Music Explored Podcast podcast

Music Explored Podcast

Exclusive insights from the forefront of the music world, uncovering the creative process, cutting-edge technology, and the business acumen driving the industry forward.

Exclusive insights from the forefront of the music world, uncovering the creative process, cutting-edge technology, and the business acumen driving the industry forward.

 

#226

The Journey to Success in the Music Industry

The Journey to Success in the Music Industry Transferable Skills and a Winning Mindset: In this conversation, Redz, Anthony, and Dee discuss the balance between personal and professional life, the sacrifices and rewards of their careers, and the pursuit of financial independence. Redz shares his experiences working as an audio engineer for the Marley Brothers Legacy Tour and the importance of rehearsals in delivering a great show. They also touch on the significance of making memories with family and the freedom that comes with pursuing one's passion. The conversation revolves around the theme of sacrifice and the different perspectives on pursuing dreams in the music industry. The conversation also touches on the growth and success they have achieved in their careers and the impact they hope to have on future generations. In this final part of the conversation, Redz and Anthony discuss the importance of mentorship and inspiring the next generation. They highlight the success that comes from hard work, passion, and a strong work ethic. They emphasize the need to have a clear purpose and to constantly strive for greatness. Redz shares his experiences as a monitor engineer and the dedication required to deliver exceptional performances. They also discuss the transferable skills and mindset that are necessary for success in any field. 00:00 Introduction and Mic Talk 02:35 Starting the Day on the Right Note 04:18 Introducing Jason Reynolds (Redz Engineer) 06:20 Juggling Personal and Professional Life 08:20 Finding Balance and Overloading on the Personal Side 12:30 The Freedom of Pursuing Passion and Financial Independence 15:02 The Sacrifices of a Regular Job and the Pursuit of Financial Independence 18:54 The Ultimate Goal: Making Money While You Sleep 21:18 The Sacrifices of Pursuing Dreams 23:13 The Impact of Ignorance 26:24 Exposing the Next Generation 30:39 Inspiring the Next Generation 34:26 The Journey to Success 45:20 Inspiring the Next Generation and the Importance of Mentorship 50:26 The Key to Success: Hard Work, Passion, and Work Ethic 56:42 Striving for Greatness and Having a Clear Purpose 01:02:45 Transferable Skills and a Winning Mindset 01:05:29 The Role of a Monitor Engineer: Dedication and Exceptional Performances ... Read more

18 Jul 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:25

18 Jul 2024


#225

A guide to finding balance & Joy in today's Music

We are excited to speak with singer-songwriter and author Tara Shannon in today's episode. Tara's journey defied expectations when she returned to the music scene as a woman in her forties and immediately established a following locally, nationally, and globally. She splits her time between Nashville and Ottawa with the goal to empower and inspire the other musicians on the label she founded, Willow Sound Records. In her music business education with The Syndicut, another entity she founded to help educate music creators and encourage them to see themselves as entrepreneurs. Her experiences in teaching workshops inspired her to write the book titled, "You and the Music Business, A Self-Care Guide to Finding Balance and Joy in Today’s Music Industry" to empower other independent artists who find themselves on a similar path. In this episode, we talk about the many hats Tara wears, her songwriting and discuss her new book! ... Read more

13 Jul 2024

43 MINS

43:29

13 Jul 2024


#224

Making the band

Cigar Club is a band formed in 2016, consisting of Tyler Booth on drums, Dan Amato on guitar and vocals, Trevor on vocals, and Jeff on bass. The name 'Cigar Club' was suggested by their original drummer, Simon. They talk about their evolving approach to writing songs and incorporating different elements into their music. They also discuss the importance of crowd testing their songs and making adjustments based on audience reactions. The band shares their plans for the future, including upcoming releases and the Gussapalooza Festival. Chapters  01:35 Origin of the Band Name 05:13 Early Performances and Songwriting 09:20 Tyler Booth Joins the Band 12:42 Recording Music 14:49 Collaborative Writing Process 18:45 Crowd Testing and Adjusting Songs 20:02 Future Plans and Releases 26:12 The Dream: Making Music for a Living ... Read more

04 Jul 2024

29 MINS

29:49

04 Jul 2024


#223

The Dark Side of the Industry: Rumors and Whispers

Takeaways ---Understanding what you don't know is key to making progress. ---Hiring professionals in areas where you lack expertise can save time and yield better results. ---Marketing is crucial for the success of a business. ---Attending music festivals can be a great way to enjoy live music and learn from industry experts. ---Censorship can limit freedom of speech and hinder open discourse. Censorship in music is a topic of discussion, with examples of harmless words being bleeped out in songs. ---The dark side of the entertainment industry is explored, including rumors and whispers about certain artists and parties. ---The importance of focusing on the good in the world and being the light that we want to see. ---The conversation highlights the potential temptations and compromises that individuals may face in the pursuit of fame and success. 00:00 Understanding What You Don't Know 02:17 The Value of Hiring Professionals 05:51 The Experience of Attending a Music Festival 08:22 The Potential for Growth and Improvement 11:16 The Limitations of Censorship 23:14The Dark Side of the Entertainment Industry 25:30 Being the Light in a Dark World 29:29 The Temptations and Compromises of Fame ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

36 MINS

36:44

26 Jun 2024


#222

The Evolution of Funktasy Records

The conversation explores the evolution of Hoss's music journey, from his childhood exposure to music in Iran to his passion for electronic music and technology. We delves into his experience as a percussionist, DJ, and radio show host, highlighting his transition into starting a record label out of necessity. Hoss shares his decision to treat the label as a business and the steps he took to establish it, including investing in legal agreements and creating an SEO-friendly website. The conversation also touches on the growth of Funktasy Records and its magazine, Funktasy Magazine, during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, Funktasy experienced growth and had access to A-list celebrities due to their good content, persistence, and the fact that people were at home. The magazine concept was an unexpected evolution for Funktasy. Hoss also highlights the significance of understanding royalties and publishing, and the role of radio in the music industry. 00:00 The Evolution of Hoss's Music Journey 08:48 Starting Functasy Records: A Necessity Turned Business 12:25 The Growth of Functasy Records and Fun2C Magazine 16:12 Adaptability and Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry 22:43 The Importance of Radio in the Music Industry 25:39 Funktasy: Welcoming Artists from Various Genres 27:30 Understanding Royalties and Publishing in the Music Industry ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

33 MINS

33:36

20 Jun 2024


#221

Take your show on the go with Keyhole Piano Shells

In this captivating episode, we sit down with Michael McCaslin, the visionary founder of Keyhole Piano Shells. Michael's innovative designs have revolutionized the piano industry, providing musicians and performers with elegant and functional piano shells that elevate any performance. We dive into Michael's journey from concept to creation, discussing the challenges he faced, the inspiration behind his designs, and the impact of Keyhole Piano Shells on the music world. Whether you're a musician, a music enthusiast, or simply curious about the intersection of creativity and entrepreneurship, this episode offers fascinating insights into the world of piano innovation. Join us for an inspiring conversation with Michael McCaslin, where we uncover the passion and ingenuity that drive his work at Keyhole Piano Shells. ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

29 MINS

29:09

14 Jun 2024


#220

The Art of Being Present vs Doom Scrolling

Anthony and Dee discuss the importance of being present, managing screen time, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They emphasize the need for intentional use of time, reducing screen time, and making mindful choices for personal wellness. ---Being present in the moment is important for personal and professional interactions. ---Managing screen time is crucial for productivity and mental well-being. ---Personal wellness involves intentional choices about diet, exercise, and mental health. ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

17 MINS

17:56

05 Jun 2024


#219

The Five Steps to Becoming a Successful DJ with Phil Morse

In this conversation, Anthony interviews Phil Morse, a professional DJ, CEO of Digital DJ Tips, and author of the book Rock the Dance Floor. Phil shares his journey as a DJ and how he transitioned into teaching others. He discusses the five-step method of teaching DJing, which includes gear, music, mixing, performing, and success. Phil emphasizes the importance of trying different genres of music and being open to new opportunities as a DJ. He also addresses the blurred line between DJing and producing, highlighting the use of technology in live remixing and the controversy surrounding the beat sync button. In this conversation, Phil and Anthony discuss the blurred line between producers and DJs, the importance of understanding the tools and technology used in DJing, and managing nerves in front of a crowd. ... Read more

29 May 2024

40 MINS

40:12

29 May 2024


#218

Was there beef in music before hipHop?

In this clip Anthony and Dee chat various forms of beef in other popular genres of music, including the frequencies of the music itself! ... Read more

27 May 2024

08 MINS

08:58

27 May 2024


#217

Song writing through pain

In this conversation, Kevin from Shoemaker Levee discusses the origin of the band's name and the fragility of the human condition. He also talks about the band's journey and the process of writing and recording music. The band focuses on creating a live experience that emulates their recorded music. They value authenticity and the emotional connection with their audience. Technology plays a role in their music creation process, but they strive to maintain the rawness and imperfections that come with live performances. 00:00 Introduction and Catching Up 03:18 The Band's Journey and Overcoming Challenges 08:04 Collaborative Songwriting Process 11:14 Creating an Authentic Live Experience 21:29 The Value of Live Music 26:17 Balancing Personal Life and Music 32:43 Goals and Legacy in the Music Industry ... Read more

22 May 2024

39 MINS

39:44

22 May 2024


#216

Uncovered: Tiktok vs Universal Music Group

---The recent beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake highlights the dangers of the gangster rap culture and the influence it can have on artists' behavior. ---Social media platforms like TikTok play a significant role in artists' exposure, but there are concerns about fair compensation and the protection of artists' rights. ---The dispute between Universal Music Group and TikTok raises questions about the sincerity of the music industry's fight for artists' rights and the power dynamics at play. ---Data collection has become a valuable commodity, and there are concerns about the privacy and control of user data on social media platforms. ---It is important for artists to consider the long-term impact of their actions and the messages they convey through their music. Data is a valuable currency that is being collected and used to understand and predict human behavior. ---Canadian artists face challenges in working in the US due to visa requirements and the complexities of international travel. ---Universal Music Group is a major player in the music industry, owning multiple record labels. ---The push for AI in music creation raises questions about the future of human creativity and talent. Time Stamps 00:00 Introduction and the Kendrick Lamar-Drake Beef 02:54 The Dangers of Gangster Rap Culture 08:30 The Impact of Social Media on Artists' Exposure 13:38 The Dispute Between Universal Music Group and TikTok 15:50 The Sincerity of the Music Industry's Fight for Artists' Rights 23:37 Challenges for Canadian Artists 26:19 The Complexities of International Travel 28:56 The Influence of Universal Music Group 33:53 The Implications of AI in Music Creation ... Read more

15 May 2024

37 MINS

37:17

15 May 2024


#215

Kendrick Lamar & Drake: Has it gone too far?

Today's chat focuses on the ongoing hip hop beef between Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Drake, highlighting the intensity and potential consequences of such beefs. The conversation explores the escalating beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, discussing the personal and hurtful nature of their diss tracks. There is speculation about whether the beef is orchestrated for entertainment purposes or if it has gone too far. The conversation also touches on the role of ghostwriters in the industry and the importance of collaboration in songwriting. The potential impact of the beef on the hip-hop community and the responsibility of artists to set a positive example for younger generations is also discussed. Takeaways ---Appreciate both busy and slow times in life. ---Beef between artists is not exclusive to hip hop and has existed in various genres throughout history. ---Music frequencies can have an impact on the mind and emotions. ---Hip hop beefs can be intense and have significant consequences. ---Fan bases often take sides in beefs and can become deeply invested in the conflict. The beef between Kendrick Lamar and Drake has become personal and hurtful, crossing lines of respect and decency. ---There is speculation about whether the beef is orchestrated for entertainment purposes or if it has gone too far. ---The conversation highlights the role of ghostwriters in the industry and the importance of collaboration in songwriting. ---The potential impact of the beef on the hip-hop community and the responsibility of artists to set a positive example for younger generations is discussed. 00:00 Introduction and Appreciating the Balance of Busy and Slow Times 05:20 Beef in Music: A Historical Perspective 09:28 The Influence of Music Frequencies on the Mind 14:50 The Intensity and Consequences of Hip Hop Beef 17:56 Introduction to the Kendrick Lamar and Drake beef 18:24 Speculation on the intention behind the beef 19:10 The personal and hurtful nature of the diss tracks 20:30 The role of ghostwriters and collaboration in songwriting 25:23 The sustainability of battle rap leagues 26:27 The potential impact of the beef on the hip-hop community 28:24 The line between entertainment and personal attacks 29:47 The importance of respecting boundaries and codes in hip-hop 31:21 The possibility of a face-to-face battle or rap battle 33:09 J. Cole's decision to choose peace 35:26 Final thoughts and prayers for peace ... Read more

08 May 2024

35 MINS

35:26

08 May 2024


#214

The Power of Natural Inspiration with Pavlo

Takeaways ---Pavlo started giving away guitars when he realized he had too many ---He appreciates every moment of his success and doesn't take it for granted ---The guitar is his tool of engagement and expression ---He gives away guitars at his concerts and finds joy in it ---Pavlo keeps his music fresh by playing with his band and having different guests join him on stage ---He emphasizes the importance of gratitude and never taking anything for granted Allowing inspiration to come naturally is key to Pavlo's creative process ---Combining ideas from different time periods can result in unique and meaningful songs ---Integrating family into the touring lifestyle helps maintain a balance between work and personal life ---Producing his own music and TV shows has been instrumental in getting Pavlo's songs out into the world Having a concept or idea in mind can guide the composition of an album ---The fear of repeating oneself can drive artists to explore new creative directions ---Pavlo allows his band creative freedom within the framework of his compositions ---Pavlo has upcoming TV programming and specials, including a potential concert at Massey Hall in Toronto ---He expresses his desire to collaborate with Drake and emphasizes the importance of enjoying life Chapters 00:00 The Concept of Giving Away Guitars 06:13 No Specific Attachment to Guitars 11:24 The Power of Natural Inspiration 28:00 Overcoming the Fear of Repetition in Songwriting 32:37 The Desire to Collaborate with Drake ... Read more

01 May 2024

36 MINS

36:10

01 May 2024


#213

The Power of Live Performance & Living Within Your Means as an Artist

Takeaways ---Childhood dreams can shape our aspirations and influence our paths in life. ---Pursuing a career in music, particularly as a rapper, requires a lot of hard work and dedication. ---Doing cover songs can be a way to gain exposure and connect with audiences. ---Live performances have a unique energy and can create memorable experiences for both artists and audiences. ---The decline of music television shows like Much Music has created a need for new platforms to showcase emerging artists. ---Overproduction can sometimes detract from the authenticity and impact of music shows. Exposure is crucial for artists to gain recognition and expand their fan base. ---Organizing large-scale music events can be challenging due to budget constraints and the difficulty of bringing together iconic bands. ---Having a strategic marketing plan and giving enough time for promotion is essential for filling up venues and attracting audiences. ---Living within one's means and focusing on developing one's craft are important for artists to succeed in the music industry. ---Believing in one's potential and making consistent efforts to improve are key to achieving success. 00:00 Childhood Dreams and Hip Hop 07:09 The Decline of Music Television and the Need for New Platforms 12:29 Overproduction in Music Shows 21:26 Marketing and Planning for Success 26:36 The Journey of Self-Improvement 30:40 Living Within Your Means and Making Positive Changes ... Read more

24 Apr 2024

32 MINS

32:41

24 Apr 2024


#212

Balancing Job Loss and Human Creativity

The conversation explores the impact of AI on various industries, particularly music and healthcare. While AI has the potential to streamline processes and reduce costs, it also poses a threat to job security. In the music industry, AI can assist in composing and producing music, lowering barriers to entry for artists. However, it also raises questions about the authenticity of the art and the role of human creativity. In healthcare, AI can improve diagnostics and provide alternative treatment options, but it may also lead to a loss of trust in human doctors. Overall, the conversation highlights the need for balance and careful consideration of the implications of AI. The conversation explores the impact of AI on the music industry, discussing topics such as AI-generated music, AI voices, and AI tools for musicians. They also touch on the potential loss of jobs for humans and the blurred lines between real and fake content. Despite the concerns, they express hope for the future and the value of human talent and authenticity in live performances. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Catching Up 06:14 AI in Healthcare: Improving Diagnostics and Treatment 09:43 Job Security in the Age of AI 16:05 Balancing the Benefits and Risks of AI 27:56 Balancing Job Loss and Human Creativity ... Read more

17 Apr 2024

35 MINS

35:44

17 Apr 2024


#211

Ableset the missing link!

Summary In this conversation, Dee and Anthony interview Leo Bernard, the founder and developer of AbleSet, a software solution for managing set-lists and controlling playback in Ableton Live. Leo shares his background in music and software development, as well as the inspiration behind creating AbleSet. The conversation covers the challenges faced by musicians in live performances and how AbleSet addresses those challenges. Leo discusses the features of AbleSet, including remote control of playback computers, dynamic looping of song sections, and the ability to change set-lists on the fly. He also mentions future updates and integrations he is considering for AbleSet. In this conversation, Leo discusses the capabilities of AbleSet, a software that enhances the functionality of Ableton Live for live performances. He explains how AbleSet allows users to reorder songs and create random set-lists, making it easier for party bands and musicians to perform on the fly. Leo also shares the challenges he faced in developing AbleSet and the lack of official support from Ableton. Despite this, he has received endorsements from respected Ableton certified professionals. Leo talks about his other projects and applications outside of AbleSet and his goals for the future. He also shares his passion for music and attending concerts. Takeaways ---AbleSet is a software solution that simplifies managing setlists and controlling playback in Ableton Live. ---The inspiration for AbleSet came from Leo's experience as a musician in a band that needed a solution for managing complex live performances. ---AbleSet allows musicians to remotely control their playback computer, change setlists on the fly, and dynamically loop song sections. ---Leo is grateful for the feedback and support from AbleSet users and is constantly working on improving the software. AbleSet allows users to reorder songs and create random setlists, making live performances more flexible and dynamic. ---Developing AbleSet presented challenges, but Leo was determined to find solutions and improve the functionality of Ableton Live. ---Leo has received endorsements from respected Ableton certified professionals, highlighting the value and effectiveness of AbleSet. ---Leo's passion for music extends beyond AbleSet, as he has created other projects and applications in the multimedia field. Sound Bites 00:00 Introduction and Background 01:22 Introduction to AbleSet 02:48 Inspiration for AbleSet 04:01 Leo's Background in Software Development 05:23 First Issue: Remote Control of Playback Computer 06:36 Second Issue: Changing Setlist on the Fly 09:26 Dynamic Looping of Song Sections 12:27 Development and Commercialization of AbleSet 15:30 Future Updates and Integrations 18:33 AbleSet's Capabilities 19:10 Reordering Songs and Random Setlists 20:02 Challenges and Solutions 21:10 Lack of Official Support from Ableton 22:08 Endorsements and Frustrations 23:49 Other Projects and Applications 25:31 Attending NEM and Future Plans 27:19 Goals for AbleSet 28:04 Unwinding and Hobbies 28:51 Favorite Concerts 30:14 Concerts on the Bucket List 31:17 Social Media and Closing Remarks ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

32 MINS

32:18

10 Apr 2024


#210

Things that musicians should never do

In this episode we delve into crucial advice for musicians aiming to thrive in today's ever-evolving music industry landscape. Join us as we identify and discuss five common pitfalls that musicians often fall into, hindering their progress and success. From neglecting branding and obsessing over social media metrics to ignoring essential music business fundamentals, we explore the detrimental effects of these habits on artists' careers. Additionally, we emphasize the importance of prioritizing health and well-being, as well as embracing adaptation to industry changes. Packed with valuable insights and actionable tips, this episode serves as a wake-up call for musicians striving to elevate their craft and achieve long-term success. Tune in to discover the key strategies for navigating the challenges of the modern music industry and taking your music career to new heights. - [01:00] Discussion on the importance of branding for musicians. - [02:15] Why neglecting branding can hinder an artist's success. - [03:45] Tips on building a strong brand as a musician. - [05:00] Exploring the obsession with social media metrics among musicians. - [06:30] The downside of solely focusing on follower counts and likes. - [08:00] Alternative strategies for leveraging social media effectively. - [09:30] The significance of understanding music business fundamentals. - [11:00] Common mistakes made by musicians who overlook business aspects. - [12:45] Resources and education avenues for learning about the music industry. - [14:00] Addressing the tendency for musicians to neglect self-care. - [15:30] The impact of neglecting health on creativity and performance. - [17:00] Strategies for prioritizing health and well-being in the music industry. - [18:30] Discussion on the importance of adapting to changes in the music industry. - [20:00] Examples of outdated practices that musicians should abandon. - [21:30] Embracing innovation and staying relevant in a dynamic industry. Conclusion - [23:00] Recap of the 5 things musicians need to stop doing. - [24:00] Closing remarks and encouragement for listeners to implement positive changes. ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

47 MINS

47:24

01 Apr 2024


#209

Revisiting a catch up with the Monowhales

Embark on a melodic voyage through the depths of indie rock with DNA Airwaves' latest episode featuring the enigmatic band, Monowhales. With insightful commentary and captivating tunes, this episode promises to immerse listeners in the essence of Monowhales' musical prowess. [00:00 - 03:12] - Introduction: Dive into the world of Monowhales as the hosts set the stage for an enlightening conversation with the band members. Learn about their origins, influences, and aspirations in the music industry. [03:13 - 12:45] - Evolution of Sound: Explore the evolution of Monowhales' sound from their humble beginnings to their current musical endeavors. Delve into the creative process behind their acclaimed tracks and the inspiration that fuels their artistic vision. [12:46 - 25:30] - Song Breakdown: Get a closer look at some of Monowhales' most beloved songs as the band provides insightful commentary on their lyrics, melodies, and underlying themes. From introspective ballads to high-energy anthems, each track offers a glimpse into the band's multifaceted talent. [25:31 - 35:57] - Behind the Scenes: Go behind the scenes with Monowhales as they share anecdotes from their experiences on the road, in the studio, and beyond. Gain valuable insights into the challenges and triumphs of life as a touring indie band. [35:58 - 43:21] - Fan Interactions: Hear firsthand accounts from Monwhales' dedicated fanbase as they share their favorite memories, concert experiences, and the impact the band's music has had on their lives. [43:22 - 50:00] - Future Endeavors: Wrap up the episode with a glimpse into Monowhales' exciting plans for the future, including upcoming projects, collaborations, and aspirations. Leave inspired by their unwavering dedication to their craft and their relentless pursuit of musical excellence. Join DNA Airwaves as they unravel the captivating narrative of Monowhales, one verse at a time. Whether you're a longtime fan or new to their music, this episode promises to leave you spellbound by the raw emotion and undeniable talent of this extraordinary indie rock ensemble. ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

55 MINS

55:09

25 Mar 2024


#208

Empowering Through Rhythm: Luckystickz on Music and Philanthropy

In today's episode, we delve into the rhythmic world of Luckystickz, a Canadian singer, songwriter, and virtuoso of the steelpan. Born of Jamaican and Trinidadian roots, Luckystickz blends Soca, Dancehall, R&B, and Gospel into his distinctive Afro R&B/Pop sound. Beyond music, Luckystickz is a passionate philanthropist, founding the TuneIn Foundation to empower youth through music education. We also explore his journey as an author, diving into his book "I Make Money Moves" and much more. Join us for a vibrant conversation with Luckystickz about music, philanthropy, and creativity. Takeaways ---Balancing life and pursuing a purpose can be challenging, but having a clear purpose can fuel and motivate you. ---The TuneIn Foundation aims to empower youth through music and art, providing opportunities for them to explore their creativity and connect with their communities. ---The foundation offers various programs, including the Talk to Me Nice Conference, The Plug program, arts integrated presentations, and the Blueprint artist development program. ---Lucky Sticks' journey with the steel pan started at a young age and has evolved to include other musical instruments and singing. ---Managing time and responsibilities requires a team effort, and having a supportive team is crucial for success. Building and scaling a team is essential for growth and success. ---Investing in team members and treating them well is crucial for retention and long-term success. ---Making an impact in the community, especially among young black people, is fulfilling and meaningful. ---Writing a book can be a powerful way to share knowledge and empower others. ---Creating culturally responsive content is important for relatability and applicability. ---Leading with love and showing God's love in everything we do is a powerful way to make a difference. ---Overcoming rejection and hardships is part of the journey, and persistence is key. ---Sowing seeds and maintaining consistency are essential for long-term success. ---Continuing the mission and staying committed to one's purpose is crucial for growth and impact. Chapters 00:00 Introduction 03:00 Balancing Life and Pursuing a Purpose 06:12 The Birth of TuneIn Foundation 10:36 Programs Offered by TuneIn Foundation 22:17 Managing Time and Teamwork 23:00 Building and Scaling a Team 24:25 The Importance of Investing in Team Members 25:54 Making an Impact in the Community 27:02 The Journey of Writing a Book 28:28 Empowering Young Black People 29:58 Creating Culturally Responsive Content 31:21 Leading with Love 32:56 Leaving a Legacy 36:19 Overcoming Rejection and Hardships 41:56 Sowing Seeds and Consistency 44:46 Continuing the Mission ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

47 MINS

47:52

18 Mar 2024


#207

Replay: DRUMEO talk with CEO Jared Falk

In today's REPLAY we have the CEO of Musora Media, Jared Falk as our guest today. Since 2003, Jared has built an incredibly successful e-learning business that focuses on teaching drums through its social learning community called Drumeo. Drumeo has also hosted guest lessons from well-known drummers, including Benny Greb, Anika Nilles, Russ Miller, Tommy Igoe, and Dennis Chambers, to name a few. Following the achievement of Drumeo, Jared and his team have since launched new instrument verticals such as Pianote, Guitareo, and Recordeo. We connected with Jared over the internet and talked about his love for drums, why he decided to launch Drumeo, and much more! Want to learn more about Musora Media or Drumeo? [Musora Website] (https://www.musora.com/) [Drumeo Website] (https://www.drumeo.com/) [Instagram] (https://instagram.com/drumeoofficial/) [Facebook] (https://facebook.com/drumeo/) [YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/freedrumlessons/) ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

58 MINS

58:42

11 Mar 2024


#206

Toronto Talk

Join us for a laid-back and entertaining episode as we dive into some fascinating topics without a guest this week. First up, we explore the unique world of "guy talk" – the banter, the humor, and the unspoken rules that govern male conversations. Next, we take a deep dive into the iconic Toronto accent, exploring its quirks, history, and how it sets us apart in the world of accents. Get ready for some laughs and insights as we dissect the nuances of the "Toronto" way of speaking. Tune in for a casual yet insightful discussion that promises to entertain and enlighten. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation! ... Read more

04 Mar 2024

29 MINS

29:50

04 Mar 2024


#205

Innovation with MAG Organs CEO Max Ghirardi

Max Ghirardi is the visionary CEO of MAG Keyboards, a leading producer of musical instruments based in Prague, Czech Republic (EU). Founded in 2001, MAG is the brainchild of Max, a passionate musician, Hammond organ specialist, and industrial engineer. The company crafts a range of top-notch instruments including organs, speakers, effects pedals, and keyboard accessories, all designed for superior quality and playability. Dive into the world of musical innovation with MAG Keyboards CEO Max Ghirardi. Explore the artistry and craftsmanship behind MAG's top-notch instruments in this captivating episode. ... Read more

26 Feb 2024

42 MINS

42:30

26 Feb 2024


#204

Know Yourself with Desarae Dee (Part 2)

Today's episode is the second part of our conversation with the incredibly talented Toronto musician, Desarae Dee. In this continuation, we delve deeper into Desarae's musical journey, exploring the inspirations behind her latest creations, her evolving sound, and the stories that fuel her passion for music. ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

39 MINS

39:59

19 Feb 2024


#203

Know Yourself with Desarae Dee (Part 1)

We're delighted to welcome back Toronto musician Desarae Dee to the podcast for another captivating conversation. Join us as we catch up with Desarae and delve deeper into her musical journey since our last chat. From new projects to evolving influences, we'll explore the latest chapter in her creative endeavors. Get ready for an engaging discussion filled with music, inspiration, and insights into Desarae's continued growth as an artist. Tune in and reconnect with this talented musician! ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:01

12 Feb 2024


#202

The many sounds of Nigeria w/ Lucky Benjamin

Join us for a captivating episode featuring our guest Lucky Benjamin, a talented musician from Nigeria. Dive into the rhythm of his early musical journey, the vibrant tapestry of the Nigerian music scene, and much more. It's a melodic exploration that unveils the rich heritage and diverse influences shaping his musical prowess. Don't miss this insightful conversation! Takeaways ---Nigeria has a vibrant Afrobeat scene with frequent events happening in different states. ---Local music can be best enjoyed in clubs, where the atmosphere is lively and energetic. ---Lucky Benjamin has worked with both gospel and hip-hop artists, showcasing his versatility as a music producer. ---The church Lucky attends has a high production level, attracting some of the best musicians in the country. ---Nigerian gospel music often has an American sound, showcasing the influence of different musical styles. ---Listeners can explore Lucky Benjamin's work and connect with him through his social media channels. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction 01:21 Discussion on Nigerian Music Culture 02:21 Lucky Benjamin's Music Background and Inspirations 03:19 Influence of African Sounds on Lucky Benjamin's Music 04:15 Lucky Benjamin's Musical Journey and Teaching Experience 07:06 Different Sounds in Nigeria 09:29 Continuation of Music Career after High School 10:13 Studying Geophysics and Continuing Music 14:05 Changing Perception of Africa and Nigerian Music 15:44 Prominent Nigerian Stars and Dominant Music Genre 19:40 Afrobeat and its Origin 21:06 Impact of Afrobeat on Global Music Scene 24:15 Africa's Economic Boom and Perception Shift 25:30 Local Music Scene and Upcoming Artists 26:57 Afrobeat Events in Nigeria 28:02 Enjoying Local Music in Clubs 29:30 Working with Gospel and Hip-Hop Artists 30:04 Versatility as a Music Producer 32:05 The High Production Level of Lucky's Church 33:54 The American Sound of Nigerian Gospel Music 35:27 Lucky's Social Media Channels 36:14 Closing Remarks ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

42 MINS

42:40

05 Feb 2024


#201

The innovation of multitracks.com

Andre Favreau from Multitracks.com speaks on the companies growth, new features and the whole multitracks eco-system. ... Read more

31 Jan 2024

06 MINS

06:49

31 Jan 2024