The deadline to register online has passed. The walk-up rate the morning of the event is $85. See location information below.

Creative Entrepreneur Summit

7 Steps to Building a
Thriving Career in the Arts

Bob Baker workshop - Creative Entrepreneur SummitA full-day, hands-on workshop for musicians, visual artists, writers, photographers, designers, performers, and anyone wanting to make a difference (and a living) with their creativity

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Registration opens at 9:30 AM.

Arden Mead Center
17 Selma Avenue
(across Selma from Webster Groves High School)
Webster Groves, MO 63119

In this daylong, interactive workshop, Bob Baker will help you uncover the keys to thriving with your unique form of creative expression.

You will learn and experience:


Real possibilities of building a money-making career

“Bob Baker is a natural. When he gives a presentation he makes it look completely effortless. He’s funny, accessible, and always informative. I learn something new every time I hear Bob speak, because he never gives the same talk twice.”
Bobbi Linkemer, author of How to Write a Nonfiction Book

“I attended Bob’s workshop in Nashville and came away feeling better than ever about the real possibilities of building a money-making career without being signed to a major label.”
Judy Rodman, singer/songwriter, producer and vocal instructor


In addition, you will discover:



Snap out of the ‘starving artist’ mentality and step into abundance!

“Thank you for filling a void in my life. I struggled for years to envision what I was supposed to be and do. I now have a clear and solid vision! Bob’s teachings have helped me organize and solidify my business strategies to generate revenue effectively using the gifts/resources I already have. I can’t say enough good things.

Ryan-Marquez“Bob’s encouragement and support are incredibly positive and will help anyone snap out of the ‘starving artist’ mentality and step into the land of abundance. These strategies are ‘can’t miss’ if you follow through on the action he suggests. Thanks, Bob, for all of your inspiration! You are truly a blessing in my life.”

Ryan Marquez, musician,


Thanks to the following sponsors for their support:

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What About Bob?

Bob Baker, your facilitator, helps musicians, writers, artists, and creative entrepreneurs of all kinds use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world! He has been self-employed in the arts for much of his life – as an author, speaker, teacher, journalist, visual artist, and actor.

Bob Baker - Author of Guerrilla Music MarketingBob 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) and the “Music Marketing 101” course at Berkleemusic, the online continuing education division of Berklee College of Music.

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 “Marketplace” and in such publications as Electronic Musician, Music Connection, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian, Canadian Musician, VIBE magazine, E! Online, and even The Onion!

Bob’s other titles include The Empowered Artist, 55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet, Guerrilla Music Marketing Online, Unleash the Artist Within, Branding Yourself Online, and more.

Over the decades he has interviewed hundreds of people who make a living and thrive in their chosen creative fields – such as Sheryl Crow, Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby), Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn from Pomplamoose, Amy and Nick from the pop duo Karmin, author Joe Vitale, full-time visual artists Flora Bowley and Tom Fedro, and many more.

In all of his interviews, Bob seeks to uncover the keys to each person’s success. What they did, how they think, what unique qualities enabled them to break through and rise above.

This new immersive experience is a distillation of decades of research combined with the real-life successes that Bob has achieved himself.


Bob Baker Live WorkshopRemember, this live event takes place …

Saturday, November 14, 2015

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Registration opens at 9:30 AM.

Arden Mead Center
17 Selma Avenue
(across Selma from Webster Groves High School)
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Full refunds will be honored up through Friday, November 6, only. After that, no refunds. Although you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Just let us know at least a couple of days prior to the event.