I continue my conversation with singer/songwriter Myla Smith about all the pieces you need to have in place to move your career forward as a musician solopreneur.


Working with a Team as a Solo Artist

  • music-honesty-connects-2You are the label
  • Building Team and PR costs into fundraising goals
  • Trying to figure it all out

The Rewards of Honesty & Vulnerability

  • Performing in an honest way
  • Allowing yourself to be vulnerable
  • Balancing “being on” v. vulnerability during a live show

Myla’s Nashville Experience

  • Taking a chance and unexpected results
  • Pitching songs
  • Working with Nashville session A listers


Practical Advice on How To Make It In The Music Industry

  • music-career-fundraising-team-2Choosing to release her live album on CD only
  • Connecting to fans through honesty in her lyrics
  • Licensing her music for TV and commercials
  • The different listening experience of vinyl
  • Balancing cash flow v. economies of scale for projects

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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists at www.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on
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