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The Process is an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative. Though season four focuses on the music industry, we typically converse with creatives from a variety of backgrounds about money, mental health, relationships, the creative process itself, and how they make it all work.

The Process Podcast - interviews exploring survival as a creative Shannon Byrne

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

The Process is an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative. Though season four focuses on the music industry, we typically converse with creatives from a variety of backgrounds about money, mental health, relationships, the creative process itself, and how they make it all work.

    93: Jordan Moser on trying to delineate time as a multi-hyphenate creative

    93: Jordan Moser on trying to delineate time as a multi-hyphenate creative

    Based in Wimberly, TX, Jordan Moser does many things. He’s a retired professional ballet dancer, filmmaker, choreographer, musician, activist, and now a soon-to-be-dad. Although he’s been making and sharing music for most of this life, he released his official debut record, Long Night in 2019 on Austin-based label, Keeled Scales.

    In this episode, we talk about his creative and professional evolution, his appetite to always be doing something creative, challenges he faces in pursuing so many interests, his lack of an official practice, what to expect from his next album, and more.

    Read more in the show notes.

    • 57 min
    92: Bryan Bruchman of The Subliminal Inevitable Show on wanting more time

    92: Bryan Bruchman of The Subliminal Inevitable Show on wanting more time

    Bryan Bruchman is a podcast host, filmmaker, illustrator, photographer, and musician. He films live in-studio sessions for BTR Today and hosts and produces two podcasts on the same network: The Subliminal Inevitable Show where he interviews indie record labels and The Music Digest where he and guests discuss the latest music releases. He also plays guitar in the band Mount Sharp. Oh, and he's a husband and dad and also illustrates and photographs people, sometimes for fun, sometimes for money.

    Needless to say, he has a lot going on but manages to balance it all. However, that doesn't stop him from wishing he had more time and space to spend with each thing he loves. That's just one of the topics we cover in this episode.

    Read more in the show notes.

    • 55 min
    91: Drew Reikman & Mitchell Trainor of Blessed on creating longevity for outsider art

    91: Drew Reikman & Mitchell Trainor of Blessed on creating longevity for outsider art

    In 2015 in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, Blessed was formed from a shared creative objective. From the start, its original four members found themselves naturally amalgamating elements of post-hardcore, minimalism, new wave, krautrock, and punk. The result is a blend of experimental art-rock that (borrowing words from Post-Trash) “defies expectations, eschews common structures and forms, and breeds its own alien landscapes.”

    They’ve released two critically lauded EPs and an LP called Salt. They kindly let us use their song, “Endure” as our intro music for this season of The Process. For this episode, we spoke with Drew Riekman (vocals and guitar) and Mitchell Trainor (bass). Other band members are Reuben Houweling on guitar, Jake Holmes on drums, and Matt McKeen on guitar and keys.

    Read more in the show notes.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    90: Carl Shane of Kal Marks on songwriting, literature + the value of asking questions

    90: Carl Shane of Kal Marks on songwriting, literature + the value of asking questions

    Carl Shane has been making music under the moniker Kal Marks for over a decade, exploring topics of life, death, failure, and the edges of humanity. Based in Boston, MA, the heavy-hitting post-rock / art-rock band (if you had to attach a genre to them) is known for their tireless work ethic and propensity to push themselves harder, reshaping their formula and expanding their sound with every release.

    Like many bands, they’ve taken a hard hit from COVID-19. Plans to record and tour have come to a shrieking halt, and they’ve lost their day jobs. They’ll be releasing demos and home recordings to help pay off their van on Bandcamp soon, so keep an eye out.

    As we recorded this episode last November, we don’t talk about their current situation. But we do talk about their songwriting process, the influence of literature, the impact of algorithms, their wide range of influences, what to expect from their next record, and more.

    Read more in the show notes.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    89: Nic Gohl & Drew McBride of Deeper on growing together + navigating a pandemic

    89: Nic Gohl & Drew McBride of Deeper on growing together + navigating a pandemic

    We had the honor of chatting with the band Deeper’s singer and guitarist, Nic Gohl and guitarist Drew McBride. Based in Chicago, Deeper also consists of drummer Shiraz Bhatti and bassist Kevin Fairbairn. The band formed in 2014 with original guitarist Mike Clawson along with Nic, Shiraz, and Drew on bass. They released their debut self-titled record in 2018 followed by their newly released and much-anticipated sophomore record, Auto-Pain this March.

    In this episode, we talk about canceling tour, navigating a pandemic, the process of recording and writign Auto-Pain, the experience of losing a bandmate and friend, how they've learned to let go of what they can't cotrol, and more.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    88: Greg Vegas of Declared Goods on the foundations of a music career

    88: Greg Vegas of Declared Goods on the foundations of a music career

    Greg Vegas is the founder and president of International Rescue Artist Development and the record label, Declared Goods. He's worked with Holy Ship, Little Children, Ed Vallance, Blackstrap, The Heart Of The Sun, Lights On, The Arthur Brothers, Gringo Star, The Radio Dept., and more. He's also a musician, a well-known saxophone player, and has worked in a variety of roles in the music industry for most of his life.

    In this episode, Greg lends his experience and expertise to share scrappy and smart ways to build a career as a musician/band. It was recorded way before the days of covid over the summer of 2019. However, I listened to it through a current/post-covid lens and I think with some critical thinking, these ideas can and should still be applied. Getting in front of eyeballs is still important, being creative in doing so is crucial, getting your team aligned in the early days is a necessity. You have to practice to get better at your art. We cover so much more in this episode.

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    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Micah Dailey ,

Fantastic insight and topics

I really enjoy The Process. The topics are interesting, the perspectives are valuable, and Shannon's intervew style is great.

GFAC207 ,

good but audio needs work

Just listened to EP84 and enjoyed it but the crappy audio quality needs fixing! All you need are 2 mics and mic stands, it's not that hard.

jennymeowser ,

Inspiring.

Shannon hosts inspirational creatives and entrepreneurs that overcome obstacles that sometime seem impossible. Highly motivating.

One of my biggest frustrations, as a business owner, is sometimes people don’t even ask me how I’m doing...just how the business is doing. This podcast lets you in on the personal lives and wellbeing of the creatives. And how to balance that in my daily life (lots of good, deep quotes here!).

I love that Shannon is able to curate such a broad range of information for the listener. If you want to hear the creative, professional, personal, etc. strides of different entrepreneurs, then this is your opportunity. Great content!!

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