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Sitting down for a chat this episode is Azhelle Wade, a former VP of branding for a major toy company, three time patented toy inventor, entrepreneur, cancer survivor, and now host of the Making It In The Toy Industry podcast that teaches aspiring toy inventors how to market their ideas and turn them into successful toys. We learn about Azhelle’s background in creative design and product development, her own clothing line that forced her to learn the fashion industry from scratch, and how getting cancer propelled her career. She also shares a number of actionable tips that musicians can apply to their own business, some fantastic advice on launching a successful Kickstarter campaign, and also some thoughts on different avenues that you could market your music.

Azhelle Wade on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/azhellewade/

Azhelle Wade on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/azhelle.wade

Azhelle Wade on the web – https://www.azhellewade.com

The Toy Coach on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/thetoycoach/

The Toy Coach on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thetoycoach/

The Toy Coach on the web – https://www.thetoycoach.com

Topics discussed in this episode : The Tagies | Music In Plush Toys | Black Lives Matter | Racial Bias In Toys | The Sixth Sense | FIT | SUNY Purchase | The Wiggles | Caitlin Claessens | Moana | Costumize Me | Santa Con | Kickstarter | CD Baby Podcast – Crowdfunding Is Dead | Toy Coach Episode 22 | EVH | Android Custom Alarms | Toy Story | The Skinny Armadillo | Toys R Us | Kidney Cancer | Women In Toys | Mary Kay Russell

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Music in this episode by Eden James

This episode’s artist suggestion – Five Alarm Funk

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This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company. Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.

Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430