Music On Your Own Terms
Music On Your Own Terms 113 “Darryl Hurs - Indie 101″

Music On Your Own Terms 113 “Darryl Hurs - Indie 101″

March 30, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 113 - Darryl Hurs - Indie 101

This episode I'm joined by Indie Week Founder and Director of Market Development Canada for CD Baby, Darryl Hurs! Darryl talks about the upcoming Indie 101 conference that will be happening April 20th-24th, about Indie Week and Screen X Screen, as well as his experience working for CD Baby on their global team. We also hear about how Darryl got into music and some of the amazing experiences he's had while traveling the globe. This upcoming event is definitely a must attend for indie musicians, and is extremely affordable, especially considering the amount of education and networking opportunities available during the conference. I have already bought my ticket so I hope to see many of you online for the event. All the info is linked in the show notes of the episode.

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Darryl Hurs on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrylhurs/

Darryl Hurs on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/darryl_hurs/?hl=en

Darryl Hurs on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Darryl-Hurs-301000147098423

Indie Week on the web - https://www.indieweek.com/

CD Baby on the web - https://cdbaby.com

Music in this episode is from Sumo Cyco

Sumo Cyco on the web - https://sumo-cyco.myshopify.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Toronto | Indie Week | Indie 101 | Screen X Screen | CD Baby DIY Musician Conference | Gig Life Pro | Sarah Guppy | NFTs | Digital/Virtual Merch | Whova | Live Nation | VIP Nation | HMV Records | Clubhouse | Fortnite | Marshmello | Diplo | Metallica | Iceland Volcano Eruption | SXSW | Sim São Paulo | Liverpool Sound City | Great Escape

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Music On Your Own Terms 095 “Azhelle Wade/The Toy Coach - Toying With Creativity & Marketing”

Music On Your Own Terms 095 “Azhelle Wade/The Toy Coach - Toying With Creativity & Marketing”

December 14, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 095 - Azhelle Wade/The Toy Coach - Toying With Creativity & Marketing

Sitting down for a chat this episode is Azhelle Wade, a former VP of branding for a major toy company, three time patented toy inventor, entrepreneur, cancer survivor, and now host of the Making It In The Toy Industry podcast that teaches aspiring toy inventors how to market their ideas and turn them into successful toys. We learn about Azhelle's background in creative design and product development, her own clothing line that forced her to learn the fashion industry from scratch, and how getting cancer propelled her career. She also shares a number of actionable tips that musicians can apply to their own business, some fantastic advice on launching a successful Kickstarter campaign, and also some thoughts on different avenues that you could market your music.

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Azhelle Wade on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/azhellewade/

Azhelle Wade on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/azhelle.wade

Azhelle Wade on the web - https://www.azhellewade.com

The Toy Coach on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/thetoycoach/

The Toy Coach on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thetoycoach/

The Toy Coach on the web - https://www.thetoycoach.com

Topics discussed in this episode : The Tagies | Music In Plush Toys | Black Lives Matter | Racial Bias In Toys | The Sixth Sense | FIT | SUNY Purchase | The Wiggles | Caitlin Claessens | Moana | Costumize Me | Santa Con | Kickstarter | CD Baby Podcast - Crowdfunding Is Dead | Toy Coach Episode 22 | EVH | Android Custom Alarms | Toy Story | The Skinny Armadillo | Toys R Us | Kidney Cancer | Women In Toys | Mary Kay Russell

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Music in this episode by Eden James

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Music On Your Own Terms 086 “Andrew Plan - The Man With A Plan To Heal You”

Music On Your Own Terms 086 “Andrew Plan - The Man With A Plan To Heal You”

October 26, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 086 - Andrew Plan - The Man With A Plan To Heal You

For this episode I caught up with my friend Andrew Plan who was the first person I met at the CD Baby DIY Musician Conference back in September of 2019. Andrew talks about how his dad's love of music influenced his own, how music called him away from a potential career in medicine, and his experience in various songwriting contests. We also learn about his songwriting methodologies, getting onto playlists with his music, and how he is healing people with his music, both performing in various hospitals, and also with the message in his latest single with collaborator Kristine Wriding.

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Andrew Plan on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/andrewplanmusic/

Andrew Plan on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/andrew.plan.music

Andrew Plan on the web - https://www.andrewplan.com

Topics discussed in this episode : CD Baby DIY Musician Conference | Just The Tip 3 | The Beatles | Eagles | Jimi Hendrix | John Mayer | San Francisco Palace Of Fine Arts | Adele | Kristine Wriding | Ed Sheeran | Ableton | New York Country Swag | Lovegood Media | Autism | Musicians On Call

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This episode's artist suggestion - Anciients

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Music On Your Own Terms 075 “Just The Tip 3 - Looking Back To The 2019 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference”

Music On Your Own Terms 075 “Just The Tip 3 - Looking Back To The 2019 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference”

August 28, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 075 - Just The Tip 3 - Looking Back To The 2019 CD Baby DIY Musician Conference

Since the CD Baby DIY Musician conference was cancelled this year due to COVID, I wanted to take a minute, in this, the third installment, of Just The Tip, to ask some of the attendees I met last year, why they went and what they got out of the conference.

This episode features responses from the following artists: Andrew Plan, Latoya Cooper, the Songstress. Ruthie Wilde, TD Benton, Dirty Metal Lefty, Diego Vargas, Anais Azul.

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Music On Your Own Terms 070 “Latoya Cooper “The Songstress” - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity”

Music On Your Own Terms 070 “Latoya Cooper “The Songstress” - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity”

August 3, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 070 - Latoya Cooper "The Songstress" - Getting Out Of Your Elephant And Being Ready For Opportunity

Returning to the podcast is my good friend Latoya Cooper, who I met at the CD Baby conference in 2019 and we heard from back in episode 23! We find out what Latoya has been up to with both her music, Music Meets The Boardroom, and her new MMB Podcast. Part of this episode also doubles as an episode for that very podcast, where Latoya interviews me about this podcast, and my work with merch at The Skinny Armadillo. Latoya shares info about her work on an upcoming film soundtrack and the books she'll be releasing, along with some important information about trademarking.

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Music Meets The Boardroom Podcast - https://anchor.fm/musicmeetstheboardroom

Latoya Cooper on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LatoyaCooperTheSongstress/

Latoya Cooper on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/latoya_cooper_the_songstress/

Latoya Cooper on the web - http://www.latoyacooper.com/

Music Meets The Boardroom on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicMeetsTheBoardroom/

Music Meets The Boardroom on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/music_meets_the_boardroom/

Music Meets The Boardroom on the web – https://www.musicmeetstheboardroom.com/

Topics discussed in this episode : Racism Linked To Environmental Issues | CD Baby Conference | Discovery Channel | The Plaster Casters | Podbean | David Dennis | Simon Tam | The Slants Sake Story | Fiverr

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Music On Your Own Terms 069 “Al Gilliom - Piano Music In Dark Spaces”

Music On Your Own Terms 069 “Al Gilliom - Piano Music In Dark Spaces”

July 31, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 069 - Al Gilliom - Piano Music In Dark Spaces

Back in April of this year, I spoke to Olympia, Washington based pianist Al Gillion. During the interview we had a great deal of technical difficulties but Al was gracious enough to re-record his answers so I could produce a full episode and tell his story. During our discussion, we learn that Al heard solo piano music in the NICU as a premature baby, and was inspired to play by his grandmother. We also discover the incredible weight of emotion that fuels Al's moving pieces, and the inspiration behind his most recent album "The Light In Dark Spaces".

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Al Gilliom on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AlGilliomMusic/

Al Gilliom on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/algilliommusic/

Al Gilliom on the web - https://www.algilliommusic.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Olympia, Washington | Robert Lang Studios | Kevin Younkins | Indegogo | CD Baby Podcast Episode

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Music On Your Own Terms 055 “Vanessa Ferrer/Merch Cat - Making Merch Work For You”

Music On Your Own Terms 055 “Vanessa Ferrer/Merch Cat - Making Merch Work For You”

May 18, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 055 - Vanessa Ferrer/Merch Cat - Making Merch Work For You

Joining me from NY is Merch Cat founder Vanessa Ferrer. We discuss what tools the Merch Cat app provides artists, to succeed in their merch business, how Vanessa got her start and how that transitioned into working with artists, and eventually developing Merch Cat itself. Vanessa and I talk about the various technology challenges, what is important for bands to do to stay engaged with their fans, and she also shares her top tips for selling merch during the COVID-19 situation. Make sure you take plenty of notes during this episode, because there is a ton of awesome information!

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Merch Cat on the web – https://www.merchcat.com

Merch Cat on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/merchcat/

Merch Cat on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/merch_cat/

Vanessa on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessaaferrer/

Music in this episode by June Divided

Topics discussed in this episode : CD Baby | Vanessa's Top Merch Tips | Merch Cat Fan App

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Music On Your Own Terms 052 “Anais Azul – Creating A New Normal”

Music On Your Own Terms 052 “Anais Azul – Creating A New Normal”

May 4, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 052 - Anais Azul – Creating A New Normal

Anais Azul is a multi instrumentalist, singer and composer based in both California and Boston, that I met at last year's CD Baby DIY Musician conference. In this episode we talk about what brought Anais's family from their native Peru to the US, going to Boston University to study music and composition, and what projects and communities keep them bi-coastal. We hear about the musical projects that Anais is involved in as well as their solo music, and multifaceted performances that Anais's goal are to be as interactive as possible, with the intent of being collective healing/meditation events as much as they are musical performances. Finally we touch on the current COVID-19 situation, what Anais has done to pivot as a music teacher, and what listeners can do to shift their mindset to improve their positivity.

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Anais on the web – https://anaisazul.com

Anais on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/anaisazulmusic/

Anais on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/anaisazul/

Music In This Episode by Anais Azul

Topics discussed in this episode : Weird Folk Fest | Dance Theatre Surreality | Petting Kazoo | Cathartic Conundrum | Meredith Monk | Rafael Natan

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Music On Your Own Terms 041 “Suzanne Paulinski/The Rockstar Advocate”

Music On Your Own Terms 041 “Suzanne Paulinski/The Rockstar Advocate”

March 2, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 041 - Suzanne Paulinski/The Rockstar Advocate

For Episode 41 I talk to Suzanne Paulinski, a mindset coach that helps music-preneurs with the business side of their music and also helps them understand the importance of mental and physical health. Last summer at the CD Baby conference, I attended Suz's seminar about overcoming overwhelm and was inspired by the achievement of how she was able to build a successful business while only being able to work 2 hours a day due to her battle with Lymes Disease. Suz talks about her history in the music business, virtually burning out at a young age and how that has fueled her passion of bringing the importance of focus to her clients. We talk about the psychology of language and how it plays a vital role in our success, and also she talks about getting the word out to a wider audience with her podcast, the Music-preneur Mindset Podcast. Keep an ear out for Suz's dog Pepper that makes an appearance by snoring in the background!

The Rock/Star Advocate on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheRockStarAdvocate/

The Rock/Star Advocate on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rockstaradvo/

The Rock/Star Advocate on the web – https://therockstaradvocate.com

The Music-Preneur Mindset Podcast - https://therockstaradvocate.com/blog/

Music in this episode by Sub-Radio

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Music On Your Own Terms 035 “Chris Birkett & Shari Tallon/The Free Spirits”

Music On Your Own Terms 035 “Chris Birkett & Shari Tallon/The Free Spirits”

January 9, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 35 - Chris Birkett & Shari Tallon/The Free Spirits

Joining me this episode is award winning producer, guitarist and fellow Brit, Chris Birkett whose album credits have collectively sold over 100 million copies, including Sinead O'Conner's "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" featuring the massive Prince cover of "Nothing Compares 2 U". Chris is joined by Shari Tallon, a pianist, flutist, composer, and music educator, who together with Chris form The Free Spirits.

We have a fantastic conversation that covers both Chris and Shari's individual histories, how they met and formed the band and the creation and meaning of their new album 11:11. We also discuss Chris's thoughts on what it means to be a musician and the state of the corporate music industry today, as well as Shari's incredible work with disadvantaged and disabled children that brings the joy of music into their lives, to help tackle some of their day to day challenges.

Most importantly though, we hear about the theremin incident during the recording of John Otway's latest album on the island of Montserrat, and discover the composition of the mysterious "Green Yum"

The Free Spirits on Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/thefreespirits11.11

The Free Spirits on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/11.11thefreespirits/

The Free Spirits on the web - thefreespirits.ca

Music in this episode by The Free Spirits

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