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Jetty Rae talks about recording her latest album Can’t Curse the Free in Nashville, choosing her producer, crowdfunding, social media, and the power of intention.

 

Links and Resources Mentioned

jettyrae.com

penpalsmusic.com

Jetty Rae – YouTube

Ben Franklin’s World Podcast – Paul Revere’s Ride Through History

Terrible, Thanks for Asking Podcast

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BB79: Strategies for Growing Your Audience with Sherry-Lynn Lee from 23rd Hour http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb79-strategies-growing-audience-sherry-lynn-lee-23rd-hour/ http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb79-strategies-growing-audience-sherry-lynn-lee-23rd-hour/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 15:45:51 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1201 The post BB79: Strategies for Growing Your Audience with Sherry-Lynn Lee from 23rd Hour appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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Sherry-Lynn Lee is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the jazz-pop duo 23rd Hour. We talk about creating an identity, growing an audience on social media, as well as in your own back yard, creating strategic partnerships, and leveraging your success to build momentum. 

 

Creating community

  • Experimenting to figure out what creates engagement
  • Creating a twitter strategy for promotion around popular hashtags
  • Pairing a wine with a song for #winewednesday
  • Repurposing video to multiple social sites
  • Knowing where your audience is hanging out on social media
  • Tailoring your content to your audience
  • Consistently showing up on social media

 

Creating Strategic Partnerships

  • Partnering with a music education foundation to promote their CD release party
  • Finding an organization that is in line with your values
  • Creating strategic partnerships with organizations in your local community to help grow your audience
  • Donating show proceeds to charity

 

iTunes Chart Success

  • Leveraging iTunes chart position to gain momentum to move higher up the chart
  • Creating a partnership with Hungry for Music
  • Converting album sales to instruments so fans could see how there impacting the charity
  • Rising to the Top 10 on the iTunes chart
  • Leveraging their success for additional exposure and promotion
  • The power of promoting something people already care about

 

Why has success as a musician been historically defined as not having a day job? Why must we choose?

  • Being a full time musician doesn’t work for everyone
  • Some people have multiple passions. Why do we have to pick just one?
  • Having a day job helps her finance Sherry-Lynn’s music projects
  • Creating software also fills her creative needs
  • Balancing two careers

 

Creating an Experience for Everyone

  • Transporting listeners to another time and place
  • Playing to a listening audience
  • Making color coded set-lists for the band
  • Making it easy for the venue to help you have a successful performance

 

Links and Resources Mentioned

https://www.facebook.com/23rdHr

https://www.twitter.com/twentythirdhour

https://www.instagram.com/twentythirdhour

https://www.soundcloud.com/23rdHr

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgUjwMHideFEBo_hBqlu1Tg

https://medium.com/@twentythirdhour

Ariel Hyatt on Crowdfunding – Brassy Broadcasting Company

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BB78: Producer’s Cut and Recap of BB77 Mom Knows http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb78-producers-cut-and-recap-of-bb77-mom-knows/ http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb78-producers-cut-and-recap-of-bb77-mom-knows/#respond Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:31:01 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1190 The post BB78: Producer’s Cut and Recap of BB77 Mom Knows appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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In This Episode

This is a companion episode to go along with episode 77.  It’s the producers cut. If you haven’t listened to that one, and you want to hear it now, without me piping in with a comment, click HERE, and you will magically be transported there through the inter webs. Don’t forget to come back when you’re done.

I recorded this story using an Audio Technica ATR2100, plugged into my iPhone 6s. There is a USB camera adapter you can use to make it work.

Our recording space impacts the vibe of our recording. I wanted to feel small and restrained while sharing this story, so I recorded it while sitting in my walk-in closet, the tiniest walk-in closet known to man.

I stripped it down was because I wanted to make a point that you didn’t need $300 microphones and a fancy recording studio to make your art or share your voice. 

Constraints breed creativity, and help us make better art. Use the tools that are currently available to you.

Stop using “lack of tools” as an excuse. I was listening to an episode of the Chase Jarvis podcast with Mark Ecko where they talk about this.

Use whatever hand me down phone, gear, laptop, or cassette tape recorder you can get your hands on. Stop making excuses and start recording!

Another constraint that I placed on myself was that I only used music that was available in the Apple Loops that come with Logic Pro X.

 

The Story Starting Point 

I started with “Mom knows” because that seemed like the best place to set the hook in the listeners ears. I wanted to share a very specific moment in time. 

I wanted to drop my audience right in the middle of the problem at the beginning. I didn’t feel the need to give a backstory because I knew there were opportunities to sprinkle bits of it in as the story progressed.

 

Notes on Music

You’re just going to have to listen! 

 

Links and Resources Mentioned

Audio Technica ATR2100 Microphone

Lightening to USB Camera Adapter

Chase Jarvis podcast with Mark Ecko

Pocket Casts for iPhone

Pocket Casts for Android

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BB77: Mom Knows http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb77-mom-knows/ Thu, 25 May 2017 20:44:13 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1185 The post BB77: Mom Knows appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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In This Episode

 

This episode is one of experimentation. Lately I’ve become more interested in narrative style podcasting. The creative soul in me wants more than just an interview show. My vision is to create a hybrid that weaves interviews, stories, and sound design together.

It all starts with the story. Today I’m sharing one of mine. This episode is the story only. There is a companion episode that will follow this one. It’s my podcasting nerd version of the director’s cut. I’ll break down the production and share how creative decisions were made. It will also serve as a record for me to consult when I listen back in a year and wonder “why in the heck did I do that there?”. This is a benchmark episode.

I’ve chosen to share this story now as we head into PRIDE month. It’s a time of celebration and reflection in the LGBT community. We’ve come a long way thanks to the tireless work of those within the community and our allies. There is still much work to be done, but it’s nice to take a minute to celebrate, and who doesn’t love a fabulous parade.

Unfortunately, I know people that still can’t openly celebrate because they are closeted, but it goes much deeper than not attending a parade. They can’t be the fullest most glorious versions of themselves because they have to hide the greatest gift we are given as humans, love. They can’t openly share their LOVE. If you haven’t lived it, it’s hard to imagine.

I’ve also come to realize over the years that being out isn’t just about me. It also directly impacts my family and how they navigate their relationship with friends and family.

Here’s my short story. I hope that it helps you in some way, or at least shines a little light.

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BB76: The Power of Art to Build Community and Spur Conversation with Elle Roberts http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb76/ Sun, 14 May 2017 16:27:31 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1176 The post BB76: The Power of Art to Build Community and Spur Conversation with Elle Roberts appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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In This Episode

Elle Roberts is a writer, and alchemist. Reimagining what is and creating what isn’t. She is also the founder shehive, a grassroots gender equity project.

We talk about community engagement, her work with shehive and The House Life Project, bridging the gap between thinking and doing, and how the insane ideas in the margin of your notebook become actual things.

Highlights and Takeaways

  • Finding community around the arts
  • Art allows us to engage in difficult conversations that can spur action
  • How the The House Life Project is impacting neighborhoods in Indianapolis
  • Community engagement can look like karaoke on a Thursday night
  • Artists tend to be the forerunners of neighborhood change
  • The importance of the ritual of sitting down to dinner and talking
  • How porch parties have changed Elle’s thinking around how she wants to exist in community
  • Taking a step back from something you’ve created to foster its growth
  • You can make a classroom anywhere you are
  • Your mentors don’t have to be living

 

Resources and Links Mentioned

shehive

House Life Project

Rabble Coffee

Ash and Elm Cider Co.

 

For Podcasters and Wannabe Podcasters

The Brassy Broad’s Brass Tacks Pod-Class – The FREE DIY course to get you started on your podcasting journey.

Podcasting Tutorials Playlist – I’m creating a YouTube library of free podcasting tutorials to help you in your podcasting journey.

If you’re looking for a podcast producer, have feedback on the episode,or a question about podcasting, email me jen@brassybroad.com

 

Let’s Hang!

Instagram is my jam. Connect with me there for behind the scenes adventures from a curious podcasting musician. I’m @brassybroadjen.

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BB74: D*****, Kitty! (A 6 minute story of failure and lessons learned) http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb74/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 13:33:57 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1156 The post BB74: D*****, Kitty! (A 6 minute story of failure and lessons learned) appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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In This Episode

I discovered my COLOSSAL PODCAST FAIL when I went to put the show together this week. This is the 6 minute story of what happened and what I learned. 

This is my first time out creating an NPR inspired podcast with all the bells and whistles. It’s my experiment in sound and storytelling.

 

 

Resources and Links Mentioned

Why You Should Start a S***** Podcast

Zoom H6 Recorder

e Story Structure podcast from How Sound

My Kingdom for Some Structure podcast from How Sound

 

For Podcasters and Wannabe Podcasters

The Brassy Broad’s Brass Tacks Pod-Class – The FREE DIY course to get you started on your podcasting journey.

Podcasting Tutorials Playlist – I’m creating a YouTube library of free podcasting tutorials to help you in your podcasting journey.

If you’re looking for a podcast producer, have feedback on the episode,or a question about podcasting, email me jen@brassybroad.com

 

Let’s Hang!

Instagram is my jam. Connect with me there for behind the scenes adventures from a curious podcasting musician. I’m @brassybroadjen.

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BB73: Leveraging Language, Networks, and Content with Jenn Lisak http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb73/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:42:39 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1145 The post BB73: Leveraging Language, Networks, and Content with Jenn Lisak appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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Jenn Lisak, Founder of Sapphire Strategy, joins me for a conversation around leveraging language, networks, and content to grow your business.

 

The Power of Language

  • Being intentional about the language you use to attract clients
  • Avoiding apologetic language to justify your pricing
  • Using numbers and data to support your proposals
  • Creating conversion paths on your website

 

Creating the Right Content for Your Audience

  • Marketing trends come and go
  • Know your audience
  • 65% of people are visual learners
  • 30% are audio learners
  • 5% are kinesthetic learners
  • Your website creates people’s perception of your business

 

Creating a Solid Network 

  • The importance of building your referral networks
  • Getting involved with NAWBO and Pass the Torch for Women
  • Asking for advice from experienced members of your network
  • Mentoring and paying it forward

 

Links and Resources 

Sapphire Strategy

NAWBO

Pass the Torch for Women

 

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BB72: How I’m Growing My Audience http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb72/ Sun, 16 Apr 2017 12:18:10 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1124 The post BB72: How I’m Growing My Audience appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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In this episode I share what I’ve been doing the past couple of months to grow my audience for the podcast, YouTube channel, and social media. There have been some surprises along the way, including a new revenue stream!

 

Highlights and Takeaways

  • What happened when I shifted the focus of my podcast
  • Producing content consistently to grow your audience
  • Creating my Good Business Behavior Spreadsheet 
  • How a series of silly Facebook Live videos created a new revenue stream
  • Growing my YouTube audience
  • Using YouTube cards to drive viewers to my website and free podcasting course
  • Creating YouTube playlists to organize my content for viewers
  • My next big focus – Growing my email list!

 

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Why You Should Start a Sh*tty Podcast http://brassybroad.com/blog/start-shtty-podcast/ http://brassybroad.com/blog/start-shtty-podcast/#comments Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:09:19 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1114 The post Why You Should Start a Sh*tty Podcast appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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I just love reading blog posts from well intentioned (because they’re always well intentioned, aren’t they?) “professional” dudes pontificating on “Why You Shouldn’t Start a Podcast” or claiming that you need to follow certain best practices to do it correctly (their way) if you’re going to be successful.

SCREW THAT! I’m tired of hearing all that nonsense. I’m here to tell you to start a sh*tty podcast right now.

Not only am I a podcast producer, I’m a musician. I’ve spent countless hours making sh*tty music and writing sh*tty songs to develop my skills. I’ve learned more useful real world skills from picking up my guitar and actually playing in a band with real people than I did studying the “right” way in any of my college music courses. That’s not to say that those 4 semesters of music theory and history don’t come in handy sometimes (watching Jeopardy), but you know what is more helpful than knowing the difference between a French, German, and Italian augmented 6th chord ….knowing when NOT to play, so your lead singer doesn’t jump down your throat after a gig because you were stepping all over her vocals. Learn by doing.

As a podcaster, I’ve also made sh*tty podcasts. I’ve spent countless hours honing my craft. My first episodes of The Brassy Broadcast are pretty shaky. Hell, I still make some not-so-great episodes, but I show up and I do the work, and I learn something new every time I do it.

Have I ever been in New & Noteworthy on iTunes? Nope.

Do I care? Nope.

Is that why I podcast? Nope.

Do I get feedback from listeners telling me that they learned something from listening to my show, or were inspired to take some kind of action? Yep.

Ok. Cool. That’s a win in my book. I’ll make more.

 

Get Over Yourself

 

Here are some suggestions to help you get over yourself and start making your own sh*tty podcast. Are these the only way? Certainly not. These are some things that have worked for me on my podcasting journey.

 

Lose Your Attachment to the Outcome of Your Podcast

 

Done is better than good. I don’t remember where I first heard that, but it’s the truth. You need a baseline so you know what to fix. Do some practice runs. If you’re doing an interview style show, start by interviewing your friends. If you think your friends are boring, maybe you need to ask better questions.

Listen to as many other podcasts as your ears can take.

What resonates with you? What drives you crazy? What ideas can you borrow and modify to fit your needs?

As a guitar player, I try to steal licks from the greats all the time and incorporate them into the music I make. You can do the same with your podcast.  However, you need to be creative. Don’t get lazy and start asking the same questions the same way as another host, or using their same segment names. Be different. Be you.

Figure out what differentiates you from other hosts or producers and capitalize on it.

 

Podcasting Resources

 

Do your homework. Make the best possible podcast that you possibly can with the knowledge and resources you have available to you. Here are a few resources to get you started.

The Brass Tacks Pod-class (I made a free course)

Jen’s podcast tutorials YouTube playlist

Transom.org

How Sound podcast

She Podcasts 

 

Do the Work

 

Doing the work is super unsexy most of the time, but this is where the magic truly happens. This is how you find your rhythm and your flow. You develop your instincts. You incrementally improve your process and speed up your workflow. You learn how to put out the fires caused by the technical difficulties that arise periodically. And you get better. 

Remember – Nobody has to hear your sh*tty podcast, and you will feel better for at least having started.

Now grab your microphone, press record, and make a sh*tty podcast!

Share your favorite podcasting resources in the comments, and let me know what podcasting challenges are stopping you from starting your podcast. I would love to help.

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BB71: Storytelling Radio and Podcasting with Producer Amy Gastelum http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb71/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:47:31 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1106 Radio producer and podcaster Amy Gastelum chats about producing for radio and podcasting, her experience at the Transom Storytelling Workshop for radio storytelling, and finding time to work on passion projects when you have a job and a family.   Highlights and Takeaways You can be more than one thing Amy’s experience at the Transom […]

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Radio producer and podcaster Amy Gastelum chats about producing for radio and podcasting, her experience at the Transom Storytelling Workshop for radio storytelling, and finding time to work on passion projects when you have a job and a family.

 

Highlights and Takeaways

  • You can be more than one thing
  • Amy’s experience at the Transom Storytelling Workshop
  • Why she didn’t tell anyone she applied for Transom
  • How producing her first story wrecked her emotionally
  • Feeling like you failed your story subject
  • The challenge of looking for the correct answer when there isn’t one
  • How she and her co-producer built trust
  • Creative podcast recording techniques for when you have kids and a day job
  • Give yourself permission to take a podcasting hiatus
  • Don’t compromise the passion in your passion project
  • Starting a radio group in Indianapolis
  • Creating space where people can share their creative endeavours
  • The Levels of Readiness for Change
  • Public media’s issue with representation

 

Links and Resources 

Mother

Transom.org

Transom Storyteling Workshops

How Sound podcast

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BB70: Ariel Hyatt – How to Get Out of Your Own Way for Success http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb70-ariel-hyatt/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:49 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1046 Ariel Hyatt, founder of CyberPR®, shares what holds us back from success, sharing our signature stories (hint: it’s not your bio), and the power of your e-mail list. Highlights and Takeaways Growing up the daughter of an entrepreneur mother and filmmaker father How dyslexia helped her learn ways to make complicated ideas simple The 3 […]

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Ariel Hyatt, founder of CyberPR®, shares what holds us back from success, sharing our signature stories (hint: it’s not your bio), and the power of your e-mail list.

Highlights and Takeaways

  • Growing up the daughter of an entrepreneur mother and filmmaker father
  • How dyslexia helped her learn ways to make complicated ideas simple
  • The 3 things that hold us back from success
  • The importance of your Signature Story – what it should and should not include
  • Why you don’t need to jump on the latest social media platform
  • Why your newsletter is critical to your success
  • The value of mentors that teach us what not to do
  • Why you always give your best
  • Crowdfunding Coaching

 

Links & Resources:

CyberPR®

CypberPRMusic

Follow Ariel on twitter @CyberPR

Ariel Hyatt featured on The Creative Entrepreneur

Download Ultimate Guide to Music Publicity here for free: http://bit.ly/MusicPR_Guide 

OR  it’s 99 cents on Amazon: http://bit.ly/MusicPR_Ultimate

BB62: Crowdfunding Strategies with Ariel Hyatt

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Unsubscribed http://brassybroad.com/blog/unsubscribed/ Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:01:00 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1030 The post Unsubscribed appeared first on Brassy Broadcasting Company.

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Your list has lost a subscriber. Ugh. WTF? OMG. Am I a loser? Do they hate me? Why would they unsubscribe from my email list? Do my emails suck? Is my content terrible?

All of these thoughts were running through my head last Saturday when 4 people unsubscribed from my list. I wasn’t too upset when I received the first two notifications. However, self doubt immediately seized the opportunity to make a charge as soon as I saw two more “unsubscribed” notifications resting in my inbox.

 

I have a choice

 

Then….I took a deep breath, let it go, and thought “Screw it.” I’m no longer their jam, and I’m ok with that. I choose not to take it personally.

That conscious choice to not take it personally saved the day. Why would I let my thoughts marinate in a pan of self doubt, imposter syndrome, and self loathing when I have a choice?

I wasn’t fully aware that I had a choice until a few years ago when a friend turned me onto The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. This book was an absolute life changer for me. I learned that I have the power to choose not to make assumptions or to take things personally. What a relief! If you haven’t already, spend a little time with this book. It’s a quick read.

 

Not everyone is gonna love you

 

It’s a sad truth, but not everyone is going to love you. Some folks will even go to great pains to tell you how much they don’t love you. It’s hard to ignore, but if you need to keep creating, you’re going to have to tune them out. I know. It’s easier said than done.

This year I’m on a mission to empower people to share their voices, to be seen, heard, and valued. My goal is to create content that empowers 1000 new people to start sharing their voices and ideas. That content includes The Brassy Broadcast podcast, YouTube tutorial videos on podcasting, and writing an occasional blog post.

I accept that when I put myself out there, my thoughts and ideas won’t resonate with everyone. That’s cool. I’m not creating for everyone. I’ll bet that you aren’t either.

I also accept that folks will come and go from my email list depending on where they are in their own journeys. I encourage you to do the same.

Oh, and the other bright spot in my “Unsubscribed morning” was learning that people will actually open emails on Saturday morning and take action.

If you want to stay in the know about the latest podcast episode, recommendations for other podcasts, and ideas for how to share your voice with the world, I invite you to get on my list. And if it turns out that I’m not your jam, I promise I won’t take it personally when you unsubscribe.

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BB69: Laura Shanley – Founder of Periods for Politicians Talks Periods, Politics, and Activism http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb69/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:15:40 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1019 Laura Shanley, Founder of Periods for Politicians, shares her experience and what she has learned about navigating the waters of social media and activism. Highlights and Takeaways Starting the Periods for Pence Facebook page after becoming disgusted with actions of Indiana’s then Governor Mike Pence Answering the question “What gives you the right?” Using humor […]

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Laura Shanley, Founder of Periods for Politicians, shares her experience and what she has learned about navigating the waters of social media and activism.

Highlights and Takeaways

  • Starting the Periods for Pence Facebook page after becoming disgusted with actions of Indiana’s then Governor Mike Pence
  • Answering the question “What gives you the right?”
  • Using humor as a form of protest
  • Who knew there were so many euphemisms for periods?
  • The power of social media to create a movement
  • The community that has grown up around Periods for Politicians
  • Working to make our community stronger
  • The difference in community from Facebook to Twitter
  • Finding joy in getting off of Facebook for awhile
  • Why she remained anonymous for awhile
  • The challenge of accepting what you need to learn
  • Learning to be gracious when she was wrong
  • How acknowledging what you don’t understand makes you a better ally
  • Clues that you need to be listening and not talking
  • Approaching issues from a human standpoint and compassionate view

Links Apps and Resources Mentioned

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BB68: Amy Woodall – Communication Strategies to Navigate the Drama Triangle http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb68/ Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:38 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1010 Amy Woodall shares communication strategies to help  us get out of our own way, manage expectations with upfront contracts, and handle the drama when it shows up. Amy is making a return visit to the show! You can hear our previous conversation  in Episode 28 – How to Not Throat Punch Your Bandmates and other […]

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Amy Woodall shares communication strategies to help  us get out of our own way, manage expectations with upfront contracts, and handle the drama when it shows up.

Amy is making a return visit to the show! You can hear our previous conversation  in Episode 28 – How to Not Throat Punch Your Bandmates and other Productive Communication Strategies.

We keep on t he communication track in this conversation. We relate much of the conversation to a band/artist dynamic, but the truths Amy shares can be applied to any other relationship dynamic.

HIghlights and Take Aways

  • You’ve got to have a communication strategy in place
  • Our money weaknesses
  • How our money beliefs weigh on how we value ourselves
  • Getting everyone on the same page about where you provide value
  • JOURNALING!!!! – My favorite
  • Turning head trash into something positive
  • How we act determines how we feel
  • Actions shift our attitudes
  • Fear of Looking Stupid (FOLS)
  • You need a strategy in place when presenting new ideas
  • How the DRAMA TRIANGLE works
  • Agreeing in advance on how to deal with conflict
  • Getting clear on the experience you want to create
  • How PINK turned her into a fan 

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BB67: Lisa Mitchell – How to Create Better Outcomes with Better Communication http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb67/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:00:20 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1001 Body language expert Lisa Mitchell shares insight and stories from her own personal experiences about how to create better outcomes with better communication.  Lisa Mitchell is the premier Indianapolis-based communications expert specializing in Body Language and Non Verbal Skills training. She also hosts the Shiny Things podcast, where she teaches you how to use the […]

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Body language expert Lisa Mitchell shares insight and stories from her own personal experiences about how to create better outcomes with better communication. 

Lisa Mitchell is the premier Indianapolis-based communications expert specializing in Body Language and Non Verbal Skills training. She also hosts the Shiny Things podcast, where she teaches you how to use the Science of Body Language to figure yourself out a little and decode the people around you. Lisa takes on digital dating, business communications, and how to be more confident and influential in general.

Highlights and Takeaways

The repercussions of a lack of awareness

What happened after her failed business and marriage

Overcoming the scarcity mindset

Working through her own limiting beliefs

Finding the courage to invest in herself

Creating desired outcomes instead of leaving them to chance

Taking control of how you show up

Positioning yourself for mass impact

Resting Bitch Face (RBF)

The impact reading Liz Gilbert’s Big Magic had on both of us

Releasing the fear of judgement

The convertible analogy – (this is my personal favorite and biggest takeaway)

Calling out the elephant in the room

 

Links and Resources

powerbodylanguage.com

Shiny Things Podcast

Big Magic by Liz Gilbert

Laura Palmer

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BB66: Juliette Reilly – Growing Your Audience with YouTube http://brassybroad.com/podcast/bb-66-juliette-reilly-growing-audience-youtube/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:18:01 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=996   Singer-Songwriter Juliette Reilly shares insights into how she has grown her YouTube audience to over 185,000 subscribers as an independent musician. Highlights and Takeaways How she creates engagement with fans through her videos Strategies for growing her audience to 185,000 plus on YouTube Gear and software used to create her YouTube videos Creating cover […]

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Singer-Songwriter Juliette Reilly shares insights into how she has grown her YouTube audience to over 185,000 subscribers as an independent musician.

Highlights and Takeaways

  • How she creates engagement with fans through her videos
  • Strategies for growing her audience to 185,000 plus on YouTube
  • Gear and software used to create her YouTube videos
  • Creating cover song videos based on songs that are being searched on YouTube
  • Sharing personal things from your life creates engagement
  • Finding the balance between what feels authentic and what the audience wants to see
  • Creating a guitar tutorial and lyric video for one of her own songs
  • Why she chose to write music with a positive message
  • Figuring out how to get people to subscribe once they visited her channel

Links Mentioned in the Show

Juliett on YouTube

Juliettereilly.com

@juliettereilly

brassybroad.com

Jen Edds YouTube Channel

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How to Export an mp3 from Garageband and add ID3 tags in iTunes http://brassybroad.com/blog/export-mp3-garageband-add-id3-tags-itunes/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:33:44 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=970 Why You Need to add ID3 Tags to Your Podcast Adding ID3 tags to your mp3 file for you podcast is important because the tags help identify your mp3 file. Including the tags with your name, episode name, show name ensures that the info shows up properly when the file is played. How to Add […]

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Why You Need to add ID3 Tags to Your Podcast

Adding ID3 tags to your mp3 file for you podcast is important because the tags help identify your mp3 file. Including the tags with your name, episode name, show name ensures that the info shows up properly when the file is played.

How to Add ID3 Tags to Your Podcast

In this video, I show you how to use Garagegand and iTunes to add the ID3 tags. This is not the only way to do it. I’m big fan of using ID3 Editor. It’s a relatively inexpensive investment and makes the process faster for me. Use what best fits your budget and your workflow.

Wanna start a podcast? Visit brassybroad.com to get the FREE Brass Tacks Pod-Class, your guide to the basics of getting your podcast launched and out to the world.

Happy Podcasting!

 

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How to Set Podcast Loudness Target Level in Adobe Audition 2017 http://brassybroad.com/blog/set-podcast-loudness-target-level-adobe-audition-2017/ Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:54:58 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=932 Consistent Podcast Loudness = Better Listener Experience Do your listener a solid, and produce a podcast with a consistent loudness level throughout the episode. It’s one of those little devils of the details that can make or break your listener’s experience. When done correctly, it goes unnoticed. When ignored, it raises questions about your professionalism.  […]

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Consistent Podcast Loudness = Better Listener Experience

Do your listener a solid, and produce a podcast with a consistent loudness level throughout the episode. It’s one of those little devils of the details that can make or break your listener’s experience. When done correctly, it goes unnoticed. When ignored, it raises questions about your professionalism. 

Yes, you should have some vocal variety in your podcast. It’s a natural part of conversation. It’s ok to get a little louder when you’re excited, but don’t blow out your listener’s ears!

This is where setting target loudness levels comes into play.

Setting Podcast Target Loudness Level in Adobe Audition 2017

Adobe has made is incredibly easy to set your target loudness level in Audition. The recommended loudness level for podcasts is -16 to -20 LUFS. (To learn more about podcast loudness, check out this super fab read at transom.org)

This quick tutorial shows you how to set your target loudness level in Adobe Audition.

Wanna learn more about podcasting? Check out the Courses section at brassybroad.com.

 

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Women in the Music Business Talking About Making Records http://brassybroad.com/podcast/womeninthemusicbusinesstalkingaboutmakingrecords/ Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:41:04 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=914 So Much More Than Women Making Records The beauty of this season of The Brassy Broadcast is that even though the focus was on making records, many of our discussions covered topics that went far beyond the little microcosm of making records. It doesn’t matter if you’re a songwriter, singer, producer, blogger, podcaster, CEO, business […]

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So Much More Than Women Making Records

The beauty of this season of The Brassy Broadcast is that even though the focus was on making records, many of our discussions covered topics that went far beyond the little microcosm of making records. It doesn’t matter if you’re a songwriter, singer, producer, blogger, podcaster, CEO, business owner, or freelancer…many of us suffer from imposter syndrome, or feeling like we don’t deserve a seat at the table, or that we aren’t qualified yet to take the next step in our career, or we second guess ourselves. If you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. We talk about how to put yourself out there, and overcome some of these challenges.

Season 2 Guest List and Episode Recaps

Here’s a quick recap of the quests and what we talked about in the episode. I encourage you to go back and listen to all of them if you haven’t already. They are packed full of gems of wisdom and moments of brilliance.

The season kicked of with Tamara Saviano. Tamara  is a GRAMMY-winning producer, publicist, manager, live concert producer, talent booker, and former music television producer and music journalist. She has worn many hats over the course of her career, and worked in a variety mediums. The common thread throughout her work has been storytelling, and we have a wonderful chat about her recently published book on Guy Clark.

Lauren Spring, from the all girl swamp band The Krickets joined me for episode two.We chat about recording their debut album with Ben Tanner (from the Alabama Shakes), the magic of Muscle Shoals, and pushing out of her comfort zone. We also totally geek out on our love for the Trio record with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt.

Charlotte Martin joined me in the third installment for this season to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her record Stromata. Over the course of her career, Charlotte Martin has recorded both major label and independent releases, and performed sold-out shows to audiences around the world. Her music has been licensed for a plethora of television shows, including “So You Think You Can Dance.”

In addition to taking a deep dive into discussing some of the tracks on the record, this conversation is full of lessons and insight about navigating a career in music business.

Catharine Wood, owner and producer at Planetwood Productions, chats about working with corporate clients as well as singer-songwriters, what the pre-production phase of recording looks like for her, how she prefers to receive the tracks she is going to mix or master, and tips for prepping to go into the studio. If you’re thinking about heading into the studio for the first time, this is a great listen.

Jennie DeVoe returned to the Brassy Broadcast this season to talk about making records. It’s always a good time when she is on the show. Maybe it’s because we actually get to sit in the same space and have a face to face chat. Jennie talks about going to England to record, the relationship between artist and producer, and how she prepares to head into the studio.

We also got super silly and recorded a Live from the Loo session together in my bathroom and broadcast it live to the world using Facebook Live. 

Music producer AG joined me for a conversation about music production, and some of the challenges she has faced as a woman in the music industry. She shares how she has overcome those challenges and made a career producing music that has been featured in countless TV shows and movies.

Ariel Hyatt made a return appearance to talk about Crowdfunding. She has written a step by step guide that walks you through every step of the process. This book isn’t about how it works in theory. This book is based on her actual experiences in successfully funding her book project. Ariel is so very generous with her wisdom in this episode. You will walk away with insight and strategies into creating your crowdfunding campaign.

Kira Small talks about the process of writing and recording her epic breakup record 3 AM, working as a session singer in Nashville, figuring out her own voice as an artist, choosing a producer, and the power of pajamas and manifestation.

 

The Future of The Brassy Broadcast

I’m going to keep the seasonal format so we can take a deeper dive into specific topics. I’ll be sprinkling in some bonus non-seasonal episodes. Subscribe to the show so that you don’t miss them!

I haven’t decided on a topic for the next season, but I’m leaning toward music technology. Tweet me @brassybroadjen or email me at jen@brassybroad.com if you you think you might be a great guest, or if you know someone that would knock our socks off.

Leave a comment and let me know what you learned or how you implemented some little bit of wisdom into your own life. 

I’m also going to encourage you to share your favorite episode with a friend. It’s easy to share the link from your podcast catcher, iTunes, or from the brassybroad.com website.

Thanks for Listening, and for the feedback and engagement. You rock!

 

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Kira Small – Making a Breakup Record http://brassybroad.com/podcast/kira-small/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:15:12 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=834 Kira Small talks about the process of writing and recording her epic breakup record 3 AM, working as a session singer in Nashville, figuring out her own voice as an artist, choosing a producer, and the power of pajamas and manifestation.  Warning: We have potty mouths in this episode. Links Mentioned in the Show Visit […]

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Kira Small talks about the process of writing and recording her epic breakup record 3 AM, working as a session singer in Nashville, figuring out her own voice as an artist, choosing a producer, and the power of pajamas and manifestation. 

Warning: We have potty mouths in this episode.

Links Mentioned in the Show

Visit kirasmall.com to connect with Kira and check out her blog. 

How to Get Over a Breakup Flowchart

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Ariel Hyatt on Crowdfunding http://brassybroad.com/podcast/ariel-hyatt-crowdfunding/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:59 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=828 Ariel Hyatt is back in this episode to talk about her new book Crowdstart – The Ultimate Guide to a Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign. In this episode, Ariel Hyatt takes us on a deep dive into the world of crowdfunding. We talk about getting creative with your rewards, determining a budget, creating strategic partnerships, […]

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Ariel Hyatt is back in this episode to talk about her new book Crowdstart – The Ultimate Guide to a Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign.

In this episode, Ariel Hyatt takes us on a deep dive into the world of crowdfunding. We talk about getting creative with your rewards, determining a budget, creating strategic partnerships, and leveraging the relationships you’ve nurtured during the crowdfunding process to promote your record.

If you missed our previous conversation, go back and check it out in episode 15. We talk a lot about how we hold ourselves back and how to get out of your own way.

Connect with Ariel and download a free sample chapter of Crowdstart at arielhyatt.com 

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Jen’s List of Recording Resources http://brassybroad.com/podcast/jens-list-recording-resources/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:49:41 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=821 In this episode, I share some of my favorite podcasts, websites, and courses to help you move forward in your own recording pursuits. I’ve reached that point in the year where I look back on what I’ve accomplished, what I didn’t accomplish, and what I want to create in the coming year. I don’t know […]

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In this episode, I share some of my favorite podcasts, websites, and courses to help you move forward in your own recording pursuits.

I’ve reached that point in the year where I look back on what I’ve accomplished, what I didn’t accomplish, and what I want to create in the coming year. I don’t know if making a record will show up on my list for 2017, but I know I’m moving closer to that goal. I thought this would be a great time to take a pause from interviews and share some of my favorite resources with you that are moving me forward in that pursuit.

Podcasts

Walking the Floor with Chris Shiflett

Song Exploder with Hrishikesh Hirway

The Working Songwriter with Joe Pug

Thanks for Giving a Damn with Otis Gibbs

Female Entrepreneur Musician

Tutorials and Courses

The Recording Revolution

Pensado’s Place

Coursera.org

FEMusician.com

Tweet at me @brassybroadjen and let me know your “go to” resources.

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Music Producer AG – Lessons for Music Production and Life http://brassybroad.com/podcast/music-producer-ag-lessons-music-production-life/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:00:05 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=814 I chat with music producer AG about her approach to music production, as well as overcoming some of the issues we face as women in any industry. AG is a triple threat. She has been producing, songwriting, and engineering music since the age of 15. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, […]

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I chat with music producer AG about her approach to music production, as well as overcoming some of the issues we face as women in any industry.

AG is a triple threat. She has been producing, songwriting, and engineering music since the age of 15. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, AG relocated to Los Angeles and began to make her mark as one of the few female producers in the industry. Her unique blend of diverse musical influences include M83, Peter Gabriel and PJ Harvey, has led to extensive network TV exposure, popular television commercials, and feature films.

Most recently, AG produced Ciara’s cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” for Lionsgate’s new vampire killer movie The Last Witch Hunter. Rolling Stone Magazine describes the song as, “a syrupy, mesmerizing slow-burner.”

AG’s music has been featured in countless TV shows, and feature films including Pretty Little Liars, The Leftovers, Grey’s Anatomy, and Gossip Girl.

To learn more about AG, visit her website byaginc.com.

My biggest takeaways from this conversation were not so much about making music as they were about some of the universal challenges that we face as women.

Things like feeling like you need to be overqualified for a job before you actually think you can do it. We talk specifically about how she conquered that BS that we tell ourselves.

Listen to Paint it Black

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Making Records with Jennie DeVoe http://brassybroad.com/podcast/making-records-with-jennie-devoe/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 12:39:04 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=803 Jennie DeVoe returns to The Brassy Broadcast to talk about making records.  In this episode we talk about working with a producer, the pre-production phase, sticking to your vision, and so much more. The last time Jennie was on the show, she shared so many secrets to her success that I had to break it […]

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Jennie DeVoe returns to The Brassy Broadcast to talk about making records. 

In this episode we talk about working with a producer, the pre-production phase, sticking to your vision, and so much more.

The last time Jennie was on the show, she shared so many secrets to her success that I had to break it into two episodes. Go back and listen to those episodes if you missed them.

Jennie Devoe – Why You Need to Learn the Business

Jennie DeVoe – Stop Apolgizing When Charging for Your Art

Jennie and Jen performing “Redeeming” Live from the Loo 

To connect with Jennie and learn more, visit jenniedevoe.com

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Music Producer Catharine Wood Talks Mixing, Mastering, and Production http://brassybroad.com/podcast/music-producer-catharine-wood-talks-mixing-mastering-production/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:29:38 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=799 In this episode, I talk with Catharine Wood, owner and producer at Planetwood Productions about working with corporate clients as well as singer-songwriters, what the pre-production phase of recording looks like for her, how she prefers to receive the tracks she is going to mix or master, and tips for prepping to go into the […]

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In this episode, I talk with Catharine Wood, owner and producer at Planetwood Productions about working with corporate clients as well as singer-songwriters, what the pre-production phase of recording looks like for her, how she prefers to receive the tracks she is going to mix or master, and tips for prepping to go into the studio.

To connect with Catharine and learn more, visit planetwoodstudios.com

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Charlotte Martin http://brassybroad.com/podcast/charlotte-martin/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:00:56 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=792 This week I’m chatting with Charlotte Martin. Charlotte is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the release of her record Stromata.   Over the course of her career, Charlotte Martin has recorded both major label and independent releases, performed sold-out shows to audiences around the world and shared stages with the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, Damien […]

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This week I’m chatting with Charlotte Martin. Charlotte is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the release of her record Stromata.  

Over the course of her career, Charlotte Martin has recorded both major label and independent releases, performed sold-out shows to audiences around the world and shared stages with the likes of Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, and many others. Her music has been licensed for a plethora of television shows, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” which regularly features her song “The Dance” during the show’s open. Details magazine called her “a seductive performer” and “a skilled lyricist who writes with surgical precision” and Performing Songwriter praised Martin as “a born storyteller and affecting vocalist.”

In addition to taking a deep dive into discussing some of the tracks on the record, this conversation is full of lessons and insight about navigating a career in music business. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns after you sign a record deal.

Links 

charlottemartinmusic.com

Brassy Broadcast interview with Lisa Lombardo

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Lauren Spring from The Krickets http://brassybroad.com/podcast/lauren-spring-krickets/ Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:24 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=785 My guest this week is Lauren Spring from the all-girl swamp band The Krickets. We chat about recording their debut album with Ben Tanner (from the Alabama Shakes), the magic of Muscle Shoals, and pushing out of her comfort zone.  We also totally geek out on our love for the Trio record with Emmylou Harris, […]

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My guest this week is Lauren Spring from the all-girl swamp band The Krickets.

We chat about recording their debut album with Ben Tanner (from the Alabama Shakes), the magic of Muscle Shoals, and pushing out of her comfort zone. 

We also totally geek out on our love for the Trio record with Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Linda Ronstadt, and how it influenced the harmonies of The Krickets. If you don’t have that record, go get at as soon as you finish listening to this episode.

Connect with The Krickets and learn more at thekrickets.com

 

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Tamara Saviano – Grammy Award Winning Producer and Author of Without Getting Killed or Caught – The Life and Music of Guy Clark http://brassybroad.com/podcast/tamara-saviano-grammy-award-winning-producer-author-without-getting-killed-caught-life-music-guy-clark/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:19:29 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=778 I’m incredibly excited to kick of Season 2 by sharing this conversation with Tamara Saviano. Tamara has worn many hats over the course of her career, and worked in a variety mediums. The common thread throughout her work has been storytelling.  We spend time talking about the process of writing her new book on legendary […]

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I’m incredibly excited to kick of Season 2 by sharing this conversation with Tamara Saviano.

Tamara has worn many hats over the course of her career, and worked in a variety mediums. The common thread throughout her work has been storytelling. 

We spend time talking about the process of writing her new book on legendary songwriter Guy Clark. I might have a fan girl moment or two because I want to know what it’s like to be in the studio with Mavis Staples, and how it feels when they call your name for a Grammy award. 

I can promise you one thing….This episode is full of magical stories. Enjoy.

About Tamara Saviano:

During the past two decades Tamara Saviano has established herself as a tireless advocate of American music and its artists. Saviano is a GRAMMY-winning producer, publicist, manager, live concert producer, talent booker, and former music television producer and music journalist.

Saviano is an entrepreneur directing a full service artist management, PR and marketing company serving the folk and Americana genres. Saviano has worked with many acclaimed artists including Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Radney Foster, Terri Hendrix, Marcus Hummon, Marty Stuart, Gretchen Peters, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Sweet Honey In The Rock, Todd Snider, and Janis Ian. As the creative force behind the company, Saviano writes media and marketing materials, recruits clients, manages budgets, creates and implements PR and marketing campaigns, and hires and manages staff.

Learn more and connect with Tamara at tamarasaviano.com

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Content Creation Experiment with Facebook Live Video http://brassybroad.com/blog/content-creation-experiment-facebook-live-video/ Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:28:52 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=728 Welcome to my Facebook Live content creation experiment. I created a Facebook post using Facebook Live for the sole purpose of seeing how I could repurpose the content, and see how much engagement I could get out of it. Turning it into a blog post is part of the repurposing. Creating a Podcast I pulled the […]

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Welcome to my Facebook Live content creation experiment. I created a Facebook post using Facebook Live for the sole purpose of seeing how I could repurpose the content, and see how much engagement I could get out of it. Turning it into a blog post is part of the repurposing.

Creating a Podcast

I pulled the audio from the video and turned it into a podcast. Using Libsyn as my podcast host, I can distribute this episode to multiple platforms including iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, iHeartRadio, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

I’ve also shared the mp3 file on my Brassybroad.com blog page.

Sharing with Social Media

I’ve created a short audio snippet that I can easily share on social media using an app called clammr that will take you to the full episode with a single click if you want to hear more than just the short clip.

Next, I will create and schedule additional social media posts in Yapster, my social customer relationship management tool. I will create posts that share different versions of the content. Some posts will be for the blog, some for the podcast, and some for YouTube. Folks like to consume their content in different ways. I’m giving them the opportunity to read, watch, or listen.

Sharing with My E-Mail Subscribers

I don’t have a huge e-mail list, but you can bet that I’m going to share this with my subscribers. I will include links to the video, podcast, and the blog. Again, offering my content up in a variety of ways. 

I will be posting a followup with results of my experiment in a couple of weeks. Hop on my e-mail list to make sure you don’t miss the results!

How are you repurposing your content? What’s working? I would love to hear from you.

 

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Content Creation Experiment with Facebook Live http://brassybroad.com/podcast/726/ Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:51:56 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=726 Welcome to my Facebook Live content creation experiment. I created a Facebook post using Facebook Live for the sole purpose of seeing how I could repurpose the content, and see how much engagement I could get out of it.  Turning it into a podcast is part of the repurposing. I’m also sharing it on my […]

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Welcome to my Facebook Live content creation experiment. I created a Facebook post using Facebook Live for the sole purpose of seeing how I could repurpose the content, and see how much engagement I could get out of it. 

Turning it into a podcast is part of the repurposing. I’m also sharing it on my regular blog page at brassybroad.com. You can visit there for the recap on how this little experiment turned out!

Stay tuned for new episodes of the The Brassy Broadcast coming this fall! I’m shooting for October. 

Thanks for listening!

 

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How to Remove Noise and Hiss from Your Podcast Recording Using Garageband http://brassybroad.com/blog/remove-noise-hiss-podcast-recording-using-garageband/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:26:53 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=721 Here is a quick “How to” Tutorial on removing background noise and hiss from your podcast recording using the noise gate in Garageband. 

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Here is a quick “How to” Tutorial on removing background noise and hiss from your podcast recording using the noise gate in Garageband. 

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How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Start Recording Your Podcast http://brassybroad.com/blog/get-comfort-zone-start-recording-podcast/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:38:47 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=711   Welcome to How to Jump Out of Your Comfort Zone and Start Recording Your Podcast.   In this quick video I’m going to give you 3 ways you can actually use to start getting comfortable recording your podcast. I’m not going to say “Oh you just need to start” and then leave you out in “never […]

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Welcome to How to Jump Out of Your Comfort Zone and Start Recording Your Podcast.

 

In this quick video I’m going to give you 3 ways you can actually use to start getting comfortable recording your podcast. I’m not going to say “Oh you just need to start” and then leave you out in “never never gonna start this podcast land” to try to figure it out for yourself.

 

Record a Conversation with a Friend

I’m most comfortable chatting with my friends. I started my podcast by interviewing people I knew so I could work on my interviewing chops and make sure I had the tech figured out. This is a great starting point because you aren’t thinking about trying to impress your guest with your awesome interviewing skills.
 
You’re just having a conversation with your buddy. This allows your creativity, your ideas, and your personality to come out. I just had fun with it. My first interviews SUCKED, but I learned from them and honed my craft, and I’m still striving to get better with every interview.

 

Record a Client Coaching Session

CAVEATGet your client’s permission and discuss this with them before you record the session
 
This is one of my favorite tools because it captures the magic of you in your zone. You aren’t thinking about recording. Your focus is on serving your client and helping them overcome whatever challenge has been presented.
 
I have a client that didn’t want to start a podcast, but she had all of this valuable info to share, and she wanted to give potential clients an idea of what one of her coaching sessions sounded like, so she just recorded one. 
 
Brilliant idea because she was killing two birds with one stone!
 
She created a powerful sales tool that allowed potential clients the opportunity to experience one of her individual coaching sessions.
 
We edited tat full session down to smaller clips where she addresses a single question. This allows you to create an audio FAQ that you an direct folks to on your website, or create an audio mini-series and use them as a lead magnet. The possibilities are endless!

 

Record Content You’ve Already Created

Record yourself reading a really great blog post that you’ve already written. Put the audio next to the text version and give your audience the choice to consume your content in the way that best serves them.
 
Record the next group presentation you give. Work smarter not harder. I encourage my clients to repurpose their content and share it in different ways because not everyone likes to read a long blog post, and not everyone has time to watch a long video, but folks are happy to listen to you on their way to work.

 

Recap

Now you have 3 ways to get yourself comfortable with recording. 
  • Record a conversation with a friend
  • Record a client coaching session 
  • Record content you’ve already created 
Start using your voice. It’s more powerful than you know. 
 
I would love to hear from you. Let me know what challenges you’re having and how I can help. Send me an email at jen@brassybroad.com
 

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How to Record Your Podcast Intro in Garageband Part 2 http://brassybroad.com/blog/how-to-record-your-podcast-intro-in-garageband-part-2/ Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:20:31 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=691 Welcome to Part 2 of How to Create Your Podcast Intro in Garageband. This is a two part tutorial. Part 1 focuses on recording your voice. Part 2 teaches you how to mix your voice with music for a professional sounding intro. You Will Learn How to mix your voice over track with a music bed […]

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Welcome to Part 2 of How to Create Your Podcast Intro in Garageband. This is a two part tutorial. Part 1 focuses on recording your voice. Part 2 teaches you how to mix your voice with music for a professional sounding intro.

You Will Learn

  • How to mix your voice over track with a music bed
  • How to make your music fade in and fade out
  • How to adjust the volume of your music track
  • How to create an MP3 of the recording

What You Will Need

  • Mac computer
  • Garageband
  • External Microphone 
  • Headphones to monitor your recording

For this project I’m using Garageband v. 10.1.2 and the Audio-Technica ATR2100 USB mic plugged directly into the USB port on my Mac. At a minimum, I recommend using a Logitech headset mic.

What Not to Do

  • Do not use the Built-in microphone on your computer. 
  • Earbuds are fine to monitor your recording, but do not use earbuds that have a built-in mic for monitoring. Garageband may try to use it as the default microphone.

Don’t be intimidated by some of the overproduced podcast intros you hear. You have the power to create a professional sounding podcast intro on a limited budget when you do it yourself.

The purpose of the intro is to inform your audience about what your show or episode is about. It doesn’t have to be fancy! Keep is short, informative, and to the point. The good news is that you can always change it down the road. I’ve changed my own podcast intro a few times! 

Check out Part 1 of this tutorial to learn how to record a professional sounding voice over in Garageband.

If you want feedback on your podcast intro, send it to jen@brassybroad.com. You can also send me your podcasting questions and tutorial requests.

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How to Create Your Podcast Intro with Garageband Part 1 http://brassybroad.com/blog/create-podcast-intro-garageband-part-1/ Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:18:24 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=685 Welcome to How to Create Your Podcast Intro with Garageband. This is a two part tutorial. Part 1 focuses on recording your voice. Part 2 teaches you how to mix your voice with music for a professional sounding intro. You Will Learn How to record your voice in Garageband Which effects settings to use on […]

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Welcome to How to Create Your Podcast Intro with Garageband. This is a two part tutorial. Part 1 focuses on recording your voice. Part 2 teaches you how to mix your voice with music for a professional sounding intro.

You Will Learn

  • How to record your voice in Garageband
  • Which effects settings to use on your voice over track
  • How to adjust the effects settings
  • How to create an MP3 of the recording

What You Will Need

  • Mac computer
  • Garageband
  • External Microphone 
  • Headphones to monitor your recording

For this project I’m using Garageband v. 10.1.2 and the Audio-Technica ATR2100 USB mic plugged directly into the USB port on my Mac. At a minimum, I recommend using a Logitech headset mic.

What Not to Do

  • Do not use the Built-in microphone on your computer. 
  • Earbuds are fine to monitor your recording, but do not use earbuds that have a built-in mic for monitoring. Garageband may try to use it as the default microphone.

Don’t be intimidated by some of the overproduced podcast intros you hear. You have the power to create a professional sounding podcast intro on a limited budget when you do it yourself.

The purpose of the intro is to inform your audience about what your show or episode is about. It doesn’t have to be fancy! Keep is short, informative, and to the point. The good news is that you can always change it down the road. I’ve changed my own podcast intro a few times! 

Check out Part 2 of this tutorial to learn how to mix your voice with music.

If you want feedback on your podcast intro, send it to jen@brassybroad.com. You can also send me your podcasting questions and tutorial requests.

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Kat Downs – Musician, Teacher, Artist, and Composer http://brassybroad.com/podcast/kat-downs-musician-teacher-artist-composer/ Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:19:55 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=676 Kat Downs is a Musician, Artist, Teacher, Composer and Performer originally from Green Bay, WI. Now based out of San Francisco, CA, Kat’s current projects include the powerhouse Hard Piano Rock duo, Sit Kitty Sit, and the goth rock band, Saints of Ruin. She is the staff composer for Wily West Productions, does composition work […]

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Kat Downs is a Musician, Artist, Teacher, Composer and Performer originally from Green Bay, WI.

Now based out of San Francisco, CA, Kat’s current projects include the powerhouse Hard Piano Rock duo, Sit Kitty Sit, and the goth rock band, Saints of Ruin. She is the staff composer for Wily West Productions, does composition work for a wide range of theatrical companies and individual artists, and has an exclusive studio of piano and flute students.

We talk about why and how she was able to take a $72,000 pay cut to become a full time musician, forcing yourself to grow through your limitations, and how she handles negative energy and people. 

Connect with Kat!

katdowns.com

sitkittysit.com

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How to Create a Better Podcast Recording Space at Home or at the Office http://brassybroad.com/blog/create-better-podcast-recording-space-home-office/ Thu, 12 May 2016 22:45:25 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=600 After watching this quick video you’re going to know what makes a good recording space, how to overcome some of the challenges of recording at home or the office, and feel more confident creating your own recording space.   The BIG SECRET you need to know about recording: The quality of your recording space is more important […]

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After watching this quick video you’re going to know what makes a good recording space, how to overcome some of the challenges of recording at home or the office, and feel more confident creating your own recording space.  

The BIG SECRET you need to know about recording: The quality of your recording space is more important than the quality of your microphone.

Think of creating your podcast like baking a cake, and your recording space is the oven.

I could bake a cake using the tastiest ingredients available (great content) and mix them up with the fanciest mixer money can buy (your microphone and other gear), but if I bake that cake in a lousy oven (recording space) that doesn’t cook evenly…I’m going to end up with a nasty cake that nobody wants to eat, or a show that will have nobody listening.

Tips for Creating a Better Podcast Recording Space

  • Fill your space with sound absorbing materials like carpet or rugs, pillows, and blankets
  • Avoid recording with windows directly in front of or behind you
  • Walk-in closets make great vocal recording booths
  • Do a test recording and listen through earbuds for any distracting background noise

Whether you’re recording podcasts, meditations and visualizations, or a company update, the devil is in the details. Starting with a good recording space will make you sound more professional, build your credibility with your audience, and save you headaches, time, and money in post production.

I would love your feedback. E-mail me and let me know what other tutorials you would like to see.

 

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Angela Mastrogiacomo – Networking, Growing Your Audience, and Music Business PR http://brassybroad.com/podcast/angela-mastrogiacomo-networking-growing-audience-music-business-pr/ Thu, 05 May 2016 23:11:30 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=581 Jen Edds chats with Angela Mastrogiacomo from Muddy Paw PR about networking, growing your audience, and music industry PR.

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Podcast Summary

Jen chats with Angela Mastrogiacomo about networking, how to grow your audience, and PR in the music business.  We also talk about the cross country adventure she took by herself and what she learned along the way.

Resources and Links Mentioned During the Show

Female Entrepreneur Musician Podcast with Rachel Sage L

Listen to the Spotify Episode Playlist with some of Angela’s favorite artists

Muddy Paw PR 

Connect with Angela on Twitter

Connect with Angela on Instagram  

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Choosing the Right Microphone for Your Podcast http://brassybroad.com/blog/choosing-right-microphone-podcast/ Thu, 05 May 2016 23:06:24 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=586 I’m asked on a regular basis what kind of microphone is best to record a podcast. My answer is – the one that best suits your application.   This post is a non-techy simple breakdown of the microphones in my own collection and a little about when and where I use them. It is by […]

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I’m asked on a regular basis what kind of microphone is best to record a podcast. My answer is – the one that best suits your application.
 
This post is a non-techy simple breakdown of the microphones in my own collection and a little about when and where I use them. It is by no means an overview of everything available to you.  
  
You will be able to make a better informed microphone purchase after watching this, and if you have any questions, you can always find me at brassy broad.com.
 
Condenser Microphone
 
Condenser microphones are typically very sensitive. They will pick up more background room noise and mouth noise. I love them for recording singers, but I’m not a huge fan of recording podcasts with them because they are sensitive, and most podcasters aren’t recording in spaces that have been acoustically treated for the best sound. 
 
Dynamic Microphones
 
I record my podcast using a dynamic microphone. Part of the reason why I record with this Sennheiser e835 is because I’ve used it as a stage mic for years when I play out with my band. It has taken a beating and it still sounds great. I also didn’t want to buy a new microphone when I had a perfectly good one I could use.
 
If I have a guest in studio, I use a Shure SM57. Another dynamic mic that I’ve had for years and used out at gigs. Both of these mics are in the $100 range.
 
I like these microphones because they are directional. They only record what is happening right in front of them. They are also less sensitive than most condenser mics and are less likely to pick up room noise.
 
The Most Bang for Your Buck Microphone
 
The Audio Technica ATR2100 is my favorite microphone when it comes to bang for the buck. It has the flexibility to be used as a USB mic that can plug directly into your computer, or you can use the XLR connector and plug it into a mixer. 
 
You can also get a USB camera adapter and and record straight into your iPhone with it.
 
It’s a dynamic mic, and I’ve found it to be pretty sturdy.
 
Zoom H2 Recorder
 
Zoom makes a great hand held recorder. This is an older H2 model. It records to an SD card, or I can plug in with a USB cable and use it as an audio interface to record directly into my laptop. I’ve used it to record straight into Garageband before. I actually bought this so I could record my band rehearsals, long before I ever started podcasting. 
 
It has built-in microphones on both sides which makes it nice if you need to put it on a table and record a conversation between multiple people. It’s still not as ideal as everyone having their own microphone, but it’s an option when you’re in a pinch or on a limited budget.
 
Lavalier MIcrophone
 
I’m using a lavalier microphone to record this video into my iPhone. These are great if you want to record a presentation and later share the audio from it. I picked this one up on Amazon for around $20. 
 
Happy Recording!
 
Drop me a line at jen@brassybroad.com if you have any questions or suggestions for other tutorial videos. I would love to hear from you.

 

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Explaining the What, Why, and How of Podcasts http://brassybroad.com/blog/explaining-the-what-why-and-how-of-podcasts/ Thu, 05 May 2016 01:36:19 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=576 Welcome to blog post number one. This post is super basic and is an attempt to answer the questions I’m asked on a regular basis in the most simple way I know how. What is a podcast? I’m asked this question almost daily when I tell people what I do for a living. According to the […]

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Welcome to blog post number one. This post is super basic and is an attempt to answer the questions I’m asked on a regular basis in the most simple way I know how.

What is a podcast?

I’m asked this question almost daily when I tell people what I do for a living. According to the study Edison Research published earlier this year, only a little over 1/3 of the American population have listened to a podcast. I’m on a mission to educate the other 2/3 about what they have been missing.

Here is how the folks at Apple define podcasts:

Podcasts are episodes of a program available on the Internet.

Podcasts are usually original audio or video recordings, but can also be recorded broadcasts of a television or radio program, a lecture, a performance, or other event.

Podcasts usually offer each episode in the same file format, such as audio or video, so that subscribers can enjoy the program the same way each time. Some podcasts, such as language courses, include multiple file formats, such as video and documents, to teach more effectively.

For podcast listeners, podcasts are a way to enjoy great content from around the world for free. For podcast publishers, podcasts are a great way to reach a wide audience.

Here is the super non-technical explanation that I use to explain to non-tech savvy people that just want to know what they are missing.

Thanks to services like Netflix, Amazon, and the magic of cable TV, the idea of “on demand” seems to resonate with people. So I typically explain a podcast as being like “audio or radio shows on demand” that you can subscribe and listen to anytime you want.

I’ve found that most people don’t care to hear about RSS feeds, file types, or any other technical stuff about podcasts. They just want to know what they have been missing.

Why Should I Listen to Podcasts?

This is my favorite question to answer! I love turning people on to the untapped magical world of inspiration, empowerment, and ideas just waiting for them inside their smartphones.

People are shocked when I ask them to tell me about a topic that interests them, and I pull up four or five podcasts for them to check out with a simple search. It feels good to help them find their tribe.

I’ve listened to countless hours of podcasts, and I can’t come close to putting a dollar value on the insight and new ideas I’ve gained from podcasts. I’ve been turned on to books, blogs, and new approaches to solving problems in my business. The value is limitless!

How Can I Listen to a Podcast?

There are a number of free apps for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Most apps allow you to search by subject, author, or show name. When you find a show you like, be sure to subscribe so you automatically get new episodes when they are released.

If you have an iOS device like an iPhone of iPad, download the free podcast app from the app store. Check your device. It might already be on there.

Look for this icon:

Podcast icon 

Stitcher is a free app for both iPhone and Android. 

Look for this icon:

Stitcher icon

There are a number of other podcasting apps available. The two mentioned here are just places to start. Go exploring and see what works best for your podcast listening needs.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at jen@brassybroad.com.

Happy Listening!

 

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Brooke Segarra – Interning, Expectations, and Good PR http://brassybroad.com/podcast/brooke-segarra-interning-expectations-good-pr/ Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:27:16 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=275 Podcast Summary Jen chats with Brooke Segarra, Campaigns Manager at CypberPR, about interning, managing expectations, and good PR Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show The Woman Destroyed by Simone de Beauvoir Birds of America by Lorrie Moore Listen to the Spotify Episode Mixtape with artists mentioned during the show.  

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Podcast Summary

Jen chats with Brooke Segarra, Campaigns Manager at CypberPR, about interning, managing expectations, and good PR

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Listen to the Spotify Episode Mixtape with artists mentioned during the show.

 

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Mary Jennings http://brassybroad.com/podcast/mary-jennings/ Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:37:15 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=232 Podcast Summary This week I’m sharing my conversation with the incredibly talented singer songwriter Mary Jennings. With an enormous singing voice that transcends her small frame, an extraordinary rock sound full of robust piano hooks, and a one-of-a-kind storytelling ability drawn from a remarkable and emotional history, Mary has carved out her own unique niche […]

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This week I’m sharing my conversation with the incredibly talented singer songwriter Mary Jennings.

With an enormous singing voice that transcends her small frame, an extraordinary rock sound full of robust piano hooks, and a one-of-a-kind storytelling ability drawn from a remarkable and emotional history, Mary has carved out her own unique niche in the industry by doing things her way. Her latest release Metamorphosis release in June 2015 has garnered her much critical acclaim.

While the music alone makes Mary Jennings an artist that fans can easily relate to, her somewhat quirky personality and a diverse range of interests have also gone a long way towards building a bond with her fan base. An avid horror movie fan, she has more than 400 fright flicks in her own private collection and openly admits that being scared and thrilled is probably her biggest geek factor. Her love for thrifting and secondhand clothing, something she learned from her mother, is a major influence on her vintage style and the inspiration behind the enormously popular clothing swap shows that she has hosted in a number of U.S. cities. More recently, Mary has turned her unique style, love of thrifting, and drive to create into a new project, No Sass Creations, through which she makes and sells bolo ties.

Whether you experience Mary Jennings on stage or on one of the handful of albums she has released, you’re witnessing a very special artist who has confidently found her voice over the course of a long, and at times, heartbreaking journey.

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Listen to the Spotify Episode Mixtape with artists mentioned during the show.

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Tricia Kent from The Backstage Divas http://brassybroad.com/podcast/tricia-kent-from-the-backstage-divas/ Sat, 27 Feb 2016 15:06:28 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=198 Podcast Summary Tricia Kent is the Found of The Backstage Divas, a niche marketing company offering VIP gifting suites backstage for musicians and celebrities at festivals, concerts and events. They team up with some of the biggest events and artists to provide their sponsors with unique marketing opportunities while showering the artists with fantastic gifts. […]

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Tricia Kent is the Found of The Backstage Divas, a niche marketing company offering VIP gifting suites backstage for musicians and celebrities at festivals, concerts and events. They team up with some of the biggest events and artists to provide their sponsors with unique marketing opportunities while showering the artists with fantastic gifts.

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Listen to the Spotify Episode Mixtape with artists mentioned during the show.

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Jenn Cristy http://brassybroad.com/podcast/jenn-cristy/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:43:38 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=164 Podcast Summary Jenn Cristy and I chat about what she learned from touring and recording with John Mellencamp, building a successful music career in the Midwest, and starting 1Pulse Entertainment. Now on her fifth album, Jenn began her career with John Mellencamp, meeting the Hoosier rocker in Bloomington, Indiana, where she was in the midst […]

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Jenn Cristy and I chat about what she learned from touring and recording with John Mellencamp, building a successful music career in the Midwest, and starting 1Pulse Entertainment. Now on her fifth album, Jenn began her career with John Mellencamp, meeting the Hoosier rocker in Bloomington, Indiana, where she was in the midst of an all-American swimming career at Indiana University. During her stint with Mellencamp’s band she proved her versatility, playing flute, piano, percussion, organ, and violin in addition to singing. When she embarked on her solo career in 2003, she wanted to create a sound that both honored all of her varied influences – from Ben Folds to Pink and Bruce Hornsby to Queen – while creating something decidedly original. It is clear that her music has found a hungry audience. Cristy has played around the country, sharing the stage with a veritable who’s-who of artists – Shawn Mullins, John Eddie, Antigone Rising, Indigenous, Bree Sharp, Jeffery Gaines, Danielia Cotton and Michael Gabliki (Rusted Root) –or dominating it herself. Her songs have earned praise everywhere from blogs and small-town newspapers to The New York Times. The piano-driven rock is a platform for lyrics that encompass everything from matters of the heart to politics to straight-ahead fun…or murder. In Cristy’s world, every story has a melody.

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Listen to the Spotify Episode Mixtape with artists mentioned during the show.

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Morgan Myles – 44 http://brassybroad.com/podcast/morgan-myles/ Fri, 01 Jan 2016 18:00:36 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=1   Podcast Summary Morgan Myles offers an insightful perspective on the music industry as an artist that actually majored in music business and interned at Big Machine Records in Nashville. Morgan shares what she learned from her internships, the mentors she’s had along the way, and how the women of Nashville have united since the […]

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Morgan Myles offers an insightful perspective on the music industry as an artist that actually majored in music business and interned at Big Machine Records in Nashville. Morgan shares what she learned from her internships, the mentors she’s had along the way, and how the women of Nashville have united since the Tomato hoopla this past summer. We also talk about her new EP that comes out on January 8th!

Links & Resources

Pre-Order Morgan’s EP from iTunes Listen to the Spotify playlist for artists and music mentioned during the podcast

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43: April Duran – Founder of Rag House Records & 1st Annual SoCal Girl Fest http://brassybroad.com/podcast/43-april-duran-founder-of-rag-house-records-1st-annual-socal-girl-fest/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 19:22:04 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=92 Podcast Summary April Duran chats with Jen about founding Rag House Records, Rag House Radio, and organizing the 1st Annual SoCal Girl Fest. Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show Rag House Records Soundgirls.org She Rocks Awards Listen to the Spotify Episode Mixtape with artists mentioned during the show.

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April Duran chats with Jen about founding Rag House Records, Rag House Radio, and organizing the 1st Annual SoCal Girl Fest.

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Listen to the Spotify Episode Mixtape with artists mentioned during the show.

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42: Stacey Messier – Creative Strategist for Spire Recorder by iZotope http://brassybroad.com/podcast/42-stacey-messier-creative-strategist-spire-recorder-izotope/ Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:39:48 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=94 Podcast Summary Stacey Messier chats with Jen about why you have to share your secret recipes with the world, her keys to success, and life as a a creative strategist for Spire recorder by iZotope. Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show Stacey’s Blog Stacey’s Portfolio Social Media: @StaceysDIYLife Spire Recorder Listen to […]

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Stacey Messier chats with Jen about why you have to share your secret recipes with the world, her keys to success, and life as a a creative strategist for Spire recorder by iZotope.

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Listen to the Spotify episode companion playlist to hear artists and songs mentioned during the show.

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40: Claire Hollenbeck – VP of Education at iZotope http://brassybroad.com/podcast/40-claire-hollenbeck-vp-of-education-at-izotope/ Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:30:07 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=98 Podcast Summary Claire Hollenbeck chats about her career, and how her passions for music, technology, education and business have all come together in her work as VP of Education at iZotope, a company that creates innovative products and audio technologies. Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show iZotope Razor Jane Connect with Claire […]

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Claire Hollenbeck chats about her career, and how her passions for music, technology, education and business have all come together in her work as VP of Education at iZotope, a company that creates innovative products and audio technologies.

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Rewind – Music video with Smokey the Hairless Terrier

Check out the Spotify companion playlist for music and artists mentioned during our conversation.

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39: Debra Barsha – Tales from Broadway & Beyond http://brassybroad.com/podcast/39-debra-barsha-tales-broadway-beyond/ Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:00:32 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=102 Podcast Summary Debra shares stories about landing her first music publishing deal while still in high school, playing disco in NYC piano bars in the late 70s, the wisdom of George Clinton, and her many musical adventures on and off Broadway. Debra shares stories about landing her first music publishing deal while still in high […]

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Debra shares stories about landing her first music publishing deal while still in high school, playing disco in NYC piano bars in the late 70s, the wisdom of George Clinton, and her many musical adventures on and off Broadway. Debra shares stories about landing her first music publishing deal while still in high school, playing disco in NYC piano bars in the late 70s, the wisdom of George Clinton, and her many musical adventures on and off Broadway. DEBRA BARSHA (Composer/Lyricist/Book) won the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Award for the score to Radiant Baby, (Public Theater) directed by George C. Wolfe. Composer credits: Songs From an Unmade Bed (NYTW), Cookin’! (Amas), Sophie (JRT), NBC’s Policewoman Centerfold soundtrack, and her two one-woman shows Go To Your Womb and A Womb With a View (CAP21/Cherry Lane Theatre). Barsha originated roles and was the music director for the original off-Broadway companies of both Tony ‘N’ Tina’s Wedding and Charles Busch’s Swingtime Canteen. She also served as music director for the Steven Sater/Serj Tankian world premiere of Prometheus Bound (ART – dir. Diane Paulus). Her songs have been recorded by: George Clinton, Jackie Mason, Marty Balin and Rebecca Luker. She conducted Karen O’s psycho opera Stop the Virgens! At St. Ann’s Warehouse and at the Sydney Opera House. This year, She wrote the vocal arrangement for the gospel choir on the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s single Sacrilege, and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman conducting the Broadway Inspirational Voices singing her arrangement. Barsha arranged the vocals for the upcoming album of Orange Is The New Black’s star Lea DeLaria. Currently, Debra is the associate conductor for Broadway’s Tony award winning musical, Jersey Boys.

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Debra with the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s on Late Night with David Letterman

Listen to the Spotify episode playlist

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38: Share Ross – Bass Player in Vixen, Knitting Book Author, and RocknRoll Life Coach http://brassybroad.com/podcast/38-share-ross-bass-player-vixen-knitting-book-author-rocknroll-life-coach/ Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:18:43 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=105 Podcast Summary When you think of a rockstar from the decadent and wildly amoral 80’s the last thing you’d expect is an outrageously positive personality. Share Ross loves to give you the unexpected. As The Rock N Roll Life Coach, she inspires her clients to take quantum leaps in their lives and businesses while still […]

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When you think of a rockstar from the decadent and wildly amoral 80’s the last thing you’d expect is an outrageously positive personality. Share Ross loves to give you the unexpected. As The Rock N Roll Life Coach, she inspires her clients to take quantum leaps in their lives and businesses while still playing gigs to thousands of rock fans. Best known as the bassist in platinum-selling all-female 80’s rock band Vixen she plays dates all over the globe with Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, The Scorpions and more. Share also plays bass for Joe Elliott’s (singer for Def Leppard) side project, The Down n Outz. She surprised rock fans when she took up knitting and 2 years later published a knitting book, Punk Knits with a major publisher. Share believes in creating your own luck. She never let 2 bankruptcies, divorce or a myriad of unsuccessful business ideas stop her. She’s a walking testament that you gotta live in the now and let your inner rockstar guide you towards your true path. Adventure and creativity are her life force and guiding light.

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37: Julie Randolph – Mixing Sound on Broadway http://brassybroad.com/podcast/37-julie-randolph-mixing-sound-on-broadway/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:00:10 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=109 Podcast Summary Julie Randolph is a fellow Hoosier that is now mixing sound Broadway. We chat about her experience as a woman working in live sound production, how your attitude is key to getting through the day and getting work, and how she stays present while mixing a show. Julie has been the production engineer […]

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Julie Randolph is a fellow Hoosier that is now mixing sound Broadway. We chat about her experience as a woman working in live sound production, how your attitude is key to getting through the day and getting work, and how she stays present while mixing a show. Julie has been the production engineer for Jersey Boys Broadway since its inception in in 2004. As production engineer under sound designer Steve Canyon Kennedy, she helped open Jersey Boys productions in Chicago, Las Vegas, and London, as well as two national tours. She served as mixer opening the Broadway revivals of Guys & Dolls in 2008 and Jesus Christ Superstar in 2011. She toured for over five years with various musical theater productions including the First National Tours of Hairspray and Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida. She is a member of IATSE and has an AS in Audio Technology from Indiana University’s School of Music. She’s got an exciting project in the works!

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36: Tara Low, Founder of Guitaritupforgirls.com, On Finding Her Niche in the Online Guitar Marketplace http://brassybroad.com/podcast/36-tara-low-founder-of-guitaritupforgirls-com-on-finding-her-niche-in-the-online-guitar-marketplace/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:09:01 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=117 [fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][one_full last=”yes” spacing=”yes” center_content=”yes” hide_on_mobile=”no” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ animation_offset=”” […]

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Tara Low, Found of Guitar It Up for Girls, talks about finding her niche in the online guitar marketplace, starting Guitar Girl Magazine, and creating a successful business.

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35: Erin Potts – What Happens When a Rockstar and an Activist Become Friends http://brassybroad.com/podcast/35-erin-potts-what-happens-when-a-rockstar-and-an-activist-become-friends/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:00:20 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=122 Podcast Summary Social entrepreneur and cultural strategist, Erin Potts, from Revolutions Per Minute, talks about organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concerts with the Beastie Boys, why music and activism go together, and challenges artists face when supporting a cause. Show Notes A chance meeting with a Beastie Boy in Nepal Inspiration from Bono and the Amnesty […]

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Social entrepreneur and cultural strategist, Erin Potts, from Revolutions Per Minute, talks about organizing the Tibetan Freedom Concerts with the Beastie Boys, why music and activism go together, and challenges artists face when supporting a cause.

Show Notes

  • A chance meeting with a Beastie Boy in Nepal
  • Inspiration from Bono and the Amnesty International concerts
  • Learning about fan engagement and concert production from her Lollapalooza experience
  • The science behind why music and activism go together
  • RPM – Creating an artist resource for activism
  • Partnering with artists to provide strategic guidance
  • Message concerts v. benefit concerts
  • Raising money & awareness outside of concerts
  • Do artists give up their right to speak out when they pick up an instrument?
  • Overcoming the challenges of creating fan engagement & awareness prior to social media
  • Building “Mom Cred” with a teenager

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Listen to the Spotify Episode Companion Playlist.

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34: Tish Ciravolo – Founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars http://brassybroad.com/podcast/34-tish-ciravolo-founder-of-daisy-rock-girl-guitars/ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:00:29 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=125 Podcast Summary Tish Ciravolo, Founder and President of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, talks about her entrepreneurial journey, and her mission to level the playing field for female musicians. Show Notes How 70s television stars Suzi Quatro and The Hardy Boys influenced Tish to pick up a bass Playing in an all girl band on the […]

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Podcast Summary

Tish Ciravolo, Founder and President of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, talks about her entrepreneurial journey, and her mission to level the playing field for female musicians.

Show Notes

  • How 70s television stars Suzi Quatro and The Hardy Boys influenced Tish to pick up a bass
  • Playing in an all girl band on the Sunset Strip during the 80s
  • Career advice from Brian Setzer
  • The inspiration and adversity that pushed Tish to start a company that made guitars for girls
  • What happened when hotel security guards stole a couple of the first Daisy Rock prototypes
  • Changing the mindset of guitar retailers
  • What is a “girl guitar”
  • The importance of funding for a new business
  • Watching Wanda Jackson play her Daisy Rock guitar during her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Giving a Ted talk
  • Plans to grow the business and change the world

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

The Brassy Broadcast Episode 34 Playlist

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33: Ellen Seeling – The Fight for Women’s Equality in the Jazz World http://brassybroad.com/podcast/33-ellen-seeling-the-fight-for-womens-equality-in-the-jazz-world/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 09:00:39 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=128 Podcast Summary Jazz trumpeter Ellen Seeling talks about her career as a musician, challenges women face in the jazz world, starting a jazz camp for girls, and her crusade to get the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to change their hiring practices. Show Notes Montclair Women’s Big Band new record Recording with Leslie Ann Jones […]

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Jazz trumpeter Ellen Seeling talks about her career as a musician, challenges women face in the jazz world, starting a jazz camp for girls, and her crusade to get the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to change their hiring practices.

Show Notes

  • Montclair Women’s Big Band new record
  • Recording with Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound
  • Why aren’t there any permanent women members in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra?
  • The impact of blind auditions in American orchestras
  • Why Ellen founded Jazz Women & Girls Advocates
  • Studying jazz at Indiana University
  • Working with Laura Nyro
  • Challenges women face getting gigs in the jazz world
  • Starting a successful summer jazz camp for girls
  • Appearing on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
  • Resources for the history of women in jazz

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

The Brassy Broadcast Spotify Playlist

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32 : Jen Edds http://brassybroad.com/podcast/32-jen-edds/ Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:00:49 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=131 Podcast Summary Jen gives a quick low down on upcoming changes at The Brassy Broadcast Show Notes Moving from weekly to every other week release Adding playlists for upcoming episodes so we can hear who inspires and has influenced guests musically Working on updating the website Shout out to Taylor Swift for her open letter […]

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Jen gives a quick low down on upcoming changes at The Brassy Broadcast

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31 Patrice Cokley – Shifting Gears, Starting a New Company, and Working with Creatives http://brassybroad.com/podcast/31-patrice-cokley-shifting-gears-starting-new-company-working-creatives/ Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:52:36 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=135 Podcast Summary A high energy conversation with Patrice Cokley, founder of The Bassline Group, on starting her company, shifting gears, and working with creatives. Show Notes Starting her own branding and marketing company Basing your brand on who you are authentically Networking to grow the business Using Twitter to get a new client Turning down […]

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A high energy conversation with Patrice Cokley, founder of The Bassline Group, on starting her company, shifting gears, and working with creatives.

Show Notes

  • Starting her own branding and marketing company
  • Basing your brand on who you are authentically
  • Networking to grow the business
  • Using Twitter to get a new client
  • Turning down business that isn’t a good fit
  • Creating long term client relationships
  • Losing her sister and learning “Life is too short to settle.”
  • Discovering mentorship in books
  • Tuning out the “play it safe” voices to seize opportunity

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

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30: Gere Fennelly – Her Secrets to Landing Life Changing Gigs and a Successful Career in the Music Industry http://brassybroad.com/podcast/30-gere-fennelly-her-secrets-to-landing-life-changing-gigs-and-a-successful-career-in-the-music-industry/ Tue, 26 May 2015 09:00:21 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=139 Podcast Summary Life long musician Gere Fennelly talks about managing multiple irons in musical fires while currently working as a composer of film/tv music, piano teacher, studio musician, and accompanist. She also shares stories from her touring days with Redd Kross, and living in Japan as a teenage member of an all girl band. Show […]

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Life long musician Gere Fennelly talks about managing multiple irons in musical fires while currently working as a composer of film/tv music, piano teacher, studio musician, and accompanist. She also shares stories from her touring days with Redd Kross, and living in Japan as a teenage member of an all girl band.

Show Notes

  • How the Liberace-obssessed flamboyant girl survived Catholic school
  • When she knew she would be a rockstar
  • How she’s managed to always support herself playing music
  • Why she left Redd Kross
  • How she fell into teaching piano
  • How she composes for commercial music libraries
  • How she defines success these days
  • Why you can’t define better or worse with different
  • The secrets to her success

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

 

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29: Jenny Oppenheimer – Tales from the Trenches of Music Management, Marketing, and Promotion http://brassybroad.com/podcast/29-jenny-oppenheimer-tales-trenches-music-management-marketing-promotion/ Tue, 19 May 2015 09:00:46 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=143 Podcast Summary Jenny Oppenheimer, former publicist, manager, product manager, web producer (Mercury Records, Bill Graham Management, Artist Direct, Nettwerk Records, Sony Pictures Digital), and current National Director, Marketing and Promotions for House of Blues Entertainment shares stories, experiences, and advice gained from a career spent in the trenches of the music industry. Show Sponsor The […]

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Jenny Oppenheimer, former publicist, manager, product manager, web producer (Mercury Records, Bill Graham Management, Artist Direct, Nettwerk Records, Sony Pictures Digital), and current National Director, Marketing and Promotions for House of Blues Entertainment shares stories, experiences, and advice gained from a career spent in the trenches of the music industry.

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SHow Notes

  • How she got her start in the music business
  • What she’s learned from age and experience
  • Why “No” is not something to be afraid of hearing
  • Why she loves Dave Grohl
  • Who has impacted & influenced her career
  • What independent artists need to be doing
  • Why you need to make friends where you tour
  • Jenny’s surprisingly simple #1 piece of advice for life and career success

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Bill Graham

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28: Amy Woodall – How to Avoid Throat Punching Your Bandmates and Other Productive Communication Strategies http://brassybroad.com/podcast/28-amy-woodall-how-to-avoid-throat-punching-your-bandmates-and-other-productive-communication-strategies/ Tue, 12 May 2015 09:00:41 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=146 Podcast Summary Bands can often be dysfunctional little families and work places. Often, we head to rehearsal or a gig after already putting in a full day at our “day job.” DISC Specialist and Communication Strategist Amy Woodall shares some strategies for tactfully handling a variety of personalities and situations. Show Notes Why your expectations […]

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Bands can often be dysfunctional little families and work places. Often, we head to rehearsal or a gig after already putting in a full day at our “day job.” DISC Specialist and Communication Strategist Amy Woodall shares some strategies for tactfully handling a variety of personalities and situations.

Show Notes

  • Why your expectations are causing problems
  • What causes most of our communication problems
  • How to manage “The Diva”
  • How to handle the “One Upper”
  • Why you must address problems BEFORE they happen
  • How to develop trust
  • What Amy learned about parenting from her mentor
  • Why you have to be intentional in your actions

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

 

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27: Janine Edwards – Her Journey from Parking Cars to Managing World Tours http://brassybroad.com/podcast/27-janine-edwards-her-journey-from-parking-cars-to-managing-world-tours/ Tue, 05 May 2015 09:00:14 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=150 Podcast Summary My guest this week, Janine Edwards, has toured the world in various management capacities with some of the biggest names in music. Janine began her career parking cars at the amphitheater in her hometown. She used that opportunity to work her way up into production, while learning every job she could at the […]

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Podcast Summary

My guest this week, Janine Edwards, has toured the world in various management capacities with some of the biggest names in music. Janine began her career parking cars at the amphitheater in her hometown. She used that opportunity to work her way up into production, while learning every job she could at the venue. Later this year, Janine hits the road with both Van Halen and Madonna.

Show Sponsor

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Show Notes

  • How Janine got into the music business
  • The value of learning every backstage job
  • How she got herself out on the road
  • What a tour manager actually does
  • How she stays grounded while out on the road
  • The challenges of playing overseas
  • Why she loves touring in Australia
  • What she learned from a tough mentor
  • How networking has been critical to her success
  • Why eating well is a must

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26: Lita Ford – On Fans, Music, Shoes, and Brassy Moves http://brassybroad.com/podcast/26-lita-ford-on-fans-music-shoes-and-brassy-moves/ Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:00:21 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=152 Podcast Summary Legendary singer/guitarist Lita Ford talks about her connection to her fans, following your dreams, having a good team in place, how to work a wah wah pedal in heels, and a cause that is near and dear to her heart. Show Sponsor The Brassy Broadcasting Company Show Notes Why connecting with fans is […]

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Podcast Summary

Legendary singer/guitarist Lita Ford talks about her connection to her fans, following your dreams, having a good team in place, how to work a wah wah pedal in heels, and a cause that is near and dear to her heart.

Show Sponsor

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Show Notes

  • Why connecting with fans is so important
  • Her responsibility as a female figure in rock
  • How she defines success
  • Why she hates days off
  • The challenges of writing her autobiography
  • The mentorship of musician Dick Wagner
  • The importance of “owning” a cover song
  • Why your team has to understand your vision
  • Working with Gary Hoey
  • Lita’s brassiest move
  • How to work a wah wah pedal in heels
  • Lita’s super powers
  • Raising awareness about Parental Alienation Syndrome

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

Stacey and Lita Guest Host Stacey Sherman and Lita Ford

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25: Janet Billig Rich – Her Trailblazing Music Industry Journey that Led to Nirvana and Broadway http://brassybroad.com/podcast/25-janet-billig-rich-her-trailblazing-music-industry-journey-that-led-to-nirvana-and-broadway/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:00:23 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=158 Podcast Summary Janet Billig Rich is an artist manager, music supervisor, producer, and Tony Award nominated Broadway theater producer. Born in New York, in the 1990s she worked at Caroline Records and Gold Mountain Entertainment, where she managed or publicized bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, White Zombie, Nirvana, The Breeders, The Lemonheads, Lisa Loeb, Walt […]

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Podcast Summary

Janet Billig Rich is an artist manager, music supervisor, producer, and Tony Award nominated Broadway theater producer. Born in New York, in the 1990s she worked at Caroline Records and Gold Mountain Entertainment, where she managed or publicized bands such as Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, White Zombie, Nirvana, The Breeders, The Lemonheads, Lisa Loeb, Walt Mink, and Dinosaur Jr. She became the youngest senior executive at Atlantic Records in the mid-1990s, where she developed artists such as Sugar Ray, Matchbox 20, and Jewel. She currently operates the Los Angeles entertainment company Manage This! Read Janet’s Full Bio

Show Notes

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  • Why she loved working on the O Brother Where Art Thou concert tour
  • Working at Caroline Records
  • Why it just made sense for her to mange Hole
  • How she kept her sanity while managing multiple bands
  • Her system for prioritizing
  • Learning the music clearance and licensing business
  • How sharing office space led to her work on Rock of Ages
  • Why not knowing what you’re getting into can be an advantage
  • Why Def Leppard songs don’t appear in the stage version of Rock of Ages
  • Poison playing the Tony Awards
  • Why you have to dream big
  • The advice she would give her younger self

Resources, Tools, Books, and Music Discussed on the Show

 

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Ariel Hyatt – How to Get Out of Your Own Way for Success http://brassybroad.com/podcast/ariel-hyatt-how-to-get-out-of-your-own-way-for-success/ Tue, 03 Feb 2015 22:29:56 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=751 Ariel Hyatt, founder of CyberPR®, dishes on what holds us back from success, telling our signature stories (hint: it’s not your bio), and the power of your e-mail list. The Dish Growing up the daughter of an entrepreneur mother and filmmaker father           How dyslexia helped her learn ways to make complicated […]

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Ariel Hyatt, founder of CyberPR®, dishes on what holds us back from success, telling our signature stories (hint: it’s not your bio), and the power of your e-mail list.

The Dish

  • Growing up the daughter of an entrepreneur mother and filmmaker father          
  • How dyslexia helped her learn ways to make complicated ideas simple
  • The 3 things that hold us back from succes
  • The importance of your Signature Story – what it should and should not include
  • Why you don’t need to jump on the latest social media platform
  • Why your newsletter is critical to your success
  • The value of mentors that teach us what not to do
  • Why you always give your best
  • Crowd Funding Coaching

Links & Resources:

CyberPR®

CypberPRMusic

Follow Ariel on twitter @CyberPR

Ariel Hyatt featured on The Creative Entrepreneur

Here are the links to resources, tools, books, and music discussed on the show. 

The E Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work & What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker

Women Aren’t Funny by Bonnie McFarlane

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Sharon Rickson from Girls Rock Indy http://brassybroad.com/podcast/sharon-rickson-from-girls-rock-indy/ Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:50:04 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=69 Podcast Summary Sharon Rickson, rocknroll do-gooder, President and founding member of Girls Rock Indy, drops by the studio to chat about starting a rock camp for girls in Indianapolis and building community support. Girls Rock Indy is a non-profit organization dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music. Show Notes […]

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Podcast Summary

Sharon Rickson, rocknroll do-gooder, President and founding member of Girls Rock Indy, drops by the studio to chat about starting a rock camp for girls in Indianapolis and building community support. Girls Rock Indy is a non-profit organization dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music.

Show Notes

Sharon talks about:

  • Why it was important to start Girls Rock! Indianapolis rock camp for girls
  • Why the volunteers get as much out of camp as the campers
  • Plans for year round programming
  • Community support and strategic partnerships

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What It’s All About http://brassybroad.com/podcast/what-its-all-about/ Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:52:12 +0000 http://brassybroad.com/?p=67 Podcast Summary Welcome to the first episode of The Brassy Broadcast. This is the intro episode to get to know your host, Jen Edds, a little better and find out what this show is all about.

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Podcast Summary

Welcome to the first episode of The Brassy Broadcast. This is the intro episode to get to know your host, Jen Edds, a little better and find out what this show is all about.

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