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The Unstarving Musician

The Unstarving Musician’s Podcast features interviews with indie music artists an industry pros who share their experience and expertise on songwriting, recording, touring, getting gigs, marketing, and much more. It’s all intended to help indie artists to more of what they love–make music.

Aug 30, 2019

Brian Wolff, Kids In a New Group, Fair City Fire, Giving Back, Simple StupidBrian Wolff of Fair City Fire is giving back to Austin’s youth  as Community Engagement Coordinator with a nonprofit called Kids In a New Groove. In this episode we talk about how this work and the mission keeps him connected to his music, the release of his band’s new single Simple Stupid and much more.

Episode Highlights

We start the episode by talking about Kids In a New Groove and go on to discuss:

  • Shifting from mentoring to joining the Kids In a New Groove team
  • The realities of foster care
  • Balancing the mentor to mentee ratio
  • What it takes to find the right mentor
  • Changing up the songwriting process
  • Promotional events and strategic partnerships
  • The importance of caring for your mental health

Key Points

  1. Avoid the jack of all trades mentality - create clear lanes for your team, especially a small team.
  2. Leverage your network.
  3. Quality above consistency.

Mentioned in this Episode

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