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Learn the secrets of the music industry and how to navigate your career! Listen as host, NOMAD, interviews the most seasoned cats in the business about touring, session work, producing, self-management, and everything in between. The Career Musician (TCM) is a social network of pro musicians sharing knowledge and personal experiences in entertainment. Created by musicians, for musicians, and empowering musicians with strategies for a sustainable career. TCM is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts, the first of it's kind, all music-based podcast network.

The Career Musician The Career Musician

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    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Learn the secrets of the music industry and how to navigate your career! Listen as host, NOMAD, interviews the most seasoned cats in the business about touring, session work, producing, self-management, and everything in between. The Career Musician (TCM) is a social network of pro musicians sharing knowledge and personal experiences in entertainment. Created by musicians, for musicians, and empowering musicians with strategies for a sustainable career. TCM is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts, the first of it's kind, all music-based podcast network.

    Tony Award Winning Career Musician | Leslie Odom Jr.

    Tony Award Winning Career Musician | Leslie Odom Jr.

    Leslie Odom Jr. is a singer, songwriter, broadway star, actor, and author. He best known for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton, which earned him a 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in the same year. Odom Jr.’s self-titled debut album charted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and #147 on the Billboard 200. In 2017, he re-released Simply Christmas as a deluxe edition with new arrangements and new songs. The holiday album hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Jazz Charts. For his performance as singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami... (2020), Odom earned Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, and Golden Globe Awards nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for writing the film’s original song "Speak Now," for which he won Best Song at the 2021 Critics' Choice Awards. You can catch Leslie in his role as Harold McBrayer in the The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark!

    In March 2018, Odom Jr. added the title of author to his resume with the release of his book – Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning. Failing Up is about unlocking your true potential and making your dreams come true even when it seems impossible.

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    • 48 min
    Mighty Bone | Ric Feliciano

    Mighty Bone | Ric Feliciano

    Ric Mightybone Feliciano is a Puerto Rican 35 year music industry veteran. Ric is a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and lead singer from Brooklyn, N.Y. who has performed with the likes of Billy Joel, Paul Simon, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Pete Escovedo, Willy Torres, Phil Driscoll, Zucchero, Toto, Foreigner, Jimmy Bosch, and many others. Ric, also known as Mightybone, is also a voting member of the Grammys and the Latin Grammys and has been part of two (2) Grammy nominated albums to which he wrote horn arrangements and played trombone and sang backup. Ric has also taught high school music in Long Island, NY and continues to pass on his musicianship principles to the next generation in private instruction to middle school and high school prospects throughout the Bay Area in California.

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    • 39 min
    Gospel Music B3 Guru | Ralph T. Lofton

    Gospel Music B3 Guru | Ralph T. Lofton

    Ralph played the Hammond organ/keyboards for Bobby Jones Gospel on Black Entertainment Television for twelve years and toured with Bebe and Cece Winans. With over 300 project appearances to his credit, Ralph’s career has taken him all over the world and has afforded him the opportunity to accompany numerous artists including the late Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, the late Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, and the late Walter Hawkins. He has graced the stage with both the Nashville and the Memphis Symphony Orchestras and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, the Arsenio Hall Show, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, and the Pat Sajac Show. He currently is an organist for Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Kirk Whalum and Grammy Nominated-Stellar Award Winning Contemporary Quartet, The Williams Brothers.

    Ralph is the owner and founder of Raph’Ton Music Enterprizes (a BMI affiliate) which houses three publishing entities, a record label, a consulting firm, and a future school of the arts. As an Indi Inspirational Instrumentalist, Ralph has produced six of his own CD projects and an instructional DVD. He has also produced several gospel artists; from which he has garnered two Dove nominations and a Stellar Award nomination for his work with the Quiet Time Players. He has two gold records and many citations to his credit and one of his musical compositions has been featured as the theme music for the Stellar Awards.

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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Its A Shure Thing | Bill Oakley

    Its A Shure Thing | Bill Oakley

    Since starting the violin at the age of 4, Bill Oakley has been tirelessly involved in music and various parts of the music business his whole life: Soloing with local symphonies, starting a mobile Dj business, studying classical music in the Alps, performing around country as a house/techno DJ, or running an underground rave production company and Dj artist mgmt/booking company. Bill hung up his various instruments, musician hat, successful businesses, and his degree to take advantage of his largest opportunity; to work at one of the leading audio manufactures in the world. During his now 22 years there, Bill has designed products used by musicians and engineers everywhere, managed global Sales & Marketing, and traveled the world over, building relationships with fellow artists, engineers, and industry folk. Nomad and Bill first crossed paths back during Bill’s brief 3+ year stint as Industry & Artist Relations Manager in Burbank, CA. Bill has had a unique CAREER of wearing many hats in this industry. A jack of all trades… but actually a master of many!

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Bigs and Bangs Dynamic Duo | Big Mike Hart

    Bigs and Bangs Dynamic Duo | Big Mike Hart

    Michael “BIG MIKE” Hart Jr. is a talented guitarist, producer, session player, bassist and vocal arranger. His distinctive, classic and retro sound is one of the most sought after sounds in the country. The Sacramento native developed his love for guitar at a young age, and referred to it as the “Holy Ghost!” With a drive like no other, “BIG MIKE” has been harvesting his gift for the last 20 years. His guitar heroes include Rob ”Fonksta” Bacon, Bobby “Bobby G” Gonzales, John “Jubu” Smith, Derek “D.O.A” Allen and the man who helped jumpstart his journey, his uncle Jimi “Bottom Hammock” Morris. Mike has taken a piece from all of his influences and fused them together, creating his own individual style. He has been afforded the opportunity to tour, produce and write for MTV (Cribs/Teen Cribs, Making The Band 4, Next), Bad Girls Club, Vh1 (From G's to Gents), Access Hollywood, The T.O Show, HBO, BET, NBA, DJ Quik, Slimm (112), Dogg Pound, Ricky Bell (NEW EDITION), Michael Lington, Jessy J, Dave Hollister, Lenny Williams, Wayman Tisdale,Karyn White, Goapele and is the current Musical Director/Guitarist for Kenny Lattimore, sub guitarist for KEM, and new guitarist for smooth jazz saxophone superstar Boney James.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Music of The Soul | Tod Weidner

    Music of The Soul | Tod Weidner

    Tod Weidner has been a foot soldier in the trenches of the Music Wars for decades. He’s played festivals, porches, and everywhere in between, earning his place in the fray and a seat in the van with cerebral, lyric-driven songs that come from the heart of a storyteller beating in the bones of a rock and roller. After putting in his 10,000 hours (and then some) as a fixture in the Midwestern Music Scene, Tod has recently relocated to the West Coast to focus on a new chapter as a solo artist and singer/songwriter, crafting his special brand of Americana with Soul- a room in the gloom, with a candle in the corner and a sunrise in the wings. 

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    • 55 min

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4.9 out of 5
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53 Ratings

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