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Ep. 105: What are the top three skills desired by corporate recruiters, and why are they found in musicians? When should musicians consider a day job in the business world? With Christopher Caliendo

Based on market trends, your best new hire is highly likely to be a musician. We discuss the core creative and soft skills musicians bring to the marketplace; when and why musicians should consider a pivot to business; and how to find a job that will help you actualize a sustainable lifestyle, work-life balance, AND your artistic goals.

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. 93: What happens when you combine space exploration & music? Bonus: The first space-earth duet! with Laurie Orth

Musician and space enthusiast Laurie Orth discovered the answer to this question serendipitously! Following her own passions and her students’ interests led Laurie to combine two STEAM disciplines, space exploration and music. The result produced learning greater than the sum of its parts, and blasted doors wide open to a new universe of connections and opportunities. Laurie shares some of her favorite resources, and discusses all things music-and-space – including what musical instruments are in the International Space Station, and what musician-astronauts play them.

Ep.89: Predicting musical hits with the mathematics of music, with Music Xray’s Mike McCready

Analysis of a song’s mathematical structure has led to technology called Hit Song Science (HSS). This science makes it possible to predict a new song’s hit potential – AND has revolutionized the opportunities available to musicians. We discuss music’s structural components, and how songs’ mathematical relationships can predict commercial potential, level the playing field for musicians, connect musicians and fans, and match music industry professionals with the musicians they need.

Ep. 80: How do Rihanna and other artists get paid for their concerts or recorded performances? With Songtrust’s Anna Bond

Performing artists are often the ones with the big name and face recognition, like Rihanna; but if someone else wrote the songs they’re singing, they’re not earning publishing royalties from their own performances. So how do these artists get paid for their performances? We discuss performing artists’ various revenue streams, and how they are evolving in a pandemic.

Ep. 79: Holistic health, wellness, and musicianship; with Austin Pancner

Our everyday movements and habits affect both our overall wellness AND our musicianship. Athletic and musical performers have much in common, including a susceptibility to repetitive use injuries, and physical performances that are highly affected by what’s going on between our ears – our mental and emotional states. Founder and CEO of The Functional Musician, Austin Pancner is passionate about empowering musicians to overcome and prevent tension, pain, and injury; and achieve optimal wellbeing in the process.