I talk with Jetty Rae, a confident singer and songwriter, about how she got a head start on her career in music through online music competitions. She took her career seriously; making sure that she knows what she wants, putting her goals to actions, heeding advice from her mentor, learning from her experiences and from others, and overcoming the unpleasant situations that came her way.


what-you-want-in-a-music-career-sqaMusic Contests

  • Winning several music contests has helped build her credibility
  • Using contests as a tool to get your foot in the door
  • Earning a spot to play Lilith Fair from a contest

Steams of Income

  • Selling music and merch at live shows
  • Earning residual income from licensing and publishing
  • Using Audio Socket to license her music
  • Singing radio and TV jingles




Growing Her Fanbase

  • Approaching social media like a job
  • Learning from other artists that do social media well
  • Walking the fine line of separating music from personal
  • Getting featured in Noise Trade




redefining-what-a-break-is-sqaInspiration and Mentorship

  • Why her mom is her greatest mentor
  • Mentoring and producing upcoming artists
  • Being a positive role model in the Native American community
  • Finding inspiration in the Bible
  • Learning from reading music blogs





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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