Rick Barker strives to teach artists how to be artists. With major changes in the music industry and digital world, record labels expect artists to build their online presence and fan base, become great songwriters and performers, and ultimately create their own buzz. Labels no longer spend thousands of dollars to “develop” an act. Today, labels are interested in investing in small businesses. Therefore, it is the artist’s job to treat their art as a business and become an attractive partner to a record label.

On this website you’ll find Rick’s free e-book, Social Media for Music Training and Music Industry Blueprint program. Once you dive into the resources, begin building your brand, and engaging with fans, 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.

We hope Rick’s free resources inspire you to take control of your career and become a business-minded artist who is ready to take on this crazy industry. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions.