526 episodes

Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who have achieved success in the music business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

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    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

Now Hear This Entertainment features interviews with guests who have achieved success in the music business, with the content presented in a way that not only entertains fans of that guest and fans of good music interviews in general, but in a manner that educates musicians, singers, songwriters – entertainers who want to learn from those who are being interviewed each week by Bruce Wawrzyniak, president of Now Hear This, Inc. The guests come from a wide array of genres and locales.

    NHTE 524 Drew Schroeder

    NHTE 524 Drew Schroeder

    A content creator and keynote speaker who was a Las Vegas nightclub promoter for more than eleven years and now coaches musicians on how to establish themselves and make a career, saying, “All musicians know how to be creative, but not all know business and marketing.” He is also a practitioner in Positive Psychology, which he says is done so his clients don’t end up joining the 27 Club. Over the years he has been a part of events that have included the likes of Tiesto and Steve Aoki, among other notable names in entertainment. He even attended the Billboard Awards and tells that story during this interview.

    • 46 min
    NHTE 523 Jameel JProof Roberts

    NHTE 523 Jameel JProof Roberts

    L.A.-based multi GRAMMY nominee and multi-talented platinum-selling producer, songwriter, composer/arranger, educator, and instrumentalist. He co-produced and wrote “Good Kisser” for R&B singing sensation Usher, which climbed to No. 1 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts and garnered his first nomination for Best R&B song at the 2015 Grammy Awards. His songwriting and arranging were also featured on the 2020 Grammy nominated Album of The Year, “Thank U, Next,” by Ariana Grande, and he is a voting member of the Recording Academy. He is a Los Angeles College of Music Songwriting and Music Business faculty member who has also worked with Lizzo and with H.E.R.

    • 57 min
    NHTE 522 Samantha Marie

    NHTE 522 Samantha Marie

    Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, guitar and piano player who just last month released a new music video that already has more than 6,500 views on YouTube. Last year she released an EP in November after having put out an EP in October, both following a deluxe 18-song album that she’d released in September after having put out a 14-song version of it in August. Her releases have drawn acclaim from various publications, and she has amassed more than 1.5 million streams for her top five songs on Spotify alone, where she currently has 74 thousand monthly listeners. She also is putting up really big numbers on TikTok, and, she is working on more new music this year, as she discusses here.

    • 54 min
    NHTE 521 Cassidy-Rae

    NHTE 521 Cassidy-Rae

    Australia-based multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who has a new single coming out this Friday, February 9th. She achieved back-to-back number one iTunes charting singles and her singles have graced popular playlists like Spotify’s Fresh Country and Apple Music’s Today’s Country, to name just two. She has premiered on CMT and her success went global when country music star Thomas Rhett raised a glass celebrating the movement for one of her songs. She has over six thousand monthly listeners on Spotify, where her top five songs alone have a combined total of well over 800 thousand streams, and her official YouTube channel has a combined total of 2.1 million video views.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    NHTE 520 Richard Lynch

    NHTE 520 Richard Lynch

    Ohio-based singer, songwriter, guitar player who, over the past four decades, has compiled a long list of country hits and chart-toppers on both domestic and international sales and radio airplay charts, including two Number 1 iTunes chart singles. He has been in Billboard magazine, on FOX TV, and has recorded popular duets with legendary artists like Ronnie McDowell and GRAMMY-winner Rhonda Vincent. He has been inducted into both the Indie Country Music Hall of Fame and the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame. He is currently recording a new album, which he talks about during this interview.

    • 47 min
    NHTE 519 Tracielynn

    NHTE 519 Tracielynn

    Nashville-based recording artist who has a new single coming in just over two weeks, and last November put out her rendition of the classic holiday song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which followed the eight-song EP she’d released in August. On stage, she has opened for the likes of Morgan Wallen, Sara Evans, and Sam Hunt, among others, and she already has shows booked from February to July that will take her from Washington, DC, to Maryland to Florida to Virginia and New York. Between Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok alone she is closing in on a half-million followers, and she has gotten a combined total of over seven million video views on her official YouTube channel. She currently has 22 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify, where her top five songs alone have a combined 1.7 million-plus streams.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Julian Kerins ,

Best interview of my career!

Bruce did the best interview of my career at NAMM. Wendy did a splendid job organizing and planning the interview. I've listened to their other podcasts as a result, and am now a lifelong fan. Thank you both for the excellent work you do! 5/5

-Stuart ,

Such a great concept!

I enjoy the work Bruce has done to shed light on songwriting and songwriters! I love what I’ve heard and can’t wait to hear more

allenoklahoma ,

Great Podcast!

It was an honor and a pleasure being on the show! Thank you Bruce,
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