Build a solid “brick house” business as a musician by creating multiple streams of income. Learn up-to-date tactics to grow your 4 cornerstone income streams: recording & releasing music, performing & live streaming, teaching & coaching, and recurring revenue.

Join host Bree Noble as she shares profitable strategies to accelerate and diversity your income from music.

Episode Blogs

TPM 68 Mike | Songwriting Business
  What makes you stand out in the business of songwriting? Bree Noble welcomes Mike Errico, a New York-based musician, writer, and lecturing professor. Mike tells Bree how being yourself is all that people want. Why? Because being yourself differentiates you. One way to know yourself and how you fit into songwriting is by journaling. Pay attention to what you write. If you start pouring out poetry, perhaps it’s not writing songs that make you
TPM 67 | Music Royalties
  Navigating music royalties can be complicated, especially when you don’t understand the legalities of copyrights. Bree Noble interviews Dave Ratner, the Lead Lawyer at Creative Law Network. Dave explains that copyright is the legal basis of creative works. As soon as you create the work, you own the rights to it. But when you record it, that’s an entirely separate copyright that involves the master. So when a song plays over the radio, it
TPM 66 | Indie Label
  Many music artists partner with prominent labels because of their wide audience reach and significant impact. But if you want to escape the messy world of the music industry and get your creative self out there, an indie label may be the best fit for you. Bree Noble is joined by Heather Christie of Möonbabe Records, emphasizing why passion always trumps fame. Heather shares how her label builds female-centric communities of fully confident artists
TPM 65 | Music Influencers
  Getting featured by music influencers and curators is one way to get known in the music industry. How exactly can you do it? Jason Grishkoff started music blogging way back in 2008 which already covered a lot of different artists. He was constantly barraged by artist’s emails. Being overwhelmed with numerous submissions made him give up. By 2015, he started freelance jobs where he made websites and coding for other music blogs. That’s where
TPM 64 | Voice Teaching Business
  What are the most crucial factors to scale a voice teaching business? Our guest in this episode offers her experience and insights, taking us to her story of expanding to eCommerce. Bree Noble sits with Whitney Nichole Cytryn, the Founder of Songbird Studios and Creator of the Singing / Straw. Whitney explains why delegation is necessary and why having the best mentors will help guide you in the process. Otherwise, if you try to
TPM 63 Fabiana Claure | Music Entrepreneurship
  Fabiana Claure has been in the music industry her whole life. Armed with a full scholarship education, money was of no concern to her. But when she was finishing her studies, she contemplated how she could make a living. Together with her husband, they decided to venture into music entrepreneurship and start an academy. In this episode, she emphasizes the importance of helping and encouraging musicians to have the courage to decide on what they
TPM 62 | Remote Studio Recording Solution
  The pandemic made a huge impact on different business industries. Some had bad outcomes, but some had good ones. For our guest today, it made it more popular than ever. The pandemic helped boost Kevin Williams’ business. Our guest was introduced to music because his associates, friends, and other musicians are playing in bands. This led Kevin around studios more often, making him evolve more in the music industry. Eventually, he and his partner
TPM 61 Allison Emm | Social Media For Musicians
`   Social media has been getting a lot of bad rap lately, but it’s also no secret that there is a lot it can do for business. Musicians can actually use these social media platforms to engage and interact with their audiences. This is what Allison Emm does at Wisconsin Music Ventures. Using the power of social media, she helps local independent artists thrive in doing what they love. This mission resonates with Allison because
TPM 60 | Songwriting Tips
  What songwriting tips can you use to write consistently? Bree Noble sits with Lisa McEwen, who formerly signed as a staff writer to BMG Music Publishing. Putting mindfulness into practice is a great way to start writing music. Creativity comes from within, so you need to learn how to tap into yourself. Another helpful tip is to refrain from writing daily. When your mind is clear and you don’t force yourself to write songs,