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Sinopse

The Podcast for Professional Musicians. Be a great musician. And make a living.

Episódios

  • SMP 025 - Storytime with Brandon - Chapter 1 and 2 of Startup Musician

    SMP 025 - Storytime with Brandon - Chapter 1 and 2 of Startup Musician

    06/02/2019 Duração: 23min

    Last year I self published a book called "Startup Musician" in paperback and kindle, but no audiobook. So, it's story time with Brandon. In this episode I read the first 2 chapters of the book. Check out the book on Amazon by searching "Startup Musician."

  • SMP 024- Cory Wong (Guitarist for Vulfpeck, Ben Rector)

    SMP 024- Cory Wong (Guitarist for Vulfpeck, Ben Rector)

    29/12/2017 Duração: 01h18min

    Cory Wong is a guitarist who has played with artists such as Vulfpeck, Ben Rector, Brandon Heath, and Gene Simmons (just wait!) In June, as Vulfpeck was passing through Los Angeles on their tour, Cory and I met up to chat. What resulted is one of my favorite podcast episodes ever. I know I say that every episode, but seriously, you're in for a treat. In this episode, Cory and I talk about How he made money recording acoustic guitar tribute albums How he came to own the massive library of tribute albums that he recorded Developing your own sound that makes you more valuable The most insanely hilarious gig story I've ever heard. The importance of being artistically satisfied and not just making money How he splits his time between Minneapolis and Nashville Balancing career and family and utilizing the support system of musicians around you going through similar things.

  • SMP 023: John Whitt Jr: Keyboardist, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel

    SMP 023: John Whitt Jr: Keyboardist, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel

    07/04/2017 Duração: 33min

    We've talked before about the importance of really killing it when you sub for someone else, but John Whitt Jr. takes that to a whole new level.  In this podcast interview with John Whitt Jr, you'll hear how he managed to sub into the Kendrick Lamar band, on a rig that wasn't his, with no rehearsal or even soundcheck, and nail it enough to land the fulltime gig a few months later. Whaaaa? Yes.  John Whitt Jr. has worked with many artists such as Kendrick, Miguel, Tinashe, Alicia Keys, and Common. It was a pleasure talking to him and picking his brain, and you'll get a lot of valuable info out of this episode.

  • SMP 022: Andrea Hamilton: Artist + Worship Leader

    SMP 022: Andrea Hamilton: Artist + Worship Leader

    22/03/2017 Duração: 46min

    This week's interview is with Andrea Hamilton. She’s a singer and multi-instrumentalist who works as an artist, private teacher, and worship leader. In this conversation we talk about how she got her music placed on TV shows, touring internationally, playing shows at colleges as an artist, and the balance between your music and who you are as a person. Andrea is one of the nicest people, out there working hard, making great music, making a living, and spreading positivity in the world. At the end of the interview, you’ll hear the song, Am I Dreaming from her new album, Hope and Struggle. Show notes at startupmusician.co/22

  • SMP 021: Dan Bailey, Drummer for Father John Misty

    SMP 021: Dan Bailey, Drummer for Father John Misty

    08/03/2017 Duração: 01h21min

    This episode I sit down with Dan Bailey, drummer for Father John Misty. This is one of my favorite podcast interviews I've ever done because of Dan's realness. In this episode, he talks about balancing being a musician with having a family, why playing simply is more lucrative than playing over the top, and the importance of guiding the direction of your career. Seriously, this interview is SO good. Get the shownotes at www.startupmusician.co/21

  • SMP 020: How To Talk About What You Do

    SMP 020: How To Talk About What You Do

    05/08/2016 Duração: 59min

    This week I sat down with my friends Mario Montes and Gabi Ramirez for a conversation. The main topic for the day was this: how do you answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" This can be a hard question to know how to answer, especially depending on who you're talking to. In this episode we discuss what to think about and how to craft the perfect elevator pitch.

  • SMP 019: Public Domain, Essential Gear

    SMP 019: Public Domain, Essential Gear

    27/07/2016 Duração: 01h09min

    We’re back this week with another conversation, this time with Bryan Taylor and Ryan Skiles. Bryan was featured in episode 4 of the podcast, and Ryan Skiles is the guy who makes the charts that are in every issue of The Load In. In this conversation we talk about Apple Music’s new law proposal, Ryan’s struggle to publish a public domain song, Third Eye Blind, and the essential gear you need if you’re starting your career.

  • SMP 018: Elliott Blaufuss - Keyboards, Guitar, MD for Eric Hutchinson

    SMP 018: Elliott Blaufuss - Keyboards, Guitar, MD for Eric Hutchinson

    20/07/2016 Duração: 39min

    Elliott Blaufuss is a Guitar / Keyboard / Music Director / Multi-instrumentalist who is the Music Director for Eric Hutchinson. In this interview we talk about growing up in Minneapolis, moving to Nashville, and how Elliott's upbringing uniquely prepared him for what he's doing now. Oh, you'll also hear about how he absolutely nailed his audition with Eric (take notes!) In addition to Elliott's work as a sideman, he has a solo project called "Elliott and the Sensitive Fellas." His song Hey Man is featured at the end of the episode. It's a great song, don't miss it!

  • SMP 017: Song of The Summer

    SMP 017: Song of The Summer

    13/07/2016 Duração: 01h05min

    In today’s episode, I sit down to talk with Eman and Dave Brunelle. You know Eman from episode 6, and any time you hear guitar on the podcast, that’s Dave. We talk about what they’ve each been up to (touring, turning a new leaf in their careers, and making questionable stock investments), the latest news in the world of streaming music, and battle it out over who is going to win the coveted title “Song of the Summer”.

  • Return Of The Podcast

    Return Of The Podcast

    08/07/2016 Duração: 02min

    The Startup Musician Podcast returns on Wednesday, July 13th. Here's a preview of what's to come.

  • SMP 016: Ian Hultquist: Passion Pit, Film Composer

    SMP 016: Ian Hultquist: Passion Pit, Film Composer

    04/12/2015 Duração: 33min

    Ian Hultquist is a former member of Passion Pit who has made the transition into film composition. Take a listen to his story of that transition, collaboration, and what it's like being married to another composer. Shownotes at startupmusician.co/16

  • SMP 015: Joey Sanchez: Drummer for Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry

    SMP 015: Joey Sanchez: Drummer for Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry

    06/11/2015 Duração: 34min

    This episode I sit down with Joey Sanchez, a touring drummer based out of Nashville. He’s played with artists such as Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, Jeremy Camp, Hawk Nelson, Project 86, and many more. In this episode you’ll hear about how Joey decided to move from his hometown to Nashville, how long the transition took, and how he balances life as a touring drummer with raising a family. If you’re enjoying the Startup Musician podcast, would you do me a favor? Click Subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcast app. That way you’ll never miss and episode, and it helps other musicians find this show!

  • SMP 014 - Streaming Music, New Apps, Taxes

    SMP 014 - Streaming Music, New Apps, Taxes

    22/10/2015 Duração: 56min

    Most podcast episodes, I sit down with a different professional musician. This episode however, I sit down with two of my good friends who are also professional musicians. We sat down to talk about the latest with Apple Music and Spotify as well as new apps that we’re loving, and tax things to think about as the year comes to a close. This episode was a lot of fun, I hope you enjoy it!

  • SMP 013: Jack Stratton - Vulfpeck

    SMP 013: Jack Stratton - Vulfpeck

    02/10/2015 Duração: 55min

    What's up everybody! It's a new podcast episode! This week I talk to Jack Stratton, a multi-instrumentalist who is the bandleader for a band called Vulfpeck. If you haven't heard of Vulfpeck before, go listen to them right now! In this episode we get into some specific things like album streams, licensing numbers, and vinyl sales. If you're in a band, or work closely with a band, you need to give this a listen. You'll also hear about why Vulfpeck released a completely silent album on Spotify. This is a really great episode, and there's a special bonus at the end. This episode features a brand new song from Vulfpeck's forthcoming full length album, Thrill of the Arts.

  • SMP 012: Zach Rudulph: Bass and MD for Andy Grammer, Cody Simpson, Colbie Caillat

    SMP 012: Zach Rudulph: Bass and MD for Andy Grammer, Cody Simpson, Colbie Caillat

    16/09/2015 Duração: 56min

    This episode I sit down with Zach Rudulph, he’s the bass player and music director for Andy Grammer. He’s also played with artists such as Cody Simpson and Colbie Callait. He shares a lot of great insights in what it’s like being a touring musician, and working as an MD, bringing the artist's vision of the show to life. Shownotes at startupmusician.co/12

  • BONUS: Steve Watkins Time Machine

    BONUS: Steve Watkins' Time Machine

    05/08/2015 Duração: 02min

    In this bonus clip, Steve Watkins gives a hilarious answer to the infamous time machine question.

  • SMP 011: Steve Watkins: Keyboardist for Allen Stone, Excellent Gentlemen

    SMP 011: Steve Watkins: Keyboardist for Allen Stone, Excellent Gentlemen

    28/07/2015 Duração: 53min

    This episode, I talk to Steve Watkins, a keyboard player who is currently on tour with Allen Stone. He's also played in groups such as Excellent Gentlemen, The Doo Doo Funk All Stars, and Reva Devito. We dive into his experience playing music in Portland, and focusing on the music that he wants to play, as opposed to music that will just pay the bills.

  • BONUS: Xander Singhs Worst Gig

    BONUS: Xander Singh's Worst Gig

    30/06/2015 Duração: 03min

    Xander Singh was the guest for last episode (if you haven't heard it, go listen now!) The story of his worst gig ever wouldn't quite fit anywhere in the main episode, but it's too funny not to share. Enjoy this podcast bonus of Xander's worst gig.

  • SMP 010: Xander Singh: Passion Pit, Pepper Rabbit

    SMP 010: Xander Singh: Passion Pit, Pepper Rabbit

    24/06/2015 Duração: 41min

    This episode, I sit down with Xander Singh, a keyboard player who has played in Passion Pit and Pepper Rabbit, as well as worked with artists such as Selena Gomez and Kimbra. We dive into the struggle of doing something you love even while it's still work. What happens once the initial glamour fades, and you're just left with the work? Take a listen to this great episode to find out.

  • SMP 009: Robert Delong On Touring, Being Signed To A Label, And Making Music With Game Controllers

    SMP 009: Robert Delong On Touring, Being Signed To A Label, And Making Music With Game Controllers

    09/06/2015 Duração: 30min

    Robert Delong is an electronic artist who tours the world playing his unique style of songwriter-pop-electro-mario-kart music. Just give it a listen and you'll get what I mean.

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