I talk with Lisa Brigantino about how to become a full time musician, the perseverance it takes, and how she diversified what she’s doing so she can do music day in and day out. She’s a solo singer/songwriter, runs a music production and rights-clearing company, and does musical comedy shows with her sister too!



Lisa’s Experience in Lez Zeppelin

  • Using Lez Zeppelin as a segue out of her day job into becoming a full time musician.
  • Touring the world in an all female Led Zeppelin tribute band
  • Headlining Bonnaroo Festival in 2008
  • Recording in legendary Electric Lady Studio with Eddie Kramer

Lessons Learned in the Music Business as A Full Time Musician

  • Find organizations that provide networking and educational opportunities
  • Educate and protect yourself if you’re going to be in the music business
  • Joining Women in Music in NY helped her get her foot in the door
  • Learning music licensing and clearance business while working as an admin for music rights clearance company

easy-to-be-found-songwriter-squareHidden Pond Productions

  • Pulling from her diverse experience as a full time musician, knowledge of music licensing and clearing to start her own company
  • Offering original scoring and production services to clients
  • Partnering with advertising and corporate clients
  • Creating a win-win situation for all parties involved

Lisa’s Advice to Musicians

  • Be curious and willing to say “yes” when opportunities are presented
  • The doors that open for you may not be the ones you expect
  • Success comes from perseverance and persistence
  • Register with a performing rights organization and be easy to find



This Business of Music (10th Edition)

On Music Licensing by Al and Bob Kohn

Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert

Connect with Lisa Brigantino

Hidden Pond Productions Website
Lisa Brigantino Website


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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