The latest addition to our growing repository of training programs is Music Career Omnibus.
This online course varies from our other offerings in a few ways and is quite possibly one of the most extensive programs we’ve offered to date.
So, let’s explore together this new course and how it can transform your music career.
What is Music Career Omnibus?
Music Career Omnibus will stretch you like no other independent musician program you’ve ever been exposed to.
Most music career courses are content to offer a few quick tips in a series of videos only to leave you to figure out the rest. These have been created to keep you engaged, not to help you get real, tangible, applied results on your musical journey.
Music Career Omnibus goes beyond and will engage you in various forms of learning and prompt you to think, journal, and take action. At times, prompts or steps may feel challenging or uncomfortable, but if you embrace discomfort and do the course as designed, you will achieve transformational results.
What does Music Career Omnibus Cover?
This expansive, unparalleled training covers all the essentials to building a successful music career and more:
Getting it together: Mindset and psychology, developing the right habits, establishing consistency, leveling up your people skills, overcoming rejection and discouragement, and more.
For example: Lesson 1 prompts you to read two books about the “slight edge,” reflect and journal about them, and create new consistency habits to produce breakthroughs in your career.
Getting it done: Overcoming excuses, facing discomfort, taking action, turning content into opportunity, booking shows, pitching, building industry connections, developing an online presence, and more.
For example: Lesson 4 prompts you to pitch to one of the biggest players in music reviews.
Getting it out there: How to get more exposure for your music, grow your fan base, and earn an income from your passion.
For example: Later lessons cover the digital marketing essentials every musician should master to create a magnetic brand and strong online presence – setting up a website, growing a social media following, affiliate marketing, and more.
What Results Can I Expect from Taking Music Career Omnibus?
Results are personalized and will vary from one artist to another. Assuming you engage in the course as designed and do the work, you will grow your self-confidence, attain more of your goals, and acquire valuable skills.
In addition, you will:
Grow your self-confidence and belief in your ability to succeed.
Gamify the actions you need to take to build consistency in reaching your goals.
Finally get into motion to fulfill your music career goals and dreams.
Learn how to craft effective pitches (the “Perfect Pitch”) that get noticed.
Increase your capacity to spot more opportunities and get more done.
Develop a robust online presence that attracts listeners and fans.
Discover how to tap into more revenue streams that help you earn from your creativity.
Who is Music Career Omnibus for?
Music Career Omnibus is for you if you are:
A serious independent musician: If you are willing to let go of limitations, embrace change, and give it your all, this course is for you.
Lover of 30-day challenges: 30-day challenges are amazing. The only problem? It’s usually impossible to keep up with them, and once the 30 days are up, you no longer have the support and accountability you need to complete what you originally set out to do. Music Career Omnibus extends well beyond 30 days, and it offers extensive support. Completing the program could take six to 12 months or longer.
Someone who wants to be steeped in my coaching methodology: If you complete this course as designed, you are virtually pre-qualified to be hired by me! The training covers all the fundamentals you’d need to become a versatile music business consultant or coach.
Isn’t Music Career Omnibus Still in Development?
Yes. But we are adding several lessons each week, and many lessons are expected to take the student about a month to complete as designed.
So, it’s unlikely that you’ll catch up with development. When you’re done with one lesson, the next one will await you.
Where Can I Purchase Music Career Omnibus?
Music Career Omnibus is a one-of-a-kind growth experience for independent musicians who are looking to expand to transform.
The New Music Industry Podcast got its start in June 2016 and has since amassed more than 102,900 downloads spanning over 300 episodes, averaging over 300 downloads per episode (not including YouTube, where we’ve garnered an additional 6,266 views).
Over the years, we’ve shared many products with our audience, including our books and courses as well as third-party music distribution services, email marketing tools, “link in bio” solutions, and more.
Our podcast has found a following with artists, entrepreneurs, executives, and even other musician coaches, usually between 18 and 39, but sometimes older, especially if they are entrepreneurs or executives.
Syndication & Distribution
For every episode published, we typically produce:
A summary and media highlights
A full transcript
A PDF document
Multiple unique graphics
Multiple quotes to share on social media
Multiple clips to share on social media
A full-length video to share on YouTube
Podcast episodes may also be turned into blog posts to share on Medium and Tealfeed. Podcast videos are often shared in more than one blog post to give the episodes a second and third life.
Podcasting in 2024
As we look to 2024, we’ll be winding down The New Music Industry Podcast, and launching a new show (very much in the same vein) that will be rolling out with greater frequency – four to five episodes per week versus the traditional weekly format. We already have over 100 episodes recorded, waiting to be published.
We’ll also be unifying our brand to make it easier for artists to find and enjoy the show across an array of platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeart, YouTube, and more.
David Andrew Wiebe has a combined 13,971 followers and subscribers spread across many platforms (including Web3 / decentralized networks), with his primary being Tealfeed, Twitter, and Medium.
We also have an email list of over 1,300 subscribers.
Ready to Work with Us?
We are already in talks with one sponsor, and we are interested in entertaining a second and possibly a third.
If you feel there is a good match between the product or service you offer and the audience we are reaching, get in touch so we can discuss further.
“The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.” – Gustave Flaubert
Well, we’ve made you work for it over the years… That wasn’t the intention, but that’s how things have turned out.
Music Entrepreneur HQ. Content Marketing Musician. David Andrew Wiebe. Not to mention the dozen other sites where you can find me as a contributor. It’s come to the point where no one can tell the difference between the sites or offers. Plus, there is no central space to get access to everything.
Chiefly, we’re working to consolidate and rebrand, and it will happen soon. In the meantime, though, I felt it more than prudent to keep you updated on practical matters, as well as exciting new developments.
Chasing New Horizons… aka My Embarrassing “Hire Me” Letter
I’m not one to place all the blame on singular circumstances, which is to give them power undeserving and significance unwarranted.
But it’s no secret that a rocky client relationship has dominated overblown quantities of my mind space, time, and energy for the better part of the last three to four years, and it has been showing no signs of improvement. If anything, it has been one of the factors behind my repeated burnouts.
I can take responsibility for the fact that I chose to stay in that ugly scenario.
Said client has received my notice to work with him only in a vastly reduced capacity beginning January, and even then, so far as I am concerned, it equates to near zilch in terms of value exchange.
If you see it to have me in your employ, I am never beyond working for big bags of money, assuming no values are violated. I require a flexible schedule and remote working arrangement given my other commitments, but plenty of time will open beginning in January, and I can do more damage in an hour than most.
And I can also do more than just write a few funnily worded sentences. I am versed in virtually every aspect of digital marketing, whether self-publishing, building websites, setting up podcasts, email marketing, creating custom jingles or theme songs, you name it. I’ll even entertain short-term contracts. Current circumstances find me in rare form, but optimistic.
There was some controversy over my hair in recent vlogs. I understand how important it is to present well, and simultaneously I am often taken aback by how little people focus on the message and instead choose to focus on appearances. Look, it’s okay, I will get over it.
Either way, the deed is done. Proof:
The wardrobe will be next, I’m sure.
The Return of Coaching
Back by popular demand. I am now booking coaching sessions for January and February. You should not expect these slots to remain open for long. Perhaps it goes without saying but it should be said anyway that if you book now, some AMAZING bonuses are going to accompany your purchase, and they will hypercharge our coaching session together. This is my Christmas gift to you.
The lamest of Chinese Democracy memes cannot sugarcoat or excuse this tardiness. The thing that we have promised, and have yet to deliver on, is episode 300 of the podcast. I have given a state of affairs update to offer reason enough, though now that I am coming through to the other end of the deep, dark tunnel of burnout, it is time to fulfill on this promise.
It may not happen next week, it may not even happen the week after, but soon…
Of course, there are other important promises to deliver on too, but I am going as fast as I can.
The much-rumored live event is taking shape, and it is now slated for Friday, February 16, 2023, in Victoria, BC. I will let you know as soon as tickets become available. You may also want to keep an eye on the events page should you be interested in participating in our soon-to-come giveaway.
This is my semi-promise to you to deliver weekly updates, that is, of course, until this current phase of consolidation and rebranding is complete. Words are not enough to express these feelings of guilt, humility, and gratitude, so very simply I will say:
Thank you for your patience.
I know for some of you it’s a big ask, but if you’d consider one of my books as stocking stuffers this Holiday Season, I would be beyond overjoyed and more than happy to sign your copy for you should we meet at some glitzy music industry conference afterparty over cigars and whiskey.
As always, I look forward to seeing you on the stages of the world.
I’ve been AWOL now for almost two months, so I thought it was high time I caught you up to speed.
As early as June / July, I knew I needed to take a break / holiday / vacation, whatever you want to call it. A getaway, sure, but more than that, time to lay in bed and do nothing.
I had plans to visit Seattle with friends in mid-August, so I dovetailed that little getaway into a two-and-a-half-week break upon returning to Vancouver.
But I have officially been back at “work” now for a couple of weeks.
In the last six days, I travelled from Vancouver to Calgary, played a gig, got together with family, had some project-related conversations with collaborators and stakeholders, and travelled back to Vancouver. And as you can imagine, I haven’t had time for a heck of a lot more than that in the preceding week.
How I’m Doing
The two and a half weeks on holiday were much needed, but I did not feel fully recharged afterwards.
There could be any number of reasons for that. For the time being, I’m planning to do a cleanse, but if my energy levels remain low, I will see a doctor also.
I’ve also got floaters in my eye from God knows what, but I’m not too worried about that.
Where Things Are At
I haven’t published anything anywhere for about four weeks (aside from tweets or guest posts). Now that’s an oddity for yours truly. Usually, you can’t shut me up!
Partly it has been a matter of pig-headed discipline. I’m more focused on getting Productivity, Performance & Profits Blackbook done than just about anything else, and honestly, I can’t think of a more “Big Domino” project than that at this time.
Another factor is my workload. Admittedly, there haven’t been many changes to it, but writing the equivalent of a quarter of a book per week (15,000+ words) does keep me very occupied. And while I do foresee a transition coming, for now it’s fair to say my plate is close to full.
Even then, you know that I’m not the type to sit around and wait for things to happen. Quietly in the background, I’ve been working on:
Gradually gathering all the clips, I want to share in episode 300 of The New Music Industry Podcast (this has taken far longer than I ever expected it to, even though I knew it was going to be a big project).
Making massive progress with the Productivity, Performance & Profits Blackbook.
Recording podcast episodes as ideas come to me. I’ve captured 45 episodes since May (yet unpublished).
Planning a live event for January and meeting with my team weekly to discuss the project. I’m actively having conversations about this project outside of our weekly meetings too.
Figuring out how to leverage YouTube to the maximum extent possible.
Planning my next music release.
Mostly the above – the book, the event, YouTube, music release.
You should expect to start seeing more content from me as well but understand that the projects I’m now engaging in require more from me than your average 500-word blog post. So, while I’m not ready to set expectations just yet, I will be sure to keep you in the loop as to what’s coming next (hint – maybe a new podcast?).
I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by the vivacious Sara Troy (she makes me sound smarter than I am). Please support her. She does amazing work! In this episode of the Self-Discovery Wisdom Podcast, you will discover:
The moments that inspired me to get into music
My early influences, including the Carpenters, Chicago, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and 80s glam metal
Why passion (and suffering) is part and parcel of the artistic life
I have not lost interest in publishing daily. But I’ve recognized the importance of producing and publishing strategic content, more than ever. And I admit it is much harder to be strategic about content creation when you’re under the gun to produce daily, even though you squeeze out the occasional search-optimized post.
Ranking in search only becomes harder by the day, though, and while the impact of A.I.-generated content remains to be seen, it does make mediocre writers redundant, and soon, it may make most podcasters redundant as well.
I am busier than ever as a writer, and that’s the opposite of what I thought would happen with the emergence of tools like ChatGPT, but I’m mindful that there are no guarantees that demand will continue to maintain or increase.
To be more strategic, I have:
Done my keyword research.
Created a content calendar with at least a month planned.
Made notes of content opportunities I’ve come across.
Decided to dedicate more energy to finishing the seven or eight some-odd books that are nearing completion.
When all is said and done, you may not notice a huge difference in output on my part. I may still post the occasional life update or spontaneous news. But I have decided to put an end to the insanity cycle I have been in. When something doesn’t work for a long enough period, you’ve got to adapt and try something else. And, I have been pivoting faster than ever.
I can’t imagine too many people will be disappointed by this change. But you’re always welcome to let me know.