274 David Lane – Discovering Music Composition, Collaboration, Teaching, and Podcasting

David Lane teaches piano, composition, and music theory. He's composed over 100 concert works, and several films, and has been the arranger for several dozen works. David is scheduled to serve as Vice President of the Winston-Salem Piano Teachers Association starting in the summer of 2023 and [...]

2023-08-10T15:24:37-05:00August 11th, 2023|Creativity, Income, Podcast|

273 Minus Cube – Capturing Recording Studio Processes, Maintaining the Joy of Making Music, Ongoing Journey of Learning Production, Recording Studio Setup, Collaborating with JJ Lovegrove

Minus Cube is a songwriter and studio engineer. He's had a busy year in 2023 mixing and producing five singles and an album. Much of that work was in collaboration with friend and fellow music artist JJ Lovegrove. Minus Cube and I had a long and [...]

2023-08-03T19:57:15-05:00August 4th, 2023|Creativity, Podcast|

271 Brian Wolff – New EP “The Golden Age,” The Value of Open Mics, Social Marketing, Mental Health Awareness, Economics of Music Tours, Songwriter Rounds, EPs or Albums

Brian Wolff is a five-time guest of The Unstarving Musician podcast. Brian has also appeared in episodes 55, 119, 192, and 197. His band, Brian Wolff & The Howlers, has a new EP called The Golden Age. Wolff and his band draw on influences from classic rock, 90’s alternative, [...]

2023-07-20T15:31:39-05:00July 21st, 2023|Creativity, Marketing, Podcast|

Christine Smith – Musicians vs the World, Getting Paid Gigs as a Teen Pianist, Composing, Orchestration, Film Scoring, and the Arc of Her Career in Music, Film, and Sound Design #269

Christine Smith is a classically trained pianist with a varied career history. She's done composition, film score, cover bands, teaching, and anything else you can think of doing as a good piano player/musician. She co-founded the entertainment and informational content development company called Frosted Lens. Before that, [...]

2023-07-06T21:27:58-05:00July 7th, 2023|Creativity, Income, Podcast|

Frank Salazar On Why He Still Makes Music, The Problem With Not Being A Lead Singer, His Studio Recording Toolkit, And His New Single “Save Yourself” #268

Frank Salazar is the creative mind and talent behind a project called Spigots. He is a long-time friend and former bandmate from my days in Dallas-Fort Worth. The friendship is still going strong, despite my many relocations. He's been playing guitar for at least as long as [...]

2023-06-30T10:33:33-05:00June 30th, 2023|Creativity, Podcast|

Ariane Paras – Dream Jobs Don’t Equal Happiness, Burnout, And The Importance Of Finding Joy, Confidence And Happiness #267

My guest Ariane Paras is a coach for music artists and industry professionals. After working in the music business for 15 years, and as a result of a lot of stress, late nights (and way too many hangovers), Ariane says she is very aware of the realities [...]

2023-06-23T09:01:13-05:00June 23rd, 2023|Creativity, Podcast|
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