Music On Your Own Terms
Music On Your Own Terms 114 “Steven Schwartz/The Crooked Vines - May The Gumbo Be With You”

Music On Your Own Terms 114 “Steven Schwartz/The Crooked Vines - May The Gumbo Be With You”

April 6, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 114 - Steven Schwartz/The Crooked Vines - May The Gumbo Be With You

This time out, I chat with Steven Schwartz, keyboardist, saxophonist, and manager of the New Orleans based band, The Crooked Vines. Steven talks about his start in music, going to Loyola University and remaining in NOLA after graduation, to play in various bands, then go on to form the band in question. We also talk at length about the music industry, the business of being in a band, and Steven's experience with sync licensing, in writing a sound track for a movie. The conversation rounds off nicely as we hear about Steven's philosophies on life, and the experience that prompted his views.

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Steven Schwartz on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stevenyschwartz/

The Crooked Vines on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thecrookedvines/

The Crooked Vines on Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/TheCrookedVines

The Crooked Vines on the web - https://www.thecrookedvines.com

Topics discussed in this episode : Loyola University | The Turtles | The Beach Boys | Nirvana | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Lenny Kravitz | Jimmy Page | Pete Townsend | Slash | Freebird | Pink Floyd | Genesis | Yes | ELP | Tool | Dweezil Zappa | Frank Zappa | Fleet Foxes | My Morning Jacket | Cardi B | Fractal FX8 | Bourbon St | Mikayla Braun | Steve Vai | Faith Becnel | Soundcloud | Collab app | Tiktok Duets | Primus | NPR Snap Judgement | Water Seed | Congo Square Stage | Parliament | George Duke | Audio Socket | Ari Herstand | How To Make It In The New Music Industry | The Last Of Us | Naughty Professor | Word Of Mouth Studio | David Farrell | Tim Stambaugh | Frenchmen St | David Byrne | How Music Works | Talking Heads | Donald Passman - All You Need To Know About The Music Business | BMI | Neilsen Soundscan | Sound Exchange | The Mechanical Licensing Collective | French Quarter Fest | Mr Rogers Documentary | Sam Friend | Stoop Kids

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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 081 “Michelle Rubio-Garcia - Beat The Clock Podcast - Breaking Through Fear”

Music On Your Own Terms 081 “Michelle Rubio-Garcia - Beat The Clock Podcast - Breaking Through Fear”

September 28, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 081 - Michelle Rubio-Garcia - Beat The Clock Podcast - Breaking Through Fear

Please welcome to the podcast Michelle Rubio-Garcia, host of the Beat The Clock Podcast, High School English Teacher, and best selling author. We take a deep dive into the psychology of self-talk, creating a mindset of abundance instead of scarcity, and discuss various strategies to celebrate wins. Through this conversation, we learn about Michelle's upbringing, her journey into coaching dance and teaching, and what led her to pursue a PHD in communications after already graduation with an MA and a BA!

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Michelle Rubio-Garcia on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michellerubiogarcia/

Michelle Rubio-Garcia on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/m.rubioqt

Michelle Rubio-Garcia on the web - https://www.mrubiogarcia.com

Beat The Clock on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beattheclockpodcast/

Beat The Clock on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beattheclockpodcast

Topics discussed in this episode : William Hung | Death Clock | Office Space | Dave Swillum - Waking Up From Work | Kevin Kelly's 1000 True Fans | Tim Ferris | The Finisher's Journal

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Music On This Episode by The Five Ohs

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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!

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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/

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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 072 “Eien - Thought Criminals”

Music On Your Own Terms 072 “Eien - Thought Criminals”

August 14, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 072 - Eien - Thought Criminals

Joining me for this episode are Mike and Tim, vocalist, and guitarist respectively, from the Greek band Eien. The guys discuss the origins of the band, the concepts behind their music and how the pandemic has affected their writing process. We also discuss the mindset around the band, and extended crew, enjoying life and why the guys are looking for a record deal in today's DIY climate. Take a listen and I hope Mike's infectious personality will make you smile as much as I did editing this episode!

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Eien on the web - http://www.eienband.com

Eien on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EIENBAND/

Eien on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/eienband/

Topics discussed in this episode : Band Names & Voice Recognition | OneWoman Company | Swedish Labels | Blind Guardian | Morgana Lefay | Yngwie Malmsteen | Savatage | Criss Oliva | George Orwell's 1984 | Greek Economic Crash | Line 6 Pod | Peavey 6505 | Randal Amplifiers

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Music On Your Own Terms 068 “Joe Messina – Politics, Porpoises, and Phallic Humor”

Music On Your Own Terms 068 “Joe Messina – Politics, Porpoises, and Phallic Humor”

July 27, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 068 - Joe Messina – Politics, Porpoises, and Phallic Humor

In this episode, we learn about the history of Boston based guitarist, comedian, podcaster, activist and teacher, Joe Messina. From growing up in a musical family and not wanting to follow the family business, to discovering comedy and wanting to become an aspiring writer, he was then diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Despite almost quitting music altogether, Joe found himself embracing music once again, teaches guitar and other instruments, and is about to release his new album Rageonomics. Joe also hosts a podcast that aims to provide a roadmap for those who feel frustrated with the slow and ineffective voting system, and want to do more in the way of direct action outside of sharing posts and signing petitions.

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton

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Radicalize Me on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/radicalizeme/

Joe Messina on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/joemessiah/

Joe Messina on the Twitter - https://twitter.com/joe_messina

Joe Messina on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-messina-97536831/

Topics discussed in this episode : Victoria Watts | Suzuki Violin Program | Berklee Certificate Program | Anais Azul | Meredith Monk | School Of Rock | Good Good Comedy Theatre | Weird Al Yankovic | Fibromyalgia | National Fibromyalgia Association | DDP Yoga | Curable | John Sarno | Joe Rogan Podcast | Leonard Bernstein | Sammy Davis Junior

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Music On Your Own Terms 066 “Just The Tip 2 - How Should You Use Your Platform?”

Music On Your Own Terms 066 “Just The Tip 2 - How Should You Use Your Platform?”

July 17, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 066 - Just The Tip 2 - How Should You Use Your Platform?

It's been a while since I released the first "Just The Tip" episode. If you recall, it's where I pose a question to the music community to find out what their perspective is on a particular topic. This time out I decided to find out what former guests thought about using their platform to voice various points of view to possibly influence fans' opinions.

The specific wording of what I asked was this:

We have often heard the opinion of bands such as U2 and Roger Waters, being too vocal about political and social issues, sometimes to the detriment of the music. That being said, in today's climate of social injustice and political upheaval, how important is it to you to use your platform as an artist/business owner/podcaster etc, to influence people's opinion on issues? Are you concerned about losing fans/customers on less important issues, and where do you draw the line in terms of which issues you are willing to risk your business over?

This episode features responses from Elise Besler, Amie Chatterley, Anais Azul, Caleb Coonrod, Scott "Scottocaster" Harnish, and finally my good friend Latoya Cooper, the Songstress.

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Music On Your Own Terms 048 “Ian Barnett”

Music On Your Own Terms 048 “Ian Barnett”

April 13, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 048 - Ian Barnett

Almost three decades ago I spent an hour almost every week for over three years learning guitar from one of South East England's top guitar teachers. These were some of my most formative years, and having the chance to interview Ian and revisit those memories has illustrated just how much of that knowledge has stuck with me on a subconscious level. Check out our chat as we reminisce, discover Ian's journey from a teenage guitar novice to a career spanning 40 years, guiding young musicians through their scales, organizing gigs for young bands at large venues, and now teaching music in a college for children with learning disabilities. Ian has a wonderful philosophy on life, education and the performance and enjoyment of music, and as a teacher has not only risen to the challenge of adapting to various learning styles, but now with the corona virus affecting our daily lives, has had to pivot in order to find ways of teaching online effectively to those students that are already impeded. On setting up this interview, I was expecting to have a conversation that included fond memories of my early teens. What I got was way more than that - a great insight into the philosophies of a fantastic teacher!

Ian Barnett on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/barney_of_bexhill/

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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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Music On Your Own Terms 027 “Sean Seybold”

Music On Your Own Terms 027 “Sean Seybold”

December 2, 2019

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 27 - Sean Seybold

In this installment, we delve into the esoteric with Sean Seybold, and audio/visual engineer, multi-instrumentalist and creator of the popular Dallas/Fort Worth Musician's Facebook group. We take a transcendental journey through Sean's history, his music, and some deep psychological explorations of the power of music on the human psyche. 

Sean Seybold on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/naesthetics

Sean Seybold on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thecurioushmm/

Happy Hmm Productions on the web - https://happyhmm.com/

DFW Musicians Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfwmusicianscommunity/

Music in this episode by Sean Seybold

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