM172: Don't wait until it is too late (TEM Short)

After losing my mentor, Sam Pilafian, last week, a plea to all of us to not put things off until a tomorrow that may never come.

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

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

Produced by Drake Domingue

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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