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Episode Info: Our guest this week is Kevin Cadogan out of Berkley, California. Kevin is a founding member of Third Eye Blind and performed with the band from 1993 to 2000. He co-wrote some of the band’s most notable hits, including "How's It Going to Be", "Losing a Whole Year", and "Graduate." Since parting ways with Third Eye Blind, Kevin has released solo material and has also began touring with XEB, a band made up of ex-Third Eye Blind members. In this episode we hear more about XEB, Kevin's experience in the music industry, and the advice he'd offer to bands early in their career. Highlights: - We talk about Third Eye Blind's early record deal and Kevin tells us about his experience - On Third Eye Blind's first record deal: "I knew that we had a great shot and there were great people behind us" - Kevin Cadogan - We talk with Kevin about the perception people have of signed artists compared to the reality - Kevin shares some of the backstory behind him parting ways with Third Eye Blind - "Parting ways with Third Eye Blind was down to business and the ownership of the band name" - Kevin Cadogan - "How a band is set up as corporation is the last thing you want to think about when you're creating" - Kevin Cadogan - "The single most important thing I did was copyright my material" - Kevin Cadogan - We hear about XEB and what we can expect from a live XEB show - "The DMV - bringing people together" - Kevin shares how doing a podcast episode helped bring past Third Eye Blind members together to form XEB - "For XEB, all's well that ends well" - Kevin Cadogan - "No-one cares about the band member individually - it's the band they care about" - Kevin Cadogan Advice: - "If you're a band, make sure you have equity in the band" - Kevin Cadogan - "The destination you're hoping for is a difficult one, and it has to be about the journey" - Kevin Cadogan - Success is not an instant overnight thing - Stay in control of your trademark and social media Guest Links: - Website: http://kevincadogan.com - Twitter: @kevincadogan - Facebook: /xebofficial Sponsors: - Chris Keaton @ Chris Keaton Presents - Christine Infanger @ Thirty Roses - Music Entrepreneur HQ --- For more episodes, visit http://bridge-the-atlantic.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bridge_atlantic Subscribe on iTunes: http://bridge-the-atlantic.com/itunes Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/bridgetheatlanticRead more »

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