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Bob Baker
Works at www.Bob-Baker.com
Attended St. Louis Community College
Lives in St. Louis, MO
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  • www.Bob-Baker.com
    Author, Musician, Book Publisher, Speaker, 1990 - present
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St. Louis, MO
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(314) 329-1395
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PO Box 28441 St. Louis, MO 63146
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I help musicians, authors and creative entrepreneurs use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world!
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Bob Baker is a full-time author who has developed a successful niche writing and speaking about music marketing and self-promotion for songwriters, musicians, and bands. He served six terms as president of the St. Louis Publishers Association and is an advocate for the self-publishing movement.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook" (which appeared in the movie "The School of Rock," starring Jack Black). He also created the "Music Marketing 101" course, which ran for five years at Berklee Online, the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music in Boston.

CD Baby called him "The Godfather of Independent Music Marketing." According to the Salt Lake Tribune, "Bob Baker is one of the most widely recognized authorities on music marketing. A prolific writer, Baker is regarded as one of the industry's leaders in helping musicians leverage online web and marketing strategies to boost their careers."

He has appeared in the media on NPR's "Morning Edition" and in such publications as Electronic Musician, Music Connection, The Guardian, Canadian Musician, VIBE magazine, E! Online, and even The Onion!

Bob's other titles include "55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet," "Guerrilla Music Marketing Online," "Unleash the Artist Within," and more.

Check out Bob's free ezine, blog, podcast, video clips and articles at www.TheBuzzFactor.com, www.FullTimeAuthor.com and www.DIYcareerManifesto.com.

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  • St. Louis Community College
    1983 - 1986
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Registration opens today for St. Louis Community College summer classes. My four-week Improv Comedy for Beginners starts Monday, June 1, on the Kirkwood Meramec campus. The last class sold out, so jump on it of you're interested. Info on how to register here:
http://www.stlcc.edu/Continuing-Education/Registration-Options.html

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Step out of your comfort zone and explore the creative world of Improv! If you like the show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" you'll love this class. Learn how to think on your feet and live in the moment while having fun! After taking this class, you will understand the basic structure of improvisation and be able to play improv games with confidence.

THTR:707
Mondays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
June 1 - June 22
$45
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7 Steps to Building a Thriving Career in the Arts returns May 23
Want to know the essential elements to making an impact (and a living) with your creativity? Would you like to develop a game plan for getting there?
Last fall I presented a three-and-a-half hour version of this live, hands-on workshop. Attendees loved it!
Now I'm bringing it back and expanding it to a full day, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, on Saturday, May 23, in St. Louis.
Three people drove down from Chicago last fall. This full-day version makes it even more worthy of a road trip!
Learn more about the "7 Steps to Building a Thriving Career in the Arts" workshop and register on this page:
http://www.paintstlouis.org/Bob_Baker-CEW.htm
 
I'm bringing back my 7 Steps to Building a Thriving Career in the Arts workshop on Saturday, May 23, in St. Louis. Only this time it's an all-day event, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with breaks for snacks and a light lunch. Register here: http://www.paintstlouis.org/Bob_Baker-CEW.htm

Thanks to Garry McMichael for hosting this workshop for creative entrepreneurs of all kinds - visual artists, musicians, writers, and more!
HOME • LINKS • CONTACT US. Creative Entrepenuer Workshop. SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 9:00AM - 4:00PM. Uncover the keys to thriving with your unique form of creative expression - ART, MUSIC, WORDS... Bob Baker will help you learn the foundational principles that every creative entrepreneur needs to ...
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The Empowered Artist officially launches today! Wanna celebrate with me? http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/
The idea for this new book sat on a list of potential titles for years. In the spring of 2014 I decided to pull the trigger and do a 30-day fan-funding campaign for "The Empowered Artist" book, before I had even written a word of it.

More than 120 people supported my vision of creating a resource that would remind all creative people of the value they bring to the world.

I sent chapters to these awesome supporters as I completed them, got feedback, made improvements, and gained clarity as the book came to life. I feel it's one of the most important resource I've ever created.

And today is the official publication date for the ebook, which is now available for immediate download via Amazon in 13 countries:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

A physical paper version is in the works, and the ebook distribution will soon expand to Apple's iBooks store, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and more.

If you need an extra incentive ...

Inside the ebook you'll find a special link that will give you free access to my $99.00 course, "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist."

You'll get more than three hours of online video training and worksheets. Plus, I'll also send you a sample from my book, "The DIY Career Manifesto."

Flora Bowley, author of "Brave Intuitive Painting," has this to say about the new book:

"Full of practical information and timeless wisdom, 'The Empowered Artist' offers a powerful foundation for anyone who is ready to commit to their creative passion and vision. In a time when claiming yourself as an artist is more accessible than ever, Bob provides an incredibly useful road map for creative people who are ready to begin the journey."

If you are a fan-funding supporter, thank you! If you pre-ordered the ebook in recent weeks, thank you!

Otherwise, go to this page to learn more about this new inspiring resource:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/

Let's change the world together!
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The MVP: How to Get Your Work to Market Faster (Season 2, Episode 5)
How would you like to get your creative output - your music, books, art, whatever - out into the world faster? On this episode I discuss an effective way to do that. This will also allow you to get feedback and make money from your ideas sooner. Click here ...
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LAST DAY to register for the 30-Day Passion Project program
http://bob-baker.com/buzz/passion-project/
The Get Important Stuff Done! Passion Project Edition starts April 6, 2015
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Make Major Progress on Your #1 Creative Project - starting April 6!
http://bob-baker.com/buzz/passion-project/
Kick Procrastination in the Butt!
https://youtu.be/mntEkLS5pRs
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This quote came to me this morning ... as I was repeatedly hitting the snooze button :) Share if you agree.
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This original painting of reggae legend Bob Marley is still available. Who wants it?
SIZE: 18" x 24" x .75"
MEDIUM: Acrylic paint on stretched canvas
The sides are finished and painted in a dark brown. Sealed with a protective coat of varnish.
PRICE for the Original: $350


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This was my first time painting the reggae trailblazer Bob Marley. I built up a series of washes and drips, then applied wet paint, often with my fingers. I wanted the focus to be on his eyes. Your thoughts? http://www.poprockartstudio.com/2014/02/bob-marley-reggae-painting.html #art #reggae #BobMarley #painting
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I'm bringing back my 7 Steps to Building a Thriving Career in the Arts workshop on Saturday, May 23, in St. Louis. Only this time it's an all-day event, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with breaks for snacks and a light lunch. Register here: http://www.paintstlouis.org/Bob_Baker-CEW.htm

Thanks to Garry McMichael for hosting this workshop for creative entrepreneurs of all kinds - visual artists, musicians, writers, and more!
HOME • LINKS • CONTACT US. Creative Entrepenuer Workshop. SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 9:00AM - 4:00PM. Uncover the keys to thriving with your unique form of creative expression - ART, MUSIC, WORDS... Bob Baker will help you learn the foundational principles that every creative entrepreneur needs to ...
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I just uploaded the final version of my new Empowered Artist book to the Amazon Kindle store. It officially publishes April 21, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon in 13 countries. Hooray!
Info here http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/
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The #1 Question You Must Ask to Get What You Want (Season 2, Episode 4)
Get FREE access to my $99 course, " 30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist ." 3+ hours of online video training. Sign up here! Are you frustrated with your creative career? Not getting what you want? On this episode I share the #1 question you must ask to tu...
Get FREE access to my $99 course, "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist." 3+ hours of online video training. Sign up here! Are you frustrated with your creative career? Not getting what you want? On this episode I share the...
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Feedback appreciated! Let me know how you feel about this page that explains what my new book is about:
http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/
The Empowered Artist is now available for pre-order on Amazon (in ebook format to start, paperback coming later).
Would love to know what you think. Thanks!
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