Pastor Jason Heath is a special guest on Dawn and Steve Mornings to discuss the importance of a personal relationship with Christ and Lifest Music City, where Jason will be speaking! Pastor Heath is originally from Dayton Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and his Masters of Divinity degree at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. Pastor Jason Heath has accepted the call as the lead Pastor for Winchester First Baptist Church in Tennessee. Jason and Kamlin have been married for 14 years and have 6 beautiful children. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jason Heath, Eastman Music Strings Product Manager and Host of Contrabass Conversations Podcast
Take Creative Measures Podcast
My guest today is Jason Heath. Jason is the strings product manager at Eastman Music Company, a bass player, blogger, and the host of the highly successful podcast Contrabass Conversations, which at the time of this release has produced an astonishing 812 episodes. Jason and I talk about a ton of great topics, including his musical journey, how he got into content creation, and how important it is to realize that there are different seasons in life, and that where you started out going doesn’t necessarily have to be where you end up. Full Show Notes
Musicians who podcast: Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations
The Unclassical Musician
In part two of our three-part series on musicians who podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jason Heath-- host of the Contrabass Conversations podcast. Jason started his podcast way back in 2007 (!!) and has continued with it on and off ever since. The show is now close to reaching 3 million downloads!!! Jason's career has been very multi-faceted and is a textbook example of a modern portfolio career. From gigging all over the Chicago area, to blogging and podcasting, to teaching high school orchestra-- Jason has done it all! In this episode: How podcasting has shaped Jason's career Advice for musicians just starting out A crazy gig story involving an FBI investigation (you're going to have to listen all the way to the end for that one!) Stay tuned next week for a conversation with the host of The Musician's Guide podcast-- Karen Cubides! Don't forget about our special 10% off code for Heidi Kay Begay's course The Podcasting Musician! Use the code TORI10 and sign up NOW-- class starts July 3! ~~~~~~~~~ Episode Links: Jason's Website Jason's Instagram Double Bass Blog Contrabass Conversations Podcast Contrabass Conversations YouTube Channel Contrabass Conversations Instagram Contrabass Conversations website Show Links: Follow Tori and The Unclassical Musician! Support The Unclassical Musician on Patreon Follow Tori on Instagram Follow The Unclassical Musician on Instagram by following the hashtag #theunclassicalmusician Join The Unclassical Musicians Facebook Group Sign up for a FREE 30-minute coaching session with Tori Send Tori an email email@example.com
Jason Heath, successful bassist, orchestra teacher, and Strings Product Manager for Eastman, talks about the sometimes confusing world of the string bass, and how to guide your teachers towards the right instruments
Episode 125: Jason Heath’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!
Flute 360 | Episode 125: “Jason Heath’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!” (1:20:49) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jason Heath who is the podcast creator and host of Contrabass Conversations! Jason shares his podcast journey and the many wonderful opportunities that have resulted from his online platform. Listen to today’s content to be inspired to start your own journey! Especially in today’s climate, musicians need to have an online presence so eyes and ears are on your products, services, and offerings! Contact Heidi, so she can help you through the setup and launch of your own podcast!! Episode 125 – Main Points: 0:30 – Let’s work together, so your creative ideas can be seen and heard! 3:00 – Welcome & Introduction! 11:09 – Elisa Janson who hosts and produces the Music Ed Mentor Podcast 11:36 – Question 11:40 – Answer 18:00 – Jason talks about his content creating process. 22:22 – Libsyn 23:35 – PicMonkey & Hootsuite 23:49 – “I like to wear a hat for as long as possible each day. For example, I will put my creativity hat on for the day. I just find that it helps.” – Jason 28:50 – Jason talks about using music festivals as a springboard to gather content for his podcast’s episodes. 32:20 – The Art of Communication 32:28 – Episode 19 with Eric Jay Begay 33:01 – Episodes 120-124 with Eric Jay Begay 33:16 – Jason talks about the imposter syndrome. 37:18 – Question 37:25 – Answer 37:46 – Episode 10 with Dr. Sam Hood 39:25 – Daniel Dorff and Valerie Coleman, composers 40:15 – Jason Heath’s & Bailey Brown’s Project, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 44:42 – Metallica, heavy metal band 46:49 – Topic: Social Media & Marketing 47:52 – Taylor Rossi, website design and digital marketer for musicians 48:03 – Kim Walsh Phillips, social media marketer 49:23 – Topic: Newsletters 50:23 – Jason talks about how to market a podcast. Channels to consider are Facebook business pages, e-mail lists, and other social media platforms. 52:21 – Build your e-mail list! 53:00 – Build your own podcast app through Libsyn! 1:14:13 – Jason dives more into details about his podcast journey. 1:18:11 – PorterFlute Pod with Amy Porter 1:18:43 – “The rising tide lifts all the boats.” – John F. Kennedy 1:19:07 – Learn Flute Podcast with Rebecca Fuller 1:19:50 – Conclusion 1:20:28 – Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions Episode 125 – Resources Mentioned: Jason Heath’s Website Contrabass Conversations Podcast! WhatsApp: Chat with Heidi! Sign-Up for the Flute 360 Podcast Newsletter! Dr. Heidi Kay Begay’s Website Episode 125 – Sponsors: Gold & Bronze Level: J&K Productions
Topics include: Going to see music Physiological changes through music "1/10th of 1% of what I studied" Pursue what you find fascinating Take what you do seriously, not yourself Working on a project the FBI took away Jason Heath is the Double Bass Product Manager for Eastman Strings. He also serves on the advisory board of Be Part of the Music, and he is internationally active as a clinician and consultant. Jason is a former of the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists and past president of the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association and past orchestra representative for District VII of the Illinois Music Educators Association. Jason is a past faculty member at DePaul University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. His former students hold positions in the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Baltimore Symphony, and Philharmonie Sudwestfalen.
The Quest for Community: Jason Heath’s Journey to the Mt. Rushmore of the Contrabass Niche
Musicpreneur: Making Money Making Music™
Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations and I got on a call the other day and recorded this podcast for you.I don't want to oversell it, but this could very well be the most important information you hear this year.Jason refers himself to a "community organizer" within the world of contrabass (upright bass) players around the world. He began his podcast purely as a passion project, and after seeing people were still interested in what he had published after a 5-year hiatus, he knew he was on to something.So, in his words, he said, "Let's see what happens if I make this thing a business."Let's just say the podcast has done well. It's highly sought after within his niche, and it has created many professional opportunities he would not have had if he stuck with the "safe" route of gigging and teaching.Well, here in August 2020, nothing is safe as we've learned.Jason is always a blast to talk to, and we had a blast recording and are happy to share it with you all!Here's a little taste of what you'll hear in the show:-How Contrabass Conversations came to be...5:45-Painful lessons in the early days...10:30-Turning a hobby into a business...17:30-To feature or not to feature (yourself)...28:00-A community begins to take shape...31:00-"Every niche has its rock stars"...36:20-Trying to monetize too hard...42:30-How the community sustains itself during a pandemic...51:34QuestionWhy are you listening to this podcast on Apple or Spotify? Did you know that musicpreneur.com has it's own app? You can listen to all the episodes and a whole bunch more free blogs and courses. Just type in musicpreneur.com/app on your phone or computer, follow the simple directions, and you're off to the races.
Jason Heath is the host of the podcast “Contrabass Conversations”. Jason also created The Double Bass Blog in addition be being an educator and performer. Ryan and Jason discuss having an online presence as a musician and staying engaged and inspired within personal practice time. Contrabass Conversations PodcastJason Heath's Double Bass BlogAll Episodes