I was so happy to reconnect with April Duran this week. She was one of the first interviews I did back in 2015 when we started this podcast. Since then, she has started her own record label, Raghouse Records and she has been doing huge things to help female artists broaden their horizons in nontraditional ways. This includes Facebook Live for musicians and so much more. Listen as April shares her wisdom and expertise.

facebook live for musicians and other ways to reach new audiences

musician build career squareThe Power of Facebook Live for Musicians

  • Using Facebook Live to promote Raghouse Radio
  • Creating additional fan engagement with live streaming
  • Having fun with it after you get past the initial fear of live video
  • Easily repurposed content

Launching Raghouse Records Magazine

  • Inspired to create the magazine during a trip to NAMM
  • Expanding from online only to a print magazine
  • Lessons learned from releasing the first issue
  • Finding advertisers for the magazine

facebook live for musicians and other ways to reach new audiences

Taking a Break

  • Taking a time out to recharge her creativity
  • Prioritizing family time
  • Not sure if she would come back
  • Coming back hungrier after her break

Advice to a New Artist Trying to Build a Fanbase

  • Get out there and play live
  • Reach out to bookers
  • Don’t be afraid to work from the bottom up
  • Use Facebook Live

facebook live for musicians and other ways to reach new audiences

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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