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Learn the secrets of the music industry and how to navigate your career! Listen as host, NOMAD, interviews the most seasoned cats in the business about touring, session work, producing, self-management, and everything in between. The Career Musician (TCM) is a social network of pro musicians sharing knowledge and personal experiences in entertainment. Created by musicians, for musicians, and empowering musicians with strategies for a sustainable career. TCM is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts, the first of it's kind, all music-based podcast network.

The Career Musician The Career Musician

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    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Learn the secrets of the music industry and how to navigate your career! Listen as host, NOMAD, interviews the most seasoned cats in the business about touring, session work, producing, self-management, and everything in between. The Career Musician (TCM) is a social network of pro musicians sharing knowledge and personal experiences in entertainment. Created by musicians, for musicians, and empowering musicians with strategies for a sustainable career. TCM is a proud member of Pantheon Podcasts, the first of it's kind, all music-based podcast network.

    Save The Music | Henry Donahue EP. 153

    Save The Music | Henry Donahue EP. 153

    Save The Music partners with public school districts to jump start their music education programs, so that students, schools, and communities can reach their full potential through the power of making music. Since its founding in 1997, Save The Music has provided new musical instruments, equipment, and technology to over 2,000 schools in almost 300 school districts nationwide. Donahue came to Save The Music from Purpose, a digital strategic and creative agency that focuses on social impact projects. As COO & Head of Partnerships, he oversaw Purpose's business development, marketing, finance and operations. Notable client projects included branding and launch content for Syria's White Helmets, Everytown for Gun Safety, social media strategy for ACLU, and a global campaigning technology platform for Oxfam International. Donahue spent his pre-business career on the road across the USA as a fundraiser for political candidates including U.S. Senators, Jay Rockefeller and Ron Wyden. At the same time, he was playing guitar in an indie rock band and running a small independent record label.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    WisdoManiaFest | X. ARI EP. 152

    WisdoManiaFest | X. ARI EP. 152

    A queer Alt-pop singer, songwriter, and mental health advocate; X. Ari founded WisdoManiaFest and WisdoMania Foundation; combining mental health and the arts in order to normalize mental health by creating a safe environment of acceptance and support. X. Ari's life motto is all about turning "Pain into Power" through art and self-care. It is her mission to use creativity to empower and raise awareness by using her platform to encourage others to turn their pain into power by finding their conduit for healing.

    • 41 min
    Diversify Or Die | Nomad EP. 151

    Diversify Or Die | Nomad EP. 151

    ETHOS | The Career Musician’s Code approaches the music career with a unique philosophy and provides concrete career insights from Career Musician “Lifer”, NOMAD.

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    NOMAD has been a career musician since the early 90’s and continues to work with some of the best musical talents in the world.
    In his new book, ETHOS | The Career Musician’s Code, NOMAD, explains the mindset and code of conduct needed for aspiring and full-time musicians.

    The 5 Pillars of ETHOS:
    Energy
    Talent
    Humility
    Objectivity
    Savvy

    These pillars are key to maintaining motivation, building relationships, and becoming your best self while you build your music career.

    You will learn how to develop these traits so that you can maintain a thriving and resilient music business. There is No Single Music Career Path…As you develop your career as a musician, expect to wear many hats. Whether that be teaching, session work, live gigs, etc...It is very rare that a musician will have just one income stream. Especially early in your music career, you will have to wear many hats as you build your reputation and resources.

    Get The ETHOS eBook and A Live Coaching Session with NOMAD For FREE When You Pre-Order Your Copy Today! https://proseries.thecareermusician.com/ethos

    • 29 min
    Tony Award Winning Career Musician | Leslie Odom Jr. EP. 150

    Tony Award Winning Career Musician | Leslie Odom Jr. EP. 150

    Leslie Odom Jr. is a singer, songwriter, broadway star, actor, and author. He best known for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton, which earned him a 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in the same year. Odom Jr.’s self-titled debut album charted at #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and #147 on the Billboard 200. In 2017, he re-released Simply Christmas as a deluxe edition with new arrangements and new songs. The holiday album hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Jazz Charts. For his performance as singer Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami... (2020), Odom earned Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, and Golden Globe Awards nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for writing the film’s original song "Speak Now," for which he won Best Song at the 2021 Critics' Choice Awards. You can catch Leslie in his role as Harold McBrayer in the The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark!

    In March 2018, Odom Jr. added the title of author to his resume with the release of his book – Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning. Failing Up is about unlocking your true potential and making your dreams come true even when it seems impossible.

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    • 45 min
    Mighty Bone | Ric Feliciano EP. 149

    Mighty Bone | Ric Feliciano EP. 149

    Ric Mightybone Feliciano is a Puerto Rican 35 year music industry veteran. Ric is a trombonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and lead singer from Brooklyn, N.Y. who has performed with the likes of Billy Joel, Paul Simon, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Pete Escovedo, Willy Torres, Phil Driscoll, Zucchero, Toto, Foreigner, Jimmy Bosch, and many others. Ric, also known as Mightybone, is also a voting member of the Grammys and the Latin Grammys and has been part of two (2) Grammy nominated albums to which he wrote horn arrangements and played trombone and sang backup. Ric has also taught high school music in Long Island, NY and continues to pass on his musicianship principles to the next generation in private instruction to middle school and high school prospects throughout the Bay Area in California.

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    • 36 min
    Gospel Music B3 Guru | Ralph T. Lofton EP. 148

    Gospel Music B3 Guru | Ralph T. Lofton EP. 148

    Ralph played the Hammond organ/keyboards for Bobby Jones Gospel on Black Entertainment Television for twelve years and toured with Bebe and Cece Winans. With over 300 project appearances to his credit, Ralph’s career has taken him all over the world and has afforded him the opportunity to accompany numerous artists including the late Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, the late Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, and the late Walter Hawkins. He has graced the stage with both the Nashville and the Memphis Symphony Orchestras and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, the Arsenio Hall Show, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, and the Pat Sajac Show. He currently is an organist for Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Kirk Whalum and Grammy Nominated-Stellar Award Winning Contemporary Quartet, The Williams Brothers.

    Ralph is the owner and founder of Raph’Ton Music Enterprizes (a BMI affiliate) which houses three publishing entities, a record label, a consulting firm, and a future school of the arts. As an Indi Inspirational Instrumentalist, Ralph has produced six of his own CD projects and an instructional DVD. He has also produced several gospel artists; from which he has garnered two Dove nominations and a Stellar Award nomination for his work with the Quiet Time Players. He has two gold records and many citations to his credit and one of his musical compositions has been featured as the theme music for the Stellar Awards.

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    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Three Truths and a Chord ,

Fantastic podcast!

Nomad is a gem- very generous with his accumulated wisdom. He’s the real deal, and this podcast is essential listening for anyone sailing the shark-infested waters of the music business. Check it out!

tallbassist ,

Amazing podcast!

Loved being a guest on the podcast and have listened to many other episodes and learned so much! Very informative! Excellent resource for information and very entertaining

Scmaria ,

The Professional’s Professional

If you are just starting out or a seasoned musician in the business, this is your one stop to make on your journey to becoming a serious professional musician.

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