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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.

Latest Episodes

Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe

David Andrew Wiebe is not only a singer-songwriter, but also a music educator. He’s found a way to grow his music career and the business of his music through a project he calls Music Entrepreneur HQ. His goal is to help musicians with booking better shows, music sales and streaming, marketing, licensing, placement, and making a better income. We also talk about how he weaves his own music into the picture, his personal experience with mastermind groups, personal development programs, and more.

54 MIN1 w ago
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Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe

Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix

Mawk Phoenix is my guest for this episode. We talk about one of the opportunities in today’s new music business, going from a studio based career to one of being an independent artist, and celebrating not only the small wins, but the struggles as well. Mawk’s fascinating music journey begins in Switzerland. Mawk also spent a couple of decades as a producer in Los Angeles with compositions which were featured in major movies and TV shows. He has also produced a number of noteworthy artists.

51 MIN3 w ago
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Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix

Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 7

EThis is the fourth installment of The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs. I’m reading from Chapter 7 of the book which is all about sales and marketing. A lot of what I’m discussing includes what we know we should be doing, but are we doing it? Use this episode and its tips as a chance to refocus your marketing and sales efforts so that you can increase bookings, your booking fee, and build your audience. If you're ready to dive all in, you can find the full book on Amazon.

21 MINNOV 15
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Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 7

Take Control Of Your Music Career—Ryan Kairalla

ERyan Kairalla is an artist advocate, entertainment lawyer and host of the Break The Business Podcast. He leverages his background in law, business, education, and entertainment to enhance the careers independent music artists–and to pursue big ideas. With his network of partners, collaborators, mentors, and friends, Ryan brings people together to share helpful advice with music artists, content creators, and more.

37 MINNOV 1
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Take Control Of Your Music Career—Ryan Kairalla

Create The Community You Need—Chris Coles

Chris Coles is the Founder of Musicians Unite, a community born out of the desire to support musicians of all ages, styles and skill levels together to help one another achieve their goals. Not only is it a group for musicians to share their challenges and successes, but it’s a place for them to learn from each other as well. In this episode we talk about overcoming burnout, being vs. doing, and surrounding yourself with the right people. Chris details how Musicians Unite has evolved from the early day

45 MINOCT 25
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Create The Community You Need—Chris Coles

Juggling Twenty Plus Performances a Month—Frankie Raye

Frankie Raye is a powerhouse performer juggling over twenty shows a month. She is a singer-songwriter based out of Tampa, Florida. In 2019 Frankie launched her first album Brave. She has been recognized in several Best of the Bay Award categories, among many awards. Frankie shares what it’s like to gig on a consistent basis, how she has leveraged working with an agency, her songwriting and creativity process, and much more. We also listen to her track Taking My Chances from her album Brave.

42 MINOCT 18
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Juggling Twenty Plus Performances a Month—Frankie Raye

The Value of a Mentor—Adam and Michael Scharff

EAdam and Michael Scharff are longtime working musicians and music teachers. These days they’re in the world of virtual artist artist development, also offering production, writing, recording services. Their podcast Mentoring for the Modern Day Musician features the advice and expertise of the Scharff brothers, designed to help music artists shorten the learning curve of navigating the rapidly changing music business. We discuss live performance for success, pros and cons of a 360 label deal, and more.

48 MINOCT 11
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The Value of a Mentor—Adam and Michael Scharff

Effective Use of Digital Media for Musicians—Bruce Wawrzyniak

My guest today is Bruce Wawrzyniak of Now Hear This. We talk about PR, promotions, social media, websites, placements and a whole lot more. I did a quick search for musician-focused podcasts and came across Now Hear This by our guest, Bruce Waryzyniak. His company has a focus on talent management, promotion and booking. Bruce drops great tips and resources for indie musicians including creative song placement. We just scraped the surface of all the topics, and I know you'll enjoy this episode.

52 MINOCT 4
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Effective Use of Digital Media for Musicians—Bruce Wawrzyniak

Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Presents Listening Room Event

This is a special announcement episode for Unstarving Musician gal pal Lindsay White and Lady Brain Presents. The conversation features Karyn Ann, who is one of the performing artists for an upcoming Lady Brain Presents listening room event. Karyn shares stories about networking on the road, and how new connections landed her a slot at this month’s Lady Brain Presents event. Her voice is said to “beguile the most inattentive bar-goer.” Her singing and songwriting style draws comparisons to Bonnie Rai

25 MINOCT 4
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Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Presents Listening Room Event

The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco

LA-based musician, Miles Franco is balancing multiple projects in multiple bands. He has re established himself in a new market after San Jose, California to Los Angeles. His focus is on original music projects. We talk about the origin of his musical interests, playing Austin's SXSW, meeting his band mates of Paper Jackets, balancing a day job with his various gigs, songs that have been big releases for his bands, licensing work of his band All Good Things, and the benefits of finding external support.

39 MINSEP 27
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The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco

Latest Episodes

Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe

David Andrew Wiebe is not only a singer-songwriter, but also a music educator. He’s found a way to grow his music career and the business of his music through a project he calls Music Entrepreneur HQ. His goal is to help musicians with booking better shows, music sales and streaming, marketing, licensing, placement, and making a better income. We also talk about how he weaves his own music into the picture, his personal experience with mastermind groups, personal development programs, and more.

54 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe

Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix

Mawk Phoenix is my guest for this episode. We talk about one of the opportunities in today’s new music business, going from a studio based career to one of being an independent artist, and celebrating not only the small wins, but the struggles as well. Mawk’s fascinating music journey begins in Switzerland. Mawk also spent a couple of decades as a producer in Los Angeles with compositions which were featured in major movies and TV shows. He has also produced a number of noteworthy artists.

51 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix

Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 7

EThis is the fourth installment of The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs. I’m reading from Chapter 7 of the book which is all about sales and marketing. A lot of what I’m discussing includes what we know we should be doing, but are we doing it? Use this episode and its tips as a chance to refocus your marketing and sales efforts so that you can increase bookings, your booking fee, and build your audience. If you're ready to dive all in, you can find the full book on Amazon.

21 MINNOV 15
Comments
Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 7

Take Control Of Your Music Career—Ryan Kairalla

ERyan Kairalla is an artist advocate, entertainment lawyer and host of the Break The Business Podcast. He leverages his background in law, business, education, and entertainment to enhance the careers independent music artists–and to pursue big ideas. With his network of partners, collaborators, mentors, and friends, Ryan brings people together to share helpful advice with music artists, content creators, and more.

37 MINNOV 1
Comments
Take Control Of Your Music Career—Ryan Kairalla

Create The Community You Need—Chris Coles

Chris Coles is the Founder of Musicians Unite, a community born out of the desire to support musicians of all ages, styles and skill levels together to help one another achieve their goals. Not only is it a group for musicians to share their challenges and successes, but it’s a place for them to learn from each other as well. In this episode we talk about overcoming burnout, being vs. doing, and surrounding yourself with the right people. Chris details how Musicians Unite has evolved from the early day

45 MINOCT 25
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Create The Community You Need—Chris Coles

Juggling Twenty Plus Performances a Month—Frankie Raye

Frankie Raye is a powerhouse performer juggling over twenty shows a month. She is a singer-songwriter based out of Tampa, Florida. In 2019 Frankie launched her first album Brave. She has been recognized in several Best of the Bay Award categories, among many awards. Frankie shares what it’s like to gig on a consistent basis, how she has leveraged working with an agency, her songwriting and creativity process, and much more. We also listen to her track Taking My Chances from her album Brave.

42 MINOCT 18
Comments
Juggling Twenty Plus Performances a Month—Frankie Raye

The Value of a Mentor—Adam and Michael Scharff

EAdam and Michael Scharff are longtime working musicians and music teachers. These days they’re in the world of virtual artist artist development, also offering production, writing, recording services. Their podcast Mentoring for the Modern Day Musician features the advice and expertise of the Scharff brothers, designed to help music artists shorten the learning curve of navigating the rapidly changing music business. We discuss live performance for success, pros and cons of a 360 label deal, and more.

48 MINOCT 11
Comments
The Value of a Mentor—Adam and Michael Scharff

Effective Use of Digital Media for Musicians—Bruce Wawrzyniak

My guest today is Bruce Wawrzyniak of Now Hear This. We talk about PR, promotions, social media, websites, placements and a whole lot more. I did a quick search for musician-focused podcasts and came across Now Hear This by our guest, Bruce Waryzyniak. His company has a focus on talent management, promotion and booking. Bruce drops great tips and resources for indie musicians including creative song placement. We just scraped the surface of all the topics, and I know you'll enjoy this episode.

52 MINOCT 4
Comments
Effective Use of Digital Media for Musicians—Bruce Wawrzyniak

Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Presents Listening Room Event

This is a special announcement episode for Unstarving Musician gal pal Lindsay White and Lady Brain Presents. The conversation features Karyn Ann, who is one of the performing artists for an upcoming Lady Brain Presents listening room event. Karyn shares stories about networking on the road, and how new connections landed her a slot at this month’s Lady Brain Presents event. Her voice is said to “beguile the most inattentive bar-goer.” Her singing and songwriting style draws comparisons to Bonnie Rai

25 MINOCT 4
Comments
Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Presents Listening Room Event

The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco

LA-based musician, Miles Franco is balancing multiple projects in multiple bands. He has re established himself in a new market after San Jose, California to Los Angeles. His focus is on original music projects. We talk about the origin of his musical interests, playing Austin's SXSW, meeting his band mates of Paper Jackets, balancing a day job with his various gigs, songs that have been big releases for his bands, licensing work of his band All Good Things, and the benefits of finding external support.

39 MINSEP 27
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The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco
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