Rick Barker is undoubtedly one of the strongest influences working behind the scenes of the music industry today. In this episode, Rick talks about how he navigated the industry, from working at radio stations to becoming a consultant for Big Machine Label Group. Rick has a desire to share the knowledge he has gained over the past 25 years in a way that is brutally honest, thought-provoking, and valuable.
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⇾ The importance of asking the right questions
⇾ Rick’s journey through the music industry
⇾ Rick’s work as a successful music consultant
01:19 – Who Rick Barker is and his expertise in artist development
02:53 – Rick’s love of music that stems from listening to the radio as a child
04:21 – How Rick turned his life around after following the wrong path
05:33 – The radio station job that started Rick’s career
08:08 – Rick’s journey with Taylor Swift that shifted the future of his career
11:57 – How the music industry is changing with internet marketing