In this insightful episode of the Musicians Creating Prosperity podcast, Dr. Fabiana Claure dives into the crucial topic of managing and leading a remote music business team. With the rise of remote work becoming inevitable post-pandemic, many musician entrepreneurs are exploring the challenges and advantages of building and maintaining a successful remote team.

Dr. Claure discusses the reasons behind the growing trend of remote work and its benefits, including greater flexibility and access to global talent. She emphasizes the importance of creating an entrepreneurial organization where team members have ownership over their roles and the autonomy to succeed. Key strategies and tools for fostering productivity and collaboration in a remote environment are highlighted, including the use of communication tools like Slack and project management tools like ClickUp.

Additionally, Dr. Claure addresses common challenges such as communication barriers and time zone differences, offering practical solutions to overcome them. She shares her own practices for nurturing a supportive and cohesive team culture, such as implementing a shout-out channel and recognizing team achievements. The episode also covers the significance of regular check-ins, clear delegation, and providing constructive feedback to ensure clarity and effectiveness within the team.

Listeners will learn valuable tips on setting expectations, encouraging work-life balance, and modeling healthy habits as a leader. Dr. Claure’s insights aim to empower musician entrepreneurs to lead their remote teams with confidence, fostering an environment where both the business and its members can thrive.

Key Takeaways:

  • The rise of remote work and its benefits for musician entrepreneurs.
  • Strategies for building an entrepreneurial organization with autonomous team members.
  • Effective communication tools and project management systems for remote teams.
  • Overcoming communication challenges and time zone differences.
  • Fostering a supportive and cohesive team culture.
  • The importance of regular check-ins and clear delegation.
  • Encouraging work-life balance and modeling healthy leadership habits.

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As a concert pianist, and former University professor turned 7-figure entrepreneur, Fabiana has helped thousands of musicians create scale their businesses while also winning back their time to focus on what matters most to them.

Prior to becoming a business strategist for musicians, She co-founded a nationally-featured music academy in 2011 called Superior Academy of Music®, and since 2016, she and her husband have managed it remotely across the country. By putting her business on autopilot, not only has the business benefited from them being able to work ON the business rather than IN the business, but it has also grown in efficiency and profitability.

Fabiana was the Founder and Director of the University of North Texas Music Business and Entrepreneurship Program for five years from 2016-2021. In this role, she spearheaded the creation of a major initiative that helped musicians launch their own businesses, win tenure-track University teaching positions, and gain arts administration jobs. The program was ranked among the top 15 music business schools in the country by Billboard Magazine during the entire 5 years she was leading it. She’s also maintained an active performing career playing in venues nationally, internationally, and virtually.

In 2020 she launched her signature online business mentorship program, using her Musician’s Profit Umbrella® method, which helps musicians all around the world package their skills into an online brand that allows them scale their businesses while also winning back their time. Her clients have been able to create six-figure income streams, 10x their revenue, step out of overwhelm and burnout, and design a completely new way of living.

In 2021, she took the entrepreneurial plunge and quit her full-time University job in order to focus on creating a lifestyle that embraces ease and flow, free from burnout, and that allows her to focus on her coaching business, her performing/speaking career, her family, and her overall state of wellbeing. She now help musicians unify their skills and scale their online music businesses to create rapid financial expansion and purposefully design their lives in alignment with their values and lifestyle goals.

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