Chris G. has been in the Music Business since 2006 as a concert promoter, artist manager, and booking agent. “Making It” is not about being on top of the charts, winning mainstream awards, or having millions of social media followers. Though those things are nice, that’s a very small percentage of the industry. “Making It” is about having conversations with people that do what they love full time, instead of being stuck with a career they hate. Throughout his journey, Chris has met many inspiring individuals who have in his eyes “made it” and who have an abundant amount of stories and wisdom that should be shared with the world of aspiring creatives, musicians, actors, athletes, and entrepreneurs. The objective of this podcast is to educate and motivate individuals by sharing stories of people who are “making it” every day.
#133: Katie Zaccardi - Properly Launching Your Patreon or Next Album, Single, and Marketing Campaign
Katie Zaccardi is a singer-songwriter and music business coach that’s focused on helping women in the music industry build sustainable careers and multiply their income without stress and self-doubt. The last time she was on the show was episode #095, where we focused on mental health in the music industry, and especially for creative. In this episode, we go deep into an artist’s launch strategy for their next project whether that’s a Patreon page, new album, single, or just a marketing campaign in ge
#132: Isabella Bedoya - Finding Your True Fans & Building Free Organic Funnels
Isabella Bedoya helps independent artists establish profitable music careers so they can get paid doing what they love. She is the founder of The Fame Hackers, a four-step approach for musicians that want to go from "starving musician" to "superstar."
#131: Dr. Corinne Devin - Becoming a More Confident and Authentic Public Speaker
Dr. Corinne Devin: US Navy Commander, Orthodontist, Motivational Speaker, World Traveler, and reigning International Ms. 2020. As a multi-passionate woman, she has learned to not only balance her passions but use them to make her a better officer. In this conversation, we discuss public speaking, and how becoming a better public speaker can help you be more confident, perform better at job interviews, pitching, and much more.
#130: Erin M. Jacobson - Music Publishing Deals & How to Become An Entertainment Attorney
Erin M. Jacobson is an internationally recognized attorney, experienced deal negotiator, and a seasoned advisor of intellectual property rights who protects musicians, songwriters, music publishers, and a wide variety of other music professionals.
#129 Jonathan Stone - Co-Founder of Rocket Songs on Music Publishing for Independent Artists
Jonathan Stone is the co-Founder of Rocket Songs where independent artists can legally license songs from some of the top songwriters in the world. Stone has been in the music publishing world since 1974 having worked with artists with the legendary Quincy Jones. In this conversation, we discuss how Rocket Songs works and how independent artists can license and release music with the platform, publishing deals, stories from his journey in the industry, and much more.
#128: Mike Mauer - Building Your Music Marketing Arsenal And Learning How to Pivot And Build New Skills for the Music Industry During a Global Pandemic
Mike Mauer is the Head of Marketing for White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX. With over a decade of music marketing experience and promoting some of the biggest festivals in the United States, Mike has a deep expertise and understanding of all things marketing and the music industry. In this conversation, we discuss many different marketing strategies and how people can build and develop new skills to prepare themselves for the future and next chapter of the music industry.
Making It with Chris G. is by far the most informative and inspiring podcast about the music industry out there. The knowledge that he and his guests share is invaluable to anyone in the music industry, from executives to artists. Plus Chris is a personable and talented host. Thank you for your sharing your work.
Great advice for life
Chris brings on a great variety of guest who share their struggles as well as lessons and learn on how to make it in a world that is constantly changing. A great listen for your daily commute or when you’re at home and would like some inspiration
I’m a high school student interested in getting involved in the music industry, and this podcast is super helpful, interesting, and informative! Chris really knows what he’s talking about and so do his guests!