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Music On Your Own Terms is a podcast that aims to promote the entrepreneurial mindset, to help musicians be more proactive in their music career. Not only does this include techniques for becoming more successful, but also focuses on depression, anxiety and mental health in general, and ways in which to cope, or possibly overcome those issues. Episodes include interviews with musicians, business owners and other guests, to find out about their history, successes and failures, and what generally makes them tick.

Music On Your Own Terms Simon Pellett

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Music On Your Own Terms is a podcast that aims to promote the entrepreneurial mindset, to help musicians be more proactive in their music career. Not only does this include techniques for becoming more successful, but also focuses on depression, anxiety and mental health in general, and ways in which to cope, or possibly overcome those issues. Episodes include interviews with musicians, business owners and other guests, to find out about their history, successes and failures, and what generally makes them tick.

    Music On Your Own Terms 057 "Scott "Scottocaster" Harnish - The Vocal Warrior's Dr Love"

    Music On Your Own Terms 057 "Scott "Scottocaster" Harnish - The Vocal Warrior's Dr Love"

    Music On Your Own Terms 057 - Scott "Scottocaster" Harnish - The Vocal Warrior's Dr Love
    This time out I talk to Scott Harnish, a music teacher, multi-instrumentalist, producer/engineer and Gene Simmons impersonator, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, that also happens to be married to Elise Besler, who I talked to in episode 42. We discuss Scott's new EP, his band Fluid, and the bands that inspire him. We also hear that on one of the recent Kiss Kruises, Scott happened to meet previous guest Nikki Sinn that we heard from all the way back in episode 2 with Tester. As well as this, we discover how he and Elise met through being mutual fans of a Canadian blues-rock band Wide Mouth Mason. This is all of course interspersed with us waxing philosophical about 80s hair metal!
    Scott on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ellisonscottmusic
    Scott on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/scottocaster/   https://www.instagram.com/ellisonscottmusic/
    Fluid on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fluidinyourears/
    Topics discussed in this episode : Kiss Kruise | Tester | J. Chalmers Doane | Harris Institute | Wide Mouth Mason | ICQ | Chris Gains


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    Website - http://www.musiconyourownterms.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicOnYourOwnTerms/
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Music On Your Own Terms 056 "Hillarie Jason - Death Through A Lens"

    Music On Your Own Terms 056 "Hillarie Jason - Death Through A Lens"

    Music On Your Own Terms 056 - Hillarie Jason - Death Through A Lens
    In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to Massachusetts based photographer Hillarie Jason. As you'll hear in the interview, I discovered her work after googling a show I had attended in Boston to find photos of the performance. Hillarie takes us on a journey from falling in love with photography in school, working in retail, to becoming a professional freelance photographer, traveling the country shooting large festivals and being featured in major publications, all as a result of a couple of flip-phone images being featured in an exhibit! We learn about what it's like to shoot a multi-day/multi-stage festival, some behind the scenes stories of difficult bands, and some great advice for those considering a life in freelance work. Join me as we discover what really drives a true artist to create.
    Hillarie on the web – https://www.hillariejason.com
    Hillarie on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hillariejasonart/
    Hillarie on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hillariejason/
    Music in this episode by Morne
    Topics discussed in this episode : Bone Reader | Ghost Cult | Decibel | Rolling Stone | Worcester Magazine | Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Maryland Deathfest


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    Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.
    Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430
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    Website - http://www.musiconyourownterms.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicOnYourOwnTerms/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metaldoggie/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Music On Your Own Terms 055 "Vanessa Ferrer/Merch Cat - Making Merch Work For You"

    Music On Your Own Terms 055 "Vanessa Ferrer/Merch Cat - Making Merch Work For You"

    Music On Your Own Terms 055 - Vanessa Ferrer/Merch Cat - Making Merch Work For You
    Joining me from NY is Merch Cat founder Vanessa Ferrer. We discuss what tools the Merch Cat app provides artists, to succeed in their merch business, how Vanessa got her start and how that transitioned into working with artists, and eventually developing Merch Cat itself. Vanessa and I talk about the various technology challenges, what is important for bands to do to stay engaged with their fans, and she also shares her top tips for selling merch during the COVID-19 situation. Make sure you take plenty of notes during this episode, because there is a ton of awesome information!
    Merch Cat on the web – https://www.merchcat.com
    Merch Cat on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/merchcat/
    Merch Cat on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/merch_cat/
    Vanessa on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessaaferrer/
    Music in this episode by June Divided
    Topics discussed in this episode : CD Baby | Vanessa's Top Merch Tips | Merch Cat Fan App
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    This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company
    Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.
    Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430
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    Website - http://www.musiconyourownterms.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicOnYourOwnTerms/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metaldoggie/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Music On Your Own Terms 054 "There Are Those That Call Him Tim Chimes!"

    Music On Your Own Terms 054 "There Are Those That Call Him Tim Chimes!"

    Music On Your Own Terms 054 - There Are Those That Call Him Tim Chimes!
    Joining me this episode is Mr Tim Chimes, bassist extraordinaire, recording guru and all round audio sage. We have a long overdue chat about where Tim got his passion for music, prog and recording, how he met our mutual bestie Bruce, and what projects he's currently working on. We delve into his job as a tech support engineer for an audio technology company, his advice for musicians stuck at home that want to get a recording set up going, and we also explore some of Tim's high and low points of the last couple of decades. Stay 'till the end and you will be treated to some tasty prog goodness in the form a new Strigiforms song that Tim has bestowed upon us!
    Tim on the web – http://timchimes.com
    Tim on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20924235
    Tim on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/timchimes/
    Music in this episode by Strigiforms
    Topics discussed in this episode : Strigiforms | About Time | Wailing Whales | Telos Alliance | Chimes Audio
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    Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.
    Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430
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    Website - http://www.musiconyourownterms.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicOnYourOwnTerms/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metaldoggie/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Music On Your Own Terms 053 "Ed Vincent - Festival Pass"

    Music On Your Own Terms 053 "Ed Vincent - Festival Pass"

    Music On Your Own Terms 053 - Ed Vincent - Festival Pass
    This time around I chat with Ed Vincent, a NY based entrepreneur and founder of a new event subscription platform called Festival Pass. We learn all about how the app will work, the various benefits that this credit-based model platform provides, and what the COVID-19 situation has meant for the upcoming release. Ed also talks about his background in investment banking, data analysis and why music and a life based around experience drives him to build businesses that provide value for customers.
    Festival Pass on the web – https://festivalpass.com
    Festival Pass on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/getfestivalpass
    Festival Pass on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/festival_pass/
    Ed on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/edvincent/
    Music In This Episode by - Creatures & Chemicals
    Topics discussed in this episode : AudioMack | ClassPass | Measure What Matters | Measure Of A Man | Malcolm Gladwell | Entrepreneurs' Organization
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    This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company
    Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.
    Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430
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    Website - http://www.musiconyourownterms.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicOnYourOwnTerms/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metaldoggie/

    • 47 min
    Music On Your Own Terms 052 "Anais Azul – Creating A New Normal"

    Music On Your Own Terms 052 "Anais Azul – Creating A New Normal"

    Music On Your Own Terms 052 - Anais Azul – Creating A New Normal
    Anais Azul is a multi instrumentalist, singer and composer based in both California and Boston, that I met at last year's CD Baby DIY Musician conference. In this episode we talk about what brought Anais's family from their native Peru to the US, going to Boston University to study music and composition, and what projects and communities keep them bi-coastal. We hear about the musical projects that Anais is involved in as well as their solo music, and multifaceted performances that Anais's goal are to be as interactive as possible, with the intent of being collective healing/meditation events as much as they are musical performances. Finally we touch on the current COVID-19 situation, what Anais has done to pivot as a music teacher, and what listeners can do to shift their mindset to improve their positivity.
    Anais on the web – https://anaisazul.com
    Anais on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/anaisazulmusic/
    Anais on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/anaisazul/
    Music In This Episode by Anais Azul
    Topics discussed in this episode : Weird Folk Fest | Dance Theatre Surreality | Petting Kazoo | Cathartic Conundrum | Meredith Monk | Rafael Natan
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    This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company
    Specializing in screen printing, embroidery, design, on demand digital printing, web stores, fulfillment and more.
    Visit https://theskinnyarmadillo.com/ or call 817 546 1430
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    Website - http://www.musiconyourownterms.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicOnYourOwnTerms/
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metaldoggie/

    • 1 hr 8 min

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