Music On Your Own Terms
Music On Your Own Terms 109 “Tom Donohue - No Sleep ‘Til Blockchain”

Music On Your Own Terms 109 “Tom Donohue - No Sleep ‘Til Blockchain”

March 2, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 109 - Tom Donohue - No Sleep 'Til Blockchain

In this episode I talk to producer, entrepreneur and digital marketer Tom Donohue. Tom shares his experience with marketing, blockchain and crypto currency, as well as his mindset on learning various skill sets by actively doing the task you want to achieve. He also talks about the importance of finding multiple income streams as a creative, and how he handles his ideas being rejected by investors for the startup companies he has established.

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Tom Donohue on the LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/thetomdon/

Tom Donohue on the Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tomdonohuee/

Todo on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tod0_o/

Topics discussed in this episode : Colorado State University | Kitcaster | Ableton | Mac Miller | Block Chain | Crypto Currency | CD Baby DIY Musician Conference | Spotify BlockChain | Metadata | Split Sheets | 50 Cent Accepts Bitcoin | Jason Allen | Skillshare.com

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Music On Your Own Terms 108 “Something Called Eden James”

Music On Your Own Terms 108 “Something Called Eden James”

February 23, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 108 - Something Called Eden James

Joining me in this interview is Australian-born, NYC-based singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur, Eden James. We hear about his first foray into music, learning drum rudiments in the school marching band, then picking up a guitar and starting to write songs as a young teen. We hear about Eden's journey to the UK, and then winning a visa lottery to live in the US, at the suggestion of his then girlfriend. Eden shares a lot of valuable insight about his experience as an indie artist, licensing his songs to a major label and getting a number 1 hit in Greece, as well as hiring A-list session musicians to record his latest album, and setting up his own record label.

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Eden James on the web - https://www.edenjames.com

Eden James on the Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/eden_james/

Eden James on the Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/edenjamesmusic

Topics discussed in this episode : Dave Rountree | Blur | US Diversity Visa | Finsbury Park | Bruce Springsteen | Born To Run | David Bowie | Bob Dylan | Woody Guthrie | Elvis | Monty Python | Entombed | LIK | Pink Floyd | Horse And Monkey | Iggy Pop | Teddybears | Bryan Ferry | Roxy Music | Casio Keyboard | EMI | Rockwave Festival | The Killers | Mötley Crüe | Placebo | Moby | Dinosaur Jr. | Azhelle Wade | Cutty Sark Whisky | Songtradr | Craig Dodge | Paul Simon | Tim Leitner | Tina Turner | Billy Joel | Charles Giordano | Larry Saltzman | Live At Heart | Flaming Lips | Zorb Concert | Soundbetter | Indie Week

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Music On Your Own Terms 107 “Steven Volpp and Dweezil Zappa - A Rewarding Conversation”

Music On Your Own Terms 107 “Steven Volpp and Dweezil Zappa - A Rewarding Conversation”

February 16, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 107 - Steven Volpp and Dweezil Zappa - A Rewarding Conversation

Joining me this episode is Acme Marketing CEO, Steven Volpp, and the legendary Dweezil Zappa, to talk about their new venture Reward Music. Reward is a full service platform that gives artists all the tools they need to host their music, media, website, and everything else required to connect with fans in order to make a living from their art, without having to give everything away on social media and streaming platforms. Steve starts us off talking about the platform, his history in the music business, including launching his patented Radial drum system with Peavey, which led to working with Dweezil on his Wiggy amp. He also talks about the development of the platform that Reward now runs on, including a number of other businesses that use it. Dweezil joins us about halfway through to talk about the challenges that artists face today especially during a pandemic, and how the platform will benefit anyone who wants to make a living from something creative, even outside music.

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Reward Music on the web - https://www.rewardmusic.com

Dweezil Zappa on the web - https://www.dweezilzappa.com

Steven Volpp on the web - https://www.stevenvolpp.com

Steve Volpp on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-volpp-8818a55/

Topics discussed in this episode : Acme Branding | Tommy Shaw | Silver Street Guitars | Peavey Radial Pro Drum System | Hartley Peavey | Wiggy Amp | ESP Guitars | Takamine | GHS Guitar Strings | FB Breakup Lawsuits | Dave Matthews | Salesforce | Dow | Match.com | Seth Godin | Malcolm Gladwell | The Tipping Point | The Social Dilemna | GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation | Gibson | Charlie Puth | Taylor Swift | Dolby Atmos | New World Symphony

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Music On Your Own Terms 106 “Matt Connard/War Chariot - Fear Not The Fire”

Music On Your Own Terms 106 “Matt Connard/War Chariot - Fear Not The Fire”

February 9, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 106 - Matt Connard/War Chariot - Fear Not The Fire

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In this episode I talk to Matt Connard about his studio project War Chariot. Since the interview, it was announced that War Chariot has broken up, however Matt is planning on forging ahead with his own solo music, and I look forward to hearing what he comes up with. In this conversation, we hear how Matt got into music, how the band got started and we get deep into some Swedish death metal talk, along with some guitar nerd conversation about amp tones. Matt also shares his background in business and some killer tips for musicians to be mindful of their long term goals, and think in a more entrepreneurial way about their business. Finally, Matt shares some extremely personal experiences with mental health, addiction and a traumatic event as a child, that he attributes his former lifestyle to. This is an incredibly deep and moving conversation, and I am extremely grateful to Matt for sharing his story, in the hope that it will give anyone struggling with mental health, a ray of hope to see that you are not alone and you can get through your difficulties, no matter how intimidating they feel.

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Matt Connard on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/warconnard/

War Chariot on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/warchariotofficial/

War Chariot on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/warchariotmetal

Topics discussed in this episode : Possessed | Flood The Atlantic | Myspace | Machine Head | At The Gates | Killswitch Engage | Dimebag | Pantera | Revocation | Dave Davidson | Peavey 6505 | Kemper Profiler | Josh Middleton | Krank Rev | Wes Hauch | Fortin Nameless | Ola England | The Haunted | Dark Tranquility | In Flames | Anders Friden | Peter Dolving | Mary Beats Jane | Metallica | Megadeth | Elvis | U2 | Bob Dylan | Johnny Cash | Bruce Springsteen | Bryan Adams | Queen | Venom | Venom Inc. | Guns N Roses | Shadows Fall | Unearth | Lamb Of God | God Forbid | Trivium | Strapping Young Lad | Headbangers Ball | Krusher | Noisy Mothers | Oasis Exotic Enclosures | Rotomolding | Jason Reeves Richardson | Yngwie Malmsteen | Neal Schon | George Lynch | Gary Vee | Purpose Driven Life Book | Jake Luhrs | August Burns Red | Mountains Book

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Music On Your Own Terms 105 “Stranger Than Fiction Theory”

Music On Your Own Terms 105 “Stranger Than Fiction Theory”

February 2, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 105 - Stranger Than Fiction Theory

This episode I talk to Jonathan McNary, Jonathan Moore, and McCaul Ragland, about their baby, Fiction Theory. We met the two Jonathans back in episode 74 with Gary McGrath, and also in episode 101, which itself was spawned out of this very interview. McCaul shares how he got into music and his perspective on what it means to be an artist, whether that be musical or visual. We also learn how the guys have been writing songs, a little about the recording process and how they share responsibilities in the marketing of the band.

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Fiction Theory on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fictiontheory/

Fiction Theory on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fictiontheorymusic

Jonathan McNary on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonmacmusic/

Jonathan Moore on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iwantmooredrums/

McCaul Ragland on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mccaulragland/

Fiction Theory on Spotify

Topics discussed in this episode : Remain | DBU | Jonah Trachtman | Blink 182 | Angels & Airwaves | Between The Buried & Me | Dream Theater | Periphery | Adam Ivy | Flying Colors | Animals As Leaders

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Music On Your Own Terms 103 “Tom Callahan - The Ethics Of Supporting Indie Artists”

Music On Your Own Terms 103 “Tom Callahan - The Ethics Of Supporting Indie Artists”

January 19, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 103 - Tom Callahan - The Ethics Of Supporting Indie Artists

In this episode I talk to Tom Callahan, a music industry veteran who has worked for IRS records with Miles Copeland, Virgin records and more besides, helped co-found the licensing platform Songtradr, and has now launched a full service marketing and distribution company for artists called Indie Advance. Tom talks about his history in the industry, including his start as a touring musician, working as a record promoter, and what drives him to want to help educate up and coming artists about the business. We also learn about Tom's thoughts on social media, how to conduct business in an ethical manner, and what he thinks about American Idol.

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Tom's "Honoring One's Word" blog post.

Tom Callahan on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tomcallahan_/

Tom Callahan on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-callahan-771294/

Tom Callahan on the web - https://www.tomcallahan.com

Indie Advance on the web - https://indieadvance.com

Music in this episode by Kaile Goh

Topics discussed in this episode : Enigma Records | IRS Records | Miles Copeland | Virgin Records | Songtradr | Paul Wiltshire | Kevin Callahan | Napster | Sub-Pop | Asylum Records | Elektra Records | Itunes | Spotify | Daniel Ek | Dr. Richard Burgess | A2IM | Lady Gaga | Bruce Springsteen | MUBUTV | Ritch Esra | Paramore | Citadel Broadcasting Group | Ariel Hyatt/Cyber PR | Sat Bisla | MUSEXPO | Jason Flom | Lava Records | David Bendeth | Vertical Horizon

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Music On Your Own Terms 101 “Marketing 101 With J-Mac & J-Mo”

Music On Your Own Terms 101 “Marketing 101 With J-Mac & J-Mo”

January 5, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 101 - Marketing 101 With J-Mac & J-Mo

Kicking off 2021, we take a deep dive into marketing for artists with my good friends Jonathan McNary and Jonathan Moore, from the McGrath Project, and Fiction Theory. The two Jonathans talk about their background in this subject, how it has impacted their efforts with various musical projects, and what they have learned in the process. Along the way we look at a couple of examples of boosting social media posts, when to pay for advertising and when not to, and also some alternative strategies that don't cost money, but may be a lot more effective.

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Jonathan McNary on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jonmacmusic/

Jonathan McNary on the web - https://jmcnary99.wixsite.com/mysite

Jonathan Moore on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iwantmooredrums/

Jonathan Moore on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv2hx71xOIDXCu-bVS_QI1A

The Jonathans on episode 74.

Topics discussed in this episode : Shiner | UNT | Adam Ivy | 20 Days Of Focus | Fiction Theory | Tik Tok | SMART Goals | Jack Conte - Funnels | Kevin Kelly - 1000 True Fans | Mika Tyyskä | Slack | Discord | Stewart Copeland

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Music On Your Own Terms 100 “Bruce Vermett 2 / Johanna Hagarty 3 - Naked With Cold Cuts & Pot Pourri”

Music On Your Own Terms 100 “Bruce Vermett 2 / Johanna Hagarty 3 - Naked With Cold Cuts & Pot Pourri”

December 31, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 100 - Bruce Vermett 2 / Johanna Hagarty 3 - Naked With Cold Cuts & Pot Pourri

For the last episode of 2020 we have reached the milestone of number 100! Joining me to help celebrate are my good friends, Bruce Vermett and Johanna Hagarty, both of whom have contributed greatly to the podcast and also are important people in my life in general. Bruce gives us an update on his musical activities, and talks about the experience of releasing music right at the start of the pandemic, as well as what he has in store for 2021. Johanna joins me to talk about ethics, cancel culture and Black Lives Matter, from both our perspectives, to bookend the year's events. She also gives us an update on what's been happening in her business, her own podcast that has just launched, and some really cool marketing information for creatives. We then discuss our plans and projects for 2021 and discuss what the future might hold for the creative community and the world at large.

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Bruce on episode 20.

Brucifer on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brucifermusic/

Brucifer on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brucifermusic

Brucifer on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDS4x1494RmSy3PEe5z9jVg

Buy Brucifer Merch! - https://brucifer.itemorder.com

Killbot Zero on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/killbotzero

Killbot Zero on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/killbotzero

Topics discussed in this segment : Viking Fish Bar | McGrath Project | The Casket Company | Shawn Daley/Mohawk Studio | Tim Chimes | Ray Bergstrom | Dream Theater | Vikram Shankar | Lux Terminus | Redemption | Eric Potapenko | Gravity | Fiverr | Twelve Foot Ninja | Igorrr | Igorrr Biscuit Tin Lid | Igorr Vacuum Cleaner | Rivers Of Nihil | Mr Spots | Ron Jarzombek | Blotted Science | Watchtower

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Johanna on episode 31 and episode 44.

JPH Creative on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jph.creative/

JPH Creative on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/art.hero.inc

Johanna Hagarty on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/johanna-hagarty-b4463133/

In Business with JPH podcast - https://jph.buzzsprout.com

Topics discussed in this segment : Ashville, NC | Xpand Fest | Women's Business Center | 80/20 Rule (Pareto Principle) | 80/20 Drummer | Craig Dodge | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Cancel Culture | Black Lives Matter | Martin Luther King | Ian Barnett | MOYOT Emotion Project | Letterkenny | Obelisk | Penis Museum | Biscuits And Groovy

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Music On Your Own Terms 099 “Dave Swillum 3 - Waking Up In Maine”

Music On Your Own Terms 099 “Dave Swillum 3 - Waking Up In Maine”

December 28, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 099 - Dave Swillum 3 - Waking Up In Maine

Joining me for the 99th episode of the podcast, is my good friend Dave Swillum from The Waking Up From Work Podcast. Last time I had Dave on the podcast was episode 46 and prior to that was just after we first met in episode 14. Both those episodes were joint efforts, so this time we decided to create unique episodes, and you can hear Dave's interview with me on episode 87 of his podcast, recorded on the same day. In this interview, Dave updates us on what he's been doing recently, including the amazing news that he has purchased a property near Portland, Maine, that he is renovating into a full service studio with onsite living quarters for musicians to rent out. We also learn about how he's been adapting his business to Covid, what the future holds for the podcast, and what he's been up to with his band Broadwing.

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Dave on episode 14 & episode 46.

Dave Swillum on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/davewakeup/

Dave's band Broadwing

Waking Up From Work Podcast on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wakingupfromwork

Waking Up From Work Podcast on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJeddF25VuWn8Eg3Fhy13fQ/featured

Waking Up From Work Podcast on the web - https://www.wakingupfromwork.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Audio Engineering Society | Avatar Studios, Manhatten | Bruno Mars | Neve | The Beatles | Led Zeppelin | Air BnB | Portland, Maine | Sebago Lake | Pat Flynn | Dave's Mixologist Episode | Meagan Swillum | Instagram Reels | Bobby Snair | Ethryic

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Music On Your Own Terms 096 “Update & Lowdown - New To The Podcast? Start Here!”

Music On Your Own Terms 096 “Update & Lowdown - New To The Podcast? Start Here!”

December 19, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 096 - Update & Lowdown - New To The Podcast? Start Here!

Since it's been almost a year since my last update and over two years since the pilot episode, I figured it was high time to tell you about the podcast and my plans going forward.

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Elise Besler - Episode 42

Latoya Cooper - Episode 23 / Episode 70

James Dand - Episode 8 / Episode 76

Inner Anthem

Music Meets The Boardroom Podcast

Adam Ahuja - People Of 2020

Music in this episode by Killbot Zero

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