I talk with Nancy Ruth about her desire from a very young age to learn how to make it as a musician. She emphasizes how important a good music education is. She explains what drew her to move to Spain and how her love of travel and other cultures fits into her music and her career.  We also discuss what you can do to appeal to corporate and International gigging opportunities.

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How To Make It As A Musician by Getting A Strong Music Education

  • Confidence Builder
  • Longevity in your career
  • Versatility in your career
  • Ability to manage your own business

How to make it as a musician uncertaintyHow To Make It As A Musician in Other Cultures Around the World

  • Let go of your ego
  • Forget about what you think you know and don’t know
  • Feel like a privileged guest in their circle
  • Tap into your enthusiasm
  • Genuine smiles and open hearts are welcome everywhere

how to make it as a musician bornHow To Make It As A Musician by Booking Corporate & Travel Industry Gigs

  • Build a large musical repertoire of standards
  • Be punctual and courteousBe organized
  • Have a press kit and professional presentation
  • How to make it as a musician by creating Programs v. Just Being a Musician
  • It’s easier to sell well designed musical programs for corporate events
  • Programs make your songs relateable by giving them context
  • There is a perceived added value to having a program
  • It’s easier for your client to market a program than a musician


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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