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Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginnings of human history, but the vocation of the professional musician is more vital today than it ever has been. Once a month, join musician, songwriter and producer Trevor Exter as he drops in on working musicians from every genre.

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Play It Like It's Music Trevor Exter

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    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginnings of human history, but the vocation of the professional musician is more vital today than it ever has been. Once a month, join musician, songwriter and producer Trevor Exter as he drops in on working musicians from every genre.

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    "The best way to express myself, and to understand the world"

    "The best way to express myself, and to understand the world"

    Listen now | 062: Nesrine Belmokh Today on the show we’re talking with Nesrine all the way over in Barcelona, Spain. I was captivated by this totally unique musician the moment I first came across one of her performances on YouTube.

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    • 49 min
    "I love to blame it on inspiration"

    "I love to blame it on inspiration"

    Listen now | 061: Ed Marshall Is there life after a dedicated music career? What happens if you decide to quit? Life has its twists and turns, and we don’t get to hold on to everything. In today’s case, however, there’s an interesting twist.

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    • 1 hr
    "Experience is important, listening is important"

    "Experience is important, listening is important"

    Listen now | 060: Jenna Moynihan Too often artists view tradition as a towering monolith to be either conquered or cowed by, but young Scottish fiddler and experimentalist Jenna Moynihan knows that tradition is meant to be a starting point for great inspiration, not a wall. She’s got a melodic touch that just slays me. And I’m a tough sell for the violin (as I mentioned to her). It was a real treat to speak with Jenna.

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    • 59 min
    "It's in me naturally. When I talk, I'm talking Music"

    "It's in me naturally. When I talk, I'm talking Music"

    Listen now | 059: Shareef Clayton Once you see what this guy can do, you can never un-see it. He brings an incredible polish and showmanship to his performances, but the sophistication and personality underneath it all makes for a really satisfying trip. I’m glad to know the man, and to know about him. You will be as well.

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    • 56 min
    "It sings the songs of our life"

    "It sings the songs of our life"

    Listen now | 058: Tamara Fuller How do you keep the lights on when everyone’s afraid to come out? It’s easy to forget the rest of the supply chain, but today we’re going to branch out and speak with a great proprietor and hear how she got her place up and running.

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    • 42 min
    "I can always be learning"

    "I can always be learning"

    Listen now | 057: Emily Rice Good morning! Music is not content. It’s connection. Hell of week we’re having, right? Let's make it better: Emily Rice is our guest today. She is stacking up scoring credits, busy as hell and I’m very grateful that she made the time to speak with us.

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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

ADAS_West ,

This Podcast is Much Needed!

Listened to this podcast driving back to L.A. from A gig in Bonsall, CA. Was so happy to have these substantive interviews of understanding musicians to keep me company for a couple of hours. Much needed as I’m trying to navigate the landscape of what it means to be a professional musician. Thank You!

Emciess ,

Your love of music is inspirational.

First let me say that this podcast is top shelf stuff. The first time I saw you live set me on a new path. I’ve been djing for a long time and just grinding away doing weddings and sweet sixteen parties while dreaming of bigger, better gigs. Listening to the stories of your talented guests gives me a shot in the arm and a heart full of hope while exposing me to so much more than the songs drunk aunties request. Thank you,Trevor. This is obviously a giant labor of love and we appreciate it.

KIMOCK ,

the maestro nails it ... pwr pck ;)

love listening to trev on the road! the pwr pck never dies.

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