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The Soul Trader Podcast
48 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
S01E23 - The Cancel Culture Phenomenon And Its Effects On Creativity
In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey discuss the phenomenon known as "Cancel Culture" and how it can effect the arts and creativity in general plus, Simon goes to town on Joe Rogan and conspiracy theorists... Not to be missed
37 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
S01E22 - The Soul Trader "Sliding Doors" Question
In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey ask of themselves the question... "What would you be doing if you weren't doing what you do now?" A real sliding doors moment with some interesting results
71 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
S01E21 - Shaun Kirk: On Being Open, Honest And Authentic With Your Audience
In this weeks episode of the Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey chat to Melbourne singer/songwriter Shaun Kirk about his music and the importance of being open, honest and authentic with your audience whether it be on stage or online.Shaun Kirk's Website Please go check out Shaun's music and follow across social media.
54 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
S01E20 - Burnout! The Other Modern Day Epidemic
In this weeks episode of the Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey discuss the other great epidemic of our time... Burn Out. Why are so many people burning out? What are the possible causes and what can be done about it?
56 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
S01E19 - Has The Value Of Art Diminished? Or, Has It Just Changed?
In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, hosts Simon and Corey discuss whether the value of art has diminished through the audience having more choice at their disposal or, has it changed to reflect the current environment we are living in?
57 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
S01E18 - Asking & Answering Questions: Bucket Lists Items & Songs That Touch You
In this weeks episode Simon and Corey are not only answering, but asking you the questions, about songs and lyrics that resonate with you, as well as bucket lists things you are waiting to do.
53 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
S01E17 - Who Do You Create Your Art For? Yourself Or Your Audience?
Apologies for the delay in getting this podcast out to all of you but we've had some seriously mischievous gremlins in our system but nevertheless... In this weeks episode Simon and Corey attempt to answer the question "who do you create your art for, yourself or the audience?"
49 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
S01E16 - Digital Instruments Or Rockin' It Old School?
Yes that's right, The Soul Trader Podcast is celebrating its sweet sixteenth episode with Simon and Corey exploring the balance between recording totally digital instruments and rockin' it old school, plus we find out if the podcast has been kissed yet...
50 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
S01E15 - The Very First Soul Trader Podcast Q&A
In celebration of The Soul Trader Podcast almost coming of age, hosts Simon and Corey answer some listeners questions whilst attempting to master the New Zealand accent in the process
50 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
S01E14 - The Importance Of Taking Calculated Risks
In this weeks episode of The Soul Trader Podcast, Simon and Corey discuss the importance of taking calculated risks and the consequences they experienced when taking those kind of risks themselves. Plus, we find out how many fingers it takes to make an "A" chord on guitar...
60 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
S01E13 - Amanda West - Lyrics & The Other Side Of The Songwriting Business
In this weeks episode, Simon and Corey chat to songwriter, lyricist and admin/organiser extraordinaire Amanda West of sheeaunmusic.com about writing lyrics for a living plus the other side of the songwriting business... Metadata
43 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
S01E12 - Should Emotions Affect The Creative Process?
In this weeks episode, Simon and Corey discuss the pros and cons of writing songs (and creativity in general) through either being inspired or to a process. Methinks the lockdown situation where they are is starting to get to them.
54 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
S01E11 - The Best Advice You've Ever Received
In this weeks episode (and in the middle of COVID-19 lockdown), Simon and Corey share the best advice that they were given when starting their respective musical journey's plus the best advice that they would give to anyone starting their musical careers.
57 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
S01E10 - Keenan McAteer (Artist) - Are Beards Hard To Draw?
In this weeks episode Simon and Corey have a chat with bass player and up and coming portrait artist Keenan McAteer about the creative process as it relates to portraiture plus how to play bass and whip out boss moves at the same time :)Keenan McAteer Art Please go check out Keenan's art and buy a print, what a talent.
33 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
S01E09 - Our Songwriting Process With Simon & Corey
Hosts Simon and Corey discuss their own individual and collaborative songwriting processes and how it shapes the end result. Simon even takes out his Maton acoustic guitar for a strum.
50 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
S01E08 - Influences Not Influencers
In this episode, hosts Simon James Betts and Corey Stewart discuss who and what have influenced them to be the songwriters and musicians they are today and how that is different to influencers
52 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
S01E07 - So, How Did Your Childhood Shape You
Hosts Simon James Betts and Corey Stewart go back into their deep, dark pasts to discover how their respective childhood experiences have shaped them into the people they are today.
43 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
S01E06 - Danny Dunnery - What Is Cuban Radio (And Other Burning Questions)?
In this weeks episode, hosts Simon James Betts and Corey Stewart chat to UK songwriter Danny Dunnery about his songwriting process plus his preferences of pizza toppings, science fiction, yeast spreads as well as asking the question... "What is Cuban Radio?""Cuban Radio" - Danny Dunnery Please go and buy Danny's debut album and support a great talent.
42 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
S01E05 - Social Media Numbers For Sale. So, Are They Meaningless?
In this episode, hosts Simon James Betts and Corey Stewart continue on the social media topic from their last episode by primarily discussing the issue of artists paying for social media likes and shares plus, the pros and cons of engaging in such activity.
36 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
S01E04 - Social Media & Just Wanting To Be Famous
Join hosts Simon James Betts and Corey Stewart as they explore the pros and cons of social media, fame for fame's sake and songwriting factories"All this time" by Soul Trader This is the track we mentioned in this podcast, go check it out.
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