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The podcast about all things business for music teachers and studio owners. Learn how to brand, market, and grow your music studio. Hear stories of creative music teachers who are taking on other cool entrepreneurial projects. Get answers to your self-employment questions from experts. Hosted by entrepreneur, business coach, and piano teacher, Andrea Miller.
 
Dr. Garrett Hope and Dr. Heidi Kay Begay are coaches who guide the modern-day musician through a successful pivot. If you are a post-graduate music student or a professional who's at their breaking point and wants more out of their career, then you are in the right spot! We talk about what a pivot is, the necessary steps to pivoting, and life post-pivot! Say "yes" to yourself and become your own music boss.
 
Keith Mills, founder of the Finish More Music system, reveals the creative strategies and mindsets he teaches to thousands of music producers so you can write more and better music, ready to release and share with the world. Discover workflow hacks to speed up your writing process, mindset approaches to overcome avoidance, procrastination and perfectionism, and compositional techniques to help you take your underground dance music productions to the next level.
 
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Today I want to take a few minutes to talk about the upcoming Business Building 101 course! I'm going to talk about what the course is and also what it isn’t. But first, there's been a slight change of plans in the schedule. If you've been listening the last few weeks, you know that the next live cohort was set to start next week! I'm excited to ge…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 13: Skipping the Line It’s okay…you can skip the line! For the musician, the traditional way was to go to school, obtain a degree, then apply to a zillion applications to maybe (just maybe) get a “yes” from the music panel. Guess what?! Times are changing and the music industry is changing, too! You can skip the line…
 
Do you want to know the REAL biggest mistake you can possibly make? Well today we're talking about the problems that come with success. If you want to play a bigger game and achieve more in your life and with your music, you will be inviting new and bigger problems into your world. …and avoiding them is exactly the way that you'll never reach your …
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 12: Dr. Wally Wallace’s Pivoting Story Buckle-up…because our guest, Dr. Wallace, is an inspirational firecracker in today’s talk. He is a saxophonist, educator, and podcaster who serves his tribe relentlessly. Wally shares with Garrett and Heidi his pivoting story from academia to being his own music boss. He shares …
 
If you’ve ever searched for information about a college or university level music program, you’ve probably come across the website MajoringInMusic.com. Today I talk to the founder of this incredible resource - Barbra Weidlein. We talk about how she stumbled into entrepreneurship, the inspiration for MajoringInMusic.com and some of the complexities …
 
No one wants to look back at a life squandered. …a life spent on poor choices and destructive habits. Destructive habits that put you in quicksand - no matter how focused you are on the race you are trying to run. And if you don't bring the habits and distractions that aren't serving you well into your awareness, then you'll waste time on tasks tha…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 11: Getting to “Yes!” Have you received rejection after rejection on the traditional path? We get it. It’s competitive out there. Not only because there is an abundance of highly qualified applicants for these academic positions, but these jobs are seldom. When you get past the initial phase, you are rolling the dice…
 
Today’s episode is a slightly updated rebroadcast of an episode I released last year around this time. In it, I explained my process for reviewing the past year and setting goals for the year ahead. This has been a year of leveling up for me. I’ve had some incredible professional opportunities come my way that have prompted a lot of personal growth…
 
Do you want to break new boundaries with your music? ...or discover exciting new ways to challenge yourself creatively? Well, today I’m going to share with you a series of powerful and linked mindset hacks that I’ve curated from this year's podcast episodes. ...To help you move faster and further into the next year of your creative journey. To expl…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 10: New Year’s Special – How UMBS is a Tool for Pivoters Happy New Year’s Day! We welcome in the New Year with you and we want to give you a pivoting gift. The Ultimate Music Business Summit is your 2022 gift for all pivoters! This three-day event is jam-packed with business gems from 36 presenters and one key-note s…
 
Today we have an amazing mix to round off our series… For our 4th and final showcase we turned to the skills of Australian DJ Hyasynth (Andrew Mashiko) for our showcase from the future! This is a multi-genre mix covering a whole lot of bases and a lot of ground with 34 awesome tracks! Sit back and enjoy!…
 
I hope you’re all enjoying time with family and friends this holiday season! I’m keeping today’s episode short and sweet so you can keep those holiday vibes going. As music teachers, we are often blessed to receive many, many gifts during the holidays. Where there’s a gift, there’s usually a thank you note to follow! Today I am sharing a super help…
 
In part 3 of our FMM DJ mixes, we are being treated to some full-on Techno, in a mix crafted by Alex Mar from Slovenia. As with the previous mixes, this one is created entirely from music made by members of the FMM community. We have more members than ever releasing music and landing on top-tier labels in the underground music scene and more member…
 
We continue our voyage of discovery this week with part 2 of our FMM Christmas Showcase! Today we move into a much more Housey vibe with another cracking mix, this time from our Bristol-based DJ, Tom Marron aka TGM. The quality of music is insane and I absolutely love this mix! It’s a real journey from start to finish and is a great reflection of t…
 
This week I’m bringing you something a little bit different… …and a lot special! To celebrate a wicked year inside the FMM community I thought it would be a great idea to showcase the talents, and highlight the diversity and quality of what our members are producing. So I’m bringing you a very special series of guest DJ mixes from our members that …
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 09: Christmas Special – The Best Gift to Give Yourself This Year! Let’s unwrap the most beautiful gift that you can give yourself this holiday season! It’s the gift of pivoting. It’s saying “yes” to yourself when it comes to opportunities for yourself and for your musical career. By saying “yes” to yourself, you are …
 
Today I’m talking to violinist and entrepreneur, Susanna Klein, about her multiple business projects. We talk about communication, rejection, psychology, intellectual property, and how she is learning and practicing for her own long game in business. A full transcript and resources from this episode can be found at MusicStudioStartup.com/episode086…
 
Have you ever been in a position where the first time you heard something it wasn't the right time? …but the second? That was the moment that flicked the switch. That was the moment that inspired you to be, do and have more in your life and with your music. That’s why reflection is important. It’s so easy to forget pieces of information that can li…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 08: Hard Truths About Academic Jobs Have you read the article by Jennifer Snodgrass? If not, this would be some great reading material as you weigh the different factors when it comes to your pivot! Garrett and Heidi give a quick commentary on this wonderfully written article. Jennifer gives us aspects of academic li…
 
Welcome back and a HUGE thank you to everyone who reached out to express their excitement for the podcast returning - you all bring so much joy to my work and life! Today I’m talking to violinist and entrepreneur, Susanna Klein, about her multiple business projects. We talk about communication, rejection, psychology, intellectual property, and how …
 
This year has been messy... ...one of the most challenging years I've personally experienced in some time. And today I'm going to share with you those challenges - the highs and the lows - and how the journey unfolded up until now. Most of the world treats the end of the year as a time to wind down, but for me , this is the time to put my foot down…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 07: The First Steps to Pivoting Are you considering a pivot within your musical career? Great! You may have a ton of questions swirling around in your head, and one of them may be: “What are the first steps to my pivot?” We hear you! Listen to today’s episode where Garrett and Heidi offer you a few gems that will hel…
 
Although the podcast feed has been quiet for a while, things have been all but quiet behind the scenes. New baby. New house. New work with a brick and mortar startup. And lots of new Music Studio Startup developments in the works, which I’ll be talking about more in the near future. But today, I’m so excited to be back with a new interview for you!…
 
There’s a trap that you can fall into that is a sure fire way to lose your energy… ...A trap that will suck the enthusiasm right out of you. And let me ask you, who is more likely to succeed, the person brimming with enthusiasm or the person feeling flat and disappointed? How we measure our progress determines how much progress we are likely to mak…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 06: How Do You Know When to Pivot? (7:33) Are you considering a pivot within your musical career? Great! You may have a ton of questions swirling around in your head, and one of them may be: “How do you know when to pivot?” We hear you! Listen to today’s episode where Garrett and Heidi offer you two gems that will he…
 
Today we’re looking into a topic that I love... ...this is something that if leaned into can be the basis for a Pandora's box of inspiration. And if you embrace this strategy you will unlock new sonic territory and drive your creations in exciting and original directions. However, if you're closed off to this idea, you run the risk of being stuck u…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 05: Success Story – Garrett’s Pivot In today’s episode, we discuss Garrett’s pivot story. Learn from Garrett as he shares why he decided to pivot, the resources that helped him during the pivot, and what life is like now post-pivot. Are you interested in a change for your musical career? Then listen to Garrett’s stor…
 
This week we're joined by a Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, label owner, and bonafide pioneer of Detroit techno. Someone who has continued to set trends and break boundaries with his music, his sound installations, and his performances. The man in question is Carl Craig, a key figure in the electronic music scene who has blazed a trail through sever…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 04: Six Things That Prevent You from Pivoting In today’s episode, we discuss the top six reasons why it may be difficult for you to start your pivot. Don’t let fear, the sunk cost fallacy, and money be the reasons why you don’t pursue your musical dreams. Garrett and Heidi explore these six elements in detail – you d…
 
We’ve got a pretty special episode waiting for you this week! This is something that we’ve never done before - brand new and totally unique! So let me first ask you this… Do you worry about putting your music out into the world? Maybe a fear of judgment stops you from being creative. Perhaps you are struggling to figure out your next steps. You fee…
 
Don't be a 'Yes, but...' person! We all know people who rubbish ideas. Nobody wants to speak up and share ideas in their presence. And often nobody even wants to be around them. And yet unwittingly, we often find ourselves being THAT person... The person who picks holes in other people's suggestions, cutting the creative connections dead… ...And wh…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 03: Success Story – Heidi’s Pivot In today’s episode, Garrett interviews Heidi as she shares her successful pivot story. After completing her D.M.A. in 2018, Heidi went on a whirlwind ride trying to find her place within the music community. At first, when applying to academia jobs, she was unsuccessful. Fortunately,…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 02: What Pivoting Looks Like In today’s episode, we cover six main points on the process of pivoting. If you are a musician who’s seeking change within their career, but not quite sure what to do...listen to Episode 2! Knowing you need to change and pivot into something new is a great start! You may be asking, though…
 
The Pivoting Musician | Episode 1: Why Now is the Right Time to Pivot In today’s episode, we discuss why now is the right time to pivot for the modern-day musician. Heidi discusses the current climate within the music industry, and Garrett shares how your perfect tribe is waiting to work with you! Listen to today’s impactful episode which lays out …
 
The Pivoting Musician | Trailer: Introduction to The Pivoting Musician! Welcome to The Pivoting Musician’s podcast! Dr. Garrett Hope and Dr. Heidi Kay Begay are your two co-hosts and we are excited to serve you, the modern-day musicpreneur. Listen to the trailer to find out who your hosts are, what you can expect from the content, and how we are go…
 
So here's the deal. We all hit creative problems. And we often try to solve those problems with the same level of thinking that created them. ...forcing a solution the wrong way, digging in deeper, making the problem worse, and building frustration in the process. Maybe you start second-guessing perfectly good work, start to make mistakes, and head…
 
John Graham aka Quivver is a man who's been at the forefront of electronic music for over 25 years, both as a producer and DJ, writing and playing everything from House to Techno to Breaks to Drum and Bass. With his new album Revelate released on Bedrock and hitting the music stores we really got down to the nitty gritty of the creative process and…
 
As music producers we all want to achieve the sound that we hear in our heads but we often get disheartened that our work does not sound as good as our ambitions. ...And this is because our abilities don’t currently match up with our taste... Maybe you can relate...you get so caught up in the idea that what you’re going to make won’t sound as good …
 
Have you ever caught yourself saying “I don't have enough time”? We’ve all been there...you can have hours and hours of time, yet see no meaningful growth in your skills and the quality of your music. But it often isn't a lack of time that is creating the problem… ...it's a lack of efficiency in the way you are operating that is to blame. So how co…
 
The power of getting the right people around us can’t be understated… ...but who exactly should we aspire to surround ourselves with? This week we dig into a concept that ties together several ideas that I’ve talked about previously in this podcast. And these are actually concepts that I've purposely built into the Finish More Music community and t…
 
Today we are in conversation with electronic music legend Dave Seaman, well known for his releases in the famed Renaissance Masters Series and Global Underground and currently releasing music and running his highly respected label Selador. In this episode, we lean heavily into the music industry and what it really takes to get heard and stand out f…
 
We all get opportunities in life, some that come quite regularly and others that are more significant and rare. We sometimes call them lucky breaks, the types of opportunities that can make a huge difference in our life... ...and none of us wants to be the person who had that chance and let that golden opportunity slip through their fingers. If you…
 
If you’re like most music producers juggling the logistics of home life with studio time you’re going to love this episode... Today I’m sitting down with Cassy, a globally in-demand DJ and producer who boasts landmark recorded mixes for the likes of Panorama bar and Fabric, and has releases on a who's who of labels from Aus Music to Uzuri and Bass …
 
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