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Song Soldier Podcast
29 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 020: The War Of Art Ep. 4
Here’s the final episode reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. In these last chapters the writings talk about The artist working hierarchically vs territorially Giving the work back to the source as the highest form of worship How we are meant to fulfill our work here in this life as our service to...
65 minutes | May 18, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 019: Swimming with the Pink Sharks
This episode of the Song Soldier Podcast joins Rinat Arinos, founder of Pink Shark Music, a full service provider for film, tv, and new media. She talks about The many different roads she’s walked in the music business Her company Pink Shark Music and the recent projects they are working with The philosophy behind her...
64 minutes | May 9, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 018: KiDD RICH is in the House
This episode joins #1 Billboard songwriter/producer Richard Harris (aka KiDD RICH) as he talks about His story as a musician coming to LA from London The importance of originality, authenticity and tenacity in relation to the music industry His recent successes in his music placements and hit songs How he is helping other artists develop...
59 minutes | Apr 20, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 017: Hit Song How To with Chen Neeman
This episode features award winning multi-platinum songwriter/producer Chen Neeman. He shares the story of his dedicated road as a professional, and what that looks like in his every day life. The rituals that quiet an artist’s mind and helps him better listen to the music waiting to come through How being “the worst in the...
64 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 016: Let’s Talk About the Weather with Ashley Mazanec
This episode interviews eco artist singer/songwriter Ashley Mazanec, as she shares the ways she applies purpose through her many forms of musical work. In this episode we discuss Her life as an eco musician, environmental policy professional, and founding director of the Eco Arts Foundation Her podcast “Let’s Talk About the Weather” that addresses...
39 minutes | Mar 27, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 015: The War Of Art Ep. 3
In this episode, podcast host Ian McCartor reads the third portion of the book, “The War of Art”, by Steven Pressfield. This portion of the book addresses the characteristics and psychology of a true professional Serving the muse as a humble servant, ready to apply discipline to the waiting powers at be How to enter...
45 minutes | Feb 10, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 014: Getting the 411 from Kristen Agee
This episode features Kristen Agee, CEO of 411 Music Group and podcast host Ian McCartor as they talk about Kristen’s musical roots and the experiences that shaped the creation of 411 Music Group The changing trends of music in our modern industry and how traveling the world has enlightened her to see music and business...
84 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
Song Soldier Podcast 013: Talking the Blues with Scottie and Roxy Blinn
This episode features the dynamic blues duo Scottie and Roxy Blinn of the bands “Black Market III” and “Coverdale Blinn”. While we hung out in their Gypsy RV on the coast of Cardiff, California we talked about The story of how they met and began playing music together Their recent tribute album to Led...
32 minutes | Dec 17, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 012: Nitanee Paris Interview
Podcast host Ian McCartor interviews Songwriter and Coordinator of Malibu’s NSAI chapter, Nitanee Paris about How she first got involved with NSAI Her journey as a songwriter and how she discovered the joys of cowriting and collaboration Some tips on how to successfully cowrite and unlock your creativity by working with other songwriters How networking...
63 minutes | Dec 1, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 011: Glenn Vilppu Interview
The great artist Glenn Vilppu offers his wisdom on life and the road to mastery with his student, old friend, and podcast host Ian McCartor as they talk about The many parallels of music and visual art, and how the road of this older artist and younger musician are quite similar How Glenn has...
40 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 010: The War of Art Ep. 2
In this episode, podcast host Ian McCartor reads the second portion of the book, “The War of Art”, by Steven Pressfield. The readings continue on to discuss using Doubt and Fear as indicators of aspiration Overcoming Resistance’s sidekick: Rationalization Accepting the empowering validation of failure The difference between the amateur and the professional This...
4 minutes | Oct 10, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 009: Castle Songwriting Retreat Announcment
Once upon a time in a French Castle… Ian McCartor talks about hosting the upcoming songwriter retreat that he and a dozen other songwriters from around the world will be enjoying, tucked away in the magical forests of Macon at Chateau de la Salle. Side by side with NSAI Malibu chapter leader and partner Nitanee...
24 minutes | Sep 23, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 008: Travel Hacking with Walker Gibson
Want to travel the world for free? Want to write more inspired music? Want to change your life forever? Well, it’s not as hard as you may think. Traveling musicians Walker Gibson and Ian McCartor talk about the awesome benefits of travel hacking in this episode. They talk about recent musical travels and how the...
54 minutes | Sep 12, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 007: Richie Meister Interview Ep. 2
Here joins the second segment of the interview between MMA Fighter Richie Meister and podcast host Ian McCartor. Round 2 of “Fighter vs Songwriter”! Richie shares the stories of some of his fighting rounds and how he keeps his head in the game How the process of overcoming obstacles teaches you who you are,...
65 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 006: Richie Meister Interview Ep. 1
Fighter meets Songwriter in the first episode of this two part interview with MMA fighter Richie Meister. The interview took place in the desert of the Antelope Valley, near Richie’s Gym, Lion Heart United based in Tehachapi, California. Richie talks about his road as an athlete and how “failures” became stepping stones to his...
25 minutes | Sep 4, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 005: The War of Art Ep. 1
In this episode, podcast host Ian McCartor reads the first portion of the book, “The War of Art”, by Steven Pressfield. This first reading discusses our duty to follow our inner calling as artists Describes our common enemy, “resistance”, and sheds some light on some its characteristics Identifies how resistance sabotages the growth of our...
21 minutes | Sep 4, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 004: Jim Attebery Interview
This episode features a conversation between podcast host Ian McCartor and founder of the Durango Songwriter Expo, Jim Attebery. It was recorded live at the Durango Film/TV Music Expo in Ventura, California. Jim tells the story of where and how the Durango Expo first began Success stories of attendees giving their very best at these...
32 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 003: Angela Parrish Interview Ep. 2
This episode is a continuation of the conversation between podcast host Ian McCartor and Angela Parrish in Los Angeles. We talk about Angela’s wonderful experience singing the opening song “Another Day of Sun” for the hit movie “La La Land” Sharing openly the struggles of life with others for the sake of community and compassion How...
34 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 002: Angela Parrish Interview Ep. 1
This episode joins podcast host Ian McCartor and singer/songwriter Angela Parrish in Los Angeles, where they discuss the philosophies of their musical journeys. Angela talks about overcoming doubts and challenges when she first came to LA to pursue her dreams as a musician Having compassion for the music industry from an artist’s point of view...
3 minutes | Aug 24, 2017
Song Soldier Podcast 001: Mission Statement
In this episode, podcast host Ian McCartor introduces the mission statement of Song Soldier. Subscribe to the Song Soldier Newsletter to discover how we can help inspire you as a songwriter Listen along to each new episode by subscribing on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play Comment on each post below the podcast episodes to share...
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