The Music Biz Weekly Ep #172 - New Tools to Help With Your Creative Workflow

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we're winding down at the end of another year by talking about some of the recent tools and apps we're using to help with both our creativity and productivity.

at the end of the episode we answer a really great question from one of our listeners that touches on something every musician will have to face at some point in their careers.

thanks for listening and enjoy the show!
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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #171 - The Benefits of Doing a Year End Review

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as another year comes to a close, it's only natural to reflect on the past twelve months. but, have you ever taken the time to do it a bit more formally?

now's the perfect time to remind yourself of all the things you've accomplished throughout the year, plus taking a look at all the things you hoped to do, but didn't. what projects should you reprioritize and carry forward into the new year? what were your successes? where did you possibly fall short? what could you have done differently?

join us for a discussion on the benefits of a year-end review and doing a bit of a mental clean up; get yourself ready to roll into the new year with a fresh, clear and revitalized mindset.

enjoy the show, and leave us a comment with your thoughts!

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #170 - How to Break Through the Fear of Just Talking With Your Fans

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at each of our fingertips lies an incredible arsenal of technology that we all take for granted. our phones and laptops provide us with an uncanny ability to creatively express ourselves however we like, wherever and with whomever we like, by just tapping on a screen, with no engineers or tech wizards required.

you use these tools to connect with your friends and family all over the world, and you us them to consume entertainment, and to read, listen and learn, but are you using these tools as best as you can to build a bridge between yourself, your music, and your fans?

in today's show we talk about how musicians can use digital video and audio in new ways that shifts the focus onto you and your thoughts, ideas, feelings and opinions, rather than just your music alone.

use the tools you already own to build a deeper connection with your audience and supporters, by going beyond the music.

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #169 - We All Need to Just Get Back to the Music Again

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What's missing from your music listening experience?

Are there any gaps in the apps and services you use, leaving you wishing for more?

We can listen to anything we want, anywhere and at anytime, for a tiny monthly fee, or we can download from the largest selection of ever imaginable, if we so choose... so why does everyone seem so discontented and unhappy with music?

We have a theory. Have a listen to this week's episode and get into it with us.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this one, so leave a comment or send us a tweet!

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The Music Biz Weekly Ep #168 - The Ongoing Artist Conundrum: Spotify, or Not to Spotify?

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the ongoing debate over whether or Spotify is good for artists is in the music news once again, thanks to Taylor Swift and her label removing her entire catalogue from the popular streaming service.

what's the problem?

why does Spotify continue to be such a polarizing topic for musicians?

is it really a problem at all? or rather a lack of people being properly informed on how royalties are paid, and to whom?

what are the alternatives and implications to not not having your music on the streaming services?

we get into all of it.

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