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TEM Blog

The Entrepreneurial Musician Blog by Andrew Hitz featuring articles on being an entrepreneur in the music business. Show notes for The Entrepreneurial Musician Podcast.

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TEM 66: Ariel Hyatt, Author Of "Crowdstart: The Ultimate Guide to a Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign"

Andrew Hitz

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Digital marketing and branding rock star Ariel Hyatt returns to TEM to discuss her brand new book, "Crowdstart: The Ultimate Guide To A Powerful & Profitable Crowdfunding Campaign".

Topics Covered:

  • Trends she has noticed about crowdfunding through her own campaign and helping countless clients with theirs

  • The most common mistake people make when running a crowdfunding campaign

  • Why you have to be so direct when asking people for support

  • The importance of building a crowd before you ever launch your campaign

  • Why you need a compelling name for your campaign and a compelling pitch that tells a story

  • The importance of having a very specific schedule for the duration of your entire campaign


Favorite Quote:

  • "The assumption is everyone saw (your campaign) and nobody wants to donate when the truth is that nobody saw it and everyone wants to donate."

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Produced by Joey Santillo

Interview for A Musician's Guide to Hustling

Andrew Hitz

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Seth Hanes of "The Musician's Guide to Hustling" about a whole bunch of topics including:

  • How I went from graduate school right into Boston Brass
  • Developing Passive Income Generators (or PIGs)
  • Simple tools that any musician can use to market themselves
  • The importance of your reputation preceding you when it comes to networking

It was a very fun conversation that covers a lot of ground on the business side of the music business. Thanks again to Seth for the opportunity!