I talk to Leah McHenry on how to make money as a musician. She is a successful symphonic and Celtic metal singer and songwriter. Leah has earned multiple awards from her first album, got acclaimed critical reviews, multiple radio air plays, and a massive following of devoted fans.


How Leah Balanced her Non-Traditional Music Career and Family

  • Creating a career that works around her family life
  • Home schooling 5 kids allows for flexibility
  • Releasing her first record after she started her family
  • Building a steady income from music

postmartum-hormones-creative-surge-squareRaising $27,000 in Her Crowd Funding Campaign

  • Seeking business training outside the music industry she could apply
  • You must have a fan base BEFORE you launch a campaign
  • Use social media to create a culture for your fans rather than pushing your music
  • Created an international fan base by leveraging the internet

How to Make Money as a Musician through Multiple Income Streams

  • Physical online merch sales
  • Digital music sales
  • Coaching
  • Royalties
  • Virtual Fan Club
  • E-Book

thing-that-sets-me-apart-squareFinding New Fans

  • Cross promote on different social media platforms
  • Tagging your YouTube videos & linking to your website is critical
  • Facebook ads are a great tool when you really know your audience
  • Know yourself. Know your sound. Know your audience.



Connect with Leah McHenry

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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