#42 - The Songwriter's Planner - Mike

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#42 - A Songwriter's Planner - Mike

In today’s interview we speak with Mike from the Songwriter’s Planner. Finding a manager, engaging with fans and creating music all at the same time can often get quite overwhelming but the Songwriter’s Planner is a tool that’ll help with those things, encouraging you stay productive as an artist and help you reach your goals.

Show Notes:

The following times are estimates.

  • 02:24 - A little bit about Mike.

  • 02:42 - Drums.

  • 05:16 - Turning a loss into a gain.

  • 06:52 - Working on himself whilst working full-time.

  • 08:12 - The idea of the journal.

  • 10:19 - Pitching the Songwriters Planner.

  • 11:22 - How does the planner help you achieve your goals?

  • 14:12 - How Mike uses his planner during the week.

  • 16:37 - Positive and negative feedback of the Songwriters Planner.

  • 19:32 - Thoughts on going paperless.

  • 23:17 - A dateless planner.

  • 23:37 - Lyric. A songwriters Lyric Book.

  • 24:51 - Pen and notebook trick.

  • 25:51 - Download the pages on the Songwriters Planner website.

  • 26:12 - Where to find the Songwriters Planner.

  • 28:52 - Advice.

  • 29:38 - An artist shared.

  • 30:22 - A successful artist.

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#39 - The Next Generation of Music Industry Leaders - Chris Carey

Today's episode is with Chris Carey, the founder of the influential music business conference known as FastForward. For those of you that don’t know about FastForward, it is a conference aimed at connecting the next generation of music industry leaders. If you’re serious about working in the music industry you have to get yourself to one of these conferences. In today’s interview, Chris talks about the influential speakers that attend his conferences as well as the importance of networking. He goes on to talk about how one of his conferences helped an aspiring artist find his future job and that it’s all about being proactive in your career. 

Show Notes:

The following times are estimates.

  • 02:11 - Who is Chris Carey and what has he done.
  • 03:13 - Music Economist first.
  • 04:08 - What is FastFoward
  • 04:38 - How does FastForward helps artists have a sustainable career?
  • 04:17 - Why is networking so important?
  • 05:45 - Speakers at the event.
  • 07:38 - Most favourite speaker.
  • 09:04 - Favourite topic covered.
  • 09:48 - How the music industry can learn from the gaming industry.
  • 10:59 - Advice to a young artist right now.
  • 12:48 - FastForward YouTube Channel.
  • 13:26 - FM2U Conference.
  • 14:48 - When the next show is.
  • 15:26 - Jake Isaac networking example.
  • 16:10 - Advice that was given to Chris.
  • 17:02 - An artist shared recently.
  • 17:31 - What is a successful artist?
 
 

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