236 episodes

Rick Barker is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN.
He is a manager, entrepreneur, author, and consultant focusing on the recent changes in the music business. By sharing his experience and insider tips, he helps his clients understand the music business and fast-tracks their steps to success.
While those things describe his business life, the titles that he loves most are the ones which describe his personal life: Sober, Christian, Husband, and Father.
Rick grew up in Alabama and was raised by a single mom. Growing up with very little in way of money and res Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast Rick Barker

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Rick Barker is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN.
He is a manager, entrepreneur, author, and consultant focusing on the recent changes in the music business. By sharing his experience and insider tips, he helps his clients understand the music business and fast-tracks their steps to success.
While those things describe his business life, the titles that he loves most are the ones which describe his personal life: Sober, Christian, Husband, and Father.
Rick grew up in Alabama and was raised by a single mom. Growing up with very little in way of money and res Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/support

    Episode 235: The Difference Between "Talent & Artist" with Mr. CSA2k

    Episode 235: The Difference Between "Talent & Artist" with Mr. CSA2k

    In this episode, I am joined by Terrell "Mr. CSA2k" Varnes. We discuss many things to help artists including the difference between being a person who is talented, and a person who is an artist. 

    You can connect with Terrell Mr. CSA2k Here:

    Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook are all @mrcsa2k

    Here is a link to his past show episodes:

    **Every Sunday 10am EST**

    https://www.coalitionkingdom.com/newmusicsundayreview

    Also here is Dash Radio link:

    https://dashradio.com/southside

    Company website:

    https://www.coalitionkingdom.com/

    www.rickbarker.com

    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/


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    • 26 min
    EPISODE 234: Thoughts on 2021

    EPISODE 234: Thoughts on 2021

    No more resolutions, just some things I feel I need to do better and ideas I wanted to share to help you also.

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    www.rickbarker.com


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    Episode 233:(PART 2) Your Past Does Not Define Your Future ( Rick's Personal Journey)

    Episode 233:(PART 2) Your Past Does Not Define Your Future ( Rick's Personal Journey)

    As we finish up with my story and 2020, we get into how I ended up managing Taylor Swift. Also some very valuable lessons about being different and how that can be an advantage, especially today.

    Pollstar Story about Rick and Taylor 

    www.rickbarker.com


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    • 29 min
    Episode 232:(PART 1) Your Past Does Not Define Your Future ( Rick's Personal Journey)

    Episode 232:(PART 1) Your Past Does Not Define Your Future ( Rick's Personal Journey)

    Many know Rick as Taylor Swift's former manager, consultant to Major Record Labels, Husband and Father. Over the past 7 years, his online and personal training has helped thousands of indie artists achieve their dreams of making money with their music. But there was a life before Taylor and many don't know his story. In the first part of this two-part series, Rick will take you on his personal journey and he holds nothing back. 

    Follow Rick from his website www.rickbarker.com






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    • 31 min
    EPISODE 231: New Strategy for HASHTAGS ###

    EPISODE 231: New Strategy for HASHTAGS ###

    At some point, things change and we have to change with them. One of those is the use of HASHTAGS#...

    In this episode, Rick will explain why and how to fix the problem...

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    Episode 230: How to Deal With Overwhelm?

    Episode 230: How to Deal With Overwhelm?

    In this episode, Rick discusses a very common problem and some of his tips for dealing with Overwhelm...

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Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

The Dwelling Light ,

Honest and informative

There is a lot of music industry advice available to independent musicians these days. Rick not only has his finger on the pulse for the knowledge he teaches (by staying up to date with trends and the latest strategies), he has a no BS, "trim the fat" approach to teaching, which I greatly appreciate. This approach takes out the overwhelm, confusion and ineffectiveness that can come with trying to be an independent artist.

What I particularly love about this podcast and Rick's approach to teaching, is his honesty in admitting his strengths and weaknesses. When he does not know something, he finds and interviews other experts that compliment his knowledge and skills, to find the answer. It takes a person who is committed to serving others to do something like this. It is selfless, egoless and inspiring.

Thank you so much for all you give Rick.

One Proud Monkey ,

Great insight

This podcast pulls no punches but is full of information and is great for anyone trying to figure out their path in this cluttered music industry

DWM Entertainment - Dayna ,

Real content & Great Knowledge

Rick always delivers new content and is inspiring to listen to.

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