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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today's episode is the 2nd part of my interview with Rick Barker… music business mastermind and artist development hero. Listen to this All Things Vocal podcast episode to get insider tips for creating and growing a successful music business.

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If you want the best vocal training proven to maximize vocal ability and conquer strain, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • When an artist is ready for a good manager and booking agent. How to understand why you need to be making enough money to make it win-win.

  • Why you educate yourself to get to that point.

  • How to protect yourself from bitterness and self-pity which stops your progress.

  • The strategy of re-thinking and using labels as joint ventures.

  • The singles game.

  • Building your own buzz.

  • How to create fan engagement on social media (great tactics)

  • Why you shouldn't spend a ton of money on Billboard radio station promotion.

  • Spotify, soundcloud

  • How to earn people's attention

  • Rick's book and courses

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This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.

Today I interview Rick Barker… a highly successful music mogul and mentor who teaches artists to be successful with their careers.. Listen to this All Things Vocal podcast episode to get insider tips for creating and growing a successful music business.

This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google PlayTuneIn Radio and many other podcast apps. Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review where you like to listen! REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED!

If you want the best vocal training proven to maximize vocal ability and conquer strain, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Rick's work as former manager of Taylor Swift and promoter, consultant for Big Machine Records.
  • Artist development includes communication skills.
  • The importance of vocal health and vocal training for successful careers.
  • The mindshift necessary to go from hobbyist to serious artist.
  • Rick's strategy of interaction for music business success... how musicians, songwriters, vocalists, social media masters can engage and help each other.
  • The mistake of not registering your music. There is now $1.6 billion of unclaimed music royalties.
  • Steps to take for studying and developing multiple streams of monetary transactions.
  • Smart places to prioritize and invest your money in your career.
  • The importance of processing mechanical and sync licenses.
  • What major labels are looking for, what they are good and bad at doing. 360 deals.
  • How money flows to artists and labels. How to create a win-win.
  • TV talent shows and specific strategic steps you can take to make them work for you.
  • The importance of songwriting to artist development 
  • We discussed pop artist icon Mat Kearney and new country artist Preston James
  • The wisdom of patience and not rushing the artistic formation process.

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 Today I interview Dallas Frazier… legendary songwriter. Listen to this All Things Vocal podcast episode to get insider tips for navigating a successful songwriting career, as well as finding personal success and satisfaction, living and learning along the way.

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If you want help to you sing your own songs, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • His early start in Bakersfield, California, working with Ferlin Husky, signing as artist with Capital Records at 14 years old, writing his own material. 

  • How he experienced working on TV with a well-rounded 'out of the box' band and learning to love more than one style of music.

  • Marrying Sharon, the love of his life, at 18 years old. They have been together ever since (she was right there on the couch as we talked)

  • How he wrote some of his iconic songs such as Ally Oop. It reached #1 on the charts 58 years ago, and is still played today. Dallas wrote it at the cotton gin where he was working at the time.

  • Making the move with Ferlin to Nashville, and his incredible hit-writing success there. 

  • Dallas's battle with alcoholism. His journey into Christian ministry, his battle with perfectionism and how he found new balance, wisdom and joy.

  • Now writing again, better than ever, he and I discuss writing for the market as opposed to the heart, and the balance needed there.

  • We finished with Dallas offering some very important insight from his life for those who want to become successful songwriters.

  • My deepest gratitude to Ginny, and to Dallas for his friendship and support, as well as this interview for us all!

Dallas Frazier bio highlights:

  • Hit song credits include: Elvira, Ally Oop, There Goes My Everything, If My Heart Had Windows, All I Have To Offer You Is Me, Beneath Still Waters, Will You Visit Me On Sundays, Fourteen Carat Mind, What's Your Mama's Name, Mohair Sam, The Son of Hickory Hollow's Tramp and tons more.
  • His songs topped country chart as well as landed in the pop charts, he also had some R&B success with songs such as 'Big Mable Murphy' cut by Diana Ross as well as Brook Benton. 
  • In 1994 Keith Richards and George Jones did a duet on Dallas' song 'Say It's Not You'. 
  • 'There Goes My Everything' won CMA's 'Song of the Year' in 1966.
  • 'Elvira' won BMI 'Country Song of the Year' in 1966.
  • Artists who cut Dallas Frazier 'tribute albums' (all songs written by Dallas) include George Jones and Connie Smith.
  • Dallas was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976
  • Country Music Hall Of Fame honored Dallas by featuring him in their 'Poets & Prophets Salute'.
  • There is a documentary being produced by Brian Oxley, projected to be finished by summer of 2018. 
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Today is the second part of my 2 part series... career saving tips to protect your voice from a hit songListen to this podcast episode for 7 more strategies to help your voice survive the increased performance demands that come with vocal career success!

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If you’d like more information to protect your singing and speaking voice, signup for my newsletter and get my 5 page vocal health report. See the signup box at www.judyrodman.com

Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Nourish your body like your voice is attached
  • Workout like a pre-game athlete
  • Avoid voice saboteurs
  • Rehearse with and use in-ear monitors
  • Stay in touch with your vocal coach
  • Be prepared for the emotional ride
  • Know what to do about laryngitis

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Today's topic is 5 career saving tips to protect your voice from a hit song, part 1. _______. Listen to this podcast episode for 5 strategies to help your voice survive the increased performance demands that come with vocal career success!

This podcast is now playing at iTunes , Google Play,  TuneIn Radio, . Subscribe and don't miss an episode... and please leave a review where you like to listen! REVIEWS ARE MUCH NEEDED and APPRECIATED!

If you’d like more information to protect your singing and speaking voice, signup for my newsletter and get my 5 page vocal health report. See the signup box at www.judyrodman.com

Suggestions covered in this episode include:

  • Control your breath for vocal health
  • Sing like it's the first time to activate fresh fire even when you're weary
  • Limit and control your speaking voice
  • Rest wisely
  • Increase and monitor your hydration

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Today's topic is Boogie Boarding and Music Careers. Listen to this podcast episode to find out how good boogie boarding is like riding the waves of a good music career.

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If you’d like help getting your voice ready for studio or stage, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and in courses, including the professional pre-production course Singing In The Studio.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • Areas

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Today's topic Sara Bareilles. Listen to this podcast episode for lessons to learn from her voice.

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If you’d like help with learning any of these vocal techniques, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include:

  • 1. Well-developed head voice can be belt voice's (upper chest voice's) best friend.

    2. Middle voice can be more interesting when varied and multi-colored.

    3. Don't be afraid to play with vibrato and straight tone.

    4. If you write with piano, let your fingers and your voice collaborate.

    5. Watch where you place a piano mic stand.

    6. If you have a great feel for rhythm, carefully consider scat singing in your performance.

    7. Watch your pitch when out of your most usual position.

    8. It's ok to write the whole song yourself.

    9. It's ok to have a name people have to spell check and hear pronounced correctly.

    10. Everything you've ever done informs the music you make.

Links mentioned in this podcast include:

  • Sara Bareilles 

          http://www.sarabmusic.com/main/

  • Love Song
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi7Yh16dA0w&list=PLs2VDJTtCn3rEmYeaKvL3xMeG62gzp1zO

    Gravity
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEXhAMtbaec&list=PLs2VDJTtCn3rEmYeaKvL3xMeG62gzp1zO&index=3

    Brave
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUQsqBqxoR4

    Many the Miles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwg1TpxkSnA

    Many the Miles (live)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kc0cYWfmUE

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Today's topic is a study of the voice of Chris Stapleton. Listen to this podcast episode to discover lessons singers can learn from this iconicly successful voice.

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If you’d like help with your voice, try Power, Path and Performance vocal training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

Subjects covered in this episode include

  1. Maintaining flexibly tall posture 
  2. Lightening middle voice mix for rich, strain-free sound
  3. Pulling instead of pushing for power
  4. Drop technique for effect
  5. Find a great background singer
  6. Give the voice access to movement
  7. Support the ends of lines
  8. The importance of active facial language
  9. For increased power, back off pressure, add passion
  10. Avoiding vocal health perils of the road
  11. Don't be afraid to do it your way
  12. Make music that makes the world a better place.

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Today's topic is 30 studio saboteurs. Listen to this podcast episode to learn what to avoid if you want to perform and capture best vocals in the studio. 

The discussion lists 5 saboteurs to avoid in each of the following categories: Producer, Vocal Producer, Audio Engineer, Background singer, Lead Singer and Anybody Else who comes into the studio.

For much more help getting great studio vocals, here are links to the two courses mentioned in this podcast:

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Today's topic is the Power of Getting To The Point. Listen to this podcast episode to learn to focus in on your messages, and make your central point clear for strongest songs, scripts, and vocal performances. You'll learn several exercises, featuring the 5 question focusing strategy asking... What? Who? Why? Where? and How?. 

Also covered is the subject of word count... how many words or lyrics are enough? How can you concisely write wordy songs?

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If you’d like help with singing or speaking performance focus and impact, my vocal training method has a whole third cornerstone devoted to that very area. Check out 'Power, Path and Performance' training, available at www.JudyRodman.com in vocal lessons and on CD courses.

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