I talk with Alexis Grace, full time musician and radio DJ, about the influences that made her choose a career in music and her unforgettable experience as one of the amazing American Idol Past Contestants. Learn from her honest opinions and the realities of pursuing a career in music. Her strong, positive character and heart is going to motivate you.

out-of-sight-and-mind-sqaBefore her Career in Music and Now

  • Her career in music as a learning process
  • Growing up with a musically inclined family
  • Defining her destiny before she started her career in music
  • Getting inspiration in writing music from her job as a radio DJ
  • Getting moral support from people she works with

The Value of a Publicist and Planning

  • Learning the process of releasing music from her publicist
  • Hiring a publicist when possible to handle the details
  • Using her old school planner and writing everything down
  • The non-music details of releasing new music

unhappy-doing-one thing-all-the time-sqaThe American Idol Experience

  • Positive impact in her music after American Idol
  • Having the right mindset to get the most out of the experience
  • Using her American Idol experience as a springboard
  • Coming home to her daughter after American Idol
  • Joining the American Idol family on the show

fun-unique-ways-to-promote-music-sqaMentorship & Collaboration

  • Learning professionalism from her father, a touring bass player
  • Having a husband that is her mentor and co-writer
  • Collaborating with Myla Smith on a new single
  • How the co-writing process works for her

Merchandise and CD Sales

  • Incorporating a “pay what you can” strategy for CD sales at shows
  • Earning more than you expect when giving people the option to “pay what they want.”
  • Why she finds merch tables intimidating

Connect With Alexis Grace

Website www.alexisgracemusic.com





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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