As a trailblazing woman in the music industry, Jenny Powers is the founder and CEO of Blue Avenue Music Group - artist management, marketing, and label services provider. Created after experiencing for herself the challenges artists face when navigating the often intentionally complex business aspects of the music industry, Blue Avenue Music Group gives artists the resources to build a solid business foundation and monetize their efforts in the industry. Having worked with thousands of indie artists and had key roles in game-changing platforms like Artisthub, Jenny has quickly become a leader in the artist development space and can provide interviews on the topics of:- The Importance of Growing A Real Fanbase- Simple Offers To Get Fans To Subscribe to Your Community- How The Pandemic Changed Artist Development- How to Effectively Utilize Digital Marketing For Emerging Artists
In this episode, Rick talks with Kris Ahrend from The MLC. The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) is a nonprofit organization designated by the U.S. Copyright Office pursuant to the historic Music Modernization Act of 2018.
In January 2021, The MLC began administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services (digital service providers or DSPs) in the United States. The MLC will then collect the royalties due under those licenses from the DSPs and pay songwriters, composers, lyricists, and music publishers.
The MLC has built a publicly accessible musical works database, as well as a portal that creators and music publishers can use to submit and maintain their musical works data. These tools will help ensure that creators and music publishers are paid properly.
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With so many changes in the Music Industry, keeping up is almost impossible. Entertainment Attorney Debbie Egel has a solution. Her personality is infectious and her knowledge is undeniable. Plus she has a cool accent. Enjoy... Link for her book is https://www.emusicentertainment.net/ The discount code is RICKBARKER--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/music-industry-blueprint/message
This interview is packed with some amazing gems not only on music but on life. You will find those gems in Clinton's new book "How To Win Big in the Music Business.
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In this episode, Rick talks about something he was taught by one of his mentors Dr. Myron Golden. It will crack you up but is so on point.
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Join Rick and his guest Music Manager Matt Wallace. Matt's client Jellyroll is a "Music Business Machine." They will go behind the scenes and share what is the difference and how they are doing it!
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In this episode, Rick shares a message he received and talks about what is expected today to make it as an artist. What Labels and Managers will and will not do for the artist.
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In today's episode of the podcast, Rick talks about some new strategies for Social Media and how everyone can now use Clubhouse.
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In this episode, Rick talks about the best ways to tell people how they can support your music, without coming across as needy!
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In this episode of the podcast, Rick speaks with Eric Porper from Unboxed Venture Studio one of the leaders in the NFT space...
Eric even makes it so easy Rick could understand it:-)
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In this episode, Rick speaks with John Petrocelli from BulldogDM. They are responsible for some of the biggest live streams in history.
Eavesdrop on a very interesting conversation.
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In this episode, Rick speaks with Rod Castroguitar player for people like Beyonce, Bootsy Collins, Bebe Rexha, and many more.
This conversation is very informative about the current state of the music business.
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In this episode, Rick talks about why the statement "Knowledge is Power" is FALSE. He will also share his thoughts on what is missing.
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In this episode, I speak with Mike Warner from Chartmetric.com
We discuss the importance of data...
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This platform is not just for gamers. In this episode, I speak with Karen Allen who wrote the book Twitch For Musicians.
go to www.twitchformusicians.com for more info and to grab two free chapters of her book.
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In a day and time when we have the ability to get knowledge anytime we want, many have turned to "Just In Time Learning." I myself have been using that strategy for my entire adult life.
Quality is expected, Different is the New Better. Thank you Daniel Den for that great perspective.
When someone says, I don't want to be treated differently, I want to be treated the same. I have to ask why?
Episodes: 232 and 232 My personal story...
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I am now a viral Tik Tok Star:-) Just kidding. On a serious note, at the recording of this episode, I went from 600 followers to over 6700 and had one video hit over 560,000 plays in under 36 hours and another do over 80,000 in 24 hours with close to 1500 shares. How?
I had an amazing teacher Alex Stemplewski @alex.stemp on Tik Tok. And, I listened:-)
You can follow me and see the journey on Tik Tok @rickbarkermusic
In this episode, I am joined by Terrell "Mr. CSA2k" Varnes. We discuss many things to help artists including the difference between being a person who is talented, and a person who is an artist.
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Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook are all @mrcsa2k
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As we finish up with my story and 2020, we get into how I ended up managing Taylor Swift. Also some very valuable lessons about being different and how that can be an advantage, especially today.
Many know Rick as Taylor Swift's former manager, consultant to Major Record Labels, Husband and Father. Over the past 7 years, his online and personal training has helped thousands of indie artists achieve their dreams of making money with their music. But there was a life before Taylor and many don't know his story. In the first part of this two-part series, Rick will take you on his personal journey and he holds nothing back.
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In this episode Rick speaks with Entertainment Attorney Kamal Moo. Kamal just released his new book The Straightforward Guide To The Music Biz.
This is a must listen for anyone and the book is a must get!
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In this episode, Rick catches up with Corrin Campbell from Indeprenuer who is not only an amazing artist but one of the brightest and smartest marketers in the game. They talk about merchandise and Indeprenuers new offering with Full Stack Merch.
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Connect with Corrin at www.corrincampbell.com
People are looking to spend money and be entertained during the holidays. If you don't do it someone else will. In this episode, Rick shares some ideas on how and what to do this holiday season.
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Everyone needs a team... Sometimes in the beginning it is you. Today Rick talks about who those Team Members are, what they do, and how to find them...
In this episode, Rick shares what you can do to support your favorite artist during these crazy times. Plus he walks you through The 5 Keys To Success To Breakthrough With Your Music...
Let me first off say thank you for just going over 500,000 listens on this podcast. I am honored.
In this episode, I talk about the importance of your music and how you need to get it right to be successful. I also share a trick to test it out. I introduce you to a "one of a kind" FB Group started and run by Graham Cochrane from Recording Revolution to get the helo you need with your music.
In a world where listening to music is free, sometimes Indie Artist need to take on a "Side Hustle" to make money. In this episode, Rick gives some great ideas.
Today I discuss the 4 types of Influencers and who I feel is the most important.
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Cover songs are a great way to build an audience, and with the proper license, you can get paid. In this episode of the podcast, Rick speaks with Larry Mills from We Are The Hits. They discuss what you need in order to monetize your cover songs on YouTube. They also take a glance at where they feel Facebook will be when it comes to monetization of music.
In this episode, Rick interviews Council Band. These guys have built up an audience of over 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and they share how. They will also share the exact strategy on how to reach out to new fans through social media including the exact script they use.
The value in this episode is PRICELESS.