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The Powered By Rock podcast hosted by Isaac Kuhlman was created to help showcase the best independent and DIY rock musicians in the world, and to pass on to future generations the rock music that has inspired fans around the world for decades.

Hear the true stories of rock bands and their life experiences directly from the source while digging deeper into music theory. We talk about rock music like no other show you’ve ever heard all while cracking some jokes and having a good time. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support

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The Powered By Rock podcast hosted by Isaac Kuhlman was created to help showcase the best independent and DIY rock musicians in the world, and to pass on to future generations the rock music that has inspired fans around the world for decades.

Hear the true stories of rock bands and their life experiences directly from the source while digging deeper into music theory. We talk about rock music like no other show you’ve ever heard all while cracking some jokes and having a good time. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support

    The 9 Best Rock Songs, Best Rock Artists & Biggest Rock Comeback of 2023

    The 9 Best Rock Songs, Best Rock Artists & Biggest Rock Comeback of 2023

    In this riveting episode of the Powered By Rock Podcast, Isaac Kuhlman dives deep into the ever-evolving landscape of rock music, showcasing the best that 2023 had to offer.

    This episode is a goldmine for rock music aficionados seeking fresh tunes and for those lamenting the supposed "good old days" when music was at its peak.

    Kuhlman meticulously dissects the top songs, breakout artists, and comeback stories that left a mark on the music industry in 2023.

    Isaac kicks off the episode by shining the spotlight on new artists such as Magazine Beach and their captivating album "Constant Springtime."

    He navigates us through the soundscapes of diverse genres, from punk to power pop, heralding the emergence of bands like the Codefendants and Grave Secrets.

    Reflecting on the genre's greatest comebacks, he praises the monumental returns of bands like Portugal. The Man, Diesel Boy, and Blink 182, whose resilience and creativity left fans in awe.

    With a balanced blend of nostalgia and novelty, the episode creates a vivid collage of rock music's recent innovations and blasts from the past.

    The episode is packed with commentary on musical masterpieces, discussions of the deeper meanings behind the lyrics, and personal anecdotes that highlight the interplay between music and life.

    From the energetic riff of "Quarter Life Crisis" by Fat Heaven to the reflective "One More Time" by Blink 182, Kuhlman's selection encompasses the full emotional spectrum.



    Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



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    If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠⁠

    You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Resources from this Episode:

    Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - ⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Y6FmZuETy4LeKAfcm0vYA?si=fe2e97a639c040bd⁠⁠



    Chapters:

    00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Best Rock Songs and Artists of 2023 Intro

    00:47 - Best New Rock Artists of 2023 - Magazine Beach, Codefendants, Militarie Gun, Grave Secrets

    03:38 - Breakthrough Rock Artists of 2023 - Fat Heaven, Mercy Music, Militarie Gun, Hot Mulligan, Wicked Bears

    05:15 - Best Rock Comebacks of 2023 - Portugal. The Man, Diesel Boy, The Hives, Foo Fighters, Blink-182

    12:17 - The 9 Best Rock Songs of 2023

    12:45 - "Soothe" by Decent Criminal

    13:43 - "Waterboy" by Pure Sport

    15:29 - "Lucky" by Wicked Bears

    16:07 - "Suicide by Pigs" by Codefendants

    17:36 - "Quarter Life Crisis" by Fat Heaven

    18:18 - "Mood Ring" by Grave Secrets

    19:16 - "Countdown to Shutdown" by The Hives

    20:10 - "Suddenly" by Mercy Music

    21:12 - "Nootmare (K.I.L.L.I.n.G.) [Meow!]" by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets


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    • 24 min
    The 7 Best Punk Rock Albums of 2023, What I Picked As My Favorite, and Why You Should Listen to Them All

    The 7 Best Punk Rock Albums of 2023, What I Picked As My Favorite, and Why You Should Listen to Them All

    Episode Summary:

    In this gripping episode, Isaac Kuhlman takes us on a personal journey through his musical evolution, from his early influences in classic rock and grunge to his passionate discovery of punk music. He establishes the significance of punk in shaping his identity and provides an exclusive look into the top punk albums of 2023, sharing insights that resonate with both punk aficionados and newcomers to the genre.

    Drawing from a diverse array of punk sub-genres, Isaac spotlights a mix of established bands and emerging artists that have defined the punk scene in 2023.

    With a keen analytical eye, he dissects each album's distinct elements, showcases the creative songwriting, and praises the communal ethos embedded within the music.

    The episode delves into the connection between the music and the listener's personal experience, making it relatable to a broader audience seeking authenticity in art.


    Punk music has been a significant influence in shaping Isaac Kuhlman's musical taste, providing a sense of community, rebellion, and self-expression.
    The top punk albums of 2023 range from well-known bands to indie groups, offering a fresh perspective on the punk genre.
    Wicked Bears' album "Underwater" is Isaac's top punk album pick for 2023, admired for its dark humor, catchy pop elements, and relatability.
    Isaac's album reviews are introspective, noting personal connections and experiences mirrored in the music.
    Discussions of the albums include considerations of the artists' backgrounds, lyrical content, and the sociopolitical commentary embedded in the music.



    Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠



    You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Resources from this Episode:

    Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - ⁠https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Y6FmZuETy4LeKAfcm0vYA?si=fe2e97a639c040bd⁠

    Interview with Sam King from Codefendants about Debut Album This Is Crime Wave - https://youtu.be/WohdAyA9BrM?si=K2UdlAMiooy2BkJS



    Chapters:

    00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Top Punk Albums of 2023 Intro

    01:47 - Underwater by Wicked Bears

    03:31 - Life Under The Gun by Militarie Gun

    04:49 - This Is Crime Wave by Codefendants

    07:18 - Trash Life by Fat Heaven

    09:06 - One More Time by Blink-182

    11:46 - Local Support by Rebuilder

    13:17 - What You Stand to Lose by Mercy Music

    14:40 - And The Powered By Rock choice for the Best Punk Album of 2023 is...


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    • 18 min
    Celebrating One Year of The Punk Rock Museum with Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake / The Inevitables)

    Celebrating One Year of The Punk Rock Museum with Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake / The Inevitables)

    About the Guest(s):
    Vinnie Fiorello is a key figure in punk music's history and evolution. As a co-founding member of the ska-punk band Less Than Jake, Vinnie has left an indelible mark on the music scene.
    His contributions extend beyond performing; he co-founded the influential record label Fueled By Ramen, which has been instrumental in the careers of multiple acclaimed bands.
    Adding to his impressive résumé, Vinnie has also been a driving force behind the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, integrating his deep connection with punk culture into a tangible experience for fans and enthusiasts.
    Episode Summary:
    In this vibrant exchange with Vinnie Fiorello, we plunge into the nostalgic waves of punk's past and the dynamic present of punk culture. Isaac Kuhlman reminisces about the transformative power of punk music, specifically the iconic moments with Less Than Jake that bridged inner-city punk to the suburbs.
    As we fast forward to the present, Vinnie takes us behind the scenes of the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, which is on the cusp of marking its one-year anniversary. The conversation is a riveting journey through the origins of the museum, exciting exhibits, and the upcoming celebration event.
    The museum's guided tours allow visitors to immerse themselves in the stories told by punk legends, bringing the genre's history to life.
    Vinnie shares anecdotes of how the museum's artifacts were sourced, including high-profile donations, which allow fans to interact with the instruments of their punk heroes.
    The anniversary event includes a concert headlined by The Vandals, with a rich lineup of punk acts and a free day at the museum.
    Additionally, Vinnie touches on his continued creative expression through his current band, The Inevitables, and tattoo art, illustrating his enduring passion for punk culture.
    Key Takeaways:

    Vinnie Fiorello co-founded Less Than Jake and the groundbreaking label Fueled By Ramen, and plays a crucial role in the Punk Rock Museum.
    The Punk Rock Museum is a curated experience of punk history, housing priceless artifacts and offering an interactive journey through the genre.
    Scheduled to celebrate its first anniversary on April 1st, 2024, the museum hosts a special concert with legendary and emerging punk bands.
    Vinnie's current musical project, The Inevitables, is on hold amidst his busy schedule but promises a future release.
    Despite challenges and initial rejections, Vinnie emphasizes the importance of persisting and embracing the DIY spirit central to punk ethos.


    Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠
    You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Resources from this Episode:
    The Punk Rock Museum's ⁠Website - https://www.thepunkrockmuseum.com/

    Chapters:
    00:00 - Intro
    01:10 - How did The Punk Rock Museum come about & what was Vinnie
    16:40 - What cool shit will be going on for the one-year anniversary celebration of The Punk Rock Museum?
    20:47 - How did Vinnie get involved in tattoos, graphic design & helping to get the tattoo shop in the Punk Rock Museum?
    27:04 - When will the new album from The Inevitables come out?

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    • 34 min
    Discover the 7 Best Rock Albums of 2023 & Why You Should Listen to All of Them

    Discover the 7 Best Rock Albums of 2023 & Why You Should Listen to All of Them

    The Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List of 2023's Top 7 Rock Albums of the Year.


    Episode Summary:

    In this engaging episode of Isaac Kuhlman's podcast, the host delves into the pulsating world of rock music, presenting his much-anticipated breakdown of the best rock albums of 2023.

    With an infectious enthusiasm for discovering under-the-radar tunes, Isaac expertly curates a list that steps away from mainstream soundtracks and digs into the heart of what makes rock music truly exhilarating.

    This episode is a treasure trove for rock enthusiasts and anyone seeking fresh, high-octane musical experiences.

    Isaac Kuhlman provides a personalized commentary on each album, weaving his experiences and connections with the music.

    From the split personality of "There's More To It Than Climbing" by Decent Criminal to the emotional depth of Grave Secrets' debut, Isaac showcases the diversity and evolution of rock.

    He expertly touches on the compelling stories behind the music, such as Vinnie Morales's background influencing Grave Secrets' lyrics, further enriching the listening experience.

    With a finger on the pulse of the indie scene, Isaac's insightful analysis covers a spectrum spanning from Philly's Magazine Beach to the Aussie beats of the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets.


    Isaac Kuhlman shares his curated list of top rock albums of 2023, focusing on less mainstream, yet outstanding music in the rock genre.
    The versatility and depth of the music from artists like Decent Criminal, Grave Secrets, and Magazine Beach are spotlighted, demonstrating a blend of rock styles and emotive lyrics.
    The balance between radio-friendly tracks from bands like White Reaper and Hot Mulligan, along with critically acclaimed but less known bands, illustrates the array of talent in the rock scene.
    Isaac's personal favorite and top album of the year is "The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons" by The Hives, selected for its timeless quality and standout tracks.
    A sense of regret is expressed as Psychedelic Porn Crumpets come in close with their album "Franzoli," marking the second time they've been the runner-up in The Powered By Rock Podcast's annual picks.



    Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠⁠

    Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99



    You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Resources from this Episode:

    Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Y6FmZuETy4LeKAfcm0vYA?si=fe2e97a639c040bd

    Interview with Vinny from Grave Secrets about Debut Album Til Your Lungs Fall Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6A6p9Rv8I4



    Chapters:

    00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Top Rock Albums of 2023 Intro

    00:44 - There's More to It Than Climbing by Decent Criminal

    04:47 - Constant Springtime by Magazine Beach

    06:50 - Why Would I Watch by Hot Mulligan

    09:34 - Asking for a Ride by White Reaper

    11:45 - The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons by The Hives

    13:52 - Fronzoli by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

    16:13 - And The Powered By Rock choice for the Best Rock Album of 2023 is...


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    • 19 min
    Straddling the Line Between Dark Artist and Happy Family Man with Miguel Ferreira of Canadian Band Northpark

    Straddling the Line Between Dark Artist and Happy Family Man with Miguel Ferreira of Canadian Band Northpark

    About the Guest(s):

    Miguel Ferreira is the guest from the Canadian-based pop punk emo band, Northpark. Coming from various musical backgrounds, including R&B, hip hop, and hardcore, Miguel and his bandmates have converged to form Northpark, who began their journey under this new moniker in 2022.

    Miguel is a multifaceted musician who has been involved in multiple bands throughout his career. With Northpark, Miguel and the band have released their debut album "Wasteland," which features nine tracks filled with emotive themes and punk energy.

    Episode Summary:

    In this episode of the Powered by Rock podcast, host Isaac Kuhlman engages with Miguel Ferreira, the frontman of Northpark, to delve into the inception of their band, their debut album Wasteland, and their newest single "Ink."

    Listeners are treated to a behind-the-scenes look into the band's creative process, personal anecdotes, and the vision they aim to bring to life through their music.

    The conversation kicks off with the backstory of how Northpark was formed, shedding light on the band's evolution and their journey to releasing a vinyl record of their album Wasteland.

    Miguel shares intimate details about the inspiration behind their songs, grappling with personal emotions, and the thematic focus on the complexities of relationships. He also discusses the significance of their band name, its deep roots in his childhood experiences, and the importance of his own musical influences that span across various genres.

    Key Takeaways:


    North Park is fronted by Miguel Ferreira and originated as a pop punk band shaped by personal experiences and various musical influences.
    Their debut album Wasteland explores themes of romance, depression, and introspection.
    Miguel opens up about how personal hardships have influenced his songwriting, offering an outlet for emotions that may otherwise impact his family life.
    The new single "Ink" reflects on taking control over one's life and emotions through the metaphorical power of songwriting.
    Future plans for Northpark include a reimagined version of their song "Teal," a full band recording, managing new vinyl production, and a tour with Cleveland Avenue.

    Notable Quotes:


    "It's important to be open with your lyrics and not be scared to say too much, almost." - Miguel on songwriting.
    "It's like one of those things where nobody can come down there and help you, because then they're going to be in the same boat as you." - Miguel discussing the meaning behind the song "Wasteland."

    Resources:

    Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠

    Northpark's Links - ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/northpark.band/
    ⁠⁠"Ink" rebroadcast with full consent of Northpark

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    • 50 min
    Grave Secrets - A Rising L.A. Rock Band - Discusses Their Debut Album Til Your Lungs Fall Out

    Grave Secrets - A Rising L.A. Rock Band - Discusses Their Debut Album Til Your Lungs Fall Out

    About The Guest(s): Vinny Morales is a member of the LA rock band Grave Secrets. He is the singer, guitarist and the main songwriter for the band.



    Summary: Isaac Kuhlman interviews Vinny Morales of Grave Secrets to talk about their debut Til Your Lungs Fall Out and dig into the personal history and pain behind the songs. They also discuss the band's upcoming shows, including Vinny hinting at a VERY big show in April. Vinny also shares his plans for an album release show and an acoustic EP, and they discuss the importance of pre-sales and strategic song releases. Vinny recommends checking out the band Militarie Gun.



    Key Takeaways:


    Check out Grave Secrets' new album Til Your Lungs Fall Out
    Grave Secrets has a big show coming up in April at a large venue.
    The band is planning an album release show and considering a smaller, intimate show for dedicated fans.
    Vinny is already working on new music and has about 15 songs written.
    The band plans to release an acoustic EP and explore different ways to engage with their audience.



    Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock

    Grave Secrets' Links - https://linktr.ee/gravesecrets
    "Mood Ring" rebroadcast with full consent of Grave Secrets


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    ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

     

    00:00 - The Powered By Rock Podcast Intro

    00:43 - Talking about the formation, the growth, and the songs behind Grave Secrets and their debut album Til Your Lungs Fall Out

    0:02:04 - How Grave Secrets formed as a band

    0:03:09 - Influences for Grave Secrets' sound

    0:09:13 - The importance of diverse musical influences

    0:10:42 - The avoidance of whiny vocals in Grave Secrets' music

    0:12:34 - "Mood Ring" inspired by a conversation with a girlfriend

    0:14:03 - Collaborating with Alex Estrada to refine "Mood Ring"

    0:15:27 - "Mood Ring" has the potential to be a radio hit

    0:18:08 - Advice to young bands: focus on music while young

    0:20:05 - "F**k Shit Up" is about hating pretentious and fake people in LA

    0:21:16 - Hate towards war and the lack of love in the world, hypocrisy of religions, governments

    0:26:13 - "Distant" as a special song, inspiration from other bands

    0:30:13 - Musicians need to self-promote, change in the music industry

    0:31:34 - Self-promotion as a sign of humility, vulnerability in music

    0:33:49 - "No One to Hear You" is about the suicide of the Vinny's father's twin brother

    0:37:03 - Guilt and complexity of the father-son relationship

    0:38:49 - Vulnerability and the power of sharing personal stories

    0:39:43 - Playing "Mood Ring" during the break

    0:42:49 - Animal representation of Grave Secrets' music

    0:43:57 - Exploring film or editing as a creative project

    0:45:06 - Friends being "vermin" in LA

    0:45:45 - Discussion about planning a national tour with two supporting bands

    0:46:38 - Choice between watching a boxing match or an alien autopsy

    0:47:51 - Naming four influential musicians for personal Mount Rushmore

    0:52:53 - Teasing a big show in April and plans for an album release show

    0:55:58 - Potential new listeners in Phoenix and Las Vegas

    0:57:40 - Importance of getting presale tickets for events

    1:00:06 - Writing new songs and collaborative process

    1:02:13 - Not every song needs to be released, consider bonus tracks

    1:03:22 - Using bonus tracks for physical

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