25 episodes

The Creative Kind helps you learn from successful professionals about what it takes to run a business, grow an audience, and increase your income. With each new episode, you’ll hear marketing strategies and business tips to implement right away. We’ll learn about the highs and lows of running a creative business in order to become better entrepreneurs and build profitable distribution channels.

The Creative Kind Podcast Alex Leonard

    • Arts

The Creative Kind helps you learn from successful professionals about what it takes to run a business, grow an audience, and increase your income. With each new episode, you’ll hear marketing strategies and business tips to implement right away. We’ll learn about the highs and lows of running a creative business in order to become better entrepreneurs and build profitable distribution channels.

    Why a Human Touch is so Important in Mixing and Mastering with Alex Emrich

    Why a Human Touch is so Important in Mixing and Mastering with Alex Emrich

    Alex Emrich is a creative mixing and mastering freelancer that has found his true calling in the Music Industry and Arts World. We discuss the benefits of having a real person review your music as well as the place of AI in the future. It's a really interesting episode that dives deep into the topic of mixing music, how Alex got started, and where he sees the sector going next. I hope you enjoy episode 4 of season 2, following creative entertainers. 

    • 41 min
    The Passionate Art of DJing with Death Lotus

    The Passionate Art of DJing with Death Lotus

    Death Lotus is a super group made up of Purple Lotus and Iniquity. These two together bring a unique sound to the bass world with their original DJ sets. Purple Lotus plays trippy music with a hint of global influence to bring her style together. Iniquity is known for his dark bass-heavy sets that are a perfect way to start one's evening. Formerly known as VLI, Iniquity brings a darker flavour to his music. Death Lotus is a blend of trippy dark bass-house, combing their unqiue approach to music. 


    I had the pleasure of speaking with both artists to learn more about their creative process, how they're dealing with COVID-19, and some of their musical influences. Enjoy!

    • 28 min
    Lunar Rotations with Zahra Habib on 94.9FM

    Lunar Rotations with Zahra Habib on 94.9FM

    Zahra Habib (aka Brown Skin Lady) is an award-winning DJ, host, and community organizer who is dedicated to creating and implementing ever-expanding visions for London’s artistic landscape. She’s also the Program Director at London’s most sought-after community radio station, 94.9 FM Radio Western. 

    Connecting and uplifting people through music has become one of Zahra’s guiding principles. Through live and online events, and her weekly radio show Lunar Rotations, Zahra loves to create spaces for people of all walks of life to connect, be, and experience joy with others and with themselves. She has worked closely with the City of London, grassroots organizations, arts and cultural institutions, and individual local organizers to expand and elevate the musical, cultural, and creative scene in London and beyond.

    It was a real pleasure to have Zahra on the podcast, I hope others enjoy the episode!

    • 56 min
    Photography, Entrepreneurship, and Philosophy with Sebastian Furtado

    Photography, Entrepreneurship, and Philosophy with Sebastian Furtado

    Sebastian Furtado is a Montréal-based photographer and videographer. He shoots a bit of everything but is most passionate about wildlife, landscape, and astrophotography. If you want to reach him, he’s most active on Instagram @seb.furtado.

    I know Seb from studying philosophy together at Concordia University and have been super impressed with his astrophotography and the work he's done with big brands in Montreal. It was a pleasure to reconnect with him and I think other creators, especially those in the film and photo world, are really going to appreciate this episode. Enjoy!

    • 36 min
    Crowdfunding Your Business Idea on Ulule with Eleni Stefanopoulos

    Crowdfunding Your Business Idea on Ulule with Eleni Stefanopoulos

    Ulule is the largest certified B-Corp crowdfunding company of its kind and we put the spotlight on women entrepreneurship and positive impact projects.

    Currently, Ulule is working on its #SpreadGood program; a 4 month COVID-19 relief program that they have created in collaboration with Bank of the West. It is a completely digital initiative that hosts over 30 field experts and 20 boss women small business owners and it’s packed with workshops and webinars to help business owners develop the knowledge and skillsets they need to overcome the effects of the pandemic.

    Best of all it's totally FREE to register! Enjoy my podcast with the head of the curation, Eleni Stefanopoulous as we discuss why one might consider starting a crowd funder and how to successfully manage it to grow. I certainly learned a lot about the crowd funding experience and how Ulule is helping small businesses and entrepreneurs!

    • 28 min
    Behind the Scenes of Music Production with Asante

    Behind the Scenes of Music Production with Asante

    Asante is a Canadian artist from Toronto Canada, who creates music using catchy melodies to energetic hip hop/R&B beats. He started his music journey in the summer of 2018. Asante has always aimed to tell a story through his music. He shares relatable stories that connect him to his listeners. Asante has performed all over Western University (London, ON), around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and at different venues such as the hip-hop supermarket in Toronto.   

    His drive and passion for music grow every day. Asante aims to one day be known as the “King of Melodies”, and WILL accomplish that goal. 

    2020 has been an explosive new chapter for Asante as he has leveled up the production of his music.

    It was a job having Asante as the next guest, enjoy the episode! 

    • 31 min

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