60 episodes

Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry.
This Nashville based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world.

Hosted by singer/songwriter and Nashville For Hire founder: Andrew Galucki

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    • 4.5 • 68 Ratings

Candid conversations with the working force of the music industry.
This Nashville based podcast explores what it really looks like to make a living in one of the fastest changing industries in the world.

Hosted by singer/songwriter and Nashville For Hire founder: Andrew Galucki

    How to Start a Career in Music | w/ Amy Peters

    How to Start a Career in Music | w/ Amy Peters

    Today's guest is Amy Peters, who is a pop singer / songwriter and producer based out of Nashville.
    I was in a songwriting bootcamp with her and was blown away but her tracks, so I wanted to bring her on. This conversation is a great look into the mind of someone who is extremely talented, and pretty early in her career. I think it will be really helpful to many of you.
    We cover topics like...
    the benefits of mastering one piece of gear at a time instead of trying to learn everything at once
    how she got her music video funded as an indie artist
    the benefits of doing a studio based training program over a college degree in music
    the exiting growth of female representation in the music industry
    how she broke into nashville without college as a buffer
    how growing up with a dad who was a music professional changed her life
    her side hustle of doing voice overs for commercials
    what it's like listening to music with synesthesia
    why she stopped producing (and why she eventually came back)
    the difficulty of separating her art from herself
     
    and much more!
     
    Find Amy Online:
    @amypetersmusic on socials
    https://www.amypetersmusic.com/
    This episode is sponsored by DistroKid - the best way for artists their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Get 30% off your yearly membership when you use our link to sign up: http://distrokid.com/vip/mcm

    • 1 hr 34 min
    How to harness the power of "baby steps" to grow your music career | with Seth Mosley

    How to harness the power of "baby steps" to grow your music career | with Seth Mosley

    Figuring out a direction for your music career can be tricky. Unlike many "traditional" jobs, you don't always know what a clear path to success looks like in music.
    That's why Seth Mosley (and the rest of the crew at Full Circle Music) created a roadmap for artists, broken into "baby steps". We wanted to have Seth on the podcast to talk about his journey in music and to share his advice for artists looking to make a career of their passion.
    Topics we hit on in the conversation:
    the dangers of jumping full time into music before you're ready
    why most artists search out record deals at the wrong point in their career
    how to use altruism to create better music
    why he decided to come off the road and dive fully into the production and business side of music
    why he cofounded Full Circle Music
    why you shouldn't try to do it all at the same time (how to harness the power of "baby steps" instead)
     
     
    Get access to a free resource from Seth:
    fullcirclemusic.com/pro
     
    This episode is sponsored by DistroKid - the best way for artists their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Get 30% off your yearly membership when you use our link to sign up: http://distrokid.com/vip/mcm
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How to Play Music with others Online in Real Time (without latency getting in the way) | with Mike Dickey

    How to Play Music with others Online in Real Time (without latency getting in the way) | with Mike Dickey

    Have you ever tried to play music in real time with others over a zoom call? 
    If so, you probably quickly found that latency (the delay between the time you play a note and they hear you and vice versa) made that task all but impossible. 
    Today's guest, Mike Dickey, solved this problem and we wanted to get him on the podcast to share the amazing implications this has for the future of online collaboration. 
    We talk about: 
    How and why Mike created a device that allows you to play music with others with no noticeable latency What really is latency? And what causes it? How latency happens even when you're "in person" Why the question of latency is more complicated than just internet speeds How Mike sees this tool and technology being used in the future music industry how to get started using this new tool / technology  Find Mike Online: 
    https://www.jacktrip.org/
    This episode is sponsored by DistroKid - the best way for artists their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Get 30% off your yearly membership when you use our link to sign up: http://distrokid.com/vip/mcm

    • 51 min
    Is Immersive Audio the future of mixing? | with Webster Tileston

    Is Immersive Audio the future of mixing? | with Webster Tileston

    When Webster Tileston first heard about Dolby Atmos (also known as "Immersive Audio") he was fascinated as an audio engineer... but ultimately he assumed it would soon pass along like many other audio trends. But when word that Apple Music, TIDAL and many others were interested in adding Dolby Atmos streaming to their platforms, he took a second look.  Now Webster and his business partner run a Dolby Atmos Enabled Mixing and Mastering Group in Nashville and he took the time to sit down with us and explain what you need to know about this new exciting technology. 
    Find Webster Online: 
    https://axis.audio/
    This episode is sponsored by DistroKid - the best way for artists their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Get 30% off your yearly membership when you use our link to sign up: http://distrokid.com/vip/mcm

    • 1 hr 7 min
    A New Way to Network as a Songwriter w/ Kevin McCarty & Richard Casper

    A New Way to Network as a Songwriter w/ Kevin McCarty & Richard Casper

    Many have said that finding the right songwriting partner is very similar to the process of finding a romantic partner.
    So what if we could use an app to find fellow songwriters simply by swiping? That's what Richard Casper and Kevin McCarty bet on when they created We Should Write Sometime - an app referred to as "tinder" for songwriters.
    On today's episode, I chat with them about this game-changing app and the many implications for songwriters and artists all across the globe. 
     
    Download the app: https://weshouldwritesometime.com/
    This episode is sponsored by DistroKid - the best way for artists their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Get 30% off your yearly membership when you use our link to sign up: http://distrokid.com/vip/mcm
     

    • 46 min
    What is the role of an artist in 2021? | with Stephen Day

    What is the role of an artist in 2021? | with Stephen Day

    This episode we sit down to talk with Stephen Day about his new album, "The Shapes I'm In".
    Our conversation covers: 
    the scattered nature of our digital lives affecting the art we create the differences in self producing verses the traditional studio workflow how Covid led him to find the "why" behind being an artist why he thinks it is important to put yourself fully into the work you create how to explore multiple genres while keeping an album cohesive Listen to "The Shapes I'm In": https://stephenday.lnk.to/theshapesimin
    Check out Stephen on tour this fall:
    http://stephenday.org/tour
    @heystephenday
    This episode is sponsored by DistroKid - the best way for artists their music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, etc. Get 30% off your yearly membership when you use our link to sign up: http://distrokid.com/vip/mcm
     

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Manic Panda ,

Really Entertaining!

Great podcast with some great guests! Definitely recommend to anyone looking to know more about he music business and making money in the industry!

Ry12091287 ,

It’s ok

This show has a lot of religious themes to it and seems to spend as much time talking about “god” as it does music

P&K524 ,

Inspiring!

Great stuff here. Easy to find interviews with huge celebrities, but I love hearing the stories of people behind the scenes. Keep it going!

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