We came across this website and were pleasantly surprised by the contents.  Rick offers professional counseling services for the indie artist.   If you are in the music industry now or interested in entering into you it, you need to know as much as possible about the business side of things.  Rick offers services to help you with that.  In addition, he posts interviews from pros in various aspects of the industry.  These folks, who are tried, tested and proven, share their experiences.  It’s a great site to subscribe to because every time a new interview is posted, you are notified.  Also, it’s good to keep in mind that there’s a pro out there with experience who is offering affordable services to help you on your way in the music industry!

The info below is from the welcome page of his website: 


My name is Rick Goetz and I am an entertainment professional with deep roots in the music industry. Throughout my music career I have been a major label A&R representative, a music supervisor, an artist manager, a reality show producer, a bass player and the head of a digital record label. Because of this varied experience I understand the complexities of making music and making a living making music from both the artist and executive perspectives.

I provide strategic consulting for musicians, songwriters and entertainment executives. For artists I am able to speak from first-hand experience about how to expose your music to a wider audience. For executives I can advise you on the politics of working with art and how to create more opportunities for you and your clients or customers.

In the current climate getting a deal with any major corporation is much more about M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) than it is about A&R (Artists & Repertoire). It is therefore essential that you spend your time building your own business rather than asking for help from corporations based on your talent alone.