100 episodes

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.

Making It with Chris G. Chris Goyzueta

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    • 4.9, 74 Ratings

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.

    #103: Kendall Corso - Co-Founder and COO of Backline, A Holistic Approach to Mental Health for Touring and Festival Personnel

    #103: Kendall Corso - Co-Founder and COO of Backline, A Holistic Approach to Mental Health for Touring and Festival Personnel

    Kendall Corso is the Co-Founder and COO of Backline. A company focused on the mental health of the people working behind the scenes of tours and festivals. Backline offers many services from referrals for counseling, courses in meditation, yoga, nutrition, support groups, and much more. Kendall got her start in the music industry in the touring and festival world and has first hand witnessed the struggle with mental health and issues such as depression, addiction, anxiety, suicide, and more.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #102: Micah Davidson - A Music Industry Serial Entrepreneur on being a Booking Agent, Talent Buyer, and Festival Producer

    #102: Micah Davidson - A Music Industry Serial Entrepreneur on being a Booking Agent, Talent Buyer, and Festival Producer

    Micah Davidson is the founder and CEO of Charlotte, NC based Midwood Entertainment. His company has multiple divisions in the live concert production realm. Starting as a Booking Agency whose team of agents now represent over 20 artists, and growing to producing music festivals and representing music venues as Talent Buyers across the United States.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    #101: Andrew Duhon - Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter on Bringing Value to Your Audience and Learning How to Pivot with Alternative Revenue Streams

    #101: Andrew Duhon - Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter on Bringing Value to Your Audience and Learning How to Pivot with Alternative Revenue Streams

    Andrew Duhon is a singer-songwriter based in New Orleans, LA. His second album, ‘The Moorings’, was Grammy Nominated for the best-engineered album. Duhon has been touring the United States and the UK for the last decade, starting completely DIY. Since COVID-19, he learned how to quickly pivot his business, and created alternative revenue streams through live streaming and Patreon, offering a new experience and value to his fans.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #100: Chris Goyzueta - A Journey Through Life with Tourette Syndrome while Promoting and Producing Over 2,500 Shows with Live Nation, AEG Presents, and Independently

    #100: Chris Goyzueta - A Journey Through Life with Tourette Syndrome while Promoting and Producing Over 2,500 Shows with Live Nation, AEG Presents, and Independently

    Chris Goyzueta is the host of Making It with Chris G and founder of the Making It Academy. For the 100th episode, the tables have been turned and producer Jason Trosclair interviews Chris on his journey in the music industry. We share stories and lessons from having produced and promoted over 2,500 shows with the world's biggest promoters, Live Nation and AEG Presents, and also having promoted hundreds of shows independently.

    • 2 hr 23 min
    #099: Ryan Murphy, of Huntsville Amphitheater and Venue Group, on Building Venues and Strong Communities with a Foundation of Punk Rock

    #099: Ryan Murphy, of Huntsville Amphitheater and Venue Group, on Building Venues and Strong Communities with a Foundation of Punk Rock

    Ryan Murphy is the President of Huntsville Venue Group and Head of Amphitheaters and Venues for Venue Group. His company is currently working with the city of Huntsville, AL to design, construct, and operate the Huntsville Amphitheater, an 8,000 seat venue. Prior to working with Venue Group, Ryan was the General Manager of St. Augustine Amphitheater and Director of Cultural Events Division for St. John’s County. He’s also the founder of St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Festival.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    #098: Rick Barker - Taking Your Independent Music Career to the Next Level Through Digital Marketing, Content Creation, and Building Relationships

    #098: Rick Barker - Taking Your Independent Music Career to the Next Level Through Digital Marketing, Content Creation, and Building Relationships

    Rick Barker is one of the leaders in the DIY Musician space. He is a phenomenal speaker, music business coach, mentor, digital marketer, and content creator. Rick has over 30 years of experience in the music industry having worked at the highest level in radio, with record labels, and artist management. He’s the former manager for Taylor Swift, and consultant for Sony Music.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Katug ,

Inspiring

Very inspiring and Idea rich podcasts very every industry and every walk of live. Great tool to hear different views and experiences from Entrepreneurs that started from scratch and never gave up. I teach CE classes and I’m on my profession since 40 yrs in every class I teach I lean as well. I encourage everyone to listen even if it is not your field I guarantee you will pick up a spark here and there that will give you a new inspiration. Way to go Chrisg!!!

Kim Guisao ,

Best Music Business Podcast

These episodes are so GREAT I had to share it with my friends who are artists. The content gives a variety of perspectives with descriptive dialogue, a tool that is scalable for those starting in the industry.

Punkowski ,

Best Music Business Podcast

This is without a doubt the best music business podcast out there. Packed with great advice.

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