The Steve Freeman Podcast

The Steve Freeman Podcast

The Steve Freeman Podcast- Hit Songwriter, Multi-Platinum Selling Producer and Serial Entertainment Entrepreneur Steve Freeman serves up a Healthy Dose of Advice, Truth & Opinion for aspiring Songwriters, Producers, Artists, Music Business & Pop Culture Junkies.... Show More

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October 11, 2019 20 min

It's so important to stop and smell the roses. Most of us don't take the opportunity, but we should because the chances are getting few and far between.

 

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October 9, 2019 25 min

A city code passed in 1998 is threatening home studio owners and home-based businesses in Nashville. The city is imposing fines and threatening jail time to those that don't adhere to the metro code. One Nashville producer and home studio owner is suing the city saying the code is unconstitutional. 

Reason.com Associate Editor Christian Britschgi is following the story closely and doing some excellent reporting. In th... Read more

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October 7, 2019 30 min

There are 3 easy Tips For getting better engagement with your existing and potential fans. It is key in the modern social media music business that we live in, to own your fan base. Most artists use easy to use platforms to engage with their fans, but don't realize that by using those platforms they are sharing the content they upload and the engagement it creates.

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October 4, 2019 28 min

Today we talk about 3 essential things every artist, songwriter, producer, band member or engineer should do to make sure you are protecting yourself and your music. If you create anything of value, someone will try and take it from you! The business of your music is more important and valuable than the music itself. 

 

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October 2, 2019 27 min

There are way too many people in critical roles that are not doing what they are passionate about. The only people this hurts are the people they are tasked with supporting and working for. Success is only possible when you are surrounded by people that are doing the job they want to be doing and are passionate about their role on the team. To those people, stop wasting your time and ours!

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September 30, 2019 24 min

The next 90 days offer an incredible opportunity for indie artists, songwriters and producers. Make sure you know why and how to maximize this period to have an even more successful 2020. 

 

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September 27, 2019 52 min

Had a blast visiting with SOCAN Songwriter of The Year, Juno Award Winner and 5 Time CCMA Award Winner Clayton Bellamy from The Road Hammers and his newly formed band Clayton Bellamy and The Congregation. We discuss his new album Welcome To The Congregation, how he got started in the business, his approach to songwriting and the current state of the music business from a successful artists perspective.

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"Which digital distributor should I use and what about Spotify playlist promotion services" is probably one of the most asked questions I get from artists. My thoughts on who to use and whether or not playlist promotion is worth it is all in today's episode.

 

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September 23, 2019 28 min

I believe that every independent songwriter, artist and producer has a responsibility. Find out what that responsibility that is in today's episode, plus we are starting a new feature, the SFP Mailbag. I will read an email from one of our listeners and give the answer to the question asked. 

 

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the "Gig Economy" bill into law. What is it and what does it mean for artists, songwriters, producers, engineers, session musicians and record labels? Find out in today's episode!

 

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Most artists, songwriters and businesses alike are guilty of making some huge social media and marketing mistakes. Today we take a look at the most comment mistakes and how to avoid them so that you can build your fanbase and achieve the engagement it takes to be successful.

 

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September 16, 2019 24 min

So many of you have asked me to do an episode on how to write better songs. I have condensed a very deep topic into 3 Tips For Writing Better Songs. 

 

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I believe there are 3 different mindsets when it comes to your career in the music business. Which mindset do you have and are you approaching your career with passion or purpose? There is a difference.

 

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September 9, 2019 23 min

Everybody Hates Taylor Swift..or do they? In this episode, I discuss the rules of the music business and how people that don't know or follow the rules seem to really hate those that do.

 

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August 26, 2019 22 min

Saw an artist development company put something out on social media that read, "Don't Think, Just Do". I'm not sure that's the best advice and in this episode, I'll tell you why!

 

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August 9, 2019 22 min

Most artists today have a very difficult time building and maintaining an engaged fanbase. The reason is that so many of you think that it's all about hashtags, swipe up and being perceived as bigger than you are. It's not. Here are Three Ways To Grow Your fanbase that are sure to work. It's just a question of whether or not you are willing to humble yourself and implement them!

 

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August 2, 2019 28 min

The sharks used to lurk from the shadows, now mostly reputable companies are taking part in taking advantage of aspiring songwriters and artists with quick earning music business money grabs.

 

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Steps 11 & 12 are all about responsibility and service. Are you taking personal responsibility and are you willing to be of service to others? 

 

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Success in the music business requires Responsibility, Discipline and Perseverance.  

 

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It is impossible to get yourself going in and staying in the right direction in the music business if you don't have Integrity, Willingness and Humility. These are the 5th, 6th and 7th Steps in the 12 Step Program for Musicians.

 

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