262 – “All Successful Rock Musicians Are Business Minded”

by | Jan 28, 2022 | Podcast

What did Marty Friedman recently say on ROCK FUJIYAMA that caught my attention?

What’s Wolf’s philosophy on achieving success in the new music industry?

All this and more on the latest iteration of the monthly, 2022 Edition of The New Music Industry Podcast.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 00:32 – David and Wolf share what’s new in their worlds
  • 04:44 – The secret is there is no secret
  • 11:48 – The shortcut to success is the long road
  • 31:20 – The Unstarving Musician
  • 31:48 – Marty Friedman’s bold claim
  • 40:02 – The fastest growing industries in the US
  • 45:20 – A special message
  • 49:10 – Get in touch and final thoughts

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Episode Summary:

David and Wolf share what’s new in their worlds. Wolf introduces himself and talks about his London-based independent business, Gaki Music. David is taking on his new album, Back on Solid Ground, publishing daily on DavidAndrewWiebe.com, and is looking for an interim Chief Marketing Officer for Music Entrepreneur HQ. See Careers page.

The Secret is There is No Secret

What is the secret to success? Is it a specific set of actions? A mindset? Having a great attitude and working hard?

David explores the example of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, in which the author described a “secret” in the introduction that everyone claims to know. David says the secret was removed. It’s not in the book!

The Shortcut to Success is the Long Road

As an artist, it may be a long time before you see the fruits of your labor. Are you willing to play the long game? Stay patient? Keep putting in the work even if it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere?


The Unstarving Musician podcast, hosted by Robonzo, features interviews with independent music artists who share their experience and expertise on recording, touring, getting gigs, the creative process, marketing, and more. It’s a podcast intended to help independent music artists better understand the marketing, business and creative processes that empower us to do more of what we love – make music. Find it at UnstarvingMusician.com and wherever you get your favorite audio.

Marty Friedman Says “All Successful Rock Musicians Are Business Minded”

What did Marty Friedman recently say on ROCK FUJIYAMA that caught David’s attention?

David mentions Gene Simmons’ Sex Money Kiss as an essential read for music entrepreneurs.

The Fastest Growing Industries in the US

It seems like there’s a lot of pent-up energy because of the pandemic. People are looking to travel, vacation, attend events, and find opportunities to get away from the humdrum lockdown life. Concerts and artists are clearly on a path to recovery as well.

David shares his views on The Matrix Resurrections.

A Special Message

Wolf and David deliver a special message to a notable figure in the music entrepreneur space.

Get in Touch

Find Wolf at GakiMusic.com. Email info@gakimusic.com.

Find David at davidandrewwiebe.com. He’s easy to reach on Twitter and BitClout.

Final Thoughts

Hey, it’s David Andrew Wiebe here to wrap up this episode. I really hope you enjoyed this episode. And I wanted to urge you to stay subscribed to the show. I know we’re going down to a monthly format for a while, and that might be disappointing to some, but if you think of it like a Christmas present each month, wait on bated breath for each episode, and the moment it arrives, consume it like you just paid $997 for it, you’re going to get so much value out of every show.

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Thank you for listening. We love and appreciate you.

Closing Segment

Today, I wanted to share something special with you. It’s called The Great Gift Giveaway. You might recall that my friend, Amos Bracewell has been on the show a couple of times, and most recently, he shared about his new contest. Well, this contest is now live, and there are daily giveaways, weekly giveaways, some amazing opportunities to win access to my brand-new Chord King Course, vocal lessons with Jane Perrett, handmade soaps, and a great deal more. Go to TheGreatGiftGiveaway.com and sign up today. You’ll have me to blame when you start winning…

This has been episode 262 of The New Music Industry Podcast. I’m David Andrew Wiebe, and I look forward to seeing you on the stages of the world.

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