Bollywood Blues Man Aki Kumar on Gratitude, Humility, and Band Dynamics (Ep 113)

Bollywood blues artist Aki Kumar sees gratitude and humility as key to managing his music career and life.  He returns to the podcast to discuss in greater depth creative challenges, band dynamics, and channeling your passion for music.Episode HighlightsWe start by discussing his cameo in the Salonch promo video and [...]

Facing Rejection and Staying Creative–Songwriter Tom Meny (Ep 107)

Singer-songwriter Tom Meny knows a thing or two about dealing with rejection and staying creative. In this repeat engagement, Tom and I chat about what to do when faced with rejection, his new podcast, and more. Episode Highlights In Tom's previous appearance on the podcast, we talked at length [...]

One of the Best Ways to Get Good Musician Gigs – Unstarving Musician’s Guide Chapters 3-4 (Ep 106)

One the best ways to get good musician gigs is by building good relationships. The primary theme of this episode is relationships. This is the second installment and re-release of The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs. This episode is dedicated to chapters three and four, which are [...]

2019-06-10T13:59:20-07:00June 10th, 2019|Gigs, Marketing, Podcast, Tips|0 Comments

The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs – Chapters 1 & 2 (Ep 105)

This episode is a two chapter reading of The Unstarving Musician’s Guide to Getting Paid Gigs. These chapters were the first two podcast episodes I ever recorded.(I'm reflecting on the original podcast for the book while visiting Greve, Italy. My wife and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.)Also in [...]

2019-06-02T08:16:26-07:00June 2nd, 2019|Marketing, Podcast|0 Comments

Album Release Strategy–Daniel Stidham of Raid the Quarry (Ep 102)

In this episode I talk with Daniel Stidham of Raid the Quarry who shares his insights for album release strategy.  We also discuss his thoughts on the business of making money as a band. Daniel's Raleigh North Carolina based band has just released their first full length album, Temporary [...]

2019-05-11T09:23:31-07:00May 10th, 2019|Marketing, Podcast, Songwriting|0 Comments

From Collaborator to Solo Artist – Singer Songwriter Notelle (Ep 101)

Nashville based singer songwriter Notelle recently made the move from longtime collaborator to solo artist. She is best known for heavy messy pop with an electronic edge. In this week’s episode, I discuss with Notelle the lessons she has learned as a solo artist and advice that has served [...]

2019-05-03T07:18:07-07:00May 3rd, 2019|Marketing, Podcast, Tips|0 Comments