My name is James Newcomb.
I started the MusicPreneur.Com podcast and business because it's a combination of two passions of mine: music and commerce.
They're both incredibly powerful forces that can be used for good or not so good purposes.
My mission is to help musicians discover the good in both music and commerce in order to create music that reflects their true self and generate revenue to not only take care of themselves and those who depend on them for sustenance, but to build real wealth. That is what moves society in a forward direction.
I've been married for 12 years and we have a terrific son who's 4 going on 17 🙂
We live in Holly Springs, NC which is just south of Raleigh. I was employed by the U.S. Army as a musician for 12 years. I had assignments in KY, GA, NC and Seoul, Korea. In fact, I began my first podcast titled Outside the Music Box while stationed in Seoul in March, 2015!
I've been a professional trumpet player for many years. Outside of the Army, I've played in orchestras and ensembles, and performed solo concerts all over the world.
These days, I'm more focused on my podcast than playing my instrument. It's how I express myself and believe me when I say I like to tinker with it!
In case you haven't already, you can subscribe to the MusicPreneur.Com podcast here.
If you'd like to have one of your songs played on the Music by MusicPreneurs podcast, you can submit it here.
And of course, we have a terrific community on Facebook, which you can join here.
Do you have questions or comments about me or this website? Shoot me an email!
The goal of MusicPreneur.Com is simple: to provide the tools, techniques, tactics, and occasional tough love to aspiring musicians who are ready to DO THE WORK necessary to succeed!
I am a perennial tinkerer. I'm always trying out new things with the format of the podcast.
However, the format of a 5 day a week podcast devoted strictly to issues that concern MusicPreneurs seems to be the best solution for all involved.
I've also founded another project called the Cornet Revolution. It's a movement of global proportions to restore respect, integrity and notoriety to a once great, but sadly neglected instrument. If you know of anyone who might be interested, send them the link!
Again, thank you for checking out MusicPreneur.Com. I hope you'll check out an episode or two, and be sure to drop me a line if you have any questions, or if you'd like to be on the show!