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 [...]

Staying Creative and Nurturing a Music Community–Crystal & Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant (Ep 108)

Staying creative and nurturing a music community is part of life on the road for Crystal and Pete Damore of Ordinary Elephant. This is their second appearance on the podcast, which was a great opportunity to talk about their recent Kickstarter campaign, their new album Honest, and more. [...]

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 [...]

Finding Mentors and Community in the Music Industry – Glass Hamlet (Ep 103)

Glass Hamlet loves the songwriting aspect of music. His big challenge has been finding a community of fellow musicians and music industry mentors. Glass is a native of Moscow, Russia. In the late 90's he moved to New York where be began an education in design and the arts. [...]

2019-05-28T10:00:01-07:00May 19th, 2019|Podcast, Songwriting, Tips|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

Secrets of Creativity–Chris Taylor (Ep97)

In this episode, singer songwriter Chris Taylor shares the secrets behind his creativity. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist with a creative energy that resembles a force of nature. He’s also a former guest of the podcast. You can hear his first interview in episode 65 – Creating Music [...]

2019-04-04T18:57:50-07:00April 5th, 2019|Creativity, Podcast, Songwriting|0 Comments