The Modern Musician show

The Modern Musician

Summary: Our goal is to help you get ahead in today’s music industry. We’ll be covering topics from how to get gigs for your band to how you can build a career as a musician.

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 How to make money off your music copyright (feat. Antony Bruno / Royalty Exchange) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:20

In this episode we are joined by Antony Bruno, Director of Communications at Royalty Exchange - a platform dedicated to helping you generate revenue from your music's copyright. Royalty Exchange are one of several companies on the forefront of the evolution of the music industry, and they are opening up the transparency behind copyright and intellectual property. Do you know what music copyright is? Do you know what royalties are? Are you missing out on money that is owed to you for your music? Check out this episode for the answers to these questions and more!

 How do you build confidence? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:30

Confidence is something that can affect us all the way through our lives as musicians - from the first time we want to start learning an instrument and maybe approaching a teacher, all the way through to stepping on stage for the thousandth time. Building confidence is something that a lot of us struggle with, and it's something that even the most seasoned musicians continue to struggle with. However, there are always steps you can take and things you can focus on.

 Should your band play covers? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:20

As a musician you're more than likely going to end up learning somebody else's songs - but should you take them to the stage? And beyond that, when and why should you take them to the stage? This episode is a response to @alex_themallett's question on Instagram. If you have a topic you'd like us cover, comment on one of our photos!

 Motivation is a lie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:24

Oo, controversial title! Deep talks in this episode all about motivation being fickle, how to work hard, and why you should truly find your purpose to be able to apply yourself long-term and achieve your goals.

 Should you follow your passion? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:43

If you've ever sat wondering whether you should pursue a career in music, or if you've sat wishing you could pursue a career in music but you don't feel you're a talented enough player - this episode is for you! From finding your niche to being honest with yourself about your skills, the overarching question here is "should you follow your passion?"

 9 tips for your band’s first tour (feat. Max Taylor Grant) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:59

In this episode we are joined by the wonderful Max Taylor Grant - touring professional and photographer. Max has put together 9 tips for a band going on their first tour, covering everything from how to advance and organise a tour to essential things you should take with you that you probably wouldn't even think of!

 Should you study music at university? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:16:21

We're back with episode 5 - a whole episode in response to a question we're often asked: should you study music at university? The short answer is - there is no right answer. It depends what you want to get out of it. For the long answer - tune in for sixteen minutes and twenty one seconds of your day! 

 How do you get an endorsement? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:40

Endorsements! Everybody loves them, and everybody wants them. We see a lot of musicians seeking endorsements for the wrong reasons, and inevitably being rejected by the companies they are contacting. In this episode we talk about how you go about getting endorsements, how you present yourself, who you speak to, how you contact them, and what you should have under your belt before you even consider approaching a company about an endorsement.

 Should you give your music away for free? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:05

Streaming has changed the way we consume music in a big way, and many people, especially artists, are against it. Platforms like Spotify are renowned for paying artists pennies, so should you be publishing your music on them? What about other platforms? Where should you be publishing your music digitally? How much should you charge? Should you give it away for free? Should you sell physical media? We talk about all of this and more!

 How do you make money as a musician? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:14:39

Straight in with one of our favourite topics to talk about! We cover loads of information on performance, royalties, sync deals, busking, teaching, writing, merchandise, crowdfunding, and - of course - social media! 

 What is The Modern Musician? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:05

In our first episode we talk about our ideas & objectives for the podcast and what you can expect to hear us talk about in future episodes. We answer some music industry questions from people watching on the live stream, we learn that simultaneously broadcasting on Instagram at the same idea isn't the best idea, and we have a very awkward ending! Thanks for listening!


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