The Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson
About This Show
The Modern Music Show is where musicians can find tips, tricks, tactics and strategies to help them lead fulfilling and financially successful careers in today's modern music industry. Daily interviews with inspirational and intelligent guest bring musicians into the modern world quickly, and show them what it takes, and how they can accomplish the same thing in their careers.
Most Recent Episode
066: Learning on the Job, and Music as an Agent for Good with Mateo Messina
Nov 16 15
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Mateo Messina is a Grammy winning composer who writes music for film, television, and the symphony. His signature sound can be found on many of today's Oscar winning movies & independent film hits. Since the age of 23, Mateo has written, produced, and premiered 18 symphonies. Each premiere has been a benefit concert for families at Seattle Children's Hospital. To date, he and his team have raised over $1,000,000 for these children and their families. Mateo is an accomplished musician, a unique storyteller, a seasoned producer, a dependable man of his business, and one of today's most innovative composers.
"As you climb the ladder, you don't get less 'no's. Hopefully, the 'no's that you get just come from 'more important' people." -Mateo Messina
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Key Take Aways:
When you commit to more than you know you can handle, you might discover that you're capable of more than you thought
As you move up, in any industry, you continue to get the same number of 'no's. But hopefully the 'no's that you get start to come from people higher and higher on the ladder. You must get used to rejection
When you don't know, don't let that stop you. Sometimes you have to jump in, and learn as you go
Sometime's it better to not know what you don't know. Just give it your all, and jump in
Asking the right questions can be one of the most important skills to the musician
Just show up every day. Whatever you do, whether you feel like it or not, just show up
Being talented is a baseline. You have to be fun to work with and hang with as well, in order to get jobs
Word of mouth and personal recommendations will get you further than anything
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