Building Your Team

This week, we talk about adding more people to your business. We pick apart a few crucial members of your organization, discuss what pieces you really need, and we take a look at how to go about finding them.

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Episode Guide:

  • Intro [0:00]

  • Sponsor [0:12]

  • Episode Overview [0:54]

  • Tootsie Pops [2:05]

  • Building your team [3:12]

  • What’s a team [4:09]

  • What’s a producer? [7:12]

  • A producer’s going to help you clarify your sound [7:46]

  • A producer is there to take your good idea to great [8:35]

  • You really need someone there to steer the boat and make sure you stay on task [11:36]

  • You gotta be honest with yourself and make sure it’s actually as good as you think it is [14:03]

  • No matter how great you are, even if you’re at the very top, you need someone to help continue to hone you [16:47]

  • If you want to perform at a high level, you have to train at the highest level [17:24]

  • How do you find a producer? [17:32]

  • Find somebody you vibe with [18:30]

  • Just because somebody is a great producer, doesn’t mean they’re a great producer for you [19:40]

  • Managers. What are they? [24:22]

  • Your manager should rival your mom’s enthusiasm for your music [24:57]

  • A manager can either be one of the most beneficial or the most detrimental to your organization [28:38]

  • When you get to a point when your time and the demands on your time become unmanageable, that’s when it’s time to find a manager [30:41]

  • Do you have something to manage? [31:28]

  • If the product’s not there, it doesn’t matter [39:34]

  • What is a business manager? [10:19]

  • While investing in the right things can bring great returns, investing into the wrong thing can paralyze you [41:26]

  • If you are in talks with a potential manager that has push back on the idea of having your own lawyer look over a contract, that is a ginormous red flag and you should run swiftly the opposite direction [49:54]

  • What’s a booking agent? [50:41]

  • Other people are always going to try to take the biggest piece of your pie that they can [52:29]

  • At the end of the day, you’re still going to have to put in the work [59:17]

  • Outro [60:52]

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