I talk with the Nashville-based singer and songwriter, Bari Leigh, on how she makes money in doing her passion. Bari shares music tour management tips. She tells us her experience in connecting with fans through live performances. Her realizations provide a clear perspective of how independent artists  should utilize their resources such as social media for musicians to their advantage.


 Her Own Music Tour Management Strategies

  • Touring as a full time indie musician
  • Making money doing what she loves playing live 3-4 days per week
  • Deciding what merch to sell at shows
  • Using Weekend warrior strategy to playing shows within 4 hours of Nashville

social-media-daily-routine-musician-sqaHow She Utilized Social Media for Musicians

  • Creating a consistent online presence with uniformity on all platforms
  • Using social media every day to connect with new fans
  • Playing open mics early on to connect with venues and other musicians
  • Learning from other musicians by asking for advice when they’ve been in similar situation

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indie-new-album-impact-sqaReleasing Her Full Length Album

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  • The career impact of recording her first full length album
  • Songwriting from different personality perspectives
  • Connecting with a new PR company to promote the album
  • Using Airplay Direct to get fans around the world


make-new-fans-reach-out-sqaShe Communicates to Get Connections, Support and Venues

  • Connecting with her booking agents through ECR Records
  • Realizing that she doesn’t have to be the one doing everything
  • Appearing on Entertainment Tonight
  • The correlation between her Spotify plays and iTunes sales






Connect With Bari Leigh

Email Bari bari@barileigh.com

Visit Her Website at BariLeigh.com

Connect  on Facebook

Connect on Twitter


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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 atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic