Working Musician Podcast

Working Musician Podcast
Conversations with working musicians about both surviving and thriving in the multifaceted business of making music.

091 Corey Purcell
Nov 24 • 55 min Topics include: Button accordian Irish step dancing Marketing and management Poor Man’s Gambit Recording Kickstarter The Free Reeds Social media Sessions
090 Health and Wellness
Nov 10 • 6 min Topics include: Sweet Relief Musicians Fund Backline Jazz Bridge Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Music Industry Research Association MusiCares
089 Rewind
Oct 27 • 10 min
Excerpts from episodes 85-88 featuring: Roger Nierenberg Justin Angelo Bryen O’Boyle Gretchen Menn
088 Gretchen Menn
Oct 13 • 58 min Topics include: Zepparella JamPlay Ear protection Recording Composition Acoustic Guitar Accountability Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Gratitude
087 Bryen O’Boyle
Sep 29 • 68 min Topics include: Teaching Mr. Greengenes Representation Rehearsal process Setlists Just the Tip Vocal health Social media Professionalism
086 Justin Angelo
Sep 15 • 59 min Topics include: Songwriting Analog vs. digital Television Bandsintown ASCAP The Local Music Sharer Streaming Pandora Being grateful
085 Roger Nierenberg
Sep 1 • 51 min Topics include: Stamford Symphony Orchestra Jacksonville Symphony The Juilliard School Institution building A changing society Sustainability The Music Paradigm Imagination Having a success picture
084 Unions
Aug 4 • 12 min
Topics include: Organized labor Collective bargaining American Federation of Musicians SAG-AFTRA Fair Trade Music Pensions Healthcare
083 Rewind
Jul 21 • 14 min
Excerpts from episodes 79-82 featuring: Gwynne Geyer Jenny Neff Eric Byrd Mano Divina
082 Mano Divina
Jul 7 • 59 min Topics include: Flag of Democracy Establishment support Ticket pricing DIY Studio work Theremin Divine Hand Ensemble Funerary music Sun Ra
081 Eric Byrd
Jun 23 • 57 min Topics include: Teaching Recording Having something to say Eric Byrd Trio U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors Maryland State Arts Council Brother Ray Band Branding Wage disparity
080 Jenny Neff
Jun 9 • 55 min Topics include: University of the Arts Systems thinking The Key of She Jazz Conference Teaching With Primary Sources Project Advocacy vs. activism Being part of a team Institutional history Mentoring Life/work balance
079 Gwynne Geyer
May 26 • 53 min Topics include: Vocal health Cruise ship work Columbia Artists Management New York City Opera Auditions Serving the art Franklin & Marshall College International Phonetic Alphabet Specializing
078 Rewind
May 12 • 15 min
Excerpts from episodes 74-77 featuring: Yonit Spiegelman Christopher Nichols Rod Goelz Jennifer Margaret Barker
077 Jennifer Margaret Barker
Apr 28 • 54 min Topics include: Scotland Finding your style ASCAP Self-publishing Retaining your rights Teaching Still Breathing Video Concert programming
076 Rod Goelz
Apr 14 • 55 min Topics include: Teaching Publishing Back-up plans Organizational skills Music industry studies Weary Arts Group Boompop Coalition Survival skills Groove
075 Christopher Nichols
Mar 31 • 54 min Topics include: Christiana Winds Conservatory vs. University Competition University of Delaware Networking Making connections International Clarinet Association Endorsements Recording
074 Yonit Spiegelman
Mar 17 • 58 min Topics include: Berklee College of Music Auditions Lessonface Touring Releasing music Managing multiple projects Endorsements Social Media New York City
073 Rewind
Mar 3 • 15 min
Excerpts from episodes 69-72 featuring: Warren Wolf Paula Maust Steve Sauer Gloria Galante
072 Gloria Galante
Feb 17 • 49 min Topics include: Teaching Touring Divine Hand Ensemble Venues PA Council on the Arts Musicopia Improvisation Competition as opportunity Certified Music Practioner
071 Steve Sauer
Feb 3 • 55 min Topics include: Teaching Perfect pitch Organ Blues/rock keyboard Bands Scheduling Rehearsal Led Zeppelin East coast refugee
070 Paula Maust
Jan 20 • 46 min Topics include: Academia Staying organized Modeling professionalism The creative life Burning River Baroque Musica Spira Building audiences Supply and demand Willingness to work
069 Warren Wolf
Jan 6 • 49 min Topics include: Perfect pitch Berklee College of Music Christian McBride & Inside Straight Mack Avenue Records Bands SF Jazz Collective Open Studio Teaching Sideman vs. Leader
068 Year in Review
Dec 23, 2018 • 29 min
Excerpts from each conversation of 2018
067 The Music Modernization Act, Part II
Dec 9, 2018 • 7 min
Topics include: Copyright Royalty Board updates Extension of public comment period American Music Licensing Coalition Spotify
066 Chris Heslop
Nov 25, 2018 • 49 min Topics include: Composing and arranging Saxophone Temple University Score reading BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Reading Theater Project Alex Meixner Band Hot Club of Reading
065 Kirsten Warfield
Nov 11, 2018 • 48 min Topics include: U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Education vs. training Warm-ups Confidence Auditions Black Masala Arlington Philharmonic Great Noise Ensemble Composition
064 The Music Modernization Act
Oct 28, 2018 • 10 min Topics include: Music Modernization Act AMP Act CLASSICS Act Copyright Mechanical Licensing Collective Copyright Royalty Board Performing Rights Organizations Music Publishing…
063 Rewind
Oct 14, 2018 • 7 min
Excerpts from episodes 59-62 featuring: Matt Wheeler Richard Stone Samantha Seider Jennifer Montone
062 Matt Wheeler
Sep 30, 2018 • 47 min Topics include: Crowdfunding Tour routing Branding Sofar Sounds Canada Paying the band Merch Buyers vs. listeners Streaming
061 Richard Stone
Sep 16, 2018 • 47 min Topics include: Lute and theorbo Guildhall School Tempesta di Mare Reconstruction Peabody Institute Imagination Amherst Early Music Chandos Records Audiences
060 Samantha Seider
Sep 2, 2018 • 38 min Topics include: Open mics Recovering from mistakes Booking Facebook Live Prep School Contracts Working with an agency Wearing out your welcome Sustainability
059 Jennifer Montone
Aug 19, 2018 • 46 min Topics include: Philadelphia Orchestra Leadership Brave opinions Balance The Sweet Spot Entrepreneurship Curtis Institute of Music The Julliard School Identity
058 Rewind
Jul 22, 2018 • 6 min
Excerpts from episodes 54-57 featuring: Rose Baldino Terry B. Ewell John Protopapas Andy Roberts
057 Andy Roberts
Jul 8, 2018 • 50 min Topics include: Berklee College of Music The Three Degrees Music in the Schools Musical theatre work Arranging Jazz The X Factor Recording as investment Being honest with yourself
056 John Protopapas
Jun 24, 2018 • 45 min Topics include: East vs. West Systems of music Sitar and tabla Rhythmic poetry York College Private teaching House concerts Lecture demonstrations Recording
055 Terry B. Ewell
Jun 10, 2018 • 47 min Topics include: Bassoon Digital Professor Willingness to innovate Strategy Returning to an entertainment model Creating new audiences Bassoon-Family Fingering Companion International Double Reed Society Grant…
054 Rose Baldino
May 27, 2018 • 52 min Topics include: Burning Bridget Cleary House of Hamill Celtic festivals Booking Casual listeners Video Branding personalities Playing styles Teaching
053 Rewind
May 13, 2018 • 9 min
Excerpts from episodes 49-52 featuring: Joy Ike Cathy Jordan Vanessa Collier Andrew Hitz
052 Andrew Hitz
Apr 29, 2018 • 55 min Topics include: Boston Brass Touring Pedal Note Media Shipping things Brass Junkies The Entrepreneurial Musician Math issues Portfolio careers Patreon
051 Vanessa Collier
Apr 15, 2018 • 44 min Topics include: The Artist’s Way Modern blues Berklee College of Music Songwriting and recording Publishing Intellectual property Keeping an open mind Teaching Knowing yourself
050 Cathy Jordan
Apr 1, 2018 • 46 min Topics include: Vocal health Dervish Touring Whirling Discs Finding the gems Leitrim Equation 2 The Unwanted Songwriting Rounder Records
049 Joy Ike
Mar 18, 2018 • 54 min Topics include: Publicity Grassrootsy Seeking representation Trust Tour routing House concerts Kickstarter Tunecore Spotify
048 Rewind
Mar 4, 2018 • 8 min
Excerpts from episodes 44-47 featuring: Patrick Allen Steve Rudolph Steve Herberman Anastasia Pike
047 Anastasia Pike
Feb 18, 2018 • 53 min Topics include: Musicology vs. Performance Harp and piano Hearing protection Having it all The Élan Ensemble The Sprezzatura Duo Recording American Harp Society The End of the Conservatory
046 Steve Herberman
Feb 4, 2018 • 53 min Topics include: Berklee College of Music Alexander Technique Publicity and radio Teaching Endorsements Mike’s Master Classes Exposure bucks Writing Washington, D.C.
045 Steve Rudolph
Jan 21, 2018 • 54 min Topics include: Trumpet to piano The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Building a following Central PA Friends of Jazz Hilton Harrisburg Being nice Aural tradition Dollars per chair Streaming
044 Patrick Allen
Jan 7, 2018 • 42 min Topics include: Grace Church NYC Bach at Noon Service playing Building your repertoire Excellence and humility American Guild of Organists Discovery without prejudice Accountability to the…
043 Year in Review
Dec 17, 2017 • 38 min
Excerpts from each conversation of 2017
042 Erica Swindell
Dec 3, 2017 • 52 min Topics include: Touring Unions Once The Musical Opportunities and priorities Don Henley and The Eagles The Longest Year Songwriting Instagram New York City
041 Leo DiSanto
Nov 19, 2017 • 50 min Topics include: Open mic The album Vinegar Creek Constituency Genre Developing your own unique voice Logistics and economics Kickstarter Patreon Busking
040 Terell Stafford
Nov 5, 2017 • 42 min Topics include: Playing from the heart Letting passion lead Wynton Marsalis Studying rhythm sections Sideman vs. Leader Calling sets Touring Routine Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia
039 Rewind
Oct 22, 2017 • 10 min
Excerpts from episodes 35-38 featuring: Gina Sobel Gabe Staznik Jon Heller Corty Byron
038 Gina Sobel
Oct 8, 2017 • 55 min Topics include: Improvisation William and Mary Booking Choose Your Own Adventure Working with an agent Charlottesville Bandcamp Copyright laws Virginia Folklife Program
037 Gabe Staznik
Sep 24, 2017 • 55 min Topics include: Total percussion Theme park work American Music Theatre Deliberate practice Publishing Process for auditions Chubby Checker Max Impact Endorsements
036 Jon Heller
Sep 10, 2017 • 59 min Topics include: Bagpipes Bass Kilmaine Saints Booking Wootzah! Creating a partnership Internal royalties Celtic Craic Music Fest Community
035 Corty Byron
Aug 27, 2017 • 54 min Topics include: Authenticity The Green Onions Self-education Traveling Patience Great vs. perfect Tellus360 Sense of community Social media
034 Rewind
Aug 6, 2017 • 8 min
Excerpts from episodes 30-33 featuring: Nicki Sbaffoni Mel Hsu Sanjay K Todd Marcus
033 Todd Marcus
Jul 23, 2017 • 56 min Topics include: Charting your own course Quest for volume Changes in recording industry SESAC Investing in a publicist Streaming and profit sharing Maryland State Arts Council Touring logistics Intersection of Change
032 Sanjay K
Jul 9, 2017 • 55 min Topics include: Genre Reversing the sequence Awareness and market pressure Distribution YouTube Engagement Spotify America’s Got Talent NYC vs. LA
031 Mel Hsu
Jun 25, 2017 • 42 min Topics include: Wesleyan University Creating space Battling Fraud Syndrome Girls Rock Philly Learning without shame Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artists Development Labs Kickstarter Streaming…
030 Nicki Sbaffoni
Jun 11, 2017 • 51 min Topics include: Requests The list Gig opportunities Philadelphia vs. New Jersey Shore Booking Weddings Radio Internet platforms Streaming
029 Rewind
May 28, 2017 • 9 min
Excerpts from episodes 25-28 featuring: Kevin Soffera Brian Walker Jeff Reed Patrick Fanning
028 Patrick Fanning
May 14, 2017 • 47 min Topics include: NYC Touring Collaborative piano Sight-reading Transition to musical theater work Music direction and conducting Repetition and sacrifices Arizona Commission on the Arts Expanding your skill set
027 Jeff Reed
Apr 30, 2017 • 51 min Topics Include Paul Wingo Bertha’s Trust Tipping point Institutional support Teaching responsibilities Venues Supporting the community Audiences
026 Brian Walker
Apr 16, 2017 • 41 min Topics include: D.I.Y Philadelphia in transition Power of the story WXPN Streaming Universal streaming rate standard Empathy The…
025 Kevin Soffera
Apr 2, 2017 • 54 min Topics include: Seether and Breaking Benjamin Getting the gig Working as success Quality over quantity Musician’s Institute Becoming a…
024 Rewind
Mar 19, 2017 • 14 min Excerpts from episodes 19-23 featuring: Steven Courtney Liz Fulmer Heather Vidal Tim Brey Kristen Kwolek
023 Kristen Kwolek
Mar 5, 2017 • 56 min Topics Include: Star Search Women in rock Booking Motherhood and transitioning Owner/Operator Making connections Venues Cell phones Vocal health
022 Tim Brey
Feb 18, 2017 • 44 min Topics include: Booking Making music relevant Responsibility to the tradition Teaching improvisation Live streaming The jam session Quality control Good jazz Philly renaissance
021 Heather Vidal
Feb 5, 2017 • 56 min Heather Vidal - Facebook Topics Include: The road Management Vocal health Music school Finding your voice Holistic teaching Sacrifices Songwriting Positivity and communication
020 Liz Fulmer
Jan 22, 2017 • 54 min Topics include: Lady Gaga Songwriting Berklee College of Music Getting people in the door Positive uncomfortable space Writing vs. performing Artistry and growing your audience Music video…
019 Steven Courtney
Jan 6, 2017 • 52 min
Kids/Family Music Folk Rock/Roots/Blues Band Topics include: Defining success Diversifying revenue sources Branding…
018 Year in Review
Dec 24, 2016 • 20 min
Short excerpts from each conversation of 2016
017 Rewind
Dec 11, 2016 • 14 min Excerpts from episodes 13-16 featuring: Dan Nosheny Stephanie McCullough Ken Gehret Tim Warfield
016 Tim Warfield
Nov 27, 2016 • 56 min Topics Include: Authenticity Central PA Friends of Jazz Wynton Marsalis Listening and participating The Jazz Renaissance Record companies and marketing Teaching Quality of the hang Subsidized jazz Creating new venues
015 Ken Gehret
Nov 13, 2016 • 52 min Topics include: Touring fatigue Teaching A tune per week Sessions Memory Creativity in booking Mastering multiple instruments Changes in the industry Wage disparity
014 Stephanie McCullough
Oct 30, 2016 • 46 min Topics include: Community Finding work Competition Auditions Advantage of means Opportunities for young musicians Audience diversity Job security Efficient practice
013 Dan Nosheny
Oct 16, 2016 • 52 min Topics include: Quitting your day job Connecting with other musicians Entrepreneurship in music Building a community Busking at SEPTA Joy of playing vs….
012 Rewind
Oct 2, 2016 • 28 min
Excerpts from episodes 7-11 featuring: Jason Wetzel Kevin Gallagher Ju-Ping Song Morgann Davis Gabriel Donohue
011 Gabriel Donohue
Sep 18, 2016 • 47 min Topics include: The business card Touring Traveling with instruments ‘Irish’ as genre Market vs. identity Residency gigs Cove Island Productions Engineering and producing Practicing
010 Morgann Davis
Sep 4, 2016 • 41 min Topics include: Role of the teacher Advocacy Finding an audience Creativity and Entrepreneurship National Flute Association Redefining career paths Allegro Chamber Orchestra…
009 Ju-Ping Song
Aug 21, 2016 • 50 min Topics Include: Knowing your audience Telling a story convincingly Adjusting to overlapping stylistic trends Risk and being singular Self publishing vs. record label Commissioning, grant…
008 Kevin Gallagher
Aug 7, 2016 • 50 min Topics include: Personality in technique Competition Touring Recording Internet Teaching House Concerts Respectful music promotion Finding your niche
007 Jason Wetzel
Jul 25, 2016 • 48 min
[email protected] Topics include: Networking Music Director vs. Music Supervisor Broadway vs. Regional Theatre Rehearsal, revisions, and casting Touring American Federation of Musicians Playing auditions Communication and compromise…
006 From the Top
Jul 10, 2016 • 15 min
Excerpts from the first 5 episodes featuring: Mike Bitts Larry Marshall Melissa Brun John McGee Dr. Sandra Dackow
005 Dr. Sandra Dackow
Jun 26, 2016 • 42 min Topics include: Role of the conductor The Eagle View The “Sweet Spot” Score prep and bowing Programing and audience draw Ethos vs. historically informed performance The business of symphonic music
004 John McGee
Jun 13, 2016 • 46 min
Topics include: Kimball Organ and the family band Journey as bassist for Mr. Greengenes Agents Songwriting Fill in work Rehearsal, practice, and prep Adapting to a changing music scene
003 Melissa Brun
May 30, 2016 • 47 min Topics include: Early training Importance of learning piano Classical vs. Non-Classical Competition Airplane travel with cello The Block Strap The Sound Accord HitRecord and Concert Window…
002 Larry Marshall
May 16, 2016 • 49 min Topics include: Early training on guitar, bass and drums College music pros and cons The business of jazz Performing in Japan Teaching Composing …
001 Mike Bitts
May 2, 2016 • 41 min include:Early piano trainingJourney as bassist for The InnocenceMissionImportance of reading musicFreelancingTeachingCrowdfundingStudio work