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The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz will help you make more money in the music business. Andrew brings his experience of performing in almost 40 countries over the last two decades to conversations with the most successful musical entrepreneurs in the world to provide actionable advice for anyone trying to succeed in today's ever-changing music industry.

The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz Andrew Hitz

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    • 4.9, 141 Ratings

The Entrepreneurial Musician with Andrew Hitz will help you make more money in the music business. Andrew brings his experience of performing in almost 40 countries over the last two decades to conversations with the most successful musical entrepreneurs in the world to provide actionable advice for anyone trying to succeed in today's ever-changing music industry.

    TEM212: The challenge of standing out online and the importance of community building: A conversation with Lance LaDuke

    TEM212: The challenge of standing out online and the importance of community building: A conversation with Lance LaDuke

    TEM212: The challenge of standing out online and the importance of community building: A conversation with Lance LaDuke
    Lance LaDuke, my partner at Pedal Note Media, joined me as a guest speaker for one of the music business classes I teach at Shenandoah Conservatory.
    On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
    How the world and music business might be different on the other side of this pandemic Now that Acapella App-style videos are ubiquitous, how do you stand out with recording yourself? The old performance models will come back in some form but in the meantime new models are slowly emerging While there's no rubric for you to be remarkable online it's important to remember that there's no rubric for anyone - no one knows what to do right now which is an opportunity for everyone People like us do things like this The value of building a community How to build a community while we are all apart Phish growing a community through their Dinner and a Movie events on Tuesdays during this pandemic The two things you need to get traction in the world today: excellence and authenticity Why anyone can offer a peak behind the creative curtain and monetize it if it's done right Links:
    Boston Brass as recent guests on The Brass Junkies Christopher Bill's YouTube Channel #sondheim90concert TEM210: Dana Fonteneau Phish's Dinner and a Movie Dinner with the Gaffigans The Mockingbird Foundation Taylor: Classical Music in Crisis Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!
    1. Want to access exclusive bonus coverage while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast
    2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!
    And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.
    Produced by Andrew Hitz
    Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:
    http://www.tem.fm/shownotes

    • 53 min
    TEM211: Listen to your gut... then jump

    TEM211: Listen to your gut... then jump

    TEM211: Trust your gut... then jump
    A quote from Amanda Gookin inspired this episode about trusting your gut, jumping and then learning how to swim.
    On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
    A wonderful quote from Amanda Gookin How we at Pedal Note Media used her wisdom to jump in head first when launching the Brass Junkies Academy Why we all must remember that if there was a clear map forward the thing we're thinking about doing would have already been done many times before Links:
    TEM206: Amanda Gookin Brass Junkies Academy Summer Workshop Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!
    1. Want to access exclusive bonus coverage while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast
    2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!
    And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.
    Produced by Andrew Hitz
    Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:
    http://www.tem.fm/shownotes

    • 11 min
    TEM210: Dana Fonteneau on the power of perception and fair exchange for your art in these remarkable times

    TEM210: Dana Fonteneau on the power of perception and fair exchange for your art in these remarkable times

    TEM210: Dana Fonteneau on the power of perception and fair exchange for your art in these remarkable times
    Dana Fonteneau is the founder and creator of the WholeHearted Musician, a licensed psychotherapist, business consultant and former concert cellist.
    TEM has a brand new website! Drop by tem.fm and say hello!
    On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
    The power of perception Why anyone who has avoided looking inward is facing even more fear and upset during these uncertain times Why being of value to others is at the core of her business Steps you can take to improve your perception The impact of taking small steps and not being a perfectionist Dana's "Foundational Basics" The gift of having a meltdown Why some people are being so creative during this pandemic and others are not (and why that's okay!) The dangers of comparison Why creativity right now is like a baton being passed around the industry Fair exchange for your art in these times Our culture belief system defines our worth through our productivity and we don't have that right now so how do we define our self-worth Why this is the most extraordinary time for our artform What role do the arts play in a pandemic and how do we get back to the reasons why we became artists in the first place The potential dangers of signaling that during times of crisis that the arts are free A process Dana takes clients through to help them figure out their worth as artists How we can help others through these extraordinary times and what the first question should be before we try Why now is definitely not the time to be sending "cold call" emails that aren't offering any value to the recipient Why now is a vital time to be building meaningful and lasting relations with customers in order to earn the right to serve them into the future Gary Vaynerchuk's 51/49 Rule The power of your brand How Dana's book was born out of a dare from Noa Kageyama Links:
    TEM85: Dana Fonteneau WholeHearted Musician danafonteneau.com The Money Tree by Chris Guillebeau Dana on why freelancing is not a dirty word TEM101: Noa Kageyama It's Not (JUST) About the Gig: A Musician's Guide to Creating the Mindset Which Leads to Career Success and Fulfillment by Dana Fonteneau Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!
    1. Want to access exclusive bonus coverage while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast
    2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!
    And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.
    Produced by Andrew Hitz
    Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:
    http://www.tem.fm/shownotes

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TEM209: If you had to charge 10 times as much

    TEM209: If you had to charge 10 times as much

    TEM209: If you had to charge 10 times as much
    This episode is all about what you would offer if you had to charge 10x as much for your art.
    TEM has a brand new website! Drop by tem.fm and say hello!
    On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
    Seth Godin on the thought exercise of charging 10x as much for your product or services The two main lessons I take away from this exercise Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!
    1. Want to access exclusive bonus coverage while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast
    2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!
    And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.
    Produced by Andrew Hitz
    Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:
    http://www.tem.fm/shownotes

    • 8 min
    TEM208: Own your own timeline

    TEM208: Own your own timeline

    TEM208: Own your own timeline
    This episode is about working at your own pace and being okay with that.
    TEM has a brand new website! Drop by tem.fm and say hello!
    On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
    Owning your own timeline and specifically what that means in this pandemic Being okay with not producing too much art if that's not where your head is at right now Patreon bonus material is going to be recorded live for the time being as a chance for my patrons to hang with me and each other Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!
    1. Want to access exclusive bonus coverage while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast
    2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!
    And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.
    Produced by Andrew Hitz
    Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:
    http://www.tem.fm/shownotes

    • 16 min
    TEM207: Finding balance in these confusing times

    TEM207: Finding balance in these confusing times

    TEM207: Finding balance in these confusing times
    This episode of TEM is all about giving ourselves the space to find balance in this new and ever-shifting reality.
    TEM has a brand new website! Drop by tem.fm and say hello!
    On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
    Allowing myself the space to find my personal creative rhythm during this international crisis Being patient and kind to myself under stress Putting the needs of my family in front of my desire to get things done Having to make space for things like TEM since my usual life rhythms are gone Links:
    TEM144: Dale Trumbore TEM145: Finding your creative personal rhythm (TEM Short) TBJ133: Christopher Bill Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!
    1. Want to access exclusive bonus coverage while helping me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by becoming a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast
    2. My next Apple Podcasts goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts to help me get there. Thank you!
    And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.
    Produced by Andrew Hitz
    Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:
    http://www.tem.fm/shownotes

    • 20 min

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141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Sdtuba ,

You can teach an old dog....

As a “veteran” music teacher and performer, I had not given much thought to how I marketed myself and my music. This podcast has been a great way to help me re-evaluate how I approach the business side of music. Andrew and his guests present business and marketing information that compliments and enhances what a musician’s main job is-to make music. Definitely worth listening to!

Jack Kinsella ,

Captivating; Engrossing; Reverse Scrub, Ready!

Captivating; Engrossing; Reverse Scrub, Ready!—Subscribe Now!—Unpack and load your mind. The amount of high level content is refreshing, insightful, and motivating. I didn’t realize I was missing this in my 20 years of music and education until I tuned in to Andrew Hitz. I have a lot of catching up to do with the treasure trove of catalogued podcasts and top-notch program notes. Jealousy to the youth who find this in their neophyte careers for their names will be know by a large audience. THANK YOU, Andrew Hitz!

ActualJimComey ,

Medium

This podcast is medium level in terms of quality. That is all I have to say about that.

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