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The Modern Music Creator Podcast
23 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Make More Music, Money & Save Time With This Productivity Hack
In a recent group call, Lia had some questions as to where she should focus some of her time and energy. As creatives, we constantly feel the need to learn something that we feel can benefit us but does it really? Is learning that one extra thing or new technique REALLY going to sky rocket your career? Maybe it will maybe it wont? It all comes down to WHAT you should be focusing on with your time and energy. as an artist.
53 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
The Male Superhero Complex In Music w Alexandra
In this episode I sit down with Alexandra who unfortunately like most women in this Industry has had to "prove herself" time and time again just because of her gender. All this stemmed from one Facebook post and I thought this is an important topic that needs to be discussed and how the "male superhero complex" in this industry towards women is not only damaging but just outright stupid.
21 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Why Picking a “Niche” Is Stupid & Brilliant At The Same Time
It's going to take time before you find your "niche" in clients. The one thing that I always see a lot of freelancers do is immediately pick one area of their profession and ONLY focus on that. For example, someone who does Music Production but ONLY works with Trap artists. and won't work with anyone else. While yes, you found the group of people you want to work for but how many opportunities did you just miss out on by shutting everyone else out? I go over the "external specialist, internal generalist" approach to picking a niche.
35 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
3 Reasons You NEVER Close “Side Gig” Work
As a freelancer, you need to be taking the time to build connections with potential clients. If you're not, then right there is a massive reason why you are not landing your "side gig" work as a freelancer. In this episode I go over a few reasons why Freelancers are not landing work. From my time as a freelancer to hiring out some to help me with my projects, there have been a few things I notice that a good freelancer does and what a freelancer does to not get work. If you are interested in booking a strategy call with my team and I, click here! UHP COACHING
40 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Lost With Making Content For Music? Focus Up NOW With This...
In this episode, we talk all about content creation for creators. I give you a behind the scenes look on where to put your focus and energy and use your time affectively if you only have a few hours a week. I also go into creating content for platforms if you have "abandoned" them in the past. If you are interested in booking a strategy call with my team and I, click here! UHP COACHING
24 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Music Freelancing - Crafting An Offer People Will LOVE (ft. Savannah Kovac)
In a recent Group Call, I had a conversation with Savannah on how to sculpt the perfect offer for her clients. Savannah has an amazing set of skills and we had to talk it out to make sure that time and energy are being spent on the right things to help improve her career. You'll hear everything from the start to end on how we get her on the path or creating that perfect offer. If you are interested in booking a strategy call with my team and I, click here! UHP COACHING
20 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
How Overthinking Is Ruining Your Life
In a recent call I sat down with a client who had a ton of amazing ideas but wasn't sure how to execute them. Has something like that ever happened to you? As creatives we are constantly coming up with ideas but there comes a point where we need to start executing instead of constantly thinking. I go over how you should "Fire! Ready, Aim" instead of "Ready, Aim, Fire!" and how overthinking is ruining your life!. If you are interested in booking a strategy call with my team and I, click here! UHP COACHING
21 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
How Sample Packs Are Ruining Your Career
In this episode I dive into a recent conversation I had with someone about the use of sample packs. How do you feel about them? Are they inauthentic? Do they make you feel "not as original?" I want to talk about how that mindset is ruining your career and holding you back. If you are interested in booking a strategy call with my team and I, click here! UHP COACHING
29 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
How I Transitioned From Free Work To Full Time In The Music Industry
At some point, you are going to do free work in your career. People often tend to think that doing work for free is devaluing yourself and making it harder for "real" artists to get paid for their work. That is a popular misconception. We go over the "Five Commandments" of doing free work and how it will help you gain leverage to build your business to where you want it to be. If you are interested in booking a strategy call with my team and I, click here! UHP COACHING
23 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
How Overthinking Can Ruin Your Music Career
On this week's episode I show you how "waiting for the right moment" will derail your career. I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "ready, aim, fire!" Well I want to introduce you to "Fire! Ready, Aim." So many don't have a defined version of success for themselves. When is the last time you felt uncomfortable? How much time have you spent in the last few months planning instead of executing? What if I told you that all that's standing in the way of you and your goals is fear? Let's discuss how that can ruin your career but also let's talk about how to get out of that mindset so you can start hitting your goals.
26 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
How Getting Brutally Choked Out In Jujitsu Taught Me A Huge Lesson For My Music Career
Yes, getting choked out in jujitsu one day taught me a HUGE life lesson that I was not only able to apply to my music career but all other aspects of my life. I talk about how it changed my mindset and how this one choke taught me to believe in myself more. We waste a lot of mental real estate on issues that can be easily solved if we have the proper mindset. I'm going to tell you how having that proper mindset can change your life. Book a strategy call with my team and I here http://JohnMcLucas.com/project
26 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
A Vocal Mixing Framework For Every Vocal Style
You get a sneak peak at my vocal mixing framework! In this episode of the Modern Music Creator Podcast I take a snippet of audio from a recent Facebook stream I did last week where I share some of my vocal mixing framework workflow, how I approach certain aspects of mixing and so much more! I hope you get as much value from this as everyone else did during the live stream!
47 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
How Singers SHOULD Have "The Money Talk" - How, When, & Why
In a recent live stream I talked about how to price out new clients and how to not screw yourself over when it comes to "the money talk." As creatives we sometimes don't feel confident enough in ourselves to talk about money because we know we're not business people. I go over some key tips and tricks on how to be more confident when talking about money and how to protect yourself from scummy clients.
23 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
QnA - Music On Tik Tok, Live Streams and Revelations
This is part of an Instagram live stream I recently did where I answered some of your questions! I talk about what it has been like during time in Quarantine and talking about how Tik Tok is the wild west of Social Media right now and the untapped potential in it. I also discuss some of the big revelations I made when it comes to my personal life and career during this year.
23 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Music Industry Fraud Alert - Bad Managers
On this episode we go over Managers! Do you need one? Should you look for one? Remember, a Manager isn't someone who is helping you out with your Social Media pages. These days, anyone can claim they are a "Manager." We go over some of the key things you need to be aware of when it comes to working with these people.
40 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Music Industry Fraud Alert - Success Coaches
Welcome back! We have a new short series this season, all about fraud in the music business! We've heard all the tricks, lies and schemes that people will do and say to get you to spend your hard earned money on them and for what? A few extra streams? In this episode we go over the role of a business coach. What exactly do they do? What can you expect from them? Are they legit? We go over all this and more!
18 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
If Your Producer Avoids Doing This...RUN S3 Ep 5
Money money money moooney. MOOOOOONEEEY. We've made it to the end! You've made your pick on who you want to work with and when everything will start and end but now comes the final step. The Money Talk. This conversation does NOT have to be uncomfortable. You are making sure that the person you're about to spend your hard earned money on is going to honor the agreement you have both reached. We're going to go over why PayPal is the most used and trusted way to go when sending and receiving invoices. Why apps like Venmo, Zelle and Apple Pay are horrible when it comes to goods and services and we're going to go over how to protect yourself in case you become involved in a dispute.
26 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
Make Sure To Do THIS Before Starting A Project With A Producer!!! S3 Ep4
OK, you've got your Producer! After many pain staking hours and conversations you narrowed it down to the one you want to work with. BEFORE you even get STARTED on the project, you NEED to agree on terms. When does the project start? When is it due? Who is doing what parts? Is the Producer helping out with Full Production or what? What is NOT included in the agreement? What are the timelines and deadlines? Who is being paid what and when? These are all questions you need to ask and make sure you and your Producer agree upon or else it's going to be a bad time for everyone involved.
27 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
How To Narrow Down To The Right Producer S3 Episode 3
After you've taken the time to reach out to several promising Producers to help you on your next project, it's time to narrow down to the right one. How do you pick the right Producer for YOU? Remember even though this is all business, it's important to get to know the person you're about to give thousands of dollars to. It all starts with having a conversation getting to know them better. We're going to discuss some key questions you need to ask before hiring a Producer and making sure to avoid any red flags.
25 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
If You Hear This From A Music Producer...RUN!!! SE3 Ep02
You MUST Pre-Qualify a Music Producer before hiring them! Vetting a Music Producer will save you a ton of time and headache. Finding a Music Producer is like finding a new pair of shoes, the fit has to be just right or else everything is just going to fall apart. Let's break down on how to properly hire the right Music Producer for YOUR project!
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