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Rick Barker is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN.
He is a manager, entrepreneur, author, and consultant focusing on the recent changes in the music business. By sharing his experience and insider tips, he helps his clients understand the music business and fast-tracks their steps to success.
While those things describe his business life, the titles that he loves most are the ones which describe his personal life: Sober, Christian, Husband, and Father.
Rick grew up in Alabama and was raised by a single mom. Growing up with very little in way of money and res

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast Rick Barker

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Rick Barker is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN.
He is a manager, entrepreneur, author, and consultant focusing on the recent changes in the music business. By sharing his experience and insider tips, he helps his clients understand the music business and fast-tracks their steps to success.
While those things describe his business life, the titles that he loves most are the ones which describe his personal life: Sober, Christian, Husband, and Father.
Rick grew up in Alabama and was raised by a single mom. Growing up with very little in way of money and res

    Episode 190: An Amazing Tool for Songwriters and Producers

    Episode 190: An Amazing Tool for Songwriters and Producers

    Having access to your music and publishing information in one place is so valuable. In this episode, Rick introduces you to a cool new tool to do just that.

    Plus you will meet the guy behind one of the most helpful Instagram pages out there https://www.instagram.com/avoranowcom/

    Musicspace: https://musicspace.io/

    Karan Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karanbeghi/

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    www.socialmediaformusic.com


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    Episode 189: Clarity is KEY! You Cannot Hit a Fuzzy Target...

    Episode 189: Clarity is KEY! You Cannot Hit a Fuzzy Target...

    So often, creatives launch into a project with no plan. That must change if they want success. 

    In this episode, Rick talks about Clarity, Vision Boards, tools and resources to get that and how to effectively show up every day.

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    Check out The Life On Fire Challenge






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    Episode 188: Taylor Swift Netflix Documentary "Miss Americana" My Take, plus insight...

    Episode 188: Taylor Swift Netflix Documentary "Miss Americana" My Take, plus insight...

    I have been approached people wanting my opinion on the Taylor Swift Netflix documentary. So in the episode, I give it and I share some early observations that might surprise you on why her fans love her so much.

    I also answer a listener question on what to do before and after releasing a song...

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    What To Do Before Releasing a Song

    What To Do After Releasing a Song


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    Episode 187: Are You Surrounding Yourself With the Right People For Ultimate Success?

    Episode 187: Are You Surrounding Yourself With the Right People For Ultimate Success?

    What are you doing to surround yourself with the right people. Who is in your "Circle of Influence?"

    The DIY Music Conference is coming up and you need to be there.

    In this Episode Rick will address these weeks question from a listener about having a Live Music Producer.

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    www.socialmediaformusic.com

    www.managemymusiccareer.com

    Tom Jackson's Onstagesuccess.com


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    Episode 186: So Sad, and Eye Opening... First Round Of Q&A

    Episode 186: So Sad, and Eye Opening... First Round Of Q&A

    At the recording of this episode the world mourns the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and others. Rick talks about that and we jump into our first round of Q&A.

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    Episode 185: Social Networking Do's and Don'ts

    Episode 185: Social Networking Do's and Don'ts

    Social Networking Do's and Don'ts:

    In this episode, Rick goes over some of the most common mistakes people make when reaching out on Social Media.

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Customer Reviews

Charles Reichert ,

Crazy Good Information!

I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about business in the music industry as a business student and this podcast is it. It’s the meat and potatoes that you need to understand what is going on and how to have an artist be successful. Keep on recording Rick!

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!!

Rick, host of The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast, highlights all aspects of music, business and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Callayyyyy ,

Thank you

Thank you Rick for the free and VALUABLE information you share. You are genuine and it shows through your willingness to give information you spent many years and I’m sure tireless nights acquiring. On episode 30 and already implementing tools with my artist. Excited to get through them all.

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