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The Career Musician is a socially connected culture of musicians supporting each other by sharing knowledge and personal experiences in the entertainment field. Empowering professional and aspiring pro musicians with insightful strategies for a sustainable career via The Career Musician Podcast hosted by NOMAD. Created by Musicians for Musicians. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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The Career Musician is a socially connected culture of musicians supporting each other by sharing knowledge and personal experiences in the entertainment field. Empowering professional and aspiring pro musicians with insightful strategies for a sustainable career via The Career Musician Podcast hosted by NOMAD. Created by Musicians for Musicians. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    Silent Partner | Daryl Simmons EP. 52

    Silent Partner | Daryl Simmons EP. 52

    Website: http://www.darylsimmons.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daryllsimmons/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarylSimmonsMusic

    Daryl Simmons attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana together with future Pop and R&B producer-songwriter-singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The duo would write songs at each other's homes on a consistent basis. With the success of “Two Occasions”, the trio began working with outside artists such as Pebbles, Sheena Easton, The Whispers, Paula Abdul, Karyn White, Johnny Gill and Bobby Brown.
    Reid and Edmonds relocated to Atlanta in 1989, to form their own company, LaFace Records. The duo was joined by Simmons and together they discovered, signed and produced their own artists such as Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, Damian Dame and OutKast.
     In 1991, Simmons co-wrote and co-produced Boyz II Men's most successful song to date, “End of the Road”, from the Eddie Murphy movie, Boomerang. The song garnered a Grammy Award in 1992 for “Best R&B Song”. “End of the Road” topped the charts from August 15 through November 7, 1992, setting a record for most weeks at number one with 13 weeks, beating Elvis Presley's 11-week hold with "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel". Presley's record had stood 36 years.
    Simmons, Edmonds and Reid collaborated again with Whitney Houston on The Bodyguard soundtrack (since 1990's album "I'm Your Baby Tonight"), which went on to sell more than 45 million albums worldwide. The trio also worked with Michael Jackson on his Dangerous album. Although the trio’s songs didn’t make it into the album's final cut, Simmons enjoyed working with Jackson and deems it an “amazing experience”.
    In 1994, Edmonds released the solo album, “For the Cool in You”. Simmons was a major contributor to this triple platinum album. Edmonds collaborated with Simmons on Aretha Franklin's, "Willing to Forgive" which reached no. 5 on the R&B charts, and Mariah Carey's “Never Forget You” which peaked at number 7. Simmons and Edmonds also penned Tevin Campbell’s smash hit, “Can We Talk”.
    In the mid ‘90s as the trio’s collaborative efforts began to slow, Simmons formed his own company, “Silent Partner Productions”. Simmons built a state-of-the-art recording studio and began working on solo projects. He wrote and produced a Top 10 Pop hit for Monica with “Why I Love You So Much” (#3 R&B). Simmons also produced and co-wrote Dru Hill’s “In My Bed”. "In My Bed" was a number-one platinum-selling R&B single by R&B group Dru Hill. It is the second single from their eponymous debut album. The single spent three weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number four on the US pop chart. Simmons followed this hit with a ballad from the same Dru Hill album, “Never Make a Promise”. The single spent four weeks at number one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number seven on the US pop chart.
    Other notable productions include songs and production for Elton John, Destiny's Child, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Mýa, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Dru Hill, Kevon Edmonds and 98 Degrees, amidst many, many more!

    • 41 min
    Managing Your B(r)and | Xander Smith & Baron Grafft EP. 51

    Managing Your B(r)and | Xander Smith & Baron Grafft EP. 51

    Website: https://xandersmithmusic.com/home
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Xander-Smith-128495640604148
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/XanderSmithMusic?feature=mhee

    Xander is joined by mutual good friend of Nomad and his, Baron Graft who initially brought these two together for this podcast. What ensues is a fun convo about music and life and how the business of sales is so closely related to the entertainment industry!
    Outside is the sophomore release from LA singer/songwriter Xander Smith. Making records in 2014 typically means you now bring a laptop along with your old beat up Gibson J-45 -- no matter what, wherever you go. So, all last year, Smith found himself not only touring, but writing/tracking on three continents. The result is 10 new gems featuring musicians from LA to Manchester to Moscow. Members of New Order, Jack Johnson, Johnny Marr Band, Draco Rosa, Herb Alpert/Lani Hall, The Go Gos and Adam Lambert all put their stamp on this new album.
    While Smith sold out two pressings of his debut record, Hey San Pedro, out of the trunk of his car--Jay Z style—and then online and at shows, labels/distributors around the globe have caught wind of his music and constant touring. Outside will now reach North America, Europe, Russia and Australia/New Zealand. “Say Anything” is the first single which features Bernard Sumner (Joy Division/Electronic/New Order) on melodica/backing vocals. His band mates Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman, along with many other gifted players help Smith craft a record that covers a lot of ground within the singer/songwriter genre. Nods to legends Nick Drake, Big Star, Jack Johnson, Bright Eyes and Paul Simon are all apparent as Smith presents his stories and melodies, blending in these different influences with his own honest, straight forward approach.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Pantheon Podcast Network | Christian Swain & Jerry Danielsen EP. 50

    Pantheon Podcast Network | Christian Swain & Jerry Danielsen EP. 50

    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/christian.swain
    https://www.facebook.com/JerryDanielsen
    https://www.facebook.com/PantheonPodcasts/?eid=ARB0aluKHrTXcFQfVQGZtfjUMsaZ09B9hz5XyClyVQhGsrI-Qm3h9V3G01hCIKOq0LVeiQS4T8VUhNcX&fref=tag
    Websites:
    https://www.busysignalstudios.com/?fbclid=IwAR3OPM5hrgPKlzOjoJpmZpdGq7tX-SezNN8D9BPJ-ICTBg-LI6yFgVkWHhA
    http://rocknrollarchaeology.com/

    • 47 min
    It's Called Rock 'n' Roll | Kevin Martin EP. 49

    It's Called Rock 'n' Roll | Kevin Martin EP. 49

    Join Nomad on this exciting behind the scenes peek into one of the 90's biggest rock bands! Kevin Martin is a self proclaimed reluctant frontman/lead singer who started on drums. While still rocking venues around the world and maintaining a humble family life, Kevin is the quit-essential rock star - Career Musician with a passion for the music and a story to tell. Check out the bands website for a fan interactive new album campaign and more info on touring once the quarantine settles down a bit. In the meantime, enjoy this interview with the man who penned and still performs such hits as; "Far Behind", Cover Me", and "You", to name a few, and who has toured the world with everyone from Metallica to Living Colour and the Henry Rollins Band and beyond!
    http://www.candleboxrocks.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/candlebox
    https://www.instagram.com/candlebox/
    https://twitter.com/candlebox
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/3R6c2tWDBeYB1GncjLMn9n?si=ZIfVc8k2SCGZtLN6NJdXgA
    https://music.apple.com/us/artist/candlebox/1093119?uo=4&app=music

    Candlebox is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington. Since its formation in 1990, the group has released six studio albums, several charting singles, a compilation, and a CD+DVD.
    Candlebox found immediate success with the release of its self-titled debut album in July 1993. Candlebox featured four singles: "Change", "You", "Far Behind" and "Cover Me". "Far Behind" reached the top 20, and the album was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.[5] The band's next album, Lucy (1995), was certified gold,[6] and Happy Pills was released in 1998. After troubles with its record company, Candlebox broke up in 2000. The band reunited in 2006 and released its fourth album, Into the Sun, in 2008. The latest Candlebox album, Disappearing in Airports, was released April 22, 2016.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    From Russia With Groove | Dmitry Gorodetsky EP. 48

    From Russia With Groove | Dmitry Gorodetsky EP. 48

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tallbassist
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tallbassist/
    Endorsement: https://www.gallien-krueger.com/dmitry-gorodetsky

    Dmitry Gorodetsky shows us how it's done! "It's not who you know, it's who KNOWS YOU!" He's worked with Charlie Puth, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Lauren Hill, TLC, Eric Benét, Fantasia, Kenny Lattimore, Rito Ora, and the list goes on! 

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Making Mega Trax | Derek Jones EP. 47

    Making Mega Trax | Derek Jones EP. 47

    Website: https://www.megatrax.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megatraxproductionmusic
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/megatraxmusic/

    Derek Jones of Megatrax gives us the inside scoop on music libraries/catalogues, TV and film music, and how to generate your own work and demand! Derek is a well-rounded Career Musician with a versatile set of skills that are incredibly important to getting his job done on a daily basis as studio head for Megatrax Production Music Library Mogul.
    This show is part of Pantheon Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

HandGsMom ,

Disappointed

Not a very good interviewer. NOMAD doesn’t come off as very intelligent and needs to have more research done before hand. I only came to listen to Kevin Martin and don’t imagine I’ll be back again.

Kevinsyou ,

Bravo

Really enjoyed this podcast, great insight into the artists and great questions as well! Super enlightening into the career musicians life.

charlieweinmann ,

Pure and Honest Wisdom

Nomad is doing a service for professional artists everywhere. The type of wisdom and perspective that is shared between Nomad and his guests is the stuff of seasoned pros, and all comes from a genuine place of wanting to air these ideas for the public to ponder and learn from. If you’re a music professional or aspire to be, you won’t be wasting your time with this podcast!

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