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Sit down with legends, risers, songwriters, session musicians, industry execs, etc., as they recount their biggest hits, past failures, battling addictions, racism, sexism, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and even homelessness to get where they are today. All the while host, Brandon Harrington, is still trying to survive the music industry.

Surviving the Music Industr‪y‬ American Songwriter

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    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

Sit down with legends, risers, songwriters, session musicians, industry execs, etc., as they recount their biggest hits, past failures, battling addictions, racism, sexism, bankruptcies, foreclosures, and even homelessness to get where they are today. All the while host, Brandon Harrington, is still trying to survive the music industry.

    Emily Weisband

    Emily Weisband

    Emily Weisband (Grammy award winning songwriter and artist behind BTS's "Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)," Camila Cabello's "Consequences," "Team" by Noah Cyrus and MAX, and "Thy Will, With Hillary Scott and The Scott Family) feels that peace, confidence, security, and contentment aren't natural for humans. But through quarantine and her journey in the making of I Call It Being Human EP, she has taken practice in harnessing her inner dichotomy for the unnatural, and the act of oversharing is no longer a faux pas.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    S.G. Goodman

    S.G. Goodman

    S.G Goodman visits with host Brandon Harrington close to a year after her acclaimed debut album Old Time Feeling was released to share if her feelings have changed toward some of the album's messages. Goodman's not one to hold back on personal feelings about her music and other things that run across her mind. So it only makes sense that gas station food reviews, life on the Mississippi, feuds, and also the isolation of a country on both sides of a political spectrum are all captured in this conversation.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Drew Green

    Drew Green

    With his head to the grindstone, it's obvious that Drew Green might have not looked up to see the success he's gained up to 2021. Drew takes us through the land-speed record of his publishing and record deal, his writing habits, how the Dirt Boy became the artist he is today, and how songs like his latest release "Hooch" are changing what people might consider country.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Jillette Johnson

    Jillette Johnson

    Nashville-based songwriter and artist, Jillette Johnson is looking at gratitude and steadiness at the release of her latest self-written project, It’s a Beautiful Day and I Love You. Just too bad the zoom call couldn't stay steady. Jillette talks identity between life and music, and her reconstruction and deconstruction process for herself and music.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Sanya N'kanta

    Sanya N'kanta

    Jamaican-born, United States citizen and genre-blurring artist Sanya N'kanta share his experiences as a 6-year-old immigrant to the present. Known for his music to ruffle the feathers of one political side or the other, he admits that truth is hard to hear. These Are The Days EP still reflects his truth but can there be differences in life that are true?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Cory Wong

    Cory Wong

    The fog of 2020 is still heavy for Cory Wong, even though it has been his heaviest creative output to date. Brandon and Cory cover Cory Wong & The Wongnotes variety show, finding the thread of your art for either longevity or for a time, and balancing ego and your purpose.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Tylerc02921 ,

If You’re an Artist of Any Kind, You Need This Podcast!

Great podcast that breaks down everything and anything you’d want to know about big artists, writers, etc. couldn’t recommend it enough!

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DuzyJ

Great material! Should be on everyone’s podcast favorites list! 🎸

Melissa Kay ,

WOW

I've been listening to this non-stop since I found it a few weeks ago. As a middle-aged songwriter, I've avoided Nashville to focus on my day job, but lately I've been considering make the move. Listening to these interviews has been eyeopening. What a remarkable resource for anyone considering this business in any realm.

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