Rebel Creative is an interactive discussion of daring business ideas for fearless creative artists — the topics, concerns and details of creating a thriving location-independent artistic business, promoting and marketing your art, strategizing your releases, handling finances, harnessing technology and leveraging personal branding as a creative entrepreneur. International recording artist, musician and creative businessman Deane Ogden answers your art business questions and addresses the heaviest concerns weighing on creators in today’s tumultuous and shifting global artistic climate.
Today's REBEL is Stacey, a teenage #rebel4life who is dealing with a mother who doesn't think she should pursue her creative discipline as an actress and sees a much more practical way for her life after school. How do you deal with a parent who isn't keen to your choice of creative path? How much do you "owe" your parents in terms of what they've sacrificed in raising you?All REBELS can get a one-month FREE trial of Freshbooks.com, the extensive cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Beth-Anne, who has submitted for several gigs but keeps getting rejected. After being told "no" again and again she's starting to doubt many things about her art and wondering if anyone out there at all thinks she is capable of success.All REBELS can get a one-month FREE trial of Freshbooks.com, the extensive cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Lia, who is confused about whether she should become friends with the people she works with on her creative projects or if it's better to just stay professional.All REBELS can get a one-month FREE trial of Freshbooks.com, the extensive cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Bob, a former music producer who is looking to transition into a music career path that is less volatile and more consistent. His main concerns are doing something that brings joy but also supports his family. Tall order? Can it be done? How do you decide which verticals to examine, and, most importantly, which of those will be lucrative enough to sustain a living?Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is… all of us. In light of the political unrest of this week — from the Barcelona terrorist attacks to the hate rallies in the United States — Deane devotes today's episode to the discussion of whether it is wise to espouse your political beliefs with your art. What is the REBEL way when it comes to the "separation of church and state" in terms of your creative output? What's the smartest play and how might your choices, either way, impact your fan retention?Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Casey -- Deane's brand new baby boy! In celebration of that, Deane spends a few minutes ruminating on a secret hack that he and his wife Vrina have deployed in their personal relationship that he also uses in professional situations. One that could change the course of your pro life, too.All REBELS can get a one-month FREE trial of Freshbooks.com, the extensive cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Teresa, emailing from Jamaica, and facing a very real and important crossroads in her young life: Proceed from high school straight to music school or enroll in the "school of hard knocks" and go it alone? To complicate matters, Teresa's parents are insisting she pursue formal education as an investment in her future. What should she do? What would YOU do?All REBELS can get a one-month FREE trial of Freshbooks.com, the extensive cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Ramone, a Washington, D.C.-based rap artist, concerned with his past life, some of the choices he's made along the way, and how those might be adversely affecting his potential success. Ramone has a DEEP and touching story. This is a hugely important episode for Rebels everywhere.Get a free one-month FREE trial of Freshbooks.com, the extensive cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Dave, a longtime friend of the show who brings up the very relevant topic of clients who take advantage of "project creep"… the phenomenon referring to changes in the agreed upon parameters of a project, at any point after the project begins. You might recognize the scenario: You're hired on a gig, but after you start, the client changes what needs to be done, and pretty soon you have gone far beyond the call of duty but are still getting paid the same amount, regardless. Welcome to "project creep". It's not fun. It's not sexy. But, what can you do about it?Get a free one-month trial of Freshbooks.com, the cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Mike, a 26-year old Nashville musician whose normally supportive wife, Martine, has now suggested they move in with her parents to save money because Mike's not making enough with his art. Mike feels this would be a step backward and that it would be a sign of him "giving up" on his dreams. Who's right?Get a free one-month trial of Freshbooks.com, the cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Chad, a session guitarist in New York who is having trouble discerning which online music marketing "gurus" are legitimate and which ones aren't. With the proliferation of Internet resources, how do you vet those resources and tell which ones will be of benefit before you spend money blindly on any of them?Get a free one-month trial of Freshbooks.com, the cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Today's REBEL is Joost, a composer from the Netherlands who is struggling with putting things out that he feels are worthy. People tell him his material is ready and that he should be releasing commercially but his perfectionistic tendencies get the best of him and it never seems to happen.Get a free one-month trial of Freshbooks.com, the cloud accounting software Deane uses to run his entire business operation. Head over to https://www.freshbooks.com/rebel and enter REBEL CREATIVE in the "How Did You Hear About Us" section.Submit your artistic business questions to be potentially featured on a future REBEL CREATIVE episode by visiting http://rebelcreative.net and clicking the big "Start Recording" button on the page.

Deane is back from hiatus to address several Rebels' concerns over the US Presidential Election and what it means for creative artists and the creative class overall. What positions has president-elect Trump displayed regarding the arts and is there any way to predict what kind of arts president he might be?Submit your creative business question to the show at http://rebelcreative.net for Deane to answer in a future broadcast. Today's episode is sponsored by our awesome friends at FreshBooks. Get your FREE one-month trial by visiting http://freshbooks.com/rebel and enter "Rebel Creative" in the How Did You Hear About Us section.​

Today's episode is the final part of Deane's conversation with his dad, the original gansta Rebel Creative, Don Ogden. "Daddy Don" fields more questions from the Rebel Creative community about his own life as a businessman and how he feels things have shaken out after 64 years of operating with the same principles he passed down to Deane in business, life, and love. This episode is part 2 of 2.Submit your creative business question to the show at http://rebelcreative.net for Deane to answer in a future broadcast. Today's episode is sponsored by our awesome friends at FreshBooks. Get your FREE one-month trial by visiting http://freshbooks.com/rebel and enter "Rebel Creative" in the How Did You Hear About Us section.​​

Today's REBEL is the original gansta Rebel Creative, Deane's father Don Ogden. "Daddy Don" stops by the Musicave to sit with Deane and talk through his own life as a businessman and how he feels things have shaken out after 64 years of operating with the same principles he passed down to Deane in business, life, and love. This is Part 1 of 2.Submit your creative business question to the show at http://rebelcreative.net for Deane to answer in a future broadcast.Today's episode is sponsored by our awesome friends​ at FreshBooks. Get your FREE one-month trial by visiting http://freshbooks.com/rebel and enter "Rebel Creative" in the How Did You Hear About​ Us section.​​

Today's REBEL is Jamaal, a young 17-year old creative concerned that his lack of experience will keep him from getting the gigs he needs to obtain the very experience he needs to land more gigs — a common problem nearly all creatives face in the beginnings of their careers. How do you overcome the "circular problem" of no experience? Submit your creative business question to the show at http://rebelcreative.net for Deane to answer in a future broadcast.Today's episode is sponsored by our awesome friends​ at FreshBooks. Get your FREE one-month trial by visiting http://freshbooks.com/rebel and enter "Rebel Creative" in the How Did You Hear About​ Us section.​​

Today's REBEL is Stephen, a Los Angeles-based creative who brings up one of the most — if not THE most — important topics to ever grace the REBEL CREATIVE platform: Contrasting what you think you know about yourself versus what others think or say about your abilities. If you only hear ONE single episode of REBEL CREATIVE, we sincerely hope that it's this one. Ohhhh… the feels! Listen, ponder, and comment if you desire at ask@deaneogden.com.

Today's REBEL is Colin, a Dublin composer who writes in to ask Deane to clarify his stance on the romanticism of process, a topic from the 56th episode of the SCOREcast Podcast Show.

Today's REBEL is Cliff, a 54-year old Rebel who feels he's wasted​ a good portion of his life not pursuing his passion and is now ready to make up for lost time. What should​ his first steps be in embarking on the career he's always wanted? Deane tackles Cliff's predicament from a few angles in this very poignant and personal episode. Submit your creative business question to the show at http://rebelcreative.net for Deane to answer in a future broadcast.Today's episode is sponsored by our awesome friends​ at FreshBooks. Get your FREE one-month trial by visiting http://freshbooks.com/rebel and enter "Rebel Creative" in the How Did You Hear About​ Us section.​​

Today's REBEL is Daniella, a Rebel flutist who has been playing for nearly twenty years but is having trouble assessing why she can't seem to get hired. What has changed? Is it her or is it "them"? When you stop getting calls or if you cannot find traction to start with, how do you proceed? What are the logical steps to restoring health to your career? Submit your creative business question to the show at http://rebelcreative.net for Deane to answer in a future broadcast.Today's episode is sponsored by our awesome friends​ at FreshBooks. Get your FREE one-month trial by visiting http://freshbooks.com/rebel and enter "Rebel Creative" in the How Did You Hear About​ Us section.​