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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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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Ep. 39: World-Class Composer Fills His Plate With Pragmatism

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Richard DeRosa received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition in 2015 for his big band composition “Neil”. He is a tenured full professor and Director of Jazz Composition and Arranging at the University of North Texas. 

Mr. DeRosa’s most recent project was Joey Alexander with Strings where he served as conductor and arranger. The concerts premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in October 2018.

Since...

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Ep. 37: Music Educator Talks Retirement, Band Directing and 50k Marathons

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Dr. Brian N. Perez is a saxophone and woodwind performer, educator, and composer.  Dr. Perez is Director of Jazz Studies and woodwinds at Texas Southern University where his duties include directing the jazz ensembles, teaching jazz curriculum courses, teaching the woodwind studio and coordinating the jazz area. Under Perez’s direction the TSU Jazz Ensembles have performed for the Jazz Education Network National...

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Ep. 35: NY Actress Derails The Starving Artist Stigma

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Melissa Robinette was born into the circus and spent her early days traveling on the road. Immeidately after high school she left her small town in Northern San Diego with her first union card and sailed around the world performing on cruise ships. In 2002 MelRob came to New York city, booked her first audition and never looked back!

Currently Melissa lives on an organic farm in Astoria, Queens, New York with her husband, 2 recue...

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Ep. 34: Australian Composer Achieves Lofty Goals & Raises Big Money

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Toshi Clinch is a renowned Australian arranger, performer and educator currently located in Melbourne, Australia. His works have been performed globally in Europe, America, Asia and Australia by artists such as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Big Band, Dick Oatts, Danilo Perez, James Morrison, various X Factor and Australian Idol finalists, West End vocalists, and many other ensembles. In 2016 Clinch graduated with a degree...

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Ep. 33: Four Simple Steps To Save An Emergency Fund

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Learn the 4 simple steps to save an emergency fund.

Follow along by downloading my free PDF: www.spenserliszt.com/EmergencyFund

Topics discussed:

  • How to combat spending issues
  • What to save for
  • What is an emergency?
  • The power of insurance
  • Preparing for loss of income
  • Avoiding credit cards or loans to pay for emergencies
  • The downward spiral of debt
  • Add up mandatory monthly expenses
  • Decide how many months to set aside
  • Determine what %...
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Ep. 32: LA Guitarist Takes Calculated Risks While Touring The World

 

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Sean Hurwitz is a multi-talented musician, producer and song writer. Originally from Israel where he started as a session guitarist and sound engineer, he worked with all the top artists. This inspired him to reach for even greater heights in the international music scene.

Sean is passionate, energetic and generous of spirit as a guitarist, bassist, producer and writer. He is ever the consummate professional whose trademark...

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Ep. 24: Bassist Supports Family, Buys Home & Monetizes Instagram

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Born, raised and currently living in DFW TX, Jacob Smith is a local top call Acoustic and Electric Bass player.

From 2007-2011 He attended the University of North Texas and played in the prestigious One O'Clock Lab Band. From 2011-2013 he was a member of the late Bob Belden's fusion group, Animation. He recorded the album "Transparent Heart" with them, and toured America, London and Spain. He also has performed with artists including...

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