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Eric Alper: Lessons from a Musicaholic Publicist

Eric Alper: Lessons from a Musicaholic Publicist

January 17, 2022

Eric Alper is a freelance Music Publicist, SiriusXM host, shameless idealist, lifelong musicaholic and a question machine on Twitter.

Eric has worked with just about every single band, from all genres, that you can possibly think of.

In this episode, we speak of Eric’s origin story, his business ethos, why he helps new unknown artists, what to do and not to do on Social Media, and the power of gratitude.

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Paula Danylevich:  How To Create Hype For Your Band

Paula Danylevich: How To Create Hype For Your Band

December 5, 2021

Paula Danylevich is the founder of Hype Music, an independent publicity, specialty radio promotion, and artist consulting company based in Toronto, Canada.

Paula works with the likes of Sum 41, Matthew Good and past clients include Anthrax, Blondie, Hall & Oats, Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Motorhead, Primus, ZZ Top.

In this episode, we discuss the dos and don'ts of releasing music, getting on playlists, creating your brand, and what you need to do before hiring a publicists.

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Jamie Roberts:  Helping Musicians Find Their Story and Stand Out With PR

Jamie Roberts: Helping Musicians Find Their Story and Stand Out With PR

November 21, 2021

Jamie Roberts is the founder of For the Win Media, with over 25 years experience in publicity, marketing, artist relations, event planning, talent booking and coordinating philanthropic efforts for her clients.

She is a Ninja for clients.

In this episode, we explore role of a publicist, when you should hire one, and what can you do to promote yourself in the meantime.

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ELMNT:  The Art of Producing And Dreaming Big

ELMNT: The Art of Producing And Dreaming Big

December 17, 2020

ELMNT is a producer (Gorillaz), artist, Juno judge, barber and founder of Free 99 Records.

One act of courage led ELMNT to burn the boats and buy a one-way ticket to London, vowing not to return until some magic happened.

He soon found himself working with music’s top talents, not only learning the ropes of producing a record, but discovering that dreaming big is just as easy as dreaming small. 

In this episode, we speak about the process behind producing a record, what the Junos are looking for when choosing a winner and how to run a record label with an abundance mindset and make the artist shine.

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Leah Siegel:  Unlocking Communication to Build Stronger Relationships and Heal Wounds.

Leah Siegel: Unlocking Communication to Build Stronger Relationships and Heal Wounds.

October 18, 2020

Leah Siegel has toured the world with her band Leisure Cruise, but the need to fix communication in her relationship triggered the creation of a simple, yet powerful framework to help people hear each other, without hurting each other.

Join us for this discussion about healing wounds, unlocking the power of your own body and discover the Spar-Card framework to help you have the hard conversations.

Leah is a Certified EFT Practitioner, Speaker, Healer and counsellor, and a Rock Star!

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Meagan Metcalf:  Creating Atmosphere with Lighting Advice for Stadiums to Bars.

Meagan Metcalf: Creating Atmosphere with Lighting Advice for Stadiums to Bars.

July 12, 2020

Meagan Metcalf is a lighting designer for some of the biggest acts today.

She is the trusted advisor for:  Sofi Tukker, Metric, St Vincent, Sheryl Crow, Death Cab For Cutie, MGMT, Janelle Monae and Kings of Leon...just to name a few.

In this episode we discuss the importance of lighting, what do to when things go awry, how to use lighting to create the perfect atmosphere and if you don't have $100k to spend on lights...what can you with a $1k budget?

Join us on this illuminating journey.

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Winston Yeung:  The Power of Your Voice and Your Story

Winston Yeung: The Power of Your Voice and Your Story

June 29, 2020

Winston Yeung is a Story Architect.  He will help you tell the best story you've never told.

He is the Founder of VoiceStory, a stage that helps people discover the power of their voice, and their story.

Winston has this amazing talent to dig under the surface and pull out gold from the story you tell yourself and others.  He digs where you least expect it, and uncovers deep truths.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of your story, how to uncover your true story, finding the why behind the why, the power of active listening, and how even a boy band can change your life.

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Kevin Jenne:  The Secret to Making Connections & Adapting Your Work

Kevin Jenne: The Secret to Making Connections & Adapting Your Work

May 31, 2020

Kevin Jenne was my co-host or our previous Podcast Outside the Artist's Studio (2006-2009).

He is an amazing artist (Paintings) that have branched out to live events and digital collaborations.

In this episode, we discuss the secret to making connections, the lessons learned since the last Podcast and how to adapt your craft to modern times.

Although this was recorded pre-Covid-19, the information seems so on point with the current situation.

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https://kevinjenne.com

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E. Keller Fitzsimmons:  Breaking through limiting beliefs and stepping away from your ego.

E. Keller Fitzsimmons: Breaking through limiting beliefs and stepping away from your ego.

May 24, 2020

E. Keller Fitzsimmons is a Serial Tech Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, Artist and Mother of two.  Her two first VR projects (Custom Reality Services) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.  She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University and coaches musicians as they grabble with the emotional realities of the modern music industry.

In this episode, we discuss limiting beliefs that might hold an artist back, frameworks to understand your true identity to face it head on, and ways to step outside of your ego to allow true creative freedom.

This was a fascinating conversation.

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Melanie Sodka:  How to manage your time to create Capacity

Melanie Sodka: How to manage your time to create Capacity

May 17, 2020

Melanie Sodka is an award winning speaker, Podcaster, Author and TEDx Speaker.  She is the founder of Capacity Creator which helps individual fight the overwhelm of being over committed.  

In this episode, we talk about the traps to being over committed, discuss the best way to say no, and share ideas on how to help musicians.

Connect with Melanie Sodka:

Watch the TEDx TALK HERE!
Visit her HERE!
Check out her Podcast HERE!

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