Rock Star Today Podcast helps musicians quit their day jobs. Interviews with Ted Talk Speakers, Best Selling Authors and other Entrepreneurs outside the music business give actionable advice to the reality that being in a band is like running a small business. Time to rock your business like you rock the stage!
Eric Alper: Lessons from a Musicaholic Publicist
Eric Alper is a freelance Music Publicist, SiriusXM host, shameless idealist, lifelong musicaholic and a question machine on Twitter.
Eric has worked with just about every single band, from all genres, that you can possibly think of.
In this episode, we speak of Eric’s origin story, his business ethos, why he helps new unknown artists, what to do and not to do on Social Media, and the power of gratitude.
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Paula Danylevich: How To Create Hype For Your Band
Paula Danylevich is the founder of Hype Music, an independent publicity, specialty radio promotion, and artist consulting company based in Toronto, Canada.
Paula works with the likes of Sum 41, Matthew Good and past clients include Anthrax, Blondie, Hall & Oats, Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Motorhead, Primus, ZZ Top.
In this episode, we discuss the dos and don'ts of releasing music, getting on playlists, creating your brand, and what you need to do before hiring a publicists.
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Jamie Roberts: Helping Musicians Find Their Story and Stand Out With PR
Jamie Roberts is the founder of For the Win Media, with over 25 years experience in publicity, marketing, artist relations, event planning, talent booking and coordinating philanthropic efforts for her clients.
She is a Ninja for clients.
In this episode, we explore role of a publicist, when you should hire one, and what can you do to promote yourself in the meantime.
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ELMNT: The Art of Producing And Dreaming Big
ELMNT is a producer (Gorillaz), artist, Juno judge, barber and founder of Free 99 Records.
One act of courage led ELMNT to burn the boats and buy a one-way ticket to London, vowing not to return until some magic happened.
He soon found himself working with music’s top talents, not only learning the ropes of producing a record, but discovering that dreaming big is just as easy as dreaming small.
In this episode, we speak about the process behind producing a record, what the Junos are looking for when choosing a winner and how to run a record label with an abundance mindset and make the artist shine.
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Leah Siegel: Unlocking Communication to Build Stronger Relationships and Heal Wounds.
Leah Siegel has toured the world with her band Leisure Cruise, but the need to fix communication in her relationship triggered the creation of a simple, yet powerful framework to help people hear each other, without hurting each other.
Join us for this discussion about healing wounds, unlocking the power of your own body and discover the Spar-Card framework to help you have the hard conversations.
Leah is a Certified EFT Practitioner, Speaker, Healer and counsellor, and a Rock Star!
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Meagan Metcalf: Creating Atmosphere with Lighting Advice for Stadiums to Bars.
Meagan Metcalf is a lighting designer for some of the biggest acts today.
She is the trusted advisor for: Sofi Tukker, Metric, St Vincent, Sheryl Crow, Death Cab For Cutie, MGMT, Janelle Monae and Kings of Leon...just to name a few.
In this episode we discuss the importance of lighting, what do to when things go awry, how to use lighting to create the perfect atmosphere and if you don't have $100k to spend on lights...what can you with a $1k budget?
Join us on this illuminating journey.
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I love the way Randal does his interviews. Deep dives and he is able to extract great tips.
Amazing Content for Musicians
Really practical advice from outside the box. I enjoy how it’s advice from entrepreneurs that are not in the music business, so it’s fresh advice.
Great podcast for Artist Entrepreneurs!
I’ve been really enjoying this podcast because it gives great tips on how artists can make a living off of their music. Excellent guests and host does a great job of making the conversation smooth. Always looking forward to a new episode!