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Marketing for magicians and performing artists

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MB 042: Restaurant Gigs For Magicians with David Ranalli

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   Restaurant Gigs For Magicians A Discussion on Getting Booked For Restaurant Magic David Ranalli started young performing magic in restaurants. From age 14 he has been table hopping building up strong work practices and an appreciation of the restaurant industry and how magicians can better position themselves to get the most value […]


9 Mar 2015

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MB 013: How To Produce Your Own Magic Show

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! How To Produce and Promote Own Magic Show Ever laid back and daydreamed about having your own magic show? A theatre with your name in lights? Keith Fields did. More than that, he did something about it. Keith Fields has appeared in New York’s Broadway, London’s West End and the Las Vegas Strip, […]


22 Jul 2014

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MB 032: How To Run A Weekly Mentalism Show With Eric Citron

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   How To Run A Weekly Mentalism Show  or: Find a hotel and make it attractive for them to allow you to showcase your act to lead to private bookings.   Eric Citron went from doing corporate trade shows to performing kids and family shows, the opposite of most magicians stories. The life on the […]


8 Dec 2014

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MB 025: Cruise Ship Magician – Part 1

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   Cruise Ship Magic Part 1 What does a Cruise Director Expect From A Cruise Ship Magician?   Ahoy Magician Business listeners … Stephen Cloete is a Cruise Director (Entertainments Director) for the 3rd Largest shipping line in the world.  This means he is responsible for all the entertainment on board plus he’s […]


14 Oct 2014

Rank #4

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MB 028: No Cost Marketing For Magicians

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! Eric Knaus aka. The Great Zucchini Shares His Branding and Marketing Tips For Magicians How do you get hundreds of people to turn up to public venues on weekends to watch your magic show? How do you do this without having spent any money on advertising yourself in the past 11 years? This […]


4 Nov 2014

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MB 021: Business Plans for Magicians

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   Business Plans For Magicians or How To Make Money As a Magician Most successful magicians eg. Mac King and Lance Burton could make a living doing something else because they have understood the fundamentals of business. Magic is simply a tool to make a living. In this episode of Magician Business podcast, […]


16 Sep 2014

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MB 007: The Business of a Corporate Magician with Brian Glow

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   Behind The Business of a Corporate Magician Business is all about measuring costs, not just financial, but also emotional. Brian Glow frankly talks about the highs and lows of life on the road as a seasoned corporate magician and you get insights by hearing some of the real stories, the real costs associated […]

1hr 6mins

10 Jun 2014

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MB 005: Facebook Fan Pages for Magicians with Tamar Kimmons

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! Facebook Fundamentals – Fan pages for entertainers – Social media is the in-thing. Did you know that over 70% of local business use social media to find and engage with new and existing customers. Tamar Kimmons has examined Facebook Fan Pages in detail and she shares how to best use this free resource. […]


24 May 2014

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MB 027: Smart Marketing

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   Smart Marketing For Magicians Are You Squeezing The Most From Your Bookings? In this episode we talk about: We’re seeing 2 common themes emerging: People only spend an hour a week doing marketing so  they don’t get work so they lower their prices then it is a big chase to the bottom. […]


27 Oct 2014

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MB 017: The Mystery of Marketing Magic with Jeff McBride

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! Jeff McBride – The Mystery of Marketing Magic  An historic episode of the Magician Business Podcast. After thousands of words spoken via Skype and thousands of air miles travelled, this is the first time that Julian and I (Ken) have come together in person to present an interview. You are the winner with […]


19 Aug 2014

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MB 041: The Business of Fairs and Festivals with Kevin Heller

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!     The Magic Business of Fairs and Festivals with Kevin Heller Opening up new markets for your magic by letting your mind get some fresh air and fresh ideas.   When you are talking about getting to know someone new you often hear it’s what’s on the inside that counts. If you […]


2 Mar 2015

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MB 026: Cruise Ship Magician – Part 2

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   The Business of Becoming A Cruise Ship Magician Part 2 How To Land Yourself a Gig Doing Magic on Cruise Ships Where do you start? Do you wish you had someone to guide you along the path, or should we say navigate you through the rocky waters of breaking into the cruise […]

1hr 2mins

21 Oct 2014

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MB 040: Social Media Planning for Magicians with Caroline Ravn

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!   Social Media Planning for Magicians One magician’s story of attaining a 5 year goal in 12 months Join Swedish Magician Caroline Ravn as we hear her amazing story of getting to perform at Hollywood’s Magic Castle within one year of her taking up magic as an adult. This is a story about […]


2 Mar 2015

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MB 016: Kids and Family Magic Business with David Ginn

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! – Over 40 years of sound wisdom shared – David Ginn shares the business principles that he has used to make a living as a professional magician and children’s entertainer. This interview is a highlight for me (Ken) as my career as a children’s and family entertainer was sparked by reading David Ginn’s […]

1hr 4mins

12 Aug 2014

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MB 014: The Business of Wedding Magic with Andi Gladwin

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! Do you do magic at weddings? The business of magic at weddings is worth big money in the United Kingdom. In this episode of Magician Business Podcast, one of England’s top working pro magicians tells you how he successfully targets the wedding magic market and how you can do the same. Wikipedia describes […]

1hr 3mins

29 Jul 2014

Rank #15

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MB 022: Old School Marketing with Ken Scott

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher!     Ken Scott’s Top Tips Marketing For Magicians Ken Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over 350 shows a year.   He has   entertained over a million people with his unique cutting edge programs. In this interview Ken shares his successful marketing tips that keep him in front of his audience. This […]


23 Sep 2014

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MB 018: Marketing With Images to Get More Bookings

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! Marketing With Images to Get More Bookings   80% of what your booker remembers when they visit your website is visual. This means your images, graphics and the videos are your most effective tools to covert browsers into bookers. Colette Kelly is a professional photographer with a special skill. Colette has been photographing magic shows and magicians […]

1hr 6mins

26 Aug 2014

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MB 003: Magic Products and Lecturing with Trevor Duffy

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! MB 03: The business of magic to market Have you ever had an idea for a new trick? Ever wondered how you would go about getting the idea out of your head and into the magic shops? Have you ever felt you have something to share with other magicians and wondered how you would […]


12 May 2014

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MB 009: Trade Show Magic with Scott Wells

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! The Business of Trade Show Magic “Better than 1000 days of study is one day with a great teacher” This is a quote I pulled from the Magic Word Podcast which is run by today’s guest Scott Wells. It sums up nicely what we find the Magic Word Podcast ( MWP ) to […]

1hr 7mins

24 Jun 2014

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MB 008: Magician Website Guide

Listen on  iTunes or Stitcher! Is Your Magic Website Getting You Enough Bookings? Really?! Discover our top website strategies for magicians and how the 80/20 rule can work for you. Magicians seem to be the masters of DIY business. We direct our own shows, write our own scripts, make our own videos. Most of this is done in […]


16 Jun 2014

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