15 episodes

Are you creating new ways of performing, teaching, and reaching your audience? Then you're my people.

My guests are bringing music into the 21st century and beyond. They're the people who understand that live music won't survive if it clings to business models from a previous century.

I created this podcast to help you to reinvent yourself and expand your own horizons. Take the information, mull it over, and come up with your own way to bring your art to the world. Because it's time to face the music.

Thanks for listening!

Chris @ Honesty Pill

The Honesty Pill Podcast Christopher Still

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Are you creating new ways of performing, teaching, and reaching your audience? Then you're my people.

My guests are bringing music into the 21st century and beyond. They're the people who understand that live music won't survive if it clings to business models from a previous century.

I created this podcast to help you to reinvent yourself and expand your own horizons. Take the information, mull it over, and come up with your own way to bring your art to the world. Because it's time to face the music.

Thanks for listening!

Chris @ Honesty Pill

    Ep. 15 Maren Montalbano: singer, business coach and writer.

    Ep. 15 Maren Montalbano: singer, business coach and writer.

    My guest today is opera singer, business coach, and writer, Maren Montalbano.

    When live performances disappeared during the pandemic, Maren turned her focus to the online world: writing, producing, and premiering a one-woman show called The Bodice Ripper Project as an interactive digital performance at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 14 Jennifer Rosenfeld: Business Coach, leading arts entrepreneurship educator and speaker.

    Ep. 14 Jennifer Rosenfeld: Business Coach, leading arts entrepreneurship educator and speaker.

    My guest today is Business coach Jennifer Rosenfeld, and if you're a fan of this podcast you probably already know who she is.

    Jennifer works with top musicians to create profitable and impactful online education businesses that enable her clients to win back their time and pursue their dream creative projects.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 13 Alexandra Gardner: Composer, Coach, and Course Creator

    Ep. 13 Alexandra Gardner: Composer, Coach, and Course Creator

    My guest today is course creator and composer Alexandra Garner, who actually never intended to work in music at all.

    Alex talks about her compositional process, combining electronic and acoustic instruments, and crushes yet another Honesty Pill game show!

    It wasn’t until she enrolled in an electronic music class during her freshman year of college, that she realized she could make her own sounds from scratch and combine them into anything she wanted.

    • 45 min
    Ep. 12 Dr. Fabiana Claure of the Musician's Profit Umbrella joins the show today!

    Ep. 12 Dr. Fabiana Claure of the Musician's Profit Umbrella joins the show today!

    My guest today is Dr. Fabiana Claure of the University of North Texas and creator of the Musician’s Profit Umbrella.

    By the way if you’re wondering how to balance artistic, professional, and personal pursuits like raising a family, creating and run several businesses all while being a powerful advocate for women entrepreneurs, keep listening, because Fabiana has got it totally figured out.

    I hope you enjoy this conversation with the amazing Dr. Fabiana Claure.

    • 50 min
    Ep 11: Ellen Allard is an award-winning recording artist, performer and children’s music specialist

    Ep 11: Ellen Allard is an award-winning recording artist, performer and children’s music specialist

    My guest today is an award-winning recording artist, performer and children’s music specialist Ellen Allard.

    We cover a lot of ground in this one, including Ellen’s awesome presentation advice about staying flexible in the moment and not being afraid to let go of the script. So basically if anyone out there is talking or teaching or connecting with an audience, your going to want to hear this.

    • 55 min
    Ep. 10 Jazz bassist Danny Ziemann takes it down an octave on the show today

    Ep. 10 Jazz bassist Danny Ziemann takes it down an octave on the show today

    My guest today is a world renowned musician, course creator and author of a series of books from the acclaimed “Low Down Publishing” company, jazz bassist Danny Ziemann in the studio today.

    We’re going to talk about how his bass playing took him from living in the freezing cold tundra that is northern New York, to living all the way, in the freezing cold tundra that is Vienna, Austria.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Ellen Allard ,

Consistently Stellar Podcast

Christopher Still does a consistently stellar job of interviewing the most interesting guests on his Honesty Pill Podcast. I find myself wanting to take lots of notes when I’m listening (which is often while power walking or driving!) and wanting to learn more about each guest. Thank you, Chris, for supporting these important musicians and sharing the conversations.

amaraviolin ,

Very encouraging

It’s so encouraging to be able to relate to musicians that have dream jobs - that they also do the self work and face challenges like I do.

jennc42 ,

Definitely worth a listen

Chris brings in great guests and shares valuable information. If you’re a musician who wants to do things differently, you’ll want to listen to this podcast.

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