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The Unstarving Musician features weekly interviews with independent musicians, songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals who share their experience and expertise on recording, touring, marketing, the business of music, and more. This is all intended to help you, the independent DIY music artists create a sustainable and profitable music career.

The Unstarving Musician Roberto R Hernandez

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The Unstarving Musician features weekly interviews with independent musicians, songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals who share their experience and expertise on recording, touring, marketing, the business of music, and more. This is all intended to help you, the independent DIY music artists create a sustainable and profitable music career.

    Unapologetic Dreams and Free of Fear—Alonzo (Ep 143)

    Unapologetic Dreams and Free of Fear—Alonzo (Ep 143)

    You may have first been introduced to Alonzo as part of Fatally Unique on season 6 of America’s Got Talent. Singing was his passion and so in 2013 his years of preparation led to a Craigslist ad that launched a tour across Asia.

    Alonzo is a big believer that we need to rid ourselves of fear and take that first step into action, which has led to him touring with the 4U Prince Symphony Tour, being a back up singer for Christina Aguilera, singing at some of the top nightclubs in Hollywood and much more.

    • 53 min
    Options for Musicians Amidst Uncertain Times – Ep 142 Dave Cool

    Options for Musicians Amidst Uncertain Times – Ep 142 Dave Cool

    The novel Corona virus COVID-19 pandemic is reminding us that there are things musicians can do to hedge our income during uncertain times. Amidst the cancellation of shows, festivals and conferences, many musicians are feeling uncertain about the near term future. Dave Cool, VP of Business Development at Bandzoogle joins me for a conversation about different ways musicians can still generate income. We also discuss his new blog post on how musicians can ask fans for support during the pandemic,.

    • 58 min
    Online Courses, Self-Publishing and Consistent Content—Ariane Cap (Ep 141)

    Online Courses, Self-Publishing and Consistent Content—Ariane Cap (Ep 141)

    Ariane Cap is a multi-instrumentalist, educator, author, blogger and composer. She has a very cool online educational website for learning bass, technique and theory.

    We start by talking about how she grew up in idyllic Austria (3:40), what brought her to the U.S. (6:30), self-publishing her book and how it led her to build a team (15:20), consistency with content (24:00), advantages and disadvantages of SoundCloud (29:15) and the catalyst for building her online business (36:20).

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    Barn Raising—Megan Leigh (Ep 140)

    Barn Raising—Megan Leigh (Ep 140)

    Megan Leigh recently went full-time with her music career time and we dig into that transition. Along the way we explore how she found the help and support she needed to start the journey, upped her game as a musician, discovered her songwriting process and found life on the road.

    Megan grew up on a farm where she later converted a barn to hosting house shows and other events. This experience brought her into contact with local musicians which turned out to be the key ingredient to her musical journey.

    • 53 min
    The Power of Facebook Communities (Ep 139)

    The Power of Facebook Communities (Ep 139)

    In this episode I take on a challenge from the Pat Flynn podcast and reached out to a number of administrators of Facebook Communities. There is real power in community, but it comes with a number of challenges as well. I made the ask of a number of community hosts to share their insights, challenges and the reason they love building and contributing to their respective online communities.

    Many of them stepped up to the mic and that’s what we’ve compiled in this episode.

    • 30 min
    Listening for That Phrase—Johnny Burgin Part 2 (Ep 138)

    Listening for That Phrase—Johnny Burgin Part 2 (Ep 138)

    Maybe you know him from his years as Rockin’ Johnny Burgin or by his new handle, The Worldwide West Side Guitar Man. Performing up to 250 shows a year in Europe, Japan and the US, it’s possible you’ve heard him and don’t even know it yet. Rejoining me on the podcast since his appearance at end of 2017, Johnny’s been around the world a couple times since then. He’s here to tell us about his travels, what it’s like to rebrand his name and songwriting on the road is like.

    • 43 min

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