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An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.

Music Production Podcast Brian Funk

    • Music Commentary
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.

    Tommy Zee - Making Music for Brands

    Tommy Zee - Making Music for Brands

    Tommy Zee runs Tommy Zee and Co., a music production company that makes music for some of the world's largest brands, such as Nike, Adidas, Google, Sony, and more. He created the site Making Music for Brands that teaches producers how to get in the business of producing music for companies.

    Tommy and I talked about his Making Music for Brands masterclass, and how he's found meaning and fulfillment in teaching.

    • 2 hrs 26 min
    Tobi Hunke - Ableton Drummer

    Tobi Hunke - Ableton Drummer

    Tobi Hunke is a professional drummer and music producer. He is an educator and Max for live programmer who releases his work on the website Ableton Drummer. Tobi teaches drumming and music production to classes, as well as in one on one sessions.

    I had a great conversation with Tobi. We discussed his work and experience, as well as live performance and developing tools for drummers to use with Ableton Live. 

    • 2 hrs 11 min
    Niraj Naik The Renegade Pharmacist

    Niraj Naik The Renegade Pharmacist

    Niraj Naik is an ex-pharmacist turned influential spiritual teacher, professional musician and holistic health expert. Niraj runs SOMA Breath, which uses music, breathing, and meditation for healing. Niraj produces music in a variety of genres, and created the music for the Wim Hof Method. 

    Niraj and I had a nice conversation about his work and how he harnesses the power of music, breath, and meditation for healing. 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Rivita - Composer Cave Challenge

    Rivita - Composer Cave Challenge

    Rivita is musician, producer, and author of Composer Cave Challenge. Born in India and living in Los Angeles, Rivita studied music in a variety colleges, while traveling the world learning about different musical cultures. She is releasing a new book of music making prompts and exercises called Composer Cave Challenge.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Colin O'Donohoe - World Maestro

    Colin O'Donohoe - World Maestro

    Colin O'Donohoe is a composer and musician known as World Maestro. Colin has traveled the world seeking musicians from all genres and cultures for the Pangean Orchestra, which seeks to celebrate and preserve musical cultures while joining them with other traditions. He does work for television and film, and recently released "The Prayer Garden," a meditative piece that combines Native American Flute and Tibetan prayer bowls.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Elina Segall

    Elina Segall

    Elina Segall is a musician and producer from Stockholm living in Los Angeles. Elina won the Warner Music Talent contest and earned a record deal... which she ultimately turned down. She has gone on to pursue her own artistic vision and define her own path in the music industry.

    Elina and I had a great conversation covering her musical background and why she turned down the record deal she won. We discussed her decision to start a new life in Los Angeles to follow her artistic identity.

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

DDDefend ,

Brilliant podcast

I’ve been listening to this podcast for sometime now and it’s so unique in its approach and delivery for me. Brian’s ability to traverse between the technical and psychological aspects of making music effortlessly make this such an enjoyable listen. There are so many insights to learn from, I’ve found them invaluable. Thanks Mr Funk!

JasShuttle ,

Plenty of food for thought!

I've been listener for years and never miss an episode. A very open and humble show that provides plenty of useful approaches and ideas for a variety of subjects. Its also great hearing from guests who add their knowledge and experiences too. Thanks Brian!

Tidal Thom ,

Great podcast !!

Brian I Love it, great advice and motivation,
My two main podcasts at the moment are this one and jre,
Keep it up man 🤙🏼

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