The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast show

The Music Industry Blueprint Podcast

Summary: Rick Barker is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN. He is a manager, entrepreneur, author, and consultant focusing on the recent changes in the music business. By sharing his experience and insider tips, he helps his clients understand the music business and fast-tracks their steps to success. While those things describe his business life, the titles that he loves most are the ones which describe his personal life: Sober, Christian, Husband, and Father. Rick grew up in Alabama and was raised by a single mom. Growing up with very little in way of money and resources, Rick developed a work ethic and learned to hustle at the age of 12. By the age of 14, he was helping his mom financially support his brothers and sister. Rick was not a fan of the traditional education system. He found himself doing just enough to get by in the classes that didn’t interest him, yet excelling in those that did. At the age of 17, his life changed dramatically when he moved to California to live with his dad. He got involved with the wrong crowd and ended up quitting high school. Later, he found himself addicted to drugs and living homeless on the streets of LA. On April 4, 1989, after battling a cocaine addiction Rick got on his knees and prayed that God would let him die. Yet, God had other plans for Rick. These plans included sobriety, pursuing his dream of being on the radio, marrying his wife (Jill) and having two great children (Brianna and Logan), and one day meeting and managing Taylor Swift. All of these trials and tribulations influenced him to become the man he is today. Rick Barker’s motto is “Your Past Does Not Define Your Future” and he is living proof of that. In this podcast, Rick teaches artists how to treat their art as a business and become an attractive partner to a record label. With major changes in the music industry and digital world today, record labels expect artists to build their online presence and fan base, become great songwriters and performers, and ultimately create their own buzz. Through interviews with other experts in the music industry, and his own insights Rick shares the mindset, tactics, and principles you need to take your music to the next level.

Podcasts:

 Why It's Important to Take Care of Your Health as an Artist [Lessons from the Rascal Flatts Tour] | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:11

Why It's Important to Take Care of Your Health as an Artist [Lessons from the Rascal Flatts Tour]

 The Differences Between Major Label Artists and Indie Artists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:29

The Differences Between Major Label Artists and Indie Artists

 Why You Don’t Have to be Signed to a Label to Make Serious Cash Flow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:29

Why You Don’t Have to be Signed to a Label to Make Serious Cash Flow

 How to Nurture Relationships with Fans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:10

How to Nurture Relationships with Fans

 The Business of Music with Circa from Indepreneur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:19

The Business of Music with Circa from Indepreneur

 Key Take Aways and Tips from the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour for Young Artists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:45

Key Take Aways and Tips from the Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour for Young Artists

 Does Social Media Work For Older Artists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:25

Does Social Media Work For Older Artists

 Monetizing Merchandise with Discmaker's Tony Van Veen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:39

Monetizing Merchandise with Discmaker's Tony Van Veen

 Goal Setting Exercise for December 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:27

Goal Setting Exercise for December 2018

 Investing in Solutions to Upgrade Your Skills as an Artist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:25

Investing in Solutions to Upgrade Your Skills as an Artist

 Time Management Skills for Artists | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:24

Time Management Skills for Artists

 Rick's Opinion on The Four (TV Talent Show) Revised | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:50

Rick's Opinion on The Four (TV Talent Show) Revised

 How to Get Noticed by Playlist Curators with Michael Warner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:26

How to Get Noticed by Playlist Curators with Michael Warner

 Why You Need to Lose the Entitlement Attitude in this Current Music Era | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:40

Why You Need to Lose the Entitlement Attitude in this Current Music Era

 How to Find Your Ideal Audience , Avoid Management Scams and More! | Q&A with Rick Barker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:56

How to Find Your Ideal Audience , Avoid Management Scams and More! | Q&A with Rick Barker

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