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The Unstarving Musician podcast, hosted by Robonzo (aka Roberto R. Hernandez), features weekly interviews with independent music artists who share their experience and expertise on recording, touring, getting gigs, the creative process, marketing, and more. It’s the podcast intended to help indie music artists do more of what they love–make music.

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Supercharging The Musician Fan Base–Michael Walker (Ep 170)
The Problem With Music Distribution–Patrick Jaht & Agam Jamwal, Rewave (Ep 169)
Building Community–Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill (Ep 168)
Doing It All As An Artist—Caleb Lovely (Ep 167)
Today’s Indie Musician—Lara Price (Ep 166)
Today’s Indie Musician – Mawk Phoenix (Ep 165)
Today’s Indie Musician – Ariane Cap (Ep 164)
Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapter 9 (Ep 163)
Re-Entering Live Music—Neil Schnell Part 2 (Ep 162)
Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs—Chapter 8 (Ep 161)
A True Rock Band—Matt James (Ep 160)
Navigating Grief Through Music—Kate Schutt (Ep 159)
Creating a Thriving Patreon Community—Rebecca Loebe (Ep 158)
Distinguishing Your Band To Venues—David De Carion (Ep 157)
Live Streamed Shows In Isolation —Dean Johanesen Part 2 (Ep 156)
Help Is Not On The Way—Juno (Ep 155)
Release Strategy, Online Distribution and a Famous Duet—Kendal Conrad (Ep 154)
Disrupting The Music Industry—Alicia Rius (Ep 153)
The Good That Can Come From Hard Times—Judy Rodman Part 3 (Ep 152)
Teaching Music Production Online—Liz Cirelli Part 2 (Ep 151)
Making It Happen For Yourself—Camellia Akhamie Kies (Ep 150)
How Creators Can Become Owners—Zack O’Malley Greenburg (Ep 149)
Being a Performer Amidst a Pandemic—Chloe Collins (Ep 148)
Confronting Limitations, Competition and Creating Opportunities—Danielle Eva Schwob (Ep 147)
Using “No” As Rocket Fuel—Tara Simon (Ep 146)
Unlocking the Voice Within—Kelly Atkins (Ep 145)
Finding Your Brand Identity—Kendall Rucks (Ep 144)
Unapologetic Dreams and Free of Fear—Alonzo (Ep 143)
Options for Musicians Amidst Uncertain Times—Dave Cool (Ep 142)
Online Courses, Self-Publishing and Consistent Content—Ariane Cap (Ep 141)
Barn Raising—Megan Leigh (Ep 140)
The Power of Facebook Communities (Ep 139)
Listening For That Phrase— Johnny Burgin (Part 2) (Ep 138)
Walking the Path—Ron Klimek (Ep 137)
Licensing Music, Building an Audience and Embracing Streaming—Angela Predhomme (Ep 136)
Self-Care For a Strong Career—Eli Lev (Ep 135)
Building An Intentional Music Career—Joshua Van Ness (Ep 134)
Creating Emotion-Rich Vocals—Judy Rodman (Ep 133)
Do The Hard Thing First—David Andrew Wiebe (Ep 132)
Celebrating The Wins And Struggles Along The Way—Mawk Phoenix (Ep 131)
Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapter 7 (Ep 130)
Take Control Of Your Music Career—Ryan Kairalla (Ep 129)
Create The Community You Need—Chris Coles (Ep 128)
Juggling Twenty Plus Performances a Month—Frankie Raye (Ep 127)
The Value of a Mentor—Adam and Michael Scharff (Ep 126)
Effective Use of Digital Media for Musicians–Bruce Waryzyniak (Ep 125)
Karyn Ann and October’s Lady Brain Listening Room Event (Ep 124)
The Balancing Act of Playing in Multiple Bands–Miles Franco (Ep 123)
Branding Your Music with Greg Wilnau (Ep 122)
Rock Star Advocate Suz Paulinski on Musician Mindset (Ep 121)
Igniting Creativity and Restarting a Music Career–Glasys (Ep 120)
Giving Back to Austin’s Youth–Brian Wolff (Ep 119)
Aki Kumar Signs With Sony Music India (Ep 118)
A New Single and a Horror Film–My Name is Chapel (Ep 117)
Music Career Growth, Podcasting and Activism–Simon Tam (Ep 116)
Kofy Brown on Being In-Demand and Creating a Joyful Music Career (Ep 115)
Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapters 5 & 6 (Ep 114)
Bollywood Blues Man Aki Kumar on Gratitude, Humility, and Band Dynamics (Ep 113)
Arlene Paculan – Community and the Power of Connection (Ep 112)
Managing Stage Fright with Perspective, a Conversation with Chris Avetta (Ep 111)
Kid Andersen On TrueFire TV and His Forthcoming Album (Ep 110)
Community and Collaboration–Lindsay White (Ep 109)
Crystal & Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant (Ep 108)
Facing Rejection and Staying Creative–Songwriter Tom Meny (Ep 107)
The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapters 3-4 (Ep 106)
The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapters 1 & 2 (Ep 105)
Helping Music Artists Realize Their Dreams–Jason Davis (Ep 104)
Finding Mentors and Community in the Music Industry – Glass Hamlet (Ep 103)
Album Release Strategy–Daniel Stidham of Raid the Quarry (Ep 102)
From Collaborator to Solo Artist – Singer Songwriter Notelle (Ep 101)
Best of the Unstarving Musician Podcast (Ep 100)
Why DIY Recording is a Great Idea–Music Producer Mark Addison (Ep 99)
Profitable Musician Summit 2019–Bree Noble (Ep 98)
Secrets of Creativity–Chris Taylor (Ep 97)
Making the Arts Accessible to All–Benoit Glazer, Timucua Arts Foundation (Ep 96)
International Women’s Day Supernova – Tess Posner (Ep 95)
Overcoming Creative Block and Getting Out of Our Own Heads (Ep 94)
Kickstarter, PR, and Making Good Music – Jenna and Daniel Watters (Ep 93)
At the Intersection of Hard Work and Opportunity – Wendy Colonna (Ep 92)
Whimsy On Stage and In the Studio – Louisa Hall (Ep 91)
Quintessential DIY Musician Justin Trawick (Ep 90)
Inspiration, Kickstarter and Trust – Jana Pochop (Ep 89)
Blues Funk Guitarist Emmanuel Tomes (Ep 88)
Cutting Out the Music Business Middleman–Bradford & Kimberly Loomis (Ep 87)
Sound Design, Friction, and Songwriting–Cam Gillette (Ep 86)
Blues, Folk and Change–Tony Harrah (Ep 85)
Producer, Musician, and Songwriter – Jamie Hill (Ep 84)
Holiday Cheer 2018 – Robonzo (Ep 83)
Balancing Music, Visual Art and Fatherhood – Eric Bolander (Ep 82)
San Antonio Singer Songwriter – Laura Marie (Ep 81)
From Writing Her First Song to Going Pro – Sylvia Rose Novak (Ep 80)
Music Performance Coach Vicki Ambinder (Ep 79)
Happy Holidays from Robonzo (Ep 78)
Writing, Recording, and Finding Balance – Ian Salazar (Ep 77)
House Concert Tours & Community – Shannon Curtis  (Ep 76)
Gritty, Sassy, Rock and Blues Goodness – Ginger Leigh (Ep 75)
Rolling with the Indie Musician Life – Lannie Flowers (Ep 74)
Happiness in a Home Studio – Lance Harvill (Ep 73)
Making Music with an Open Heart and Mind – Jon Christopher Davis (Ep 72)
Songwriting, Side Hustles and Gratitude – Lindsay White (Ep 71)
Setting the Intention to Make Music Full Time – Eli Lev (Ep 70)
Balancing Authenticity, Appearances, and Fun – Lee Coulter (Ep 69)
An Album of Passion and Persistence – Danny Wilkerson (Ep 68)
Beauty in Music and Art – Abe Partridge (Ep 67)
Indie Label to Indie Mindset – Lisa Sanders (Ep 66)
Creating Music to Discover Who He Is – Chris Taylor (Ep 65)
Crossing Paths with Jace Everett (Ep 64)
Invested in Music Marketing – Mike Osborn (Ep 63)
Tapping into the House Concert Scene–Robonzo (Ep 62)
Circus Swing and the Transformation of Dean Johanesen (Ep 61)
House Concert Host Amy Killingsworth (Ep 60)
Life and Songwriting on the Road–Crystal & Pete Damore (Ep 59)
The Austin Based Soul of Mingo Fishtrap–Roger Blevins Jr (Ep 58)
Rediscovering Me–Singer Songwriter Jennifer Vazquez (Ep 57)
Synesthesia and the Evolution of SHAPESCENES–Chase Anderson (Ep 56)
Touring, Podcasting and Rocking with Fair City Fire–Brian Wolff (Ep 55)
House Concert Ambassador Tom Meny (Ep 54)
Insights from Chris Raspante, Paul Kent, Bill Lonero and Robert Berry (Ep 53)
Why musician Ray Prim has a day job, and loves it! (Ep 52)
Songwriting and the Truth About Saying Yes–Hannah Holbrook (Ep 51)
Crushing it on Instagram–Drummer Mike Dawson (Ep 50)
Songwriting with a Deadline–Lynz Crichton (Ep 49)
A Profitable Musician Summit–Bree Noble (Ep 48)
Starting Over in Austin–Lara Price (Ep 47)
Crazy Cat Lady, Lover of Llamas, Queen of Periscope– Mira Goto (Ep 46)
SoFar Sounds Kansas City–Tony Di Silvestro (Ep 45)
Professional Super Fan & Musician Educator–Carlos Castillo (Ep 44)
From Piano Lessons to Rap Rock Fusion–Krosst Out (Ep 43)
A Hidden Album Collection Discovery–Ezra Vancil (Ep 42)
Reverb and Whiskey (or Iced Tea)–Singer Songwriter Joe George (Ep 41)
Rolling with Music Industry Changes Via Kickstarter–Tom Irwin (Ep 40)
You Have to Want to Sing Even if it Doesn’t Pay – Judy Rodman (Ep 39)
Where Financial Fear, Elusive Fame, and Abundance Collide – Liz Cirelli (Ep 38)
The Music Industry is About Money, Not Talent–Sommer Sharon (Ep 37)
Finding Happiness in the Blues and Howlin’ at Greaseland – Stephanie Tice (Ep 36)
Listen to Jeff Beck and That’s All the Education You Need – Greg Marra (Ep 35)
Tribute Bands, Jam Etiquette, & Backing Tracks–Mike Osborn (Ep 34)
Opinions About Being a Full Time Career Musician–Lisa Leuschner Andersen (Ep 33)
Find Someone Who Believes In Your Music & Get a Good Lawyer–Rex Brown (Ep 32)
Why Musicians Shouldn’t Have a Cell Phone on Stage – Rockin’ Johnny Burgin (Ep 31)
Mark Wenner on The Nighthawks, Performing, Recording, and Rock & Roll (Ep 30)
David De Silva of Archer Nation on Music Theory, Fan Appreciation, Endorsements and Record Labels (Ep 29)
David Barrett Passionate Music Educator and Blues Harmonica Master (Ep 28)
Lannie Flowers on Being a Career Musician, Songwriting, Studio Work, and Awards (Ep 27)
Terry LaPorta On Being Parent and Manager of Teen Pop Star & Radio Disney Artist Samantha LaPorta (Ep 26)
Mike Dawson’s Home Studio and Social Media Strategy (Ep 25)
Disney Radio Artist Samantha LaPorta on Performing, Songwriting, Recording and Giving Back (Ep 24)
Aki Kumar on Chicago Blues, Bollywood Blues, Harmonica, and Performing (Ep 23)
George Brandau on Connecting People, Organizing and Promoting Benefit Shows, and Chrome Deluxe (Ep 22)
Rock Photographer Neil Zlozower On Being & Shooting the Best (Ep 21)
Michelle Lockey on Music Licensing and Songwriting for TV & Film (Ep 20)
Robert Berry on Greg Kihn, Jason Bonham, Session Work, the Business and Serving Others (Ep 19)
Alyssa Trahan on Recording, Sponsorships, Merchandising, Marketing, and Getting to Nashville (Ep 18)
Bree Noble on Women of Substance Radio, Going Pro and Making Money (Ep 17)
Bill Lonero on The Defiant Machine, History, Music Licensing, Songwriting, and Sleeping 8 Hours (Ep 16)
Lee Oskar (Ep 15)
Lynz Crichton (Ep 14)
Dave Hamilton (Ep 13)
Mira Goto (Ep 12)
Robonzo Solo Episode (Ep 11)
John “Kiko” Carney (Ep 10)
Paul Kent Talks The Houserockers, Gig Gab, Relationships, and Music Collaboration (Ep 9)
Neil Schnell (Ep 8)
Jim Kisselburg (Ep 7)
John Wolff (Ep 6)
D Grant Smith (Ep 5)
Humble Beginnings and Mean Business in Austin–Lara Price (Ep 4)
Kid Andersen (Ep 3)
Chris Raspante on Serendipity, Networking, Reputation, and Nashville (Ep 2)
The Prolific Hustle of a Pro Drummer – Mike Dawson (Ep 1)

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