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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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TEM179: Eunbi Kim

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TEM179: Discovering your own space and finding collaborators who are deeply commited - A conversation with Eunbi Kim

Eunbi Kim is a pianist, teacher and entrepreneur based in New York City.

On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:

  • How Angela Beeching changed her life by teaching her how to find her own space within the music business and the world

  • Eunbi's project Murakami Music and all that went into making it a reality

  • The importance of communication and contracts with people you collaborate with (and why the best time to discuss things like exit strategies is when everyone is getting along)

  • Her textbook email asking me about appearing on TEM

  • Bespoken, a music mentoring organization founded by Eunbi and Gina Izzo

  • The dangers of comparing your real self to someone else's social media self

  • The teacher she had in college who was so abusive that she became overcome with crippling self-doubt and how she came through the performance even stronger

  • Why ego-based fear is so damaging to artists

  • The power of affirming your own good intentions

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Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Drake Domingue

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

TEM160: Music vs. the music business and the seismic shift coming in the industry - A conversation with Matt Oestreicher

Andrew Hitz

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TEM160: Music vs. the music business and the seismic shift coming in the industry - A conversation with Matt Oestreicher

Matt Oestreicher is a multi-instrumentalist who is one of the top performers, composers and arrangers in New York City.

What You'll Learn:

  • How 2018 is such an empowering time for artists

  • Why Matt doing so many musical things so well is actually a marketing challenge for him

  • Why how we deal with the human error that occurs in live music applies to being an entrepreneur

  • How the people not on the very front of the stage are frequently the best people to reach out to when trying to build your network

  • Intentional networking and why that's not just waiting to run into people

  • The value of having the audacity to think that you might make it big

  • The fantasies about the music business you have to cut through in order to succeed

  • The difference between music and the music business

  • The proper balance of short-term strategies and long-term strategies and how the proportion of the two should change according to your age and where you are in life

  • Why he decided to release his first album of songs after he turned 40

  • How the barriers to creation and distribution being drastically lowered means that much more competition

  • The seismic shift that the music business has recently experienced and why there is another one coming

  • What it's like working with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Anita Baker and Weird Al Yankovic

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Want to help the show? Here's a couple of ways you can do that!

1. Help me get to my next goal of $100 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show: https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast.

2. My next iTunes goal is 150 ratings and 75 reviews. Take just a minute to leave a rating and review on iTunes to help me get there. Thank you!

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Drake Domingue

Executive Producer is Andrew Hitz

Show notes for all episodes of TEM including topics discussed, links to all books and websites referenced can be found at:

http://www.andrewhitz.com/shownotes

TEM 96: Build a Community First (TEM Short)

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This TEM Short is in response to my interview with Tim Topham in Episode 95.

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TEM 95: Tim Topham on Building a Community of True Fans in an Already Crowded Space, Launching a Successful Membership Site and Minimum Viable Products
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You can help me reach two specific goals I've set for TEM:

1. Help me get to $50 per episode on Patreon by pledging as little as $1 per episode to support the show:  https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

2. Help me get to my goal of 50 ratings at iTunes by leaving a rating and review.

And finally, a huge thank you to Parker Mouthpieces for providing the hosting for TEM.

Produced by Joey Santillo

TEM 95: Tim Topham on Building a Community of True Fans in an Already Crowded Space, Launching a Successful Membership Site and Minimum Viable Products

Andrew Hitz

Here are the show notes for Episode 95 of The Entrepreneurial Musician Podcast featuring Tim Topham.

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Australian piano teacher and performer Tim Topham shares how, through the use of a membership site, newsletter, podcast, blog and webinars, he was able to build a wildly successful piano teaching community in an already crowded space.

Topics Covered:

  • 7:14 - How Tim ended up getting burned out after college, leaving music altogether for 10 years and how his first piano teacher inspired him upon coming back to music

  • 12:20 - The depressing statistics of how many musicians today make a full-time living performing and why it's important to look at a career in music diversely

  • 14:42 - How he found a niche for himself within the piano teaching world which tends to be very traditional

  • 17:56 - How he organizes his content by theme on a monthly basis based on things teachers are asking him to cover

  • 20:08 - Details about The Inner Circle, the online community of piano teachers he has created on his website, and how it was a concerted effort to scale what he was already regularly doing on a one-on-one basis

  • 25:09 - When he initially launched, how he got his first members to join a paid membership site before there was any kind of community already there

  • 28:34 - The number of hours a week he spends per week on his website and all of his digital services

  • 32:09 - The aspects of his business that he outsources since they aren't his strengths

  • 35:33 - How he went about starting to build his website without a huge amount of technical knowledge

  • 37:59 - The importance of shipping a Minimum Viable Product

  • 40:32 - The "crippling perfection" that classical musicians in particular are used to and how it doesn't help anyone be a successful entrepreneur

  • 44:21 - How he has built a team around him to help with various tasks for his business

  • 49:04 - The advice he has for any musical entrepreneur who is trying to get started (or reach the next level) in the business

  • 57:54 - Resources he recommends to musical entrepreneurs

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Favorite Quotes:

"I've got to stop doing things that one, I'm not good at, and two, isn't bringing value to my members."

"It doesn't really matter where you start. Just start something."

If you are a fan of the show you can help me reach some specific goals I've set for TEM:

Help me get to 50 ratings and 50 reviews on iTunes. It takes just a minute and really helps people to find the podcast. Thanks to everyone who has already left a rating!

You can also help me get to 20 patrons on Patreons (and I'm really close!) 

Thanks for all the help spreading and supporting TEM. It means the world to me.

Produced by Joey Santillo

TEM 55: 10x Faster Than You Think (TEM Short)

Andrew Hitz

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This TEM Short features thoughts about my conversation with pianist, teacher and entrepreneur Hugh Sung in TEM 54.

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Want to help "keep the lights on" and make future episodes of TEM possible? Please visit our Patreon page to see how you can help:

https://www.patreon.com/tempodcast

Produced by Austin Boyer of FredBrass

TEM 54: Hugh Sung of the a Musical Life Podcast on Aggressive Timetables, Avoiding the Trap of Trying to Be Perfect and Taking the Initiative

Andrew Hitz

Hugh Sung is the host of the incredibly popular A Musical Life Podcast. He has had a tremendous amount of success not only as a podcast host but as a performer, teacher and as an entrepreneur. He shares a ton of what he has learned along the way in this episode.

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