25 episodes

Emmy Award winning composer, multi-platinum music producer, USC mindfulness teacher and author Richard "Wolfie" Wolf invites us to take a deep look at the special relationship between the worlds of music, meditation and mindfulness.“Wolf In Tune” shows how these connections can help musicians and music fans alike fend off the “Four Horseman of the Musical Apocalypse”: anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide. Wolf interviews artists, musicians, music executives, and mindfulness experts to discuss helpful coping mechanisms for high-stress lifestyles and how music can be a bridge to a more expansive awareness and a more harmonious way of life.

Wolf In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness Richard "Wolfie" Wolf

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Emmy Award winning composer, multi-platinum music producer, USC mindfulness teacher and author Richard "Wolfie" Wolf invites us to take a deep look at the special relationship between the worlds of music, meditation and mindfulness.“Wolf In Tune” shows how these connections can help musicians and music fans alike fend off the “Four Horseman of the Musical Apocalypse”: anxiety, depression, addiction and suicide. Wolf interviews artists, musicians, music executives, and mindfulness experts to discuss helpful coping mechanisms for high-stress lifestyles and how music can be a bridge to a more expansive awareness and a more harmonious way of life.

    #25 - Panic In The Green Room - Jenna Andrews

    #25 - Panic In The Green Room - Jenna Andrews

    In this episode we talk with Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, vocal + executive producer, Jenna Andrews. Jenna is known for her work with Drake, BTS, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J, Little Mix, Max Martin and so many more. Jenna has also done A+R work for rising stars like Noah Cyrus, Lennon Stella and Benee. She has her own podcast about mental health in the music industry, The Green Room Talks. In this episode, Jenna and Richard dive into both the mental health and business aspects of working in the music industry. Jenna discusses artist development, the unique role of a vocal producer, and shares some valuable advice for aspiring songwriters and artists. She and Richard also share stories of panic attacks, the unique stressors of being a creative, and coping strategies for anxiety.
     
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    https://www.richardwolf.net/
     
    Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 
    https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #24 - Rock to Recovery - Dr. Constance Scharff

    #24 - Rock to Recovery - Dr. Constance Scharff

    In this episode we talk with Constance Scharff, PhD; the Science Research Chair for Rock to Recovery, a non-profit supporting addiction recovery and mental health through music. Her research centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes among veterans, addicts and the mentally ill. Richard and Dr. Scharff talk about how her personal journey in recovery and mental health fuels her work, the unique benefits of music on the brain, mindfulness and breathwork in the recovery process, self-expression, positive mantras, and the relationship between sound and silence.
     
    https://rocktorecovery.org/
     
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    https://www.richardwolf.net/
     
    Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 
    https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

    • 58 min
    #23 - Zen and the Art of the DJ - Ned Shepard

    #23 - Zen and the Art of the DJ - Ned Shepard

    Ned Shepard is a Grammy nominated songwriter, producer, DJ and remixer. As one-half of the duo Sultan + Shepard, he has co-written songs for David Guetta, Tegan & Sara, and Tiesto and remixed songs for Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Robyn and others. He has performed at festivals around the world including Tomorrowland, Ultra and EDC. In this episode, Richard and Ned discuss performance anxiety, the Zen of DJ'ing, touring across the world, club culture, and the connections between music and meditation.
    Sultan + Shepard’s next album “Something, Everything” will be out March 12th.
    @sultanshepard
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    Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 
    https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #22 - Seeing Sounds: Bonus Guided Meditation

    #22 - Seeing Sounds: Bonus Guided Meditation

    Tune into the art of deep listening with a special bonus guided meditation perfect for the musically minded.
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    https://www.richardwolf.net/
    Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 
    https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm

    • 9 min
    #21 - Miley, Rhianna and Kriya Yoga in the Mix - Xandy Barry

    #21 - Miley, Rhianna and Kriya Yoga in the Mix - Xandy Barry

    Xandy Barry is an award winning multi-platinum songwriter and producer who has collaborated with artists including Miley Cyrus, Lil Wayne, Baby E, Norah Jones, Rihanna, Zella Day, Family of The Year, Bon Iver, Creeper, Slash and many others.  He is the co-owner of WAX LTD, an independent record label, and co-owner of AUDIO WAX a joint venture with Universal Music, providing curated music for film and television across the globe. In this episode Xandy shares some highlight stories of artists he’s worked with, his take on the art and business of developing an artist, and mental health tips for music professionals. We also explore Xandy’s meditation practice, nothingness, the connections between music and mindfulness and how both practices support each other. 
     
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    https://www.richardwolf.net/
    Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 
    https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #20 - All the Ways MusiCares - Erica Krusen

    #20 - All the Ways MusiCares - Erica Krusen

    Erica Krusen is the Senior Director at MusiCares and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology.  She is a co-founder of CoreAdvantage, a global consulting group that promotes health and wellness in the entertainment business, serves as a Board of Director for Rock to Recovery and has presented workshops and panels on a range of topics addressing mental health. In this episode Erica and Richard talk about what MusiCares does, who they help, what kind of assistance they provide, and how they’re supporting music professionals through the COVID-19 crisis. They also discuss self care, mental health trends within the music industry, the importance of pausing, and her unique approach to meditation.
    Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @WolfInTune 
    https://www.richardwolf.net/
    Read "In Tune: Music As The Bridge To Mindfulness" 
    https://tinyurl.com/tz67aqm 

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

SEANNE N. MURRAY ,

Absolutely Extraordinary!

I will recommend to all. Thank you!! 💜💜

Flemish Flutist ,

Form musician's perspective

Especially enjoy hearing about how mindfulness has worked in the life of musicians, some who were addicts and some who have been successful.

Chasekmusic ,

A great listen!

Loving the guests so far, can’t wait to hear more. Highly recommended!

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