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Ep. 110: How are album covers created – and why is some of the art so bizarre?! With Darin Leach

The form that the “album” has taken has evolved over the decades: we’ve had vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs, digital downloads. Through all these iterations, one constant has been the cover art. Even on our digital downloads and streams, we still get to view the cover art on our device when a song is playing. Today’s episode is going to solve one of the mysteries of the universe – Why are some of these album covers so bizarre?!

Ep. 109: How can I enhance my next dinner party with music? With Chef Arlene Coco

Music and food are two things that everyone loves, and that consistently bring people together! Thoughtful music playlists can enhance the dinner party experience for everyone involved, from prep to party to cleanup. Ambassador of Entertaining Arlene Coco discusses playlist selections, her go-to party musicians, and trends in the food world.

Ep. 99: #HowDoesThatWork: Behind the scenes of professional boxing entrance music, with Adam Gallenberg, PhD, LP

Sport Psychologist, musician, and USA Boxing certified coach Adam Gallenberg takes us behind the curtain of the boxing ring walk. We discuss how entrance music is selected; the meaning it has for athletes; and its psychological implications.

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. 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.