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The Music Executive
37 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Touring & Interacting w/Your Audience w/Infinitus Music
Y'all! This is one of the most exciting episode yet. Today, I speak with Infinitus Music a beatboxing string trio who has so many fun stories about touring and live and intimate shows. Check out their music here .
26 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
An Episode for Indie Artists w/Music You're Missing's Brendan Jeannetti
On this episode, I speak with Brendan Jeannetti, the founder of Music You're Missing. We talk about some important and strategic tips for indie artists. Check out Music You're Missing here .
50 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Audio, Music, and Podcasts w/Personal Podcaster
On this episode, I speak with the host of the Personal Podcaster podcast, Angela Chong about strategies I learned when it comes to making a podcast and using music and audio as a tool for a show and not a distraction. Listen to the Poersonal Podcaster here .
14 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Understanding Music Journalism w/Allison Hazel
Today, we talk with, Allison Hazel, professionally known as Ally Hazel, an NYC based writer, blogger, and music journalist. We were so excited to talk to Ally to learn more about her journey and she gives valuable insight to other upcoming journalists. Thank you Ally!
11 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
The Art of the Cold Email w/Justina Shandler
A songwriter for media/sync, and teacher at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and School for Music Vocations, Justina Shandler loves leftovers, otters, spontaneous dance parties, and the enneagram. In this episode, we talk about how to write an email to a person that you don’t know, that quite frankly, you need something from. Whether that something be a connection or a foot in the door, cold email is HARD. Justina talks about some of her email hacks that have landed her some deals. Justina’s latest release, "Either Way" can be heard on the Hulu series, Good Trouble. We love you Justina!
18 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Setting Your Fees & Paying Your Team w/Adam Larson
Still getting asked to play for free? Tired of not being able to eat after you pay your band? Today’s guest, Author and Saxophonist Adam Larson, knows the feeling well. Earlier in his career, Adam learned the lessons that brought him the success he now enjoys. In his book, Practical Stuff for Survival: A Musician’s Guide to Freelancing, Adam explains things like setting fees for gigs, managing out-of-pocket fees, investing in yourself and setting client expectations. Fortunately for us at The Music Executive, Adam gives us the inside scoop on all of that and then some. CLICK PLAY NOW!
16 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Tune Into Blockchain Music w/Love Science Music
Streaming platforms allow millions of people to access your music. It seems pointless though when you find out how little you typically earn from it. Blockchain music may just be the next big thing short of a creative’s miracle! In this episode, Love Science Music details his take on the future of blockchain music & how it’s projected to disrupt the industry in favor of artists & their wallets...finally! Love Science Music is a producer, artist, & studio engineer whose passion for all things science, tech, & crypto has provided opportunities for numerous artist collabs. Follow him today on all major social platforms @LoveScienceMusic or connect with him at www.lovesciencemusic.com.PRESS PLAY to get in on this!
12 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Creating A Unique Sound w/Earlybird
Great music production doesn’t come easy! In this episode, Electronic Music Producer Early Bird gives us the scoop on how she uses curiosity to produce sound design experiences unlike any other. From overcoming a serious health condition to creating newly released projects, listen in on how Early Bird creates a unique sound using minimal equipment. Catch the latest from Early Bird on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube & Apple Music.
13 minutes | May 27, 2021
Focus and Create w/Luna Asé
Focusing is hard and it’s time to do something about it! Cue L.A.-based Conscious Content Creator Luna Asé, an artist who turned her comical, spiritual Tik-Tok videos into one seriously thriving fandom. Luna Asé gives us space to promote vulnerability and self-love by using focused affirmations. This Reiki Practitioner shares tips in this episode that we can use to focus and always create from the heart. Follow Luna Asé on Tik Tok @luna.ase and shop at www.lunaaseshop.com.
16 minutes | May 12, 2021
Strategies to Push the Pen w/Jna Jefferson
Are you a passionate writer with an art for storytelling? Here at The Music Executive Podcast, there’s room at our table for you! Creatives like today’s guest, J’na Jefferson, help readers feel like they’re a part of the experience. As a Journalist and Content Curator, this New Jersey native comments on topics including music & sexuality in NPR Music, Access Hollywood, BBC Radio’s 4’s Front Row & more! And you thought this show was only for musicians! Please, it’s C-suite up in here. This is The Music Executive Podcast. HIT that PLAY button, friends!
27 minutes | May 4, 2021
5 Tips For Crazy YouTube Growth w/Dave Pollack
Posting a YouTube video just every now & then is the best way to get your channel noticed by absolutely no one. Yikes! If you’re anything like New Jersey native Dave Pollack, a great YouTube channel is what you want! (And preferably one that pays!) With over 24,000 YouTube subscribers, this Saxophonist and middle school band teacher has earned the right to brag, friends. Learn from the best! Dave walks us through 5 simple tips to use right now for consistent growth in your YouTube channel subscriber numbers. Check out his videos at youtube.com/davepollack and his behind-the-scenes footage on Instagram @davepollack. Your YouTube channel isn’t going to grow itself, CLICK PLAY NOW!
11 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Write 30 Songs in 30 Days w/Jenna Funicella
This is NOT a podcast show note. Sorry, Music Execs…We’ve got writer’s block today. If you’ve ever been there as a Creative, hurry & get into this next episode with Songwriter Jenna Funicella. Jenna, a high school math teacher turned Songwriter, rose to the challenge of penning ONE SONG EVERYDAY for the entire month of April! As you listen to Jenna explain how to bust through writer’s block, learn how things like emotions, poems, and body movement can be used to produce great songs worthy enough to be called ‘dope’. “Creativity is the reason we're here.” Jenna’s words sound a lot like ‘feel the fear and do it anyway.’ Jenna is currently working on her first album with Denk Studios in Durham, NC. Get your front row seat to her creative process on Instagram @angelfuni_ and @AngelFuni on all streaming platforms. PUSH PLAY and never lose to writer’s block again. Voiceover Intro and Outro by Lena Hill.
13 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Produce FIRE Content in 5 Steps w/Nakia Peck
The old saying “mother knows best” is just that...old. (sorry, mom) Great content, however, never gets old. And that’s where New Orleans based Trumpeter Nakia Peck comes in. Using the 5 strategies he explains in this episode, this musician & master content creator increased his audience count by 12,000 followers in just three months! This interview highlights the 5 key strategies you should use right now to create consistently fire content to grow your social media platforms. Nakia is a true example of how posting daily ensures consistent growth & reliability from your viewers. Follow him on Facebook & TikTok @nakiapeck as well as on Instagram @nakia_peck. Apparently, Nakia’s mother first (sneakily) introduced him to a mentor she thought he needed. Looks like mother really does know best. 12,000+ FOLLOWERS?! YES! IT’S TRUE! & NAKIA WAS IN OUR STUDIO EXPLAINING HOW HE GREW USING ONLY 5 STRATEGIES! CLICK the play button & grow your follower count now!
17 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
3 Tips for Bandleader Blues w/Emmanuel Chops Smith
I LOVE IT when band members show up an hour late and haven’t practiced any of the music! ….said no one ever. Band Leaders, we know you felt that one. And that’s why this episode is especially for you. In conversation with Emmanuel “Chops” Smith, we’ve found the cure for Band Leader Blues. This multi talented pianist and Band Leader gives us the run-down on how good hang, good pay, and good music keep even the most out of sync groups in harmony together. Emmanuel “Chops” is also a producer and composer who has performed all over the Southeast with wedding groups and jazz bands. Don’t miss a beat! Follow him on Facebook @chops_music and stay plugged-in. Oh and CLICK the play button while you’re at it. You might as well listen until the rest of your band shows up...
13 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
4 Steps to Effective Practice w/Dustin Fichter
Let’s be honest. Practicing is a drag. But as a community of Music Execs, we know it’s the key to our unbridled success. According to a 2009 Gallup Poll, 85% of U.S. adults who don’t play a musical instrument wish they had learned to play one. We’re the lucky ones, friends. Dustin Fichter is the accomplished guitarist and educator walking us through an effective practice session this episode. We figured since he’s played with artists ranging from Jj Hairston to Charles Macphearson and is a regular writer on Jazz Guitar Today, he knows what he’s talking about. He broke it down for us like this: - 5 min - Warmup - 5 min - Technique - 10 min - Learning Riffs - 10 min - Improvising/ Jamming The fearless guitarist shares these four easy strategies for continued success in your practice. Catch up with him over on Facebook @Dustin Fichter.
22 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
3 Tips to Get Voice Over Work w/Lena Hill
The Voice Over Industry is tricky. But it doesn’t have to be… In less than 20 minutes you’ll learn the secret sauce for landing great voice over work without spending top dollar hoping you’re making all the right moves. There is a downside to this week’s chat though. You’ll be busy with your full work schedule packed with new clients! But, we don’t think you’ll mind that, right? Voice Actor/Coach and Singer Lena Gwendolyn believes “there are vocal trends in this industry but it all comes down to the read.” And she should know. Hilton, Carnegie Hall, The Disney Concert Hall and a host of other brands are just a few of her clients. Learn to worry about the story, not the sound, with Lena right now. Hit the play button, friends! When we say this woman is everything, we’re not kidding. Check out her amazing work on LenaHill.com Voiceover Intro and Outro by Lena Hill.
5 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
5 Requirements for a Great Team w/Cinnamon Denise
It’s always dope to hear from The Music Executive host Cinnamon Denise. In this episode, she reminds us to: - Find trustworthy people - Be transparent about money and/or bartering - Demand excellence (of yourself and others) - Hold up your end of the bargain - Never ever settle. You’re going to want to turn up the volume on this one. Listen to the music in today’s podcast, “Homeless Poet” by Peter Eddins and Cinnamon Denise, on Apple Music and Spotify . Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/homeless-poet-feat-timotej-kotnik-single/1089257612 There’s even more to learn about @cinnamondenise over on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
19 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Do the Work w/Patrick Gregory Daniels
Atlanta native Patrick Gregory Daniels is on his way to becoming one of the world’s most formidable multi-instrumentalists. Often dubbed as a “Renaissance Man” by his friends, Patrick makes believing in himself and his ability to create incredible music a daily practice. If you’re looking to grow in your musicality, he recommends outworking everyone and leaving your ego at the door. Although Patrick is skilled in Rhodes piano, tuba, percussion, sousaphone, guitar, and a host of other instruments, nothing beats mastering the basics and fundamentals. Do the work! Oh, and push play on the episode, friends. Follow Patrick Gregory Daniels over on Facebook @KingPatrick Daniels and Instagram @patrickgregorydaniels.
17 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Get and Keep Your Audio Engineer Job w/Tangela
Audio Engineer Tangela can show you how to get and keep a job that you love! In this episode, she brings over a decade of audio experience along with bragging rights that include working Hamilton and The Little Mermaid productions as well as International Multicultural Fest and SheShreds Showcase. Tangela, also a member of Soundgirls and the Audio Engineering Society (AES), explains the importance of kindness, key mentorship, and a great attitude while working in live sound. Be sure to catch up with Tangela on her very own podcast Let’s Talk Audio. Voiceover Intro and Outro by Lena Hill.
20 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
From Piano Lessons to Music Tours w/Philip Adair
Jazz Fusion pianist Philip Adair’s musical love affair began at a very young age. Although this is the story of many aspiring performers, Philip is one of the few musicians to turn his passion into a lucrative business. In this episode, he drops key nuggets on how to go from jam sessions and unique connections to multinational tours, without stretching yourself too thin. Philip’s talents stretch beyond jazz fusion. Check out his varied talents across multiple genres at www.philipadair.com or @chillphiljazz on YouTube and Twitter. Voiceover Intro and Outro by Lena Hill.
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