285 episodes

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast is consistently rated as one of the Top Music Business Podcasts.
Hosted by Taylor Swift's Former Manager Rick Barker. Rick is known for his straightforward and honest approach when it comes to the Music Business. This weekly podcast is designed to help keep you up to date with what is happening in the world of music and the latest trends when it comes to digital marketing.
Rick, also has a Subscriber ONLY Podcast that comes out daily called the "MIB Secret Society."
You can subscribe at www.rickbarker.com/secret

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast Rick Barker

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    • 4.9 • 369 Ratings

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast is consistently rated as one of the Top Music Business Podcasts.
Hosted by Taylor Swift's Former Manager Rick Barker. Rick is known for his straightforward and honest approach when it comes to the Music Business. This weekly podcast is designed to help keep you up to date with what is happening in the world of music and the latest trends when it comes to digital marketing.
Rick, also has a Subscriber ONLY Podcast that comes out daily called the "MIB Secret Society."
You can subscribe at www.rickbarker.com/secret

    Episode 285: From Contracts to Copyrights: Why Every Independent Artist Needs an Entertainment Attorney

    Episode 285: From Contracts to Copyrights: Why Every Independent Artist Needs an Entertainment Attorney

    About the Guest(s):

    Bri and Alexis are two dynamic entertainment attorneys from Schwartz and Schreiber based in Miami. Combining their genuine passion for music with extensive legal expertise, they have carved a niche in advocating for artists, independent or otherwise, in the entertainment industry. Bri has a rich history working within the music and entertainment sectors, having been associated with entities like Ultra Music Festival and Viacom. Alexis, originally a singer-songwriter who discovered her acumen in legal frameworks, found her calling in entertainment law. With backgrounds in music business and law, they've dedicated their careers to fostering growth and ensuring legal protection for a new generation of talent.

    In this insightful episode, Rick Barker, host of the show, invites Bri and Alexis for a conversation that pulses with their expertise in entertainment law and unbridled enthusiasm for music. Boasting a unique blend of legal and musical acumen, these two attorneys provide a rare perspective on the intricacies of the music industry. They elaborate on the importance of legal counsel for emerging artists and navigate the murky waters surrounding the latest hot topic—Artificial Intelligence (AI) in music creation.

    As music industry landscapes evolve, so do the tools and approaches artists employ. Bri and Alexis delve into how AI is revolutionizing the industry, breaking down its applications into voice generation, melody creation, and lyric writing. They share valuable advice on how artists can use AI prudently to protect their intellectual property and constructively utilize these advancements. Furthermore, they stress the significance of understanding the intention behind employing AI, whether for generating buzz, crafting demos, or full-scale production.


    Legal counsel should be one of the first assets artists secure to ensure their intellectual property and business interests are protected.


    Artists and parents of young talent should understand the inherent legal nuances before signing any contracts, especially involving minors.


    AI in music can be segmented into three key uses: generated voices, creation of melodies, and construction of lyrics, all requiring distinct legal considerations.


    Human creativity plays a pivotal role in establishing copyright, especially when AI is used. Artists must infuse their inputs to claim ownership.


    Legal professionals in the music industry are not only protective safeguards but can also add significant value through strategic deal negotiations.




    "Before you sign anything, it doesn't matter what it is at this stage. Before you put your signature on anything, you need to have someone who's an entertainment attorney look at it." - Rick Barker


    "There's a lot of restrictions as far as what decisions are able to be made... Definitely making sure to have someone reviewing those deals... is really, really important." - Alexis


    "As counterintuitive as it may seem, because of the expense or the intimidation factor, the attorney should be the first person on the team." - Alexis


    "We really want to ensure that the client feels comfortable with us. So the advice to artists would be, make sure that you vibe with the attorney that they understand your vision." - Bri


    "Technology is your friend. And when you have the right team that can help you exploit this cool thing that you didn't have to spend the billions to come up with, that you don't have to maintain on a day-to-day basis, make sure that the energy and the effort that you're putting into your craft is protected..." - Rick Barker




    Reach out to Bri and Alexis via email at info@schwartzschreiber.com


    Connect with them on social media, specifically Instagram: @schwarzschreiber



    Immerse yourself in the full episode to gain a deeper understanding of the musical and

    Episode Summary:Key Takeaways:Notable Quotes:Resources:


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    Episode 284: From Recovery To Resourceful! You are your only limitation...

    Episode 284: From Recovery To Resourceful! You are your only limitation...

    In this high-energy episode, Rick engages with the multifaceted Bobby Everything for a genuine back-and-forth about the ins and outs of the music business. The show starts with a warm introduction, setting the stage for an enlightening exchange. Bobby, donning his characteristic playful demeanor, opens up about his journey, diving deep into his drive to support fellow artists and the gratification that comes with it.​ Barker identifies the similarities and differences between their philosophies, highlighting Bobby's incredible approach to freely sharing industry knowledge. They explore the surprising resources Bobby discovered in libraries for musicians and shed light on the mindset of entitlement in the industry. Facing their past, both discuss how their recovery journeys have shaped their perspectives and empowered them to make significant strides in personal and professional growth.​ The conversation pivots to the inception story of Bobby's endeavor, the "Crock Pot Cartel" music review show. In an entertaining and educational series designed with a touch of humor, Bobby unravels how this platform has become a game-changer for him and many others in the music scene. This episode promises to captivate listeners with tales of transformation, resourceful tips for aspiring artists, and an inside look into the unique characters of the music industry.​

    Connect with Bobby on Instagram @bobbyeverything


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    Episode 283: Is the " Spotify Pre-Save" Dead?

    Episode 283: Is the " Spotify Pre-Save" Dead?

    Not Now! This is a great conversation with Lucidious and Derek Ruffner the creators of Artisthub.io

    This revolutionary new product solves one of the biggest problems,


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    • 53 min
    Episode 282: Mental Health and The Music Industry

    Episode 282: Mental Health and The Music Industry

    In this episode, Rick speaks with Daniel McCartney from The Continuance Foundation on the topic of Mental Health in The Music Industry.

    Learn More Here https://www.thecontinuancefoundation.com

    Follow them on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/continuealways


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    • 29 min
    Episode 281: How His Band Thought Different and Started Making Money...

    Episode 281: How His Band Thought Different and Started Making Money...

    When the student becomes the teacher, in the episode, Rick talks with Jordan James from Highline Artists and the band Evanoff!



    Jordan went from buying Rick's courses to use on his band to now launching his own agency helping other bands.



    Follow Jordan on IG @jordan.highline.artists

    ⁠www.highlineartists.com


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    • 41 min
    Episode 280: How to Build a Sustainable Music Career & Collect All Revenue Streams

    Episode 280: How to Build a Sustainable Music Career & Collect All Revenue Streams

    What a great conversation with Emily White, who turned her #1 Selling Book into the #1 Music Business Podcast:

    Check out Emily's Podcast here by CLICKING HERE

    Connect with her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/emwizzle/https://www.instagram.com/emwizzle/


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
369 Ratings

369 Ratings

Spency Lee ,

Thanks Rick

This podcast has helped me get into the right mindset and to stop make excuses when it comes to reaching my goals in music. I 100% recommend to anyone who wants to understand the music industry and it’s expectations more realistically.

Nashvilstar ,

Simply the best podcast to get your music heard.

Rick Barker is a straight forward, honest and determined person in the music industry. His knowledge, his professionalism and profound respect for the audience are all remarkable.
Iam si grateful for his podcast and all that he shares with us all independent artists is a treasure.
I do not know any other podcast in the music industry as perfect , encouraging, powerful, and REALLY useful and which works if you commit and follow through all its going to change for your life and music career.

Thank you very much Rick for being amazing!

Blessings,
Chris and Ric @ lungmusic.com

SandraDib2 ,

The best source to find tangible practical advice

I think I have gone through most music business podcasts on this platform, MIB so far has the most direct advice with clear steps to achieve it. Spend some time and go through Rick’s teachings, and trust me you will see results.

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