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.
#154: Scott Page | Pink Floyd to NFTs
Scott Page of Pink Floyd shares how he evolved from Career Musician to Career Businessman!
#153: Henry Donahue | Save The Music
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.
#152: X. ARI | WisdoManiaFest
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.
#151: Nomad | Diversify Or Die
ETHOS | The Career Musician’s Code approaches the music career with a unique philosophy and provides concrete career insights from Career Musician “Lifer”, NOMAD.
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:
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.
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#150: Leslie Odom Jr. | Tony Award Winning Career Musician
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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#149: Ric Feliciano | Mighty Bone
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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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
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