Rick Barker | Helping You Navigate The Music Business
Rick Barker former manager of Super Star Taylor Swift provides the tools, education and resources to help you take your music career to the next level.
music, music business, country music, pop music, songwriting, songwriters, producers,
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When should you hire a manager? What are record labels looking for? How do you get sponsorships for shows? Get answers to your questions in this free ebook!

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Meet Rick



The Music Business has changed, have you changed with it? Rick Barker strives to teach artists to also look at themselves like the businesses they are.  With major changes in the music industry and digital world, artist today have the ability to build an audience and get their music heard. The game has changed, are you changing with it? On this website you’ll find Rick’s free e-book “The $150,000 Music Degree, Social Media for Music Training, Music Industry Blueprint, Music Industry Syndicate and information on how to work with Rick One-on-One. Rick is here to teach and share his 25 years of experience with you. As someone who has worked with Florida Georgia Line, RaeLynn, and Taylor Swift, to name a few, Rick has been a part of developing artists for industry-changing careers and even superstardom. As a consultant for Big Machine Label Group, American Idol, and Live Nation, Rick also stays up to date with industry news and trends to best serve his clients.

Programs Offered

Meet Dawn Beyer who made over $74,000 in one year doing FB Lives. Rick and Dawn sit down for a very candid and real conversation on how to use technology to take your career to the next level.

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The Syndicate is a group of like minded artists, musicians, songwriters and anyone looking to further their career in the music industry. This group meets monthly on a live webinar where I go over what’s happening behind closed doors in the industry and give you the opportunity to ask questions specific to your career. Click above to learn more above the program.

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Ready to take your career to the next level? Every year Rick works with a select amount of artists who are serious about the business and willing to do the work. If you’re interested in working 1 on 1 with Rick, click below to take the survey and he will reach out to you personally.

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“Rick’s program has completely changed my way of thinking about the music industry, and has made me realize that as an artist I have to treat myself as a business. I recommend Rick’s program to all musicians I meet.”

– Cali Rodi, Singer-songwriter

“Rick Barker was one of my first mentors in the music business when my son Austin started out on YouTube just three years ago.”

– Michele Mahone, Momager of Austin Mahone

“Rick has taught me so much about social media and improving my overall game as a musician. The guy knows what he’s doing and I’m happy to have him on my team.”

– Nick Fradiani, American Idol 14 Winner

Rick Barker has been working with me for over ten years. He was very instrumental in the launch of Taylor Swift and is my go-to guy when I need to get an artist ready for the big time.”

– Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group