46 episodes

A podcast dedicated to traversing the tricky world of music and music promotion in the 21st century. Each week Phil and Joe discuss topics, do interviews and generally have a laugh together!

The Music Survival Guide Podcast Music Survival Guide

    • Music Commentary
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

A podcast dedicated to traversing the tricky world of music and music promotion in the 21st century. Each week Phil and Joe discuss topics, do interviews and generally have a laugh together!

    The One Thing You Need To Thrive As A Band

    The One Thing You Need To Thrive As A Band

    Goals are a really key thing for bands and artists to get right. They bring focus and give a clear vision for the way ahead. This week Phil discusses SMART goals, what they are, how they work and how they can be applied to your band. The artist featured this week is Land Captains. Come and follow us on Instagram! We are at:Music Survival Guide PodcastJoe's PagePhil's Page Joe can be found at: www.nevisaudio.comJoe can be emailed at: Joe@nevisaudio.com Phil can be found at: www.vortissoundstudios.comPhil can be emailed at: Phil@vortisoundstudios.com Join us on our Facebook Group: Music Survival Guide Community If you want to get in contact with us at the podcast, email us at: musicsurvivalguide@gmail.com

    • 13 min
    Pre-Production 101

    Pre-Production 101

    Pre-Production! So you're in a rehearsal room, maybe with a producer, you're in the fabled pre-production phase, but what are you actually meant to do? The songs are written, so you just need to go into the studio, right? Well you can, but those songs may need refining to their intended purpose, and that's what pre-production is for! This week Phil and Joe discuss remote and in-person pre-production, working out extra parts before going to the studio and why synths could be what your song needs.The artist featured this week is PEAK.Come and follow us on Instagram! We are at:Music Survival Guide PodcastJoe's PagePhil's PageJoe can be found at: www.nevisaudio.comJoe can be emailed at: Joe@nevisaudio.comPhil can be found at: www.vortissoundstudios.comPhil can be emailed at: Phil@vortisoundstudios.comJoin us on our Facebook group at: www.facebook.com/groups/musicsgcommunityIf you want to get in contact with us at the podcast, email us at: musicsurvivalguide@gmail.com

    • 38 min
    Songwriting 101

    Songwriting 101

    Songwriting is a funny old thing, everyone has a unique approach to their success. There are certain things you have to bear in mind when songwriting, and that's what we're discussing today. This week Phil and Joe discuss recording voice notes, getting to the chorus quickly and jamming ideas as a band.Rick Astley covering songs.The artist featured this week is Alpha Signal.Come and follow us on Instagram! We are at:Music Survival Guide PodcastJoe's PagePhil's PageJoe can be found at: www.nevisaudio.comJoe can be emailed at: Joe@nevisaudio.comPhil can be found at: www.vortissoundstudios.comPhil can be emailed at: Phil@vortisoundstudios.comJoin us on our Facebook page at: facebook.com/TheMusicSurvivalGuideIf you want to get in contact with us at the podcast, email us at: musicsurvivalguide@gmail.com

    • 37 min
    The Taboos Interview

    The Taboos Interview

    This week, Joe chats with Alex from The Taboos. They discuss moving to London, organic growth  and considerations for hiring a remote mixing engineer.The band featured are The Taboos.Come and follow us on Instagram! We are at:Music Survival Guide PodcastJoe's PagePhil's PageJoe can be found at: www.nevisaudio.comJoe can be emailed at: Joe@nevisaudio.comPhil can be found at: www.vortissoundstudios.comPhil can be emailed at: Phil@vortisoundstudios.comJoin us on our Facebook page at: facebook.com/TheMusicSurvivalGuideIf you want to get in contact with us at the podcast, email us at: musicsurvivalguide@gmail.com

    • 37 min
    Livestreaming For Dummies

    Livestreaming For Dummies

    Livesteaming nowadays is becoming very common for reaching your audience (especially when you cannot gig!), but there's a lot to work out BEFORE you hit the 'go live' button. What kind of livestream are you going to do? What do people expect? This week Phil and Joe discuss livestream gigs, The software mentioned is OBS Studio.The artist featured this week is Tilly Louise.Come and follow us on Instagram! We are at:Music Survival Guide PodcastJoe's PagePhil's PageJoe can be found at: www.nevisaudio.comJoe can be emailed at: Joe@nevisaudio.comPhil can be found at: www.vortissoundstudios.comPhil can be emailed at: Phil@vortisoundstudios.comJoin us on our Facebook page at: facebook.com/TheMusicSurvivalGuideIf you want to get in contact with us at the podcast, email us at: musicsurvivalguide@gmail.com

    • 30 min
    How To Be A Better Studio Singer

    How To Be A Better Studio Singer

    Singing in the studio is probably the most personal and nerve-wracking thing you can do. However, it doesn't have to be that way! With careful planning you can go in knowing what you hope to achieve and can create some fantastic vocals for your song. This week Phil and Joe discuss proper vocal warm-ups, planning your harmony lines and why you are not like David Bowie, or Lemmy!The band featured this week are Scruffy Bear.Come and follow us on Instagram! We are at:Music Survival Guide PodcastJoe's PagePhil's PageJoe can be found at: www.nevisaudio.comJoe can be emailed at: Joe@nevisaudio.comPhil can be found at: www.vortissoundstudios.comPhil can be emailed at: Phil@vortisoundstudios.comJoin us on our Facebook page at: facebook.com/TheMusicSurvivalGuideIf you want to get in contact with us at the podcast, email us at: musicsurvivalguide@gmail.com

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

mooricane ,

Informative and entertaining

Really loving this podcast. Lots of great information but not condescending or patronising.
Consistent and well produced.
Keep it up.

Benthekatapraag ,

Yes yes

An entertaining listen - interesting music chat with friendly, welcoming host + smooooth radio voice

singer Luke ,

Glad I discovered this

Just getting into this podcast and I’m loving it.
Conversational and relaxed but informative.
Joe is mixing one of my songs at the moment and this podcast has given me confidence that he knows what he’s doing so I’m looking forward to hearing the results. (I’m sure Phil does as well)

Keep up the good work guys :-)

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