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Popular Financial Podcaster Paul Winkler features Music Industry Veteran's Book & Online Course music business paul winkler podcast Jul 23, 2021

Nashville, TN — National radio personality and popular financial advice podcaster Paul Winkler recently featured music industry veteran and entertainment attorney Vince Wilcox in a two-part podcast about the music business on his top-streaming podcast, The Investor Coaching Show with Paul...

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Why Aspiring to Be a Teen Idol is a Really Bad Idea american idol billie eilish britney spears teen idol teen star the voice Jul 14, 2021

If you knew there was at least a 75% of chance that the plane you were scheduled to fly on would crash, would you take the risk? I thought not.

So, why are so many teenagers so heck-bent on becoming teen music superstars when they’ve seen so many of their heroes crash and burn? Could it be...

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On the Road Again: How Artists Can Maximize Live Merchandise Income Jul 02, 2021

Now that artists are hitting the road again, it's the perfect time to focus on how to maximize their concert merch sales. I toured for five years and managed artists for ten years, so I know how essential merchandise sales are to an artist's viability. In the Managing & Booking Artists module...

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20 Great Online Resources for Music Business News Jun 17, 2021

If you're like me, then you're probably trying to reduce the amount of extraneous stuff in your inbox rather than looking to sign up for more annoying emails.

That said, having reliable music business news updates come in pretty handy.

Here are 20 online resources that might be helpful to...

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3 Reasons Why I'm Not a Big Fan of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) Jun 10, 2021

By now, most of us have probably heard about the latest craze in collectibles: non-fungible tokens, commonly referred to as NFTs. But fewer of us understand what NFTs are and what real value they have.

Let’s start with some basic definitions.

The word “fungible” means...

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Which Side of the Bus: the Beatles or Elvis? Jun 03, 2021

As a kid, I led a sheltered life.

Throughout first grade, my parents insisted on driving me to Middletown Elementary School in Louisville, KY. At the beginning of second grade, they loosened up a bit and finally let me start riding the school bus.

Little did I know that when I boarded the bus the...

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Objective Conference Talk: Moving Your Career Forward extreme tour trevecca nazarene university May 24, 2021

On Friday, May 21, 2021, I was honored to share what I’ve learned about preparing for a career in music with more than 500 attendees at the Objective Conference held on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University. These singers, songwriters, and musicians paid their own way to Nashville to...

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