#77 | Spotlight: Rick Barker | The Rock/Star Advocate

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#77 | Music-Preneur Spotlight: Rick Barker

People who pay, pay attention.

Rick Barker leaves it all on the table – what the biggest thing holding musicians back is, why he doesn’t work for free, and why he stopped making it about the money & started making it about expectations & results.

I don’t base my success or my clients’ success on whether they got a record deal or whether they had a number one song. When I see someone say, ‘I made three grand this month,’ that excites me!

Key Highlights

  • Why Rick doesn’t consider himself an “expert” on social media
  • Why he’d like the “weak musicians” to get out of the way
  • What he believes is so powerful about social media
  • What his sole focus is in 2020
  • Why he chooses to help independent musicians
  • What he believes is musicians’ biggest struggle
  • His favorite part of working in the music industry
  • What Rick’s 2020 looks like & what he’s most proud of right now
  • What his biggest struggle has been as a music-preneur
  • The lesson he’d go back and tell his younger self
  • The super power he’d like to have
  • 3 musicians Rick would invite to dinner
  • His actionable for YOU this week: Connect with him on Social Media!

Links/Rocksources

  • Theme music brought to you by DC-based Indie/Pop band Sub-Radio
  • More podcast episodes can be found here
  • You can download a copy of the episode’s transcript here
  • Subscribe to Rick’s podcast – The Music Industry Blueprinthere
  • Subscribe to his YouTube Channel here
  • Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Sign up for Rick’s Social Media Training here!

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