BeatsByTravis Podcast

BeatsByTravis Podcast

BeatsByTravis is a podcast hosted by musician, marketer, and creative Travis Smith. Join along as he talks with creatives, doers, and those building a better life for themselves, and as he delves into own journey as a business manager, drummer and songwriter, and traveler. With over 20 years in the music and hospitality industry, Travis has gained a wealth of helpful “DIY-style” knowledge and built a variety of skillsets that have placed him in the middle of an incredible network of self-driven individuals that are working to change the world around him for the better. SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to follow along on this journey of music, culture, and creative passions through stories and sharing of experiences.


October 30, 2023 60 mins
On this episode, Spida aka Spida Verse aka SpidaCrazy8 joins me to talk about his spida-web of music industry work spanning from artist management, product and business promotion, and even being a writing and performing artist. He has worked with his team to put the NW Arkansas Rap & hip-hop scene on the map. From local showcases and concerts to large-scale national-act productions, Spida has been bridgin...

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Bruce Bennett joins me to talk about his music career as a bassist in multiple projects in the Arkansas-Oklahoma region and his journey to performing with country music hit machine Ricochet. Bruce is one of the most loved and respected musicians in our regional music community where we are located, and he is known for being one of the most reliable and professional bassists you can hire. We dove into his history and ...

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On this episode I dive into the actions I am taking as I start a new band, building the materials and things needed to do business in our regional music industry including:
- Creating the email.
- Social Media Creation
- Domain/Web Host Purchasing
- Logos/Artwork
- Gigging Strategy of a New Band

I am going to keep recording episodes as we continue along, tracking what we are doing every couple of weeks. Hopefully this might help...

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On this episode, I talk about a new musical project I am a part of, playing at Lake of the Ozarks with The Juice, some iconic drummers coming to NW Arkansas, some new episodes of the George's Live Podcast, as well as some events, web series, and more projects I have been working on in NW Arkansas.

- The Juice -
- Cosmic Alchemy -
- George's Live Podcast - www.georgesli...

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On this episode, we dive into defining market value for artists and how they get paid for their performances at different types of venues. I dive into the science of the value of an original, as well as a cover/tribute band. We also dive into ways to "boost" your market value outside of ticket sales. There are 50 things I could have added, but I hoped to help some folks out on navigating some swim lanes for quoting themselves at fu...

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July 25, 2023 23 mins

On this episode, I dive into my shows that have happened in July around NW Arkansas and Missouri, as well as diving into LensAudio's work on The Lunch Hour with KUAF featuring Curtis III, concerts and happenings at Railyard Live in Downtown Rogers, and our work with Anthony Ball and Music Moves standing up The Music Depot. There is a LOT happening in NW Arkansas; it's been a unreal diving into all of these projects with so many gre...

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June 21, 2023 65 mins

The royal highness, King Pimpin, joins me on the podcast to talk about his history in the rap game, where he's from, where he is going, and we make some funny jokes and laugh a lot.

Every time I have been around him, it has been nonstop laughter and good energy, and I know others get that radiating off of him as well. My band, The Juice, added him to our 90's hip-hop project, and he came in with that vibe and helped us set the pac...

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May 31, 2023 77 mins

This episode has TWO folks who I have great history with. Papa Rap & Lance Wright!

Al “Papa Rap” Lopez, originally from Puerto Rico, is an award winning song writer (John Lennon Song Writing Contest) and a charismatic Latino performer, musician, writer, and inspirational motivational speaker.

Lance Wright is one of my best buds, we have shared countless hours chatting, on podcasts and not, about music, life, comedy, and more. Lanc...

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May 12, 2023 22 mins

In this episode, I dive into making fans and how important it is in the growth and monetization of your music career. I cover the importance of a website as an HQ controlling your own IP, marketing funnels that point to your HQ, and different marketing tactics for fan retention and building your fanbase.

When marketing your brand, Either it is releasing your music or looking to advance your career, real traction and growth won't c...

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May 8, 2023 17 mins

It's almost summer, and the events are already kicking up. In this episode, I talk about Home Sweet Home Festival in Bentonville, AR, some new showcases with Fansub, the season-opening of Railyard Live, shows at Little Rock Zoo & with The Juice, and more.

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On this episode, I have Davin Michael Stedman, a friend and "music industry collaborator" I met years ago while he was visiting town from Seattle. He loved the jam we were hosting and got a good feel for the energy of NW Arkansas. Over the years, we have kept up with each other on socials as we separately worked to connect artists to opportunities from different corners of the country.

In this episode, we dive into the drive of ar...

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March 17, 2023 17 mins

This episode is a "weekly skinny" with an update on the project I am working on with various clients and accounts in Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. I also dive in on playing with Dawn Cate Band, filming a concert, Fansub Select Showcases, and a FREE artist photoshoot in OKC, the latest episode I hosted on the George's Live Podcast, and what is coming up in the next few weeks.

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March 14, 2023 17 mins

In this episode, I cover some projects I am working on that will provide context for the next episodes. I am traveling from Tulsa to Dallas on a mission for a great company I am working with, and I share some of the cool places I have found in those cities.

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November 11, 2022 13 mins

This is an introduction to what to expect on the BeatsByTravis Podcast, hosted by myself, Travis Smith, a musician, content creator, and music marketer and booker/talent buyer. This podcast will feature interviews with my friends and inspiring individuals in the music industry, as well as past stories and insight on a 15+ career in the music and hospitality industry. 

I just wanted to get the ignition started on the podcast and pr...

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