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A music business show made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration, and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The show is written and hosted by Simon Tam, an industry professional who is the founder of The Slants Foundation, author of multiple books, and longtime mentor/speaker at SXSW, the DIY Musician Conference, and other major events.

Music Business Hacks Simon Tam

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    • 5.0, 29 Ratings

A music business show made for artists who are looking for clear information, inspiration, and application for their careers. Ideas are broken down into steps that musicians can use to advance their career. The show is written and hosted by Simon Tam, an industry professional who is the founder of The Slants Foundation, author of multiple books, and longtime mentor/speaker at SXSW, the DIY Musician Conference, and other major events.

    In Between Episodes – Aspen Jacobsen 3

    In Between Episodes – Aspen Jacobsen 3

    As part of the D.I.Y Accelerator Program and Scaling Up series on this show, I’m providing the full recorded calls with the artists so that you can get complete transparency with our conversations (as well as hear more about the work we’re assigning based on their goals). It also allows you to hear what a consultation/coaching call is like and to dive more deeply into the artists who are in this mentoring program.
    This is the third call with Aspen Jacobsen. Check out her work here: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    And listen to the full episode of this program here: www.musicbusinesshacks.com/370

    • 1 hr 38 min
    In Between Episodes – Maxximo 3

    In Between Episodes – Maxximo 3

    As part of the D.I.Y Accelerator Program and Scaling Up series on this show, I’m providing the full recorded calls with the artists so that you can get complete transparency with our conversations (as well as hear more about the work we’re assigning based on their goals). It also allows you to hear what a consultation/coaching call is like and to dive more deeply into the artists who are in this mentoring program.
    This is the third call with Maxximo. Check out his work here: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    And listen to the full episode of this program here: www.musicbusinesshacks.com/370

    • 1 hr 16 min
    In Between Episodes – Darro 3

    In Between Episodes – Darro 3

    As part of the D.I.Y Accelerator Program and Scaling Up series on this show, I’m providing the full recorded calls with the artists so that you can get complete transparency with our conversations (as well as hear more about the work we’re assigning based on their goals). It also allows you to hear what a consultation/coaching call is like and to dive more deeply into the artists who are in this mentoring program.
    This is the third call with Darro.
    Check out Darro here: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    And listen to the full episode of this program here: www.musicbusinesshacks.com/370

    • 1 hr 39 min
    #370 - Scaling Up pt. 3: Music Marketing That Works

    #370 - Scaling Up pt. 3: Music Marketing That Works

    This season, we’re partnering up with CD Baby to provide six months of mentoring and coaching to three artists in different genres and different stages of their career. You’ll get insights as to the kind of advice appropriate for building a scalable and sustainable career while getting to hear about their actual metrics. As the season unfolds, you’ll get to hear what works or what doesn’t work so well for these artists and learn how you can launch your own career as well.
    In the third episode from this series, we'll be focusing on hashtag strategies, better outreach, and audience-focused music marketing that actually works. If you've been struggling with the use of hashtags or want to know how to quickly build your fanbase, this is the episode for you.
    Follow the artists:
    Aspen Jacobsen – teenage singer-songwriter: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Darro – indie/pop punk band: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Maxximo – Pop/electronic solo artist: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    If you would like to funding for The Slants Foundation effort to counter hate with art or to support our grant program, check out www.theslants.org/counteringhate
    Also, Join us in Austin at the DIY Musician Conference: Use promo code DIYCON30 to save $30 off the registration. At the convention, we’ll be unveiling all of the final numbers from our six months of coaching and you’ll get to meet the artists in person.

    • 36 min
    In Between Episodes - Darro 2

    In Between Episodes - Darro 2

    As part of the D.I.Y Accelerator Program and Scaling Up series on this show, I’m providing the full recorded calls with the artists so that you can get complete transparency with our conversations (as well as hear more about the work we’re assigning based on their goals). It also allows you to hear what a consultation/coaching call is like and to dive more deeply into the artists who are in this mentoring program.
    This is the second call with Darro. Check out their work here: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    And listen to the full episode of this program here: www.musicbusinesshacks.com/369 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    In Between Episodes - Maxximo 2

    In Between Episodes - Maxximo 2

    As part of the D.I.Y Accelerator Program and Scaling Up series on this show, I’m providing the full recorded calls with the artists so that you can get complete transparency with our conversations (as well as hear more about the work we’re assigning based on their goals). It also allows you to hear what a consultation/coaching call is like and to dive more deeply into the artists who are in this mentoring program.
    This is the second call with Maxximo. Check out his work here: Website, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
    And listen to the full episode of this program here: www.musicbusinesshacks.com/369 

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Sums K ,

Unlike any other!

This podcast is immensely helpful if you’re looking to grow your music career. Simon breaks down pie in the sky ideas that we all know into well-explained creative tidbits that can be immediately applied; very grateful.

3#runner ,

Excellent resource

Simon offers an abundance of verifiable evidence for marketing and relentless encouragement.

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Excellent content. Amazing that it’s daily.

Very good podcast. Well organized thoughts and such a real and passionate and knowledgeable host.

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