Music On Your Own Terms
Music On Your Own Terms 089 “Matt Bacon - Bringing Home The Bacon!”

Music On Your Own Terms 089 “Matt Bacon - Bringing Home The Bacon!”

November 9, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 089 - Matt Bacon - Bringing Home The Bacon!

Joining me on this episode is PR aficionado Matt Bacon from Dropout Media. Matt talks about his upbringing, his obsessive penchant for music culture and history, and how he launched his career working for bands and labels in the metal scene. He also takes us on a fascinating journey behind the scenes of label deals, working for large European festivals interviewing metal legends, and some tips for those who have aspirations to work in the music business. Matt also talks about his upcoming move to London (which at the time of release has already happened), his mental health, and he also shares an amazing list of books that contributed to his knowledge of marketing.

Matt Bacon on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bacons.bits/

Matt Bacon on Twitter - https://twitter.com/baconsbits_

Dropout Media on the web - https://dropoutmedia.net

Topics discussed in this episode : Jimi Hendrix | Led Zeppelin | The Beatles | Slayer | Darkthrone | Black Country Communion | Two Guys Metal Reviews | Napalm Death | Tengger Cavalry | Inferno | Curtis Dewar - Dewar PR | Black Dahlia Murder | Carcass | Ian Christie | Plastic Head | Brexit | Blood Incantation | Poison Idea | Church Of Misery | B2 Visa | Black Heart Camden | O'Brien's Boston | Daughters | Municipal Waste | St Vitus Bar | Bexhill | Novembers Doom | Prophecy Productions | The Skull | Ron Holzner | Woods Of Ypres | Coven | Jinx Dawson | Hellfest | Insanity Alert | Angelheaded Hipster | Zakk Sabbath | Necrot | Marc Urselli | John Zorn | Ornette Coleman | Count Basie | Louis Armstrong | Sidney Bechet | Joan Jett | Vince Bellino | Zakk Wylde | Metal Blade | Ryan Knight | Acid King | Trouble | The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli | How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie | Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk | Russel Brunsen Funnel Series | 10X by Grant Cardone | Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill | Bad Brains | Prosperity Gospel | Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port | Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got by Jay Abraham | Ogilvy On Advertising by David Ogilvy | Product Launch Formula by Jeff Walker | The Adweek Copywriting Handbook by Joseph Sugarman | Glen Tipton | Ace Frehley | Paul Masvidal | Music of the Pygmies | Gwar | Robert Plant | Carpathian Forest | The Third Attempt

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Music in this episode by Insanity Alert

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This episode's artist suggestion - October Tide

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Music On Your Own Terms 088 “Bella Bromberg - Should, Can, And Will!”

Music On Your Own Terms 088 “Bella Bromberg - Should, Can, And Will!”

November 6, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 088 - Bella Bromberg - Should, Can, And Will!

For this episode we journey to a sunny autumn morning in New York, and chat with a young singer songwriter named Bella Bromberg, who at the time of the interview is in her second year at Barnard College. Bella talks about her upbringing in California, including her mother making Bella take piano lessons, her dad exposing her to hip hop and R&B music, as well as the urge to start writing songs at a young age. We learn of the contacts Bella has been making in the industry and the inspiration for a lot of her music.

Bella B on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/itsbellaabee/

Bella B on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/itsbellaabee

Bella B on the web - https://www.bellabromberg.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Barnard Women's College | Mozart | Bach | Columbia Daily Spectator | Carolyn Sills| Jordan Belfort | Alicia Keys | Lauren Hill | Madison Square Garden | Grammys | Gavin DeGraw | Sly And The Family Stone | Prohibition Bar | Seoul Korea | The Glass Castle By Jeanette Walls | Tik Tok Overtakes Spotify | D'Angelo | Snarky Puppy | Bob Leone | Pink Floyd | Cream | Eric Clapton | Pablo Neruda | Shakespeare | Plato | Stevie Wonder | Kelly Clarkson

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Music On Your Own Terms 080 “2 Year Podcast Anniversary - Double The Fun, Double The Value With Adam Ross & Alan Hill!”

Music On Your Own Terms 080 “2 Year Podcast Anniversary - Double The Fun, Double The Value With Adam Ross & Alan Hill!”

September 23, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 080 - 2 Year Podcast Anniversary - Double The Fun, Double The Value With Adam Ross & Alan Hill!

Helping me celebrate the 2 year anniversary of the first podcast episodes being released are my good friends Adam Ross from Creatures & Chemicals (Episode 11 & Episode 13) and Alan Hill (Episode 10). We begin with Adam Ross, and find out what has happened with Creatures since our last episode when I was in the band, details of the release of the album, and what the future holds for live shows and new music. Rounding out the episode is my brother from another, Alan who gives us an update on his coaching experiences, starting a family, moving to Portugal and a major health event that put him in the hospital for over a month, and required him to basically learn to walk again.

Adam Ross on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/28zombie/

Adam Ross on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/28zombie

Creatures & Chemicals on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/creaturesandchemicals/

Creatures & Chemicals on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/creaturesandchemicals

Alan Hill on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alan_p_hill/

Alan Hill on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/alan.p.hill

Alan Hill on the web - https://www.alanphill.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Korn | Metallica | Pantera | Great White | Ozzy Osbourne - Live & Loud | Mr Monster | The Rail Club | Cavernous Hemangioma | Mount Kilimanjaro | Blair Singer | Little Voice Mastery | Robert Kiyosaki | K2 Adventures | Harrison Ford | Calista Flockhart | Stephen Covey | The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People | Anthony Robbins | Unleash The Power Within | Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers - The Power Of Myth | Viktor Frankl - Man's Search For Mearning | Micheal Singer - The Untethered Soul | Anthony De Mello - Awareness | ALS | Success Resources | T Harv Eker | Zig Zigler | Brian Tracy | Porto, Portugal

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Music On Your Own Terms 079 “Simone Dow - A Voyage To The Last Continent”

Music On Your Own Terms 079 “Simone Dow - A Voyage To The Last Continent”

September 21, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 079 - Simone Dow - A Voyage To The Last Continent

This episode I'm stoked to be talking with Simone Dow, guitarist with the awesome prog band Voyager from Australia. Simone talks about her family's move from Scotland, getting a scholarship for classical guitar, and subsequently getting into metal and never looking back. We hear about life on the road, endorsement deals, and what it means to be signed to a record label in today's DIY world. In addition, Simone graciously shares her experiences with chronic migraines, and how she manages practicing and playing shows, along with getting the word out about the organization Migraine Australia, as well as the condition itself.

Simone Dow on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/simmy_voyager/

Simone Dow on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/simone.dow

Voyager on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/voyagerau/

Voyager on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/voyageraustralia

Voyager on the web - https://www.voyagerau.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Ernie Ball Music Man | JPX7 | Ibanez | Mayones | Steve Vai | Gary Moore | Joe Satriani | Per Nilssen | Scar Symmetry | Guthrie Govan | Mesa Boogie | Mini Rectifier | Line 6 Stomp | Leprous | Einar Solberg | Iron Maiden | Bruce Dickinson | Seasons Of Mist | Anciients | Phil Anselmo | Gorguts | Migraine Australia | CGRP Drugs | PBS Australia | Hemiplegic Migraine | Tiger Balm | Steven Fry - Mythos | Bryan Doerries - The Theater of War | Devin Townsend | Ryan Van Poerderooyen

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Music On Your Own Terms 078 “Hal Eisenberg - A Runaway, Wanted Dead Or Alive”

Music On Your Own Terms 078 “Hal Eisenberg - A Runaway, Wanted Dead Or Alive”

September 14, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 078 - Hal Eisenberg - A Runaway, Wanted Dead Or Alive

Please welcome Hal Eisenberg to the podcast! Hal contributed drums to James Dand's Empowerment Songs project, including the track "Hero's Journey" that we heard in episode 76, as well as the track at the end of this interview. Not only is Hal a drummer, but we find out about his amazing work in the New York school system as a social worker, having helped hundreds of thousands of kids find their voice, and reach their full potential in the world. Hal talks about growing up, becoming homeless and falling into drugs and alcohol, then turning his life around to become a major force in the education system. We also hear about his near death experience with COVID, and now his battle with cancer, as well as a special message of encouragement from a well known New Jersey singer. This is an incredible chat, and I was extremely inspired after I talked with Hal, I hope you will experience the same insight and invigoration after listening to Hal speak!

Hal on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hal_eisenberg88/

Hal on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hal88

Windows Of Opportunity on the web - http://www.wooinc.org

Windows Of Opportunity on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/windowsofopportunity88/

Topics discussed in this episode : James Dand | The Passion Center | Kira Day | Stevie Wonder - Hotter Than July | The Four Seasons | The Beatles | Aerosmith | Led Zeppelin | Waking Up From Work | Jon Bon Jovi | Phil X | Hired Gun | Liberty DeVitto | Billy Joel | Neil Peart | Stewart Copeland | Tico Torres | Marco Minnemann | Bryan Beller | The Jelly Jam | Rod Morgenstein | Dream Theater | Bruce Vermett | Killbot Zero | Outlet

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Music On Your Own Terms 076 “The Inner Anthem Of James Dand (Slight Return)”

Music On Your Own Terms 076 “The Inner Anthem Of James Dand (Slight Return)”

August 31, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 076 - The Inner Anthem Of James Dand (Slight Return)

Joining me on the podcast once again from episode 8 is none other than my good friend James Dand! We recorded this episode a little while ago, prior to the release of his triple album, which I'm happy to report was released a few days before this episode airs. James gives some really great insight into the making of the album, including working with over twenty contributors, the logistics of legal agreements and the sessions themselves. We also discuss James' release strategy, and dig into the royalty arrangements for various governing bodies around the world. Also, as an exclusive bonus, at the end of the episode, we hear the track "Heroes Journey" that not only I contributed guitar to, but also features Hal Eisenberg on drums, who I had the pleasure of talking to recently, and we will hear from in an upcoming episode!

To go along with the launch of his triple album, James has graciously created an ebook to help you set up and work through all aspects of creating and completing a collaborative project of your own. I also contributed to this resource and I think it contains a great deal of information that will be really useful for artists creating a project while working with various other creatives and business people.

To get your free copy of A Musician's Guide to Collaborative Projects, click here!

James Dand on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/j.dand.profile

Inner Anthem on the web - https://www.inneranthem.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Where's My Lemonade | Hal Eisenberg | ASCAP | BMI | SESAC | PRS for Music | PPL | Alan Hill

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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.

 

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".

 

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 067 “David Dennis – Surfboards And Silicon”

Music On Your Own Terms 067 “David Dennis – Surfboards And Silicon”

July 20, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 067 - David Dennis – Surfboards And Silicon

Surf's up listeners! This episode I speak to Ventana Surfboard Company co-founder, Microsoft employee, photographer and entrepreneur David Dennis about the importance of being an eco-friendly company, philanthropy, and his TedX talk about creating a life of serving others, by capitalizing on your passions. We discuss a range of marketing strategies and partnerships that fuel the business of artisanal surfboards, entrepreneurship as an ideology and David graciously shares his personal experience with a mental health condition.

Ventana Surfboards & Supply on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ventanasurfboards/

Ventana Surfboards & Supply on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ventanasurfboards/

Ventana Surfboards & Supply on the web - https://ventanasurfboards.com

David Dennis on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidden/

Topics discussed in this episode : Microsoft | Outlook | Zoom | Microsoft Teams | Martijn Stiphout | Entropy Bio Resins | Recycled Bottle Polyester Shirts | Santa Cruz Guitar Company | TedX | Digital Nest |Humble Sea Brewing | Coffis Brothers | Ser Winery | The Lights Out | Treefish | Off Street Supply | Cyclothymia | Monterey Bay Aquarium | X (band) | Social Distortion | Oingo Boingo | English Beat

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