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Writing with someone who has passed on, recording and releasing hard copy CD's and records as an independent artist are just some of the interesting topics we discuss in this featured episode with Natalie Nicole Gilbert. (Los Angeles, CA - September 1, 2021) The road to recovery is rarely straightforward, and is sometimes arduous and hard-fought. Los Angeles-based producer, vocalist, and songwriter Natalie Nicole Gilbert uncovers songs of honesty, vulnerability and resilience in her latest album, Recovery. This genre-bending artist reveals a music project born out of Gilbert's own personal experiences with physical recovery and trauma, reflecting on the universality of the process of recovery as everyone faces change and loss. The 12-track album consists of eight covers and four original songs by the artist. Featured on the album are GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter/arranger Jarrett Johnson (Michael Bublé, David Foster, Alicia Keys) and songwriter David Blair (The Voice, Germany). Produced and engineered by Latin-GRAMMY nominee Robert Eibach, Gilbert's Recovery album is available now on Spotify and all other music-streaming and download platforms. The album is currently being considered for a GRAMMY in the Pop Vocal Album category. Connect with Natalie: Website Facebook Instagram Twitter Spotify YouTube
Always On My Mind, originally created for my monthly residency at EagleRadio.pro, is about me thinking about friends and lovers from the past and the current and going through all the highs & lows of friendship and love. I love this journey and I think you will too with some classics, some rework of older club favorites, along with some new dance music...take the journey and let me know what you think.With songs from Londonbeat, Sllash & Dope, Sentinel Groove, Bob Sinclair, Heather Small Softmal ft. Nytron, Emani Washington, Manuel Grandi, and a blast from the past by Toni Braxton and productions from Stonebridge & Damien Hall, Daddy's Groove, Dirty Disco & Matt Consola, Swishcraft, Rich B, and Grammy winner Hex Hector I think you're all going to dig this one.Recorded at DJRB/BetBoyz Studio, New York, NY
iamsuch.com Music is a universal language, and for SUCH (pronounced ‘such'), it is the language of her soul. Growing up the daughter of Haitian immigrants, her life was centered around faith and family. Singing in her father's church planted the seeds for a music career that is on the rise and touching the world. Following an appearance on American Idol, which took her to Hollywood, Such wrote and recorded ‘Trial and Error', spawning a hit single, ‘Sugar Maple.' Her music found a solid following in the UK, where she spent several consecutive weeks atop the Soul charts, and in Africa where she won the All Africa Music Award, continental Africa's equivalent of a Grammy. Such also discovered a passion for acting and played Celie, the lead character in the stage adaption of The Color Purple, earning Broadway World Best Actress and Best Acting Debut Awards. Her latest single ‘Before Dark‘, a top 40 Urban Adult Contemporary hit oozes with the growing self-confidence of a woman who knows what she wants, and how and when she wants it. “I've been on this road to discovering who I am as a Black woman and someone who is a little more comfortable in her skin.” Such shares this journey with her new album, ‘WIDE NOSE, FULL LIPS. Inspired by challenges such as police brutality and a desire to flip the mainstream standards of beauty, WIDE NOSE, FULL LIPS is an unapologetic love letter to blackness. Such is currently touring and looks forward to creating unforgettable bonds and memories with music lovers everywhere.
Grammy-winning Colombian artist J Balvin had an intense 2020 -- battling a severe COVID case that he says "almost killed" him; releasing a new album that went quadruple platinum and made him one of the most streamed artists of the year; beginning work on a new album "Jose" (Sept 2021); and continuing his advocacy for mental health and connecting with his growing global fan base. The Reggaeton icon opens up about all of it in this extensive, in-person interview with MSNBC anchor Ari Melber.
Four time Grammy winner Sarah Jarosz talks with Brent about her latest appearance on the Austin City Limits TV show and performing for the first time in months for a live audience. Plus, she tells us the best place to get breakfast tacos in her hometown of Wimberly, Texas, what Read more... The post Destination Eat Drink – Sarah Jarosz appeared first on Radio Misfits.
Zara Larsson, Nina Nesbitt, Brian Higgins, Darin and Jörgen Elofsson discuss how important avoiding competition is, how getting dropped from a label affects your self-esteem and the creative process, and how difficult being both a fan of music and a musician can be. Darin is a Kurdish-Swedish vocalist. He started writing songs at 14 and signed his first record deal at 17. He's co-written with pop icon Robyn, released 8 albums, set up his own record company, and is now the most played artist on Swedish radio. Swedish star Zara Larsson is one of the world's biggest pop singers, topping charts in multiple countries. Her third album, Poster Girl, was released back in March. Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt is known for her bubblegum Pop songs and viral TikTok videos. She's worked with Ed Sheeran, written for Jessie Ware, and calls Taylor Swift a fan. Brian Higgins has written major hits for artists like Kylie, Pet Shop Boys, Bananarama and Girls Aloud. He co-wrote Cher's Grammy-winning hit Believe in 1998, which sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, and won him three Ivor Novello Awards. And Grammy-nominated songwriter Jörgen Elofsson hass written for Celine Dion and Britney Spears, was behind Kelly Clarkson's pop anthem Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) and Will Young's Evergreen, which became the UK's fastest selling debut single in its first week.
Welcome to the Vonyc Sessions Podcast.. 60mins of the very best new electronic music from around the world, hand-picked and hosted by Grammy award-winning producer and DJ Paul Van Dyk. For more info about the globally syndicated show visit www.paulvandyk.com Alex M.O.R.P.H. - Godspeed [VANDIT]Binary Ensemble - Zephyr [MAGIC ISLAND]John O'Callaghan & Factor B - The Oath [THEATRE OF THE MIND]Madwave - Trident [VANDIT]Activa - Into Pieces [BLACKHOLE]Chris Connolly - Pyrogenesis [TRANCEFORMER]Chris Element - Twisted Act [VANDIT]Talla 2XLC & Susanne Teutenberg - My Favourite Mistake [Amsterdam Trance]Vikram Prabhu - Visions (Rikki Starrett Remix) [TranZone Recordings] StanV - Wicked [FLASHOVER TRANCE] Craig Connelly & James Cottle - Place in the Stars [SUBCULTURE]Rene Ablaze, Sam Laxton & Gid Sedgwick - Start Again [NOCTURAL KNIGHTS]Yoshi & Razner With Cari - Angel [NOCTURNAL KNIGHTS]Aly & Fila with Sue McLaren - Surrender [FSOE]Paul Miller, Digital Vision - Yellow Sky [ALWAYS ALIVE]Steve Dekay - Artbeat [VANDIT]Jardin - Future [VANDIT]Novel - Omega Three - TranceformerAmos & Riot Night - Parallel Worlds [MONSTER]Martin Roth & Alex Bartlett - Off The World (Eddie Bitar Remix) [VANDIT]Paul van Dyk - Duality [VANDIT]
In today's episode of Dreams Not Memes I speak to Jason/Tsung-Yuan Lee. Jason is a Taiwanese classical/jazz/world music violinist, multi-instrumentalist (piano, bass, guitar, drum, erhu, cello), composer, sound designer and an electronic musician. In 2017 Jason appeared and composed music for the film “Accommodation”. He also appeared on Dream Theater's “Along for the Ride” tour and live released DVD “Breaking The Fourth Wall”. In 2015, Jason Lee toured in China with his Chinese/Jazz fusion quartet for the first time and was interviewed by Huaxia Magazine as the theme of the month- “The rising star of the music world”. And later on, went on a sold-out tour with Yo-Yo Ma's silkroad Ensemble branch project in 2018. In 2017, Tsung-Yuan join The Boulanger Lab as a musical software developer, directed by the creator of Csound computer language, Dr. Richard Boulanger. During 2018-2020 Jason was the co-leader of string revolution funk/rock band “2 Birds Band”, the great modern violin pioneer Jean-Luc Ponty has once commented on the band, “I'm glad to see young compatriots at a level that I rarely hear!”. The band is a unique strings-based ensemble with a rhythm section that explores the boundaries of violin and cello through different styles of music. Fusing classical tradition and contemporary styles, the band presents a new way of approaching strings with a sound both cultured and groovy. It has been performing and teaching clinics in Boston, New York, Toronto and France. The band has released 3 albums First Flight (2015), For Lack Of A Better World (2016) and String Groover (2017). Through recent years, Tsung-Yuan (Jason) Lee has worked and performed with many renowned musicians from modern jazz innovators such as, 4-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard; 2-time Grammy winner Jacob Collier; modern drummer Jojo Mayer; Mark Guiliana, modern guitarist David Fiuczynski, to King of Chinese Pop Lee Hom Wang; to classical musicians including 4-time grammy winner Eugene Friesen; grammy-winning Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad Ensemble, to Hollywood Oscar nominated composer AR Rahma, progressive rock band Dream Theater; electronic music composer Robert Rich; oud master Simon Shaheen and suona master Yazhi Guo. In our conversation, Jason and I speak about his experiences with playing the violin and exploring his love for music and how he has been able to work on music in New York and Taiwan. Learn more on Dreams Not Memes. https://www.instagram.com/jasonleety/
“Fire Shut Up in My Bones” is the Metropolitan Opera's first production composed by a Black artist — Grammy winner Terence Blanchard. The show is based on the memoir by New York Times columnist Charles Blow, about his difficult childhood growing up in small-town Louisiana in the 1970s. Blanchard tells KCRW that he could see himself in Blow's story: “There's a lot of things within that family life that people don't talk about. While there's a strong sense of community, sometimes you have to find your own way because that community can stifle you, not in an intentional way. But you have to be strong and stick to your guns.” Meanwhile, off the coast of LA, more than 100 ships are waiting to offload their cargo, and thousands of foreign workers are stuck at sea. And the LA City Council this week approved sweeps of homeless camps in 54 locations. In the Senate on Capitol Hill, all 50 Republicans voted against debating the bill that would've made Election Day a federal holiday and allowed automatic and same-day voter registration. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer now says he plans to introduce separate legislation as soon as next week.
All In Radio is the bi-weekly radio show hosted and mixed by Grammy nominated DJ and producer group - Fatum. This episode features the best and latest in trance, progressive, house, progressive house, progressive trance and many other genres of EDM. Connect with Fatum on Social Media: linktr.ee/fatummusic Tracklist: 1. Qrion - 11-11 [Anjunadeep] 2. Staysis - Western Summit [PRGRSSN Records] 3. Mark Knight feat. Skin - Nothing Matters (Township Rebellion Remix) [Zerothree] 4. Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton - Dangerous Power (Edu Imbernon Remix) [Armada Electronic Elements] 5. High On Mars - Orientalist (Stan Kolev Extended Remix) [UV Noir] 6. gardenstate Gabriel & Dresden Andy Moor & PROFF feat. Mokka - Revival [Anjunabeats] 7. Above & Beyond and Justine Suissa - Almost Home (Above & Beyond Deep Mix) [Anjunabeats] 8. Scorz & Diana Miro - Shadow [Armada Electronic Elements] 9. Tinlicker feat. Nathan Nicholson - Be Here And Now [Anjunadeep] 10. PROFF - Nebulae [Anjunabeats] 11. Apollo Nash - Need You [Anjunabeats] 12. BT & Matt Fax feat. Nation Of One - Walk On The Water (Fatum Classic Mix) [Black Hole]
Rock Star Cometh!!Now Streaming:For Your GRAMMY® Consideration Ikill Orion hit album ‘Mikillangelo' Ikill Orion is an emerging rockstar, International acclaimed artist, cult icon, TV personality, whose lifestyle brand has been featured on MTV, Spin, Rolling Stone, BBC Radio, Prime Video, (UK) Music Week, Reuters, Fox, MTV Japan, Sky TV, Pitchfork, Vevo, Time Warner and in Billboard Magazine. As a prolific artist whose amassed over 100+ killer tracks in his music catalog. Ikill has worked with icons Jay-Z & platinum super-producer Nile Rodgers (David Bowie, Madonna, Duran-Duran). In coordination with his album release ‘Mikillangelo' and GRAMMY ®consideration, Ikill Orion & and Team Orion has developed a full (TV Pitch Package) — Ikill as creator + host of a provocative unscripted Reality/Lifestyle/Culture series that merges music, fashion, & pop culture with diversification. The TV show r(e)volves around style x transformation for the “Post-MTV Hip Hop Tik Tok Generation”. Neo by Ikill. Lifestyle Brand.PopShop: https://www.musicglue.com/ikillorion/ https://linktr.ee/ikillorion Photo Credit: Hitomi OkunoSource: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ikill-orion-international-acclaimed-artist-mark-stephen-pooler
Hustlers! Today we welcome on the show actress Cassandra Peterson to chat about her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, the creation of the character, its longevity, working office jobs, and more! Yours Cruelly, Elvira is her unforgettably wild memoir, so check it out! We also chat with musician Neil Giraldo about how he got started in the music industry, growing up in the Cleveland rock scene, what drew him to writing and producing music, how he got into the Bourbon Business, and what makes 3 Chord Bourbon unique. Finally, we chat with Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons to chat about meeting Daft Punk and Jay-Z at the Grammys, Radioactive, subbing in for Train, starting out a starving artist, Rick Rubin, and more! Imagine Dragons new album is Mercury - Act 1!
Going to work isn't always fun, but what if you could work remotely from some of the most beautiful locations in the world? One company is starting a program that does just that for their employees, and Anna thinks every workplace should do this! (:15) Anna's got three crazy news stories and Raven is gonna pick one to talk about! Today's his options include; a thieving man-child, a woman streaking, and the best idea a politician has ever had! (3:43) There's lots of productive ways to vent your frustration, so if you choose to express your rage in this rude and antiquated way, that's all I need to know about you! (7:42) Do you dress your pets up in costumes? Most studies show that they don't like it, but Anna found an article that lists the costumes your pet hates the most! (11:22) Ryan Tedder from One Republic is one of the most successful songwriters in the world right now and Anna got a chance to sit down with him yesterday! They talked about a bunch of subjects, including the creative benefits of a runners high, and the reason he hates going to the Grammy's now! (15:02) Facebook is officially changing the name of their company, but the question is why? Anna did the research and has some insight on why one of the most recognized brands in the world would bother with a name change! (18:48) Everybody loves pumpkins during this time of year, but Anna found the one guy who loves pumpkins more than anyone else! It probably has something to do with the huge amounts of money he wins off of them! (22:33) What's you ideal “Death Row” last meal? One of the biggest celebrities in the world revealed her's recently, and it's not exactly the posh, classy five course meal you might expect! (25:40) Have you ever seen a Halloween decoration that crossed the line? Anna loves to decorate her house with spooky stuff, but her sister thinks that the her latest decoration is way over the line! (29:24) Lucas and Natalie were invited to their first Halloween party in their new neighborhood. Natalie has purchased a "sexy" Cruella costume. Lucas is horrified that his wife would want to be anything sexy when they're meeting many of their neighbors for the first time but Natalie says that it's just a fun costume and they're all adults! Whose side are you on? (35:15) Irene thinks she's got what it takes to beat Raven in pop culture trivia! Can she succeed and win the $600 jackpot? (43:37)
Has over 10 studio albums, Worked with Boz Scaggs, Elton John, Amy Grant, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Nancy Wilson, Neil Diamond among many others, won multiple Grammy Awards for songwriting, singer, musician, arranger, producer. Formed the band Sons of Champlin in 1965 which still performs, was member of the group Chicago for 28 years, and is the CEO of CRS (Can't Remember Shit). Bill tells us about:· How it all started at a young age· Sons of Champlin Name· Dropping out of college to pursue music· LA music scene in 1977· Studio session work, songs he worked on, and working with Michael McDonald· Working with REO Speedwagon· Stories behind his two Grammy songs he co-wrote· His days with the band Chicago· Does he have any regrets spending 28 years with Chicago?· George Hawkins Jr.· 2021 Solo LP “Livin for Love· The musician he would like to work withLinks:Bill Champlin Website: https://www.billchamplin.com/2021 “Livin for Love” LP: https://www.billchamplin.com/shop Before the Lights Website: https://www.beforethelightspod.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beforethelightspodcast/Become a BTL Member: https://www.beforethelightspod.com/member-areas
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A Grammy-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Jacob Collier became an internet sensation in the early 2010s with his split-screen cover version of Stevie Wonder's Isn't She Lovely, in which multiple Colliers appear in intricate a cappella harmonies. Since then, Jacob has signed with Quincy Jones' Management Company, given TED Talks and appeared in NPR's Tiny Desk concert series, played with Pharrell Williams at Coachella and has even helped Hans Zimmer finish a film score. In this interview, Scott gets the backstory on the creativity behind his incredible musicianship.
For this 100th Amplifier episode, we talk to up-and-coming rapper Lute, who embodies “the Charlotte music dream." He was born and raised in the 704, recruited by rap legend J. Cole and signed to his Dreamville Records label, received a Grammy nomination and earned a Platinum plaque for his collaboration with DaBaby and Kendrick Lamar.
Matt and Jon talk about studio snacks, mixing live bass, dealing with challenging demo vocals, and whether or not they'd recommend their careers to other people.___________________________________Jon Castelli is a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated mix engineer. He is also an excellent chef.https://www.instagram.com/mixedbyjoncastelli Matt Rad is a multi-platinum songwriter, producer, and mix engineer with billions of streams across multiple genres. He loves talking about creativity and record making. https://www.instagram.com/matthewrad ___________________________________ Read the show notes!https://www.livewithmattrad.com/episodesJoin the Discord! https://discord.com/invite/qqFA8Zj53B Hit us up! LiveWithMattRad@gmail.com
Frank Fitzpatrick spent over thirty years as a practitioner and teacher of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and science-based self-mastery and optimal living practices. He is a multi-platinum record producer, Grammy-nominated songwriter, social entrepreneur, author, & award-winning filmmaker. He also serves as a Music & Health Expert, Faculty at Singularity University's Exponential Medicine, a Contributor to Forbes, and Founder of EarthTones.org's WHY Music initiative. Frank is a leading voice at the intersection of music, wellness, technology, and human potential. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.AmplifiedBook.com Website: www.amplifiedfuture.com Website: www.earthtones.org Book: Amplified by Frank Fitzpatrick Most Influential Person Dr. Jeanne Segal – www.kidsinthehouse.com Jack Kornfield and Dr. Dan Siegal My Mother Effect on Emotions Yoga helped me take mindfulness out of the mind and into the body through breath. That in combination with the work in emotional intelligence with Dr. Jeanne Segal and understanding how emotions are processed in the body and that to really be mindful, it's not just of our thoughts, it's of our entire system because our responses show up in many places in our body and to be fully mindful you want to be fully integrated in your awareness. Thoughts on Breathing I got started with yoga and pranayama and breath practices and performance music is all about breathing and phrasing and breath. So the quickest way to mindfulness is to be mindful first of your breath because it does what we talk about in that integration of the body and the mind. From that place, if you can't have awareness of your breath, you're probably not being very mindful of other things. Suggested Resources Book: The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer Book: The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran Book: Amplified: Unleash Your Potential Through The Power of Music by Frank Fitzpatrick App: Insight Timer / Headspace / Calm Bullying Story Listen to the episode to hear Frank's story. Related Episodes How Music Saved My Life; Riopy Music In Mindfulness and Everyday Life; Michael Defern 508 Music As An Inspiration For Self-care with Bill Protzmann Special Offer Are you struggling with anxiety and stress? I coach people just like you. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing hypnotist. Your subconscious mind could be holding on to your anxiety. Give yourself the opportunity to let go of what no longer serves you. Book a Free coaching session with me to get you on the road to more calmness and contentment. Send me an email with ‘Frank' in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just when we think we may be getting a handle on this COVID thing, an uninvited guest shows up to the dinner party. Delta Plus, a sub-variant of the Delta variant, is starting to show up in the UK, and it could prove to be more transmissible -- so we'll go In Depth. A report of human remains found on a trail in a Florida nature preserve could belong to Brian Laundrie, the person wanted for questioning for weeks in the murder of his girlfriend Gabby Petito. And this holiday shopping season is starting to look like a bleak one: retailers and shippers are sounding the alarm on potentially empty store shelves by Christmas. Up in the Bay Area it's In-N-Out versus San Francisco's Public Health Department: the chain's only location in the city is refusing to enforce the indoor vaccinate mandate. The LA Zoo has big expansion plans, which are not sitting well with environmentalists who don't want to see acres of Griffith Park gobbled up. And after years of promises, diversity may finally come to the Grammy Awards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In-N-Out Burger refused to be the “vaccination police” after San Francisco closed a location for not enforcing the city's vaccine passport policy. Is this enough to get Californians to wake up to their growing dystopia? Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot accused a police union of trying to “incite an insurrection.” An elementary school told parents to dress their kids for cold and rainy weather due to COVID lunch protocols. The CDC wants you to keep masking your kids even after the FDA allows them to get vaccinated. Netflix's Co-CEO backtracks slightly in his defense of comedian Dave Chappelle's new special as employees stage a protest. Will any of them get fired? The Grammys are doubling down on ‘equity and inclusion' and the State Department has a special message celebrating International Pronouns Day. Note: The content of this episode does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID vaccine questions & concerns. Today's sponsors: Candid can help you get the straighter, brighter smile you've always wanted! Go to https://CandidCO.com/WHY and use code WHY to take advantage of a limited time offer to save $75 on your starter kit. You didn't start your business because you wanted to spend time on HR compliance. Let Bambee help. Go to https://Bambee.com/MATTERS right now to schedule your FREE HR audit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Take 2! The boys dive into the Grammy's Inclusion Pledge for the 2022 awards and if the company has outlined an effective system . Later, Coldplay has announced that they will be touring internationally again as the band has made plans to be more eco-friendly.All While, the streaming giants attempt to slip in the lowest royalty rate payouts to songwriters in the history of the recording industry. This and more only on The Biztape! Socials: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok: @TheBiztape Email: email@example.com Sources: Streaming Services propose “Lowest Royalty Rates in History”: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/spotify-and-other-streaming-services-propose-lowest-royalty-rates-in-history-for-songwriters/ Coldplay Eco-Tour: https://www.pollstar.com/article/coldplay-announces-global-2022-stadium-trek-sustainable-touring-practices-148988 https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50490700 Grammy's 2022 Inclusion Pledge: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/awards/9647024/2022-grammys-inclusion-rider/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In this episode of the Creative Spaces podcast, we're talking to recording industry veteran and all-around awesome audio person, Russ Long. Originally from Colorado, Russ moved to Nashville in the mid-eighties to attend Belmont University and went on to engineer the hits “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes” by Sixpence None The Richer. He has recorded and/or mixed albums by Wilco, Dolly Parton and Amy Grant. Russ' film credits include the soundtracks to The Sapphires, Girl Interrupted, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Russ works in his private mix room, Dangerland, just outside of Nashville. Russ is also an engineer for live sound recordings having multi-tracked live performances for Switchfoot, Luke Bryan and Guy Clark and has mixed numerous live events including the KLOVE Music awards, Challenge America Musical Gala at the Kennedy Center, Barbara Bush's 90th Birthday concert featuring Reba McEntire and the Grammy and CMA Awards. Russ has authored over 150 articles and reviews for Pro Audio Review, Pro Sound News, and Mix Magazine. In 2018, Russ joined Yamaha's R&D team where his primary focus is large format live-console development. You can find out more about Russ on his website Dangerland. You can also get more information about Russ' personal studio build by visiting pro-sound-news-blog/russ-long-shares-how-he-completed-his-dangerland-mix-facility or SonicScoop - making-mix-room Click the player below to listen to this episode, or stream anywhere you listen to podcasts!
The news to know for Wednesday, October 20th, 2021! What to know about an expected plan to let some Americans mix and match vaccine brands when getting COVID-19 booster shots. Also, Steve Bannon, a longtime advisor to former President Trump, could face another criminal charge. Plus, millions of Americans may soon have easier access to hearing aids, Google released new smartphones, and the Grammys became the first major music awards show to put a certain promise in writing. Those stories and more in about 10 minutes! Head to www.theNewsWorthy.com/shownotes for sources and to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by kiwico.com (Listen for the discount code) and Policygenius.com Get ad-free episodes and support the show by becoming an INSIDER: www.theNewsWorthy.com/insider
This week's guest is Adam Deitch. Adam is the Grammy-nominated drummer for the bands Lettuce and Break Science. He's also played and / or collaborated with legends such as John Scofield, 50 Cent, Average White Band, DJ Quik, Matisyahu and many, many more. His power and intention behind the kit is one of the most inspiring things to watch and he seems to reinvent his career every few years by just choosing what project to focus on in that moment…because he trusts his instincts. The thru line, however, has always been his collaboration with Lettuce. Anyways, Adam has been on a few previous guest's top and I hope you enjoy my conversation with Mr. Adam Deitch. Earth, Wind & Fire Concert (Oakland Coliseum 1981) Podcast Artwork by Trevin Frame For more information on Big Fat Snare Drum, check out www.bigfatsnaredrum.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok
Franke Previte: Academy Award and Grammy award winning songwriter, singer, talks with Joseph about his early childhood, selling cars in his driveway to earn money and how (I've Had) The Time of My Life and Hungry Eyes were written and how they found their way in movie Dirty Dancing.
Dune director Denis Villeneuve explains why he was eager to helm a big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's seminal novel, despite its shaky cinematic past. Grammy-winning R&B singer Brandy looks back on her rise to fame in the '90s. New Yorker magazine cartoonist Joe Dator talks about his new book, Inked: Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected Ideas, And Secret Sketches, and what it takes to make a great cartoon.
This week, Dana is joined by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer John Ondrasik, of "Five for Fighting." John discusses how 9/11 was a pivotal moment in his decision to use music as an expression of his feelings about the current state of the world. He also talks about how his latest single, "Blood On My Hands" was a direct response to his frustration with the Biden Administration's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Keep up with Dana on Twitter: @DanaPerino
Grammy award-winning Country Music superstar Cole Swindell pulls up a chair at the big wooden table to have a chat with good friend Dale Earnhardt Jr. The two giants in their perspective industry have a special bond. They open up about the loss of their fathers and mothers and how they each found ways to cope with unthinkable loss. It's a conversation that brings us closer to how Cole, who lost his father in a freak accident as a child, and his mother to illness recently, was able to carry on. He didn't miss a beat, playing his popular song, "You Should Be Here" in front of packed audiences for an even deeper meaning. We learn how the particular song brought Dale Jr. and Cole together. Swindell didn't have a typical start for a country music artist. Yes, he was a songwriter, that moved to Nashville in hopes of achieving his dreams of being on the big stage. But his story really starts at a college dorm, where he met fellow Georgia Southern alum and country music artist Luke Bryan. The friendship grew into Cole going on the road with Bryan. But, not to perform... rather sell his merchandise. From slingin' t-shirts to writing music, it was time for Swindell to shine. He explains the opportunities that led to his first big break in music. Dale Jr., co-host Mike Davis, and Swindell bring us inside what it's like in the Country music scene as a songwriter and performer. How playing the bar circuit in Nashville can connect an artist to the next shot. Speaking of bars, which Nashville watering hole is Cole's favorite? We find out. Swindell is not shy about sharing his love for his alma mater, Georgia Southern. It's the same place that Mike Davis went to school. The two share some fun talk about their different paths from the same institution. Davis also asks Cole about some of the stigma surrounding the new-country scene. Swindell is a big Atlanta Braves fan. Many people know that. But what some don't realize is how big of a NASCAR fan he is. This isn't just some celebrity fly-by-night NASCAR fan, the Dawson County native has been following the Cup Series since he was a child. Before Swindell arrives Dale Jr. answers some amazing fan questions in our AskJr segment. We learn about how Dirty Mo Media was started, Dale's new square body Chevy truck, and the day Dale Earnhardt Jr lassoed a fish. Yes, I said "lassoed a fish." The biggest moment of the show comes when the cat is let out of the bag. Amy Earnhardt, Mike Davis, Swindell and the Dirty Mo Media gang had been scheming a birthday surprise for Dale Jr. Well, let's just say the surprise not only closed the show, but it brought Dale Jr. to tears. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
*** This special episode is dedicated in loving memory to Chick Corea My Special Guest is Multi GRAMMY® winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias. The NEW Album is MIRROR MIRROR Featuring Chick Corea & Chucho Valdés. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Eliane began her classical piano studies at age seven and at twelve was transcribing solos from the great jazz masters. Eliane's illustrious career includes nearly 30 recordings, over 2.3 million albums sold, nine total GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nominations, a GRAMMY win for Best Latin Jazz Album (Made in Brazil, 2016) and a Latin GRAMMY win for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album (Dance of Time, 2017). MIRROR MIRROR marks the classically trained pianist's first piano-only recording since 1995's Solos and Duets, a set of piano solos and six duets with pianist Herbie Hancock. Working with the two incredible icons, Chick Corea & Chucho Valdés was a rare opportunity to record in a two-piano setting, something she hasn't done in many years. By 15, Eliane was teaching piano and improvisation at one of Brazil's most prestigious schools of music. Her performing career began just two years later. Eliane's first official album under her own name, Illusions, featured Stanley Clarke, Steve Gadd, Lenny White, Eddie Gomez and Toots Thielemans and hit #1 on the Radio & Records Contemporary Jazz chart. Voted Best New Talent in the Jazziz magazine critics' poll in 1988, Eliane is a four-time Gold Disc Award recipient, a three-time Best Vocal Album winner in Japan and winner of the 2018 Edison Lifetime Achievement Award in Holland. Her 2019 album Love Stories, as most of her previous releases, hit #1 on the jazz charts worldwide. ELIANE ELIAS - The NEW Album is MIRROR MIRROR Featuring Chick Corea & Chucho Valdés The CD is available for STREAMING NOW and will be available on CD & VINYL NOV 12, 2021 On The Web - www.elianeelias.com Instagram: @elianeeliasofficial YouTube: Eliane Elias Official Spotify: Eliane Elias
4-time Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper joins us during his "Robtober" residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club. Over 66 shows in 33 days, he's joined by guests including Meshell Ndegeocello, Christian McBride, Common, Chris Rock, and others.
Emmy, Grammy, and Tony award-winning Billy Porter joins us to discuss his new memoir, Unprotected, a story of his early life growing up in Pittsburgh before the fame and success. Porter will be discussing the book at virtual event with B&N October 20, in conversation with Leslie Odom Jr at 7pm, and also an in-person event at Symphony Space on November 3, at 8pm.
Lorna arranged the strings on several of the tracks on the Possible album including "Undying" which is currently submitted for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. Please let your Grammy voting friends know! Lorna is the founding keyboardist/synthesist of the “all-star, all-female quintet” (Time Out NY) Victoire with indie-classical darling and longtime collaborator composer Missy Mazzoli. Recent seasons included the Carnegie Hall commission and premiere of Mazzoli's Vespers for a New Dark Age, performed by the ensemble Victoire, percussionist Glenn Kotche (of Wilco) and members of vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Lorna Dune arranged and co-produced the Vespers album, which was released in March 2015 on New Amsterdam Records. The New York Times called it “ravishing and unsettling”, and the album was praised on NPR's First Listen, All Things Considered and Pitchfork. Victoire returned to Carnegie Hall in March of 2015 as part of the “Meredith Monk and Friends” concert. Their past debut album Cathedral City, released on New Amsterdam Records, was named one of 2010ʹs best classical albums by the New York Times, Time Out New York, the New Yorker and NPR. A well-seasoned pianist and synthesist, she has joined the Philip Glass Ensemble for a production of his new work for Shakespeare in the Park, has worked with composer Steve Reich, composer and visual artist Tristan Perich, Meredith Monk, Lukas Ligeti and other talented artists. Her recent keyboard performances include a premiere of a synthesizer concerto by composer William Brittelle and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights from this and past seasons include a premieres with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra & Alabama Symphony Orchestra, a Carnegie Hall premiere with Victoire, BAM Next Wave Festival, C3 Festival in Germany, MADE Festival in Umeå, Sweden, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Ecstatic Music Festival, X-Avant Festival in Toronto, Shakespeare in the Park with the Philip Glass Ensemble, live film score performance at the Whitney Museum and the French Alliance Institute, Chicago's Millenium Park “Dusk Variation” Chamber Series, Imagine Science Festival at Bell House, NY Eye and Ear Festival, and live performances on WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck. Lorna Krier has appeared in features in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Out New York, NPR, Village Voice, Pitchfork, The Fader, Brooklyn Vegan, Chicago Reader, Baltimore Sun, eMusic, Arthur Magazine, Impose Magazine, Tiny Mix Tapes, Matrixsynth, The Daily Contributor, Paste Magazine, and more.https://www.lornadune.com/Lorna Dune - Bandcamp ANNOUNCING JOURNEY SPACE -***Check out the new platform JourneySpace.com - a space for online live facilitated journeys. The inaugural event will be a live stream open to anyone on Dec 4th, 2021. Visit Journeyspace.com for more information. Also. New Music from East Forest! -"Possible" - the latest studio album from East Forest - LISTEN NOW:Spotify / AppleOrder the album on vinyl - limited edition + check out the new Possible clothing: http://eastforest.org *** Support this free podcast by joining the East Forest COUNCIL on Patreon. Monthly Zoom Council, Podcast exclusives, private Patreon live-stream ceremony, and more. Check it out and a great way to support the podcast and directly support the work of East Forest! - http://patreon.com/eastforest *****Please rate Ten Laws w/East Forest on iTunes. It helps us get the guests you want to hear. Tour - Catch East Forest LIVE - Pledge your interest in the upcoming East Forest Ceremony Concert events this Spring/Summer 2021. More info and join us at eastforest.org/tourCommunity - Join the newsletter and be part of the East Forest Community.Meditation - Listen to East Forest guided meditations on Spotify & AppleRam Dass album - Check out the East Forest x Ram Dass album on (Spotify & Apple) + East Forest's Music For Mushrooms: A Soundtrack For The Psychedelic Practitioner 5hr album (Spotify & Apple).Socials -Stay in the East Forest flow:Mothership: http://eastforest.org/IG: https://www.instagram.com/eastforest/FB: https://www.facebook.com/EastForestMusic/TW: https://twitter.com/eastforestmusicJOIN THE COUNCIL - PATREON: http://patreon.com/eastforest
Pt. 2 Stephen David Brooks is a VFX Supervisor turned multi-award winning feature writer/director who was mentored early on by VFX legends (and Oscar winners) John Dykstra and Richard Edlund. Stephen is known for the features HEADS N TAILZ, and FLYTRAP as well as the Grammy Short Listed Music Video DEAL ME IN and the video for Little Steven's Coolest Song In The World by The Tearaways CHARLIE, KEITH AND RINGO featuring Blondie drummer Clem Burke. >> http://www.youtube.com/stephendavidbrooks Thank you for listening & supporting the podcast :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sneakies * https://enchantedbooks.godaddysites.com/ * https://sneakies.creator-spring.com/ * https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/anonymouscontent *Royal Girl* Funds will go to sound and editing. Paypal (friends & family) firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.patreon.com/sneakies Instagram @marylinartist LinkedIn: Marylin Hebert Please Subscribe to our YouTube:) https://www.youtube.com/user/Fellinijr/videos Zombie Diaries: https://youtu.be/tBmgi3k6r9A Our books :) Young Adult wizard book series: "Margaret Merlin's Journal" by A. A. Banks at Amazon! :) https://www.instagram.com/margaretmerlinsjournal/ MMJ Book I The Battle of the Black Witch https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Merlins-Journal-Battle-Black-ebook/dp/B01634G3CK MMJ Book II Unleashing the Dark One Science fiction action adventure https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Merlins-Journal-Unleashing-Dark-ebook/dp/B01J78YH6I MMJ Book III The Mask of the Parallel World An Adventure in Italy https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Merlins-Journal-Parallel-World-ebook/dp/B01KUGIZ8W/ MMJ Book IV The Quest for the Golden Key https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Merlins-Journal-Quest-Golden-ebook/dp/B076FTTDQN Top kids podcast: Enchanting Book Readings https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/enchanting-book-readings-reviews/id1498296670 Other awesome podcasts: Enchanting Book Readings, Girl's Guide To Investing, Thrilling Stories, Legitimately Mallie & The Haunting Dairies of Emily Jane. Thank you for stopping by! We appreciate your reviews :) :) :) :) :) *****! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/filmaddicts/support
Sound & Vision's new mini-series, Behind the Console, highlights the stories of women and nonbinary audio engineers who are navigating what is still a very male-dominated field. The University of Southern California calculated that only 3 percent of Grammy nominated songs were engineered by women. The organization Sound Girls estimates that women only make up 5% of the professional workforce in audio. Today we talk with two mastering engineers, who put the final touches on music before it's released. It's Seattle's Rachel Field, who has worked with Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam, and the Cairo-born, Brooklyn-based engineer Heba Kadry, who has worked with Björk, Lucy Dacus, Slowdive, The Mars Volta and more. They discuss the gender inequities they have seen both at home and abroad, the women who pioneered audio yet were largely left out of the narrative, and what makes them hopeful for positive change. Support the show: https://www.kexp.org/sound/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's episode, Sid Evans, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living Magazine, talks to Alabama native and Grammy-nominated soul vocalist Anderson East about his job as a teenager slinging barbeque, his mother's church piano which he now uses in his own studio, and how the title track from his latest album Maybe We Never Die was influenced by his grandmother's battle with Alzheimer's. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Saluton, estas mi Tyson Saner. Welcome to Episode 275 of Succotash — I'm glad you found us. We have been here for over 10 years now, bringing clips of soundcasts from more-or-less around the globe for your ears to sample in the hopes that you might hear something you like and would like to hear more of, well, more of other people's soundcasts, specifically. Last week in Epi274, my co-host and your every-other-show-host Marc Hershon brought you what he referred to as "a full rack of clips" and I concur. He clipped from soundcasts For What It's Worth, Storytime with Seth Rogen, How to Survive! with Danielle & Kristine, and Films to Be Buried With with Brett Goldstein. He also featured a bonus clip of a soundcast called "What Are You Watching?, hosted by soundcaster and friend of the show Chris Mancini. The clip was from a recent episode that none other than the aforementioned Marc Hershon was a guest on. Lots of great content in that episode. This, however, is Epi275 and I've got three clips. One apiece from the soundcasts known as Dragon Talk, Cinemassacre Podcast, and Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn and Reza. I'm sure I will be including a classic advert from our longtime fake sponsor Henderson's Pants and their all-inclusive new CoverAlls to "round things out" nicely. I'm using air-quotes when I say "round things out" because I am not sure I am using it correctly in this context. Anyone? CLIPS Dragon TalkGo inside the walls of Dungeons & Dragons for exclusive interviews and previews as the D&D team sits down each week with celebrities and personalities from across gaming and pop culture to discuss one of the greatest fantasy brands of all-time. Hosts Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble talk about the tabletop roleplaying game, as the latest in D&D video games, comics, novels, movies, and television. Our clip is from May of last year, with special guest, comedian and actor Jeff Cannata diving into the Random Character Generator with Kate Welch. Cinemassacre Podcast The crew of Cinemassacre (James Rolfe, Kieran Fallon, and Justin Silverman) are out of the Nerd Room and into your ear-holes. They chat about their lives and the stuff they love: movies, games, and making videos. You'll also hear about behind-the-scenes antics, anecdotes about being long-time YouTubers, and a ton of obscure pop-culture crap. It's the off-the-cuff banter from Rental Reviews mixed with an AVGN panel, every Tuesday! Our clip comes from just back around the corner - this past September - in an episode entitled, "Wy Do We Destroy Video Games?, Bigfoot, and Re-Editing Star Wars". Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn & Reza Hosted by actor Rainn Wilson and scholar Reza Aslan, Metaphysical Milkshake is a weekly soundcast where they go deep, get weird…and search for the meaning of life along the way. Every week the co-hosts guide you through conversations about Life's Big Questions. And a clip from just last month, they pose one such query to their guest, Grammy-winning musician Jason Isbell, asking him, "Where Does Music Come From?" I believe that's a pretty decent selection of audio from other peoples' soundcasts. I do enjoy listening to other people have conversations about all sorts of things. Were it not for being involved with this particular soundcast for the number of years that I have, I don't know if I would have ever heard the variety or sheer amount of other peoples conversations. I do have soundcasts that I listen to regularly, meaning that I will hear every episode they post as soon as possible after they post and I feel very fortunate to be able to do so. I think it has made me a better listener in general somehow… perhaps it functions the same way practicing anything theoretically is supposed to…I really don't know. Anyway, next week Marc Hershon will be back with more content in Epi276 and I will should be back the week after that if that is indeed what the future has in store for me. I am still making videogaming content for my YouTube channel which you can find by searching my name "Tyson Saner" in YouTube or you can go to www.tysonsaner.com to find a direct link to my channel as well as to various other entertainment endeavors I have been a part of in my improbably fortunate existence. Thank you for listening, be decent to each other, and if anyone asks you if you have heard anything interesting recently and that thing happens to be any of the content in this episode, won't you please pass the Succotash? — Tyson Saner
In this episode, Stryker talks about his last 7 days being more active than the previous 1.5 years combined, 3 big concerts in 5 days. From Dave Grohl to System of a Down and KORN to The Rolling Stones. Stryker welcomes 8x Grammy winner Finneas to the Tuna on Toast studio for a very fun audio ride. They discuss his new album called Optimist including the song called "What They'll Say About Us" which was inspired by the story of Amanda Kloots and her husband Nick Cordero. Nick was an actor and performer who sadly passed away from Covid. The guys also talk about everything from the feeling of being on top, to what the future holds at 50 years old, and, could there be a day when Billie records an album without Finneas. Finneas discusses what he looks for in an artist and what it was like working with Hanz Zimmer and Johnny Marr creating music for the 007 soundtrack. This episode is filled with many more stories that will inspire and enthuse, sit back and enjoy the very talented Finneas on Tuna on Toast.
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The Global Supply Chain Is A Mess One of the continuing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the disruption of supply chains. The global supply chain is slowing down at a time when demand is high. The Takeaway spoke to Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic, about the complex issues causing shortages on store shelves and slowdowns in services. Are Toys Becoming More Gender Neutral? Last week, LEGO — the world's largest toy maker — announced it would make its toys more gender neutral. And earlier this month, the state of California passed a law requiring large retailers to display toys and childcare items in gender-neutral ways. All of this comes as the debate intensifies over whether toys create and perpetuate gender stereotypes. We spoke with Elizabeth Sweet, assistant professor of sociology at San Jose State University to look at both developments, the history of gendered toys, the push to make toys more gender neutral, and more. Terence Blanchard is First Black Composer at Metropolitan Opera House Terence Blanchard joined today's show.You may already be familiar with Terence Blanchard as a 6-time Grammy winner, jazz trumpet player and composer of over 40 film scores, earning him a BAFTA and Academy Award nominee for Best Original Score for Spike Lee's 2018 film, BlacKkKlansman. Blanchard also happens to write operas. He composed Fire Shut Up in My Bones, based on Charles Blow's memoir of the same title, and it is the first opera by a Black composer to be housed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. For transcripts, see individual segment pages.
Access patron-only shows. Music: “Laetatus Sum” Vivaldi’s Motet (RV 607) performed by the Grammy award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus and Voices of Music. Recording from the Berkeley Early Music Festival, June 2018. The San Francisco Girls Chorus directed by Valérie Sainte-Agathe; Voices of Music directed by Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler. SFGC: https://www.sfgirlschorus.org […]
We waste countless hundreds of hours sitting through boring, sleepy, and hastily-prepared presentations. This episode serves as a warning to would-be public speakers. If we are annoyed by these pitch mistakes, the rest of your audience is also.In this episode:· Stop reading your slides!· Less is more when it comes to public speaking· Short presentations force you to prepare more· Why you must nail the first minute of your speech· Why Adele restarted her performance at the Grammy's· How to leave people with a compelling call to action
My guest on this episode is music industry veteran, Jay Gilbert. Jay wears a lot of hats. He's a musician, photographer, marketer, speaker, and music executive. Jay has worked as a creative consultant to many record companies and artists. He hosts The Music Biz Weekly Podcast, is a Co-founder of Label Logic, and runs the weekly music newsletter Your Morning Coffee.Label Logic helps artists, managers, and labels grow their audience and optimize their presence across all platforms. Jay's newsletter is curated to give a weekly snapshot of the new music business. It's everything you need to know, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.I talk with Jay about his shift to being a content creator. We talk about life as a musician, working in the music industry, and being a photographer. We also talk about his management company, and his advice for creators wanting to build their audience. Jay also shares some behind the scenes stories, and much more.In this episode, you'll learn: Simple hacks to grow your newsletter Defining and reaching your target audience Low-budget tricks to instantly add new subscribers Jay's #1 metric for becoming a successful creator Links & Resources ConvertKit Ben Barnes People Jeff Moscow Travis Tritt Ali Abdaal ConvertKit's Creator Sessions Music Connect (MRC) Chartmetric Viberate Soundcharts Pollstar Cherie Hu Amber Horsburgh Glenn Peoples Bobby Owsinski Bruce Houghton Hypebot Sound & Vision Music Technology Policy Nancy Wilson Roblox Jay Gilbert's Links Follow Jay on Twitter Your Morning Coffee newsletter Ben Barnes 11:11 on People.com JayGilbert.net Label Logic The Music Biz Weekly Podcast Episode Transcript[00:00:00] Jay:The harder I work, the luckier I get. You make your own luck. You see these people, and you're like, “Wow, that guy just blew up on TikTok or, Twitch, or on Spotify, or Apple Music!” Sometimes that happens. Not very often, and it usually it's a lot of hard work.[00:00:26] Nathan:In this episode, I talk to Jay Gilbert. Jay's a music industry veteran. He's been at it for a very long time. What I love is that he's also made this shift into being a content creator, as well as being a musician and a photographer. So many incredible things. He's got this newsletter about the music industry called Your Morning Coffee, and he's grown into over 15,000 subscribers.It's the thing that everyone in the music industry is reading every Friday morning. We talk about how he grew that, his passion for the music industry, how the industry has shifted, what's working, what's not. He also runs a management company called Label Logic where they're partnering with, artists and managers, and doing these album releases, and so much else.He's got all these behind the scenes stories, and a lot of advice that is not only for the music industry, but also for any creator looking to build an audience, and endure long enough to get noticed, and to build a brand and everything else. It's really good towards the end.I also sneak in some selfish questions about what would he do to grow ConvertKit; what's his advice for ConvertKit entering the music industry.Jay, welcome to the show.[00:01:39] Jay:Hey, thanks for having me, Nathan. Good morning.[00:01:41] Nathan:Good morning.We'll dive into some of your background, what you're working on now, but you actually had a pretty big project launch today.What did you launch today?[00:01:54] Jay:Well, when you launch a big project, sometimes it's like a wedding. You have all this planning, planning, planning, and then boom, there it is. It was pretty exciting this morning. We've had to keep quiet about this project. It's Ben Barnes, who is a pretty famous actor, but most people don't know he's a brilliant singer songwriter and pianist.We've recorded this really great record. We've got some amazing videos, given his relationships in that area. They're quite special. We launched a window of exclusivity this morning with People Magazine.So, if you go to People.com, you'll see. the video is debuting. It's pretty special, and we're really excited about it. It gets released tomorrow. The song's called 11:11, by Ben Barnes. It's pretty cool. I think you'll dig it.[00:02:53] Nathan:Nice. Yeah. If anyone doesn't recognize the name, Ben Barnes, he plays Prince Caspian. I've been a fan of the Narnia series and all that for a long time. I think my kids actually just rewatched Prince Caspian two weeks ago.[00:03:09] Jay:Have you seen shadow and bone yet?You got to check out shadow and bone. My, my wife and I binged watched it. And he's, he's brilliant in that, but it's a really cool series.[00:03:21] Nathan:Nice. Okay. So maybe with that, of like a snapshot of, of what you just launched, Let's talk about, a little bit about, logic[00:03:32] Jay:Sure.[00:03:33] Nathan:You know, what types of projects you do. And then we can go back to like the road to get.[00:03:38] Jay:Yeah, well, Label Logic was born out of my partner, Jeff Moscow, and I working in the major label ecosystem for years and years. And we finally got to a point where we were meeting one day for coffee and said, you know, we started our own.So we both worked at universal for a long time. He was there 20 years.I was there 18 years. I worked at Warner music, for five years managing Amazon's business for we at ADA, globally, which was fantastic. but we decided to do our own things. It's about seven years ago, give or take,[00:04:16] Nathan:Yeah.[00:04:17] Jay:We started talking to. Some clients that we had at universal and we sort of became the label infrastructure for some management companies.One of our long-term clients and friends is doc McGee, who you might know, manages kiss. And he managed, you know, Motley, Crue and Bon Jovi and Diana Ross and the Supremes. Anyway, doc is a mentor, a friend and a client. And we came in and one of our first projects was working with him and his stable of artists.And what was exciting about that is that you'd have some artists that were new developing artists. They're never played live before all the way to people filling up arenas. And so the release cycles would change out and it was very dynamic and very exciting. So. That's what Label Logic is all about. We typically are sort of the label infrastructure, for managers, some artists, you know, we also work with some labels and distributors.I think one of our most exciting projects was taking and creating this thing called resilience music Alliance, with the principals there and they signed the artists. We did, you know, the marketing and digital strategy and help them get all the planes flying in formation. And w you know, we won a Grammy last year, so it was really exciting just going from zero to 60, you know, just building something with your own two hands.[00:05:46] Nathan:Yeah. So what is the, for someone who's outside the music industry and they're like this. Just magic. Somehow you find artists and then somehow that goes all the way through to your album releases. When he grabbed me, things like that, like, what are the specific things that, that you're helping out on and playing in?What, what's your role there?[00:06:06] Jay:Yeah, good question. It really is the unsexy nuts and bolts things about setting up a release, everything from securing ISRC codes to shooting the album cover to making sure the, the album is recorded and delivered on time. It's all the creative surrounding it. You know, all of the banners and videos and press release and bio, and there's so much of this to do.That we organize it all. And then we help, excuse me with partners. You may need a publicist. You may need somebody to work sync licensing. You may need somebody for March, right? There are all these different things that you need to do. And we basically, we like to say that we're planners, but we're also problem solvers because every single project is different and has different needs.We recently launched a new album by Travis Tritt. Fantastic record. His team is button. They are experienced. So we took on really more of a, more of a planning role putting together the marketing plans. But then we have some artists that have never released music before. So it's a little more handholding, you know, all those certain things, because it's not about gaming the system today.It's really more about optimization. People always come to us and they say, well, I got to get on this plane. or I want my YouTube numbers to be up and we have t-shirts printed that say a playlist is not a marketing plan, right. Because our playlist important. Sure. They are, but that's down the road.There's so much to do before that. And really when I talk about optimization, when it comes to YouTube or DSPs like Spotify, apple music, Pandora, Deezer, it's not about gaming the system. It's about optimum. Right. And when you do that optimization, whether it's with your website, DSPs, press, any of that good things typically happen.[00:08:02] Nathan:What's an example of some of that optimization that, works rather than, you know, maybe what people are latching onto is is a magic bullet.[00:08:12] Jay:Yeah, couple of obvious ones. Let's take YouTube and Spotify, Spotify, because you can do more with Spotify than any other DSP. As far as you can change out your image, your banner image, your, your avatar, your artist image. You can add, I think 140 images. to your profile, you can put your social links, you can put your bio, there's, all these things that you can do that you can't do.Other places, not all of them.[00:08:38] Nathan:Yeah.[00:08:38] Jay:So, you know, you'd be surprised how many times we'll go look at somebody's Spotify profile and it's an old image and there's somebody in the photo that's not even in the band anymore, or it's just, it's just dated. And you look at the bio and it's, it's dated one of the first places we look, is someone's Spotify profile.Is it updated? YouTube is a really great example. Optimizing for YouTube is so easy and yet a lot of artists miss it. YouTube is not just a place to go drop your music. YouTube is something that, you know, through their community, through your, your artist page. So many things that you can do with that, the common mistakes we see is an obvious one.You know, the name of the videos should be artists titled. Artists title version, and they're mixed up and they're all over the place you want to optimize for that search, right? You want to, for example, the thumbnail, sometimes you go in and look at people's videos and there's literally a picture of somebody blinking is the cover of the video.[00:09:44] Nathan:Right. Cause this is what will, what YouTube selected randomly.[00:09:47] Jay:Yeah. And, and as you know, you can, they'll give you like three or four choices and you can pick one of those, but you can upload any image you want to be on though. And so we have actually a deck that we put together on YouTube and we show these examples of like, here's Lizzo and look at this. It's perfect.It's a beautiful photo of her. And it's, and then you look at the description, you know, is there a smart URL in there? You know, so. I don't recommend people put Spotify, apple, Pandora, Deezer, Amazon music, just put a smart URL in there. Have somebody click on that and then they can choose the platform, whether it was.Downloads, probably not physical, digital, YouTube website, all of that stuff. It's so easy to do. And then also in that description, anything that somebody might care about, who, who shot it, who produced it? Show me the lyrics, you know, give me put all that information in there. So it's, it's searchable. there that's, those are a couple of simple examples of optimization.[00:10:44] Nathan:Yeah. You know, it's interesting. one of the earlier guests that have the show, his name's Ali doll, and he's a YouTuber and he's got 2 million subscribers who's channel and he's just built this incredible, business. And I always think about YouTube as like him optimizing, you know, video like thumbnails and all of those details.Like obviously Lizzo is doing the same thing or really her team is doing that. Right. But it's, it's the exact same. game just in two different industries.[00:11:13] Jay:Yeah, it is. And another way to optimize YouTube, for example, and you can watch what you know, Justin Bieber's doing, and you can learn a lot from those things. one of my favorite writers and marketers is Amber Horsburgh and she did kind of a breakdown of. Some of these marketing campaigns, including Justin Bieber.And one of the things that you see is something we stress all the time. YouTube optimization. You don't just post your concept video or whatever your music video, you still have like five videos, six videos, meaning, you know, you want to have that concept video, but you also may want to lyric video. You may want a stripped down video.You may want a live video, right? there's so many like a pseudo video. It goes by a bunch of different names, but I know you've seen these where it's just the album art. And the audio bed. And sometimes people look at those and go, well, why that's not a video? Why is that on YouTube? Well, that's because YouTube is the number one destination to listen to music.It's not Spotify. Right? It's, it's YouTube people create playlists from those, you know? so it's really important to. Optimized for all of these platforms. And that, that means socials, you know, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, as well as the DSPs, as well as all of these. And again, it's not gaming the system.The problem we run into sometimes is people will come to us and they'll say, oh, well, you know, I, I bought these spins or I bought these lights. Well, now you're in trouble because number one, you can get pulled off of Spotify, right? in January 750,000 tracks were pulled off of Spotify for using bots and spin farms.Right. So[00:13:05] Nathan:Quickly,[00:13:06] Jay:Very careful[00:13:07] Nathan:Someone spinning up a whole bunch of computers and bots to go listen to the song on Spotify to be like, look, I now have a million plays.[00:13:17] Jay:Right?[00:13:18] Nathan:Um[00:13:18] Jay:Yeah. But they're not real, right.[00:13:20] Nathan:Yeah. Okay. I I've definitely seen that on Instagram, Twitter. But like, yeah, it makes sense that, that it exists on[00:13:28] Jay:Yeah[00:13:29] Nathan:First thing that you look at when, when I, like, when we're looking to book an artist for a creator sessions or, or some, one of our other projects, you know, you're, you're, it's that first source of credibility of like, oh, wow.That has two to 2 million plays this. Person's getting a lot of traction.[00:13:44] Jay:But what we look at instead of looking at those numbers, we look at engagement and when you look at engagement, sometimes you see the audience grow and that's going up, up, up. But if you don't see the engagement growing along with it, Then you know, that those aren't real people, because when you use bots and spin farms to Jack up these numbers, yes, it's dangerous because it can get you in trouble, but it screws with all of your, data, which is so important, right?The, what you really want. is Engagement. You want people to like, yeah, you want people to follow, but you want people to listen, share comment. That's real engagement, man. You get that. Uh that's that's the prize.[00:14:29] Nathan:Yeah. So let's go back. as you're getting into music, what, like, in the, in the early days, what was the hook for you? What, what brought you to the whole industry?[00:14:39] Jay:Oh, my gosh. Well, my, my family's musical, you know, my brother, you know, he's a Writer record producer, graphic design artists. my mom played piano. My grandfather played sax and big band. You know, I started a little high school band and ended up, you know, touring in bands and playing, writing, recording. So I kind of got to know how the sausage was made and, and I loved working in record stores.I worked for an indie record store. I worked for tower records for five years. There's so much fun.Um and[00:15:08] Nathan:Been in the industry.[00:15:09] Jay:Yeah, I've always been in music and, working at universal was just such a joy. learned so much. yeah, I've always been surrounded by, by music ever since I was little kid.[00:15:21] Nathan:What's something as a,[00:15:24] Jay:Oh[00:15:25] Nathan:If you're talking to an outsider, maybe a common misconception they have, know, someone who's a fan of music then you're like, oh, this is actually how it works that you find yourself explaining or,[00:15:37] Jay:Oh, my gosh, we could talk for days.[00:15:39] Nathan:Yeah.[00:15:40] Jay:I wish people understood that the harder I work, the luckier, I get, you make your own luck. You know, you see these people and you're like, wow, that guy just blew up on TikTok or, you know, Twitch or on Spotify or apple music. Sometimes that happens not very often.And it usually it's a lot of hard work, you know? I asked an ANR person before the. You know, how do you choose who you signed to your label today with all of this data? And he said the same way. I always do. I look for that line up around the block for people to see him play, right? So it's, it's a new music business and we can now see with all this data what's going on.But I think the common misconception is there's a similar. There isn't a silver bullet, you know, it's, it's a lot of hard work and it's a lot of finding your tribe. And I say that a lot because you need to find your audience. I talk to people all the time about finding that audience and they think they know who their audience is.If you talk to any manager, artists, they, they they'll have a sense. Like, well, my demo, my artists or my, my fan base, I mean is 25 year old. But there are three audiences, right? There's one sales streams and downloads. So the commerce side to the butts in the seats. So when you're touring, who's actually out in the crowd, right.And then three, you know, kind of the social side of it. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, those three audiences, rarely aligned completely. And there's always something to learn. I was talking to an artist recently who thought that. Their crowd was 25 year old, females, because that's who they saw in the crowd.But if you look at the other data, that's not who's quote unquote consuming their music. So there are a lot of misconceptions, but, I heard this really great line about data and analytics. It's like a lamppost. You can use it to aluminate or you can use it to lean on. And most people use it to lean on, like, see, I told you that's, that's what I thought my data is.But really, if you go in and look at all this, analytics, you'll find that there's always something you can learn in there about your audience and how to reach your audience.[00:17:57] Nathan:I like that because I catch myself doing that of like, Let me go dig for the data that proves the point thatI already my existing worldview and that they were having that debate. Yeah. See, this is what proves it. And you can go back and, and[00:18:14] Jay:Right[00:18:15] Nathan:The data say almost whatever you want.If you come at it with that[00:18:18] Jay:Yeah, absolutely. And today there's so many great places to find data like real great data. Like for example, you know, it used to be called SoundScan right now. It's called MRC connect. Same thing. You can get real numbers for sales, streams, and downloads. That is so helpful. And you can see data from previous releases and kind of get a sense of that.There are these great platforms like chart, metric and vibrate and sound charts, where you can go in and see what playlist was I added to which ones, where I dropped off of what position was I in? How many times was it skipped? You know, there's so many great data platforms out there, but it's almost like there's too much, you know, you need to kind of focus on what, what do you want to do?You know, some people want to route a tour, So that's really easy. You can kind of see what markets you're over-performing in. You can download data from Pollstar and see if you played in those markets before, you know, how did you perform? So we're really big on data, but you kind of have to look at it carefully and decide what you're trying to learn from it.If that makes sense.[00:19:30] Nathan:How do you think about the intersection, between the different platforms? Like, if you're actually say we're promoting it to her or, a new album release or something like that, what are you recommending as far as where artists build, you know, build their audience. and then, yeah. How do you think about the intersection when it actually comes time to drive?[00:19:49] Jay:Yeah. And that's, that's a great question because it's so different for every artist in every release, right? So you kind of have to look where, where is my. You know, they may, maybe they're still buying physical. Maybe you're a jazz artist and that's a, still a, an album format. So you want to look at Amazon.You want to look at places, indie retail, where people are buying the full album and they want to experience that way. then you look at maybe EDM or country, every kind of genre and mood has its own nuances. I think it's really important to find out who your audience is, what their behaviors are. And then a real simple thing is when it comes to social media, so many artists today, they have so many choices and it's not just writing and recording and touring.Now they got a post on socials and create videos and comment. I mean, it's so much, so what we tell people is take a step back. What are you killing? Yeah, right. And a lot of them it's Instagram, right? Some of them it's TikTok focus on that. You don't have to be all things to all people, you know, find out where that crowd is, where your audience is and really work that, and then kind of grow it from there.And hopefully you'll get to a point, like we were talking about Lizzo, where you have a team surrounding you that can attack all those different platforms.[00:21:16] Nathan:Yeah, think there's a tendency. I see this in founders and entrepreneurs and marketers, like all across the board. I've, we're so used to failing at things like trying things and failing. They like tried this didn't work and in order to continue to be a founder or a marketer and you have to try the next thing tried that didn't work tried that didn't work, this, it worked.[00:21:38] Jay:Yeah[00:21:39] Nathan:So then I tried this and it didn't work and this, and it didn't work. And you're like, hold on. But what about the thing that did work and, you know, we move on so quickly and we see like every case study of[00:21:49] Jay:Yeah. And it's so different per artists. So the thing that you just described as spot on, but let's say we did that for Ben Barnes. Well, our next artist, we got to start from scratch because the things that worked for Ben probably aren't going to work for Travis Tritt. There they're totally different animals.So I love trying things. I love trying new platforms and, you know, there are a handful of things that really work across everything. And so you kind of start with those in your marketing plan, like. Tools is bands in town. Now everybody knows bands in town. It's got like 55 million people have this app on their phone and it says, Hey, Nathan, you know, the accidentals are coming to your town in a couple of weeks and you're like, oh cool.And then you can buy your ticket and stuff. They look at your music library, but what a lot of people don't know is that you can go in there and look at how many people are attracting. Right. And usually it's thousands. You know, you look at these artists, they don't even know they have thousands of trackers and bands in town.Well, you can reach out to them for free and say, Hey, I've got a new release coming out. or I'm going to be in a, there's a tour and I'm going to be in your area. But what's really exciting about bands in town is that I can look at like competitive artists fan bases. So if I know that my artists. You know, then maybe there, they would appeal to the Chainsmokers crowd.I, for 5 cents an email, I can target them and say, Hey, you guys dig the chain smokers. You, you might dig this too. So there are a lot of little platforms like that, like you were talking about, which is so important. You got to try. All the time. And you know, as Paul Stanley said, the road to success, isn't from here to success.It's failure, failure, failure, failure, success.[00:23:37] Nathan:Yeah, for sure. Are there any trends going on in the music industry now that concern you things where like, as, as you've watched it develop, you're like, I'm not sure where this is headed and I'm not sure that it's going to be good for the artists. Good for the fans and any of those things.[00:23:51] Jay:Not a lot. I think it's, it's changed while we've been having this conversation. The music business is evolving so quickly and you know, I do a weekly podcast and newsletter for the music industry and we break down the stories every week and it's so fascinating to me. How quickly it's evolving. And, you know, for example, you see companies like hypnosis and primary wave and BMG buying up all of these rights.And you're wondering like, well, they're paying these huge multiples what's going on here. And some of these heritage artists are getting hundreds of millions of dollars. And then in the last couple of weeks, you've really seen these stories about interpolation. Coming out, meaning that instead of using a sample, they're just using the melody of a Olivia Newton, John or Taylor swift song in a new song.And it, no one's getting sued because they're crediting the writers and they're paying the publishing and you may find two or three interpolations in one song. Olivia Rodriguez recently, there's so many. Of these things that are evolving so quickly, TikTok, it just blows my mind sometimes how fast you can gain an audience there, but it's one of the hardest platforms to gain real engagement.So you can gain those numbers, but how do you hold onto them? It reminds me of some of these artists that are on these talent shows, you know, American idol, the voice America's got talent, whatever you got to grab that audience. Once they're off that show, you have to engage them quickly or it's gone. cause you'll have huge numbers from being on those shows.But if you don't engage with that crowd and keep them interested in, you'll still have those big numbers of YouTube subscribers and followers. But the engagement just drops right off the cliff. So as far as the trends that concern me, I think the biggest thing we touched on, you know, people who try to buy likes, follows spins.I just, I think that's horrible and it's so dangerous for their career. we always tell people. We manage 20 careers. you're, you're managing one yours. You need to take that really seriously. And, we, we advise against trying to game the system. I have a friend of mine who's really big in SEO search engine optimization and, he's very good at it.And he always tells me. These people come to me and they've messed with their website, for example, to get it to come up in search. And he laughs and he says, look, Google's got, Google has like 200 highly trained engineers working on this stuff. And you think you're going to trick them with your little, you know, metadata trick, you know, maybe for 10 minutes, but it's always best to have a plan, have a marketing plan.Optimize for everything. you do that and avoid some of these pitfalls. Yeah. Those are the things that concerned me. It's just people trying to, find a shortcut.[00:26:58] Nathan:Yeah, that makes sense. you dropped a bunch of things in there that I, I want to talk about and dive into, but maybe starting with the music back catalogs that are being purchased, those rights, I'm always super curious about things like that, because. You know, as a creator, you're working on things that feel like they're in the moment.And I have a few friends who are successful authors who are pretty prolific, like they'll write a book year, a book every other year. one friend said like, basically like putting out annuities where you have this, this thing and add you as you add to your catalog. It just. Let's say this book is going to sell $50,000 worth copies its long tail every year.Like clockwork, time you come out with a new one, it adds that there's another 50,000 a year, plus it gives it a little bump. And so you see creators who are these big spikes, and then that's kind of it. You also see creators who are continually adding to the back.[00:27:54] Jay:Yeah.[00:27:55] Nathan:Like explain more for anyone who doesn't understand on the music side, why these catalogs are so valuable and why, you know, people are paying[00:28:04] Jay:Yeah.[00:28:04] Nathan:Of millions, hundreds of[00:28:05] Jay:Yeah Well, it's just math at this point. What's happened is with streaming. Now there's some predictable. There's some planning involved. So if you have a catalog, you know, you look at like Stevie Nicks sold hers, or at least a big portion of it. And Bob Dylan, there's a predictability now that there wasn't before on how much revenue that's going to generate on, on two sides, one the publishing, right?For the, for the songwriters and then the master, you know, so with that predictability comes, some of them are just banging. You know, they come in there and they say, okay, this catalog is worth this much money. And this is how much it makes over a year. Let's say it makes a hundred thousand dollars a year.Well, we're going to pay you for 10 years or 20 years worth and cut you a check right now. So we call those multiples and some of these companies are paying super high multiples and almost jacking up the price. It's kind of a land grab in some respects. So. It really doesn't help a new developing artist a lot right now.But if you've co-written songs with people and you've got music out there, There, there is money to be had there. If you want that big payoff, some people are selling off their publishing. Some people are selling it off for a term. Some people are selling their masters off and it makes sense for somebody let's say Stevie Nicks, cause she's in her seventies.Now it's a state planning and she can, you know, get all of that money and help her family and whatever. So I'm not necessarily against. At all. but what I really love is watching how these companies are now going to exploit that catalog. And I mean that in the best possible way, exploited, how are they going to generate the right revenue?And that interpolations that I talked about a minute ago. That is one way, you know, there was a story last week, and they talked about primary wave having, you know, these writer's camp. And using their top 40 or 50 tracks that they have the rights to, and having these writers write songs surrounding those melodies.And again, those writers will be credited those writers and the publishers and all of that, but that's kind of the new trend too. So yeah[00:30:35] Nathan:Yeah that's fascinating. it'll be interesting to see how it keeps developing Another thing that you talked about a little bit is, uh your newsletter, which I want to get into, what, like so many people consume content, what was the thing that made you switch and say Hey, I want to be to be one of the, people on the creator side, commenting on the industry and building an audience[00:30:58] Jay:Yeah[00:30:58] Nathan:That's like, it feels like you've been more of a behind the scenes guy for a long time. And now there's a little bit of at least you're going to be a front of house for all the behind the scenes people.[00:31:11] Jay:Yeah, no, that's, that's a good point. I think what happened was I had left Warner music group and I was deciding do I want to start my own company. Do I want to go back working for a major? And I got this email from Sean Rakowski who used to be the head of sales for ADA. And all it was was about a dozen of.These songs and albums that he had found that were really good. And he was sharing it with a hundred people. So I called him up and I said, this is cool, but you know, why are you doing this? And he said, well, I'm kind of between jobs. I don't know where I'm going to go right now. And I just don't want people to forget me and the light bulb went on and I went, I'm going to do that.So I did something you're not supposed to do. And that is, I created an email and just basically sent it to a couple hundred people in my. my contacts, you're typically supposed to ask for permission, but I just decided, you know what, I'm just going to do this and what do I love Well I love music and technology.So I'll just do a recap, every week and what I knew at the time. was that People don't like to read. I love reading stories on technology and music, but not everybody does, but they want to know what's going on. So I put an image and then just a two, to three sentence blurb. So even if you don't read those top dozen stories in your morning coffee, you can read that little blurb and go, oh, okay.Well, this is going on. You know, here's some changes that here's some platforms that are coming up. This is what's going on with the music modernization act or NFTs or whatever. And. All of a sudden. It started to grow. And that little newsletter to a couple hundred people is now over 15,000 people and we have advertisers and now we have a weekly podcast, we've been doing for a year where we break down the stories.So I didn't have this grand plan of, I'm going to create this newsletter for the industry. And no, I just didn't want people to forget me while I was deciding. What my next career path was going to be, and it was a happy accident. I just stumbled into it. And then next thing you know, some of my favorite artists subscribed to it.Some of my favorite managers subscribed to it and they'll send me notes. What do you think about this? And then. The last thing I'll say on it is it wasn't intended for business. It wasn't intended for me to make money from, but what's happened is people will read your morning coffee and then they'll call me up and they'll go.I think I need to hire Label Logic to be my label infrastructure for this. And so it's brought us business, but that, wasn't what it was intended for originally.[00:33:43] Nathan:Yeah, it's fascinating how that worked. Cause you, you position yourself as the expert, the person with the pulse on the industry I mean, it's not even like a deliberate thing. You don't have to say that you just. Are the[00:33:56] Jay:Cool[00:33:57] Nathan:Sent, like sending out the content and people are like great, thanks for doing that.So I didn't have to go compile it from different sources. And, and you find that you have your own platform.[00:34:07] Jay:Yeah[00:34:07] Nathan:Some, what are some of the things that worked as far as, growing it, maybe deliberate things that you put in, beyond the, organic growth and sharing[00:34:17] Jay:Yeah, I think that, the thing that really helped us is really like, if you're a wedding photographer or a real estate agent, all of your business practically is word of mouth. And a lot of the growth that we have for your morning coffee comes from people just getting it, and forwarding it to their staff, you know, I'm saying, Hey, have you seen this?And that's where we've seen that growth.I think the things that I did that really. helped Keeping it to those blurbs and not trying and having that image. People are very visual. I've seen other newsletters that are just a mountain of text.[00:34:53] Nathan:Yeah[00:34:53] Jay:Not many people are going to dig through that. So I wanted to make it.Very accessible to somebody who's really busy at an airport. They can just look at it on their device and and get a sense of what's going on. The other thing that, again, by accident, I started reaching out to some of these writers, like you had mentioned earlier, speaking with Sherry who, I reached out to Sherry, you know, I've had her on the podcast, we've had conversations.I have a great deal of respect for her in her writing people like, You know, Amber horsepower. I mentioned, Glen peoples, Bobby O Sinskey, you know, Bruce Hoten over at Hypebot. After a while I started developing these conversations in relationships and I would be on their Podcast. They would be on mine.I would write articles for Hypebot Hypebot would promote your morning coffee of the newsletter, a very symbiotic kind of relationship with all of these writers. And the level of debate and the level of communication has just enriched my life. Having these conversations with people, you know, like Amber and Glen peoples and saying, well, what do you think of this?I dunno, what do you think of this? You know, for example, I, I met this really smart young marketer, Maddie Elise, who runs her own company and she was doing some really great analysis on bots and spin farms. Like how can you tell if you've been bonded and we got into these conversations and she posted some really great articles online.I put them in your morning coffee. It's been a wild ride, but it's, it was unexpected that I would have these conversations.[00:36:36] Nathan:Well, It's amazing how Yeah. Like in any industry, Like working in sales, the music industry has all connections and relationships.[00:36:45] Jay:Yes[00:36:46] Nathan:Could spend forever people one on one Hey I'm I'm coming to your city I'm in LA I'm in Nashville I'm in Atlanta Like now we're in a you know like trying to get one connection into the next and coffee and everything else to try to build up that now. Or you can kind of take take a step back and say, all just going to start a newsletter and then get like, thousands and then people that follow it. And then[00:37:10] Jay:Yeah[00:37:11] Nathan:You would like really slowly be like working up relationships to get to the point that you've talked to is like oh, Hey, I wrote this thing.Would you mind throwing it in the newsletter And like,[00:37:22] Jay:Yeah[00:37:23] Nathan:Also come on on my podcast, let's chat. And it's just this shortcut to relationships and amazing.[00:37:27] Jay:Yes, absolutely. And I'm a big fan of networking, music business association conference, one of the best on the planet. You know, you go there. The, the great meetings are the ones, while you're waiting in line at Starbucks, you know, you meet all of these people. And it's then like at the last music business association conference, I was standing in line talking to some publicists.Well, publicists are so great because they're on the pulse of everything. There are people like, you know, over at shore fire or the great team at rock paper, scissors who matches technology and music in their publicity campaign. And now they're sending things to me. Hey, have you heard about this new platform?Hey, you might want to interview this person because they've got this new thing. And so it, it becomes this thing, but you had mentioned like sitting down and having coffee with people. That's what I did with Amber Horsburgh I've. I read some of her deep cuts, things that she has online. She has done marketing at a high level.My partner, Jeff and I have done marketing at a high level. We called her up, met at the one-on-one coffee shop and just had an amazing.Chat, as you know, when you sit down with somebody who's enthusiastic about the same things you are, whether it's music, sports, whatever, you can talk all day. Right. And I love meeting these people and that's kind of how, like the, your morning coffee Podcast.My, my cohost is Mike Etchart, who did sound envisioned radio. He and I can sit and talk for hours about. This, these stories. So every week we do the podcast, we record it Sunday morning at nine 30 and it goes live on Mondays. We talk for a half hour to an hour before we hit record. We just sit there and, oh my gosh.Did you see that documentary on 1971? No. Hey, have you heard that new record by, you know, Ben Barnes, whatever it is. And because we have such a passion for it. And I think that comes out in the newsletter. It's not a dry kind of thing. and the last thing I'll say on that is the other side, these relationships I've developed are like with attorneys who write stories.There's this one guy, Chris castle, who has a website called music technology policy. And I. You know, put some of his great articles in your morning coffee, cause they're really smart ass, you know, sassy stuff and had him on the podcast. And now I'll call him up from time to time, you know, like what do you think of this?And it's just, this whole kind of network is it's really.[00:40:02] Nathan:Yeah, that's amazing. Is there a favorite moment or something like that, where, uh or opportunity that the newsletter has created for you? Like, we talked about a lot of connections and stuff like that, but one where, you know, you're like, Oh wow, this is, this is a fantastic opportunity that wouldn't have come.If I hadn't built it.[00:40:20] Jay:Oh my gosh, so many of them, but I'll tell you, at a high level, getting to speak to people that I admire respect that that's thrilling. But one great example recently was for our one-year anniversary of the, your morning coffee Podcast. we had Nancy Wilson from heart on and did an hour long interview with her.Now I grew up in. I grew up on heart, Nancy and I shopped at the same record stores. I saw them play live many, many times, huge fan. so that was pretty cool and knowing her as well as I do her career, her music, all of that. Mike and I had an amazing, interview with her and that's something that we just wouldn't have had, without this via.[00:41:10] Nathan:Yeah, that, that kind of thing is so fun of like, almost getting to have a conversation, you know, as peers and all of that with someone that you're like[00:41:21] Jay:Yeah.[00:41:22] Nathan:However many years ago would be freaking out Right. now[00:41:25] Jay:Right. I was in the, I was in the crowd, right. Cheering along, and now we're having a conversation about things and that's probably the most thrilling part of your morning coffee. The newsletter and Podcast is the level of debate. The level of people that will call me and say, I disagreed with that piece.Or I'd like to write an op ed or, you know, Th that's pretty thrilling because look like we said, this music industry's changed while we've been on this call. So if you want to keep up with it, you can follow some of these great, writers. And, you know, you mentioned Sherry who, you know her, I subscribed to her Patrion.I love the research that she does. And I've learned so much from that. But if you don't want to read everything by all of these marketers, then there are. Vehicles like your morning coffee, where you get it for free every Friday, you just glance at it and get a sense of what's going on. And then if there's, there's something that really interests you, you click on it and you can read deeper.[00:42:28] Nathan:Yeah. Yep. I like that. Um what are some of the things that you're looking to do next for your morning coffee of how to, how to grow it further? What's sort of the milestone.[00:42:37] Jay:Yeah, we're I really want to grow it. and we're looking at, you know, networks that we could be a part of. we've got advertisers now, which is nice. you know, we're not going to get rich from it, but it's nice that we have, and we can pick and choose, you know, who those advertisers are. We're not going to advertise for baked beans.We have some really great digital music sponsors my goal. Two things. One, I really want to grow the audience. I'm thrilled with the growth that we've had. and the quality cause I use MailChimp. So I can go in there just like constant contact or any of these other great platforms. And I can see who's who's subscribing which ones they opening, you know, what are they clicking through?What device are they on? And I love it when people who I admire and respect are. And I want to grow that as well. So grow it, grow the quality of it and, you know, just continue to build that audience.[00:43:39] Nathan:Are there specific activities that you're thinking of to grow it where you're like, oh, this was working. So I'm going to do more of that, whether it's ads or promotions or, any of those things[00:43:49] Jay:Yeah, I, it sounds pedantic, but we always say you do more of what's working and less of what doesn't And I know that sounds silly, but we do that with every platform. You look at YouTube or you look at your socials and go, wow, that post really over-performed, Well do more of things like that. And I'm looking at like with your morning coffee, there are certain articles that I just know are going to get high clicks.People love lists. You know, here are the seven things that Nathan thinks you should do. People love bullet point lists, but I try not to, do the cheap applause thing, I could do the whole thing full of that, but there also has to be something in there for you to eat your vegetables.There has to be a little bit of analysis. You know, the one that comes out tomorrow, there's a breakdown of, you know, the first half of the year versus the first half of last year. Not everybody wants to dig into the data like that. So I try to make. it You know, balanced that way. the other thing I'd like to do is partner with.Other people, for example, one of the reasons I have such a high, you know, viewership is the folks over at Hypebot every week they put my newsletter and Podcast in their newsletter that goes out to a lot of people. so they're, a great partner for us. We love, we love HighSpot, but if I can get more people, you know, you're standing on the shoulders of giants, so to speak, I would love to have, the.Orchard Ingrooves ADA, you know, Warner music group, Group use your morning coffee and send that out to their artists, labels, and managers, that sort of thing. That would be the next step.[00:45:33] Nathan:Yeah, that. makes sense. like those partnerships end up being so big. And I've seen that with a lot of newsletters where they're doing cross-promotions or they're saying,[00:45:42] Jay:Yeah.[00:45:43] Nathan:Hey do a takeover Where, like,[00:45:47] Jay:Right.[00:45:48] Nathan:You know, Jay's writing the entire newsletter for us this week. If you want to follow more of what he does, you know, and you need to this newsletter swap or a bunch of things.[00:45:57] Jay:Yeah, those takeovers are really important. I did one last week with symphonic distribution, I did a little Instagram takeover and immediately had, hundreds of new subscribers to the newsletter. we always tell people there's two reasons why nobody is buying or streaming your new release.One is they've never heard. of you Two they've heard of you, but they didn't know it was out. Those are two things that you can correct with proper marketing, touring advertising, those types of things. And it's the same with the newsletter is I need to get it in front of people because, every week I get a note from somebody like, oh, I just discovered your podcast, or I just discovered your, newsletter.You know, and I don't have big budgets to advertise, you know, put it in billboard magazine or, whatever. but that's my goal.[00:46:54] Nathan:Yeah I like it. some of my favorite podcasts interviews are Witten. The host starts asking really selfish questions like[00:47:02] Jay:Okay[00:47:03] Nathan:Direct advice that they want. So I'm going to do that now. So uh ConvertKit right So we're creating a marketing platform, email marketing platform for creators where Uh like quick context We're 70 people on the team[00:47:19] Jay:Wow[00:47:19] Nathan:Year in revenue, in like mostly in the blogger podcast or newsletter space, but then the last year has been this push into, into music. So we've got a whole range of artists from Leon bridges to Tim McGraw. we bought, a platform called fan bridge, at the beginning of this year, but we're like new to the spaceAnd so coming in. What advice would you give either to, you know, ConvertKit or to any of these, you know, I'm sure there's plenty of other players who are, trying to come into the music industry, really serve artists, be good citizens of the community. Like what advice would you give as far as how to grow, How to get more artists on the platform and[00:48:02] Jay:That's a great question. I think the first thing you do is you collaborate and we tell people all the time, if, when we're taking an artist in to meet with a digital service provider or a platform you listen first and you say, How can we partner? How can we collaborate? Not what can you do for me? So some of the obvious things, right, would be, the music business association, right?Portion, her team over there are phenomenal. You have conversations with them, you sponsor their events, you get involved in their live streams and that community. Right. I think that's, that's kind of where you start, as you become. A partner, you know, you collaborate, people who, all these people that you mentioned that have these great, you know, newsletters, whether it's, you know, Sherry who, or Amber Horsburgh or, you know, Bobby, Osinski, all of these things.You, you reach out to them as you're doing you partner with them, you see, like, how can we collaborate together? How can we work together? How can I help you to grow your audience? And once you become. Part of that network, part of that community. Let me back up. my old boss used to tell me, everybody wants to give you advice.Nobody wants to give you a job. So when you go to somebody, don't ask them for something, right? And this isn't directed at you. This is at the larger audience. Don't go in and say, Hey, I need this. Can you do this? For me? People are busy, right? They've got a thousand emails that they're, they need to respond to.But if you ask somebody for their advice, they're like, well, hold on a second. What was that? You need my advice. I'll give you my advice. I found, and I speak at colleges all the time and I mentor and I have interns. And one of the things I tell college students all the time is find someone who's doing what you want to do.Whether it's be an engineer, producer, tour, agent, whatever, find the people that are doing it, reach out to them and say, Hey Nathan, I'm a college student. Can I just get 15 minutes of your time? Chat. I need your guidance. I need your advice on something nine times out of 10, they'll say. Sure, absolutely. And that's at your fingertips right now.And as a company and as a platform, you need to let this community know what problems of theirs are you going to. You know, not your capabilities, not like the business speak while we're a full service platform that, you know, these KPIs and blah, blah, blah. No, it's gotta be, we're going to help you grow your audience by doing this, we're gonna help you, spend less money on your marketing and advertising by doing this, we're going to help you put more butts in the seats by doing this.If you can solve their problems and communicate that. quickly and easily, that's a challenge. but joining all of these, like, like music business association, You know, and going to these panels, like at music tectonics and some of those, that's where those people live and breathe. And, and let me just tie it up in a bow by saying that one of the things we did over the pandemic was we formed this artist management collective and there's, I don't know, give or take 25 managers and on any given zoom call, we'll have probably half of that.We, we talk about what, what publicist are you using now? What video editor are using now, you know, do you use it? Who, who should I call for a tour agent for Americana, you know, and we, we help each other, but we also will bring somebody on from TikTok or bring somebody on from roadblocks and tell us about your platform.You know, w how can you help these artists managers? So that's a long-winded way of saying there's no silver bullet, but. Those relationships, those, those conversations, then that word of mouth will spread and that'll help you build your platform.[00:52:06] Nathan:Yeah Well, I mean, it's exactly what we've been talking about of relationships in the community That's what all of this comes down to and and you know podcasts are especially big for that right Because we have to have conversations like this, and that's what you've seen on, on your Podcast.[00:52:24] Jay:Yeah[00:52:24] Nathan:Makes me wonder, do you think If you're talking to a newsletter creator?Who doesn't have a Podcast. What's the, message that you would say to them of, you know, you're like, Yeah. the Podcast has been good because of these things. Or are you like, what are you doing? Like start[00:52:43] Jay:Yeah[00:52:44] Nathan:Newsletter, go hand in hand. He got us started both. What, what do you think?[00:52:47] Jay:It depends. I think here's the thing. I was reading this article the other day, that the average Podcast, this is average, right? There's 850,000 podcasts out there, but the average one is seven episodes long. That's it. And reaches about 175. people That's an average thing. I mean, yeah. You've got the New York times daily that has a staff of 75 people and it's crazy.And then you've got the Joe Rogans of the world that have these huge audiences, but that's the outlier. That's an anomaly. So I tell people are you really in this? Do you really want to do this? And do you enjoy doing it? So I do, two to three podcasts. every week And I love it. I absolutely love the conversations.It's something. I have a passion for most of the newsletters that I read. There is a Podcast, you know, Sherry who has a podcast, Amber Horsburgh has a podcast. Mike Warner, has a great podcast. Then you look at how often do you want to do it? You know, like your morning coffee is every single week music biz, weekly that I co-host is every single week.You may not have the time to do that. So maybe you do one every two weeks or one every month. I'm a big fan of podcasts. I think that people go for walks, they exercise, they travel, they commute. They do a lot of things where they couldn't necessarily read a newsletter. And this is kind of, you're reading the newsletter to them.So it's so easy to get syndicated. But the only thing I would suggest for somebody who's going to start that is stand on the shoulders of giants with us. We partnered with Hypebot So immediately out of the gate, we've got an audience. We didn't have to start from zero So if you can partner with a brand or partner with another outlet to grow your audience, that's the way to go.[00:54:44] Nathan:Yeah. Yep. I like that. Some of that you said to kind of touched on the idea of longevity, you know, of the average Podcast being seven episodes long. sad, but not surprising, like[00:54:56] Jay:Yeah,[00:54:57] Nathan:What's your message to, creators about longevity. And it's both the artists you're working with, you're giving advice to those college students who hit you up for the 15 minutes of advice all the way through to those building an audience online, in a newsletter type environment[00:55:14] Jay:Yeah. That's a great question. I think the bottom line is you need to find what lights you. up And I tell, not just college students, but I tell professionals this all the time. What is that thing that you wake up in the morning and you just can't wait to do, and you'd do it for free. If you could, is it photography?Is it, it engineering or being a, you know, a manager, whatever it is. There's some There're things that are Personal to you that you love to do. And I always tell people, you have to do more of that. The money will come, but you have to add value first and then the money comes. You don't go looking for the money.That's a common mistake. A lot of people make, I I started your morning coffee without any expectation of any business, money, ads, anything, and it's just been a joy. And I look forward to doing. it Every single week, I've got it, like 90% ready to go. Cause it goes out at 4:00 AM on Friday. So tomorrow, I'll be up with my coffee and I'll hit that.Send button to those lists. that's not work to me. That's I can't wait to do that. And then Sunday morning, Mike Etchart and I are going to record the podcast. I can't wait to do that. So if you can find something in your jobI love coaching. I love teaching. I love working with developing artists and showing them what's worked in the past what hasn't workedand to your point earlier, trying a lot of different things See, see what's working. and What's not, you know, I think that's key because so many people are chasing the dollars and they're miserable. You know, find what lights you up.[00:56:53] Nathan:Yeah, cause chasing the dollars, especially cause they tend to take a long time to come. Any creative business is slow going. So, if you're looking at the dollars as the metric that's going to keep you going, then you are going to end up giving up after the seven episodes.[00:57:12] Jay:Yeah.[00:57:13] Nathan:Something in that[00:57:15] Jay:Yeah.[00:57:16] Nathan:I realized, we should start to wrap up, but I didn't even ask you about photography. That's a huge part of who you are as a creator. We don't have time to get into it a lot, but I just love to hear how photography intersects with the rest of your creative work.[00:57:31] Jay:I've been shooting since I was a teenager. What happened was I went to a concert. I shot it and the images didn't turn out well at all. And that put me on this quest of “Why don't my photos look like the ones in the magazine?”[00:57:45] Nathan:Yeah.[00:57:46] Jay:I got my own darkroom, started reading books. Long story short, I've been doing photography my entire life. I have a photo studio here. I've shot album covers from the Temptations, and John Wayne, and Rick Springfield, and many, many others. I absolutely love it. It's my creative outlet. I can go in on the weekends, shut the door, turn off the phone.My partner, Chris Schmidt and I, we do these shoots and we absolutely love it. It's also intersected with the business. So, photo shoots for clients. We've done videos for clients. It's a labor of love. It's like you find what lights you up. Photography lights me up. I would do it for free if I could.I absolutely love shooting live shows. I love shooting studio shoots. If you check out JayGilbert.net, you can see some of my work over the years. You'll see photos from shooting Van Halen in 1978, all the way to shooting stuff last week with the immediate family.So, thank you for bringing that up. I certainly have a passion for it, and I hope that your viewers and listeners know what their passion is. Even if they can't do it for a living, continue to do it. Life is short.[00:58:59] Nathan:Yeah, I love it. Well, I had a great time going through your whole collection over the years.[00:59:06] Jay:Thank you.[00:59:07] Nathan:There's some that are really, really fun.[00:59:10] Jay:Thank you.[00:59:11] Nathan:Listeners should definitely check that out. Where else should people go to subscribe to the newsletter? Listen to the podcast? All of that?[00:59:17] Jay:It's the easiest URL on the planet. It's YourMorning.coffee. You can sign up for the newsletter. It's free. You can sign up for the podcast. It's free. If you ever want to dig deeper into what Label Logic's all about, it's Label-Logic.net. It might be kind of fun just to look through there.Jeff and I have been doing this for decades, so you'll see some of your favorite artists that we've done some campaigns with.[00:59:48] Nathan:Yeah that's good.Well Jay, thanks so much.[00:59:51] Jay:Yeah, it's my pleasure, Nathan. Thanks for having me.
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