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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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TEM166: Booking a $25K tour and building lifelong connections with fans through house concerts: A conversation with Shannon Curtis

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TEM166: Booking a $25K tour and building lifelong connections with fans through house concerts: A conversation with Shannon Curtis

Shannon Curtis is an artist and the author of No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Shannon booked her first ever house concert

  • How she initially used house concerts to fill in dates on her tours which were usually heavier on weekends and lighter during the week

  • Why house concerts lead to meaningful and long-lasting connections with your fans

  • The success of her pop-up stores at house concerts

  • The importance of having an email list and why newsletters are so important

  • Why she decided to self-publish her book


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Show Notes for Episode 70: "TEM Short: It's All About Your Pitch"

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This TEM Short is in response to my interview with Seth Hanes, author of "Break Into the Scene: A Musicians Guide to Making Connections, Creating Opportunities, and Launching a Career", in Episode 69.

I discuss how Seth gave the perfect pitch to an influencer in the music business which led to a job and helped to launch the most current phase of his career.


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Show Notes for Episode 27: John Kellogg of the Berklee College of Music

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John Kellogg is the Assistant Chair of Music Business/Management at the Berklee College of Music and an entertainment lawyer. He is also the author of the bestselling book "Take Care of Your Music Business: Taking the Legal and Business Aspects You Need to Know to 3.0".

Topics Covered:

  • Why you need to define for yourself what your own definition of "making it" is
  • Working hard in order to put yourself in a position to maximize your talent
  • John's "Three P's" for success
  • How he came to write his best selling book "Take Care of Your Music Business"
  • What he means when he says the music business is 90% business and 10% music
  • The need to be constantly reevaluating the future of the music industry and knowing how to succeed in spite of changes
  • The various online courses he teaches



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