Hello and welcome to episode 66 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
My guest today has over 50 years of success in the music industry. Judy Rodman has sung on decades of hit records or performed live or on TV with artists such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and the list goes on.
During her solo music career, she had a #1 record on the Billboard, Cashbox, Gavin, and R&R charts and won the Academy of Country Music award for New Female Vocalist. Her songs have been recorded by Loretta Lynn, Diamond Rio, Tammy Wynette & Wynonna, Randy Travis, and the #1 song recorded by Leann Rimes "One Way Ticket", which earned her BMI's Million-air award.
As a vocal coach, Judy has worked with Kasey Musgraves, Pam Tillis, Bryan White and Radney Foster, Angaleena Presley and was named 'Best Vocal Coach' by Nashville Music Pros She also hosts the All Things Vocal podcast where she offers tons of fabulous free tips to improve your vocal technique.
Whether you are a singer, voice-over actor, public speaker, or podcaster, I’m sure that you will gain tons of value from this episode.
For links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/066
Hello and welcome to episode 65 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
2020 did not go according to plan! In 2021, so many things are still uncertain, like when live concerts, theatre, festivals, and other events will return. What I know for sure, though, is why I got into coaching unstoppable musicians and actors in the first place.
I have a real passion for the performing arts and I am committed to helping my clients attract fans, media, and industry so that they can make money with their talents. It is my purpose in life.
I love the descriptive word “unstoppable” because my ideal clients didn’t just wait around last year for things to go back to normal. They were resourceful, proactive, and persistent in educating themselves and growing their audience online.
I can coach performers on the how of personal branding, social media, and PR, but the key to success is taking consistent action.
Does this describe you? or who you want to become?
I announced on the podcast a few weeks ago that I was giving myself the challenge to give away 45 free coaching sessions in 45 days to qualified musicians and actors. It has been fantastic to connect with so many of you during the last couple of weeks.
I will continue the offer throughout April so if you haven’t yet had an introductory session with me, now is the time! Visit Dianefoy.com/booking Thank you so much for your help and I hope to see you on zoom soon.
My guest today shares my purpose for helping up-and-coming musicians succeed. Bree Noble quit her corporate job as a Director of Finance to pursue music. After a successful run as a touring singer/songwriter, she founded Women of Substance Radio to promote quality female artists in all genres. She hosts the Profitable Musician Show Podcast where she teaches musicians how to tap into multiple streams of income. Drawing on her extensive experience as a musician, online marketer, and business owner, Bree has created several educational programs for musicians including The Female Musician Academy and Rock Your Next Release.
During our conversation, Bree shares her Musician’s Profit Path framework: The 5 stages of music career growth and the unique challenges of being a female indie artist.
For links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/065
Hello and welcome to episode 64 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
My guest today is an actor and singer originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Patrick Oliver Jones. He has been in the performing arts both onscreen and onstage for more than 25 years. He was in the original cast of FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago in addition to two national tours, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and EVITA.
On camera, Patrick has appeared and done voiceover work in several national commercials as well as co-starring roles on primetime television (BLUE BLOODS and LAW & ORDER: CI).
He is the host and executive producer of Why I’ll Never Make It, a weekly theater podcast focusing on the realities of a career in the arts. He lives in New York City with his husband who is also a performer.
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Hello and welcome to episode 63 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
2020 reinforced for me that we in the entertainment industry need community, we need to ask for help, and we need to offer help when we can.
My offer to help:
As a PR & marketing coach,I help musicians and actors attract fans, media, and industry so that they can book gigs and make money with their talents, without feeling overwhelmed or doubting themselves.
After 16 years as an entertainment publicist, I’ve made a milestone decision for 2021 to no longer offer publicity services and go all-in on coaching because that’s where I can have a deeper impact.
This is why I’ve set a goal to give away 45 FREE coaching sessions in 45 days so I can truly be of service to as many people as possible.
If you haven’t yet had an introductory session with me, now is the time! You will gain some clarity on your goals and the challenges that you face in achieving them.
It’s totally free to book your session– no catch, no strings attached. I’ll tell you more about how to work with me moving forward if you are curious about that, but at the very least, you should jump on the free session.
My asking for help:
I’m asking you to help me meet my challenge. Can you think of 2-3 other musicians or actors who want to attract more fans, media, and industry attention but lack a strategic plan? And if you can, I am asking if you could share this episode with them.
My challenge kicks off March 1st. Thank you so much for your help and I hope to see you on zoom soon.
My guest today knows all about the importance of community as the creator of the popular Music Biz Besties group.
Katherine Forbes is the founder of Nashville-based website and brand design company, Designing the Row, with a client roster that includes over a dozen GRAMMY Award-winning and nominated artists. She is known for her clean and simple design style and recognized as a Squarespace Expert and Squarespace Authorized Trainer.
Music Biz Besties is a community of thousands of female musicians and industry professionals from around the world with chapters as far from Nashville as Melbourne AUS. Her work has been featured on Forbes.com and she’s spoken on panels hosted by YELP, the Music Business Association, and many others.
Katherine believes that "your success depends on you taking action" and she's passionate about motivating and encouraging others to do just that!
During our chat, you will learn what makes a good website, the common mistakes people make, SEO and why she prefers Squarespace over the other options out there.
Katherine also shares some lessons that she has learned during her time in music management and through Music Biz Besties.
For links and a transcript visit singdanceactthrive.com/063
Hello and welcome to episode 61 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
Today I am sharing with you the recording of a Q&A session I hosted during the Screen x Screen music and tech conference that is happening right now. It is a new virtual conference presented by Indie Week. Indie Week is turning into Indie Year with another virtual conference Indie 101 coming up in April 20-24. INDIE 101 is focused on education for artists and emerging music businesses.
The founder of Indie Week and the Canadian Marketing rep for CD Baby Darryl Hurs was my guest on episode 51 of this podcast if you would like to check that out.
Be sure to register now for super early bird tickets at only $20! It goes up to $60 March 9th or whenever the early bird tickets are sold out.
The artists and industry taking part in this session include NJ Taylor, Maeve Badger, Mary Di Mambro, manager of Pyramid Theorem, Sandeep Swaminathan, John Maksym, Bryant Didier.
You may want to take notes as we talk all about Instagram, Facebook, Clubhouse, when is it time to hire a publicist, how to connect with your ideal audience, how I got into this crazy business, how I coach artists to succeed and the running theme of this podcast, why knowing your why motivation is so important.
links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/062
Hello and welcome to episode 61 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
Ever hear of the 5 W’s and 1 H? People often ask me how…. How is my pr and marketing coaching for musicians and actors different from other coaching or training out there? And it's a great question.At the core, I believe in exploring the 5 W’s before we get to the H. This means my clients explore:WHAT they really want and what they have to offer (recordings, live performances, acting for film/tv, merchandise)WHO they truly are and who is most likely to appreciate their talents and what they offerWHEN will they share their talents and offeringsWHERE will they share their talents and offerings& WHY they want it, our why motivation is what drives us to keep going no matter what obstacles come our wayOnly then can we be successful with the HOW of marketing, social media, and publicity.I truly believe that how I approach helping musicians and actors attract fans, media and industry authentically is what gets the results they desire.If you want to learn more I have a free resource called How to Attract Fans, Media, and industry for musicians and actors. The 6C Phase Roadmap to Book Gigs & Make Money that you can download at dianefoy.com/freebie
Today’s guest is Monica Strut, an Australian musician and career coach for bands. After working for years as a music journalist and digital marketer (and seeing too many of her talented peers give up on music early on in their careers), she started her coaching business to help emerging bands get the exposure they deserve.
Through her coaching, consulting, online courses, Facebook group, and Being in a Band podcast she has helped hundreds of musicians become empowered to reach the next level in their careers.
During our conversation, she offers up some great tips on social media marketing, Spotify playlisting, and how to balance a day job while pursuing your dreams.
For links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/061
Hello and welcome to episode 60 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
Are you a performer or creative who just wants to feel your best on-the- daily? Yeah, me too. Great minds think alike!
As actors, musicians and creatives, we want to make an impact on the world around us. That means bringing the best of ourselves to everything we do. And we often miss the fundamental link between performing our best and feeling our best.
It is just a hard fact of the entertainment industry that our energy, our confidence, and the way we look (whatever amazing way that is ;) are huge parts of booking any job. And how you are taking care of your instrument is the biggest contributing factor in your appearance, your energy, and your mood. Your instrument is the only thing you truly have control over in this business!
Today’s guest is my friend Moniqua Plante, who is an actor most known for her guest-starring season-long arc on ABC's Nashville, and recurring guest-starring roles on shows like Drop Dead Diva, Banshee, and Southland.
Moniqua is also a Certified Health + Confidence Coach for Actors and Creatives, and she truly believes that our health and wellness directly affects everything else we do in life—especially as creative beings.
We had a wonderful conversation about her acting career, how experiences in the industry lead her to take control of her health and how she helps creatives feel good in their bodies no matter what size they are.
Be sure to click the links in the show notes to grab the amazing free gifts she has for you including the Feel Good in Your Body Book and I highly recommend that you take her up on her offer of a free coaching session for our listeners.
Do you choose a word or slogan each year? I’ve chosen “Breakthrough” as my word for 2021.
If you ever feel like your progress suddenly just slams into a brick wall, I promise you, I’ve been there! In fact, the harder I work the more frustrating it becomes when I still don’t feel there yet, wherever there is.
But I want to tell you that you only hit walls when you’re moving out of your comfort zone. And if you’re hitting walls, you’re still going.
If you’re committed to breaking through, be sure to download the free resource How To Attract Fans, Media, & Industry for Musicians and Actors. The 6C Phase Roadmap to Book Gigs & Make Money at http://singdanceactthrive.com/freebie
Elisa Di Napoli is the best-selling author of the book, online course, and podcast Dare to Be Seen which helps artists command the stage, magnify their presence, and defeat stage nerves so they can share their gifts with their audience and shine their light on the world.
She is an artist coach, hypnotherapist, and multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. She also helps artists who need to find a way forward, get their project going, or figure out how to turn their creative, artistic, or performance skills into a new venture.
For Links & Transcript: http://singdanceactthrive.com/059
Hello and welcome to episode 58 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
How is everyone doing with the ending of 2020? For me, I’m trying to work on my mindset for the changes I want to make in 2021 and all that I want to accomplish.
I’ve hit a point in my life that I’m not letting anything stop me from achieving my goals. And by anything I mean myself.
We stop ourselves in so many ways, don’t we? We don’t always acknowledge it as such though. Often the things that we procrastinate on, dismiss as not important, or avoid altogether are the very things we should be facing head-on.
Before we get to the interview with Mel, I share some vulnerabilities I have and am working on with the help of fabulous coaches to inspire you to look at your own issues that may be blocking you from achieving your goals.
If you are an actor, maybe setting yourself up to self-tape auditions is something you are procrastinating on.
I was excited to interview Mel Mack, Casting Director and Founder of Mel Mack Acting Studio in New York City… WOW we had such a great conversation on how the Acting Industry has evolved this year.
You may have had to submit your audition as a self-tape occasionally in the past, but now lit’rally ALL your auditions AND callbacks are being handled remotely via self-tape. Even if you’re not an Actor, I betcha a basket of cute kittens that you’re spending a lot more time on camera, eh?
Having a killer self-tape that looks and sounds professional reflects right back on your personal professionalism, and boy has Mel seen more than her fair share of disappointing self-tape submissions from Actors who she *knows* are so much better than their self-tape would suggest.
📥 Mel has created a guide for you, and it’s soooo juicy, I am so thrilled to share it with you! Mel's 6-Pillars to Self-Tapes that Don’t Suck Ebook is now available f’free baby! 📥
If you’ve been wondering how to…
💭 Step up your game on camera
💭 Know *exactly* what you need to invest in
💭 Stop wasting time and energy on materials that don’t reflect your best, profesh you
Grab the guide by clicking the link above to get it in your inbox immediately.
For other links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/058
Hello and welcome to episode 57 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!
Hey, remember my guest from episode 49 Broadway Actor Bret Shuford, also known as the Broadway Life Coach. Bret has created this really fun and creative way to add more positivity to your life.
The Actor Mindset Reset is a FREE 14-day video series where Bret shares a daily inspirational video highlighting a different aspect of mindfulness, as it relates to the performing arts. Sprinkled throughout the training are seven unique coloring pages created in collaboration with Coloring Broadway to help release anxiety and solidify that day’s training. Inspiration, Musical Theatre, AND coloring? Does it get any better than that?
Why coloring? Coloring is a non-cognitive, artistic activity- meaning it both calms your mind and frees your creativity. Coloring is known for lowering cortisol levels, calming nerves, and reducing stress. Damn, I’ve got to revisit those coloring pages and do them.
Plus, the act of creating without thinking puts you into the flow state where you are allowing ideas to come and go without forcing them. You become more receptive to the here and now. And regardless of what is happening in our minds as we try so hard to predict the future, the here and now are always beautiful.
It’s no surprise that coloring is a favorite backstage activity on Broadway. Kids, adults, especially swings and standbys! Amidst the energy and sometimes chaos, they feel that urge to free their minds and create, create, create.
The Actor Mindset Reset is not limited to a specific time period. It will begin whatever day you sign up and continue for two weeks. Visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/057 for the link.
Today’s guest is actor, filmmaker, and podcast host Ashley Tabatabai. After growing up in Spain and then attending University in the UK, his focus gravitated towards an acting career. As I’m sure many of you actors can relate, an actor’s life consists of numerous auditions and rejections. Ash wasn’t going to let that stop him so he began to write and produce his own content and went on to premier an award-winning short film at the LA International Short Film Festival.
I wanted listeners to hear about his experiences with creating his own content as an actor and about what he has learned from interviewing casting directors on his podcast The Ash Tab Show.
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