Rick Barker

345 – Rick Barker: Taylor Swift’s former manager shares his music biz secrets 

Rick Barker may not be a household name, but the results of his work and music business expertise can be heard on the radio every single day. Rick is one of the driving forces behind the stratospheric rise of Taylor Swift, severing as her manager during the early years of her career. Now, Rick is focused on teaching the next up and coming artists and music industry professionals though his online music business courses.

Rick Barker Talks about:

  • How he got stared in the music business
  • Landing a job with Big Machine Records
  • Managing Taylor Swift
  • What qualities separate Taylor Swift from other, less successful artists
  • Hard work and the results of it
  • How to network in the music business
  • Using social media and data to grow your career / band
  • Common mistakes to avoid as an independent artist
  • How to manage your day to get things done Chan
  • How to adapt to the new landscape of the music industry
  • Much more

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