The Perfect Marriage of Musicianship and Entrepreneurship

Let me just start by saying how much I love the title of this podcast:  The EntreMusician!  What a great title, and it’s so relevant to every musician.

As independent artists, songwriters and composers, it's essential to not only see yourself as a MUSICIAN, but also as an ENTREPRENEUR…. You are creating and releasing a product for the world, which makes you an Entre-Musician.

When you treat your music like a business, it will pay you like one.  However too many musicians treat their music like a hobby, expecting it to pay them like an entrepreneur.  The truth is, hobbies cost us money - that’s why they’re hobbies!  

But when you change your mindset and start treating your hobby as a business, guess what…. it will no longer be a hobby, and it will no longer constantly siphen money out of your bank account. 

The EntreMusician

So, back to this podcast…. You’re going to love the host Jere B (and you may even enjoy his guest on this episode)!  What makes this particular podcast unique is that Jere is also a student in the Master Music Licensing Course, and at 45:15 he shares what he enjoyed most about it from a student’s perspective.

Here are a few highlights: 

  • 08:05  How I earned my first double platinum album award less than 6 weeks into my career
  • 10:43  The path that led into sync-licensing
  • 12:25  The myth of starting at the bottom and working your way up
  • 23:05  Writing the soundtrack to people’s lives
  • 28:10  Balancing writing for TV Shows with touring
  • 33:30  The most personally satisfying career decision

I’ve been on many podcasts, and I have to say that this is one of my all-time favorites to have been a part of.  We covered a lot of ground here - some of it sync-licensing related, but we spent a lot more time talking about mindset, actions and entrepreneurship!  Three essential ingredients to success.

Check out The EntreMusician Podcast

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