Break the Business Podcast
About This Show
A show for indie artists and the people who love and support them. The Break the Business Podcast is a fun and informative discussion of entertainment law (for non-lawyers), independent artists, and popular culture. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BTB Ep 90: Patreon updates its platform; Bruce Wawrzyniak interview; Gene Simmons' Devil Horns
7 days ago
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In the first segment, Ryan talks about recent news about Spotify's release of financial information and what it means for indie artists. There's good news, bad news, and ugly news. Find out what Spotify's numbers mean to you and how it should influence your career decisions as an artist-entrepreneur. Ryan also talks about recent updates to the Patreon crowdfunding platform.
In the second segment, Ryan interviews Bruce Wawrzyniak of Now Hear This. Bruce is a promoter, podcaster, author, and blogger. He talks to Ryan about getting more bookings as an artist and making the most of your live shows. Bruce's Now This Entertainment podcast is a valuable resource for musicians and can be found at www.now-hear-this.net. You can also get a copy of Bruce's Bonus Book, his informative e-book with lots of great tips, at www.brucesbonusbook.com.
In the final segment, Ryan talks about rocker Gene Simmons and his recent attempt to register a trademark in the "devil horns" hand gesture. Ryan uses the story to underscore the importance of trademark registration for indie artists.
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