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The New York Artists Collective brings artists together in the round exploring authenticity and vulnerability in songwriting and brings an audience that much closer to the creative process in a unique and intimate setting.

"This Next One’s About..." takes a look at the creation of a song with an artist who has performed in one of our rounds and seeks to provide an insight into their process before we finally listen to the finished track.

Join us to discover new music from the heart of New York City and get an inside look into how new music gets created!

Check out our Website at www.newyorkartistscollective.com or follow us on instagram at @newyorkartistscollective!

This Next One's About... New York Artists Collective

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The New York Artists Collective brings artists together in the round exploring authenticity and vulnerability in songwriting and brings an audience that much closer to the creative process in a unique and intimate setting.

"This Next One’s About..." takes a look at the creation of a song with an artist who has performed in one of our rounds and seeks to provide an insight into their process before we finally listen to the finished track.

Join us to discover new music from the heart of New York City and get an inside look into how new music gets created!

Check out our Website at www.newyorkartistscollective.com or follow us on instagram at @newyorkartistscollective!

    "Defying beauty standards in the Music Industry" ft. Heather Mae

    "Defying beauty standards in the Music Industry" ft. Heather Mae

    Beauty standards in the music industry, being a fat, femme queer, Heather Mae tells us how her openness has garnered her a loyal fanbase and how she is coping with the Coronavirus crisis that is affecting the livelihoods of musicians everywhere...

    Unfazed by what a typical pop artist today is “supposed” to look like and how the typical pop artist is “supposed” to sound, Heather Mae, an award-winning songwriter whose evocative vocals and rhythmic piano style call to mind artists like Stevie Nicks and Sara Bareilles, creates intoxicating music that tackles complex topics surrounding mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, self-love, racial injustice, social inequality, and women’s rights. Inspired by her own personal experiences and identities - a queer, plus size woman living with Bipolar Disorder - and those of her multifaceted fans with whom she has forged connections throughout her many years of touring across the United States, Mae crafts powerful lyrics and unforgettable music about life’s moments--from the quietly chaotic to the explosive. 

    In 2016, after an eight-month period of silence to recover from vocal nodules, Mae made a vow: she would dedicate her career to solely write music that made the world a better place. Her independently-released debut EP I AM ENOUGH, which reached #58 on iTunes Pop Album charts, was her announcement to the world. Mae, who was dubbed “the new queer Adele” by L-Mag,  envelopes her audience with a message of hope. 

    Her newest project, GLIMMER, is a collection of nine songs supporting one central theme:” Feel To Heal.” Within the grooves of the new album, Mae wrestles with the complexities of existing as a human with mental illness. From her #MeToo-inspired feminist anthem “Warrior,” featuring a choir of 100+ female vocalists, to “You Are My Favorite”, a love song written for her wife inspired by her own wedding vows which will surely be the 2019 wedding soundtrack for LGBTQ+ couples, Mae shows she’s nothing less than a powerhouse. She has examined her struggle with Bipolar Disorder from every angle in order to create her most sonically adventurous set of recordings yet--and to remind us that we aren’t alone.

    Join us on Facebook for the month of April as we take the podcast LIVE ! During this coronavirus crisis we'll be talking to artists who are mobilising and taking their gigs online, industry experts to see how they're helping musicians during this period.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/619728222098700

    https://heathermae.net/

    • 41 min
    "How I raised $150k on Kickstarter to buy my album back from my label" ft. Liz Longley

    "How I raised $150k on Kickstarter to buy my album back from my label" ft. Liz Longley

    Liz has given us access to an exclusive Making Of video of her brand new single 'Get To Know Someone', only for NYAC listener. Click here to access: http://bit.ly/2qOI0Qf

    Best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz Longley is an accomplished singer-songwriter based in Nashville. Known for her deeply emotional music, Longley has earned accolades from some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition. Liz’s music has been featured on TV shows such as Lifetime’s "Army Wives,” ABC’s "Beauty & The Beast" and MTV’s “Scream.”

    The Berklee College of Music graduate worked alongside 5-time Grammy-nominated producer, Paul Moak, on her much awaited sixth album, Funeral For My Past. The record was funded by a loyal fan base on the Kickstarter platform, raising over $150,000. The remarkable fan support made Longley the #4 most funded solo female musician in Kickstarter history - a story covered by Billboard. In January, Longley’s new single, 3 Crow, was embraced by the press and music fans alike, expressing “the beauty in the song lies within how real the story is…”

    Liz came by ahead of her Rockwood Music Hall show March 12th to talk about her brand new single "Get To Know Someone" and has also shared an exclusive BTS making of video - get access here: http://bit.ly/2qOI0Qf

    Tickets for Liz's NYC show here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liz-longley-w-parker-mckay-tickets-86709314895

    As mentioned in the episode here are some ways to help and places you can donate:
    Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10 to the relief efforts
    https://cfmt.org to donate to the relief effort
    https://www.hon.org/

    If you need help:
    https://musiccares.com
    https://gideonsarmyunited.org
    https://www.hon.org/

    • 27 min
    "Touring with the Eagles and being an independent artist" ft. Erica Swindell

    "Touring with the Eagles and being an independent artist" ft. Erica Swindell

    Erica Swindell is a Brooklyn based actor, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. A native Texan, her introduction to the music world began at the age of 3 through classical violin. She joined her first Country band as a fiddle player and vocalist at the age of 12 and began to incorporate different genres to her classical training. After her Texas years, she went on to attend Marymount Manhattan College where she received a BFA in Acting and minor in Musical Theatre. In 2013 she made her Broadway debut in the musical ONCE and went on to tour the world with the First National Tour of ONCE. During this time, Swindell was spotted by Don Henley of the Eagles and joined his band as violinist and backing vocalist. Currently, Swindell is the Concert Master for the orchestra for the Eagles “Hotel California 2020” tour.

    Erica stopped by to talk about her first solo release "Phase" and her upcoming plans as a solo artist, actor and instrumentalist.

    Erica also shared an exclusive video performance not seen anywhere else! Click here to view the video: http://bit.ly/2qOI0Qf

    • 36 min
    "Writing on the road with Lake Street Dive" ft. Akie Bermiss

    "Writing on the road with Lake Street Dive" ft. Akie Bermiss

    Get this exclusive track from Akie here for NYAC podcast listeners only! http://bit.ly/2qOI0Qf

    Akie Bermiss with his affable disposition, glasses, and healthy do of cascading dreads that drape down to his shoulders, is unabashedly a self-professed nerd to the nth degree. Since early childhood Akie has been an obsessed science fiction aficionado. Yet he does have an artist-friendly façade and has managed to cultivate and live a double-life as a thriving music protégé, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer, arranger and emerging solo artist. Akie kicked off his 2017 touring schedule playing keyboards and providing backing vocals for veteran indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive’s national concert tour in support of their latest CD, “Side Pony.” The tour was very exciting and included an opening spot in Aspen for Hall & Oates!

    Akie is a Brooklyn native raised in a musical household full of jazz and politics fueled by his former- activist mom and dad. He began singing in church, moved it to school for a while, enroute becoming somewhat of a musical chameleon. His raucous, guttural and soulful vocals are a delectable fusion of Donny Hathaway and Tom Waits. He’s equally adept singing neo-soul, funk, contemporary jazz, alternative rock, and hip hop.

    Akie joins Steph to discuss his brand new single 'Alone Again' - an aptly timed release ahead of Valentine's Day - his experiences in the band Lake Street Dive since being inducted in as a full time member, how they write an album on the road and how his views on the industry have changed with this new perspective.

    Check out an exclusive MP3 of Akie performing a cover of Shania Twain's 'Still The One' with Lake Street Dive live at Red Rocks in Colorado here: http://bit.ly/2qOI0Qf

    • 39 min
    "Managing two careers: Acting and Music" ft. Alicia Witt

    "Managing two careers: Acting and Music" ft. Alicia Witt

    EXCLUSIVE DEMO from Alicia here: bit.ly/2qOI0Qf

    Years before kicking off her career as an indie-pop songwriter, a seven year-old Alicia Witt took her first classical piano lesson. She landed her debut movie role that same year, appearing in David Lynch's sci-fi epic Dune. Decades later, Witt has built both passions into a thriving business, balancing an acclaimed string of movie, television, and stage appearances with solo records like 2018's 15,000 Days.

    Her fourth release as an independent songwriter, 15,000 Days is a sweeping, big-hearted record, its songs rooted in modern arrangements and timeless melodies. Witt wrote the material during a busy period that found her starring in the TV series Nashville, stealing the spotlight with an appearance on The Walking Dead, and playing shows — including a performance on the Grand Ole Opry — in the wake of her previous album, Revisionary History.

    It took years — and thousands of days — for Alicia Witt to find her true voice as a musician. She unveils that voice with 15,000 Days, a record that's honest, heartfelt, and every bit as compelling as her work onscreen. A lifelong musician and actress, Alicia Witt turns a page with her new release, kicking off another chapter in a story that's still unfolding.

    Alicia joins us on the show to talk about her song 'Earful' from her EP 15,000 Days and is kind enough to give us an exclusive recording from an upcoming 2020 release called 'Down She Goes' available here: bit.ly/2qOI0Qf

    Tickets for Alicia's show at City Vineyard Feb 1st 2020: https://cityvineyardnyc.com/alicia-witt-at-city-vineyard-concert-ticket-only-2-1.html

    Alicia's Website: https://aliciawittmusic.com

    • 32 min
    "How to launch a Patreon" Minisode ft. Rebecca Loebe

    "How to launch a Patreon" Minisode ft. Rebecca Loebe

    Continuing with our Minisode series that is artist-focused, today we chat with independent artist Rebecca Loebe about how to go about crowdfunding an album via Patreon!

    Rebecca Loebe is an independent singer-songerwriter who you may remember from the Voice in 2011. Since then she has opened for Shawn Colvin, the Civil Wars, Gregory Alan Isakov, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Ellis Paul amongst others. Her single, Growing Up was featured in Rolling Stone magazine listed as the Top 10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week.

    As well as being a talented musician, she has also become quite an expert at owning her own distribution and runs a successful Patreon page - and Patreon even featured Rebecca on their blog after her successful album promotion.

    As promised, here are the links and references discussed in today's episode:
    Rebecca's Tips and Launch Timeline: bit.ly/2qOI0Qf
    Patreon's article on Rebecca: https://blog.patreon.com/rebecca-loebe
    Patreon's article on Nataly Dawn: https://blog.patreon.com/nataly-dawn-patronage
    Amanda Palmer "The Art of Asking" TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking?language=en
    Simon Sinek "Start With Why" TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?language=en
    Rebecca's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rebeccaloebe

    We've love to hear any feedback about this miniseries or any suggestions you have for episodes! Email us: info@newyorkartistscollective.com

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

waterglobes ,

Podcast is great.

Excellent interviews and awesome songwriters. Love the format. The music is great.

natalie_forteza ,

Loving this podcast!

I couldn't help but listen to a few episodes all in one day. Love how candid these are; artists sharing the reality, and stories behind being an artist, and revealing things about themselves and their work that other artists can relate to. Keep these comin'!

ssm984 ,

Love getting to know these artists!

Really cool idea, I’ve always loved hearing the stories behind songs

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