Below is a list of resources and special offers from service providers that I know and trust. I’ve tried, and in some cases, am actively using their services. Support The Unstarving Musician Project by purchasing or any of the services listed using links provided on this page.


Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface

This is the audio interface I use for my home studio, the same one I used to track drums and vocals for On Top Of The World and New Gods Part 2.

Buy it on Amazon (Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen USB Audio Interface)

Scarlett 18i20 audio interface by Focusrite

Bandzoogle website builder for musicians

From garage bands to Grammy winners, Bandzoogle powers the websites for thousands of musicians around the world.

Plans start at just $8.29/month, which includes hosting and your own free custom domain name. Go to to start your 30 day free trial. Use promo code “robonzo” to get 15% off the first year of any subscription.

Bandzoogle website builder created by musicians for musicians

ConvertKit for Musicians

Don’t rent your audience. Own it with an email list. You can create a deeper connection with your fans by reaching them directly in their inbox with personalized updates that turn causal listeners into superfans—no algorithms getting in the way. The stronger the connection with your fans, the more control you’ll have over how you earn a living with your music.

ConvertKit audience building software helps musicians like you grow your fanbase, connect with those fans, and earn a living with your music.

Create your free ConvertKit account today!

ConvertKit Email Marketing Free Plan for Musicians

Zoom H5 4-Track Portable Recorder

I bought one of these to do one of my very first interviews for the podcast. To date, it’s my only in-person interview. It was with Kid Andersen of Greaseland Studios, and boy was I nervous. As far as tech gear goes, this bad boy is pretty easy to use. It’s also highly versatile. I recommend a high quality set of rechargeable batteries, but the H5 is ready to go out of the box.

Check it out on Amazon

Zoom H5 Recorder

Podcast Hosting by Libsyn

I’ve been with Libsyn since episode one. The service is reliable and the support is excellent. Podcast hosting doesn’t get any easier than this.

Libsyn podcast distribution lets you publish your podcast out to the most popular podcast directories — Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more.

Sign up and get 2 months free

Web Hosting

I’ve been using Dreamhost forever. They’re hosting multiple websites for me and my clients. Excellent service and support!

Learn more about DreamHost plans!

DreamHost – Award Winning Web Hosting

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Photo by Syd Wachs on Unsplash


These books have contributed to my music journey and life. I hope they’ll do the same for you.

No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour, by Shannon Curtis

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living, by Ryan Holiday

The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo

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