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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

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

    Episode 214: Interview with Scotty Willbanks of Luke Bryan's Band Created This Amazing Project

    Episode 214: Interview with Scotty Willbanks of Luke Bryan's Band Created This Amazing Project

    In this episode, Rick talks with Scotty Willbanks who is the keyboard player for Luke Bryan. With so many musician's and road guys out of work because of COVID, he wrote this song that some major superstars played on including Brad Paisley, Steve Warner and Jonathan Cain of Journey.

    All proceeds benefit Music Cares

    You can see the video and listen to the song here: www.quarantineallstars.com

    Follow Rick at www.rickbarker.com


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    • 33 min
    Episode 213: To Me, This is Artist Development...

    Episode 213: To Me, This is Artist Development...

    In this episode, Rick talks about what Artist Development truly means, what to focus on and what to avoid.

    He will also share one of the most ridiculous emails he has received lately.

    Resources mentioned:

    www.singingsuccess.com

    www.beatacademy.com

    www.rickbarker.com/resources


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    Episode 212: Behind The Spotify Playlists: Your Questions Answered...

    Episode 212: Behind The Spotify Playlists: Your Questions Answered...

    In this episode, Rick dives into a recent Spotify Blog Article. You can read the entire article here: https://artists.spotify.com/blog/behind-the-playlists-your-questions-answered-by-our-playlist-editors

    Follow Rick on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rickbarkermusic/




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    Episode 211: Interview with JR Schumann from Sirius XM The Highway

    Episode 211: Interview with JR Schumann from Sirius XM The Highway

    Every Artist wants their song on the radio. In this episode, I share a portion of an hour-long conversation with Program Director JR Schumann of Sirius XM The Highway. If you would like to hear the entire episode click here https://rickbarker.com/JR

    This is relevant no matter what genre of music...


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    Episode 210: What To Post on Social Media?

    Episode 210: What To Post on Social Media?

    I get asked every day "What should I post on Social Media?" Today we discuss that in detail and also for the first time I am doing a joint Podcast at YouTube Video.

    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/rickbarkermusic

    Free Social Media Presentation www.socialmediaformusic.com

    Management Presentation www.managemymusiccareer.com


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    Episode 209: What Are You Doing Now, To Protect Your Future?

    Episode 209: What Are You Doing Now, To Protect Your Future?

    Are you making the necessary changes to handle adversity in your business? It is not too late, to shift your focus.

    The work you out in now will absolutely change the game for you...

    www.socialmediaformusic.com


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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

LordSASKYofRUC ,

Epic Awesomeness

Rick Barker is a Genius...He is Epic to the point no holds barred approach to teaching us all is priceless...World Class Epic 🤘🎼❤️🎸🤘🏽⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Awesomeness

Michael Bercier ,

Rick is the best, his podcast does not disappoint!

They don't call him the Gary Vee of the music industry for nothing. I'm 125 episodes in and I've already gotten more value out of this podcast than at some music conferences (networking aside). Broad range of topics covered and almost each episode has a rabbit hole to go down (guest speaker, new website to check out, strategy to try...). I don't even listen to it on here but I just came to write him a review. That's the power of Ricky B!

Elyse Aeryn ,

Trusted advice and major motivation!

This podcast found me at just the right time. I was ready to start taking music seriously but had no idea how to get started at playing for more than just my dog. Since listening to Rick, I've started playing shows, recorded and uploaded music to SoundCloud, and always have a daily plan of action to keep moving forward. On top of that I feel more confident and motivated than ever. He's connected me to many more valuable resources and I feel like I can confidently trust the advice of Rick and his colleagues!

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