Surviving the Music Industry
About This Show
Surviving the Music Industry (SMI) is a music industry-related podcast produced by DiMe Collective. The goal of SMI is to be informative and entertaining while educating listeners about the different fields in the music industry with our guests’ stories, tips, insights, and experiences. In the weekly interview-style format, we talk about gear, tour life, writing, production, etc. Basically, how do industry professionals survive the music industry? Then, we solicit advice from our interviewees that they would give to players, writers, producers, hustlers, etc. The hosts are two SUPER FUNNY music industry vets (touring musicians) that know how to have a good time! The show draws on characteristics from NPR podcasts, the “Tim Ferriss Show” podcast, “Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show” antics, and the hilarity of music industry personalities and experiences.
Most Recent Episode
30 - Letting You In // Kris Allen, Singer-Songwriter and American Idol Season 8 Winner
2 days ago
Closing out this season with a real winner…Kris Allen. Kris is one of fifteen winners from the American television phenomenon, but Kris’s story is not one of over night success. Coming from Arkansas, Kris grew up with music around but he didn’t by any means start in the industry. He hustled just like everybody else. Until he casually went to an American Idol audition. The rest, literally, is history. We get to hear an update in Kris’s life and career. The guides discuss the real longevity of one's career with the help of reality music programs like American Idol. Kris even tells some never before told stories from that season. He gives us a taste of his writing style with the bit Song From A Text, and we also get in the holiday spirit with Kris’s new music on this episode. Visit www.krisallenofficial.com to see tour dates and to download all of Kris’s music. Including his recent Christmas release, “Somethin' About Christmas.” We hope you all have survived well this year. Stay safe and we’ll return next year with all new episodes to help you survive the music industry. Keep up through social media, and subscribe in iTunes to download all past episodes of SMI.