Rank #1: Ep. 61: Turning a Passion into a Successful Music Business with Rosie Howe
Rosie Howe is a talented musician (drums is her specialty,) a lover of movie soundtracks, a successful entrepreneur and founder of StraightUp Music Supervision, a boutique licensing firm providing music licensing and supervision services. During this episode of “Hey, How’d You Get That Music Job???”, Rosie walks us through her college and internship experiences in Chicago and how it shaped her passion for music, and then deciding to make the move to Los Angeles to pursue music supervision opportunities. She shares how her sales and marketing experience propelled her to start her own business, shares advice on how to navigate the entertainment industry, how to discover your confidence and vision, and what it takes to be a successful music biz entrepreneur.
May 07 2019
Rank #2: Ep. 58: Innovation for Musicians, By Musicians with Jared Forman
Jared Forman is an accomplished musician and film and TV composer, working with greats like Danny Elfman and Kevin Kiner, as well as writing for hits like Jane the Virgin, Star Wars: Rebels, Making a Murderer, and several film projects with Justin Lee. Jared is also a talented music producer and recording engineer, working throughout college for several bands and mentored by music producer Marc Mann. During his impressive music career, Jared started brainstorming with a fellow engineer about developing an app to automate mixing and mastering; instead of waiting for someone else to come up with it, they got to work and the OSMix app was born (currently in beta; check it out at http://osmixmusic.com. ) Hear all about the app and Jared’s journey during this week’s episode.
Apr 04 2019
Rank #3: Ep. 59: Taking the Road Less Traveled with Joshua W. Turner
Joshua W. Turner is the epitome of a hard-working, dedicated musician. After discovering his passion for music at 15, he got accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. After two years of study he made the jump to the west coast and Musicians Institute, catching the eye of prominent industry types and eventually being offered a multi-year contract. However, Joshua chose to go in another direction, one that allows him to maintain his creative independence and instead invest his talent in the new music industry landscape with sync licensing, teaching online courses and more. Hear all about his inspiring and empowering music career journey and how he’s able to support himself and his family while staying open to new and exciting opportunities.
Apr 11 2019
Rank #4: Ep. 56: Creating Soundtracks for Interactive Immersion with Cris Velasco
Mar 13 2019
Rank #5: Ep. 54: Discipline is the Key to Success with John DelVento
Feb 26 2019
Rank #6: Ep. 63: Reach as Many People as Possible and Leave a Lasting Impression with Jeff Lanier
Jeff Lanier, like many of our guests, is a talented musician as well as a producer and engineer, which is exactly the type of guy you want working in the music business. Jeff has seen both sides: the artist side and the label side, the performing side and the recording engineer side, the fan side and the event promoter side. During this music career episode, Jeff walks us through his college experience at Drexel University, working as a consultant at Roadrunner Records, providing career counseling to recent recording engineer grads at SAE Institute, and other music industry careers before joining Chesky Records, a Grammy-award winning independent audiophile label. Jeff shares about using his experience and networking acumen to discover new music, actively contribute to a music business’s success, and to always leave a lasting impression.
Jun 01 2019
Rank #7: Ep. 50: In the Booth and Behind the Controls with Lauren Deakin Davies
Jan 29 2019
Rank #8: Ep. 55: The Essential Ingredients of Music Alchemy with Michael Beinhorn
Mar 05 2019
Rank #9: Ep. 53: Eat, Sleep, Make Music, Repeat with John McLucas
Feb 20 2019
Rank #10: Ep. 52: Keeping an Energetic Focus on Your Music Career with Matthew Mayer
Feb 12 2019
Rank #11: Ep. 64: Make Your Passion Your Profession with Ella Gregg
Growing up, Ella Gregg was that kid in the school yard that always had the best new music, the one who discovered the emerging artists that no one had ever heard of…yet. She followed her passion for new music discovery into managing a band at 18, a community manager on an artist community platform, then co-founding her business 321 Artists, an artist management and development company out of the UK. During this music careers episode, Ella explains how her passion for new music and emerging artists was contagious, quickly attracting a community of like-minded fans and artists, and how her experience with music trends and industry exposure taught her how to manage artists and how to seek out the best opportunities. Ella also shares what it’s like to start a music business at such a young age, and what the future may hold for music in the UK and beyond.
Jun 12 2019
Rank #12: Ep. 62: Why Stories Matter in Music with Dawn Jones
Dawn Jones had a burgeoning career as a talented violinist, songwriter, session player and performer, and was convinced she was destined for Nashville to pursue a country music career. However, she felt called to go a different direction, one that meant starting her own business from scratch and supporting other artists with her music PR firm, PRESSED PR. During this music careers episode, Dawn chats about her roots in country music, getting a music business degree at Fort Lewis College, and her first steps as young music biz entrepreneur. Dawn also discusses the vital importance of stories in music, how to make a lasting impression, the best way to leverage music PR, and more.
May 17 2019
Rank #13: Ep. 51: Writing about Music, Tech, Algorithms and More with Cherie Hu
Feb 05 2019
Rank #14: Ep. 57: Video as the Message and Muse with Devan Joseph
Devan Joseph, Head of Video at Genius, is documenting today’s rap and hip hop music creation and backstory in real time with their wildly popular, behind-the-music video series, “Verified.” Both an artist and filmmaker himself (part of the duo Maurice), Devan shares his music career trajectory as he walks us through his early inspirations and muses, how he was able to hone his chops doing video content and developing a digital media platform for Business Insider, how he found the perfect internship, and more.
Mar 20 2019
Rank #15: Ep. 60: A Holistic Approach to Your Music Career with Suzanne Paulinski
Suzanne “Suz” Paulinski is the founder of The Rock/Star Advocate, a music business coaching consultancy who takes a specialized approach to her work. She calls herself a “mindset coach,” who helps her clients achieve a better work/life balance and to find clarity around their goals. With the endless, 24-7-365 onslaught of social media and other demands required of the indie artist/musicpreneur in the new music landscape, this type of coaching, support, and focus on mental health are quickly becoming essential tools required to survive (and thrive). On this music careers episode, Suz walks us through her career trajectory, becoming one of the first graduates of Drexel University’s music business program, then working at record labels, to pivoting into counseling and mental health. Suz shares her unique journey of discovery and developing her advocacy, aimed towards anyone who is a creative and wants to succeed and thrive, in mind, body and spirit.
Apr 20 2019
Rank #16: Ep. 49: Stand in Your Truth and Look Ahead with Eric “Boots” Greene
Jan 15 2019
Rank #17: Ep. 48: The Marriage of Music and Tech with Jongnic Bontemps
Jan 07 2019
Rank #18: Ep. 47: Understanding the Music Business with Ben McLane
Dec 15 2018
Rank #19: Ep. 46: Know Who You Are with Danelle Harvey
Dec 05 2018
Rank #20: Ep. 45: Your Dream Job Might Not Exist Yet with Lisa Husseini
Nov 27 2018