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Ep. 97: What are NFTs and what do they mean for the world of music, musicians, and fans? with Ari Herstand

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are virtual original art, just as bitcoin is virtual currency. Musicians have made millions in recent NFT sales, and unlike most revenue streams, an artist’s NFT sales potential is not necessarily tied to the size of their fan base. What exactly are these collectibles-of-the-future, and why should they matter to musicians and their fans?

Ep. 94: The new portal to Nashville songwriters, with Michael Blanton; Bonus: Coolest. Bachelorette Party. Ever.

Nashville is known for its incredible musical and songwriting talent. But few people have had direct access to working with that talent… until now. Songwriting University now provides a digital portal for anyone worldwide to learn from and work with top songwriters in the industry. Whether you want to create an original song for your wedding, are exploring a career in music, or are looking for a coach/mentor, Songwriting U connects you with the best in the business.

Ep. 85: Smule – Connecting the World Through Music, with CEO Jeff Smith, PhD

You can make music with others anytime, anyplace, and with anyone (including Ed Sheeran and Disney’s Maui the demigod!) thanks to an app that has a really unique way of bringing the world together thru the medium of music. Smule encourages people to create, not just consume, music – and to create music together. Smule co-founder and CEO Jeff Smith explains how music is the original social network.

Ep. 68: Advocating for justice with music, and cultivating creativity for the common good; with Sara Groves

Singer/songwriter Sara Groves describes how her Christian faith informs her advocacy for justice, community-building, and cultivation of creativity for the common good. Through nurturing a creative community of people who learn, grow, and create together, Sara believes good things result for us all – including our world’s most vulnerable – and point people toward the same things that Jesus is interested in.