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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.