Katey Laurel talks about being creative in making songs as business cards for musicians.  She shares her amazing DIY experience and learning in growing her music career. We talk about personalized branding and promotion  by utilizing your own music.

business cards for musicians


business cards for musiciansOvercoming the Challenges of Being a DIY Musician

  • Earning a part-time income from being a full-time musician
  • Finding inspiration & business models from other DIY musicians
  • Living with the duality of art and commerce
  • Taking the pressure off of your muse

Coaching & Mentorship

  • Working with a life coach when she struggled with doubt
  • Learning from Cari Cole
  • Taking initiative to learn about the business of music
  • The reading requirement for coffee with Katey

business cards for musiciansGrowing Your Audience

  • Collaborating outside of her comfort zone
  • Using a re-mix album to cross promote with other musicians and genres
  • Asking how you can offer value to bloggers or people that partner with you
  • Sending a regular newsletter to fans

business cards for musicians

Using Songs as Promotional Tools, Songs are Business Cards for Musicians

  • at your song as business cards for musicians
  • People buy what the already know and like
  • Growing your email list with a free download
  • Using Noisetrade to offer value to bloggers

Book Recommendations

The Artist’s Way
All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition

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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