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.
#114: Lady J. Bookums - Empowering DIY Musicians with Skills in Digital Marketing, Live Performance, Artist Development, and Generating Revenue
Lady J. Bookums is a Digital Marketing and Music Business expert, who coaches artists and helps them develop skills in digital marketing, live performance, release strategies, building revenue streams, and much more. In this conversation, we dive into some digital marketing strategies as well as Lady J.’s story, tips on releasing music, promoting music, branding and much more.
#113: Justin P. Slaughter & MC King Khan on Producing Music, Home Studios, and Building an Acting Career
Justin P. Slaughter has been on the podcast before on Episode 42, and returns to the show to share his journey in the world of acting. Since our last conversation, he’s been featured in Marvel films, worked on a movie with Kyle Chandler, and as well as wrestling legend the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. MC King Khan is a rapper, producer, and audio engineer who came to Texas all the way from Russia.
#112: Bujie Leichtweis - Production Assistant for Alice Cooper & Production Manager for Meridian Entertainment Group on Producing Shows for Promoters & On Tour
Bujie Leichtweis is the Production Assistant for Alice Cooper and Production Manager for Meridian Entertainment Group in Michigan. Having been on tour and working festivals and for venues on the promoter side, Bujie has deep experience on both sides of a production. She understands what the venue and promoter are looking for, and what the tour and artist’s team are looking for in a successful production.
#111: Clinton Sparks - DJ, Producer, Songwriter, Serial Entrepreneur, and Author on How to Win Big in the Music Business
Clinton Sparks is a world-renowned DJ, Producer, Songwriter, Serial Entrepreneur, and now Author. He’s a Grammy-nominated artist who has worked with artists such as Akon, Bun-B, Ludacris, Tyrese, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, Jordan Knight, and many more. Today, he’s also an author of the book “How to Win Big in the Music Business.”
#110: Ana Reina - Spiritual Educator and Artist Manager on Finding Your Purpose, Deep Meditation, and Finding the Right Manager
For many, one of the biggest questions we have in life is “what is my purpose?” Ana Reina is a Spiritual Educator, Artist Manager, and Music Business and Marketing Instructor. She has managed and guided artist's careers for over 15 years with a holistic approach. Ana has also been a music business and music marketing instructor at Full Sail University and LA Film School.
In this conversation, we talk about finding your purpose, deep meditation, and breathing techniques, finding the right manager to holistically guide your career, and much more.
To learn more about Ana Reina visit https://soulmanity101.com/.
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Host: Chris Goyzueta
Producer: Jason Trosclair
Executive Producer: Making It Academy
Music: Emily Kopp
#109: Luke Pierce of WORKS Entertainment and Promoter 101 on Building Artist Brands by Creating Communities, Content, and Digital Marketing
Building a powerful brand in today’s music business includes creative marketing strategies, recurring content, and building communities. Luke Pierce is one of the artist managers and the production manager for WORKS Entertainment, which works with Straight No Chaser, Home Free, Brass Against, Brian Culbertson, Brain Newman, John Mclaughlin, Lucky Chops, Morgan James, and Striking Matches. He’s also one of the hosts for the popular music industry touring podcast Promoter 101.
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This is my absolute favorite podcast, keep up the great work!
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!!!
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.