Ep. 42: Texas Fiddler Directs The Texas Music Office

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As Director of the Texas Music Office, Brendon Anthony sets the agenda for business development, helping music industry professionals navigate their entry into the Texas market, as well as moving their businesses to Texas (including corporations, start-ups, and everything in between). Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott in 2015, Brendon provides the link between the Office of the Governor's Economic Development & Tourism...

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The Highs & Lows Of My Dad's Music Career


The Highs & Lows Of My Dad's Music Career

by Jéan Gabriel, a professional musician and writer for numusician.com.

"This is a personal story dedicated to the hardest working musician I know.
I hope this story inspires you too!"


Some of my earliest memories are smashing pots and pans with wooden spoons in our family lounge while my dad rehearsed with his band, I absolutely loved growing up surrounded by musicians. As a kid, I just thought it was normal. I thought being a...

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Ep. 41: UNT Music Entrepreneurship Q&A

 

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Spenser answers questions submitted by The University of North Texas Music Entrepreneurship students.

Questions answered:

  • How do you save up funds?
  • What advice can you give to young musicians to track finances?
    • Tips on how to create a financial plan?
  • What financial mistakes did you make as a young musician and how did you learn from them?
  • What do you find are the top issues that musicians are facing currently in terms of...
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That One Time I Surrendered My Music Career To (Hopefully) Love Music Again

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
– Bob Dylan

Our relationship with music is just that... a relationship. All musical relationships are unique to the parties involved. Some get married and make albums. Some get divorced and split the royalties. Some just want to have fun and listen to records.

The first 28 years of my life were mostly dedicated towards building a music career,...

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Ep. 40: Nashville Financial Planner Helps Musicians Thrive

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Financial advisor and radio host David Adams is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and CPA in Nashville, Tennessee. As President of David Adams Wealth Group, LLC, an Independent practice offering securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., David is dedicated to helping his clients live well and retire, too. For more than 15 years, David has been committed to the financial well-being of his clients,...

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12 Steps to Financial Independence

Before we get to the first ever Thriving Musician guest blog post, you need to understand who Cody Garrett is...

When I started Thriving Musician I couldn't imagine there could be another musician out in the world as interested in personal finance, financial literacy, etc. as myself. It turns out there is and he is only 240 miles away in Houston on practically the exact same path as me. After hearing about my financial endeavors a musical colleague who moved to Houston recommended I talk...

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