There’s nothing better than Asian efficiency hacks :)
Which is why I’m excited to introduce today’s guest, Simon Tam, founder of Asian dance rock band, The Slants, who turned down a one million dollar recording contract and an offer for their own reality TV show.
In addition to making an appearance on The Price Is Right and playing gigs around the world, Simon has written several books on music business—even founded a record label.
He recently started the “Music Business Hacks” podcast, focused on helping us navigate the new music industry.
I can’t wait to share the wisdom Simon brings in today’s interview.
In Todays Episode You Will Learn:
- How to grow your music business with only 15 minutes everyday
- Why quick results means investing quality time (not quantity)
- How to decide where to invest your time most efficiently
- The best place to start to grow your music business efficiently
- How to balance your time writing music and growing you music business
- The single thing you need to unleash your true creativity (and have as much fun growing your music business as you do when writing music)
In this episode you will learn:
- How to cross the “chasm” between playing locally and nationally
- The easiest way to gain the attention of your favorite touring artist
- A simple way to earn income “on tour” without playing music
- How to fully-fund your next tour without going into debt
- The best way to get people’s attention at venues even if they’ve never heard of you before
- An easy way to create a connection at every gig and earn fans for life
Links And Resources From Today’s Episode:
- The Slants (Simon’s band)
- Music Business Hacks (Get Simon’s Book on Amazon)
- How To Get Sponsorships And Endorsements (Get Simon’s Book on Amazon)
- Music Business Hacks (Simon’s podcast)
- Follow Simon on Twitter @simonthetam
- Follow Simon on Instagram @simonthetam
- Download the 1K With Music live show blueprint
- Listen to MMP024: Three Paths to Success in the Music Industry (With Dave Kusek)
Thanks for Listening!
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A very special thank-you to Simon for joining me this week.
Until next time: Rock on and prosper!
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