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Sound and Substance is a podcast for independent artists and producers who want to improve their songwriting, performance, production and strategy, as well as get closer to the career they envision for themselves through their music. John Steen interviews people in the music industry who are making it happen, and offers helpful advice and inspiration for indie artists and producers who want to get their mind right to succeed with their art, while picking up some practical tips from our many guests.

Sound and Substance - Songwriting and Music Production Interviews and inspiration for independent artists and producers who want to improve their music career.

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Sound and Substance is a podcast for independent artists and producers who want to improve their songwriting, performance, production and strategy, as well as get closer to the career they envision for themselves through their music. John Steen interviews people in the music industry who are making it happen, and offers helpful advice and inspiration for indie artists and producers who want to get their mind right to succeed with their art, while picking up some practical tips from our many guests.

    Andrew Bair - Value and the Independent Musician

    Andrew Bair - Value and the Independent Musician

    Andrew Bair is a freelance recording engineer and musician. He's a member of the band ADMIRALS and runs a recording business called Dead Format Records.

    • 1 tim. 16 min
    2019 Announcement: New Podcast - White Space

    2019 Announcement: New Podcast - White Space

    I have a new podcast about the future of creative work, among other things. Would love to continue the conversation over there with new, relevant topics.

    • 4 min
    52: How Generdyn turned his passion for music into a full-time business in less than 6 months

    52: How Generdyn turned his passion for music into a full-time business in less than 6 months

    Joshua Crispin's (aka Generdyn) dad gave him a challenge to make money from music in 6 months. He did it in 3. At 21 years old, he's placed music in trailers for Marvel, Disney, Paramount and many other major motion pictures.

    • 47 min
    51: Michael Kanne of Northern National

    51: Michael Kanne of Northern National

    Michael Kanne of Northern National has the mentality that you have to make things happen. While many artists and bands make their music and hope to get noticed, Michael hustles day in and day out to create his own opportunities.

    In this interview we go over how in Northern National's first year as a band, they've already gotten gigs and opportunities that a lot of bands wait 3-5 years to get. We talk about how he reaches out to blog, how to spread awareness on social media without pissing people off and also some songwriting considerations if you're living in the pop genre.

    For any musicians or artist who struggles with the motivation to make stuff happen and get involved in the business aspect of your art, this might be a great interview to put things in perspective.

    • 50 min
    35: Lorenzo Cosi - Producer and Songwriter

    35: Lorenzo Cosi - Producer and Songwriter

    Lorenzo is a producer, songwriter and mixing engineer currently living in London, UK. He's worked with artists, producers and ad campaigns like Lana Del Rey, Martin Terefe and McDonald's.

    Lorenzo and John first met when they were interning at Kensaltown Studios in Notting Hill, UK. At Kensaltown, Lorenzo ended up sticking around and learning from mega producers Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall, Shawn Mendes) and Sacha Skarbek (Adele, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey) and eventually developing his own name as a producer.

    John and Lorenzo have a very interesting conversation on the role of formal music education in reality, and how feel and emotion is so much more important in succeeding as a musician and producer. This episode is encouraging for emerging artist or producers that haven't had the fancy internship or education that some musicians get in their journey.

    • 32 min
    30: Michaelangelo L'acqua - The Infinite Possibilities of the Creative Mind

    30: Michaelangelo L'acqua - The Infinite Possibilities of the Creative Mind

     

    I’m pumped to have Michaelangelo L’acqua on the show today. Michaelangelo is a musician, DJ, producer and an international music lifestyle curator. In 1999 he was hired by Tom Ford to create the music identity for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent and create the musical direction for the runways of Milan, Paris and New York.

     

    He also executive produced the Nat King Cole Re:Generations project on EMI Records, which featured will.I.am, Cee Lo Green and Nas. 

     

    He went on to become the Global Music Director for the W Hotel Group, and continues to evolve and combine his passions into interesting career opportunities.

     

    The interesting part about his story to me is that he overcame so much challenge and rejection, like teachers considering him mentally-challenged instead of simply dyslexic, or how his mentor early on shut down his dream of being a pro guitar player. Yet he pushed forward with his passions and developed an attitude of, “Not if, but when”, which has propelled him forward to create a career that many would envy and gain inspiration from.

     

    We discuss a lot, but here are some sample topics:


    Dealing with rejection
    Staying true to your vision as an artist, not pleasing the masses
    Evolution as an artist and musician
    Feeling like an impostor even when others view you as a success
    Advice for aspiring producers
    How technology has leveled the playing field
    Michaelangelo’s personal journey and career path

     

    Enjoy!

    • 35 min

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