Episode #007 – Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins


Some people think it’s “bad” to mix money and art, and those people are wrong. Why should artists need to suffer in order to create “real” art? We’re here to challenge the starving artist stereotype that has stunned our persistence and creativity as artists.

In this episode, Leah walks us through her favorite highlights from Jeff Goin’s book ‘Real Artists Don’t Starve’ and shows us that it is possible to make both art and money.  

Important Things To Remember:

  • Everyone deals with imposter syndrome. Successful artists ignore it.   
  • Art needs an audience. In order to be found, you must be findable.
  • Marketing contains a relevant platform, relevant message, relevant offer, relevant           audience. 
  • “The thriving artist understands that business is part of art and money is something an artist must master”
  • If you don’t value your work, no one will.
  • Digital sales are not limited to music.

Listen to the Highlights:

07:35 – Becoming an Artist

10:40 – Creative influence

12:10 – Be stubborn

17:52 – Practice in Public

22:08 – Promote Your Work

24:57 – Marketing

28:19 – Money

30:31 – Diversify Income Streams

Leah McHenry

Leah McHenry

It's become my absolute obsession to find out what will make musicians successful today. In the face of many obstacles, and in the vast sea of the internet, we have an opportunity that has NEVER been available to us in the history of the music business.