The Musician Monster Podcast: Music Business For Musicians
By Greg Wilnau: Musician, Musicpreneur, Self Made
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You know the music industry has changed—Get proven strategies from successful artists who have been in your shoes. The host of Musician Monster, Greg Wilnau, quit his job to become a full-time musician. Using tips and tricks he picked up observing other independent artists. In every episode, Greg interviews indie musicians that have built a successful career in today's industry. Making complex topics easy to understand, he breaks everything down into specific action steps so you know exactly what to do to get your music heard. Music business, music marketing, how to promote your music online, growing a fanbase, booking gigs, and everything in between... ...Instead of digging through forums, spending thousands on a "degree", or wasting your time with so-called "experts", just listen to Musician Monster. Discover how to get heard in today's music industry by learning what works for other musicians.
||CleanMMP041: Promote Your Music – A Proven Blueprint To Make Your Next Album An Explosive Success||You spend a ton of energy and money on your album and you want to successfully promote the release. Maybe you want the latest and greatest strategies. Or low-cost, high-value music promotion hacks. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Today,||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP040: Market Your Music Like Manafest, Make More AND Save Precious Time – Without The Shackles Of A Label||Life’s too short to waste time on things you’re not passionate about. In today’s episode, you’ll discover the surprising strategy that allowed Chris Greenwood (Manafest) to sell several hundred thousand albums after dropping his label.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP039: How To License Your Music Like A Ninja – Get Your Music In TV And Film With These Simple Steps||Do you want to know how to license your music but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you already know how to license your music and want a few tips to contact music supervisors. Either way, today’s episode is for you. Our guest, Joshua W. Turner,||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP038: How To Stand Out From Other Musicians And Discover Your Music Brand||There are so many independent musicians today. You try and try, but getting people’s attention is hard work. What if there was an easier way? With appearances on Ellen Degeneres and the Today Show, having millions of YouTube views,||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP037: WhiiseCon||Today, my personal friend Tommy Darker is coming on the show to talk about WhiiseCon 2018, the first event of its kind. Exclusively for MusicianMonster listeners, Tommy D is going to give us an inside look at all the goodness in store for you.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP036: Music Branding Like A Rockstar: How Music Industry Icons Brand Their Music||Ever wonder how music branding works for huge artists? How do they do it? Think about U2 or AC/DC, they have consistently matched a brand with their music for decades. Even new artists like Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake.||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP035: Become A Greater Musician By Changing The Way You Think About Music||Let me ask you a question. As a musician, do you expect to struggle? Do you think making it in music is supposed to be hard? Impossible, even? What if I told you that wasn’t true. That it is possible to go from where you are to where you want be quick||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP034: Finding Your Place In The Music Industry||The music industry is large. It’s easy to get discouraged and doubt. Sometimes, we’re tempted to quit. In today’s episode, Bobby Owsinski joins us. From performing live to session work, studio recording and sound engineering,||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP033: Powerful Music Business Hacks – How Improving Your Efficiency Will Give You BIG Results With Less Effort||There’s nothing better than Asian efficiency hacks :) Which is why I’m excited to introduce today’s guest, Simon Tam, founder of Asian dance rock band, The Slants, who turned down a one million dollar recording contract and an offer for their own||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP032: Tour Hacking: How To Go On Tour Even If You Don’t Have An Audience||Today Michael Walker from Paradise Fears joins us. He’s going to share a “hack” he discovered that allowed his band to go from ZERO to touring worldwide in a few months. Listen in as Michael explains why “tour hacking” is so powerful and how t||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP031: Get Your Music Heard: The 3 Pillars Of Music Marketing||What’s the best way to market your music? How do you get your music heard? What should you do first when there are so many options? We’ll answer those questions in today’s episode. There are fundamental truths that make marketing your music easier||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP030: Six Critical Steps To A Successful Music Crowdfunding Campaign||There’s a lot of mystery around music crowdfunding and it’s difficult to find solid advice that’s proven to work. Today’s guest has helped hundreds of artists run uber successful music crowdfunding campaigns (including some of our previous gues||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP029: Unstoppable Musicians – The No BS, In Your Face TRUTH About What It Takes To Make It In Music||At the risk of sounding melodramatic, if you want to make it in the music industry and seeking the truth about what it takes, today’s episode could be a game changer for you. First, if you haven’t heard of Peter Hollens, search his name on Google||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP028: Recordings That Sound Great and The Truth About What It Takes – With Graham Cochrane From TheRecordingRevolution.com||“The sound quality isn’t that great.” How would you like to never hear those words again? The Recording Revolution was founded by Graham Cochrane. From recording songs in his bedroom to multi-million dollar studios and freelancing for artists an||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP027: Organize Your Band – How To Transform Disorderly Musicians Into A Well-Oiled Machine||Matt Rappaport is an independent musician from Detroit, Michigan. Today, he comes on the podcast to share how getting organized, helped his band go from earning under $20k per year to more than $200k in less than 12 months.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP026: The Best Music Marketing Strategies – All The Sneaky Ways People Sell You Music And You Don’t Even Realize It||Today's guest is John Oszajca, the founder of Music Marketing Manifesto. John teaches a systematic approach to marketing music online.||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP025: How To Win Fans And Influence People||The post MMP025: How To Win Fans And Influence People appeared first on Musician Monster.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP024: The Three Paths To Success In The Music Industry||A little over a year ago I attended a webinar that was hosted by Dave Kusek from the New Artist Model. In that webinar, Dave shared some of the most helpful information I have ever received. When pursuing music,||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP023: Write Better Music – Getting Comfortable With (Brutally Honest) Feedback – Audiokite||This episode is part of a series I'm doing to give you an over the shoulder view of how to earn income from original music step by step. All the info is taken directly from what I experience while doing it for myself.||9/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP022: Getting An EDGE In The Music Business||Today's guest is an award-winning entrepreneur, musician, and manager of a platinum selling pop band. He's toured Europe, North America, and the Far East; played on countless TV and radio shows and performed in some of the most renowned music venues in.||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP021: How To Get Your Fan’s Undivided Attention: Using Music To Create A Community That Grows Itself||Today's guest is Steve Palfreyman from Music Launch Hub. He's going to show us how to grow a fanbase that grows itself. Whether you're just getting started in music or been busy growing your fanbase for years,||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP020: How To Book More Shows and Triple Turnout At Your Next Gig||Today's guest is Steve Palfreyman from Music Launch Hub. He's going to show us how to grow a fanbase that grows itself. Whether you're just getting started in music or been busy growing your fanbase for years,||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP019: How To Break Through Roadblocks And Win Creative Battles||Suz is the Rock/Star Advocate. With experience working for major record labels and other industry institutions—like EMI—she knows the ins and outs of the industry. And with a masters degree in psychology, she also knows how the creative mind works.||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP018: How A Website Will Enhance Your Music||Today's guest is Ross from Electric Kiwi. A designer and developer that specializes in creating custom websites for singers, songwriters, and musicians. Ross agreed to come on the show and give the inside scoop on how to craft the perfect music website.||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP017: How To Record Your Own Music At Home – And Make It Sound Great||In the last podcast episode, I explained the experiment we’re doing on Musician Monster, and how were taking an original song from a concept and showing what we do to earn income from it. We're going through the entire process and sharing everything w||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP016: What’s Next For Musician Monster And What It Means For You And Your Music||In today's episode, I explain how we're putting the last 12 months of learning into practice so that you can get an over the shoulder view of how to earn income from original music.||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP015: Into The Mind of A Great Musician – What Would Your World Be Like As A Professional Guitarist?||Today's guest is a masterful musician. Carl Verheyen has been a full-time guitarist since he was 21 years old, holding his first job long enough to pay off his new Les Paul. Despite his success, the way Carl thinks about his role will surprise you.||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP014: How To Make A Viral Music Video||Today's guest is Grant McFarland. His band, Galactic Empire, moved from obscurity to stardom almost instantly. They did not have a fan base or a significant internet presence—they had never even released an album.||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP013: Rick Barker Talks About Managing Taylor Swift And The Music Industry Blueprint||Rick Barker loves developing artists and watching them grow. A skill that served him well managing Taylor Swift's career in the early days of Big Machine Records. Rick talks about growing up poor and stepping down as Taylor's manager just as he was abo.||3/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP012: How To Play Guitar Like a Beast In Six Months||Over the last 20 years, Jeb Hart has spent 25,000 hours teaching people how to play the guitar. Jeb's teaching methods are precise. He can take a noob guitarist and turn them into a proficient player in six months. In today's episode,||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP011: Danika Holmes – From College Dropout To Full Time Musician||Danika Holmes has played over 400 shows since she decided to pursue music full time in 2010. The path that took here there is rarely traveled--abandoning her Ph.D., only a dissertation short of becoming “Dr. Holmes.||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP010: Is The Music Industry Dying?||The old system doesn't work and that's awesome! We should be ecstatic because we don't have to sell out just to get signed. For better or worse--we have freedom to be creative. - Problem is, it's hard to see creative destruction as "good" when you're ..||9/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP009: Creative Control and The Practicing Mind||What is a Practicing Mind? It's learning and achieving through intention and repetition. And musicians have it in spades...sometimes. By the time Tom Sterner was twenty three he had worked with some of the largest orchestras in the world.||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP008: Un-Masking The Potential of A Musicpreneur with Tommy Darker – Part Two||In part two of our discussion, Tommy and I spend a lot of time talking about indecision. The topic hit home for me because it's easy to worry about making the wrong move out of fear about what might happen.||7/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP007: Un-Masking the Potential of A Musicpreneur with Tommy Darker – Part One||Tommy Darker sheds some light on what it means to be a Musicpreneur, the price to pay for a music career and why it's totally worth it. Freedom, fear and the future of music!||6/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP006: Three Things All Musicians Need To Inspire People||We all want to inspire more people. The more people we can inspire and the more lives we can impact, the more fans we will create. When you think about it, the life of any successful musician, athlete, artist, entertainer, entrepreneur, etc.||6/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP005: The High Priestess of Kobra and the Lotus – Kobra Paige||Kobra Paige is a phenomenal musician, vocalist, and songwriter--but she didn't get there overnight. Starting out as a spectator in a Judas Priest concert, she spent years writing songs and continues to pursue music at all costs.||5/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP004: How Shannon Curtis Rocks House Concerts And How You Can Too||While reading Shannon's book, I was blown away by the process of putting together a house concert and by how practical it is! If you are interested in learning more about it, I encourage you to read her book||5/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP003: The Top Five Biggest Mistakes I Made As A Musician-A Delayed Introduction||In this episode of the Musician Monster Podcast, I spend a few minutes introducing myself and reveal the hard truth behind my personal failures as a musician. I prefer to perform interviews because I think you will find them more interesting.||4/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP002: Resolving Band Member Conflicts: How To Save Yourself (And Your Music) From Potential Heartache||Today, I interviewed Mitchell Taylor, the previous drummer of the band I currently manage. I wanted to get his opinion on why things didn't work out. One of the things I appreciate about Mitch is his honesty.||4/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMMP001: How MadCraft Promotes Music Online And Why They’re So Good At It||One of the coolest things about Madcraft (besides being lovers of pop punk and Blink 182) is they produce everything themselves – music, design, merch, music videos… EVERYTHING! They learned it all via the internet, without formal training.||3/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Greg tells it like it is!!!!!!!
Love his style, love his honesty, love his passion…..
Love this show!
What I’ve been waiting for!!!!
What makes the Monster Musician Podcast different than others like it, is that the host ask’s the guests questions in a way that allows the listener to hear the step by step process of the steps the guest took to get to where they are. It’s the kind of show I’ve been waiting for as a pro musician! 5 STARS!