The Music Biz Weekly Ep. #173 - Brian Says Goodbye

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this is a tough episode for me — i say goodbye to The Music Biz Weekly Podcast.

after almost four years and 173 amazing episodes, i decided it was time for me to finally move on.

to all of our listeners, thank you — your support, encouragement, and feedback has been astounding — thank you.

recording this podcast has been an incredible experience for me. i've had crazy amounts of fun and have met so many fantastic people from all over the world because of it.

to be honest, doing this podcast changed my life.

i learned so much from it! not just from our guests and from my fantastic co-host Michael, but from doing the actual work itself. this show showed me, hands-on, what is possible for a person — online — once you commit to something, are consistent with it, and feed it with your intention and focus.

this podcast groomed me for all of the new things i did, yet never expected i'd ever do (speaking, consulting, teaching). it's also groomed me for all of the things i've still yet to do.

so it's time for me to pour my entire energy into Zen Thinking now, starting with both my upcoming new book and my new podcast too.

i hope you'll come and see what i'm doing.

i may be gone from this podcast, but i'm still around, so pop by and say hi.

much love,
brian thompson

@zen_thinking
http://www.zenthinking.net


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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!
bt

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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!

bt

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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.

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

bt

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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!

bt

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