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Working Musician Podcast

Conversations with professional musicians about both surviving and thriving in the multifaceted business of making music.
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Jun 25, 2017

www.melaniehsu.com
www.facebook.com/MelHsuMusic

Topics include:

  • Wesleyan University
  • Creating space
  • Battling Fraud Syndrome
  • Girls Rock Philly
  • Learning without shame
  • Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artists Development Labs
  • Kickstarter
  • Streaming
  • Squarespace
Jun 11, 2017

www.acousticnicki.com
www.facebook.com/acousticnicki

Topics include:

  • Requests
  • The list
  • Gig opportunities
  • Philadelphia vs. New Jersey Shore
  • Booking
  • Weddings
  • Radio
  • Internet platforms
  • Streaming
May 28, 2017

Excerpts from episodes 25-28 featuring:

  • Kevin Soffera
  • Brian Walker
  • Jeff Reed
  • Patrick Fanning
May 14, 2017

www.patrickdfanning.com

Topics include:

  • NYC
  • Touring
  • Collaborative piano
  • Sight-reading
  • Transition to musical theater work
  • Music direction and conducting
  • Repetition and sacrifices
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts
  • Expanding your skill set
Apr 30, 2017

www.jeffreedbass.com
www.facebook.com/jeffreedbassmusic
www.facebook.com/jeffreedbass

Topics Include

  • Paul Wingo
  • Bertha's
  • Trust
  • Tipping point
  • Institutional support
  • Teaching responsibilities
  • Venues
  • Supporting the community
  • Audiences
Apr 16, 2017

http://www.adaywithoutlove.com
http://www.facebook.com/adaywithoutlovemusic
https://play.spotify.com/adaywithoutlove

Topics include:

  • D.I.Y
  • Philadelphia in transition
  • Power of the story
  • WXPN
  • Streaming
  • Universal streaming rate standard
  • Empathy
  • The recording process
  • Importance of the album format
Apr 2, 2017

http://www.kevinsoffera.com
https://www.facebook.com/KevinSoffera
https://www.facebook.com/hybridrecordingstudios

Topics include:

  • Seether and Breaking Benjamin
  • Getting the gig
  • Working as success
  • Quality over quantity
  • Musician's Institute
  • Becoming a better player
  • Rock Roots
  • Endorsements
  • Internet drum tracking
Mar 19, 2017

http://www.facebook.com/workingmusicianpodcast

Excerpts from episodes 19-23 featuring:

  • Steven Courtney
  • Liz Fulmer
  • Heather Vidal
  • Tim Brey
  • Kristen Kwolek
Mar 5, 2017

http://kristenandthenoise.com

http://www.facebook.com/kristenandthenoise

Topics Include:

  • Star Search
  • Women in rock
  • Booking
  • Motherhood and transitioning
  • Owner/Operator
  • Making connections
  • Venues
  • Cell phones
  • Vocal health
Feb 18, 2017

http://timbreymusic.com

Topics include:

  • Booking
  • Making music relevant
  • Responsibility to the tradition
  • Teaching improvisation
  • Live streaming
  • The jam session
  • Quality control
  • Good jazz
  • Philly renaissance
Feb 5, 2017

www.copperskyband.com

Heather Vidal - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/GirlzRuleMusic/

Topics Include:

  • The road
  • Management
  • Vocal health
  • Music school
  • Finding your voice
  • Holistic teaching
  • Sacrifices
  • Songwriting
  • Positivity and communication
Jan 22, 2017

www.lizfulmermusic.com/
www.facebook.com/lizfulmerband/

Topics include:

  • Lady Gaga
  • Songwriting
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Getting people in the door
  • Positive uncomfortable space
  • Writing vs. performing
  • Artistry and growing your audience
  • Music video
  • Giving back
Jan 6, 2017

Kids/Family Music
www.stevencourtney.com
https://www.facebook.com/StevenCourtney1979/

Folk Rock/Roots/Blues Band
www.stevencourtneyband.com
www.facebook.com/stevencourtneyband/

Topics include:

  • Defining success
  • Diversifying revenue sources
  • Branding
  • Record labels
  • Empowering independence
  • Crowdfunding
  • Knowing your market
  • Songwriting
Dec 24, 2016

Short excerpts from each conversation of 2016

Dec 11, 2016

http://www.facebook.com/workingmusicianpodcast

Excerpts from episodes 13-16 featuring:

  • Dan Nosheny
  • Stephanie McCullough
  • Ken Gehret
  • Tim Warfield
Nov 27, 2016

www.timwarfieldmusic.com/

Topics Include:

  • Authenticity
  • Central PA Friends of Jazz
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Listening and participating
  • The Jazz Renaissance
  • Record companies and marketing
  • Teaching
  • Quality of the hang
  • Subsidized jazz
  • Creating new venues
Nov 13, 2016

http://www.kengehret.com

Topics include:

  • Touring fatigue
  • Teaching
  • A tune per week
  • Sessions
  • Memory
  • Creativity in booking
  • Mastering multiple instruments
  • Changes in the industry
  • Wage disparity
Oct 30, 2016

www.capriceviolinstudio.com

www.triocaprice.org

www.scottparmer.com/steelandbow

Topics include:

  • Community
  • Finding work
  • Competition
  • Auditions
  • Advantage of means
  • Opportunities for young musicians
  • Audience diversity
  • Job security
  • Efficient practice
Oct 16, 2016

www.neonandshy.com

www.polkadelphia.com

www.phillymusiclab.com

www.westphiladelphiaorchestra.com

Topics include:

  • Quitting your day job
  • Connecting with other musicians
  • Entrepreneurship in music
  • Building a community
  • Busking at SEPTA
  • Joy of playing vs. business of playing
  • Creating something engaging
  • Transparent and open booking

 

 

Oct 2, 2016

Excerpts from episodes 7-11 featuring:

  • Jason Wetzel
  • Kevin Gallagher
  • Ju-Ping Song
  • Morgann Davis
  • Gabriel Donohue
Sep 18, 2016

http://gabrieldonohue.tripod.com/

Topics include:

  • The business card
  • Touring
  • Traveling with instruments
  • 'Irish' as genre
  • Market vs. identity
  • Residency gigs
  • Cove Island Productions
  • Engineering and producing
  • Practicing
Sep 4, 2016

http://www.morgannelycedavis.com/

http://www.facebook.com/DavisFluteStudio

Topics include:

  • Role of the teacher
  • Advocacy
  • Finding an audience
  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • National Flute Association
  • Redefining career paths
  • Allegro Chamber Orchestra
  • Incorporating communities
  • Thoughts on the future for classical music

 

 

Aug 21, 2016

http://www.jupingsong.com/

http://www.nakedeyeensemble.com/

Topics Include:

  • Knowing your audience
  • Telling a story convincingly
  • Adjusting to overlapping stylistic trends
  • Risk and being singular
  • Self publishing vs. record label
  • Commissioning, grant writing, and fundraising
  • Functional music vs. aspirational music
  • Mechanics and inspiration in teaching
  • City-supported arts
Aug 7, 2016

http://www.guitar69.com/

Topics include:

  • Personality in technique
  • Competition
  • Touring
  • Recording
  • Internet
  • Teaching
  • House Concerts
  • Respectful music promotion
  • Finding your niche
Jul 25, 2016

jasonwetzelmusic@gmail.com

Topics include:

  • Networking
  • Music Director vs. Music Supervisor
  • Broadway vs. Regional Theatre
  • Rehearsal, revisions, and casting
  • Touring
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • Playing auditions
  • Communication and compromise
  • Practice, health, and wellness
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